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Entertainment for Children and Families at Events and Festivals

entertainment for events and festivals

leading a parade at the Somerset Green Fayre 2012 – it’s Olympic year!

Anywhere that children and families gather to have fun, Professor Paradox will bring gentle fun and superb interactive sillyness to the occasion. Whether it’s an arts festival or a fete, a special celebration, a children’s day or street fair, Professor Paradox can be relied upon to make people laugh. Professor Paradox has over 25 years experience of providing family and children’s entertainment for events and festivals

 Is a Professor Paradox Show Right for your Event?

Entertainment for events and festivals

Sidmouth Festival 1990

I perform at small family orientated public events such as village fetes, folk festivals, arts festivals, and outdoor celebrations such as May Day, and children’s events. Shows can be event or site specific and themes can be incorporated. Whether it’s food festival or a fool festival, or a celebration of a historical event, I can usually adapt the show.

I don’t use an amplifier and don’t try to compete with excessive noise, thumping music, or people blathering incessantly on a public address system. So big noisy events are not suitable, nor are events where there is a focus on consumption of alcohol.

I also do private functions and some tribal gatherings such as weddings, but only where everyone is involved, and I am not just being asked to keep the kiddies occupied while the adults listen to speeches or get drunk.

Family  Entertainment at Events and Festivals

Entertainer for Festivals and Events

Green Scythe Fair 2009

For outdoor events an ideal show length is about half an hour, and I can offer up to three different half hour shows for a day long event, or two half hour shows for half day events. The shows are static shows rather than walkabouts, and are best performed against a backdrop rather than in an arena.

For indoor community celebrations such as Halloween night or a village event, a one hour show generally works best, and this can be themed for the event. Dates like Halloween and May Day get booked up to a year in advance, so don’t leave it too late to book.

There’s also a one man banned (called ONE MAN BANNED) performing good time music for passing audiences.

Prices vary depending on time of year and where you are, so I quote individually for each event. See the prices page for more details.

Priddy Folk Festival 2010.  Tug o' War with three little girls showing the dads who really is the strongest

Priddy Folk Festival 2010. Tug o’ War with three little girls showing the dads who really is the strongest


Professor Parasox - entertainer for events

Professor Paradox can perform themed shows for special occasions such as Halloween

“A great show enjoyed equally by children and adults – you really know what makes children laugh and have the audience participation just right”
G W – Cheltenham Town hall entertainments manager

“Thank you for your brilliant performances at our Buccaneer’s Children’s Festival…..you captured our audience delightfully and drew children, parents, and grannies alike”
Buccaneers Children’s Festival

“The kids absolutely loved it – perfect for a sunny festival afternoon! The parents were laughing as much as the children”
Priddy Folk Festival

Area Covered

Professor Paradox is available for events in Somerset and parts of Devon, Dorset and South Wiltshire. Towns include Bristol, Bath, Bradford on Avon, Bridgewater, Bridport, Bruton, Burnham on Sea. Castle Cary, Cheddar, Chard. Dorchester, Exeter, Exmouth, Frome, Glastonbury, Honiton, Langport, Lyme Regis. Radstock, Shaftesbury, Shepton Mallet, Sherborne, Sidmouth, Somerset, South West England, Somerton, Street, Taunton, Tiverton, Topsham, Totnes, Trowbridge, Warminster, Wellington, Wells, Weston-Super-Mare, Weymouth, Wincanton and Yeovil.

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