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ufo8mycat
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

journeyman
Location: london

Total posts: 60
Posted:This is a call for fire performers - we're putting together a Big Burn of 100 spinners for the Secret Garden Party at the end of July, in Cambridgeshire. There are still a few spaces.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of something amazing at the best festival this side of the planet. (www.secretgardenparty.com)

Drop me a note if you're interested...

Alex Rinsler
Fire@secretgardenparty.com


it's not that i mean to set things on fire...

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jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops

Total posts: 4525
Posted:it's a shame you're on at the same time as Play festival, which is where the spinners will be smile

Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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Spanner
BRONZE Member since Feb 2003

Spanner

remembers when it was all fields round here
Location: in the works... somewhere...

Total posts: 2790
Posted:Hmm... a "call for..." something usually means volunteering for a non-profit event: is this a paid gig, or just another "fantastic opportunity"?

(Genuine question! smile )


"I thought you are man, but
you are nice woman.

yay,

:R"

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Dom
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

Dom

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bristol, UK

Total posts: 3009
Posted:Hmmm, there's a couple hundred fire spinners who were going to at Play that weekend that suddenly have nowhere to go! Secret Garden want to offer some space? wink

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_Poiboy_
GOLD Member since Jan 2004

_Poiboy_

bastard child of satan
Location: Raanana, Israel

Total posts: 1113
Posted:if nothing else comes up as an alternative to play, I'll be happy to come and spin some fire smile

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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali

Total posts: 4030
Posted:Secret Garden Party was a wonderful festival; I went there 2 years ago. If you are being offered free in for fireplay, that does sound like a good PLAY alternative!

.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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ufo8mycat
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

journeyman
Location: london

Total posts: 60
Posted:here are the criteria:

- you need to be part of a group, with previous performance experience
- you need to be accountable for your own equipment
... and come to a rehearsal on the Friday
- then take part in the mass burn on the Saturday

the procedure is a little more complicated than that - first thing to do is to email me with contact details before the end of this week.

It is unpaid but a massive win win, given that you're getting into a great festival for practically nothing. And spinning fire round a magical lake, while we burn a 40ft pirate ship, with fireworks, flares and flaming Vikings, no joke.

Speak soon,
Alex
fire@secretgardenparty.com


it's not that i mean to set things on fire...

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animatEd
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK

Total posts: 3540
Posted:I'll speak to the toast... or the Chimaera...



biggrin



To be honest, you guys are really lucky that PLAY has been cancelled. I also think that you'll get quite a large turnout too.



I'd like to put Chimaera's name in there as taking up some numbers...


Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
Be Water My Friend.

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MikefromGlos
SILVER Member since Jul 2006

MikefromGlos

Hitman
Location: Gloucester England

Total posts: 985
Posted:Does it have to be part of a group being a fire spinner in glos is a bit lonely

he he i am mike the amazing gloscircus person who is mike.

Officaly an exception to the Poi Boys are Girls Thing

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Mynci
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...

Total posts: 8737
Posted:Chazz and rez are taking part in this wink

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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LazyAngel
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

LazyAngel

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Cambridge UK

Total posts: 2895
Posted:I'd love to go: but time + especially money are somewhat lacking: let us know if any of you decide to come visit cambridge while you're in the area!

Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

'Be the change you want to see in the world around you' - Ghandi

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sureau


sureau

enthusiast
Location: Oz girl in Eng-land

Total posts: 224
Posted:Why do ya have to be part of a group if it's a mass burn?

"Be the Bunny"

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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali

Total posts: 4030
Posted:I guess so they know you can work with other people. I'll vouch for you . You're part of my group!!

.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops

Total posts: 4525
Posted:bounce2 ubbrollsmile i'm in biggrin

Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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=Flashpoint=
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

=Flashpoint=

Pasta of Muppets
Location: in the interwebs...

Total posts: 2719
Posted:As an aside - is there any way some of us can be "affiliated" to get in free?

ohmygodlaserbeamspewpewpew!
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Skulduggery
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales

Total posts: 8428
Posted:frown I can't afford to get there... Poop!

Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!

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animatEd
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK

Total posts: 3540
Posted:OMG, such an amazing weekend.

Met lovely people, had lovely times, heard lovely music, lots of lovely juggling. biggrin

Kev and Peachi are awesome hosts biggrin and I couldn't have chosen a better group to play and camp with for a few days.

A few organisation details that could be improved (and some things that really didn't impress me frown ) but oh well. you can't please all the people all the time...

ok, back to reality. biggrin


Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
Be Water My Friend.

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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:ditto

I think SGP just became my favourite festival...

Wicked to see so many people there, and even manage a couple of spins once the sun let off a bit biggrin

Next year anyone?


Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali

Total posts: 4030
Posted:Good taste there, Mr Durbs.

It was my my favorite UK festival when I was over there; and with the lovely Peachi indeed! Only thing made me sad was how bloody messy you otherwise-lovely Poms are at festies. Cool setting and lovely stuff provided there, and people just trashed it with their rubbish. Sigh. Maybe this year the bin bag fairies magicked everyone in their sleep and they cleaned up after theirselves.
Glad you all had a good one


.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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Mr_Joe
BRONZE Member since Aug 2008

Mr_Joe

Part-time genius


Total posts: 59
Posted:That was indeed a wicked weekend, thank you all the guys that made it so, and Durbs especially for getting me there smile Was fab to meet a load more new people, and I think the moment they lit the ship up is a defining moment of my summer, even if Durbs and i nearly got totalled by a stray firework...

biggrin

I'm there next year if it doesn't clash with PLAY *glowers at Dunc* :P


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Motley
GOLD Member since Oct 2005

Motley

addict
Location: UK

Total posts: 434
Posted:Sounds like a great festy, maybe I should have gone there instead of visiting friends in sheffield and getting my car keyed (500 repair bill).

 Written by :newgabe


Good taste there, Mr Durbs.

It was my my favorite UK festival when I was over there; and with the lovely Peachi indeed! Only thing made me sad was how bloody messy you otherwise-lovely Poms are at festies. Cool setting and lovely stuff provided there, and people just trashed it with their rubbish. Sigh. Maybe this year the bin bag fairies magicked everyone in their sleep and they cleaned up after theirselves.
Glad you all had a good one



Gabe, your so right about mess at festivals, at Latitude this year we did litter pick around our camping area and left it looking clean and yet walking back to the cars almost wondered why we bothered as the rest of the site looked like a bomb hit it. I'm still glad we did though as its attitudes like "if no one else does why should I" that got us into this mess in the first place.

With that and getting my car keyed I'm starting to loose faith in humanity. (Cue HoP to the rescue) wink

Motley


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willworkforfoodjnr
SILVER Member since Aug 2007

willworkforfoodjnr

Hunting robot foxes
Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Total posts: 1046
Posted:Glad you all had a great time, gutted I couldn't make it!

Any piccies of the fireshow?


Working hard to be a wandering hippie layabout. Ten years down, five to go!

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_Poiboy_
GOLD Member since Jan 2004

_Poiboy_

bastard child of satan
Location: Raanana, Israel

Total posts: 1113
Posted:had an awesome time there smile
the fire show was amazing, and i have a video (which only shows me with my back to the camera watching the pirate ship getting owned while spinning)


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Orbit
SILVER Member since Dec 2003

Orbit

enthusiast


Total posts: 270
Posted:I thoroughly enjoyed it as well, and am definitely planning to go again next year. Great to meet loads of spinners as well!

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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands

Total posts: 7263
Posted:wow ubblove I think it might be my favourite festy too (one's I organise don't count lol)



 Written by Gabe

Only thing made me sad was how bloody messy you otherwise-lovely Poms are at festies





Normally I'd agree but for once I was pleasantly surprised by how clean it was. The only really bad litter I saw was in front of the main stage after the headline, but it was soon taken away by the litter fairies smile



Favourites bits....new friends ubblove who are lovely smile Old friends who are even lovlier! hug Being in totally the best spot of the fire show standing over the lake on the big bridge ubblove and naughtily....watching the girl get totalled by the (we reckon) 30stone of tractor tire with two people inside as it rolled down hill on it's way to a deep trench full of water. Oh how we gaffawed as she went down without even seeing it coming and a gentle splash was heard soon after the wheel disappeared over the edge.... ubblol





Massive thanks to Alex for organising the whole thing hug2 and with regard to....



 Written by LTC

A few organisation details that could be improved





I agree somewhat, but from speaking with Alex he is very welcoming of feedback for future improvement and will listen to any comments you have to make the burn even better next year. So if you want to make it even better, email him smile


Let's relight this forum ubblove

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jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops

Total posts: 4525
Posted:AWESOME bounce I loved it ubblove sunny



definitely going again next year, had a wonderful time, thank you especially to Kev and Peachi hug ubblove



YAY!



my photos smile

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Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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Danny_
GOLD Member since Aug 2005

Danny_

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Location: Brighton

Total posts: 95
Posted:That was a great festival!

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jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops

Total posts: 4525
Posted:yay Danny! biggrin

Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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Zazie
BRONZE Member since Jun 2007

Zazie

There Is No Spoon
Location: Brighton

Total posts: 68
Posted:whaaay

awesome weekend. all those i didn't know before it was lovely meeting you! hope to see some of you at bristol?

the pirate ship was a bit good wasn't it. and i didn't sdrop my staff in the water while spinning on the bridge! bonus.


Three years of my life that took. And I get; "... nice."

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duballstar
SILVER Member since Sep 2003

duballstar

slack rating - 9.5
Location: Suburbiton, Yoo-Kay

Total posts: 2216
Posted:Wow, that was so fun it's even made me come back on Home of Po for the first time in ages. Well actually, I'm here to post some pics of Lexie eating pie in my gallery but I wanted to come here to.

Thank you for the fun kids! grouphug bounce tongue biggrin kiss


It is our fantasies that make us real. Without our fantasies we're just a blank monkey' - Terry Pratchett

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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands

Total posts: 7263
Posted:Thought I'd post a copy of the email from Alex on here for those who may not see it smile





======================

Hello wonderful people



I hope you have all reached home safely and in one piece. Bits of me are still on a lake near Huntingdon.



What a show - it was an honour to welcome so many spinners into a festival (we counted 120), and turn a beautiful lake into a magical encounter of fire and water. I was standing on the ridge with the crowd and the person two away from me turned to her partner and explained how this was the most beautiful thing she had ever seen, and he agreed with her for himself. We made a crowd of 7,000 extremely happy.



Where now?



It would be great to hear about your experiences - what you thought went well and where we can improve... any ideas as well as to what we should build next time...



If you're on the facebok, please join the FireWorks collective so we can stay in touch:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=4104059996



There won't be many opportunities to repeat what we did but if anything ever comes along you'll be the first to know... myself I'm in London but most the crew are from Nottingham and the Midlands.



Please do upload or send in any great photos you've got - I never managed to get one of us all together so if any of you have that, please forward on. And for those who haven't seen, here's the first video to go on the web, it's amateurish but gives an idea, watch out for better footage over the next few weeks:






Again please let me say how wonderful it was to meet so many beautiful people, have learnt a lot from you all, so grateful.



In peace,



Alex and the FireWorks crew



Alex


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