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licklefairygirl (aka smallgirl)


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Posted:on saturday afternoon i saw an arty program on bbc 2 and it was imagery describing the planets (you know the classical music pieces) and they showed footage from burning man and lots of happy spinners

well it made me happy four five minutes anyway.................. didn't spot eva either frown


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monserat
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Posted:In the new vodafone advert right at the start there's a guy doing fire ropes and a fire juggler in the background

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Fixx
GOLD Member since Jul 2006

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Posted:Not quite TV (unless they show it sometime in the future) but i was at a Pink concert at Wembley on Monday night, and during one of the songs one of her dancers was spinning glow poi.

Nothing fancy, just weave, reels and lots of wheel plane circles, but made us smile smile


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bluecat


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Posted: Written by: Spanner


 Written by: bbc.co.uk

Pauline McLynn - better known as father Ted's Mrs Doyle - plays Sal's best friend Tip, while Sally Phillips is her hippy daughter Tash, whose circus skills don't add any gravitas to her already skimpy CV.



It's highly misrepresentative of fire spinning and its culture but more concerningly a very bad example to be setting.

Quite simply, the BBC is currently broadcasting a trailer several times per day which shows Sally Philips unconfidently spinning fire poi in a church, wearing no head/hair cover and short sleeves, then cutting to one of the poi, presumably having left her hand, burning some decoration.

It's a couple of very quick shots but as far as I remember this is what can be seen.
What can't be seen is any evidence of any safety precautions as recommended by the HoP fire safety articles, for example, and as this trailer and the fuller programme will be an introduction to the whole range of fire arts for the vast majority of the audience, I find that absolutely unacceptable.

Expecting fire spinners to perform for free as requested earlier this year was bad enough.
I know: wrong forum for this kind of chat, but this complacency by the BBC could have very serious consequences frown




er. has anyone complained to them yet? i will, if noone else does.


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kash
GOLD Member since May 2006

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Posted:Has anyone else noticed that whenever there is poi in mainstream media it is nearly always *really bad* poi, like someone has taken an extra to one side and given them some poi 5 minutes before they start rolling.

I think there must be a niche in the market here, perhaps we could start our own agency for fire dancing extras/character actors!


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Spanner
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Posted: Written by: bluecat


 Written by: Spanner


 Written by: bbc.co.uk

Pauline McLynn - better known as father Ted's Mrs Doyle - plays Sal's best friend Tip, while Sally Phillips is her hippy daughter Tash, whose circus skills don't add any gravitas to her already skimpy CV.



It's highly misrepresentative of fire spinning and its culture but more concerningly a very bad example to be setting.

Quite simply, the BBC is currently broadcasting a trailer several times per day which shows Sally Philips unconfidently spinning fire poi in a church, wearing no head/hair cover and short sleeves, then cutting to one of the poi, presumably having left her hand, burning some decoration.

It's a couple of very quick shots but as far as I remember this is what can be seen.
What can't be seen is any evidence of any safety precautions as recommended by the HoP fire safety articles, for example, and as this trailer and the fuller programme will be an introduction to the whole range of fire arts for the vast majority of the audience, I find that absolutely unacceptable.

Expecting fire spinners to perform for free as requested earlier this year was bad enough.
I know: wrong forum for this kind of chat, but this complacency by the BBC could have very serious consequences frown




er. has anyone complained to them yet? i will, if noone else does.



I haven't sent in my complaint yet but I'm drafting one.
I'm glad you want to complain too and would encourage others who feel the same to do the same smile

Another point I thought of is that when the BBC ask spinners to perform with fire for free, those gigs don't count towards future Equity membership if I remember correctly.
(I wonder if the BBC has the cheek to approach actors expecting them to perform for free?)
I'm sure Sally Philips is an Equity member and has been paid very well for this episode involving fire poi, yet I'd say it didn't seem apparent whether she'd practiced for the amount of time you'd expect anyone to be confident - or safe! - enough to be spinning fire poi.


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jemima (jem)
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Posted:There was a tiny bit of fire spinning at the Take That comeback concert.........thingy (I wasn't watching it I was channel flicking, honest ubbangel)

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Gayle......!
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Posted:Quite amusing medieval women mace poi in a performance from Monty Pythons spamalot on the royal variety performace.

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Posted:Yep, just saw that, what a feeble attempt ubblol

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Brenn
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Posted:I did Poi on TV once...but then i lost my balance and fell off.

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Lost83spy
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Posted: Written by: Brenn


I did Poi on TV once...but then i lost my balance and fell off.



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Danny_
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Posted:i was filmed, and broadcast live, a little while ago spinning fire poi on the roof of a music channel's studio in NZ... biggrin

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psycotic_furby
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Posted:Hmm... some trash TV on Channel 4 (uk) right now about 'pyromaniacs'. They've basically called fire spinning, whips, breathing etc as 'acceptable' outlets for pyromania, showing a few groups in america, and now they're basically saying playing with fire is a form of masturbation/sex (?!)

Oh, and we're all showoffs... Well that goes without saying, surely?


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Axis


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Posted:Here's one!

A couple of years back i was filmed doing poi for a tv ident, for Viasat i think. I was told it's Europe's 2nd biggest broadcaster with an audience of 250million across the continent.

Much to my dismay on the final footage my own body was painted out and dancers inserted into my trails of fire.

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At least my flames are famous! Lol

True story.


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Loewan
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Posted: Written by: psycotic_furby



Hmm... some trash TV on Channel 4 (uk) right now about 'pyromaniacs'. They've basically called fire spinning, whips, breathing etc as 'acceptable' outlets for pyromania, showing a few groups in america, and now they're basically saying playing with fire is a form of masturbation/sex (?!)





That is so true... Why do you think I need to change my trousers everytime I spin? Apart from the obvious reason of not wanting to get my nice clothes dirty. tongue

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psycotic_furby
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Posted: Written by: Lowan


That is so true... Why do you think I need to change my trousers everytime I spin? Apart from the obvious reason of not wanting to get my nice clothes dirty. tongue



Dude, so wrong...


Eww, Liza Minelli...

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Posted:Did anyone tape pyromania on channel 4, I would be grateful if someone could send me a copy.

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Gayle......!
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Posted:The new curry's christmas ad is advertising tvs with people spinning blue glow poi on them...

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faith enfire
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Posted:The goth guy on amazing race does a little staff doubles

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jo_rhymes
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Posted:ubblol Gayle, I saw the curry's advert with the dude spinning glow poi!
I was stunned! What has poi got to do with Currys?!! he was doing the fountain, perhaps it shows how good the colour is on their tellies?!!


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Live_in_a_spin
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Posted:PC World now have an advert with a bit of glow staff and juggling. It looks a lot like the stuff in the Currys advert.

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Posted:I know it's not poi, and not telly...but i'm in the current issue of Mac Format on page 33!

And honestly that was a totally random find flicking though the mag in Luton airport biggrin

The journo must have been at our show in Ripton Dec 2006...


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DarkFyre
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Posted:I just saw an episode of Reba where the fat blond one is spinning her cheerleader batton and accidently sets one end on fire. She then flaps it about like an idiot before geting an idea so she then sets the other end on fire aswell and gives it a little spin (with that "I've just been bit by the fire bug" smile).

not the best example of spinning on TV but hey it's worth a smile


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ACT
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Posted:Speaking of poi on TV.... Sci Fi's movie Tinman has a fire spinner in it. Its just brief and in the backround but I jumped up and down and was hotten and hollering about it.

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Fire_Moose
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Posted:How is that show? i saw a bit of one episode and seemed like i might give it a try....then i didnt, but i still may.

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ACT
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Posted:its okay..... dry and slow but overall the story is neat. The ending sucked! Its worth a watch though smile

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Felixwah
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Posted:im gonna be on shameless next tues doing some poi spinning unless u already watched it last night on E4 :P. Wasnt too much of me n they didnt include much of my techiness but i canny complain smile

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Mynci
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Posted:I saw it biggrin

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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oli
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Posted:i saw that too... i was like, hmmm thats proper poi and they can do more than a 3 beat weave biggrin unusual to see that on tv for sure! well done smile

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Igirisujin
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Posted:Did no one else see it? I was at the gym and they have tv's built into the tred-mills and exersise bikes. They had fire poi on Dancing on Ice.

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Curly_Sue
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Posted:They had a guy with two pod type things on fire at the take that gig last year. it was a bit weird but nothing special. I actually think I could do better.

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