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Author Topic: Wish me luck - performing 'Steampunk Style' today!  (Read 498 times)
Abracabella
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« on: July 02, 2014, 09:01:58 am »

Hello,

I am quite new to this forum, but I thought I'd introduce myself properly by telling you a little bit about my day job!

I'm a private tutor and entertainer - often these merge more than one would imagine. I run my own businesses and enjoy being self-employed; working for yourself really is wonderful if you are a bit crazy!

Today I am performing as 'Clarabelle' (Victorian Magicienne) in front of 50 parents and children at a local lower school. I have been helping the year three pupils with their poetry and creative writing, and, along with my writer friend, I will be presenting what has been achieved! My friend thinks I am nuts, but I always feel more confident when I am Steampunk - psychologically speaking it is a facet of my personality that cannot always be shown (I can't really dress SP to all of my lessons and parties!) I want to tell the children - and parents - how important it is to 'be yourself', whilst showing them how you can even use your imagination and creativity when planning an outfit!

So, wish me luck guys - also, any advice would be great!

Bel  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2014, 12:24:01 pm »

Your an entertainer, there is little I know that you don't and in many aspects of the art you have surpassed me. So, feel free to disregard anything here you find to be a bit granny sucking eggs....

With packs of kids (with parents) keep up the momentum. Pantomime is a great example lots of movement ALWAYS something to draw the eye and attention.

Case in point, my daughters birthday party there was a lull so we did piggy back races. It half killed me but it kept them from getting bored. Bored kids are a ticking time bomb to any entertainer. Distract, distract, distract.

Bangs and streamers, glitter flakes and balloons. And the only thing better than a balloon? A full balloon untied that "gets loose". It's exhausting, you will find the odd precocious one that your never going to win with. But hey, gotta be done hasn't it?
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2014, 12:27:58 pm »

Thank you. I will definitely keep it entertaining! Grin
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2014, 12:31:45 pm »

By the way did I see your land snail at the convivial?
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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2014, 01:34:16 pm »

Best of luck.  Please post some pictures from the event.
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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2014, 09:14:37 am »


This is quite mellow as I go; often I will wear even more cogs!

I'm also taking Anna-Louise out for an evening tonight - I'll post some pictures later! Smiley
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