Travelling: 28th of July-24th of August – Part 5; EJC Bruneck

Day 2) Sunday: It was a bit foggy waking as we got up this morning (I moved from by the trees, which I was told was prone to flooding, to Camp New-New-Ireland which is comprised mostly of Irish jugglers from Dublin, and one Danish juggler). I woke up this morning to find a spider in […]

Travelling: 28th of July-24th of August – Part 4; An Introduction to the 38th European Juggling Convention

The European Juggling Convention is the world’s biggest juggling convention. It takes place in a different European country every year and was in Ireland in 2014 – my, and many other Irish people, first EJC! It runs for nine days from Saturday to Sunday the following week. It’s like a regular convention in that people […]

Travelling: 28th of July-24th of August – Part 3; Train to Bruneck

My journey continued in the train station at Innsbruck. Despite my misfortune hitching the people in the station were very nice and helpful and got me cheap train ticket to Bruneck! After going onto the platform I immediately spotted a juggler I suspected was going to the European Juggling Convention (EJC), too. Gehen Sie nach […]

Travelling: 28th of July-24th of August – Part 2; Munich and hitching to Innsbruck

I flew into Munich, Germany, on the 29th of July, arriving at 11am local time (GMT+1). The weather was beautiful, and the country views on the train from the airport into the centre are lovely. I Googled camp-sites in Munich while on the train and found Campingplatz München Thalkirchen (Thalkirchen Campsite Munich). It was within walking […]

Travelling: 28th of July-24th of August – Part 1; the beginning

For most of August I did a relatively short circuit of Europe. All my plans revolved around being at the European Juggling Convention (EJC) in Bruneck during the 1st to 8th of August (the ticket of which I acquired through a trade, sending a letter and parcel full of mystery Irish/camping/hiking goodies to a friend […]

My summer of circus; Part 4 – European Juggling Convention

At about 4pm Saturday the 19th of July, I wanted to be absolutely anywhere but in a juggling hall, soaked from walking 25 minutes in the rain. But then I saw two people I knew and thought, well sure I’m home now like.  For whatever reason, I’d never made it to the EJC before this […]

My summer of circus; Part 3 – Fire-performance training in Budapest

The second Saturday of the IADF was the public show. Some of the classes presented the work they’d been doing the past week,or two. After which was the after-party (and as we’ve said, circus parties…). After which was an AFTER after-party in our apartment while I frantically packed to head to Dublin, fly to Amsterdam, […]

My summer of circus; Part 2 – Irish Aerial Dance Fest

On the Sunday of the Galway Juggling Convention we gathered some prizes for the games (biscuits, juice, naughty hand drawn pictures, bits of coconut) and as they commenced I gathered my stuff and made for the bus to Letterkenny for the fifth Irish Aerial Dance Fest! I finally made it to it, after three years! […]