Like everyone else, we here at Covent Garden Entertainment are adapting to the new regulations and staying indoors to keep us safe during these uncertain times.
We understand that we’re all having to change our normal daily habits and create new routines whilst stuck at home. We appreciate how hard it can be to keep the little ones entertained all day and have created new content to make bedtime that tiny bit easier!
Similarly to the BBC’s feature ‘Bedtime Stories’, we have created our own version of this with our fabulous performers at Covent Garden Entertainment.
This is a creative series of short videos of our performers reading their favourite childrens books.
First up we have Betty Brawn – The Strong Lady. There is no wonder why she is known around the world as the ‘Strongest lady alive’ as she tears thick romantic novels, twists solid metal, snaps steel chains and shatters gender cliches.
Her favourite bedtime story is Paperbag Princess which completely aligns with her act as it is a classic story displaying girl power as the princess challenges the dragon to show his strength in order to save her prince!
Spikey Will is a well known Covent Garden street performer who has over 10 years experience building and entertaining crowds around the world performing a mix of dangerous stunts, comedy and magic!
His favourite bedtime story is ‘There’s a bear on my chair’ which is all about a mouses struggle to get this bear off his chair. Will mouse be able to do it?
Lastly we have Nick Malinoswki who is the only street juggler in the world who can balance on a free standing ladder and juggle machete knives whilst reciting Shakespeare perfectly!
His favourite bedtime story is Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes which is a collection of 6 different nursery tales retold with some funny, surprising and gruesome twists!
Not only is this an engaging way to keep the children entertained, it is also a great way to help educate them! Research has shown that reading books to children contributes to an improvement in social and emotional development (The Guardian 2008). This offers a fun way to continuously develop their learning, as well as helping you parents out by keeping them entertained…even if it is just for 10 minutes!
We hope that all of our performers and clients are staying safe and staying home.