BJC 10, Nottingham, 1997
BJC # 10 10-13.04.1997
NOTTINGHAM. Nottingham University Sports Centre.
Main organisers: Ian Adcock and Robert Sim "What A Palaver"
Public show was organised by Stuart Carter
752 (or just over 1000 (according to begging letter sent by organisers to The Catch (issue 23 page 24))).
Previous official website url
http://www.demon.co.uk/circustuff/bjc/1997/index.html - no longer works
A pea green wrist band.
Pre-reg: Adults - £30, Under 16s - £15
On door: 4-day: Adults - £37, Under 16s - £20
............ 2-day: Adults - £30, Under 16s - £17
............ 1-day: Adults - £20, Under 16s - £12
Rooms: £18 per night (including breakfast)
was held in the Royal Concert Hall
Compères What A Palaver (Ian Adcock and Robert Sim (they were also the organisers of convention))
Spectral FX (UV juggling & puppets);
Jay Gilligan (ball & club juggling);
Feeding The Fish (club passing);
The Curious Eyebrows (plate passing?);
Rod Laver (ping-pong ball juggling);
Martin Mall & Heimo Vehse (diabolo);
Pretentious Ken & Haggis Mcleod (water spitting?);
Steve Hoops (hula-hooping);
Andrew Premdas (AndyP)(Diabolo);
Ben Jennings & Sam I Am (bounce juggling)
The games were compèred by Charlie Dancey in a cramped part of Nottingham's market square.
Kaskade issue 47 page 24.
The Catch issue 23 pages 20 -23
Michael Ferguson (Fergie)'s photographs
Michael Ferguson (Fergie)'s Awards
Notes and other details
The campsite was at Wollaton Hall, a 1 mile walk or 3 mile drive from the gym and show tents.
The gym was carpeted to prevent unicycles from damaging the floor (but the unicyclists subsequently rolled some of this carpet up).
Because of a last-minute panic regarding licensing regulations, the British Juggling Association/British Juggling Federation was formed and the event became "members only". Membership lasted one year and got you free entry into the convention.
The swimming pool was also available for use for a £1 admission. On site there were 3 tents including a Swamp tent and a Croissant Neuf tent.
This convention ran into financial difficulties.
One of the tent owners tried to persuade her pet dog to sing on Renegade, night after night.
Comet Hale-Bopp was clear in the sky at night. 
Mid-way through the convention the tap water in Nottingham got contaminated and no one was allowed to drink tap-water for 24 hours.
Laughing Buddha served food and the university provided catering.
Salisbury also bid to host BJC 10.