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Re: Care & Share Leeds & Birmingham
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2008, 08:58:38 PM »
Anyone like M & M's?
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Re: Care & Share Leeds & Birmingham
« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2008, 09:00:22 PM »
You beat me to it Cashmagic :)
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Re: Care & Share Leeds & Birmingham
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2008, 10:34:37 PM »
Here are his details, although nothing on balloons.
http://www.wcm-magic.co.uk/profiles/malcolmmalan.html

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Re: Care & Share Leeds & Birmingham
« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2008, 07:41:04 AM »
what will he be teaching on the day? magic with balloons?

ps i see you have joined so welcome
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Re: Care & Share Leeds & Birmingham
« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2008, 10:02:32 AM »
Malcolm's lecture/talk will be on "Be an artist - not a factory!"
He has sent me more details in an email that I'm just confirming with him is OK to reproduce on here,
so as the say watch this space.

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Re: Care & Share Leeds & Birmingham
« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2008, 10:44:32 PM »
ROFLMAO!  I've just started to work my way round this forum and then I came across the "guess the mystery lecturer" thread!!  Isn't T'Internet wonderful?  BTW, the photo is not of me but I can see why you thought it might be.  I've been one of the featured entertainers at Shrewsbury Flower Show for many years.  However, I only do magic shows and compere in the "Kids Arena" (balloons are only a minor bit of my full magic shows).  The guy responsible for walkabout (mostly balloons) on another part of the site is Paul Goddard (aka Professor Crump) who does the whole thing on stilts (that would never be me - with my knees!).  Good research though.  

I actually look like this when I've got my work clothes on!  :ugeek:
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Re: Care & Share Leeds & Birmingham
« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2008, 12:49:31 AM »
Here's a little taster of what Malcolm is about for the care & share day in Birmingham.

 "I know the trend is towards multi-balloon figures these days.  However, as an entertainer, I really think that it is possible to make a wide range of detailed one-balloon figures and still be just as impressive to the public in a "real world" working situation.  I still want people to think I'm a balloon artist - even though I'm not constructing large items.  I believe that the key to this is "presentation" and my techniques and working strategies have developed specifically to this end over the last 20 odd years!  I discussed some of this in my little book (I bet those are the bits that don't get read!).  I've never busked with balloons for money or sold them on the street or in stores.  I made a choice, early on, to only do paid gigs - as a magician, balloon modeller, tarot reader or whatever!  In the lecture, I'll concentrate on the "Be an artist - not a factory" topic.  But, of course I'll include some of the figures and variations that I've developed.  Part of my approach has arisen from working for so long at Cadbury World and Alton Towers where there were always more people than you could possibly make balloons for!  I'm looking forward to it."
 
Thanks for the info Malcolm.

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Re: Care & Share Leeds & Birmingham
« Reply #22 on: April 08, 2008, 08:36:19 AM »
sounds great i dont know were to go now leeds or birmingham 2 great people 2 share days, as a twister i never got into one balloon stuff went for big stuff 1st the 3rd dvd i got was david grist vol 9 but now i can see how one balloon stuff can work as you have not got the time to make big stuff all the time will you be selling your book on the day?
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Re: Care & Share Leeds & Birmingham
« Reply #23 on: April 08, 2008, 11:15:12 AM »
Why not come to both days?

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Re: Care & Share Leeds & Birmingham
« Reply #24 on: April 08, 2008, 11:52:31 AM »
Quote from: "Graham Lee"
Why not come to both days?

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Re: Care & Share Leeds & Birmingham
« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2008, 11:53:22 AM »
:lol:  :lol:  Graham - have you ever sold double glazing  :lol:   :lol:
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Re: Care & Share Leeds & Birmingham
« Reply #26 on: April 08, 2008, 02:10:15 PM »
I try not to miss an oportunity, but the days are free?, well you get a voucher for the same amount.
So wont be able to retire for a while on all the profit I make.

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Re: Care & Share Leeds & Birmingham
« Reply #27 on: April 08, 2008, 10:45:41 PM »
I know lol but i have to do some work can't just play will have to see about money for fuel and the 15 pound to get in i know i get that back but got to find if first
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Re: Care & Share Leeds & Birmingham
« Reply #28 on: April 08, 2008, 11:42:22 PM »
By a strange quirk of fate  ...  I will have some copies of my little book at Birmingham!  I won't be doing magic with balloons - but I always try to make the way the balloon appears to "grow" into the animal to look "magical (if that makes any sense).  And - I always aim to animate the figure in some way as I hand it over.  The focus always being on the balloon NOT me (despite the fact that I usually talk all the way through the construction).   :ugeek:
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