BJC 16, Brighton, 2003
BJC # 16 10-13.4.2003
BRIGHTON. Sports Centre of the University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RB.
Main organiser: John Kennett
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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)
The public show was called "up in the air" and was held in the Dome Theatre.
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);
The Fire Show was staged by Te Pooka.
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
Tunbridge Wells Juggling Club's review.
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 juggling.tv (28th to 33rd minute).
tePOOKa put a video on myspace http://www.myspace.com/video/international-smuggler/british-juggling-convention/3903546
Notes and other details
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.