About Bubbly Circus
Mr. Bubbles (Alan) of Bubbly Circus provides Balloon modelling & Magical entertainment to children and adults. Previously working in Surrey Mr. Bubbles has recently come to live in Haverhill, Suffolk, close to the Suffolk, Cambridge and Essex borders and is recreating his entertainments business here. "Initially it was all about balloons but now we have a new magic show too and we're planning more entertainments in the New Year".
Mr. Bubbles's history:
Mr. Bubbles has been blowing balloons since the mid 1990's. Previously based in Surrey Mr. Bubbles ran a children's entertainment business called Jubbly Circus. "We started out by providing a really funny magic show that proved very popular with children and parents. It didn't take us long before we were being asked to preform it in schools and as an outside event with a portable stage". Jubbly circus started to expand and having worked with jugglers, stilt walkers, and clowns, Jubbly Circus started to look at what other entertainment could be offered. "Face painting was big at the time so we branched into that, we had 3 face painters so we could cover larger events like the Teddy Bears Picnic where hundreds of children turned up to break the Guinness world record for the most number of teddy bears in one place".
Jubbly Circus was lucky enough to team up with an extremely talented puppeteer, Liza Walker. She had created a unique puppet show with her own characters. "It was fantastic, we now had a hilarious puppet show that the kids loved and could really provide a package of entertainment for events and festivals". Next came the balloons. "I started with simple models, mostly designs from Gerry Luff (whom I was lucky enough to meet and work with a couple of years later). I was also privileged to meet and learn some of the best balloon models of their time from award winning balloon artiste Michael Decker, I started to develop a whole new arm of entertainment that took off on its own".
"We took our work to shopping centres, steam fairs, beer festivals, street parties, football matches, corporate and family fun days, weddings and school fetes, we even preformed at the re-opening by Prince Edward of the London Toy and Model Museum. That was fun, on the local evening news that night they closed their piece with me blowing a balloon at the camera".
"On the adult side I was doing table work at large dinner functions where I made models for all the ladies at the table. The reaction was always excellent and gave the function something different and made it a talking point". Jubbly Circus had now come of age and was providing fantastic fun for all ages.
Here are a few archive photos of some of the old Jubbly Circus Team (Me, Dawn, Philip & Liza).