Photos from Lower Shaw Farm
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Sweeping Up
(Photo: Lawrie S. 2007)

String Fun
(Photo: Lawrie S. 2007)

Human Pyramid
Human pyramids are always a feature of the event.
(Photo: Lower Shaw Farm 1992)

Fire sculpture
Fire sculptures are constructed using paper rope which is later soaked in fuel and torched!
(Photo: Anna Cosmos 2002)

A long weekend of skills and fun! Sessions in juggling, poi spinning, club swinging, pole spinning, human pyramids, club passing, diabolo, devil sticks, ring and plate spinning, yoga, unicycing, trapeze, slack line and more.

As darkness descends, explore the magic of black light in a fluorescent room with props that glow in the dark! You can join or just watch a large-scale fire extravaganza with choreographed routines and massed drummers to provide the beat.

There's a final-night cabaret, black light finale, and 'warehouse' party to remember.

Adult £159 - Child (9-18yrs) £132

Deposit is a third of your fee/s (£53 adult, £44 child). Ring for a brochure or send cheques to: Lower Shaw Farm, Old Shaw Lane, Shaw, Swindon, Wilts SN5 5PJ, UK. Tel: +44 (0)1793 771080.

Once a dairy farm deep in rural North Wiltshire and home to seventy black and white cows, Lower Shaw Farm now has another life: as a three-acre oasis in an area of 1980s development. The farm has kept a character and atmosphere of its own, with vegetable, herb, and flower gardens, many native shrubs and trees, living willow structures, ponds, poultry, black mountain sheep, and unspoilt play areas for both children and adults. The farm outbuildings have been converted into meeting rooms, workshops, and simple accommodation, much of which is accessible to people with disabilities - please ask for details. Lower Shaw Farm is run by a family of five with a network of helpers, local, national, and international.

Visit the Lower Shaw Farm web site for further information and a printable booking form.

See the location of the Farm on MultiMap.

Not far from Lower Shaw is open countryside, walks, and the Neolithic stones of Avebury. The farm is readily accessible by road and rail, and is surrounded by cycle paths.

Visit the web page about the Juggling and Circus Skills event at Laurieston Hall.

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Fire club swingers
Fire club swingers taken with a long exposure
(Photo: Dragon 1991)

Black Light juggling show
Jim and Anna performing the Cosmos Black Light Juggling Show
(Photo: Dea N-H 1995)

Outside the Centre
Early morning outside "The Centre" where the visitors' kitchen and dining room is located
(Photo: Rachel S. 2002)

Fire sculpture
Fire Sculptures are always a feature of the large-scale fire show. They are easy to constuct and give a wonderful fire drawing for about 15 minutes.
(Photo: Anna Cosmos 2002)

Fire club swingers
Fire club swingers taken with a long exposure
(Photo: Dragon 1991)

Group photo from 1992
The group photo 15 years ago. Are you in it - let us know.
(Photo: Anna Cosmos 1993)

Lower Shaw Farm
Relaxing on the front lawn. The former cow shed in the background on the right is converted into a workshop space and carbaret/party venue.
(Photo: Rachel S. 2002)

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