A group of professional Fire Performers fusing elements of dance, gymnastics, martial arts and circus.

 

Hello FireFlow :)

 

Unique. Entertaining. Inspiring.

What We Do

Past Clients

An Event To Remember

Festivals, weddings, private parties, charity events, promotional and corporate events… you name it, we can perform.

With five performances at Inner Guidance Retreat Centre to date (and counting) we find Fireflow professional, mesmerising and utterly brilliant. We would highly recommend them for your special event.

Jo and Dominic De Rosa

Directors, Inner Guidance

We chose Fireflow to help us celebrate our 10th Anniversary this summer, we were so impressed we immediately rebooked them. They are truly captivating performers, perfect if you are looking for something unique and memorable for your event, we would welcome back and highly recommend.

Lara Boglione

Director, Petersham Nurseries

Booking a Performance

The first step in booking a show is working out what you would like.  Check out the option details below and then use the Estimate Calculator to generate an instant estimate.

What are my options?

Feature Performance
A captivating performance piece designed to make your event one to remember.  This show will usually last between 15 – 30 mins depending on the number of performers selected.

Type
Fire – the real deal.  This art is most often performed outside but can be done inside depending on the building and insurance.  There is a requirement of a 3m clearance zone between the performer and the audience.

LED – beautiful, colourful and fire-free.  LED performances work great for indoor spaces and create stunning visuals.  Recommended for night clubs and indoor parties.

Number of Performers
The more the merrier.  More also makes for a longer and more dramatic show.  Depending on the format and stage size available at your event we can arrange multiple performers on stage at once or have individual acts in sequence and extend the performance length.

Background Performance
Background performances are designed to keep your guests entertained in a passive manner.  This type of show works well for entertaining waiting guests perhaps in a queue outside your venue, or waiting for dinner to be served for example.  Background performances run at a slower pace than feature performances and are extended into sets which can run over the course of an event.

Type
Fire – the real deal.  This art is most often performed outside but can be done inside depending on the building and insurance.  There is a requirement of a 3m clearance zone between the performer and the audience.

LED – beautiful, colourful and fire free.  LED performances work great for indoor spaces and create stunning visuals.  Recommended for night clubs and indoor parties.

Number of Performers
The more the merrier.  More also makes for a longer and more dramatic sets.  Depending on the format and stage size available at your event we can arrange multiple performers on stage at once or have individual acts in sequence and extend the set length.

Number of Sets
Set lengths start from around 15 mins but can be as long as 40 mins depending on the number of performers on rotation and format required.  Normally with a 15 minute break between sets.

Silts & Wakabout
Engaging and entertaining, our Stilt Walkers will walkabout your event in full costume towering over even the tallest guest.  Kids are mesmerised, adults fascinated.  Our performers will interact with guests providing unique photo opportunities and memories.

Number of Stilt Walkers
The more the merrier.  Stilt Walkers can either move together as a group through the crowd or split up depending on requirements and custom / character types.  For smaller events 2 Stilt Walkers can be plenty, if you have more than 100 guests though we would recommend more.

Number of Sets
Set lengths for Stilts are 30 minutes.  Normally with a 15 minute break between sets.

Circus Workshop
Great for kids parties and festivals, our Circus Workshops give your guests the opportunity to learn some circus spinning skills.  Our instructors all work with a range of different equipment including Poi, Staff, Hulahoop, Diablo, Unicycle and Devil Sticks.  A great way to start learning, and who knows, maybe one day becoming a Fire Performer.

Workshop Length
This really depends on the time you have available for you event.  We go from 15 minutes to an hour and a half.  The more time though, the more information we can impart and more practice can be had.

Number of Students
The more students, the more instructors we bring along to ensure everyone gets the attention and tuition they need.

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This covers the number of performers you've selected,  factoring in the type of entertainment and the cost of us getting to you.

Of course, every show is different though and this is just a quick estimate to give you an idea of cost. If you would like to take things further, just fill out your details below and we'll contact you asap to discuss the finer points of what you would like.  We'd love to hear what you have in mind.

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Anything else you would like to tell us? Any special requests?

Thank you again for yet another top class performance from your team.

It is rare to find such a brilliantly dexterous and jaw droppingly skilled ensemble of fire acrobats and artists that are so calm and capable in entertaining not just the older guests but also the very young.  You remain at the top of our address book ad I look forward to watching those smiles from the guests at our next gig together.

Jeremy Garson

Director, European Event Organisation

I booked Fireflow for a large private event this summer and was blown away by Erin and the team’s professionalism, talent and dedication.  Our client was delighted with the performance and Erin even arranged backing musicians which topped off the amazing performance which took place after dinner.

Jenna Ackerley

Director, Events Under Canvas

FAQs

Is Fire dancing safe?
FireFlow make every effort to ensure a safe, enjoyable performance. We have strict Fire Safety Procedures in place and provide full Fire Safety Equipment. We carry out a complete Site Hazard And Risk Assessment prior to the performance and each performer has personal liability insurance. FireFlow are adept at making fire dancing appear more dangerous than it is! This culminates in an exciting, impressive performance.

Does FireFlow need to visit the site for the Site Hazard And Risk Assessment prior to the performance date?
No, but we do ask that you provide photos of the venue and proposed stage area as well as a detailed completion of the Performance Area section of the booking form which is made available once an estimate has been submitted and reviewed.

How early before a performance do FireFlow need to arrive at a venue?
FireFlow will arrive 1 hour before the scheduled performance start time to set up for the show.  Before arrival we need to know who is making final decisions and arrangements on site to ensure a smooth show.

Is FireFlow insured?
Yes. Each performer has individual personal liability insurance up to £2 Million.

Is the Estimate Calculator Final?
The Estimate Calculator on the website is simply a guide for what you may expect to pay. Please note that this price is subject to change. FireFlow reserves the right to amend prices prior to issuing quotes. Quotes will be issued after receipt of your booking form once all aspects of the performance have been carefully considered. It may be necessary for FireFlow to contact you prior to issuing the quote to confirm further details. The quoted price is final.

When do FireFlow require payment?
FireFlow require a 25% deposit prior to the performance to confirm the booking. Fireflow will invoice for the remaining 75% of the payment after the event. FireFlow require the remaining amount to be paid within 7 days of receipt of invoice.
What is FireFlow's cancellation/refund policy?
The 25% deposit is non-refundable. There is a 7 day cooling off period from the date of payment of the deposit, during which, if the customer cancels, the deposit will be refunded in full. However after these 7 days, the deposit will not be refunded. Deposits are also non-refundable in the event of unsafe weather conditions forcing a cancellation – see below.

How does weather affect performances?
For both performer and audience safety, fire cannot be performed in strong winds. Fire can be performed in light rain but heavy rain becomes a safety concern as performers cannot see clearly. Audience enjoyment must be taken into consideration in the event of bad weather. These factors will be discussed in the event of the likelihood of weather affecting the performance.

If FireFlow deem the weather unsafe for a fire performance, the performance must be cancelled and the 25% deposit will not be refunded.

How long before a performance must Fireflow be booked?
Please allow as much time as possible before your event to book FireFlow. During certain periods of the year FireFlow are very busy and may be fully booked so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Do FireFlow perform indoors?
Yes FireFlow do indoor performances. Use of fire depends on the venue. We have spectacular LED glow equipment which may be more advisable for some indoor shows. Please see Gallery and Video sections for images, and Equipment section for descriptions.

How many performers can be booked for a show?
Performances demand a minimum of 2 performers, however more is recommend for a more varied show as each performer brings separate skills and individual styles of movement. FireFlow can provide more performers for longer shows.

How long do FireFlow performances last?
FireFlow fire performances are tailored to your requirements. The minimum length of a show is 15 minutes. The longest show is suggested at 30 minutes to maintain maximum audience enjoyment. FireFlow also perform as background entertainment and ‘walkabout’ entertainers for up to 3 hours. Please advise FireFlow of your needs and any special requests at time of booking.

What are FireFlow's prices?
Please see the Estimate Calculator for a guide to performance costs. After receipt of the booking form and contact with yourself, Fireflow will issue the final quote. After discussion regarding your requirements, the quote may differ slightly from the price calculators estimated price.

Does the venue need to provide anything?
FireFlow are self-sufficient. We bring all our own supplies. All we ask for is access to a water point (a kitchen tap is fine) to fill a bucket, and toilet access would be desirable. All you need to provide is the audience!

Do FireFlow perform to Music?
FireFlow can perform with or without music, however as it enhances audience enjoyment, music is recommended. FireFlow will perform to any music you provide at the venue or we can supply our own music and sound equipment. Please discuss your preference and genre tastes at time of booking.

Equipment

Poi

poi

Originating from New Zealand, Poi dancing is a traditional Maori practice used to increase hand flexibility, strength and co-ordination. Essentially a ball attached to a length of rope, the original poi design has now been adapted to what we now know as Fire Poi. Kevlar wicks are attached to chains and with one poi in each hand, they are beautifully spun, leaving amazing patterns of fire as the performer dances and moves.

We use the highest quality LED Glow Pois with the same colours and strobe effects as our Glow Staffs. Also super bright, they too create mesmerising light patterns in the night air as the performer dances and spins.

Staff

staff

Our Fire Staffs vary in length and may be used singly or as a pair. It is the paraffin-soaked kevlar wicks on each end of the staffs which are lit. Watch in wonder as the performers skillfully combine the power of martial arts and the grace of dance with the exciting element that is fire. Feel the heat emanating from the staffs and hear the roar of the fire as the performer draws amazing swirls of flames through the air in time to the music.

Our top of the range LED Glow Staffs produce stunning effects. They generate incredibly bright, multicoloured wheels of light which spin captivatingly through the darkness.

Contact Staff

contact-staff

Same principle as your normal staff, just bigger.  Normally performed with a single staff, contact staff involves the whole body, allowing the staff to roll and wrap around the shoulders, torso, arms and legs.  With contact staff the performer does not ‘hold’ on to the staff, rather it flows and moves around the performers body.

This requires great skill and control.  The end result is performance that can appear to defy gravity and is sure to amazing.

Sword

sword

An impressive addition to any Fire Show, the magnificent Fire Sword strikes awe into its onlookers. Prepare to be dazzled as the 60cm flaming blade is expertly wielded by a skilled martial artist.

Hula Hoop

hula-hoop

This burning ring of fire is a spectacle to behold! Be mesmerised as the hoop is gracefully spun, weaved and thrown. A highlight of any performance.

About

FireFlow is a group of talented, professional Fire Performers fusing elements of dance, gymnastics, martial arts and circus. FireFlow perform both outside and inside. LED equipment is available and costumed stilt walkers can be provided.

As well as performing, FireFlow teach fire dancing/circus classes and workshops to both children and adults.

FireFlow are based in Suffolk where they have established a community of fire spinning and circus enthusiasts. FireFlow host a regular fire meet (FireClub) which is free and open to all fire spinners as well as public spectators.

FireFlow was formed from a love of fire dancing and performing as well as the passion to share and pass on that enjoyment.

Contact Us

Address:  Sudbury, Suffolk, UK

Phone:  07970 346 073

Email:  contact@fireflow.co.uk

Facebook:  facebook.com/fire.flow.uk

Google+:  plus.google.com/fireflow

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FireClub

FireClub is where we practice fire for our performances. It is also where the local community of fire spinners can meet, swap skills and make new friends.

FireClub can provide an introduction to spinning to anyone who would like to learn. Once you are a proficient spinner we will take you through all the safety aspects of using fire so you can take your spinning to the next fiery level.
If you are not yet a FireFlow student and want to find out what this fire spinning thing is all about, or you are interested in booking FireFlow for your event, you are welcome to pop along to FireClub and see for yourself how awesome fire spinning is! We also welcome musicians interested in jamming while we spin.

FireClub is based in Sudbury, Suffolk. We meet every Friday at 8pm on Friars Meadow in Sudbury. You can access the meadow via the Kingfisher Leisure Centre car park or the Quay Theatre overflow car park. We will be at the Quay Theatre end of the meadows next to the river. FireClub is a space for people to meet other performers as well as share, teach and learn fire and circus skills. There are pois spinning, staffs twirling, hula-hoops hooping, stilts striding, diablos rolling, devil-sticks waving and unicycles wobbling. This list is not exhaustive! All abilities, skills and types of equipment are welcome.

Please contact us if you would like to come, or check out our Facebook Page for FireClub event details.

FireClub