BJC 16, Brighton, 2003

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BJC # 16 10-13.4.2003


BRIGHTON. Sports Centre of the University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RB.


Main organiser: John Kennett

assisted by Tat, Pippa Smith, Jon Linstrum, Mini Mansell (pre-reg), Jason (workshops), Steve Carter & Orin (website), Charlie Holland (Public Show)[1]


Previous official website url[edit]


BJC 2003 logo


BJC 2003 Pass

Yellow plastic bottle opener with BJC 2003 logo printed on it.


Adults £50 (£60 on door), children 8 to 15 inclusive £20 (£25 on door), under 8s free.
Day tickets: Adults £25, children £10
Show tickets: adults £10, children £8

Rooms were £60 for three nights (without breakfast)

Public Show[edit]

The public show was called "up in the air" and was held in the Dome Theatre.

Tim Bat;

Arron Sparks (Yo-yo);
The Gandini Juggling Project (Globalls, Vivaldi);
Bibi & Bichu (Club passing);
Sam Hague & Stewart Pemberton (Gangster car act);
Bongo Bolero (Nikki Andrews and Richard Durnford)(acrobatics);
Yella Fever Foundation (Paul Quate, Diane Kennedy & Hugh Brown)(Hats);
Ashley Carr (Devilstick)
Lukaluka (Luke Wilson & Ilka Licht)(Club passing);
The Racketeers (A comic tennis-themed act: Sean Gandini, Kati Ylä-Hokkala, Haggis Mcleod, The Great Dave & Manu Laude);

Other shows[edit]

The Fire Show was staged by Te Pooka.
The British Yo-yo Championship was held at the BJC. It was won by The Void.


The games were hosted by Charlie Dancey on Brighton seafront and games included a race to the sea and back and club balance with a glass of water on top of the club.


  • Club Stealing for Beginners - Dave Kent
  • 6 Club Passing (beyond the basics) - Charlie Hull
  • Encyclopaedia of Contemporary Club Juggling – Luke Wilson
  • Tray Manipulation – Ewano
  • Ball on Parasol – Mike Armstrong

Review, video and photo links[edit]

Tunbridge Wells Juggling Club's review.
Rec.juggling threads:!searchin/rec.juggling/Bjc$20brighton/rec.juggling/X72KaRFKNv0!searchin/rec.juggling/Bjc$20brighton/rec.juggling/X72KaRFKNv0
Matt Pulford's review and photographs.
Andy Wilson produced a video that was available on The Ministry of Manipulation website and is now on youtube.
BJC 16 is featured in Jonathan Jolly's Completing the Circle, a documentary of the UK juggling scene in 2003, available on (28th to 33rd minute).
tePOOKa put a video on myspace

Notes and other details[edit]

Another freezing cold BJC, with scraping the ice off tents to get into them at night, people tried sleeping in the 24 hour juggling space to keep warm which resulted in it then being closed overnight.
NoFit State provided the big top for renegade.
The parade was along Brighton sea front from Palace Pier to the Ellipse.
The camp site opened at 6pm on Wednesday (9th) the day before the convention opened.
There was a dance machine in the bar tent.