Pre-Schools, Nursery’s and Schools
Buttons has entertained in many schools throughout the south coast from pre-school right through to primary schools for many years and has learned from the years of experience the skill of pitching his act to suit the age group of the audience.
Buttons also understands that the safety of the children is paramount and holds a current fully enhanced CRB certificate; he also has £10 million public liability insurance cover through British Actors Equity. In addition to this any electrical equipment that he uses for his show has been safety checked (PAT). All certification can be seen prior to the event on request.
When entertaining pre-school children Buttons understands that many of the very young children will not of been so close to an entertainer before let alone one in a bright costume and make up and unlike the less experienced entertainer he will not overwhelm the children, and more often than not those children who were wary at the start of the show will be joining in with the rest with the fun & laughter before the end of the show.
He is a very popular clown for end of term parties when he performs his comedy magic show that he has perfected (well the children have) Buttons is still learning.
The school PTA do a first rate job raising much needed addition funding for their schools and Buttons can help raise additional funds be it mix & mingle music & games or balloons at any fund-raising event that the school has planned.
Buttons also has a special friend who he calls on to help out in December, he has a white beard, a red outfit & black boots, and he is always shouting “Ho”, “Ho”, “Ho”. Have you guessed who it is yet? Your right it’s “Father Christmas”.
Children with special needs!
Buttons regularly performs for children with special needs in schools, hospitals and day centres and is a popular entertainer giving 100% at all times. Buttons does not see children with special needs he just sees special children and treats everyone as an equal. He will adapt his performance to suit his audience to guarantee every one goes home with a smile on their face.
Do not be too alarmed if you bump into “Dr Buttons “at your local hospital as he regularly does his rounds to bring a little bit of happiness to both the patient and those caring nurses who are looking after our loved ones.
Fêtes, Carnivals and Fun Days
This is where Buttons stands out above the rest, with his mix and mingle antics and balloon modelling and keeping your visitors entertained. He can also perform his comedy magic show as many times that you require during the day, the choice is yours.
Buttons will always accommodate you the client and is very flexible with his act, and if you require any guidance on what will work best Buttons will call on his years of experience and will be more than happy to talk it through with you.
Buttons has many years of experience entertaining at a corporate event: Promotions for many of the country’s leading House Builders, Company Fun Days, Social Events, the list goes on. He has been a regular at the Goodwood festival of speed, on board Tall Ships for Cowes Week, various holiday sites, IKEA, West Quay Southampton and Cooperative store openings.
Buttons has also been a regular sight at many military establishments taking in the three services based in Dorset, Hampshire & Wiltshire.
This can last between 45minutes to 1 hour depending on the age of the children & your requirements. Buttons is not very good at the magic side of the show so he depends on the children in helping him out with all those that assist him receiving his or her special balloon sculpture as a thank you. For the younger children Buttons recommends the 45 minute option as an hour is a long time for them to sit in one place and their attention span tends to weaken for periods longer than this .
Music Magic and Games:
This is the ultimate two hour package which is favoured by most where Buttons will run the party for you. All you need to provide is the function room, party food & drinks, birthday cake and party bags, Buttons will do the rest, organise all the party games, supply prizes for the games, provide all the music required . This package is best in a hall or large room where the children have room to run about. Buttons advises 45 minutes for the games followed by approx. 30 minutes for party food and birthday cake and finishing up with a 45 minute magic show.
Mix & Mingle
Buttons is in a league of his own when he is performing mix & mingle entertainment at Fêtes, Carnivals, Store Openings and more drawing in the crowds with his humour and that special rapport he has with his audience both young and old ensures a smiling face where ever he goes. This package is generally a full day’s entertainment but can be set to your requirements. Coupled with this Buttons is not too bad with his balloon sculptures (See Gallery) this is a sample of what Buttons can produce, there are a lot of pretenders who are capable of making a basic sword or dog, with Buttons it is all down to your imagination and the list is endless, “Motor Bikes”, Ducks, Penguins, Flowers and more.