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Title: Blackpool Balloon Bash
Post by: Graham Lee on January 26, 2018, 06:07:43 PM
A few more tickets have become available for this event, from the facebook page.


Exiting news flash..
Blackpool balloon bash has had a few tickets become available for the 2018 event in March from 16th -18th.

Ticket prices start at just £60
We will offer competitions, team builds and this year we have Michael Abrahamson
over from Ireland as our main lecturer. Along with much more!!!
To come along and join this growing balloon event contact myself or frank sweeny for more information.

We hope to see you there.!
Title: Re: Blackpool Balloon Bash
Post by: Graham Lee on March 05, 2018, 10:40:22 PM
The Blackpool Balloon Bash are offering a free ticket, you have to become a member
of the facebook page and not have attended before, this is the link to the page.

They are picking the winner out the hat tomorrow night so you have to be quick.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BlackpoolBalloonBash/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/BlackpoolBalloonBash/)
Title: Re: Blackpool Balloon Bash
Post by: Graham Lee on March 19, 2018, 07:03:01 PM
I got back this afternoon from the Blackpool balloon bash.
We decided to spend another night in Blackpool due to the weather.

I will post some of the balloon pictures later, it was nice meeting a lot of new people
and catching up with others. It was a laugh, then again I always have a laugh
where ever I go with the latex.

This time I was the Cadburys milk tray abseiling man,
you possibly had to be there but it was a very funny night.
Title: Re: Blackpool Balloon Bash
Post by: Graham Lee on March 20, 2018, 11:14:52 AM
I travelled up on the Thursday so there was about 7/8 of us there I think.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 20, 2018, 11:15:41 AM
:)
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 20, 2018, 11:16:55 AM
For a change I thought I would make a variation on the sausage dog  ;)
Title: Re: Blackpool Balloon Bash
Post by: Graham Lee on March 21, 2018, 09:57:44 AM
Zoe making her dress, I think it was a shame that the three dress's made were
not worn and mentioned as quite a time was being spent on them.
Title: Re: Blackpool Balloon Bash
Post by: Graham Lee on March 21, 2018, 10:00:55 AM
Michael re-freshed my memory on how to make the cube. I have
been informed this is a Brian Asman design, I was going wrong on
stage two of three. I used to make this quite regularly a while back.
The good thing is it will take your weight and you can stand on it.

The dog having a wee on the lamp post.
Title: Re: Blackpool Balloon Bash
Post by: Graham Lee on March 21, 2018, 10:02:06 AM
Outside the hall and outside the venue.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 21, 2018, 10:03:18 AM
Bob who was unable to attend due to health reasons made the
plaque design for the bash.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 22, 2018, 09:57:06 AM
Zoe with her dress.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 22, 2018, 09:59:04 AM
A variation on the Lamp I made the other week,
trying a different shade construction.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 22, 2018, 10:00:31 AM
Some then went off to the swimming pool.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 22, 2018, 10:01:46 AM
The base of the lamp upside down could have been the start of an
Olympic flame or any flame really.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 22, 2018, 10:03:15 AM
I made the lamp slightly shorter, it looked too tall to me before.
Title: Re: Blackpool Balloon Bash
Post by: zozoo on March 23, 2018, 06:05:25 AM
Great photos. I barely took any... Can I pinch a couple please??
Title: Re: Blackpool Balloon Bash
Post by: Graham Lee on March 23, 2018, 09:33:23 AM
Quote from: "zozoo"
Great photos. I barely took any... Can I pinch a couple please??
Could you let me know what numbers and I will send you the originals which
will be better qualaity. Are they just for facebook?

I do have loads more still to post.
Title: Re: Blackpool Balloon Bash
Post by: Graham Lee on March 23, 2018, 09:34:26 AM
The official start of the event.
Title: Re: Blackpool Balloon Bash
Post by: Graham Lee on March 23, 2018, 09:36:35 AM
We got into 5 teams and made a car, every 5 minutes people moved to
another group. It was organised chaos but fun as many were not
sure what group to move too. But this made it funnier.
Title: Re: Blackpool Balloon Bash
Post by: Graham Lee on March 23, 2018, 09:38:05 AM
This was the group I was in, the first picture here and the last picture on the post above.
Title: Re: Blackpool Balloon Bash
Post by: Graham Lee on March 23, 2018, 09:39:37 AM
We made the white car. There was a technical reason why we had two radiators,
I made the first one too small.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 23, 2018, 09:41:42 AM
The cars coming together.
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Post by: zozoo on March 23, 2018, 09:46:51 AM
Yes just for FB. I will wait until you have finished posting them first :)
Title: Re: Blackpool Balloon Bash
Post by: Graham Lee on March 24, 2018, 09:03:04 AM
The original Iron latex lady, I think Shirley was the first to win this at The Millennium Jam.
Getting ready for the Blackpool Iron man competition.
Title: Re: Blackpool Balloon Bash
Post by: Graham Lee on March 24, 2018, 09:04:41 AM
All ready.
Title: Re: Blackpool Balloon Bash
Post by: Graham Lee on March 24, 2018, 09:05:26 AM
Debating what to make.
Title: Re: Blackpool Balloon Bash
Post by: Graham Lee on March 24, 2018, 09:06:37 AM
I made the rabbit earlier on in the day and for a laugh entered it into the comp.
I'm sure everyone realised this? Well I hope they did.

I don't think there were any white balloons in the bag to use.
Title: Re: Blackpool Balloon Bash
Post by: Graham Lee on March 25, 2018, 10:41:42 AM
Still the iron man competition.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 25, 2018, 10:42:37 AM
Iron man.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 25, 2018, 10:44:07 AM
It was great to catch up with Shirley Ray, she is just lovely.
And Joanne is nice as well  ;)
Title: Re: Blackpool Balloon Bash
Post by: Graham Lee on March 25, 2018, 11:00:49 AM
My bunny rabbit and Danielle in the tower.
Title: Re: Blackpool Balloon Bash
Post by: Graham Lee on March 26, 2018, 08:24:32 AM
Zoe finished the dress, I think someone should have worn it,
Possibly Zoe?
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 26, 2018, 08:29:33 AM
Craig at the start of his workshop.
Ooops, this was the finished dress.
Title: Re: Blackpool Balloon Bash
Post by: Graham Lee on March 26, 2018, 08:31:16 AM
I though the inside of the wheel design would make for a captain America shield.
Possibly a slight change in colour but it looks like it would work OK.
Title: Re: Blackpool Balloon Bash
Post by: Graham Lee on March 26, 2018, 08:32:30 AM
I think Michael made the grey baby and Louise the other one.
Title: Re: Blackpool Balloon Bash
Post by: cashmagic on March 27, 2018, 06:44:14 PM
Some great photos graham
Zoe wore her dress and so did someone else
Title: Re: Blackpool Balloon Bash
Post by: Graham Lee on March 29, 2018, 10:31:09 AM
Quote from: "cashmagic"
Some great photos graham
Zoe wore her dress and so did someone else
I must have missed that,
perhaps it was one of those late at nights when I'm off getting my beauty sleep  ;)
Title: Re: Blackpool Balloon Bash
Post by: Graham Lee on March 29, 2018, 10:46:21 AM
Louise made the baby then from Craig Cash workshop.
Title: Re: Blackpool Balloon Bash
Post by: Graham Lee on March 29, 2018, 10:47:52 AM
Getting ready for the 5 minute competition.
Title: Re: Blackpool Balloon Bash
Post by: Graham Lee on March 29, 2018, 10:49:23 AM
The 5 minute competition. I really liked Michael's tractor.
Title: Re: Blackpool Balloon Bash
Post by: Graham Lee on March 29, 2018, 10:51:10 AM
Still the 5 minute comp.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 30, 2018, 11:12:27 AM
Then it was the 30 minute competition.
Title: Re: Blackpool Balloon Bash
Post by: Graham Lee on March 30, 2018, 12:12:43 PM
30 minute comp.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 30, 2018, 12:13:56 PM
Caroline made the tower with lights.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 30, 2018, 12:14:53 PM
The dress section.
Title: Re: Blackpool Balloon Bash
Post by: Graham Lee on March 31, 2018, 09:13:00 AM
From the 30 minute comp.
Title: Re: Blackpool Balloon Bash
Post by: Graham Lee on March 31, 2018, 09:14:09 AM
There were babies everywhere.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 31, 2018, 09:15:23 AM
Then it was onto Michaels workshop.
Title: Re: Blackpool Balloon Bash
Post by: Graham Lee on March 31, 2018, 09:16:29 AM
Julie having a relaxing time on her phone.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 31, 2018, 09:18:03 AM
Variations from some of Michaels designs.
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Post by: Graham Lee on April 09, 2018, 09:13:29 AM
More from the bash.
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Post by: Graham Lee on April 09, 2018, 09:14:48 AM
A couple of Spider men.
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Post by: Graham Lee on April 09, 2018, 09:15:59 AM
Mr Potato head.
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Post by: Graham Lee on April 10, 2018, 10:20:27 PM
Crusty the clown.
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Post by: Graham Lee on April 10, 2018, 10:21:46 PM
More
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Post by: Graham Lee on April 10, 2018, 10:23:43 PM
More.
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Post by: Graham Lee on April 11, 2018, 07:38:36 PM
Then it was onto the winners ceremony.

144, Louise winner Iron latex man
145, Caroline runner up Iron latex man

Iron latex man and both the winners were female, possibly a title change for next year?
The Iron Person competition but then does it really matter.................Possibly?
Title: Re: Blackpool Balloon Bash
Post by: Graham Lee on April 11, 2018, 07:39:54 PM
I will get a list of who won what etc shortly.

147, Michael runner up in the 30 minute competition.
146, Michael winner of the 5 minute competition.
145, Sally runner up in 5 minute competition.
Title: Re: Blackpool Balloon Bash
Post by: Graham Lee on April 12, 2018, 09:28:59 AM
Alex won the 30 minute competition.
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Post by: Graham Lee on April 12, 2018, 09:30:54 AM
My ladies of latex and the 50 shades of Graham discussion, he he.
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Post by: Graham Lee on April 12, 2018, 09:32:01 AM
Some of the shades.
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Post by: Graham Lee on April 12, 2018, 09:35:31 AM
More pictures.
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Post by: Graham Lee on April 13, 2018, 09:43:27 AM
More from the bash.
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Post by: Graham Lee on April 13, 2018, 09:45:24 AM
Displaying the heart.
I had a go at the eternity weave, I did not use all the balloon length
as this made it a tighter weave with less open space.
Title: Re: Blackpool Balloon Bash
Post by: Graham Lee on April 13, 2018, 09:50:44 AM
There were quite a few eternity designs about.
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Post by: Graham Lee on April 13, 2018, 09:52:19 AM
Then it was onto Michaels Sunday morning session.
Sally & Danielle following along.
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Post by: Lee Reilly on April 13, 2018, 04:39:09 PM
Great set of photos.
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Post by: Graham Lee on April 13, 2018, 06:45:00 PM
Great set of photos.

I still have a few more to post Lee, should all be up by Monday I think.
Title: Re: Blackpool Balloon Bash
Post by: Graham Lee on April 14, 2018, 08:39:04 AM
I really liked the head structure of the dog Michael shared.
Title: Re: Blackpool Balloon Bash
Post by: Graham Lee on April 14, 2018, 08:48:29 AM
Last picture, this is Alex, Sara's son who won the McPump in the raffle.
Louise won the pump but already had a filbert so decided to raffle it off with
proceeds going to the local school for Autism. I think over £200 was raised.
Title: Re: Blackpool Balloon Bash
Post by: Graham Lee on April 14, 2018, 08:51:08 AM
There was some deep discussion at the back of the room.
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Post by: Graham Lee on April 14, 2018, 08:52:54 AM
Louise doing the draw for the raffle price, the McPump.
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Post by: Graham Lee on April 15, 2018, 09:22:50 AM
On the way to the town centre to go up the Blackpool tower, this time it was closed
due to high winds, maybe we will get to the top next year?
Then again maybe not!

Frank receiving the Burns/Ashworth Shield.
Title: Re: Blackpool Balloon Bash
Post by: Graham Lee on April 15, 2018, 09:25:28 AM
We did manage to have a look inside though, that building has some history.
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Post by: Graham Lee on April 15, 2018, 09:26:38 AM
It was then time for bingo with my partners in crime, it was a very funny hour.
We did have a laugh.
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Post by: Graham Lee on April 16, 2018, 08:14:34 AM
After bingo we went off to twist for a while.
Title: Re: Blackpool Balloon Bash
Post by: Graham Lee on April 16, 2018, 08:15:43 AM
I added a trigger to the gun.
From the fold twist next time I would make the blush around the back in white to
keep in keeping with the nappy. I say next time but I probably wont make again.
Always onto the next thing.
Title: Re: Blackpool Balloon Bash
Post by: Graham Lee on April 16, 2018, 08:19:47 AM
The last of the Blackpool pictures, finally got there.

The view from my bedroom window towards the tower, zoomed out and in.
The morning after, everyone has gone and there are no balloon anywhere to be seen
where the day before was thriving with balloons and those that play with them.
It's like a holiday romance, he he.