Learn from the best at the Brighton Flow Fest

Sprint Brighton Flow Fest is on Saturday 12 May 2018! You’ll get the opportunity to take workshops with some of the best hoop teachers in the world – Gail O’Brien, Lyndsay Hooper, See Ying Yip as well as an awesome new dance workshop by BFF fave Sophia Mackay!

Plus you’ll have time and space to play with other friendly hoopers from the local area. Finally, if you’re not too exhausted after all the hoop shenanigans, we’ll head out to a local pub for dinner and drinks afterwards.



9-5pm, Saturday 12 May 2018.


King Alfred Ballroom. Kingsway, Hove BN3 2WW.

5 min cab from Hove train station. 700 bus from centre of Brighton stops directly outside or the 6, 49 or 1 stop 5 mins walk away. There is no parking on site but we can provide a local all day parking permit for a small fee if requested in advance.

Skill level?

All welcome, from beginners to advanced

What to bring?

Hoops (we can lend you some if you need!), water bottle and your own lunch (there are a few local shops and a Tesco 10 mins away if you prefer). We will bring yummy and energising snacks.


£75 per ticket. You can put down a (non-refundable) £30 deposit now to hold your spot, remainder to be paid by 1 March 2017.

I don’t use PayPal, can I pay by BACs?

Yes, no problem, just email us and we will send you our bank details.

Please email us jo@livelovehoop.com to put your name on the waiting list. Also, we run BFF twice a year, so do sign up for our newsletter so you get to be first in line for info and ticket sales for the next one!


Please be aware that after you buy your ticket, if you find you cannot make the event, it is your responsibility to resell it. However, LiveLoveHoop will make every effort to help you find a buyer. The deposit is non-refundable.


Transforming with turns with Gail O’Brien

This NEW workshop will teach you how to explore new spaces and create new moves by turning with and against your hoop. We will learn new moves and how to turn with them and also look at how turning with the hoop changes moves you already know. This workshop will help free your movement with the hoop.

Gail O’Brien has taught and performed in a global capacity for the last 8 years. Winning Instructor of the year awards from Hooping.org and Flow arts Institute in 2015 and performing at many international festivals, corporate events and cabarets including EJC gala show in 2014.

Gail has trained at Greentop Circus School, Belfast Circus School and with top level professional teachers around the world. She is a dynamic contemporary hoop performer. She uses her background in physiotherapy to break down movement patterns giving her a unique edge in teaching workshops and classes.



Pick ‘n’ Mix 2 with Lyndsay Hooper

A brand NEW workshop where all the awkward bits of your body are put to good use! A mix of multilevel tricks and combinations for you to pick up and play with in your hoop practice. One hoop wonders for you to enjoy with your favourite circle.

Lyndsay Hooper got into hooping in 2009 on her summer break from University after seeing a hoop video online. She bought a hoop and an instructional DVD and never looked back. Now she runs a successful business, Hooper Hoops in Leamington Spa and Warwick, teaching local classes, performing and selling handmade hoops. She also teaches at hoop conventions around the UK


Spice up your twins with See Ying Yip

Spice up your twins with some wall plane tech. We will start by going through the theory behind wall plane twins. Learn different patterns and combinations using isolations, cat’s eyes, twists, folds, spins, iso weaves, and using different hand grips to add variety to your twins. We will learn how to move dynamically whilst doing wall plane twins, and how to connect the moves together and incorporate them into your existing twins flow. You do not need to have previous experience of twins to do this workshop, but it would help if you have some experience of moving two hoops at the same time. Everything will be explained from the basics up, but it would be helpful if you already know how to do a basic isolation and horizontal linear isolation. Please bring 2 x medium to small lightweight hoops.


See Ying (HoopSpirit) discovered hooping in the summer of 2010 and has been smitten ever since. Looking for an inexpensive way to lose weight she first started with a heavy 1kg 40” hoop, but quickly discovered the exciting world of hoopdance and hoop tricks when she took workshops with Sharna Rose, Gems Goddard and Emma Kenna. Since then she has travelled the world, attending workshops and countless hoop conventions, learning from world-class instructors. She has even won a “Perfect Attendance Award” Revolvie for attending the most hoop events in 2013. See Ying is best known in the hoop community for her hoop tricks, poi hooping, twin hoop tech, and also her photography, which she has developed alongside her hoop journey, and which won her a Hoopie award for “Photo of the Year” in 2015. In 2017, See Ying taught at Play and Phoenix Fire Convention and is becoming more involved in the circus and juggling community. An innovator of twin hoop tech, See Ying is currently expanding into circus hooping, quad hooping, juggling and is training in contemporary dance, flexibility and acrobatics. Inspired by the spinning community, she looks at ways to combine hoop tech, dance and acrobatics and is heavily influenced by other circus props.


Soca Hoop Dance with Sophia Mackay

Soca Fitness is a creative blend of Caribbean and African dance movements set to calypso, soca, chutney, zouk, reggae, salsa, dancehall and drum music. Sophia will give you lots of amazing dance moves that you can add to your hoop flow!

Sophia started her journey in performance at “Praise Academy of Dance Barbados’ where she ltrained in Caribbean Folk and Ballet, and Dancehall. From there she was scouted and landed the lead role in The ‘Hush’ trilogy produced in Barbados, after which she then sought to further her acting and performance career in her home city of London where she trained at WAC Art. Since then she has had the privilege of being a part of many exciting projects and has played lead roles in the Redbull Carnival Guide Music Video, The Bubbly Black Girl who Sheds her Chameleon Skin Musical and the Dirty Dancing UK and International tour.

As a dancer, she has toured Jamaica and Barbados with the award winning group GenerationNext, and in the UK she is part of the dancehall fusion group ‘Invasion Dancers’ that was Tim Westwoods official dancers and has danced alongside artists such as Nikita, Machel Montano, Wik Kid, Lil Rick, Nikisha Reyes, Charly Black, RDX and Spice.

In 2015 Sophia founded her Theatre and Arts company Zaiah Productions and also started her music career combining the genres of soca, Afrobeats and Jazz.


Get your ticket now!

Brighton Flow Fest – Spring 2018

  • 9am, Sat 12 May 2018
  • £75
  • King Alfred Ballroom King Alfred Leisure Centre, Hove, United Kingdom
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