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SpunOut 2017: Fire and Circus Festival

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Learn to twirl fire sticks and learn circus all in one place
SpunOut is WA's only fire and circus festival and is back for its 13th year in 2017, bigger and better than ever!

It will be held over 5 days and 4 nights and you will get to participate in a myriad of fire arts and circus workshops.

The event caters to all levels of experience with workshops for complete beginners all the way through to experienced performers.

Workshops are run by experienced trainers from WA, interstate and overseas.

Your SpunOut ticket includes all workshops, accommodation, meals and activities and day passes and children's tickets are also available. Tickets are pre-sale only and you can get your tickets here.

Full event details can be found on the Perth Fire Group website.

If you've been to one of these before, then you will find there is a lot of new stuff in store this year; an extra day of workshops so you will have a full 3 days of workshops, a fresh workshop format with more time for breaks and skill revision, more circus skills workshops, Circus Olympics, "kick-ass" Show on Saturday night, and a Sunday night Renegade.

Here is a great video from last year:

Camp Leschenaultia is located just 45 minutes drive east of Perth CBD, in the Shire of Mundaring, and near the township of Chidlow. The camp is set in 9 acres of tranquil natural bush-land, adjacent to state forests and only 500 m from Lake Leschenaultia.

There are 3 choices for accommodation at SpunOut - dorm, tent or camper/vehicle. The SpunOut ticket price is the same for all.

There are 4 large dormitories, with bunk beds, onsite, which sleep 16 to 22 people each. There is a family dorm, a couples or mixed dorm, male dorm and female dorm. No bedding is provided so you must bring your own. You will also need to bring your own mattress cover/sheet, sleeping bag or blanket, and pillow.

Alternatively, you can pitch a tent and camp. The grounds around the SpunOut site are grassy and shady with plenty of room for camping.

If you have a camper van or similar which you prefer to sleep in, then you may do that also. There are no powered sites.

Please note that the dorm rooms can be quite noisy as they are attached to the main hall. If you plan to sleep in a dorm, we suggest you bring ear plugs. Camping or sleeping in a camper are the quieter options.

Your ticket includes the meals listed below;

Thursday - dinner
Friday - breakfast, lunch, dinner
Saturday - breakfast, lunch, dinner
Sunday - breakfast, lunch, dinner
Monday - breakfast
Tea, coffee, cordial and fruit will also be available all day on a self-serve basis

Times for meals are as follows:
Breakfast 8 am -10 am
Lunch 1-2 pm
Dinner 6 - 7 pm

If you have special dietary needs, you will need to bring your own food, however, vegetarians will be catered for. There is a large kitchen and a refrigerator you can use for storage and preparation of your meals.

Workshops are run over THREE full days, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Workshop times are:
Friday 9 am - 9 pm
Saturday 9 am - 9 pm
Sunday 9 am - 6 pm

Over the course of the weekend, there will be workshops in:
twin staff
dragon staff
contact staff
fire eating
stilt walking
and much more

Apart from the workshops, every day you will be able to participate in the following activities whenever you like:

ChillOut Space - This is a space where you can go and relax at any time of the day. The space is filled with cushions and rugs for you to laze on and activities here include henna, hair wraps and massage. It's also a great place to get to know your fellow SpunOuters.

The Lake - As it is only 500 m from the freshwater lake, Lake Leschenaultia, you can swim any time of the day. Water fights, sun-baking and general frolicking are also available. Don't forget your bathers and towel!

A Toy Market will run at meal times in the dining area, where you can buy a selection of practise toys and fire spinning props. The Toy Market is only open at meal times which are Friday, Saturday and Sunday 1-2 pm and 6-7 pm.

There are toilets and showers on site, inside the main building.

Parking will be available within the campgrounds for the vehicles of all patrons. You are also able to park next to your tent.

Children of all ages are welcome to attend SpunOut (although it is not a children's event, as all workshops are aimed at adults). However, it is important that they are supervised at all times by their parents/guardians.

There are no landlines or wifi at Camp Leschenaultia. Reception for all mobile phone networks is available throughout the event site. If at any time you need to recharge your phone, power connections are available in the hall for you to do this.

If you wish to spin with fire, you must wear clothing that is safe to do so.

All areas are designated as a cigarette smoke-free zone. Smokers may smoke outside the event site entry.

All under 15's must be supervised by an adult or will not be able to attend the event.

Campers are not permitted to bring animals or pets onto the property.

It is recommended you bring the following:
Ear plugs
Bug repellent
Warm clothes for the evenings
Bed sheets, sleeping bag or blankets, pillow
Bathers, towel and hat
Wet weather gear in case of rain
Thermal mug

Camp Leschenaultia
400 Leschenaultia Place

From 12 noon

Thursday 23rd to Monday 27th of November, 2017

$250 inclusive and for more details and costs please click here.

Find out more here

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Why? For a fabulous 3 days of circus and fire
When: 23rd November to 27th November, 2017
Where: Camp Leschenaultia, 400 Leschenaultia Place, Chidlow
Cost: $250 all inclusive
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