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EJC2005. Ptuj, Slovenija. 14th -20th August 2005

Price on-the-door: adult 100€/ teenager 50€.

Greetings from Slovenija and from Ptuj! Where we are working hard to prepare a great Convention for you.

Firstly let me re-state that your convention ticket includes camping on-site (for tents and camper wagons), access to all the facilities on-site – toilets, showers, water, tented venues, gym hall in town – entrance to all shows and workshops and all the services and help we can provide to make your ejc2005 a fun and inspiring event. You will get a great welcome in Ptuj.
Everyone in Ptuj knows we are coming, we make some local, regional and national TV, radio or Press every week – people are really looking forward to meeting us all.

We are in contact with jugglers from Croatia, Macedonia and Greece – so come and make new friends! In Slovenia there are jugglers – in Maribor and Ljubljana in particular.

Ptuj and Slovenia, in general, is a regular European country with low crime (in and around Ptuj), banks (you can exchange euros for Slovenian Tolar without commission charges in Ptuj), Cash Machines, Supermarkets, good hospitals and ambulances. Slovenia is a very beautiful country and a great place for holidaying.

The Site

Large flat fields next to the Terme Ptuj – so swimming and saunas can be reached within 20 seconds of the main site entrance at a half-price deal of 4.6€ (2.3€ for children) per day, for as long as you like.
On-site we plan 50 toilets and 30+ showers.
There is little shade on-site (sorry!) so bring sun block and some shade if you can. Although we don’t think it’s a major problem here consider bringing a mosquito net and repellent.
We think we are cool for wheelchair access but if you need any particular requirements please let us know: we are happy to help.

Arriving Early?

We will not be ‘open’ until we get our Licence Approval from the local Authorities so don’t turn up too early and expect facilities unless you are on the selected Volunteer Crew. Particularly don’t turn up and try to get a free ticket by ‘helping out’, we will have selected the crew and we do not give away tickets.
There is a Tourist Camping next door so you can arrive early and stay there – fees will have to be paid.

Venues

34m x 28m Big Top for juggling at all times except Open Stage in the evening.
26m round Big Top for juggling at all times and available for Second Stage action in the evening
25m x 25m Big Top for 24 hour juggling
18m round Big Top for ariel workshopping in the daytime and Cabaret Stage at night.
18m round Big Top for the Jugglers Bar
14m round tent for audio/visual presentations and lectures, possibly UV space other times
32m x 12m big top for Information and Registration Points
30m x 15m white marquee for Traders Hall
30m x 20m Gym Hall in town, open 9 – 21:00
The Fire Garden

Events

Town Show (for local public and some jugglers, total places 700) Minorite Monastery Courtyard – Wednesday 17th August.
Ptuj Town Square for Opening Show, workshops for public and Street Performers Competition
Castle – an event, we haven’t decided what yet
Terme – for Games in the Pool, shows in the mini-amphitheatre and workshops
We need some Volunteers to teach workshops and do some shows in the Terme everyday at the Terme’s new outdoor mini-amphitheatre – you might get a free pass for swimming in return. Sign up at the Information Desk.

Workshops

We intend that the workshops will be a main feature of the ejc again this year. We have arranged for some great international workshops leaders, including:
Alan Blim (Jonglier Katacomben, Berlin), Gregor Kiock (Espace Catastrophe, Bruxelles),
Jay Gilligan (USA or Sweden), Toby Walker (Wales), Toby Philpot – history and philosophy of the ejc and Juggling (Earth – mostly) and the inimitable Kevin Brooking (Belgium)
Ariel practice and workshop will be available all day in one venue.

Acts

So far, include Los Fabulosos – David and Raul (Italy),
Spot the Drop (Ireland/Germany), Jonglissimo (Austria), Mariano (Peru),
The Fighting Machines of North Hollywood (USA/Sweden/Norway)
We feature ‘Mario – Queen of the Circus’ as M.C. for the Cabaret Stage (remember him from Carvin?)

We are in the process of arranging or confirming many more Artists and Teachers (so we can’t name them quite yet)

We would appreciate some more inspiring artists, especially female artists, so if you have seen someone please do let us know – we try our best but we are not omnipresent!

Fire Garden

We are working closely with Carpe Noctum Productions to bring you a fire chill-out area called the Fire Garden. In this space fire performers can work and meet and exchange ideas. This is the base from where we will build the end-of-the-week Fire Show.

Traders

Several Juggling Shop traders have (so far) chosen to join us this year again. The Traders pay the ejc a considerate amount of money to participate in the ejc. This helps us a lot and their prices at the ejc are usually the best deals you can get. Also they distribute information on the ejc for free and donate prizes for the Games. We say thank you to all the Traders. Special thanks to Chris at Passe Passe who donated juggling equipment to the workshop in Maribor.

Programme plan

Sunday
Welcome and get settled. There will be workshops, Open Stage, Bar and preparation for the Parade on Monday.

Monday 
We start our events with a bang! The Parade in Ptuj. It’s a National holiday and Ptuj town is trying to promote us so that 1,000’s of Slovenians and Austrians will come to Ptuj to see us! There will be big prizes for big or best costumes! We have an Opening Show and official welcome in the Town Square at the climax of The Parade.

Tuesday
A quiet day at the convention 😉 Workshops, volley-club, shows in the Terme possible, Open Stage, Cabaret, option of a second stage space (if there are enough jugglers who want to perform i.e. YOU!), 24 hour juggle space, Gym from 09:00 – 20:00, Traders and the start of Ptuj’s 1st International Street Performers Competition in the Town Square!
We need volunteers to teach Ptujans to juggle, based at the Town ‘Back Stage’ Office and open everyday from 12 to 16:00 – take an hour to met the locals and have fun.
Wait a moment; did he say ‘Street Performers Competition’? Yes! Tuesday – Saturday (maybe with a finale on Saturday) between 16 – 19:30 in the main Town Square there will be a street pitch for any performer who wants to try to win prizes, cash prizes! (That’s got your attention!) 1st – 300€, 2nd – 200€, 3rd – 100€ in real money and your name on the Trophy. Judged by local Ptujans and some experts. Only for conventioneers.

And Tuesday’s the night for the first Juggle Jam!
Wednesday
Another busy day at the ejc! Plus in the evening a ‘Town Show’ for the local public and some jugglers (limited space, sorry). Don’t worry jugglers, you will see all the artists on-site too. Takes place in the Minorite Monastery Courtyard in the early evening.
Open Stage. Show possibilities in the Terme mini-amphitheatre. Second Stage possibilities.

Thursday
Gala show evening. Two shows in the Big Top/Open Stage venue. If there are so many jugglers we will have an outdoor video screen too.

Friday
Games in Pool in the afternoon – silly water games! Fire Show at night.

Saturday
The Games – we haven’t decided where. Volley Club final. Business meetings – ejc2005 and EJA. Tidying up day. End of Convention Party Atmosphere with band and music.

Sunday
Time to start to leave folks. Pick Up Rubbish Day. Venues closed, volunteers needed to help take down fence, big tops.

Monday
Everyone out! Sorry, but it’s got to end sometime! If you want to stay you must move into the Tourist Camping. All structures, tents, fences and facilities go away on trucks.

Security and Safety

Our professional Security Team is very friendly but firm. We will be watching the fence for fence-jumpers and watching out for thieves – who have begun to infiltrate the ejc in the last few years. When caught they will be given to the police and the convention will bring charges. No badge? Buy one or be escorted to the door! Internal badge controls everyday!
There will be a Security Lock Up where will provide a secure lock-up for your valuables.
As I’m sure you all know the ejc is a big event but unless everyone pays it just won’t be able to cover its costs – the bigger the convention the more expensive it is to run.
We still need Volunteers to work on gate control – sign up at Info Desk.

By the way NO DOGS! (Cats allowed probably) If you have a Guide Dog or Seeing-Eye Dog then please contact us and we will arrange a special ticket for your canine companion.

Paperwork and Registration

We are required by local law to register everyone (staying more than three days at any place in Slovenia), so you will have to fill in a form with your name, passport number and address. This will also allow us to give you an individual convention pass/badge number.
To collect your pre-registered pass/badge you will have to present a passport – in recent years there has been some scamming/cheating on the pre-reg system and so we’ve had to introduce some controls.
All this means extra paperwork for us but we have to do it, so please co-operate.

Tourist Tax

If you are camping on-convention-site we are exempt from the local Tourist Tax. If you are staying at the Tourist Camping or in the Apartments/Bungalows or on in Hotel you will have to pay the Tourist Tax – approx. 1€ per day! This is the situation as it stands at the moment but we are working to relieve the Tax from all Conventioneers! We’ll try our best and let you know as soon as we can. For people staying at the Terme facilities the Tourist Tax fee includes insurance when in their facilities i.e. pools and camping or apartment buildings/bungalows.

Food and Shopping; Cash and Parking

The nearest Cash Machine is 20 metres from the site, the next about 300m and then, in the town there are 5 or more. Some shops in town accept euros but Tolar is better.
You can park and leave your car next to the site, but we don’t plan to put it behind a fence, so at you own risk but this is a low-crime area. You can get to town along a bike/pedestrian path along the river and across a pedestrian/ bike bridge, so almost without contact with cars. It’s only 20 minutes to the town centre on foot and 5 mins. by bicycle.
Nearest supermarkets are about 300m from site.
We plan to invite the local market gardeners to make a daily market at the convention site. There might be an (certified) organic market too. We have invited a bakery to up set on-site too. There will be ice cream on sale. Support the local people and buy from them – their fresh produce is grown in their gardens and is, by far, better than the supermarkets!
We have arranged 4 different caterers who offer you their menus costing between 3 and 6€.

Sleep and Noise On-Site

We though about this a lot and listen to what jugglers tell us so we will have no amplified music on-site after 01:00 every night (except the last two nights – when we might go a little mad) There will a late-night workshop (a.k.a. Renegade) but it won’t be pumping out the sounds, (except a lot of clapping and laughter) The Bar, this year, is for chatting and drinking. So if you are coming to ejc for a ’24-hour party’ or an all-night ‘disco’ please reconsider as this is a Convention and we are here to Juggle! So many people have told me of the hell of being kept awake (often with their kids too) 5 nights in a row. There will be partying for sure but not at the expense of 100s of others suffering too-loud music.
If you want to play a drum then you can from 12noon until 1 hour after dark, after this time you will be asked to stop. Remember the Bongo Police from Hagan?
There will be a ‘family camping area’ and a ‘ not so-quiet camping area’

Volunteers and Participation

The ejc, like all juggling conventions, relies upon YOU to participate. We will provide the places to play, the technical crews to make your shows possible and we invite you to get onto the stages and play your best numbers, your inspired ideas and be creative. We don’t want to arrange a programme for you to sit down and consume: we need you to play and participate. Only by putting energy in do you get something out but you all know this from learning to juggle in the first place!

The convention is run by volunteers – that means you! Traditionally when you pay for your ticket you agree to volunteer at least one-hour too. Some volunteers this year will receive a ticket and food in return for 3 weeks work at 8 hours a day, maybe more hours. IF we have enough Conventioneers and nothing goes wrong we are hoping to pay some travel expenses to essential crewmembers. Some artists and workshop leaders receive travel expenses, but this is still a non-for-profit event and any surplus will be passed on to the next ejc – Dublin 2006.
If we wanted to make money the ticket price would treble! We do it from the heart and it is organised by jugglers for jugglers: we hope you understand. Thank you for buying a ticket and helping with the greatest annual festival of juggling in the World!

The Weather

Well, this is a white wine growing area so it’s been hot and sunny in summer for thousands of years. With Global Climate Change no one can predict the weather. Bring wet weather and sun weather clothes! Sorry! If you have an issue with this take it up with governments, the oil/car/chemical/airline industries and support green policies. We can not guarantee the weather. We are preparing for rain but hoping for sunshine, which is usual, but not guaranteed as this is a question about the future.

Web Site

By the time you read this our web site should be updated with plenty of travel information and advice, a car-sharing forum, FAQs for Ptuj, words in Slovenian you might need to know, The Bar contact and the Fire Garden contact. Surf around our site!

Thanks

On the web site there’s a page with thanks due, but particularly we have to say thanks to Robert Križanic, Sviki, Dejan, POVOD, Tanya, Mitra Hotel (in Ptuj); Borut Wenzel, Cico, Smolchy, Sam Sebastian (in Maribor); INFIRE: Claudia, Ernesto, Fratl, Laura, Zebazstian, Werner (Graz); Thorsten, David Marchant, Henry, Cathy, Mini, Paul Anderson, Tom Renegade; the City and People of Ptuj; all previous and future ejc organisers who ‘keep the faith’; Gabi and Paul Keast of the Kaskade (which, before the www was the sole source of information ! and without whom we would never have spread juggling to so many people!!)
Love ‘n’Juggling
See you in Slovenia
In Ptuj
And in the pool!

At your service,
Jules
Project Manager,
On behalf of the Organising Team ejc2005.

Information

info@ejc2005.com

The Organisers

Rokodelci
Juggling Association
Presernova Ulica 27
2250 Ptuj
Slovenia

In Cooperation with


Greetings Jugglers of the World,

Ptuj

As of today we have the grand total of (approximately) 1600 pre-registrations!
Thank you all! And thanks for the hard work from the EJA pre-registration team – Birte, Rita and all the EJA Representatives. Also thanks to all jugglers who have pre-registered!

Pre-Registration is closed since 1st July but…
If you have any questions about your pre-registration you need to contact prereg@eja.net
We don’t have the details of your pre-reg. yet here in Slovenian, so we can’t help you.

EJC2005 features…

Fire Garden
Carpe Noctum Productions are organising the Fire Garden! Micha Berg and Maren are in charge of the area. Please see what they are planning and contact them to join in with the best fire performers’ space we have ever seen at an EJC yet! http://www.jongart.de/projekte.html

Bar
If you want to help out at the Jugglers Bar please contact Thorsten, the Bar Manager at: Tbruenink@aol.com

Bus and Train Timetables
Some useful timetables from Maribor and Lublijana (coming soon)

Artists and Workshops
Here’s a list of some of the great Workshop Leaders and Artists we have arranged for your delight and inspiration.
Ptuj’s 1st International Street Performance Competition
A big event during the EJC2005 in Ptuj town – please read this for a chance to win fame, glory and money!

Maps for driving and walking.
How to get to the EJC Site from bus, train and road.

Car Share Forum
Go to the forum

Arriving at Graz Airport? 
Pick-Up possibilities from Graz Airport on 13th , 14th an d15th August. Return on Sunday 21st August.

FAQs
Ask us a question and we will answer it!

EJC2005 Programme of Events
The programme as we plan it

Thanks
So many individuals and companies help make the EJC happen every year, here’s this year’s list of people and companies we love and thank for their support, assistance and confidence.

Details
A page which gives you lots of details about what we plan… read it if you have the time and interest.

Information

info@ejc2005.com

The Organisers

Rokodelci
Juggling Association
Presernova Ulica 27
2250 Ptuj
Slovenia

In Cooperation with

 


How to get there?

Overview
Air
Trains
Buses
MapsSlovenia is bordered by Austria to the North, Italy to the West and Croatia and Hungary to the East and South.The town of Ptuj is situated in the East of Slovenia just south of the city of Maribor. The site is 1km away from Ptuj City Centre.
Convention Site Address: 
Terme Ptuj,
Pot v toplice 9,
2251 Ptuj
Slovenia.

Distances to Ptuj

GRAZ (Austria) 90 KM
VIENNA (Austria) 260 KM
MARIBOR (Slovenia) 26KM
LJUBLJANA (capital of Slovenia) 137 KM
VENICE (Italy) 350 KM
ZAGREB (Croatia) 90 KM
TRIESTE (Italy) 250 KM

AIR

The nearest airports are Ljubljana, and a smaller one in Maribor in Slovenia and Graz airport in Austria is only 100 km from Ptuj

We obviously cannot endorse or recommend any particular airlines, but we have researched the following to help you on your way.

Easy Jet travel to Ljubljana from many European destinations as does the Slovenian national airline Adria Airways.

Flights are also available with a number of airlines to Trieste, Venice, Zagreb and so on.

Again, we cannot in any way guarantee availability or prices, but In January 2005 the following airlines were offering the following flights and price ranges for August 2005 on their websites.

EASYJET
IStandstead to Ljubljiana
12/13/14 aug £18-38 plus tax
Ljubljana to Stanstead
20 21 and 22 Aug approx £47 plus TAX

Bristol to Venice
12 13 14 aug £23-33 plus tax
Venice Bristol
20 21 22 Aug £20-40 plus tax

They will take up to 8 names on an internet booking. They charge £10 to change a named flyer. They cannot guarantee all passengers at same price for this many people.

If you plan to bring a unicycle on easyjet, see their website FAQ section for “bicycles”.

RYAN AIR
Standstead to Graz (Austria)
Currently web prices for august are between £40 and £65 each way plus tax.

New routes are being added all the time by the budget airlines so check websites for the latest information. If we hear of any new routes of interest, we will post them here.

Easy Jet, Ryanair, BMI, BMIbaby, Air Wales and so on do cheap hops from regional airports to Standstead, Glasgow, Dublin etc, where you can connect on to Ljubljana, Graz etc. Check your local airport for what’s available.

Croatia Airlines:
Fly to Zagreb (90km from Ptuj with good motorway, rail and bus connections) from:
London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt, Milan, Munich, Prague, Rome, Vienna, Zurich.

SMART WINGS
New Czech budget line based Prague. Don’t fly near enough to Ptuj for us unfortunately.

EUJET
Fly from Kent to:
Salzburg, Budapest, Turin and Zurich.
If you live in or near Kent this might be better than Stanstead or Gatwick for you.

Jet2
From Bradford/Leeds to Venice. Good rail and roads from Venice to Ptuj. They also fly Belfast to Bradford/Leeds.

Wizz Air
London and Liverpool to Budapest (not the nearest airport to Ptuj but connected by rail and road).

Links

Slovenian Airlines – www.adria-airways.com
Austrian – www.aua.com
Alitalia – www.alitalia.com
Air France – www.airfrance.com
British Airways – www.britishairways.com
Croatian Airlines – www.croatiaairlines.hr
Easy Jet – www.easyjet.com
KLM – www.klm.com
Hungarian Airlines – www.malev.hu
Iberia – www.iberia.com
Ryan Air – www.ryanair.com
Star Alliance (group of 16 airlines) – www.star-alliance.com
Styrian – www.styrianspirit.com

A long list of airlines operating in europe can be found at –
http://www.kls2.com/airlines/europe.html

Road

Slovenia is well served by motorways and other roads and can be approached from all directions. Euro Motorway M57 (A1 within Slovenia) crosses the country. Travel South on this motorway from Graz (Austria) or East from Ljubljana – to Maribor. Here connect to the M59 to Ptuj. There is a very small toll charge for entry to the country by car.

CAR HIRE is the same as for elsewhere in Europe and cars can be hired from many destinations including airports.

Rail

Slovenia is well served by express trains from Europe to Ljubljana and Maribor, i.e. Salzburg, Munich, Graz, Milan, Venice, Vienna, Budapest etc. and Slovenia is within the EuroRail and InterRail networks. www.bahn.de can be useful for Europe-wide train information as are www.eurostar.com www.international-rail.com and www.raileurope.co.uk .

Slovenian Railways (Slovenske Zeleznice) www.slo-zeleznice.si. Parts of this site are in English. Local services are regular with 12 trains a day from Ljubljana to Ptuj (3 hours) and about 9 a day Maribor to Ptuj (1 hour). The number of services is less on Saturday and less again on Sunday. We will post an accurate timetable when it becomes available.

Ptuj railway station is close to the centre and about 20-25 minutes walk from the site.

TRAIN TIMES – AUGUST 2005

www.slo-zeleznice.si (Slovene & English)

MARIBOR to PTUJ DEP ARR DEP ARR
Monday 15 August – National Holiday 07.00 07.45 15.22 16.11
Saturdays 07.00 07.45 15.22 16.11
Sundays 07.00 07.45 15.22 16.11
Weekdays 07.00
10.34
13.25
14.50
16.50
19.20
07.45
11.31
14.06
15.23 *
17.35 *
19.57 *
09.20
12.25
14.25
15.22
18.32
22.05
10.07 *
13.19
15.06
16.11
19.19
23.01
PTUJ to MARIBOR
Saturdays 05.07
20.42
06.02
21.25
19.03 19.57*
Sundays (and Monday 15 August) 05.07
20.42
06.02
21.25
19.03 19.57*
Weekdays 05.07
06.45
11.13
13.22
19.03
06.02
07.29*
12.07
14.15
19.52*
06.18
07.46
12.33
17.36
20.42
07.17
08.40
13.18
18.18
21.25
* = change train at Pragersko
All other trains are direct
LJUBLJANA to PTUJ
Saturdays, Sundays (and Monday 15 August – National Holiday) 07.40
17.25
10.07
19.57*
12.50 15.23*
Weekdays (except Mon 15th Aug) 07.40
12.50
17.25
10.07
15.23*
19.57*
08.30
15.15
18.45
11.31*
17.35
23.01*
PTUJ to LJUBLJANA
Saturdays and Sundays 05.07
19.03
07.38*
21.31
06.45 09.25*
Weekdays 05.42
07.46
16.14
08.12
10.20*
18.38*
06.45
11.13
19.03
09.25*
14.10*
21.31
* = change trains at Pragersko
All other trains direct.

 

Coach and bus

Slovenia has an extensive and reasonably priced bus service and there are coach connections to various cities outside the country.

There are daily buses from Frankfurt and Munich to Maribor. Please see slovenian tourist board site for information or the blanket organisation www.eurolines.ie. which represents about 30 European coach companies.

Local buses from Maribor to Ptuj every 30 minutes on weekdays, and 7 a day on Saturdays and Sundays (Half Hour journey). Ptuj bus station, like the train station is in the North East of the town about 20-25 minutes walk from the site.

BUSES – SUMMER 05

All times given are DEPARTURE times only. Journey is 28 Km. Duration varies according to traffic

MARIBOR to PTUJ

Monday to Friday
(med delavniki)
06.05
07.05
10.05
12.20
13.35
14.35
16.35
19.05
21.35
06.30 via RACE
08.05
11.05
13.05
14.05
15.05
17.35
19.35
22.20
06.35
09.05
12.05
13.20
14.20
16.05
18.35
20.20
Saturday (sobotah) 05.55
10.05
13.05
17.35
07.05
11.05
14.05
19.35
09.05
12.05
15.05
21.35
Sunday (nedeljah) 09.05
16.05
21.35
11.05
18.00
14.20
19.05
PTUJ to MARIBOR
Monday to Friday
(med delavniki)
04.50
06.35
08.05
10.05
11.35
13.05
15.05
17.20
20.35
05.35
07.05
08.30 via RACE
10.30 via RACE
12.05
13.35
15.35
18.35
21.30
06.05
07.35
09.05
11.05
12.35
14.20
16.05
19.20
Saturday (sobotah) 05.05
08.05
11.05
14.20
06.05
09.00
12.20
18.35
06.45
10.05
13.05
20.35
Sunday (nedeljah) 08.05
17.36
10.05
19.30
13.35
21.00

Slovenia

Slovenia, bordered by Italy, Austria, Croatia and Hungary joined the EEC in May 2004. Part of the former Yugoslavia it broke away and became independent in 1991. It is small geographically but with a range of landscapes from sea to mountains. The area around Ptuj has been popular for many years with tourists for walking, cycling and skiing. Slovenia is the most wooded country in Europe.

For more information on Slovenia:
Slovenian Tourist Board www.slovenia-tourism.si

This website, in Slovenian, Italian, German, French and English gives you everything you need to know about travelling to Slovenia and within the country, history, culture, weather, climate, maps, health, money and much more besides.

It also gives details of border entry. All EU citizens plus Swiss and Croatians can enter with ID (for 30 days) or Passport (90 days) as with all other EU member countries. If you are coming from outside of Europe, a few countries still require visas. Check the slovenia-tourism website or your own embassy if you are unsure.

Lonely Planet www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/europe/slovenia
Again, this site contains a wealth of information on everything you might want to know about Slovenia and travelling there.

Ptuj

(Prounounced pah-two-eey)
The small town of Ptuj has been of great importance as a crossroads since Roman times. It boasts a pretty castle looking down over the river Drava.

Some Travel Tips

The bank at Graz Airport is mostly closed due to refurbishment, so Tolar will not be available from that branch – probably.
The Toll on the toll road from Graz to Maribor is payable in euros! 80 euro cents for a car. So you don’t need Tolar to get to Ptuj.

To drive on the motorways in Austria you need to have the ‘Vingette’ it costs euro 7.50 for a 10 day Vingette.
Daily Slovenian road conditions information:

http://www.slovenia-tourism.si/?prometne_informacije

Maps

How to get to the EJC site

The summer bus timetable will be issued by the Bus Company on June 25th, please check the website for timetable of Maribor – Ptuj. Buses run at least one an hour and the journey take about 30 minutes. You will get off the bus in Ptuj at the Bus Station, see map for walking directions.

We are located next to the Terme Ptuj, so if you need to ask direction or follow road signs always head to the ‘Terme Ptuj’. There are ‘Terme Ptuj’ road signs on the road from Maribor and also from the direction of Zagreb. In general follow signs to Ptuj.

Driving via Maribor on the main motorway coming from Graz and the Austrian/Slovenian border. You will need to follow signs that indicate the main roads to Croatia, Zagreb and Ptuj. These are marked on the road surface as ‘HR’ for Croatia for example.
Stay on the main road that you are on coming from the frontier towards Maribor. Do not go into Maribor but take the ‘fly-over’ that crosses the river, go straight under the tunnel.Once you have crossed the river Drava in Maribor and gone through the tunnel, take the second exit off to the right and then get into the left hand lane. You should see on the big road signs the name Ptuj and/or Zagreb. Ptuj is about 28 kms from Maribor. On this road there are signs to ‘Terme Ptuj’.

The Site address is:
Terme Ptuj,
Pot v toplice 9,
2251 Ptuj
Slovenia.

Driving Directions

We are not responsible for road works or traffic jams, please check the latest situation on the roads before you set out. Monday 15th August is a holiday day around Ptuj so if you are planning to arrive on this day please expect traffic congestion and plan you journey appropriately.

Here’s the road map for driving to the site. Park at the P and come to Registration. Driving from Maribor you’ll drive through the village of Skorba and about 50 metres after the last buildings there is a turn sign posted Ptuj to the right. Slow down! There’s a curve that turns you 270 degrees back under the road bridge that you just drove over. Stop sign. Turn right and continue along this road towards Ptuj. After about 3kms you’ll se a big sign in blue on the side of a building that says Terme Ptuj, go left here. NB the road marking are very poor quality on the road so take it easy! After about 70 metres you have to follow the road around to the left again (you can se the Hotel Tonetu immediately on your left. There is a sign for the Terme. Continue to the P parking just by the Terme. Park on your left in car parking place and come on foot to the Registration point for Registration and further information!

Walking From Bus or Train Station

(distance less than 2kms)
Head to the Mestni Trg or Town Hall or Main Square. Head to the Terme Ptuj across the pedestrian bridge, turn right along the river. We plan to have a person in the main Square to direct you and if we can someone at the Bus Station too!
There will be signs to guide you, but always ask for ‘Terme Ptuj’

Map
Map

About the location

Things to do in and around the town

If you are planning on exploring the town of Ptuj and surrounding area before, after or during the convention – there is lots to do and see.

Ptuj itself is an historical town. Just outside the town are ancient Mithraic shrines. Settled in the late Stone Age, the town entered history under the Romans and there are still a number of interesting things to see from this era.

The castle sat at the top of the hill, overlooking the town and the river, dates from Medieval times. There are a number of churches through out the town. The Dominican monastery now houses the Archaeological Museum and a vast collection of Roman antiquities. The people of Ptuj are particularly proud of their Roman history. The water tower, which can be seen from afar, houses a gallery. There are a number of squares and plazas to sit in and watch the world go by and see if you can spot reminders of history such as symbols above the doorways of former butchers and tanners shops.

There are plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars in the town centre ranging from cheap and cheerful upwards.

The area around Ptuj as well as being famed for walking and cycling, is home to a huge number and variety of vineyards some of which can be visited for tastings. Information on visits, bike hire, cycle routes and more can be obtained from the Tourist Information Centre in town.

Ptuj is famed throughout Slovenia for its colourful and flamboyant Kurent festival at Lent. This age old shaggy figure chases away the winter and heralds spring and new fertility. Visitors come in their thousands to take part in the parades or simply watch the fun.

Ptuj has also integrated itself fully into modern cultural life with cultural, music, theatre and art events happening throughout the year.

For more information on the town itself:
Town home page www.ptuj.si
A small amount of information if you are interested in the town itself in Slovenian, German and English.

Ptuj Tourist Office www.ptuj-tourism.si
More information, but mostly in Slovenian. The basics are in German and English.

The location

Terme Ptuj

Eastern Slovenia is famed for its thermal spas and recreation parks centred around them. Ptuj is no exception.

The Convention site is located on the edge of Terme Ptuj, on the banks of the Drava River. We have negotiated a special cheap entrance deal for jugglers to the Terme site which is a fantastic mix and indoor and outdoor pools, wave pool, breathtaking tunnel slides, jaccuzis etc. There is something for everyone – for quiet moods relax in one of the jacuzzis, blat up and down the lanes if you’re feeling energetic, shallow pools and dinghies if you need to entertain the kids, dive boards for the adventurous and crazy tunnel slides for that “heart in the mouth” experience. Or just watch the world go by on the patio and grass areas. Its just two steps away if you need a break from all that juggling.

Our hosts

The town and people of Ptuj are excited and proud that the 28th European Juggling Convention is coming here. The team are working closely with the town’s organisations to ensure that the Convention is a great success and to create colourful events around the town as well as on site. Look out for details in the coming months of the parade, games, shows and perhaps a surprise or two.

Language spoken

the languages spoken are: Slovenian, Croatian, Serbian, German, Italian and English – although these last three are not always widely spoken. We also discovered that you can get by with Russian here.

Money

The currency of Slovenia is the Tolar. However, as Slovenia will be joining the Euro in 2007, it is already widely possible to pay in Euros, the exchange rate between Euros and Tolars being set by the government.

Cost of living

it is slightly less than Italy and Austria at the moment but is rising bit by bit.

Health

as you would expect of an EEC member country, all medical and emergency facilities are available and details of local help will, of course, be available during the convention.

Weather

what can we say. As the tourism and various other websites state, the summer is usually good and hot, but we can never guarantee anything and it has certainly been known to rain from time to time in August. See websites above if you want to know more.

Maps

plenty of maps are available on the above sites or elsewhere on the internet, or from good book shops.

Car and Bike Rental

are widespread.

Mobile phone coverage

seems to be good and widespread.

Opening Hours

These are similar to the rest of Europe with different businesses having short days or lunch brakes at different times. But generally things wake up at about 8 or 9 am and stay open until 7pm with many closing early at lunch time on Saturday. Sunday few places are open except for bars and restaurants.

Poolside action!

Next to the Convention Site stands the Terme Ptuj – big outdoor pools, huge slides, indoor pools, saunas, bars, restaurant, tree shaded grass, an outdoor Amphitheatre, showers, lockers and tennis courts.
We have a discount prices for the Terme: Adult 1100 sit, Child 550 sit. (4.6euro/2.3euro) That half price folks! And there’s no particular kind of swimming costume you are obliged to wear!

Other Places to Stay

At the Terme is the Tourist Camping, a three-star facility. If you want to camp there you can get special rates – Adult: 10€ per night, youth 6€, kids 3€ (plus 1€ tourist tax and insurance per day pp). This also gives you two entrances to the pools per person a day! More info on the Terme at: www.terme-ptuj.si

There are bungalows and apartments to rent at this location too. Jugglers’ prices are 20% reduction on 2004 prices!

NB: Booking deadlines!! Camping by August 1st 2005. Apartments/Bungalows by 15th July 2005.

For info on Ptuj, tourism, hotels and hostels, go to: www.ptuj-tourism.si

Within the next week we will inform you of the exact costs of the various accommodations and tell you how to get the discounts. Thanks you for your patience.

QUICK GUIDE TO SLOVENIAN LANGUAGE

PRONOUNCIATION (if you are English speaking ; )
S = sh, C = ch, Z = zh, J = yh

Prosim Please Bitte S’il vous plait
Hvala Thank you Danke Merci
Koliko stane? How much is? Wieviel kostet es? Ca fait combien?
Kje je … Where is … Wo ist … Ou est …
Jaz sem Zongler/ka I am a juggler Ich bin Poi-Spieler/in 😉 Je suis jongleur/se
Ja Yes Ja Oui
Ne No Nein Non
Zdravo Hello Hallo Bonjour
Nasvidenje /
Adijo
Goodbye Ciao Au revoir
Dobro Jutro Good Morning Guten Morgen Bonjour
Dober Dan Good Day Guten Tag Bonjour
Dober Vecer Good evening Guten Abend Bonjour
Lahko Noc Goodnight Gute Nacht Bon nuit
Banka Bank Bank Banque
Trgovina Supermarket Supermarkt Supermarche
Posta Post Office Post La Poste
Vlak Train Zug Train
Zelezniska postaja Rail Station Bahnhof Station de trains
Avtobus Bus Bus Bus
Avtobusna postaja Bus Station Bushaltestelle Station de bus
Ena 1 Dva 2
Tri 3 Stiri 4
Pet 5 Sest 6
Sedem 7 Osem 8
Devet 9 Deset 10
Sto 100 Dvesto 200
Petsto 500 Tisoc 1000
Pivo Bier Vino Wine
Kava Coffee Caj Tea
Voda Water Juice Orange juice
Sok Juice

 

Map
Ptuj
Ptuj
Terme

Convention Programme

Sunday 14th August 2005

12 noon: 28th EJC officially opens. Welcome and get settled. There will be workshops, Open Stage, Bar and preparation for the Parade on Monday.

Monday 15th August

We start our events with a bang! The Parade in Ptuj. It’s a National holiday and Ptuj town is trying to promote us so that 1,000’s of Slovenians and Austrians will come to Ptuj to see us! There will be big prizes for big or best costumes! We have an Opening Show and official welcome in the Town Square at the climax of The Parade.

Thuesday 16th August

A quiet day at the convention 😉 Workshops, volley-club, shows in the Terme possible, Open Stage, Cabaret, option of a second stage space (if there are enough jugglers who want to perform i.e. YOU!), 24 hour juggle space, Gym from 09:00 – 20:00, Traders and the start of Ptuj’s 1st International Street Performers Competition in the Town Square!
We need volunteers to teach Ptujans to juggle, based at the Town ‘Back Stage’ Office and open everyday from 12 to 16:00 – take an hour to met the locals and have fun.
Wait a moment; did he say ‘Street Performers Competition’? Yes! Tuesday – Saturday (maybe with a finale on Saturday) between 16 – 19:30 in the main Town Square there will be a street pitch for any performer who wants to try to win prizes, cash prizes! (That’s got your attention!) 1st – 300€, 2nd – 200€, 3rd – 100€ in real money and your name on the Trophy. Judged by local Ptujans and some experts. Only for conventioneers.

And Tuesday’s the night for the first Juggle Jam!

Wednesday 17th August

Another busy day at the ejc! Plus in the evening a ‘Town Show’ for the local public and some jugglers (limited space, sorry). Don’t worry jugglers, you will see all the artists on-site too. Takes place in the Minorite Monastery Courtyard in the early evening.
Open Stage. Show possibilities in the Terme mini-amphitheatre. Second Stage possibilities.

Thursday 18th August

Gala show evening. Two shows in the Big Top/Open Stage venue. If there are so many jugglers we will have an outdoor video screen too.

Friday 19th August

Games in Pool in the afternoon – silly water games! Fire Show at night.

Saturday 20th August

The Games – we haven’t decided where. Volley Club final. Business meetings – ejc2005 and EJA. Tidying up day. End of Convention Party Atmosphere with band and music.

Sunday 21st August

Time to start to leave folks. Pick Up Rubbish Day. Venues closed, volunteers needed to help take down fence, big tops.

Monday 22nd August

Everyone out! Sorry, but it’s got to end sometime! If you want to stay you must move into the Tourist Camping. All structures, tents, fences and facilities go away on trucks.

 

As usual, this is a not-for-profit convention, organised by jugglers for jugglers. Please help by volunteering to participate: offering a workshop, doing badge control, collecting rubbish, performing, stewarding the Parade, work as tech crew – there’s plenty of jobs to be done. Please offer your services by e-mail – or during the Convention. Thanks

By the way – No Dogs!

We look forward to seeing you in Slovenia, in Ptuj and in the pool!

Fire Garden

Yellow People: Information for fiery jugglers @ http://www.jongart.de/projekte.html

Workshops

We intend that the workshops will be a main feature of the ejc again this year. We have arranged for some great international workshops leaders, including:

  • Alan Blim (Jonglier Katacomben, Berlin) Rythmn and technique for Ball juggling.
  • Gregor Kiock (Espace Catastrophe, Bruxelles),
  • Jay Gilligan
  • Toby Walker
  • Toby Philpot – history and philosophy of the ejc and Juggling.
  • Kevin Brooking

There will be also…

Ariel practice and workshop space will be available all day in one venue.

There will be acrobatics mats and crash mats on-site in the big tops and in the town gym.

The town Gym is open 09:00 – 19:00 each day of the convention.

If you want to teach a workshop, just sign up at the Workshops area at the Information Point.

Acts & Artists

So far, include:

  • Los Fabulosos
  • Spot the Drop
  • Jonglissimo
  • The Fighting Machines of North Hollywood – from USA, Sweden and Norway, a new show.
  • Mario – Queen of the Circus’ as M.C. for the Cabaret Stage
  • Priam. Diabolos and Creativeity from one of Europe’s greatest Diabolo players.
  • Mariano Lopez

There will be Open Stages, a second stage space, The JuggleJam and a Cabaret Stage to perform on – sign up at Information Point and contact the show organisers as soon as you get to the Convention. We’ve arranged the spaces for you to play in, we need YOU!

NOW we have the pre-registration numbers from EJA we are booking more artists and workshop leaders every day!

1st Ptuj International Street Performers Competition

This competition is open to anyone attending EJC2005. You can be a solo show, double act or group act. You can be a beginner at street shows, have some experience or be a professional. Points will be awarded for skill, talent, presentation, originality and interaction with the audience. So, come and have a go!

The show ‘pitch’ is in front of the Town Hall in Ptuj in the square, which is a good place to pull a crowd. You can ‘hat’ (ask for money) the audience if you wish. Just like any street show, we will not provide any technical support. If you want to use music or a microphone you must provide this yourself and power it yourself.

You will have 30 minutes to draw a crowd and do your show. You will be given a time between 16.00 hours and 20.00 hours on Tuesday 16, Wednesday 17, Thursday 18 or Friday 19 August. We will provide a dressing room in the Town Hall office and of course, our co-ordinator will be there to keep things running smoothly.

What’s the prize? Well, the winner will receive €300, 2nd prize €200 and 3rd prize €100. And of course the press will be there to take pictures. There will also be a trophy on which your name will be engraved as the first winner of the competition which will stay here in Ptuj.

Everyone who takes part in the competition will receive a free pizza from Café Evropa, who are supporting this competition and who are based in the Town Square.

Who are the judges? The local newspaper is running a competition here to find 3 local people, 1 young, 1 middle aged and 1 older person. They will be joined by 1 person from Ptuj who has experience of the performing arts and EJC2005 is providing a judge who has international experience of street performance. These 5 people will decide the winners.

To enter: please register for the competition at the Information & Registration point at the Convention. You cannot register before you arrive. When you register, please let us know
1) if you have public liability insurance – bring paperwork with you. (Don’t worry if you are a beginner and do not have this).
2) If you intend to use fire.

The rest is up to you. Don’t worry about the language here. The locals have seen street shows and as long as you ‘wow’ them or ‘entertain’ them they won’t mind what language you speak! Be creative. Be funny. Be skillfull. Be beautiful. Be here!

 

Ptuj
Poolside action!
Map

Jobs

Bar

On almost every EJC the bar was a central meeting-point for the jugglers. In this Year we want to have a point like this:
The bar will not be a party zone but an area to meet friends and talk to them.
The bar will happen in a circus tent. We have some ideas how to decorate the bar, but we still hope for your ideas.
We want to sell hot and cold drinks for a fair price. We just can do this with loads of help by volunteers.
We would like to be in contact with some jugglers who want to volunteer in the bar.
We also need one or two more bar-managers who help me to organise the bar during the convention.

So if you got some ideas for the bar or if you like to work in the bar sent me an email: ejcbar2005@aol.com

Making the Production Team

We need all sorts of help to run a not-for-profit Convention. Here’s a list of activities. If you want to help us then just get in contact by sending a short c.v., a covering letter giving your contact details and tell us what you can help us with.

We will try to make a crew balanced out of experienced and new members, each team working with a local Slovenian juggler/ translator.

It would be great to have a truly international crew working on this event.

If you can give one hour our one month we’re happy to hear from you.

NB: this is generally volunteer work

The Production Team has to accomplish these tasks (and monitor them), some of them everyday and night.

Pre-Convention

Site lay out
Build fence
Build structures
Place units – showers and toilets.
Light site
Power up
Water supply
Décor
Signs
Information
Install stages and tech equipment
Traffic strategy
Crowd control planning
Health and Safety audits
Security planning.
Emergency planning

During Convention

Fire lanes
Fire Equipment
Fence Structure
Site lighting
Sanitation – toilets and showers
Rubbish collection
Power line safety check
Water supply check
Traffic Management
Gate Control
Venue management – Big Tops, Tents, Gym Halls, show spaces.
Tech for tents – day lights and ventilation
Special shows – in town, opening show, fire show, games.
Transport department – getting things around
Registration and Information systems
Health and Safety checks

Events Team

Show Director, stage management and tech crews
Tech team – stage manager, LX, SFX, event manager
Comperes, Presenters.
Shows – Open Stage: minimum – stage manager, LX, SFX, tent manager.
Shows – Open Stage: minimum – stage manager, LX, SFX, tent manager.
Special shows – in town, opening show, fire show, games.

Amongst the specific posts we still need to fill:

Workshop Co-ordinator

Volunteer Co-ordinator

Games Genius

Parade Master

Teams for Registration and Information

Translation Officers

Video Controller

Musical Creativist

Thanks for reading this. I hope that some of you will contact us. It’s nice for us to have support whilst we try to pull off the Slovenian Adventure.

If you’ve worked before with an EJC please just remind us of your interest. We are busy contacting technicians and volunteers from previous years – so, if we spoke to you in 2004 already, drop us an email and remind us.

The Brief History of Volunteering.

Once upon a time this Juggling Convention was only volunteers, well, in fact, just 11 jugglers. There came a time later that the event was getting more than 1000 people and getting big, but many, many jugglers volunteered to help and all was groovy. In recent times the Convention has become huge and more expensive to run and a big event, but maybe because it seems so big, the volunteer numbers have declined.
Volunteer and get to meet new jugglers, have a laugh with us and achieve great joy in helping to stage the EJC 2005. I always think that it’s the Jugglers convention for we are but a bunch of jugglers out – standing in a field.

Written by Jules.

Contact: jobs@ejc2005.com

Prices

Pre-Registered

Adult (16years+) 75€
Teenagers (12 – 15 years) 37€
Children (0 -11 years) FREE

On-the-Door Prices.

Adult (16years+) 100€
Teenagers (12 – 15 years) 50€
Children (0 -11 years) FREE

Day Tickets

Adult (16years+) 18€ per day.
Teenagers (12 – 15 years) 9€ per day.
Children (0 -11 years) Free.

 

We will accept on-the-door currencies: € (Euro), SIT (Slovenian Tolar).

NO DOGS ARE PERMITTED ON SITE

How to pay details coming soon!

Pre-Registration

(as advised by EJA)

Pre-Registration really helps the local organisers (EJC2005) plan effectively and makes a better convention for all, so please pre-register as soon as possible.

How to Pre-Register

The registration is a three-step process:

1. Submit the Registration Form

You can either fill in the Registration Form online at https://prereg.eja.net (This service will be open from April 17th 2005) or download the Flyer relating to your country, print it out, fill it in and send it to your EJA Country Representative, address on flyer.

2. Arrange Payment

To complete your registration arrange payment as stated on the online-registration website or flyer. If you used the online-registration you can choose to make credit card payment.
Note: Steps 1. And 2. Must be completed before 1st of July (Pre-Registration Deadline. After the deadline you have to pay the on-site registration fees).

3. Confirmation

Your Registration is processed by your Country Representative. After he has checked that your payment is complete, you will be mailed a confirmation of your registration by normal mail. This typically happens only after the pre-registration deadline.
Note: You have to bring this paper confirmation letter to the convention to be admitted to the convention.

Prices for Pre-Registration can be found on the flyer or on the ‘Prices’ page on this web site.

If your country doesn’t have an ‘EJA Representative’ or dedicated Flyer

Select Other Countries when registering online respectively the International Flyer and follow the pre-registration instructions from above. Hedzer Westra (Nederland Representative, rep-nl@eja.net) will process your registration and answer your questions.

Further Assistance

Pre-Registration is the business of the EJA (Stichting European Juggling Association, www.eja.net ). Any problems or issues with Pre-Registration must be referred to the EJA. In case of problems or for advice contact your EJA Country Representative:

Country Contacts:

If you have problems contacting your Country Representative or if you have technical problems contact prereg@eja.net.
If this still does not resolve your problem, please contact directors@eja.net.

What if I change my mind?

The following EJC pre-registration cancellation policy was passed at the 2001 EJA business meeting, 07-09 December 2001 in Bremen (Germany):

I. EJC pre-registrations are fully refundable if a written cancellation is received before the end of the pre-registration deadline.

II. Cancellations received after the end of the pre-registration deadline but before the event has started will be decided upon on a case by case basis.

III. Cancellations will not be accepted after the beginning of an event.

Please note that while it is the intent of the EJA to provide a full refund if a pre-registration is cancelled, we reserve the right to deduct any costs that are caused by a cancellation from the refund, including (but not limited to) bank fees and costs of credit card refunds.
If you want to cancel a pre-registration, please write to your local EJA contact person whose contact details are given on the confirmation of your registration. It is acceptable to submit your cancellation by email (please send a copy of the email to prereg@eja.net as well as to your local EJA contact person). Cancellation by phone is not possible.

 

 

Flyer

International Version in English as PDF-file (327 kByte)Danish Version as PDF-File (315 kByte)Dutch Version for Belgium as PDF-File (328 kByte)
French Version for Belgium as PDF-File (325kByte)French Version for Switzerland as PDF-File (325 kByte)
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Italian Version for Switzerland as PDF-file (318 kByte)

Finnish Version as PDF-File (321 kByte)

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Irish Version as PDF-file (321 kByte)

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Dutch Version as PDF-file (328 kByte)

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Accomodation

Other Places to Stay

At the Terme is the Tourist Camping, a three-star facility. If you want to camp there you can get special rates – Adult: 10€ per night, youth 6€, kids 3€ (plus 1€ tourist tax and insurance per day pp). This also gives you two entrances to the pools per person a day! More info on the Terme at:www.terme-ptuj.si

There are bungalows and apartments to rent at this location too. Jugglers’ prices are 20% reduction on 2004 prices!

NB: Booking deadlines!! Camping by August 1st 2005. Apartments/Bungalows by 15th July 2005.

For info on Ptuj, tourism, hotels and hostels, go to: www.ptuj-tourism.si

Accommodation next to the EJC site

These Apartments and Bungalows are located at the EJC site. The prices quoted below are a 20% reduction on the 2004 high season prices – that’s the deal for Jugglers. You have to Pre-Register to get the discounted prices!

Apartments
(includes Terme pools)
Apartment price € Jugglers Price per person per night
1 person apartment 35.2 35.2
2 person 60.8 30.4
2 person in larger apt 65.6 32.8
3 – 6 persons 72 3 people = 24: for 4p = 18: for 6p = 12

Price includes apartment rental, use of the kitchen, cost of electricity, bedclothes and final cleaning of apartment.

Bungalows
(includes Terme pools)
Per person per night Jugglers Price per person per night
Bungalows 1 person 37.6 37.6
1/2-3 persons 33.6 33.6
Full board 1 45.6 45.6
full board 1/2-3 40 40
half board 1 41.6 41.6
half board 1/2-3 36.8 36.8

The price for full and half board of less than 2 days is 10% higher.

Discounts
Children under 4 yrs free 0 0
Children 4-12 years 30% discount 30% discount
Pensioners and disabled 10% discount for full and half board over two days.

Rooms have bathroom cable TV and telephone.

Camping 2004 
(includes Terme pools)
per person per day 10 10
children ( 5 – 14yrs) 5 5
children (under 5 yrs) 0 0
Extras (per day)
Electricity 2.5
A dog (on the guide rope) 2.1

(includes Terme pools): Each guest gets a set of tickets – 2 tickets a day – to enter the pool complex.

PLEASE NOTE EXTRA COST: All guests at the Terme Ptuj are supposed to pay a combined Tourist Tax (per person) and Insurance, currently quoted at 1.2€ per day. We are hoping that the local commune (municipality of Ptuj) will be waiving the Tourist Tax (0.7€ p/p) for EJC2005 participants, so only the Insurance (0.5€ p/p) needs to be paid to the Terme Ptuj. Tourist Tax and Insurance are dealt with as extra to the quoted prices.

To get these prices/discounts book directly with the Terme Ptuj and quote the code:

“EJC2005 JUGGLE”

When you go the Terme reception to get you keys you will have to take with you a copy of the Pre-Registration Form (that the EJA will give you) then you can get the prices as agreed.

To book at the Terme Ptuj contact:

Phone: +386 2 782 78 21
Camp Site: +386 2 782 72 11
Fax: +386 2 783 77 71
e-mail: info@terme-ptuj.si or terme.ptuj@siol.net
web site: www.terme-ptuj.si

address:
TERME PTUJ
POT V TOPLICE 9
2251 PTUJ
SLOVENIA.

THIS IS A BUSY TOURIST CENTRE
BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!

Booking CLOSING DATES:
CAMPING – AUGUST 1ST 2005.
BUNGALOWS & APARTMENTS – JULY 15TH 2005.

You can get more information about Ptuj and its facilities from visiting http://www.ptuj-tourism.si/

Accommodation in the town of Ptuj

Here’s a list of Hotel, Rooms and Apartments in Ptuj. More will be added as we get more information.

You can see more details about anything listed below via http://www.ptuj-tourism.si/namestitve/

Sorry but we forgot to put this on the list!

Hotel Poetovio **
Vinarski trg. 5 Ptuj
Tel: 02 779 82 01
Fax: 02 779 82 41
memorija@volija.net

KRAPSA * *
Maistrova ulica 19
2250 Ptuj.
Tel: +386 2 787 75 70
Fax: +386 2 787 75 71
M: +386 41 987 743
Rozalija_k@hotmail.com
3 doubles
1 triple
1 single
inc.breakfast
From 17€
PRI TONETU *
Zadruzni trg 13, Ptuj
Tel: +386 2 788 56 83
From 16€ Fully booked already
STIJAKOVIC *
Rimska ulica 9,
SI – 2250 Ptuj.
Tel: +386 2 783 64 91
3 doubles
2 triples
From 23€
ZIGA
Panonska ulica 1, Ptuj
Tel: 2 748 16 83
M: +386 41 242 297
Fax: 02 748 16 84
zigasos@volja.net or nocitve.zig@siol.net
From 13€
APARTMAJI SILAK * *
Dravska ulica 13, Ptuj
Tel: +386 2 787 74 47
M: +386 41 760 886
rooms.silak@siol.net
6 singles
22 doubles
1 triple
inc. breakfast
From 28€
GARNI HOTEL MITRA * * *
Presernova 6, 2250 Ptuj.
Tel: +386 2 787 74 55
Fax: +386 2 787 88 89
info@hotel-mitra-fm.si
www.hotel-mitra-fm.si or www.hotelptuj.com
3 singles
17 doubles
2 Apart. for 4
inc. breakfast
40€ single
60€ double
100€
10% Jugglers Discount on these prices!
Quote: ‘EJC2005 JUGGLE’
IYH Youth Hostel – ‘Kurent’
Osojnikova 9
2250 Ptuj.
Tel: +386 2 771 08 14
Fax: +386 2 771 08 15
Csod.yhptuj@guest.arnes.si
www.csod.si
rooms:
2 twin
8 quadruple
1 x 5-bed
2 x 6-bed
inc. breakfast
13.30 € IYH members
15€ non-members

N.B. More or less all prices exclude the Tourist Tax of 0.7 € per adult per night.

The EJC2005 organising committee are not responsible for the accuracy of these details. Prices and details are subject to change. Please contact the accommodation providers directly to make enquiries and bookings. Any eddresses that don’t work – refer to the Local Tourist Office Ptuj (see below)

More Information from:

Lokalna turisticna organizacija – LTO Ptuj,
Slovenski trg. 14,
Ptuj.

Phone: +386 2 771 56 91
Fax: +386 2 771 01 75
Email: info@ptuj-tourism.si
Web Site: http://www.ptuj-tourism.si/ 
in English, Slovenian, German.

 

Sponsors

austrian airlines www.aua.com Our biggest sponsor!
Kandit www.kandit.hr Our second biggest sponsor
cisto mesto ‘Cisto Mesto’ – Clean City. Absolute stars in helping us with totally free services and assistance in getting good deals.
radio ptuj
bolha www.bolha.com
slovenija www.slovenia-tourism.si
kolosej www.kolosej.si
komunala ptuj www.komunala-ptuj.si
termalni park www.terme-ptuj.si
slovenske zeleznice www.slo-zeleznice.si
slovenia times www.sloveniatimes.com
vidikartice www.karticevidi.com
zurnal www.zurnal.org

 

Thanks

In particular, we say a big thank you to:

Our art designer – (the great) Lee Gammon – for the poster and logo!

(In Ptuj) Robert Krizanic, Sviki, Dayan, POVOD, Tanya, Alenka, Jasna, Mitra Hotel in Ptuj, Andrej, Branka and the City and People of Ptuj.

(In Maribor) Borut Wenzel, Cico, Smolchy, Spiele, and Sam Sebastian.

(In Graz) INFIRE: Claudia, Ernesto, Fratl, Laura, Zebaztian, Werner.

Organising Team: Thorsten, David Marchant, Henry, Cathy, Mini, Paul Anderson, Toby Philpot, Tom Renegade.

Carvin EJC2004 team – all of them!

Austrian Jugglers, the Italian Jugglers Association, Just for Joy Association.

Chris from PassePasse who donated juggling equipment to the juggling scene in Maribor.

Micha Berg who had the idea to do the convention.

Thomas Vidmar who suggested Slovenia and did the early research

The EJA pre-reg team, the EJA Reps and the EJA for helping make this event reality.

All previous and future EJC organisers who ‘keep the faith’.

Gabi and Paul Keast of the Kaskade (which, before the www was the sole source of information! and without whom we would never have spread juggling to so many people!!)

This list is not complete and will be updated soon!