Events

Arts and Craft workshops

We have a number of artists on our books that are trained and experienced in running Arts and Crafts workshop with families, children and adults. We are able to tailor the workshop(s) to fit the nature and theme of your event. Activities possible include, salt dough, mask making, badge making, finger puppets, junk robots, pop-up puppets, sculpture, clay modelling, painting, drawing, shadow puppetry, windmills, flags, fabric printing, t-shirt decorating, silly hat making, corn dollies, and many, many more. Please talk to us about your requirements so that we can devise an activity(s) to fit your needs. We can work in your venue or can provide a gazebo for the activity at an extra cost. Fee per artist/facilitator per 2 hour session - £120 (materials included) Full day sessions are priced at £220 per artist/facilitator (materials included)

Billy Biscuit with Denby Robot

Children’s Entertainment show based around the use of a Denby Robot. The Denby Robot has full head rotation, both arms move independently, hand shaking, hands that open and close. He has complete mobility in any direction and bends from the waist. He also has a on board Audio and video system and a remote control system. Price – £600 per day

Bobby Bubbles Children’s Entertainer

Its laugh a second with Bobby Bubbles, an absolutely delightful clown and a brilliant all-round children's entertainer - without a magic trick in sight! Bobby will keep all ages amused and entertained with his balloon modelling, giant bubbles, balancing and comedy tightrope with a piece of string! It’s an act full of slap-stick comedy - not to mention his natural talent to make everyone laugh! And with his optional make-up –a tiny dot of red on the end of his nose there’s no need to worry about timid children being scared by fully painted clown faces! Bobby’s skills include acts for store promotions and festivals, he is a unicyclist and stilt walker and has stilt walking characters that include, fire breather, spooky, scarecrow and a colourful clown balloon twisting stilt walker for mix and mingle or walkabout events Price - £ 200 for the first hour then £75 per additional hour

Chalk murals and pavement drawing

We have a number of artists on our books that are trained and experienced in creating, temporary chalk murals and pavement drawings. The subject matter can be designed around a specific event the activity is in association with. This activity can also be an interactive one with the artists creating an outline then encouraging members of the public to join and fill in the colours. The mural or pavement drawing can be jet washed away or left to be washed away by the rain in time. Full day sessions are priced at £220 per artist/facilitator (materials included) (one artist for 2 days can cover a 10 metre wall space or a 25m sq floor space)

Custom costumed stilt walkers for your themed event.

At Apus Productions we are able to create especial costumes for stilt performers for your specific themed event or for a particular seasonal event. We require a minimum of 3 weeks’ notice and the cost varies according to your requests. We are able to create costumes that fit within your budget however austere. Possible themes include, Halloween, Snowflakes, an Old Wizard, Union Jack Man, leafy Tree People, Angels, Burlesque, Moulin Rouge, Alice in Wonderland etc. etc. Bespoke costume creation costs from £120 per performer. Set times, 2 x 45mins or 3 x 30mins. Performance costs – Local daily rate £480 National Daily rate £600

The Giant Centipede

Putting 100 feet forward… Cyril is a 25 metre long Giant Centipede/Caterpillar Carnival Puppet, that is puppeteered by two performers and helped by up to 30 volunteers. This Giant Street Puppet is a very impressive and visually stunning colourful and hairy, and can be tailored to the number of volunteers provided. For example 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, volunteers in multiples of 5. The two performers will assemble the puppet and lead a short workshop session with the participants/volunteers to instruct them on carrying the centipedes’ body. The daily rate includes set-up, a workshop session for up to 30mins, and 2 x 30min performances with the help of the volunteer team. Local rate = £480 Daily rate = £600

David Barton

David Barton is a local based singer and pianist with a wide range of musical styles and genres to suite every occasion. Performing anything from cocktail backing music to a full live performance and from children's music right through to modern popular music, David will ensure that his music will set the correct tone and atmosphere to your event. David can use special sound effects from his equipment and use different instrumentations through his keyboard for those performances and shows that require those extra special sound effects. If your event requires a special soundtrack or song, David can also compose and arrange this for you at an arranged fee.

Elves for Christmas.

At Apus Productions we have a wealth of performers queuing up to be Elves at Christmas. Whether they accompany Santa on his rounds, help decorate the tops of Christmas trees or meet and greet the public, they are sure to be a crowd pleaser. They enjoy spreading the message of Christmas and if they have little treats to hand out, all the better! We can supply up to 6 Elves for your Christmas themed event. Daily rate includes several set times (total time negotiable), plus travel and accommodation where necessary. Local rate £180 per day per Elf. National rate £240 per day per Elf.

Elf ’n’ Safety – Christmas themed stilt walking act.

Tinsel and Cracker are two stilt walking elf characters showing off their own integral Christmas lights, truly bringing joy and sparkle to all occasions! Whether they accompany Santa on his rounds, help decorate the tops of Christmas trees or meet and greet the public, they are sure to be a crowd pleaser. Too tall for Santa’s toy workshop, these elves are in charge of making sure that Santa can get his shopping done without being mobbed!. “Elf ‘n’ safety” is a priority and they pride themselves in getting the job done right! Even if they do end up going the ‘long’ way around things most of the time! They enjoy spreading the message of Christmas and if they have little treats to hand out, all the better! Daily rate includes 2 x 45 min performances, plus travel and accommodation where necessary. Local rate £480 per day (£240 for one elf character) National rate £720 per day. (£360 for one elf character)

Finella’s Fit Club

Finella Fit puts the children through a fun but healthy work out. This activity could be either indoors or in a marquee. She can work with any number of participants from 5 to 500! Cost £300 per day

Flo the Clown

Flo is a professional clown and children’s entertainer who provides face painting, magic shows, balloon modelling, juggling, plate spinning, diablo, poi, mix and mingle entertainment, circus skills, circus workshops. Her alter ego Florence the charlady is great for shopping centres, outdoor events and front of house, wherever there is need for a spot of cleaning. Grumbling and telling folks off, for being messy, is free! She received the Rainbow Award for the most innovative act or mime that was presented by the Committee of Clowns International. Price - £340 plus mileage for cleaning and clowning.

The Great Outdoors

The Great outdoors is an exciting and fun packed 45 minute drama workshop filled with games and activities for 7 to 11 year olds. Join Bob Bearskin as he sets out on an action packed adventure into the great outdoors. Tackle craggy mountain tops, fast moving ravines, mosquito infested swamps, and a host of dangerous wild animals as you help Bob search for the elusive Gooney Bird. Are you ready for the challenge? Will you survive to tell the tale? All you need is your imagination, lots of energy, and bags of enthusiasm so come and join us for a once in a lunchtime experience. Price - £360 per day

Hekima – Sing and Tell

Welcome to Hekima -Sing & Tell! We are an organisation specialising in African oriented music and workshops or both for adults and children of all ages. We are based in Hull and work throughout the Humberside region and beyond. Each workshop session include traditional African story telling through song and spoken word: sing-along songs: exercises and games: learning new word and ways to great people in Swahili. Price - £60 for a one hour workshop

Juggling Workshop

Have you ever wanted to learn to juggle? Our jovial juggler encourages the public to get involved and master the skills required. He also can juggle in parades and as part of the day’s entertainment. Cost - £270 per day

Major Longbone

Major Longbone towers above the crowds in his hugely funny, walkabout attraction. He gives orders, gently insults the civilians and it’s all great fun. He has appeared throughout the UK at outdoor galas, festivals and fun days, in parades and at corporate events as a meet and greet artiste. Guaranteed to bring a smile to all. Cost - £360 for first two hours the £120 pound for each additional hour

Maypole Country Dancing

Watch a demonstration and have a go at one of Britain’s traditional dances. Keep fit and dance around the maypole weaving the ribbons in and out in a colourful manner Cost £360 per day

Nutty Norman Children’s Entertainment

Nutty Norman can offer entertainment to suit any age group. Whether it is Magic, Punch & Judy, Balloon Modelling or Party Games. Entertainments can be tailored to suit your requirements. Price on Application – Depending on show required starting from £240

Oyez, Oyez, Oyez – Town Crying

Oyez, Oyez, Oyez – Town Crying Triple World champion town crier, Michael will teach in a fun way, how to be a town crier and at the end of the workshop the participants will receive a certificate. Workshops are run on a drop in basis and will run throughout the whole day. Cost - £300 per day

Pimp your bike

Brought to you by Use-less Arts. We have a number of artists on our books that are trained and experienced in running Arts and Crafts workshop with families, children and adults. Pimp your bike is an activity where members of the public can bring their bicycles and decorate them with scrap materials. We can provide some sample bikes already decorated as well as some spare ones for people to help decorate. The sample bikes and completed ones can be ridden in a crazy colourful parade or cycle ride. Workshop facilitated by two artists inclusive of materials and equipment = £480

Pimp your brolly

Brought to you by Use-less Arts. We have a number of artists on our books that are trained and experienced in running Arts and Crafts workshop with families, children and adults. Pimp your brolly is an activity where members of the public can bring their umbrellas and decorate them with scrap materials. We can provide some sample umbrellas already decorated as well as lots spare ones for people to help decorate and take away. The sample brolly’s and completed ones can be carried in a crazy parade at the end of the workshop. We can supply up to 50 umbrellas to be decorated and taken away, add £50 to the materials budget for every extra 50 umbrellas required. Workshop facilitated by two artists inclusive of materials and equipment = £480

The Red Fairy – Christmas themed walkabout performer.

The Red fairy is a lovely sparkly character, she entertains and truly brings joy and festive cheer to all occasions! Whether she accompanies Santa on his rounds, help decorate the tops of Christmas trees or meet and greet the public, she is sure to be a crowd pleaser. She enjoys spreading the message of Christmas and if she has little treats to hand out, all the better! Daily rate includes various set times (total time negotiable), plus travel and accommodation where necessary. Local rate £180 per day National rate £240 per day