BJC 11, Bristol, 1998

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BJC # 11 9-12.04.1998


BRISTOL. Whitchurch Sports Centre, Bamfield, Whitchurch, Bristol, BS14 0XA.


Main organiser: Claire Jackson,
Roger Drop, Charlie Dancey, Haggis Mcleod, Tarim (website & pre-reg)


Previous official website url[edit]


Bristol BJC 1998 logo


BJC 11 Bristol Pass

The pass was a yellow plastic duck.


Pre-reg: Adults £35, kids (under 16) £15
On door: Adults £40, kids (under 16) £20
4-berth caravan hire £140, place in shared caravan £35, T-shirt £8
There was also a limited number of cheap tickets, in exchange for work.

Public Show[edit]

was held in the main hall on Friday night
Compère: Noel Britten[1]


Other shows[edit]

The Cosmic Sausages performed on the first night.
A full one hour show by Stretch People on Saturday night.
Springboard competition



Acrobalance - Peter van Valkenhöf
Aromatherapy - Franky Portaill
Balloon Modelling - Jo-Jo the clown
Cat's Cradle - Tarim
Cigar Boxes - Juan
Circus Dance - Jacki
Clowning - Robbo
Devilstick - Professor Fiddlesticks
Diabolo (advanced) - Maike
Diabolo (beginners) - Robert Biegler
Hand Whistling - Void
Handstands - Peter van Valkenhöf
Joga (Juggling+Yoga) - Anna Semlyen
Knots - Nick
Lasso - Louie Liechtenstein
Magic - Mat
Massage - Taryn Aldworth
Mime - Not Saying
Mountain Unicycling - Mini Mansell
Origami - Andy & Bill
Play - Stretch Boys
Poetry & Song Writing - Henry Laurence
Pole, Club and Ring Spinning - Anna Semlyen
Prestidigitation - Lynne & Bendy dan
Rola Bola - John & Jo
Stage Fighting - Dodger
Sports Injuries - Taryn Aldworth
Tightwire - John & Jo, Sally
Toys - Chocolate John
Trampoline - Whitchurch Sports Centre
Trapeze - Tony, Dave, Helena
Unicycle - Leo, Max, John
Unicycle Assault Course - Mini Mansell
Unicycle Hockey - Leo, Max, John
Walking Globe - John & Jo
Whip Cracking - Peter Gamble

Review, video and photo links[edit]

Rob Stone's review.
There was a review in The Catch by Cathy Jones issue 24 pages 20-21.
A video was made by Phil & Jude of Serious Fun (or Western Eye?).

Notes and other details[edit]

The venue was a big hangar of a sports hall, with camping and big tops on the running track round the back and caravans round the front.
Croissant Neuf provided a big top for workshops and Renegade. Muffin Marquees provided the bar tent.
Catering was provided by the canteen at Whitchurch Sports Centre, Laughing Buddha and Lulu's.
Some people got caught in floods on the way down.
It was originally going to be held in Bath, but the venue pulled out.
There was an Easter bonnet competition/parade on the Sunday (which was Easter day).
Croissant Neuf had a pedal powered PA system

Bristol Site Map

BJC Bristol Programme Cover