Circus skills entertainer

Clients, Past & Present

The BBC, Google, Hampton Court Palace, Rolls Royce & Bentley motors, Tesco, Abbey National, The Home Office, Safeway, Unison, Home Start, Debenhams, Coca-Cola, Big W, BHS, The Word, Shell, GAP, Wychwood festival, The Red Cross, Argos, Persil (Egypt), Saudi and Jordainian royalty, MENCAP,Sure Start, Morgan spice, Mecca Bingo, Office World, NHS, John Lewis, Woolworths, Volvo, Orange, Festival of the sea, Furniture Land, Pearson Longman, Butlins,Travis Perkins, The Big Chill, Winstons Wish, T mobile, Prince’s Youth Business Trust, Grosvenor Casinos, Royal Bank of Scotland, Cheltenham & Gloucester, HBOS, Riva Bingo, ESSO, Dickens World, Harewood House, Tour de France, Harvey Nichols, Gala Casino, Harrods, Bahrain Formula 1, British Gas, HSBC, Britannia Building Society, Anglian Water, Microsoft, Sky, Esporta, Sustrans, End of the road festival, Green belt festival, Glaxo Smithkline, The Forestry Commission, Alton Towers, Nene Valley Railway, Manchester City F.C, Endsleigh Insurance, Expedia.com, Blacks Outdoors, Cornbury Festival, Decathlon, Tate & Lyle

Numerous councils, shopping centres, charities, fetes, street fayres, carnivals, corporate and private clients.

Venues attended range from Notting Hill Carnival to The Royal Albert Hall.

List is not exhaustive

Testimonials

“You won’t be disappointed, he’s fantastic fun!”

I would so strongly recommend Mark to anyone. He was absolutely great and at 8.00am too!!! a true professional who is gifted with charisma and humour. The meeting was a huge success. Thank you so much. (Thank You!)

Terry Waters Wood Finishes Ltd.


Dear Mark, Thanks for entertaining our walkers tonight. Your team  really made the event fun and I am sure that will have a great effect on increased participation next year. Entertaining over 1,000 lawyers without one of them complaining is no mean feat!

Bob Nightingale Chief Executive, London Legal Support Trust.


Just a quick note to thank you for your work at our launch day on Wednesday 18th April 2007, you truly helped make the day memorable for all. If another event of its type occurs, I shall certainly let you know.

Dicken’s World.


Mark Russell has delivered work for the Arts Development Service of Bromsgrove District Council for the last 4 years.
Mark has delivered circus skills workshops and performed as Mr Doo clown show.
He is a very accomplished workshop leader and performer. He is reliable, trust worthy and personable.
In the 4 years of contracting him I have never received any complaints regarding his conduct only compliments regarding his work.

Huw Moseley – Bromsgrove District Council.


Hi Mark, I just wanted to say thank you very much indeed for all your hard work on Friday night. You were absolutely superb, right down to the colour of your suit! Everyone loved you and you looked brilliant both inside and outside the building. You gave exactly the right impression, that we are all about having fun, and you also livened up the dancefloor brilliantly.
We’ll definitely be in touch in the future and I look forward to working with you again.
Once again, thank you very much,

Kaz, Twisted Fun


Dear Mark, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for performing at our wedding.  We had lots of great comments from our friends and family regarding your entertainment! I only wish I could have been in two places at once when you were outside and the comedian were on, everything seems a bit blurry because I was so caught up in the moment!  I especially enjoyed the fire juggling, it was such a magical moment combined with the wishing lanterns and fireworks. We had such a fabulous day and evening, everything was so perfect. Thanks again.

Emily & Tim

The circus skills workshop has been an extremely successful addition to our youth development programme for vulnerable young people. Mark understood the needs of our group and has been flexible and responsive in his approach to designing and running the workshops over the past 3 years. He is a lively and engaging performer, quickly establishing a positive rapport with our young people and holding their attention through his demonstrations and group sessions. I would highly recommend the Solo Circus workshops as a way of engaging young people, developing their sense of achievement and having lots of fun at the same time.

Tessa Woodrow  – Youth Adventure Trust

 


Hiya, Thanks very much for Friday.  You boys did a great job.   I was having kittens when you got the knives out I must admit but the client was very very happy. Hope we can work together again soon. Best wishes, Lisa

Lisa Winterton, Distinctly Different Days


Hello Mark, Just to say thanks for helping make a great day at the Kempsey fun day. I think it was a success and fun was had by all. Hope to see you again Cheers, Tracey CSO 6494 Tracey Caldwell


Mark, Saturday was fantastic, thanks so much. Fi (the hen) absolutely loved it, as did we all. We are all really stiff, but can’t quite work out if it is circus activities or dancing on tables!!! I hope you had a good weekend on Isle of Wight, Best wishes, Issy


We bumped into Mark (literally) at another event in Northants and he came across as being very engaging and seemed to enjoy what he was doing. I then approached him about the tour series and he was excellent. Nothing was too much trouble even though he had to get there early due to road closures. We had a small problem with the road closures on the day and rather than add to some of the issues he went off and helped us entertain the crowds and took some of the pressure off us.”


Mark performed at the Oldham round of the Halfords Tour Series in June 2012.

He was punctual, and pleasant to work with. He has a natural rapport with people and was able to give the event an added positive dimension. He is conscientious and shows commitment in helping to deliver a successful event.

I would have no hesitation in employing Mark again as a Solo Circus.


Mark performed at our Family Bike Fest last year – this event is attended by about 500 people, mostly families with young children, and the aim is to provide a fun day out with a wide range of activities.

This was the first time we had worked with Mark and he was great. He has a very wide range of skills, engages with people of all ages, and changes his costume/act during the day so that there is always something new in his performance even if people are staying all day. He was very adaptable eg taking part in some of our events and not just performing on his own.

We will certainly book him again, in fact we have already tried to do so but he was booked up for the date we wanted.


Mark was extremely professional and accommodating throughout the entire process. We initially booked Mark to work with us for a three day stint in June 2010 for Bike Week in Chester. He turned up with a diverse range of entertainment equipment and costumes to entertain the passing members of the public. I have to say that much of the attention we received on the day were down to Mark and his ability to engage with the public and increase their interest in what we were trying to promote.

Mark has a range of equipment and abilities to be able to suit different types of terrain and audiences, meaning that there was never a dilemma as to the type of ‘character’ he was becoming. Mark was so popular with the public (and our team) that we invited him back to join us for a large scale family event we held March 2011, again in Chester and again he proved very popular with parents and children.

I have no doubt that when our events start running through the LSTF or other funds, that we will be back in touch with Mark to make sure he’s available for our own.

CONTACT
Mark Russell
t. 07785 394964
e. info@solocircus.co.uk