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October 25, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm£5
We have missed you all so much! We are super happy to announce our brand new fire jam with a fantastic new setup, as the darker nights approach now is the time for our wonderful fire twirling community to come and enjoy a night of fire twirling under the beautiful night sky. Yorkshire Circus and Open Source Arts are proud to bring a new opportunity for fire and light twirlers of all abilities to get out, show their skills and be a part of the fantastic circus community.
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Covid-19 Secure Events:
Due to current events, this will not be like fire jams you may have seen or heard about, we have worked hard to make it so much more enjoyable, safe and accessible than before. We will have not one but two performance areas for people to enjoy and show their skills as well as whole new seating areas (socially distanced of course) for spectators and performers.
Of course, we are super excited about being able to move forward with our community activities, however, we must also do what we can to keep each other safe. We do ask that if you plan on attending this event either by yourself or as part of a social bubble or household, that you please book one of our ticketed bubbles. Multiple sizes are available to fit a maximum of 6 people. Please wear a mask upon arrival until you are seated in your designated bubble. A member of the safety crew will be there to greet you and provide you with a disclaimer to sign. We are asking for everyone to remain within their bubble unless using the toilet facilities and please wash and sanitise hands where possible (we will provide plenty of sanitising stations) and respect social distancing with other bubbles and households. Full information of how we are ensuring our fire jam sessions are as COVID secure as possible can be found on our risk assessment below.
Travel to and from the venue:
We are asking attendees to please plan to walk or cycle to Open Source Arts when attending our events. Not only is it friendlier to our environment and less disruptive. We also will have extremely limited parking on site due to our new layout, we hope to reserve the parking spots available for those with additional accessibility needs so please be respectful of that before planning your trip.
Ticket Prices + Donations:
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The event is run using our Collaborative Finance Model!
Collaborating, also known as open sourcing, involves making the source code (of some instructions or design) accessible to anyone to use, modify and take inspiration from, according to what they wish to do! We believe money is a resource, and like other resources, the way it is used defines the impact it creates. We want to pay people properly for their time, and keep money flowing in our community.
£30p/hr space hire and venue manager x 2: £60
£10/hr admin, marketing, space prep, insurance: £60
To make this activity start to become sustainable for all who are involved.
If 12 people come, that divides to £10 each, or £5/hr. If 20 people come, this divides to £6 each, or £3/hr.
Now you know how much it costs for this activity, it is entirely up to you how much you wish to contribute! We have a suggested starting price of £5.00 to reserve a seating bubble for you and your household if you can or wish to donate more we will have donation buckets available on the night or head to our Donations page
Performers + Learners
If you plan to come and perform fire or any other circus fun then we please ask that you fill out one of our disclaimers below BEFORE attending and email along with any relevant insurance documents you have personally to our CIrcus Development Officer Joe on firstname.lastname@example.org
Fire twirling is dangerous. By coming to this space, we expect you to be respectful, safe and careful, to yourself, others and the environment. You will be responsible for your own activity here, and you take part and watch at your own risk. Our safety crew and fire marshalls will be on hand and brief you with all the important stuff, they are also there to answer your questions so please don’t be shy they don’t bite (mostly!)
Thank You and see you soon!
If you have any questions or queries in the meantime please see our FAQ’s below. Alternatively get in contact with us directly at email@example.com. We can’t wait to see you all again and hope you are excited as we are to be back twirling fire under the night sky.
FAQ’s for Spectators
Do I need to do anything before I attend a Fire Jam?
We ask that Spectators fill out a quick disclaimer form below before attending.
Do I need to bring anything with me?
Please make sure you bring a mask, non-alcoholic refreshments will be available from our cafe, any light or glow props that you may want to bring and twirl. Please try and bring only essential things so we can keep the amount of bags and equipment to a minimum.
What do we do when we arrive?
When you arrive you will be greeted by a member of our safety crew who will give you a quick brief and show you all to your bubble. Once shown to your bubble we ask that you remain in your bubble during the session.
When can I leave my bubble?
If you need to use the toilet or order from the bar, we ask that if you have left your bubble for either of these things please only one person leave the bubble at a time, ensure you are wearing a mask and use one of our hand sanitising stations when entering the building.
FAQ’s for Performers:
What do I need to do before I arrive?
Please make sure if you plan to perform or practice with your fire props you fill out the disclaimer below before attending Fire Jam and send any relevant insurance documentation you may have to our Circus Development Officer Joe – firstname.lastname@example.org
What should I bring with me?
Please make sure you bring all fire equipment you intend to use on the night, your own fuel and containers to dip your equipment. PLEASE NOTE: we are unable to provide any containers or fuel so please make sure you have everything required to use your props safely. Please also ensure you bring a mask and of course your wonderful self!
What do I do when I arrive?
When you arrive you will be greeted by a member of our safety team who will give you a quick brief and show you to where you will be seated. Once you have dropped your equipment off in your bubble and are settled, Please leave your equipment and go to see our head fire safety officer Joe who will be posted by the backstage entrance to the performance area closest to Open Source Arts main building. He will brief you on how we are running the backstage and performance area and one of our safety crew will come and let you know when it is your time to dip. Please stay inside your allocated bubble whilst not preparing or performing.
When can I leave my bubble?
We ask that you only leave your bubble to either use the toilet, request refreshments from inside or when instructed by a member of the safety crew that it is time to prepare your equipment. When outside of your bubble we ask that you please wear a mask and respect social distancing around other performers, spectators and crew.
What do I do when it’s my turn to prepare and perform?
We are only allowing one performer at a time into the backstage area to prepare, Please only bring one piece of equipment and associated dipping equipment with you to the backstage area at a time. If you are performing multiple props please let our fire marshalls know and we will arrange for you to have more time as the evening progresses. Preferably have your fuel labelled with your name, as this will be kept backstage near to one of our fire marshalls. Once you have finished dipping your equipment please spin-off and place equipment on the ‘ready’ towels provided, decant any un-used fuel back into its container, take your containers back to your bubble and leave your fuel with the fire marshalls. We do ask that you please wear a mask while in the walkways but it is not required backstage or whilst performing.
I would like to practice X/Y move that I have never done before…
We ask that all performers follow correct and safe practice whilst attending our fire jams. Please only rehearse moves you are confident with and have either performed on fire previously or un-lit multiple times. Please respect that fire is dangerous and be respectful of yourself, others and the space which you are using. Fire Marshalls are there to help if you are unsure of something please contact us before the event or talk to one of our safety team.
If you have any questions not answered above please don’t hesitate to get in contact with one of our team: email@example.com