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Hartlepool Tall Ships Will Be Jolly Good Fun | TV Commercial

The Hartlepool Tall Ships event takes place from the 7th – 10th August 2010. It’s going to be jolly good fun and Jolly Good Productions will be there to help with the children’s entertainment. Keep your eyes open for some superb face painting.


The Hartlepool Tall ships web site gives detailed information about what will be taking place :

Hartlepool will greet the ships, which will have sailed from Kristiansand in Norway on the second and final leg of the race.

The town already has good links with the tall ships and their captains after almost 40 vessels visited Hartlepool en route to Newcastle Gateshead, who hosted the event in 2005.

During their stay, the ships will be berthed in Hartlepool Quays, and there will be a large number of special events organised in the run up and during the the huge celebrations in August 2010. At the heart of the festivities will be over 4,000 young people from over 20 countries.

Hosting The Tall Ships’ Races further highlights Hartlepool’s well-deserved reputation as a first rate visitor destination. The whole event will be an amazing and colourful spectacle for the people of Hartlepool and the thousands of people who will come to witness this amazing spectacle.

Will you be there?

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More Face Painting Tips For Your Event

Face painting is always a popular attraction at any event. It gets the kids excited and is guaranteed to attract customers to your store/event. Here are some tips, to get the most out of face painting at your event.

1. Face Painting is a stationary activity which makes it ideal for promotional days, as it brings people to the event. Make sure you place your face painter(s) in a place where they can clearly be seen, e.g. in a marquee at the entrance, or inside the entrance to a store etc.

2. If you are expecting a large number of people, why not hire more than one painter? Generally speaking, each face takes around 5 minutes to complete, and so the more painters you have, the quicker we can get the queue down. Jolly Good Productions can provide up to 4 fully trained, fully ensured and experienced face painters, all of whom take great pride in the quality of their work, displaying professionalism and keeping your customers (and their kids) happy at your event.

Natasha Wood Professional Face Painter

Natasha Wood

3. If your event is outdoors, do consider having a marquee or a gazebo at the ready to house the face painting. This will help shelter both the painters and the children in the queue from our British weather! On clear days it is possible to have the face painting “out in the open”, as long as they have shade, but it is not advisable. Wind could have the face paint kit blowing away and rain gets everything, including your customers, wet!

4. Why not give a theme to the face painting? We at Jolly Good Productions paint a huge range of face paint designs, suitable for all ages (yes, even teenagers and adults!) which can be customised to match and compliment your event day. Whether its particular colours, or perhaps your company logo? Animals, Ultra Violet, beach, monsters and aliens, superheroes, Easter, Christmas, Halloween; the possibilities are endless.

5. Face painting is great advertising. People often come up to us and say they had spotted one of the children we had painted in town and asked where they had it done. Why not make up some stickers which we can hand out to the children with your company logo on it? This is a great idea to get more people coming and seeking you out!

Your comments or questions are welcome. Regards from Natasha Wood.

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Find more information, photos and video clips about face painting

To hire a Professional Face Painter go to Face Painter [ Jolly Good Productions ]

For information about Training go to Face Painting Courses [ Jolly Good Productions ]

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Deer Shed Festival Has Balldersby Bopping

The first ever Deer Shed Festival took place last week at Balldersby Park in North Yorkshire. Large numbers of people camped on site for the weekend and enjoyed an excellent programme of live music. There was lots of other entertainment too. Hazel and Katrina from Jolly Good Productions were there Face Painting together with a beginner face painter who the organisers had booked separately. They were kept busy all day. There were also a variety of workshops and other children’s entertainment activities for the kids too.

Deer Shed Festival campers

Deer Shed Festival Campers

Deer Shed Festival Mural

Mural painted by artists at the Deer Shed Festival

Deer Shed Festival Main Stage

Deer Shed Music Festival Stage

If you went to the festival we’d love to hear about your experiences. Did you see Hazel and Katrina? Did your kids get there faces painted? Did you get your face painted? Comments welcome.

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Pants In The Park In Gateshead 2010

This wonderful annual event takes place throughout the UK. For the past couple of years Jolly Good Productions have supplied Face Painting at the Gateshead  extravaganza.

Did you know that 1 in 2 men will be affected by prostate diseases at some point in their lives? Pants in the Park heps raise funds for vital research raising  much needed awareness about prostate diseases and educating  health care professionals.

‘Pants The Park’ is a 5km fun run which aims to be a great day out for all the family and everyone involved. It doesn’t matter how you get round the course. You could leap , bounce , crawl , elegantly skip  or simply walk at your own pace.

The ideas is to make a hero of yourself by dressing up ‘Superman style’ with decorated pants on the outside of your clothes. There are prizes for the best pants so the more outrageous and colourful the better!

There is  plenty to do before and after you pant round the 5km. Team Pants from Prostate UK are on hand every step of the way to help everyone  make the most of their fundraising and the day itself with organised music, face painting and warm up sessions.

I think Hazel will remember this years event because it rained heavily and she was in a leaky gazebo so she had fun and games of her own trying to keep her paints dry and stop her table from flooding. She did however manage to take a few photos, hope you enjoy them.

Hazel face painting in her leaking gazebo at Pants In The Park 2010

Hazel Face Painting at 'Pants in the Park'

'man in pants' at Pants in the Park 2010

Man In Pants

Gorillas at 'Pants In The Park' 2010

There was plenty of 'monkey business' at pants in the park 2010

'Pants in the Park' where everyone dresses like Superman


Local Radio at Pants in the Park 2010

'real radio' were supporting Pants in the Park

You can find out more about Pants in the Park by searching on Google. They also have a Face Book page too.

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Corporate Entertainment Is New Branch For Tree Pub

The Tree Pub, Hookstone Chase, Harrogate branched out into corporate entertainment when it was hired by a local company as a venue for a Race Night. Clients and staff relaxed and enjoyed a welcome buffet and a free bar. The Race Night provided by Jolly Good Productions allowed everyone to unwind and have a bit of fun in an informal and friendly atmosphere.

The function room at The Tree is ideal for a Race Night or Quiz Night. There is ample parking and its close to the main road.

Contact the Tree on Tel: 01423 885803

Tree Pub, Harrogate

Tree Pub, Harrogate

Tree Pub, Function Room

Tree Pub, Harrogate, Function Room For a Race Night

Tree Pub, Harrogate, perfect Race Night venue

Tree Pub, Harrogate, perfect venue for a Race Night

Call Jolly Good Productions for information about Corporate Race Night Entertainment. Tel 01748 821621

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Face Painting For Beginners

Jolly Good Productions offer training courses for people who would like to become professional Face Painters. We cover everything you need to know to set up and run your own face painting business. The courses run midweek and are of two days duration. They take place in Richmond, North Yorkshire. All materials are supplied but for one to one training you will need to bring a model.

In our Face Painting Courses we cover the following :

  • Health and Safety
  • Equipment
  • Materials
  • Technique

The training courses are very comprehensive and go into detail on every aspect. You will learn everything you need to know about Face Painting with excellent tuition from an experienced expert. Hand outs are provided and there is a certificate of attendance on completion.

For more information call Hazel Wood on 01748 821621

Face Painting demonstration by Hazel Wood of Jolly Good Productions

Face Painting Courses by Hazel Wood

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Magic Show For Magic Family

There was Magic in the air yesterday when a family in Barnsley gathered at the Golf Club to celebrate a 90th Birthday Party. There were four generations represented and Gran became the star of the Magic Show which took place after the buffet. Magician Ron Wood from Jolly Good Productions performed a series of routines involving magic wands, a banana, a mouse and a piece of cheese, a disappearing handkerchief and balloons. The highlight was when 90 year old Gran ( The Birthday Girl ) showed she had the magic touch by transforming one card into another with the wave of a magic wand to the amazement of the entire audience. All of the children got to go inside a giant bubble and won prizes too. It was a lovely afternoon.

The Birthday Girl ( 90 ) and the Magician

Birthday Girl ( 90 ) has " The Magic Touch "

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Race Night Race Card Example

Race Night Organisation

Race Card For A Race Night

The Race Night Organiser needs to produce a Race Card for the event.

Race Cards can either be handed to people as they arrive at the venue or more usually put out on the tables for people to peruse once they are settled in.

The Race Card gives the following information :

  • Names of the horses
  • The number of the horse
  • The name of the owner

It may also include the name of the jockey

If the horses have been sold in advance it is customary to invite the owner to come up with a funny ” name ” which is then published on the Race Card.

For corporate events members of staff may be invited to name the horses or they could be named after things to do with the business.

Also on the Race Card will be :

  • The Race Number
  • The Title of that Race ie ” The Ron Wood Handicap Hurdles “
  • The prize for the person who owns the winning horse

At a charity event the name is usually chosen by the Sponsor and at corporate events it is often given a name related to a part of the business, a well known executive or perhaps an important customer.

Advertising for the sponsor should  also be included if possible.

Here is an example of a Race Card produced by Haxby United FC for their Race Night. They produced an A5 booklet with one race per page.

Example of a Race Card

Race Card ( Races 4 and 5 )

Here is the outside front and back cover. The inside can contain more advertising or information about your organisation, future events etc. If it contains useful information people will take it home with them and so it will have residual value to.

Race Card Example,Cover, A5, Front And Back

Race Card, front and back cover, A5

For more information about planning a Race Night, go to the main Jolly Good Productions site and type Race Night in the search box. This will bring up relevant pages including a page about how to run a race night.

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Puppet King For Wolverhampton

Visitors to the Manders Shopping Centre in Wolverhampton had a special treat recently when Jolly Good Productions staged their latest Puppet Show. The set of a fairy castle appeared in the centre of the mall and crowds gathered to watch the performances. The story about is about King Custard and features a cast of interesting characters and lots of audience participation. The show was enjoyed by children of all ages and some came back several times to watch again.

In addition to the puppets there was also fantastic  face painting by Hazel.

Jolly Good Productions are based in Yorkshire but provide children’s entertainment for shopping centres and at corporate events throughout the UK.

This castle is the set for our latest puppet show

Puppet Show by Jolly Good Productions

Hazel provided face painting too

Face Painter Hazel Wood

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Jolly Good Fun For Army Kids

Jolly Good Productions are based in Richmond, North Yorkshire which is only three miles from Catterick Garrison, now the largest military base in the UK.  Although we are literally on the “door step” we don’t do a huge amount of work in the Garrison. Most of the work we do involves travelling to other areas.

Yesterday Hazel was booked to provide children’s entertainment for the families of one of the Regiment’s based in the camp. They wanted a children’s  entertainer for a couple of hours and asked her to run her “jolly good fun” party. As I was free I offered to accompany her to assist.

As we entered the camp I was amazed at how much new build there had been. The barracks we went into had a lot of new accommodation blocks and there were many other new buildings for headquarters, stores, equipment and training. We were both quite impressed. Having signed in we were directed to a very large modern building in the centre of the complex. Our guide explained that this is where the soldiers come for their meals. It was however a far cry from the old fashioned cookhouses. It was more like a Marks and Spencer’s Cafeteria. Quite posh I thought. The whole place was light and airy, there were comfortable seating areas, games areas with pool tables, electronic games, a mini supermarket, a barbers shop etc etc.  We were allocated a large carpeted area which had plenty of tables and chairs next to it for parents to be able to sit and watch the fun ( in fact many joined in ).

We were set up in good time and the children soon found us. Inevitable there was a wide age range going from preschoolers up to ten or eleven years old. Hazel is a very experienced children’s entertainer and has a great way with kids. Dealing with large numbers and mixed ages requires skill. The children are usually excited and the trick is to keep the fun going whilst also maintaining control. If there is a knack in this then Hazel certainly has it.

I always enjoy watching Hazel running a kid’s disco because of the way she leads the dancing. Hazel is also a  qualified and very experienced dance teacher and so she is always at the front doing all the actions to the party dances ( and she knows them all ) so the children all copy her moves. I’ve never seen another DJ who is able to do this. Most just put the music on and let the kid’s get on with it.

Following  the children’s disco, there were party games, bubble making, parachute games and even some circus skills too.

It had been a wonderful afternoon with lots of variety, lots of fun and lots of happy children.

These are difficult times and it’s nice to know that the army are doing a good job looking after the families of service personnel. We are looking  forward to our next visit to the Garrison.

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