Children's Entertainer & Caricaturist
FAMILY EVENT & CHILDREN'S PARTY ENTERTAINMENT
Marvellous for mini festival goers, brilliant birthday parties, wee wedding guests & cool community events.
Louie's Suitcase Sideshow combines playful clowning & audience participation with unexpected (balloon) twists and cheeky trickery, whisking the crowd away on a wave of laughter and surprise. Armed only with a bright blue suit and a suitcase full of silly this is fresh and funny entertainment that's terrific fun for the whole family.
Email below or Call on: 079-797-45314 for further details.
If you’re having any kind of event and you want to make it extra special, well, that’s where I come in. As most parents and event or party organisers already know, it can be a challenge to keep kids entertained, especially if there's a broad range of ages. At many events that challenge is barely met, with most only offering cartoon mascots, face-painting or bouncy castles, but is this really how lasting memories are made? Does this make an event stand out or create an opportunity for kids to bond with other children or their own family?
Quality, engaging children’s entertainment does all of this and I work hard to create that at every single show. I love to make children laugh, in fact I love to make everyone laugh, it’s a great way to bring people together and it’s through these shared experiences that special memories are made that can last a lifetime.
Kids Party & Event Caricature Drawing & Balloons
Caricaturist & Walkabout Character
If you're all out of birthday party ideas or looking for something a little different then why not ask Louie to draw live caricatures at your child's next birthday party or public event or he can come as his artist alter-ego Philippe Flop.
As a straight children's caricature artist Louie draws b&w A4 pictures at a rate of 12 - 16 per minute. Flop is available as an eccentric walkabout character creating lightening fast, 1 minute caricatures that emphasise humour (but in a kind hearted way and are never cruel). They are great fun (especially for friends looking on), making super souvenirs of your event that are sure to draw a crowd.
Both Louie and Flop are available to make balloon models at your event, or can offer alongside caricatures. Suitable for weddings, kids parties, festivals and corporate events.
MAIN AREAS OF SERVICE
I try to perform everywhere but my principle areas of service are Belfast to Newry and everywhere inbetween. Specifically: County Down, County Louth, County Armagh, Ards Peninsula and south Antrim. Other areas include - Holywood, Banbridge, Rostrevor, Warrenpoint, Rathfriland, Cultra, Newcastle, Kilkeel, Dromore, Dundalk, Hillsborough, Crossmaglen, Crawfordsburn, Strangford, Dundonald, Helen's Bay, Gullion, Bangor, Newtownards, Strangford, Castlewellan, Saintfield, Craigavon, Lurgan and time permitting everywhere else!
Who is Louie?
"Hi, my name is Nick 'LOUIE' Lewis, I'm a husband, a parent and a full-time Clown"
Apart from having two of my own children and once being a hyperactive kid myself I’ve gained a lot of experience from working with children as a youth worker, primary school drama teacher and youth club leader. I’ve always been interested in comedy and performance since I first watched Jerry Lewis (no relation :) ) and The Goodies on TV and would act out skits and funny bits of business at any opportunity (funerals inparticular could be tough gigs) and later I went on to study theatre and drama at the University of London. Since that time I have developed the Louie character and his Suitcase Sideshow performing in theatre spaces, 2 years as onboard entertainment for StenaLine, in shopping centres, holiday parks, as street theatre and of course at many children’s birthday parties and community events. Apart from performing as Louie you can see/hear me pop up in TV shows such as Game of Thrones and The Fall, in short films (most notably a dog fouling awareness film that was seen over 300,000 times in under 2 days!) and on BBC Radio Ulster as a clown consultant. When I’m not performing I can often be found making props for use in my show, drawing silly faces and I’m particularly ‘fondue’ of cooking! I have been DBS vetted (enhanced police check) and have received Child Protection training. I have full Public Liablity Insurance (up to 10 Million pounds) and I am a member of the performers union Equity.