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Barrie James Art

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5.0 out of 5 rating 19 reviews
Price from £450

About

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

  • Black-owned
  • Asian-owned
  • LGBTQ+-owned
  • Woman-owned

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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    Clare F. Married on 11/06/2022
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    Fantastic!!!

    All our guests thought this was a fantastic touch to our special celebration x

    Barrie James Art's reply:

    Thanks Claire it was a smashing day I really enjoyed myself, lovely to meet all your friends and family:)
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    Adam T. Married on 29/04/2022
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    Barrie james art wow amazing

    This was a great addition to our special day and I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting that little extra something to share with there guests, our guest haven’t stopped talking about Barrie and his amazing drawings thanks again barrie well worth the money 👍🏻

    Barrie James Art's reply:

    Thanks for the fantastic review Adam great to meet you all at crathorne hall, congratulations to you both!
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    Laurad123 Married on 05/03/2022
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    Wedding experience 05.03.22

    Barrie was absolutely amazing at our wedding and all our guests thoroughly enjoyed his amazing entertainment!
    Barrie was very good and mingling with the guests and drew them each with an unique twist.
    I would highly recommend this entertainment to get your guests laughing and entertained during the reception drinks.

    Barrie James Art's reply:

    Thanks for the great review Laura, lovely to meet all your guests at Charlton hall, hope you had a great day, from what I saw it looked like you where going to!
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    Debra P. Married on 24/02/2022
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    Brilliant! A must for your event

    Just outstanding!
    Barrie had a queue of guests all evening wanting their caricatures doing. So many laughs. Every guest loved him.
    An absolute must for any event. Worth absolutely every penny.
    We can’t thank him enough. Just perfect

    Barrie James Art's reply:

    Hey Debra thanks for the review! It was such a lush evening I can’t thank you enough for inviting me, hope you and Darren have a very happy marriage:)
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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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    Holly R. Married on 10/06/2022
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    Brilliant.

    If you haven’t already booked Barrie, do so now. He was a brilliant addition to our wedding day and he went down a storm with our guests. It’s a great memory of our special day.
    Thanks again Barrie.
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    Sheridan L. Married on 09/04/2022
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    Fantastic wedding entertainment

    Barrie was fantastic with our wedding guests and provided an extra special element to our day. He was a hit with our friends and family and gave them something to remind them of our day.
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    Jane S. Married on 09/04/2022
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    Brilliant !

    Barrie was amazing at our wedding, everyone loved the portraits he did and it was the perfect idea for the drinks reception keeping everyone entertained, highly recommend having him at your wedding !
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    Dickinson Married on 18/02/2022
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    Added to the day so….so much

    Barrie involvement certainly added to the day. The quality of the drawings and the engagement with out guests was amazing.

    He remained in character and that also added to the whole experience

    Barrie James Art's reply:

    Hi Tyrone thanks for the review! Great to meet you all and draw your guests. Hope you are enjoying married life!
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    Kristel M. Married on 15/01/2022
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    Fun wedding entertainment

    Barrie entertained at our wedding on 15th Jan in the period between the ceremony and the breakfast. Barrie's drawings are excellent, he started our day off perfectly making the guests laugh with his fun characteurs, they really were a talking point. Barrie was friendly and professional and has been great accommodating date changes due to covid. If you are looking for something a little different for your day, I highly recommend.

    Barrie James Art's reply:

    Hi Kristal, thanks for the awesome review, it was great to meet you all at Websters Ropery hope you are enjoying married life!
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    Lucy G. Married on 06/12/2021
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    What a laugh

    Booked Barry last minute & was thrilled to see he had our date available. Barry filled the afternoon gap between day & night at our wedding and all of guests absolutely loved it, it got people talking & laughing & they got to take away a memento of the day. I highly recommend!
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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.

    Barrie James Art's reply:

    Hi Chris thanks for the great review! Hope you and Rachael are enjoying married life! If not feel free to book me fir your next wedding and I’ll offer 10% discount ;)

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