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bobthefishstranger
3 posts

Posted:
hi there,

i do fire breathing and have done for about 2 years and am wanting to start performing at night clubs and have a couple of nights lined up, Just wondering if anyone can point me in the direction of an insurence provider and also is there anything else i need to get sorted out first? do i need a license of sorts?

thanks for your time smile

Flint_413GOLD Member
Fire Artist and Hooper
181 posts
Location: U.S.A


Posted:
I don't do nightclubs and don't fire breath. BUT I can reccomend that you get the okay to do indoor performances from your local fire chief. Bring a written discription of your act, things you use, how they are used and all your safety precautions. Give them plenty of notice. I had to do this pre indoor performing. Insurance is also a good idea but I don't have that and don't know where to point you for that.

If you can't stand the heat, get out of my way.


bobthefishstranger
3 posts

Posted:
thanks for that lil nugget of info, i wont be doing indoor fire breathing just yet, i will be out on the mainstreet infront of the club. I just want to make sure i am fully prepped etc insurance etc wise, i have scouted around for insurance companies here in the UK but dont seem to be having any success frown

LazyAngelGOLD Member
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2,895 posts
Location: Cambridge UK


Posted:
you should be able to get it through equity and first act insurance I think

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natasqiaddict
489 posts
Location: Perth


Posted:
Insurance wise, we use Duck for Cover.. They're Australian.. but I think they cover for everyone 'cept US.

In Clubs - always touch base with the bouncers and ask for one standing by you to tackle the drunken idiots....

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15,414 posts
Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
Originally Posted By: natasqitouch base


Is that gay slang? confused

MynciBRONZE Member
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8,738 posts
Location: wombling free..., United Kingdom


Posted:
for fire breathing - rees astley will probably cover you, they are UK based agents. do 2 million PLI or 5 million PLI 5 million is about 285 2 million is probably about 185

Check with your local council if you're on the street, they may require minimum of 5 million PLI (Public Liability Insurance) as that's what most councils around here require (southampton / bournemouth)

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bobthefishstranger
3 posts

Posted:
good times, cheers for the info everyone, gonna give a call round today, bouncers always do help. I've done a couple of fire staff performances at night clubs before and made sure a bouncer is there, quite useful they are. + it adds some comedy tongue2

natasqiaddict
489 posts
Location: Perth


Posted:
Originally Posted By: UnscrupulousChavOffersFootOriginally Posted By: natasqitouch base


Is that gay slang? confused

I don't know why you'd think the slang to be gay!

Maybe its Aussie slang..
touch base = have a quick chat

DurbsBRONZE Member
Classically British
5,688 posts
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England


Posted:
If you're on the pavement outside the nightclub, you'll need to check with the local authority too as it's "public land/highway" so you'll need their permission or a license. In the slim chance the nightclub owns the land this shouldn't be a problem.

You'll very likely need to complete a full written risk-asssement, depending on your insurer you may not be covered if this isn't done - and if you say you're going to do something in your risk assesment, e.g. tape off an area, make sure you actually do it,or again you won't be covered.

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