Posted:30 April to 6 May 2005 - Hope some of you guys can come along again!
Cosmos Jugglers and friends - annual holiday
HoP threads on previous events at Laurieston:
The Cosmos Jugglers teach and perform circus skills. Enjoy juggling, club swinging, pole spinning, poi, human pyramids, fire performance, fire sculpture, black light, yoga and more.
We have the exclusive use of wonderful venues for fun and play including large-scale fire show spectacular, a cabaret, the Cosmos Black Light Show and a fluorescent extravaganza.
Laurieston includes saunas, boating on the loch, snooker, table tennis, table football, volleyball, swings, sandpit, dressing up clothes, and 140 acres of grounds, including ancient forest.
All activities are optional. Some come primarily for inspiration and training, others to relax, make friends and have a good time. Tuition is for all levels including beginners.
The flexible schedule allows participants to offer activities too. This has included clowning, trapeze, massage, tightrope, Qi Gong, story telling, drumming, singing, DJ mixing, forest walks, circle dancing, treasure hunt and camp fires in the woods.
As well as stunning locations and excellent facilities, both centres offer full board vegetarian meals and comfortable accommodation, with some family rooms.
Laurieston Hall: Saturday 30 April ? Friday 6 May
Six days and nights in beautiful rural Scotland. Suitable for both adults and families with children. Contact us for details of shared childcare arrangements.
Lower Shaw Farm: Friday 26 ? Monday 29 August
Three day Bank Holiday weekend at Lower Shaw Farm, Swindon, Wiltshire. A great venue for all ages.
Posted:I just found this great article from Permaculture Magazine that tells you all about the way Laurieston Hall operates and its history - nice photos as well. It really is a unique place to visit - even in the world of "communes": Laurieston Hall Article from PM42
And here are Even more photos beautiful Laurieston!
Lost in the world but loving it :) Location: Maybe Oxford, maybe Brighton ;... Member Since: 2nd Apr 2003 Total posts: 119
Posted:Yup I should be able to come this year
If fishes were wishes we'd all cast nets
Fable Goodman member Location: Sunderland Member Since: 2nd Jul 2003 Total posts: 16
Posted:First time I have logged on to Home of Poi this year I think... Gosh I have been busy.
Well last years event was great, and I am really looking forward to this year's six day event. and Hopefully to next year's seven day event!
Things just keep getting better and better these days, in all areas of my life, and a fair bit of that is directly due to learnings and experiences at Laurieston Hall. Jim and Anna have been a great influence.
Unfortunately, It looks like my Partner Steve will not be coming, as he needs to prioritize time for other things.
I am looking forward to camping down by the pond, and waking up to the sound of the fish jumping, and the sight of a grey heron making lazy circles over the sauna.
Saw playing is coming along a treat. Many thanks to Guy for inspiring me last year, to take it up. If you are coming this year Guy... perhaps we can do a saw playing duet.
Posted:Fable - good to hear from you! I've gathered that you've had lots of positive stuff happening - nice one! Looking forward to partying with you again - it feels like a while. V. sorry to hear that Steve may not be coming - if there is anything I can do to make it easier for him to come I will do it.
old hand Location: India/Bristol Member Since: 4th Apr 2001 Total posts: 904
Posted:Gotta just say what a wonderful event this is Unfortunately I shall still be on tour in NZ otherwise I would be there with bells and buzzers on Great work form the Cozmos crew and all the lovely people at Lurieston (I never spell that right!!) Have fun guys
Posted:FireNix! Good to hear from you man - love the photo and thanks for your endorsement - it means a lot!
Bookings are still hovering around the 20 mark - but what a 20!!!
We've a wonderful mix of old hands and newcomers, boys and girls, young and older.... With a great range of skills to share - lots of poi and the full range of juggling skills, fire techniques including fire walking and fire sculpture, yoga of course.... also DJ mixing, story telling, qi gong, musical saw(!), tight rope, human pyramids, theatre etc. not forgetting table football, ping pong, pool, boating on the beautiful loch, midnight saunas, volleyball and relaxing as the swallows swoop around you and the scent of bluebells wafts across the lawn....