Freelance Artist & Showman – Gary Bridgens

I am a freelance artist with over 25 years professional experience – a Showman, Story Teller, Songwriter and Workshop Sessions Supplier.

Down the years I have delivered projects for a number of leading companies,  nationally and internationally but my web site lists my current menu of shows and workshops.

Alongside my solo work,  you will also find out more about my company, Headzup, which is based in Barrow-in-Furness and specialises in entertaining and educative cabaret  projects designed for schools and young audiences.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Parties and Family Celebrations

Looking for a birthday party, wedding or family celebration with a difference?

The Trunks Party Special

My party package includes a forty minute show featuring songs,  stories and masses of audience participation, followed by thirty minutes of games and silliness before or after the party food

Classic stories rounded up, recycled and recounted for your enjoyment.

Trunks is a family friendly collection of songs, tales and routines accessible to all and can be performed in practically any situation or location. Trunks works as a roving walkabout show finding an audience anywhere and everywhere, but also as a static conventional ring show.

The show is performed acoustically and is therefore suitable for almost any venue, indoors or outside in your garden

Or!

For something truly original how about celebrating with a Ukulele party?

Ukulele Party 

Children of any age can take part in this fun, easy activity but it is, however, recommended for children of 8 years and up

This is perfect for the whole family to share and enjoy and lasts 45 minutes

(Maximum 35 participants)

Learn some easy chords, write a silly song, then it’s time for the awesome grand finale where everything combines … songs, dancing and silliness

A unique party experience!

For more details and rates please contact me:

gacko501@googlemail.com

07971 665 823

Please Browse My Website

LIKE Me ON Facebook 

Find Me On Facebook

All I require is a minimum of 30″ doorway access and assistance with lifting if the venue has any stairways

Safe parking nearby would be required

 Gacko has a full enhanced CRB check and public liability insurance.

Diary

Thanks for looking!

I have a number of bookings confirmed so far in 2012 with many more TBC. Keep watching for performance updates.

2012

11th/12th Feb         Trunks  K Village Kendal

18th Feb                  Uke Can Do It Goole Market

11th-21st March    Super Musical Heros Abu Dhabi  (Manchester Festival)

21st April               Trunks Urban Motor Show Workington

1st-3rd May           Trunks Nuts In May Festival  www.nutsinmayfestival.co.uk

8th-10th May        Workshop School package Scunthorpe

13th May                 Trunks  Morecambe Kite Festival

2nd June                  Trunks K Village Kendal

3rd June                  Trunks Dalton

4th June                  Trunks K Village Kendal

5th June                  Trunks Walkabout Muncaster Castle

7th June                  Trunks The Festival Of Fools Muncaster Castle

9th June                  Trunks Bowes Carnival

10th June                 Trunks Morecambe Sand Castle Festival

17th June                 Trunks Big Session Festival  www.bigsessionfestival.com

23rd June                Trunks Cockermouth

27th June                 Trunks Fisher Grounds

20th July                 Cock Rock

21st July                  Trunks Natural England Bonanza Barrow Park

22nd July                 Trunks Preston

28th July                  Trunks K Village Kendal

31st July                  Trunks Eureka National Children’s Museum (N.C.M) Halifax

1st Aug                    Uke Can Do It Eureka N.C.M Halifax

2nd Aug                   That’s The Way To Do It Eureka N.C.M Halifax

6th-10th Aug          Sidmouth Folk Festival   http://www.sidmouthfolkweek.co.uk

13th Aug                 Trunks Lakes Alive The Banquets (Cleator Moor)

14th Aug                  Trunks Lakes Alive The Banquets (Millom)

15th Aug                 Trunks Lakes Alive The Banquets (Brampton Talkin Tarn)

16th Aug                 Trunks Lakes Alive The Banquets (Applby)

17th-19th Aug        Trunks Masquepony Cartmel   www.masquepony.co.uk

21st Aug                  Trunks Eureka N.C.M Halifax

22nd Aug                Uke Can Do It Eureka N.C.M Halifax

23rd Aug                 Thats The Way To Do It Eureka N.C.M Halifax

24th-26th Aug       Trunks Solfest     www.solfest.org.uk

31st Aug                  Trunks Cardiff  Bay The Imaginarium

1st/2nd Sept           Trunks Cardiff Bay The Imaginarium

11th-14th Oct         Trunks Inverness Festival

27th-28th Oct       Trunks K Village Kendal

Dec/Jan                  Babes In The Wood Georgian Theatre Richmond

Gary Bridgens Web Links

http://garybridgens.wordpress.com/

http://www.heritageandhistory.com/contents1a/2011/04/artists-search-for-puppet-watchers/?doing_wp_cron=1341389609.9845409393310546875000

http://www.lakesalive.org/our-events/past-events/vagabonding-on-tour/

http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/performing-duo-home-after-storytelling-trek-1.840065?referrerPath=home/2.3320

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObRD2C4Snow

http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/barrow/vagabonding/gary-bridgens-blog-1.833504

http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk/10-mins-with-gary-bridgens-1.547346?referrerPath=2.3069

http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/gary-bridgens/29/839/987

https://www.facebook.com/gary.bridgens.3

http://www.bigsessionfestival.com/gacko/index.php?cat_id=34&scat_id=38&flg=s

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-13267772

http://fandalism.com/gacko/vn0

http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/barrow/vagabonding/gary-bridgens-blog-1.833504?month=3&year=2011

http://www.streetsahead.org.uk/mia/en/events/vagabonding/

http://www.britishtheatreguide.info/reviews/sinbadrichmond-rev

http://promprom.wordpress.com/poppets-puppets/

http://questionyourteaspoons.wordpress.com/mayhem-in-the-market/next/

http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/8905724.Duo_take_puppet_show_across_Cumbria_in_a_handcart/

http://www.lakesalive.org/our-events/past-events/lakes-alive-brockhole/

http://www.blaize.uk.net/pages/Christmas-Cratchits.html

http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/barrow-entertainer-bids-to-become-castle-fool-1.961228?referrerPath=no

http://www.britishtheatreguide.info/reviews/mothergooseGTR-rev

http://questionyourteaspoons.wordpress.com/

http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2011/may/08/vagabonding-review

http://www.legacytrustuk.org/news/lakes-alive-comes-to-national-parkas-60th-birthday-party-1/

http://prestonwritingnetwork.blogspot.co.uk/2009/07/word-soup-3-review-and-tips-for-live.html

http://www.ashtongroup.co.uk/Barramundinew.htm

http://www.festivalkidz.com/directory/

http://blog.simplyhike.co.uk/index.php/2011/04/in-the-footsteps-of-a-famous-puppeteer-in-the-lake-district/

http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/funded-projects/case-studies/kendal-arts-international/

http://tremendouslyimportant.blogspot.co.uk/2011/04/this-fascinating-character-caputured-my.html

http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/barrow-entertainer-bids-to-become-the-fool-of-muncaster-castle-1.961228?referrerPath=news

http://www.guardian.co.uk/theobserver/2011/may/08/new-review/critics

http://video-hned.com/Gary+Bridgens/

http://1000smilingfaces.blogspot.co.uk/2010/05/ready-steadygrow.html

http://www.windermerelocal.co.uk/vagabonds-wander-on-the-road-to-fame-1.840382?referrerPath=home

http://www.ulverstonlocal.co.uk/the-show-must-go-on-1.837830?referrerPath=home

http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2011/apr/30/this-weeks-new-theatre

http://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/review.php/18589/joey-king-of-clowns

http://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/review.php/30666/mother-goose

http://www.u.tv/entertainment/Vagabonding-–-review/f30d46b6-07cb-4415-a04d-b205eb35f595

http://www.guardian.co.uk/theobserver/2011/may/08/new-review

http://www.cwherald.com/archive/archive/audience-gets-into-the-christmas-spirit-20011222271496.htm

http://www.ashtongroup.co.uk/Barramundinightthreenew.htm

http://cumbriaremixed.blogspot.co.uk/2011/01/pierrot-songs.html

http://www.goolecourier.co.uk/lifestyle/reviews/teaspoons_will_be_serving_up_entertainment_1_4250311