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The Void -

Those interested in Variety, Music Hall and comedy & performance history may like this site. It's compiled by comedian, actor, juggler, and one-time BJC Old Skool panellist Andre Vincent. It seems to be somewhat a work in progress, and has a distinct UK slant, but an interesting read nonetheless.


Jeff Wardlaw -

Introduction: Jeff

Hi, Jeff here. I like long walks on the beach and throwing stuff at other people while walking around. Sometimes they're nice enough to throw stuff back.

Juggler from '84 ~'92,'13 - present.

Been to a few festivals in the past 10ish years: RIT, Kingston, Turbo, Poconos, Philly, Cornell/Ithaca.

Happy Throwing!!

The Void - - Наверх

Hi Jeff,
Welcome aboard. Or should that be welcome back? - You must have really overdone things initially to have needed that 20-year break. :-)

The Void -

Cinquevalli book. I just found out that this exists. https://modernvaudevillepress.com/product/cleverer-than-god/ I'll have to put it on a list...

Topper - - Наверх

You can get it from Amazon.

7b_wizard - - Наверх

There's a little gnome in the frame of the picture there, doing all sorts of most likely Cinquevalli's tricks.

The Void -

Bungay Balls Up 2024 reviews and photos thread

I’ll start, in a scattered memories style…

“My kids are dicks”
Coffee and crossword mornings by the bee-haunted buttercups.
The bounce slab being flat, then in a cradle at the right height, which was then reduced to the wrong height.
Louise crawling out of the woodwork to make a long-overdue reappearance for just one day. And laden with actual printed photos (remember them?) of conventions from ’97-’03, prompting multiple sessions of “what was his name?” “Do you remember her?” “Oh blimey, look at [so-and-so], doesn’t he look a pillock/really young/exactly the same/nothing like himself” etc etc.
Someone's box of eco-friendly toothpick/flosser combos. Apart from the nylon.
Dan leading a “walk around the farm”. Oh, *around* the farm, right. Talk of types of wheat, etc. Cool.
Remembering to bring along the £5 cricket set, and remembering to get it out to have a knockabout game. Retiring not-out with the top score. However, crick(et)ing my back was far from ideal, which left me distinctly hampered in my mobility for the rest of the convention (and the week after, to be honest). Some volleyclub would have been nice, or maybe just a little bit of club passing. Oh well. It also meant I didn't make any off-site trips this year. I expect Southwold will still be there in 2025...
Lynne hosting a cake party in Aged Jugglers’ Corner. Generally laughing a lot there.
Texts from Louise. She’s *definitely* coming back, I’ll put money on it.
Watching Stuart (Stewart?) struggle to get his Revolution to behave itself, but eventually getting it airborne.
Nigel's excellently silly Wee Monsters game.
Managing to get - despite the dodgy back - a qualifying run of 5 (proper) clubs in the buttercups, after not practising at all (well, maybe once?) since last year. And also a new (to me) kendama combo.
Trying a proffered radish. I remain neutral on the matter.
Cubing a little bit (same as ever), watching others cube. Forgot to bring my X-shaped cube thingy. Next year.
<generic European accent>You are a great juggler! You can do it!</gEa>
Dinner at Monte’s. Cheers mate. Must dive into that bramble jelly soon…
Sitting around the woodburners chatting nonsense. “So, when did I first meet you?”
Scrabble with Lynne, and notching up 5 more “observer comments”.
The general progression of the poker tourney being somewhat skew-whiff, ("is he allowed to do that?") I was delighted to end up heads up against Monte at the end. I had the lower stack by some way, so a deserved win for Mr Once-A-Decade. Stirling dealer work from Ron, too. Jon P doing well in his first tourney after only learning to play a few days earlier. I've worked out that after 17 BBU tournaments, I am £1 in profit. I’ll take it! :-)
Crackerdash (“Crackerdash!”?) aka The Cheese Game being a thinly-veiled excuse to eat cheese. Not sure about the hot-cross bun flavour cheese, but the Seville Orange chutney went down well. (And still is - thx Mark/Kate!)
The strange acoustic effect in the games tent, but only if you were sitting in *that* chair. But generally the games tent being ace.
“Have you got a rake?” provoking the appearance of a mower, which proceeded to be expertly steered through the midsts of a croquet game. One in which 5 players started, two were substituted, everyone got posted, two retired, and Farmer Paul eventually won. Classic BBU croquet.
Chocolate. Thanks fak and other wielders.
Saw John R doing 3 club flats, but reaching a hand up to catch each club at the peak, and turning it back down before throwing again. Very nice trick, which I spectacularly failed to get anywhere with when I tried it. Can I blame the bad back? Okay, cool, thanks.
Taking a wander around the farm, I encounter the Trans Am Truck which I’ve not visited for some time, and find it’s now surrounded by 3 youngish but thriving oak trees. Robbie tells me there's a Muntjac deer he keeps spotting at the far end of that field too. I speculated that the various piles of tree trimmings along the path were there for the benefit of insects and other wildlife. Later Paul told me “Ah, no, I just haven’t got around to clearing them up yet!”. Found the rake. It’s up by the hay barn, in case anyone’s still looking.
Alice having the car reversed into at low speed by a muppet. Still, that’s all on his insurance.
Again, despite the back, managing a couple of games of table tennis v Monte. Result as expected, but I wasn’t awful.
The cat-sitter sending regular updates and pics. Meeting Raedwald again, and - almost - Cali, Tigger and Harry. Didn’t spot any kittens though.
I took a particular book along vaguely intending to run a quiz, but my tuits were all square. 
Didn’t manage much reading at all actually. I blame the pleasant company.
Being on the point of cutting myself a slice of Jon & Sam's fruit cake when "or there's coffee cake if you like" was uttered in the nick of time. Close call, but much thanks to all concerned.
Annotating a crossword for Paul. Not writing any crossword clues all week. “Had any more crosswords published?” almost becoming a catchphrase. (A few, but not many, ta. One coming up this month…)
Susannah’s spin, spike, smile.
Some clear skies, and bright stars.
Taking the decision not to join in with the potential cat-herding chaos of a club passing line in the buttercups, all filmed by Silver’s drone. I really enjoyed sitting in a deckchair close by, watching it all unfold. Yes, I think “unfold” is the word I want there. :-)
Managing to have a coffee-and-cake catch-up chat with Will after merely seeing him mooching about for several days. And that turning out to be just in time, as he was leaving very soon after.
“As we say in ham radio, ‘7-3’, best wishes!” (And yes, the other poker games very much going along those lines.)
Fixing the embedded player in the blog entry of the newly-released #OffGridPod episode from a field, even though I was allegedly off-duty. (Why, yes, this one *does* feature some unusual cricket facts, thanks for asking: https://offgrid.tlmb.net/2024/05/26/seaside-banking-standards-40/ )
Cribbage. “Do you say all the rhymes?” Of course.
Sunday seedy roast at the café. No parsnips though.
Bemasked hugged being, sadly, still the sensible option.
Loopy Lou came back. Told you. More photos, more “ooooh!” memory sessions.
Hare And Tortoise, M**, Perudo.
Oh, I’ve just remembered my pass is still in my jacket pocket. I really must get around to sewing the backing on.
(As I said elsewhere) I’ve updated the _old_ site pages https://tlmb.net/BBU/Archive.html and https://tlmb.net/BBU/Video.html , fixing the embeds and repairing some old broken links via the Wayback. (Use real websites, folks, not evil data-harvesting silos! Get a wordpress. </rant>) I’ve also added a few short videos to the end of my photos page: https://tlmb.net/blog/bbu-2024/ (scroll down!)
I know some of you want BBU tees/hoodies (again). I’m working on it.

But anyway, all in all, it was lovely. Great to see you all - you’re ace. Thanks to everyone who made it happen.


Monte - - Наверх

No names yet.


The Void - - Наверх

Aww. Antigone, Ismene, Polynices, Eteocles?

Monte - - Наверх

I'll consider Aww but none of the others.

John R - - Наверх

> Saw John R doing 3 club flats, but reaching a hand up to catch each club at the peak, and turning it back down before throwing again. Very nice trick, which I spectacularly failed to get anywhere with when I tried it. Can I blame the bad back? Okay, cool, thanks.

I think it’s a kind of chop really?

It’s a good trick to run, too, all feels very precise when it works. Thank you for the kind words!

The Void - - Наверх

Thinking of it as a chop helped a tiny bit when I just tried again, ta. Didn't get much further though, so today I'm blaming the wind. Hey, this juggling thing's quite fun, isn't it? Maybe I'll try it a bit more....

Kelhoon - - Наверх

"Aged Jugglers Corner" - sounds perfect, one more reason to want to do a BBU one day, might have to get knobbly tyres and 4WD on a mobility scooter though

Richard Loxley - - Наверх

Mobility scooters are very welcome - we already have two visitors who use mobility scooters/wheelchairs on the field, and this year we added a toilet block with an accessible toilet complete with an electric lift.

As we all age, and our ailments get more complex, the volunteers are very keen to make the field as accessible as possible for all. Both because those people that need it are our friends, and also because many of us will probably need it eventually.

Kelhoon - - Наверх

Thanks Richard, luckily I don't have to use a scooter yet, but by the time I retire and do some travelling, who knows

The Void - - Наверх

(Since people were asking...) Last chance for BBU tees and hoodies:

The Void - - Наверх

Paul made a video. There's even several bits of juggling in it:

Richard Loxley -

Bungay 2024 lost property:

Black Berghaus Gore-tex Paclite jacket, medium. Pocket contained carry bag and a small black plastic bag (dog poo bag?) Someone else lost a black jacket but this isn’t theirs, so did anyone take the wrong black jacket home?

Large top with alien/yeti design.

Pair of glasses, found next to one of the wood burners.

Samsung USB charger.

Two micro USB charging leads.

White mains power cable, figure 8 plug.

I can return these via juggler mail or postage at your expense.

There‘s other lost property (books, etc) which have been left in storage at the Bungay site for retrieval next year.

Pictures here on Facebook (should be visible without a Facebook account): https://www.facebook.com/share/p/3KFU67EoH17WsxTA/

The Void - - Наверх

#BBU2024. The jacket isn't mine. But if it goes unclaimed... ^_^

Melissa -

Hello! Have just joined Juggling Edge - thank you very much Orinoco! Am a regular attendee at the EJC and any and many juggling events in and around Manchester. Mostly practicing clubs at the moment, and learning to pass with lovely and patient people. Have been working on trying to learn juggling 4 balls and the 441 site swap for too long now, and would easily crack both if I was more consistent with my practice!

The Void - - Наверх

Hi Melissa,
Welcome to The Edge. Yes, sorry to have to tell you that practice does come into it, but the good news is that those tricks are definitely gettable, and that the practice is usually fun! :-)

7b_wizard - - Наверх

... <<with practise>> or maybe with advancing exercises like doing only two balls out of 441?
Hi & welcome.

laurapigeon -

im very new to juggling! currently learning inverted box, 5b split multiplex cascade, and getting comfy with 4b fountain, switching between sync and async and wimpy mid-juggle!
havent been to a festival yet but im sure ill get round to it :)

The Void - - Наверх

Hi Laura, welcome to juggling, and to The Juggling Edge. I remember also being new to juggling, and learning some of those, though I don't think I've ever got around to Inverted Box. (Though it's probably in the middle of The Box With A Lid, so maybe I have.) Enjoy, and good luck getting to meet up with other jugglers whenever you can. Cheers!

Joe Culpepper -

Hi, juggling friends. My name is Joe. I have a contact juggling number and a torch juggling number that I perform in my shows. I also juggle clubs, balls, and knives. My favorite techniques and acts are interdisciplinary ones that combine magic and juggling. I've met many amazing people and circus artists in the juggling community and am happy to be part of Juggling Edge now. You can find me on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/joeculpepper/

The Void - - Наверх

Hi Joe, welcome to The Edge.

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