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Contact Peanut on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07804 424 812 for a friendly chat and let him create a customised event for you and your children.
Creates a Real Circus for Your Children!
Here's How He does it!
Peanut is at the party for at least two and half hours
welcoming all the guests
and then making the birthday child feel at ease.
He begins by blowing giant bubbles that everyone gets to make wish upon
( they are magic bubbles - all children know that !)
He asks everyone there "do you believe in the power of children's wishes?"
If you do let's all make a wish
TO HAVE A HAPPY BIRTHDAY PARTY
Next - we play games - New Games, Trust games,
Parachute games... Games to 'break the ice', warm up the body
We make some promises (so nobody gets hurt),
The games are designed to stimulate the imagination and as we act out a
story that Peanut tells but the children REALLY LIVE!
It's the story of 'what it takes to be in a circus show'!Here's how it goes
You've got to be 'fast and brave and strong'
to be in a circus !
And how do we find out if the children
are fast and brave and strong?
We play some more games!
THEN THE FUN REALLY STARTS!The children are usually so excited, he needs to calm them down before he can do his Clown Show!
This is where he teaches the power of breathing - three deep breaths
to calm you down so you can learn by 'watch careful' and 'listen deep'.
The Clown Show is about 'the Secrets of Circuses' - the key three elements
that makes up every circus show,
that are hidden in all the skills
and even make the tent!
The elements are - circles, bright colours and (the biggest 'secret' of them all) - BALANCE!
But the three elements have to be put together in a special way to make a circus show - Peanut shows them how! But YOU will have to see the show to learn how he does THAT trick!
BUT CLOWNS ALWAYS MAKE MISTAKES...
Only - everything starts to go wrong!... Things land on his head, he falls over, and he gets 'fed up' and wants to 'just give up'!
But the children won't let him and they help him to get the tricks right !
so then, he says: "Maybe the children can do better than me!"
So, he opens up his big box of tricks (enough for twenty children) and sets them off, 'having a go!'
Working 'one to one' with the children, he makes sure that everyone learns at least one trick that they can show!
Because - at the end of the party - they are all going to be in a real circus
and they can show their parents what they have learned!
By this time they need food and drink!
So, he sets up is face painting and leaves the circus toys out for everyone to play with, and for the next hour or so, he face paints the kids… and let him create a customised event for you and your children.
FACE PAINTING IS TRANSFORMATIONAL
Peanut has been face painting for twenty five years
He doesn't use a book
He uses the children's imagination.
That way, everyone is sure to get exactly what they want!
(Face painting solves the problem of 'party favours' too!)
If they don't want to be face painted - they can have a balloon animal or a funny hat!
And at the very end - the children and Peanut the Clown
ALL TAKE PART IN A REAL CIRCUS SHOW for the grown ups, as they are collected from the party!
(Peanut always stays behind to make sure every child gets something they want because some children wait until the very end before deciding they want a face paint!)
and let him create a customised event for you and your children.
Peanut will also make a fuss of the birthday child
(if the child is 'up for it' ! birthdays can be hard enough, when you are small,
without the clown getting on your nerves too!)
Peanut aims to create a really happy memory for everyone!
He allows photographs and videoing of every show
and guarantees images that will last forever
of the children playing happily together,
with extraordinary face paint and doing amazing tricks!
This show is unique and centred on what the children want.
Peanut aims to empower children to be great in their lives and by the response from
the kids and the parents through the many years of his work, he must be doing something right,
because he has worked with this show for over fifteen years without a single complaint and usually wonderful, generous praise!
RESUME , C.V. AND PORTFOLIOPeanut has performed for over half a million children in over twenty five years of clowning about!
PEANUT IS A FULL MEMBER OF EQUITY
PEANUT IS ENHANCED DBS POLICE CHECKED
PEANUT IS FULLY RISK ASSESSED
PEANUT HAS FULL PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE TO £10 MILLION
PEANUT HAS NEVER HAD A CLAIM OR COMPLAINT FROM A PARENT
He has performed for HRH the Queen THREE TIMES…and for his mum, often.
Yorkshire Television have done two documentaries on his work with Leeds Children's Circus
(an educational charity to establish a circus school for children in Leeds, that he founded in 1989, in Leeds, where he lives.)
Peanut is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, the UK Leadership Forum,
the Millennium Awards and a Graduate of Common Purpose UK.
His first degree is in Psychology (developmental) and he holds a Masters in Cultural Theory -
both of which inform his work in therapeutic, educational, community and youth work settings.
He has developed his own theory of circus as a place of personal healing
and the possible transformation of society
through the need to play and the value of practicing circus skills.