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 Post subject: Re: Busking
PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:58 am 
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Smiggle wrote:
I'd have thought Lincoln Christmas Market would be a good busking opportunity for you Craig - or is it tightly controlled?


It funny alot of people say this but it is very tightly controlled they get some people to do walk around magic balloons and do it for free so if any one saw me they would think it was for free.Not only that I know one of the blokes who is up there and dont want to step on his toes as he is a mate.

But when I do go busking it is up that end of town might get up there this week as theres a fun run on.

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 Post subject: Re: Busking
PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:28 pm 
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I am in the uk and this lovely lot of posts has inspired me to getonto my local council and check out where I can busk. as a single mum I only have time durng school times but there are always loads of young kids about and parents get a balloon for the bigger ones. i can always give it a try. Also I will have some time at half term with out the kids. I usually wear harlequin trousers and a silly hat when entertaning do y ou all think that would be ok. I can also do a small amount of circus skills but the balloons are my fave and I recently did some for children in need and got £137.50 in hours.
Thanks for the advice, I will let you know how it goes. Crazy bananas


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 Post subject: Re: Busking
PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:53 pm 
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I am a new "kid on the block" at this forum. :D

As far as busking, I did a lot of it in Poland, where I am from. Actually in Poland is a very good, prestigious Street Art Festival called ... BuskerBus. Here is the web site: http://www.buskerbus.com

It was a fantastic experience for the five years in the row I went there. Actually I did it with face painting, but it still was great. I am plannig to do busking here in UK, as I love interaction with the passers by, plus you never know, but you can get good jobs from it as well..

actually I did get some news coverage in Polish local newspapers and I do keep it with my scrap book. it looks great on line too. http://www.clown4fun.co.uk

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 Post subject: Re: Busking
PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:00 am 
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I gave busking a go and it was great, I go out whenever I am able to. So far I have got a whole load of work form it. I dont charge for balloons and most folk dont put any cash in but I give out cards and this way I have been booked for arround 6 parties and several other events including a wedding and corpoate wprk for a local suppermarket. This is all in a few months.
If you want to give it a go and are not comfortable taking cash giving it to a local charity is one answer. Dont forget to take out your expenses though. Good luck and god bless.
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 Post subject: Re: Busking
PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:03 am 
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crazybananas wrote:
I gave busking a go and it was great, I go out whenever I am able to. So far I have got a whole load of work form it. I dont charge for balloons and most folk dont put any cash in but I give out cards and this way I have been booked for arround 6 parties and several other events including a wedding and corpoate wprk for a local suppermarket. This is all in a few months.
If you want to give it a go and are not comfortable taking cash giving it to a local charity is one answer. Dont forget to take out your expenses though. Good luck and god bless.
Crazy bananas :D

Hi Bananas.

just a question about the busking regulations in UK. Do you have any hints? I have my clowning/face painting business registered and insured, but I don't know how to go about the busking side of it... can you help? cheers.

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So someone gives you, say, £1.00 for your creation. They walk away happy with a big smile on their face.

Minutes later they come back with your creation having met with an untimely and early demise. What do you do?

Just wondered :(

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 Post subject: Re: Busking
PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:13 pm 
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daveandrews wrote:
So someone gives you, say, £1.00 for your creation. They walk away happy with a big smile on their face.

Minutes later they come back with your creation having met with an untimely and early demise. What do you do?

Just wondered :(

Dave

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if it is just popped in one place, like missing a leg, or something else usually try to fix it. I say then "Oh, no problem, I've got a balloon repair traning" or if this is an animal: "Oh, no problem, I am a professional balloon vet...."

I really rather try to keep them happy. They are our customers and "pay check people" after all.

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many thanks, that's what I thought too - you can't just say 'tough'.

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 Post subject: Re: Busking
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What sort of patter do you guys when busking? Is this something you develop over time, or do you just have a chat with the person you're making a balloon for?!


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