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Barrie James Art

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Price from £450

About

Price from £450

Barrie James Art is a wedding service based out of Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, in North East England, specialising in caricature drawings. Live caricatures are a fantastic way to entertain your guests at a wedding or party whether as an icebreaker during an afternoon drinks reception or as a hilarious addition to an evening event. Lead artist Barrie is one of the top caricaturists in the United Kingdom and the overall winner of the prestigious Caricon International Caricature Convention 2018.

Services Offered

Barrie James Art is dedicated to providing guests with an unforgettable experience. Barrie focuses strongly on the entertainment value by mingling and chatting with your guests while drawing them. He is able to produce one high-quality caricature every three minutes that many clients keep forever as a souvenir of their day. Unlike many other caricaturists who work from a fixed easel, this method prevents queues from forming and Barrie is able to entertain large groups in a short period of time. As a full-time professional caricaturist, he can be relied upon to provide an outstanding service.

Highlights

Type

For adults

Wedding package

I have a range of packages from two hour mix and mingle entertainment for your drinks reception or after meal lull to full day packages where i am drawing a large portrait of the full wedding party

Travel

Yes, I mainly cover the Northumberland, North Yorkshire and Cumbria. But will travel further afield

Served in

Cumbria, Durham, North Yorkshire, Northumberland and Tyne & Wear

Frequently Asked Questions

How far in advance should I contact you?

My service is very popular so if you are looking to have me t]entertain at your wedding you should book as early as possible

What other services to you provide?

Other

Is there a charge for traveling?

Yes, there are charges for travel depending on the distance required. Generally there is no travel cost for Northumberland

Do you need specific materials or conditions to offer your service?

No

How long is the act?

A typical performance lasts 2 hours great for a drinks reception or evening event. I can do longer on request

How much time do you need to prepare for an act?

I usually arrive half an hour before I am due to perform. I don’t need to set up anything as I am a mobile act

Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?

Alone

Do you do open-air acts?

Yes

Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?

Yes

How do you charge extra time?

2 hours is £450 3 hours is £595 A full day is £895

What are the forms of payment?

You can pay by PayPal, bank transfer or cash
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    Mr Sean J. Married on 18/09/2021
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    Unique wedding day

    Barrie made our day, turned up right after ceremony and got cracking on drawing people and didnt disappoint! It really got the drinks ceremony going, alot of laughs and everyone has been talking about it since! Would certainly recommend! Money well spent! Something different and would do again! Had our picture done and framed! Thanks Barrie
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    Kate C. Married on 25/08/2021
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    Amazing Artwork, Awesome Artist

    We had Barry entertain at our wedding and he did a brilliant job, he started drawing straight away and had everyone entertained with his portraits. We have a drawing of us and my daughter that he drew, up in the living room now and is great memory of our day.

    Honestly he was a brilliant extra for our wedding and I’d definitely recommend him to my friends
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    Lisa B. Married on 28/05/2021
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    Absolutely brilliant…the perfect ice breaker!

    We booked Barrie after seeing him on our recomended suppliers list from our chosen venue and are we glad we did!

    From the moment Barrie was booked, communication was no issue. We secured our booking and had our final details discussion a week or so before the big day.

    Barrie arrived and mingled through our guests as though he belonged there and there was laughs and giggles from our guests as they saw the drawings that were created. Barrie is amazing and we cannot thank you enough!
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    Kim M. Married on 20/11/2021
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    Outstanding

    Hired Barrie for a few hours in between our wedding meal and evening do and couldn’t recommend him enough. He was absolutely brilliant from start to finish - the drawings were fantastic, funny and the perfect keepsake.

    We had guests of all ages and everyone loved him. Would highly recommend booking!
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    Chris R. Married on 06/11/2021
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    Get it booked!!

    You won’t be disappointed worth every penny and everyone loved there pictures.
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    Julia W. Married on 16/10/2021
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    Super Duper 😉

    A great service. Guests & ourselves loved it! All drawings are fab and I'm sure will be framed!
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    Sam T. Married on 01/10/2021
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    Best supplier of the day!

    Couldn't recommend Barrie enough! He was a big a big hit with all our guests and we're so happy we booked him for our wedding. Thanks again Barrie

    Barrie James Art's reply:

    Thanks for the great review Sam, it was awesome to meet you all and I love that you have your portraits framed and hung already. All the best in the future :)
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    Ian J. Married on 22/08/2021
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    Amazingly talented and entertaining

    Barrie was fantastic, really flexible with our wedding date changing. Everyone loved his caricatures! He was very professional and we’ve had so many guests telling how fantastic he was. He made every effort to get to everyone despite the size of the queue that had formed and he made an extra special effort for me and my wife. I can’t recommend Barrie enough!

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