BJC 26, Pickering, 2013

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BJC 26 9-14.April.2013


Ryedale Exhibition & Leisure Village, Malton Road, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8EA. (Location on Googlemap)


Main organiser:
Sam Hardwick

Claire Stephens


James Mills - Registration system and website

Anna Bodicoat - Public Show

Jak Elyard - Site manager

George Dando - Site manager

Alan Chung - Caterers

Chris Sherer - Volunteer Coordinator

Jane Randall & Katie Brown - Reg Desk

Tom Hayward - Public Show sounding board & workshops

Sadie Sareen - Workshops

Ed Clark - booking toilets and showers, information collator and problem spotter/solver

Jon Elyard (Uncle Jon) - Driver

Ben Dove - accounts

Ellie Brown - volunteer coordinator

Alex Jones - Recycling/Bins & Team Shreddie Crunch Show

Miark - information collator and problem spotter/solver

Sciz Cloono - Website

Paul Tann - Design of publicity & info booklet

Andy Wakeford - Fire space

Lorri Reese - Twitter and Yorkshire Tea Wrangler



Previous official website url[edit]


BJC 2013 Logo Designed by Nick Pearson


Yellow wrist sweatband with duck logo in blue

BJC 2013 Pass


Early pre-reg: £75(adult), £40(child 11-15)
Later pre-reg: £85(adult), £45(child 11-15)
On the door: £95(adult), £50(child 11-15)

Show tickets - £15(adult), £8(child 5-15)
Weekend ticket(Fri-Sun, inc show): £50(adult), £25(child 11-15)
Day tickets: Tue/Sun - £15(adult), £8(child 5-15); Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat(inc show) - £25(adult), £15(child 5-15)

Hoodies: £25, T-shirts: £15, Mugs: £10

Public Show[edit]

The Public Show was called "Caught in the Act" and was held at Scarborough Spa Theatre in Scarborough.


Loz Because


1st Half

Steve Ragatz (Lamppost Routine)

Billy Jacques George (Cyr Wheel)

Attrappées Pink Mood (Doreen Großman and Christine Oymann, club passing/sharing)

Eugenius Nil (Alias Philipp Begelspacher, ball juggling, with a box of gadgets and surprises)

Loooop (Partner poi/tango)

2nd Half

Steve Ragatz (Rola Bola Routine)

Duo Tortellini (Guillermo and Hannes, club stealing/passing)

Alice Allart (artistic cycle)

Grant Goldie (Hats)

Pavel Evsukevich (balls, big balls, rings, lots of them)

Edd Muir was booked to do a chinese pole act, but the theatre couldn't rig it, so he appeared that evening on the renegade stage.

Other shows[edit]

Team Shreddie Crunch Show

organised by Alex Jones

Circus Space and Circomedia Show

Organised by the circus schools

Open Stage

Organised by Ian Mrawa

Youth Cabaret

Organised by Tess Cartwright (Tessential)


Organised by Ieuan Evans

Closing Show

Between Someonesons by Patrik Elmnert and Wes Peden (occurred in the main hall due to staging being too small in the big top, but would probably have been moved there on the day due to high winds)


Renegades for BJC 2013 were compèred by Paul Tann, Nathan/Nat Lunatrix and Steve Cousins, and Rosie and Charles.

Some of these compères were asked months in advance, so had time to prepare the compèring and find decent quality acts.

Renegades included acts by people in the public show, including Wes Peden and Steve Ragatz, which increased the quality.

The Old Skool

With Steve Ragatz, Andre Vincent, H Gregg and Charlie Holland - organised by Emily Winch

All big top shows were sound and light tech-ed by Adam, from Hull Truck Theatre, contacted by Jak Elyard, he worked throughout the week for a complimentary ticket



Review, video and photo links[edit]

HLGCBS on Juggling Edge
Orinoco's review on Juggling Edge
Aidan's review on rec.juggling
eMretsiM's video on Youtube
Report in Northern Echo
Alan K Parish's video

Notes and other details[edit]

Yorkshire Tea provided free tea bags for the event (the orgs provided tea urns, milk, sugar & coffee) so free tea was available, it was also possible to buy a special BJC 2013 mug to drink it in.

Catering was provided by Monte's, Veggies and Love Waffles. The bar was run by Lazy Jugglers.

Other events:
Tues: Pub Quiz and a music jam in the bar tent.
Wedn: Glow/UV Disco in the Ladybird Tent
Thur: Fire jam in fire area and Ceilidh in the bar tent followed by a band

There were segregated bins on site so that most of the waste from the event could be recycled.

The event was filmed and broadcast live via livestream by Nathan Rae from Juggling Live, Nathan raised money for equipment to film BJC from an on-line crowdfunding appeal before BJC. The convention received a percentage from sales of BJC DVDs sold at BJC, this raised £700 for BJC 2013 [1].

Business Meeting Minutes

Facebook page:

Photo sharing facebook group

Budget and other costs[edit]