Freshers' Fair Goes With A Bang!

Tue, 18/07/2000 - 01:00

East Durham College held their annual freshers’ fair, at their Peterlee and Houghall Campuses over the 16th & 17th September.

The fair gave students the opportunity to see what clubs, activities and services are available at the College - as well as being able to speak with a number of external organisations such as the NHS, offering advice on sexual health and stopping smoking, to community campaigns and driving schools.

The students were also entertained by a very unusual act – The Balloonatic.

Steve Cousins, AKA The Balloonatic, is an award-winning international street entertainer and appeared on Britain’s Got Talent 2008

Steve, who is Australian but is now based in Newcastle, has travelled the world with his act where he gets inside a large red balloon. 

Steve said: “It’s great to be invited to perform at the College and hopefully everyone enjoyed revealing in my silliness. Hopefully they will take their smiles away and share them with other.”

His website says his act has left a wake of belly laughs across the globe - from African stages to Australian street festivals and from European TV to Asian villages – he can now add Peterlee and Houghall!