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Who's Who On Balloon Chat
« on: September 12, 2011, 04:51:15 PM »
hi after being at the Twistian lecture day in Birmingham I got to thinking who's who I recognized 1 or 2 faces but had no idea who the majority of the guy's were & because it was a lecture we had very little time to mix or introduce ourselves + Martin Duffy & I pooped out for lunch & missed that opportunity as well so to cut to the chase I thought I would start a topic of who's who on balloon chat the idea is to post a recent photo & short blog about yourself so I will kick it off
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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2011, 04:55:13 PM »
Hi
I’m Dennis Dillon AKA Dillingerentertains I live in Newcastle upon Tyne my real job was as a hairdresser I ran my own shop from 1978 till the early 90’s I then went full time as a magician (mostly close up) /entertainer.
I was treasurer & then president of the Newcastle magic circle I took up twisting (very basic ) in the late 80’s then really got into twisting about 5 years ago after meeting Mike Decker  

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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2011, 09:55:43 PM »
Hi everyone,

My name is Darren (aka nippy99) and my company is called MagicWorks Ltd (http://www.magicworks.ltd.uk) - I started magic as a hobby back in 1994 and it has got out of hand since then! I mainly perform children's parties but also do many weddings and corporate events performing balloon modelling and close-up magic. I spent around three years as a full-time entertainer but pre-empted the credit crunch and took a 'normal' job again so back to part-time.

Here is my ugly mug...

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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2011, 10:08:37 PM »
good to see you Darren
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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2011, 10:19:53 PM »
Just to clarify.  Which one is Darren? :D
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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2011, 10:35:09 PM »
Sorry Darren I couldn't resist it.  
Nice idea Dennis - Here is my picture and intro.
I started working with face paints and soon discovered the joy of balloon art.  I offer full party plans including "The worst magic show in the Midlands" (its just a giggle) and entertain at weddings,.  My main obsession is balloons of course.  I like designing new models and have started to play with decor and fashion.  The main problem I have is finding the time.
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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2011, 10:49:59 PM »
ELO trouble lol great catch up @ kiddology Thelma
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« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2011, 10:51:22 PM »
My name is Graham Lee and many years ago I was an electrician, went self employed when I was 21 and have always worked for myself. I got into installing burglar alarms and then had someone come to entertain at my daughter Kelly's 5th birthday party, her name was Dawn and I would like to thank Dawn for changing my life as I went off to the library to get some books out on magic and then started to do some shows while also doing some electrical work and the entertaining got busier so eventually I went full time. Met David Grist when we both travelled together for The Millennium Jam, David also changed my life again without realising it. We then started the care & share days and balloon chat followed. After all these years I still have the same buzz, love and excitement for balloons and entertaining. Apart from my family I also have three very special friends in my life who without there support many things that I have achieved would not have been possible, Mike Ingham, Pearse Halpenny and Thelma Levett.
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« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2011, 10:57:26 PM »
nice intro Graham :-) photos not bad either;-o
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Re: WHO'S WHO ON BALLOON CHAT
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2011, 03:28:06 AM »
The intro is good, but the pics look phoney to me...    :roll:
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« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2011, 11:44:30 AM »
hey CharlesDolbel post your photo (& intro) so we can see what photos should look like;-D
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« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2011, 11:04:10 PM »
(Charles - that's an awful gag!)  ;)

Hi all

I'm Neil and I'm a newbie having only been playing with balloons since 2008 to try to entertain my children, when I 'accidentally' attended a Qualatex training course taught by some bloke called Colin Myles....  :)  It's a long story, but little did I know how lucky I was to have such a talented and inspiring tutor.  I've made more money in the decor field than entertaining, but twisting/modelling was and still is my first balloon love.  Professionally, my proudest moment so far has been achieving my CBA qualification in 2009, and I'm generally at my happiest doing line work at children's parties or building large sculptures.

My ambition is to become half as good as most of the people here at balloon modelling, and to perhaps tread tentatively down the tried and tested path of doing some magic also.

I still have a 'real' job as a freelance software developer.  For most of the time, this means I'm a very boring, suited, desk jockey (hence the effortless facial expression in the photo)  :roll:

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« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2011, 09:58:27 PM »
In the middle of changing computers so will join in with photos when up and running properly!
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« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2011, 12:49:57 PM »
Hello to you all,

I'm Dan and work with my partner KJ, entertaining children and adults alike over in Norfolk. Before my love of latex I was and still am a DJ (for my sins). I first got into balloons in early 2010 when I spoke to KJ on the phone one lunch time and she wanted to add a bit of variety to our children's parties. She suggested that I try my hand at balloon modelling. After a moment or two I decided that there were probably worse thing that I could do, so off to the local party shop I went. When I arrived there I plumped for a couple of different bags of 260s just to get me started. The woman behind the counter asked me if I had a pump, however I only had a little money on me and thought in my bravado, 'hey they are only balloons, how hard can they be?' after driving home I would like to say I set to work blowing them up and making dogs...however the truth of the matter is  I couldn't blow the *&^%*^ things up!! Not to be swayed by this minor setback I did what all DJs do at a moment like this and improvised using the air compressor meant to pump up car tyres.
KJ arrived home from work to a floor full of little models, from dogs, cats and ducks, to a dinosaur and a couple of others that looked like they were road kill :? . However I had more fun in that single afternoon than I had for a long time. from  that moment I was hooked. My better half then discovered this wonderful site for me, and with all the fantastic threads and ideas on here, I discovered that you are only limited by your imagination.
I have been to a few to the lectures and am now a member of T-BAG (007) hence the signature :oops: (I know sad isn't it). But my finest hour has to be at the Twistina lecture, where she actually took a picture of   :o MY WORK :o .

Here's to many more latex loving years, for me...for your...and most of all for all our customers.
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Re: WHO'S WHO ON BALLOON CHAT
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2011, 07:26:07 PM »
great photo Dan
the uptake on this is a bit slow must be that you are all shy;-o would be good to see more of you's:-D

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Dillingerentertains – DENNIS
nippy99 – DARREN
Thelma Levett
Graham Lee
Neil Drummond
Krazy Kev – KEVIN
KJ Entertainments - DAN
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