Originating in New Zealand and Hawaii Poi and Moi Poi has become
a popular activity across the world. Poi and staff provide a base for some stunning
performance pieces. From fast and furious speeds to hypnotic repetitive motions
capable of taking your breath away or almost hypnotising an audience. The primal
enchanting magic of fire brings an extra element to this spectacle.
over thirteen years of professional performance experience I've performed at events
all over the country and world wide. Originally based in the North East of England
I now cover the South East as have relocated to Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
near to Milton Keynes, Luton and London.
have worked for illustrious clients such as: her Grace the Duchess of Northumbria,
Beamish Museum, The Sage Gateshead, the BBC and Channel 5. I've had the privilege
and pleasure to work with some truly inspirational performers among them: Festive
Road, Dream State Circus (formaly) Fairy Fire, Lunatricks, Celtic Fire, Lets Circus,
Performers Without Borders, Tepooka, Trickswap, Pyro Celtica, Mary the Fairy,
The FaeDaLites, He Who is Red, The Fire Man Dave, Theatre Elementals, Charlie
'Burns' Carpenter and The Invisible Circus.
you are organising a special event I can tailor the show to your requirements,
using music of your choice. Creating fire sculpures and even colouring the fire
(red, purple, blue or green) to tailor our show to your event, we also use sparklers
and use wire wool to create huge patterns of sparks (If I feel the venue is unsafe
or unsuitable for fire I will not perform). If you wish to have a bigger show
I can arrange any number of performers and tailor the performance to meet your
needs. I am covered by public liability insurance for damages up to £10,000,000
with extended £2,000,000 cover for fire work and have an enhanced CRB check
please ask in advance for copys or to see these documents.
Festivals, Events and Club Nights
20th Dec 2014 Cambel Park, Milton Keynes
Spectacular event making the solstice with fire performance, scultpures and pyrotechnics.
Garden of Light Sat 15 Nov 2014, @ Fred Roche Gardens
lovely community event in the heart of Milton Keynes, Fire show, Glow Walkabout,
Balloon modelling and Stilt walking for the parade. Many thanks to Milton Keynes
Council for letting us use Fred Roche Gardens and to Milton Keynes Community Foundation
and Community First for funding the event. http://www.interactionmk.org.uk/event/garden-light/
Museum. Georgan Fare, Victoran Christmas & Spooky Halloween 2005-2014
back in time in to Georgan, or Edwardian England, fire shows, stiltwalking and
Jestering. Huge fun and great responce from the folk enjoying the museums special
Buzzard Past Present Future Event. 2013
Stilt walking time travellers entertaned the crowds and sent them
though time with their ingenius time helmet. A Two person fire show right on the
Buzzard Story trail 2013
Mad Hatter and White Rabbit entertained as part of the story trails annivesary.
Featuring loads of balloon modelling, a circus workshop and a Fire Show.
Buzzard Teddy bears Picnic 2014
walking entertainment for the Mayors Teddy Bear Picnic lashings of balloon modelling
and a fire show.
book day March 2014
walking parade and a stage show in the Libary theatre. Using balloon modelling
to tell a story of love, a princess, a hero
and a dasterdly villain.
Festival 2009-2013 From
Alice in Wonderland
to a Firey king. Varous
different performances walkabout characters, Stilt walking entertanments and fire
performance to entertain festival goers.
2013@ Tewksbury http://lakefest.co.uk/
A great wee Festival, Stilt Walking performances and Fire shows featuring the
big Chef and the Mad Hatter on the stilts.
World Solar Festival 2013 @Headcorn Kent. Fire shows Stilt walking and walkabout
Days 2013 @Escot
Circus workshops and fire performances with Trickswap Circus.
in the Glens 2013 @
Stilt Walking Meet and greet and fire shows for the Harley Davidson Rally.
Festival of Fools 2012@ Alnwick gardens.
Thoughout December the garderns were brought to life with amazing performers
these fools set riddles and guided you around the gardens mysterys.
Festival 2010-2011 Alice
in Wonderland Stilt walking performance with a White Rabbit, Red Queen and a fiddleing
Cheshire Cat. Very popular walkabout performances.
Inch Scotland 2007-2010 (Sadly now closed or I'm sure I would still be working
there). Beltain and Samhain leather craft, celtic tatoo's and circus workshops
and fire performances in iron age celtic scotland.
Ice Music Festival Norway 2007-2009. Fire shows to erie music played on instuments
made of ice. Magical and ever changing the music reacts to the environment around
it. Watched over by the beautiful full moon we performed for the festivals climax.
Green Festival, May 2003-2009 @Leazes and Exhibition parks. Based on the elements
we devised a piece with a live band, video projections and pixie like costumes
(latex pixie ears, horns body painting, latex and other materials). Blue glow
poi was used for water creating a wave like motion passing a ripple along a line
of performers. The element of air was created with flags, staffs with flags attached
and a huge staff with ribbons which could be snapped to represent a storm and
lightning. The element of fire was created using fire fingers, fire poi and a
disco ball backed up by cheesy music and a comic sexy dance number. For a climax
we lit a fire sculpture and pulled out all the stops with fire staffs, poi, fire
eating and Fire Breathing, double glow staffs fire juggling, double fire poi,
fire ropes. With internationally acclaimed fire performers and beautiful fire
sculptures these shows were one's to remember. Members of Theatre Elementals were
joined by Sophie and Jacob of Fairy Fire and the flames grew and flickered as
Faries recycling walkabout, fully recycled costumes and the 'Recycle' bike powered
festival 2006-2011 Communitiy fire performances as well as design and creation
of a kinetic fire sculpure with great help from Tapooka and Steve Mischief.
Festival 21st July 2006. Fire shows before the burning of the wicker man and boy.
show for the burning of the man
Toys Festival, June 2005 @ Berry saint Edmunds Running Arts and circus workshops
as well as performing in the fiery finale.
2005 & 2012 @ Aspatria Workshops and Stilt Walking walkabout performances
The Big Bad Wolf came out to play with Mary the Fairy as Red Riding Hood.
Festival 2002-2006 @ Wellington, Summerset.
With help from Trickswap I set
up the childrens fire shows, co-ordinating and running poi workshops and helping
to create shows with Majical Youth arts project, Festival organiser, Suzy Cohen
and the rest of the Tween-ages crew.
http://www.buddhafield.com/ with pictures
of last years fire show at http://www.buddhafield.com/PhotoGallery2002.html
Daze Aug 19-22, 2004 @ Escort Estate, Exeter.
The Levellers festival. One
of the best new festivals in the country, working as part of the Majical Youth
team leading circus skills workshops, as well as co-ordernating safe fire workshops
for the children and fire performance in the evenings.
Allerton festival Sept 4th 2004 @ Chapel Allenton. Solo fire performance and balloon
Woods Festival July 10, 2004 @ Chopwell. A wood craft based festival with Irish
music and lumberjacks, performing with two other members of Theatre Elementals
and a live band.
Blacksmith 21 December 2003 @ Leazers park. A loose rewrite of Erick the Viking
with shadow puppets, live band and actors, written and narrated by Scott Tyrrell,
award winning poet and member of the Poetry Vandals. www.poetryvandals.co.uk This
story had it all: an evil king, a shining hero, his love, devils and a dragon.
Big Green Gathering @Chedder 2002. Fire dancing as part of a larger performance.
@ Newfield. 2002 A beautiful venue for a riverside fire display. Fire slack
rope walking and a unicycle with peddles of fire jumping over an audience member
were just a couple of the highlights of this show. Which we finished by walking
into the river and letting the fire reflect in it while we danced, finally dipping
our poi in unison to huge applause.
Selected Club Nights
Neverland Sat 30th March 2013 @ Crucifix Lane London
Mad Hatter came out to play Stilt walking and balloon modelling for this amazing
Happenings 2006 a Female fest @ Newcastle Uni. Drag stilt character with a shadow
puppet theater under the dress.
Fair Sept 2004/5/6@ Newcastle Uni. Stilts, New fire sword fight routine. Poi contact
juggling breathing eating and playing with fire.
Dancing 2003/4/5/6 @ Newcastle Student Union and Cosmic Ballrooms. Fire
performance, Stiltwalking, Walkabout at various themed events.
The Happenings Sat 23rd Oct.2004 @ Newcastle Uni. Fire performance incoporating,
Fire sword fights, Stilt Walking, acrobatics and choreographed fire routines.
Ball for Newcastle University Psychology Department. Sat 2nd Oct 2004, @ Castle
Keep. Walkabout, Table magic and burlesque entertainment in a Medieval style.
Rooftop fire show.
Mission. Sat 11th Sept 2004 @ Edinburgh. Performed a fetish style indoor fire
show with Gareth Davies. Fire swords, staffs, poi, ropes, balloons, eating and
Night 2 Sat 18th of Sept 2004. @ Brudenell. New costumes, UV Glow show, Mirror
body armour, Balloons, Mad Dentist, Clockwork Orange and UV Moth walkabout. Dagger
though tongue, Fire Eating, Fire Show and much much more.
Happenings Sat 24th April 2004@ The Castle Keep, Newcastle. Fire performance on
top of the Castle Keep against the backdrop of the city's nightscape.
soul 2003 @ Newcastle Arts Centre and at Satellite. Both indoor glow performances.
Nasty 2003 @ Newcastle Student Union. Dancing onstage while Billy Nasty performed,
we created a specific dance piece and one off costumes specially for the event
using latex, body paint and prosthetics, creating magical pixie characters.
2003@ Newcastle Student Union (Circus themed night) entertaining the crowds with
a fire show while they waited to enter general indoor clowning, balloon modelling
opening of Pharmacy 2002 @ Foundation. Entertaining the crowds while they waited
Buzzard Past Present Future event 2013
Time travellers visited the event with interactive walkabout stilt performance,
the helmet of time and a spectaular fire show.
Christmas Party,@The Hilton Hotel Gateshead 2005-13
Stilt walking, balloon modeling and entertainment for the Christmas party.
Buzzard Story Trail 2013
The Mad Hatter and White Rabbit had a great time along the trail and in the park
where we ran a circus workshop and performed a fire show.
Devli event 2013 Fire
shows working in tandem with the guys from Festive Road's amazing light sculptures.
MK 2013 https://www.facebook.com/interaction.mk
Fire Show with live improvised music from the amazing and eclectic Kettle band.
Blast 2006 @ Exhibition park Newcastle. Circus workshops and theater inprove
workshop with groups of young people for the blast event Newcastle.
sensory Garden Opening for Northumberland county Blind Association @ Reiver House,
Morpeth. 6th November. "Fiery launch for town's medal-winning miniature tribute
to famous botanist Morpeth's award-winning garden officially opened on Saturday
with a flurry of Northumbrian fire, dance and pipe song. The Duchess of Northumberland,
joined by Mayor of Castle Morpeth, Coun Mrs Kay Morris, and the Count's Lord Lieutenant
Sir John Riddell, cut the tape on the mini-Turner garden at its new home at the
town's riverside. Flanked by fire-eaters, flame dancers, jesters, pipe players
and 16th century folk, her Grace described the garden as a 'wonderful place'."
The Morpeth Herald Thursday, November 11, 2004 (pg. 8)
Festival 2006/5 @ Cliffe Park, Seaburn. Fire shows and stiltwalking.
ships 2006 @ Newcastle quayside. Stiltwalking walkabout with a nautical and recycling
Mela 11th June 2006 @ Cliffe Park, Seaburn. Fire shows and stiltwalking.
event 2006 @ winter gardens Sunderland. Fire show and stilt walking.
5, Big promotons Football
focus filmed for a new sports show 2005 @ Angel of the North. Entertaining 250
children over the course of filming, working with together with Bo the Clown (see
Bouncy Bash. Sat 13th Nov 2003/4. @ Falls Wooler. Entertaining entertainers, promoters
and locals at this end of season party.
Bingo Superdraw's 13th Birthday Party sat 16th Oct 2004 @ Gala Bingo, Pallion
road, Sunderland. Balloon modelling and entertainment for the clientele.
Ord's 50th Birthday Celebrations Sat 15th April @ Hunwick. Crook. With flags and
decorations in the garden to make a beautiful back drop. I performed a show with
music tailored to the members of the house.
dale Agricultural Show Aug 28th 2004 @ Saint Johns Church, Wear dale. Solo
fire shows and walkabout entertainment.
Wedding of Jacob and Sophie Jan 3rd 2004 @ Hippies Bar, Kho Phi Phi Island Thailand.
A truly magical time on a fairy tail island, I felt privileged to perform with
the invisible circus for such fantastic people and to be part of their special
Christmas Market December 2003 @ Stanhope. Performing a improvised street theatre
piece with Kitt Jackson. Solo Fire Show.
2003 @Durham Market place. Performed with Jacky Scollen, of Theatre Elementals
to promote the yes vote for a Northern Regional Assembly.
fun weekend 2003 @ Etal. I performed several solo fire shows over the weekend
and was interviewed on border radio.
Wedding of Nadia and Guy Linkleter 2003 @ Seaham Hall. Tailoring a 30 minute show
to entertain the wedding guests, especially the bride and groom who had watched
fire dancing while on holiday in Thai land.
Jackson's Birthday Party 2003 @ Bishop Auckland. Performing a balloon and fire
show with Charlie Carpenter for Lou and his friends was a fantastic experience
as Louie's friend who only has the control of one hand added sound effects to
our show with his chair bound computer's voice effects unit the best bravo I have