BJC 31, Canterbury, 2018

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BJC 31 03-09.04.2018


Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys, Langton Lane, Nackington Road, Canterbury, CT4 7AS (location on googlemaps)


Main organisers:
Jak (Project Manager/Site Manager)
Anna Bod (Project Manager/Volunteer Coordinator)


Tom Addison (Volunteer Coordinator)
Claire Stephens-Davis (Gala Show Organiser)
Rosie Kelly (Gala Show Organiser)
Emma Welford (Graphic Designer)
Jam Ward (Web Designer & Developer)
Ron Lazy Juggler Bar


Total 670, (598 adults, 24 Teens (13-17), 31 youths (7-12), 17 childs (0-6))

Previous official website url[edit]


BJC2018 Logo.jpeg


Small glass bottle full of luminous granules and different coloured glitter, with a yellow or red ribbon fixed to the bottle's cork

Popular with some attendees, especially when they found it glowed in the dark, though being made of glass not all passes survived the duration of the convention.


Ticket Prices
Full Week Weekend Day
Adult Teen (13-17) Youth (7-12) Child (0-6) Caravan Space Adult Teen (13-17) Youth (7-12) Child (0-6) Adult Teen (13-17) Youth (7-12) Child (0-6)
Early Pre-reg £100 £70 £30 £0 £15 £70 £40 £15 £0
Black Friday Sale £90 £63 £27 £63 £36 £13.50
Later pre-reg £110 £80 £35 £80 £45 £20
On the Door £130 £90 £40 £90 £50 £25 £35 £20 £10 £0
Public Show Ticket Prices
Adult Child (under 18)
£10 £8

Public Show[edit]

The show was named "Thrown Together", and was hosted at the Winter Gardens in Margate on Friday 6th May


Matthew Tiffany


Jon Udry
Ben Nicholson
Jan Himself (diabolo)
Paul Zenon (magic)
Loz Because (LED hoop)
Helena Berry (ball juggling)
Berlin Passing Girls (Sandra, Jana, Carlotta & Ronja)(club passing)
Steve Rawlings

As well as the convention attendees another 95 tickets to the show were sold.

Other shows[edit]

Spinning@ Show

Compèred by Miss Glitterface
Rico Titou (hoops)
Tony Nowhere (rope dart)
See Ying Yip (hoop)
Stanley Styx the Lightning Keeper (LED staff)
Pixie Patch (clowning)
Ben Cornish (balls and hats)
Sam (bar flair)
Alice Rose (hoop)
Boris (diabolo)
Lukie (cigar box)
Lisa and Callum (LED hoop)

Open Stage

Compèred by Devilstick Peat
Chris and Eilidh (acro)
Evanna (hats)
Hyperloop (John and Steph)(poi)
Mark and Cameron (passing rings)
Daniel Simu (ball juggling)
Keith Marshall and Antonia Mae (passing poi)
Arthur Hyam


see BYJotY page for results

Old School Panel

hosted by Ashby, with The Void, Jamie Fletcher, Mandy and Devilstick Peat

Fight Night

Compèred by Rosie Kelly and won by Jon Peat


The Games were held in Dreamland amusement park in Margate on Friday afternoon, with Devilstick Peat and were interrupted by an appearance by Peter Rabbit.

In the 1st BJC Volleyclub Tournament, held on site on Saturday?, the winners were Lucas and Stephan, 2nd Brook & Cameron. 3rd Rob & Mandy, 4th Callum & Nathan (8 teams entered). (source)


The workshops were organised by Avril Smart

Sean and Kati from Gandini Juggling gave workshops on Saturday and Sunday.

Review, video and photo links[edit]

It's Him's review on Juggling Edge
Orinoco's review on Juggling Edge
Jon Peat's review on IJA website
Alan Chung's video

Notes and other details[edit]

Catering was provided by Monte in the school canteen, Love Waffles in Cafe 42 and Veggies.

Jamie Fletcher and Charlie Holland had an exhibition of juggling and circus promotional material.

Essex Backyard Throwers had a knife and axe throwing area on the campsite, to help the campers wake up in the morning.

There was a balloon room in one of the classrooms by the camping area.

Budget and other costs[edit]