I have been flying out to Greece and Cyprus several times for Thompson Gold and in November I will be performing on the Independence of the Seas cruise ship for Royal Caribbean for one week. I have also been juggling at Butlins, Pontins, Haven, Park Resorts and Park Dean throughout the year. The act has developed into a show that can be performed for adults or children in virtually any venue.
I was on TV this month! I taught a circus skills workshop to the Bluecoats at Pontins in Blackpool and was shown on BBC Northwest news. They were filming the Bluecoat Academy and I was featured showing off doing some juggling tricks and also giving the bluecoats some advice on plate spinning and various other circus skills.
Other good news this month is that I will be performing at Butlins this year at all three of their camps at Minehead, Skegness and Bognor. I am looking forward to performing at these venues as its the only major holiday park company I haven't worked for before.
Also, in practice I finally achieved my goal of flashing 7 clubs on video:
I received a glowing review in The Stage Newspaper:
"Much talked about comedy juggler Steve Arnold is one of the few rising stars on the speciality act scene. Young image speciality entertainers are always in demand on the UK holiday centre scene, but given the silky performance skills and the hugely original approach, perhaps there is much more scope, even in these trouble times, for a young entertainer of this quality."
Happy New Year! I have been very busy already this year, I have been to London for a photoshoot and redesigned the website so that it is easier to use and with my latest publicity photos. I started the new year by performing at Pontins Hemsby and have been doing many childrens parties and also did a show for the Priory School in Edgbaston. I am performing at a showcase on the 26th at the Lakeside Country Club where the World Darts Championships are held. I will be back at Cadbury world throughout the year and also at TGI Fridays on Sundays which I have now been doing for 10 years! Also this year I will be doing some performances in Cyprus for Thompson Gold so it should be a very busy and exciting year.