There is a volunteer opportunity for a minimum of 8 people, age range 16+, to work
alongside our trained artist and pyrotechnicians to help create the spectacular fire drawing image of The King of Lanka “Ravana”. This is an opportunity to work as part of the team alongside some of the UK’s leading outdoor arts specialists, and is a potentially
rewarding experience with positive learning outcomes for young people – including that not in employment, full time education or training; or those with additional needs. The process might suit sixth formers interested in science, engineering or technology,
or undergraduate arts students; or those contemplating a career in outdoor events.
Setting big things on fire is very exciting, but work on site can be hard, and will happen
whatever the weather. We will cover travel costs, contribute to childcare expenses or other reasonable expenses, and provide lunches and refreshments throughout so that volunteers are not out of pocket.
We would aim to do an introductory session in advance, which could help with recruitment;
and would provide a context for the project, and the work the volunteers will be part of. The actual process of making the fire drawings will happen over the following days on the show site:
Day 1 - 10am until 6pm including 1hour for lunch
Day 2 - 10am until 6pm including 1hour for lunch
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Show Day - 10am until 6pm including 1hour for lunch
*Show day – times to be determined in liaison with the Production Manager and the lead artist, but likely to be a long day, from 10am till show time.
- How to work as a member a small team producing an element of large scale outdoor performance; and some insight into the roles and responsibilities of the whole team.
- Develop a good understanding of how fire drawing are made and used – from design through making to rigging and firing.
- Develop a good understanding of safe working practices and how H&S can be promoted in the context of work with fire and fireworks.
- Develop a first hand understanding of what goes into an outdoor event of this scale.
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