Learn from the best at the Brighton Flow Fest
Winter Brighton Flow Fest is on Saturday 16th November 2019! You’ll get the opportunity to take workshops with some of the best hoop teachers in the world including Chris Gogler (Germany), Andeli Zumbel (Switzerland) and Jennie Brennen (UK). You’ll then get to wind down the day with a mandala drawing workshop with Amanda from Creatively Curious (UK).
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 16 November 2019.
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.
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 September
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 [email protected] 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.
Chris Gogler (1.5 hrs)
C-Section (aka Chris Gogler) is a Hoop Dancer originally from Australia. With a background and some formal training in ballet and contemporary dance, Chris stumbled across hooping some number of years ago and has been hooked ever since. His style is unique, combining elements of classical and contemporary dance with object manipulation and burlesque. C-Section tells romantic and fantastic stories through movement with a healthy dose of cheekiness and sass. C-Section now lives in Berlin and has taught at events across Europe including the German Hoop Convention, Heart and Hoop Dance Retreat, Hooplaland, the Italian Hoop Connection, Manchester Hoop Congress, Rendez V’Hoop, the Scottish Hoop Convention, SWHOOP and the European Juggling Convention.
Andeli (1.5 hrs)
Andeli is a creative and lively flowartist from Switzerland. Her focal point is on hoopdance (2010), poi (2000) & her new created Flow art tool SilknHoop (2018).
Andeli’s lives the life in which she perceives flow – as a gift to yourself and something to integrate into your everyday life. She speaks from the heart when she says – “Flow yourself beautiful!”
Spinning poi and dancing with the hoop, altered Andeli’s life and her love of motion and founding new movements has since been ever lasting. Her stage experience that she collected as a young girl, pushed her to perform her first fire show in 2007. Since then, she has been part of various projects, organising, teaching and performing. She currently performs professionally with the fire group Foyk and has been teaching both poi and hulahoop since 2014 in Switzerland and at international hoop conventions. She is one of the organisers of Get the Ring, Swiss Hulahoop Convention and influences the Swiss Hulahoop Community by organising Events and Workshops in Switzerland.
Jennie Brennen (1 hr)
Jennie Brennen is a captivating and unique hula hoop dancer and performance artist from London, constantly striving for a magical amalgam of technical precision and emotionally stirring artistry. Her background in physical theatre shines through in her mesmerising style, as does her keen interest in contemporary dance and circus. Jennie has been hooping since 2011, and teaching since 2015.
Intro to mandala drawing with Amanda (1 hr)
Amanda lives in the Studio in the Sky in Brighton where she makes patterns and illustrations using computers and paintbrushes. She has a degree in Fine Art Screen Printing from Chichester University and an HND in Architectural Stained-Glass Techniques from the North East Wales Institute.
Her work has been featured as part of the Brighton’s Alternative Art Trail and recently she was shortlisted for the Make it in Design Scholarship and Martlets Snail Space. Along with being a mother and grandmother, Amanda is a mindfulness practitioner who runs art groups and mandala workshops for stress reduction. She has held mandala-drawing workshops in the UK and Spain where she taught free flow mandala drawing for meditation.
In 2017, she finished a 1000-day drawing challenge where over the course of three years she completed one drawing every day. This challenge inspired a deep connection with the creative process and helped her on my path to artistic happiness. Amanda has also been hulahooping since 2011.