27th Oct 2012 4:03pm | By Jade Bremner
Learn the incredible art of dancing with flaming ropes in a six-week poi course. Perfect Circle Poi runs both beginner and advanced poi spinning courses, plus fire dancing performance and choreography courses.
When you get really good you’ll be able to mesmerise your mates with your newfound skills – safely, of course.
Next course: Nov 15, 7.30pm-9.30pm; one-to-one lessons available by appointment, £85
Maiden Lane Community Centre, NW1 9XZ
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You’ll not just witness amazing fireworks at this day and evening event, there will also be performances on stage, a funfair and food stalls in the park to keep all ages occupied.
Just be careful not to eat a hot dog before you have a go on the bumper cars or the waltzer – believe us, it doesn’t end well.
Nov 4, gates 4pm
Longbridge Road, Barking,
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Breathe fire with this bunch of London daredevils. They’re running group courses on manipulating flames and other circus-style escapades, such as breathing fire, advanced fire tricks and fire poi.
Classes also include how to use fire fans and other props. It’s extremely risky, but completely exhilarating. Fire safety is also taught.
Next course: Nov 14, 7pm; one-to-one classes by appointment, £125
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Whoop and cheer as dozens of huge fireworks light up above the Thames.
Behind the show is Pains Fireworks, who have given pyrotechnic flair to Disney Symphony Orchestra concerts and Rod Stewart tours.
Word of warning: book in advance and don’t be late, there’s a strict no-entry after 8pm policy.
Nov 3, gates 6pm, show 8pm, £6.50
Albert Bridge Road,
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Get blinded by the lights at this show, which tends to be less crowded than some of the more mainstream displays.
Nov 2, gates 4pm; show 8pm, free
Station | Streatham
Get two displays for the price of one at this event – one takes place during the early evening and the other main display, set to music, will take place a couple of hours later.
Nov 5, gates 6pm; shows 7pm & 8.30pm, £5
Crystal Palace Park, SE20 8DT
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