Hazel and I had a lovely evening at the Knavesmire in York. It’s a special place for us as we were married in York Minster. I had been booked as an after dinner speaker and had been asked to give a talk and demonstration as Chuckle The Clown. There were about two hundred people in attendance and we enjoyed a first class meal. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. After the meal there were a few short speeches and a couple of presentations, then a comfort break before I was on. I was given an excellent introduction which explained who I was and all about my back ground and business.
My talk was in three parts.
I began with Punch and Judy as this was how I started out. I did the story about swallowing the swazzle and how it turned up again when I was in the loo. I then got onto clowning and how I went to the USA to learn the basics.
Next I had a couple of guys hold up a screen whilst I changed into my clown costume. Then a make up demonstration resulting in me in full clown slap. After this I showed off a few props and had a few folk out to try their hand.
The last part was audience participation under the pretext of a clowning masterclass. We did feather balancing, musical chairs, a clown band, marshmallow eating and as the grand finale, a custard pie demo. Unfortunately this went terribly wrong and the only one who got pied was me, several times! ( or perhaps this was the plan? )
We ended up with a mass clown dance before I took a bow and retired.
It was all great fun and I had loads of very positive feedback afterwards. It seems that most people really enjoyed themselves.
Hazel and I were the last to leave as we had lots of people coming up to talk to us so we couldn’t pack up until they’d all gone.
A very good night, though late home, after 1am.
North Eastern Tyre and Exhaust Ltd held a Grand Opening of their new branch HiQ at 147 Gelderd Road, Leeds, at the weekend. The event was a great success and customers and friends enjoyed the hospitality and entertainment provided. Hazel was there Face Painting and took these photos during her breaks.
The Toyo Twins
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Borrowby Village Hall is an ideal venue for a birthday party if you live in the area of Thirsk, North Yorkshire. Hazel took this photo when she went there to do her “Jolly Good Fun” Party children’s entertainment.
Borrowby Village Hall
To hire Borrowby Village Hall Tel 01845 537501
I received this information this morning. It is about a lady called Jo who has cancer and is trying to raise £30,000. I don’t know the lady but thought it might help if we all circulated the details. There is a web site and a Facebook page giving more information about the family and Jo’s music etc.
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You can donate or learn about my story at www.seizethisday.co.uk we have a facebook page of the same name for updates, information and events you can attend.
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