European Juggling Convention 2019 (EJC 2019)
3rd – 11th August 2019
Do you know that Great Britain is hosting the EJC 2019? Well if you didn’t you do now!
We are holding the EJC 2019 at The Newark Showground, Newark NG24 2NY
View the site video for a sneaky peak at the awesome venue
If you have never been to an EJC before, it is very similar to a BJC, similar ethics – run for jugglers by jugglers however it is on a much bigger scale. We would love it if we could have a huge British contingent at the event after all it hasn’t been here for years.
Like a BJC one of the great things about an EJC is that once you are on site all the activities and shows are all free for you to access. No charge for any workshop, No charge for any show.*
Our timetable of events is filing up fast and we will go live with it in the coming months. Some activities are space limited and there will be sign up sheets. Sign up sheets will usually be available daily at the info point tent.
Many of the workshops that are available for you to attend are being offered by your fellow attendees and with no charge to the event organisers, so be sure to show them your gratitude with a big thank you at the end of each session. The event would not be what it is without all the voluntary contributions of those who come so we are all so very grateful to those who give their time and skills to make it so amazing.
(*the only exception is if you purchase a day ticket on the day of a Gala Show, in which case there is an additional cost for the show ticket)
The Extreme Unicycling Competition will be held at the EJC in 2019. The actual competitions will be held at the end of the week. During the week there will be unicycling workshops both extreme and ordinary! Come along to learn to ride, practice the trials courses or compete.
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Here in the UK there is an ever growing community of Western Arts enthusiasts. At the EJC there will be an extensive area dedicated to throwing ranges, whip workshops, lasso lessons and gun spinning.
There will be a lot more information about how to enter the competitions on here soon.
We know that you will need hundreds of balloons for you to use to work on all your balloon models, adventurous or simple, so we will have them for you! Come along and find us in the Balloon Jam Room next to the Aerial hall. Go there for competitions and classes, talks and lectures, fun and twisting!
Check back for news on visiting lecturers and workshops.
Aerial & Acro
This will be a fantastic space dedicated to all things aerial and acro. The space is being run by the fantastic Lost in Translation team who also be bringing their tremendous new big top, MaryBelle, for us to use.
Each morning in this Big Top there will be Masterclasses in advanced Aerial Skills. More information about these and how you can sign up will be made available closer to the time.
It isn’t an EJC without a lovely big space to practice all of your juggling tricks and this year won’t be any different. With over 3000 square metres in our main hall and plenty of room outside you won’t be disappointed. The hall has lots of natural light and polished concrete flooring. We plan to lay carpet on parts of the hall to cater for those who prefer it a little softer under foot.
The Lets Circus will be bringing to our Entertainment field, their awesome Magpie tent and smaller Pee Wee’s making a great space for lots of workshops aimed at the younger element of the convention.
Fire & Flow – Fire Symposium
Brought to the convention by Bubba and his team of fire enthusiasts the fire space will the perfect place to work on all your burning and flow techniques. Come here for music and plenty of paraffin to help you find your zone. The Fire Symposium is the place to be!
The Play team will be in the Entertainment area, look out for their big red and yellow marquee and colourful installations. Join in the fun out on the field with the array of workshops on offer.
Take a look at the programme to see how to enter the tournaments. Come and practice your team work on the grass courts.
No convention is worth anything these days without a Fight Night and the EJC is the biggest one of the lot! Check out the timetable to find the time of the qualification heats and final.
The Ladybird Project will be joining us at the EJC 2019 offering a bespoke children’s play and cabaret area. There will be a range of games, activities and shows tailor made to suit the younger members of the event. Many of these will take place in and around the fabulous Ladybird red tent. Look out for them in the Entertainment area.