Reviews 2022
 Hi Carol - What a fun and happy day our group had today. This was thanks to Steve Ashcroft, the  magician we had from your agency. He included some of the group in his ac t and it made their day, even thought they were a bit hesitant at first. One of the guys from the group that Steve had on stage was aged 82 and he was beaming when he was going home and said he had had a really good afternoon. The other guy was not quite the same age and his daughter took picture of him on stage to show him. He was also happy and had had a good afternoon. It will be something they can both remember forever. That is why we love running this group as I know you will agree. Thank you very much Carol. Please give Steve our thanks also, best wishes for the future. Regards - Margaret Gibson T.I.T.O. (Times  In, Times Out)
Reviews 2021

A.R.C. Entertainments and our Entertainers
'Elliot enjoyed meeting Santa. You have a great one there. One of the best we have seen. - Kelly Hooper'
[Talking about Father Christmas at The Bridges Sunderland]
'We would like to thank Santa at The Bridges. We were meant to be meeting Santa at Adventure Valley in Durham but because of the storm it was cancelled. We went to the Bridges and found Santa and his Elf. Eli was the second customer on Saturday morning and Santa spent a long time chatting and made him feel very special. It completely made his day so we wanted to thank Santa and his Elf for turning Saturday into a very happy day. -  Cathy Hodgson'
'Just to say many thanks for recommending Chris Marley the Glow Juggler - Alice said he was excellent, very obliging and helpful. Thought you might like feedback. Colin - Durham Markets'
'Hello, We had our Christmas fair yesterday and it went very well. I just wanted to send an email to say a massive Thank You to you for our Santa. He was on time, super friendly and the kids really loved him. He looked the part and his interaction with the kids was fantastic! They were so excited when they saw him and made the kids visits very special. Thanks for helping me out and finding a Santa at such short notice! Heather Layfield Primary'
[Father Christmas] 
'Hello Folks, Thank you to everyone for taking part in Saturday's Christmas Parade here at Beamish. Despite the rain we had an incredible 5155 visitors turn out. The feedback from visitors has been tremendous. I hope you all had a great time and will return next year. In case I don't see you all in next few weeks, compliments of the season. Cheers, Paul' [Entertainers Charlie and Derek Carpenter with their amazing Clown Car]
'Hello, I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you all for organising it (Middlesbrough Town Meal)! It was the first time my wife and our little daughter went and we loved it. Although our little one is too small to engage, we have hung out around Lunar tricks station where they have taught kids circus skill and adults too! I was so impressed how well Will and Nat engages with kids and adults from various backgrounds. They have really grasped the idea of getting people togther and including everyone in-spite of their background, disability or age. I would think that moving forward they could have made even more impact if there were more people supporting them. They have done their utmost best, but have not been able to see to everyone because they were that popular! Their performance was exceptional as well. They could entertain and engage the crowd and set appropriate boundaries for more challenging tricks - which we know in Middlesbrough is a challenve, but they have coped, in fact they did great. Once again I would like to thank you for the effort you have put in setting it up and I really hope it will grow! Thanks again, Aleks Ageikinas'
'Many thanks for your efforts in enhancing our celebration 6000 guests had a fantastic day. Frank Walsh obo Cummins 100th Anniversary Family Fun Day' [Entertainers: Moto Stunt International, Kipperridge Gun Dog Display, Sarah Shearer, Statuesque Physical Arts, Art For Eternity, Kameleon Artz]
'Good morning, I would like to pass on my sincere Thank You for your role in the Sunday at the Seaside Event on Sunday 18th August. The event was a great success with some excellent feedback received! Can I add an extra Thank You to Sues Cafe who kindly donated the teas/coffees on the day for all the entertainers. Thank You!' - Laura Bartlett Active Sunderland Development Office [Entertainers: Bo Clown, Chicks on Sticks, Sarah Shearer, Linda & Darren Cairns, Bill Pickard]
'Just a quick note to say Thanks for booking Luke for us, he was amazing and worked so hard but was thoroughly entertaining for the kids and the adults - Helen Greenkemp' [Entertainer: Luke N William Harry Potter Lookalike and Magician]
'Please pass on my Thanks to the gentleman that came yesterday as I was busy when he left. Really great entertainment and will definitely use again. Thanks - Becca obo Stag & Monkey (Hartlepool)' [Entertainer: Clive 'ACE' Hodgson
'Hi, We just wanted to let you know that Laura Kay did a fantastic job at my daughters Bridal Shower at the Manna House Penketh on Sunday with her tea leaf reading. She entertained everyone all afternoon and everybody loved it, sharing their readings with each other. It was the perfect accompaniment to the vintage afternoon tea. We would highly recommend her. Regards Lynda G' [Entertainer: Laura Kay (Tea Leaf Reader / Psychic
'I wonder if you can pass on our huge Thanks to Beverley and John for their performance last night. They were absolutely amazing and the guests were in awe of the Trench Organ. We would definitely recommend them for another event. Thanks for all your help in getting them there. Kind regards, Gemma obo Woodlands Trust' [Entertainers: Bev P and John S]

' Hi, just a quick Thank you for your artists at the Tour de Yorkshire, Thirsk, they were fantastic,  they worked flat out on a really hot day and helped to make the  day special, we had nothing but positive feedback and all look forward to working with them at Thirsk Festival. Regards' - David Duffey [Entertainers: Sarah Shearer]

 'Thanks for putting Marty Scott forward. The party last night was a massive success and there were many compliments about how talented Marty was; he has a wonderful voice and was a real pleasure to work with.' - Iain Jay

'Could you please pass on the teamís thanks to Sarah Shearer and the Paradise Steel band for professional show they did put on yesterday at our launch event.  They were absolutely brilliant, many thanks once again.'     From Grace Wali of Solutions4Health


' Hi Carol,  we booked for Punch and Judy today for Noah's christening party. Well what can I say, they were brilliant. Thank you so much for recommending them. I really can't fault them at all. She made a big fuss over Joshua and it was exactly what we wanted.  Thank you again for a stress free party.'     From Katie  xx


'Hi, me and my partner and two children attended at 11.20 slot today... We just want to say a massive thank you!  All of the staff were amazing!  So friendly and helpful and put 110% effort into making the vent fun for the children.  The grotto and rest of the barn was decorated really lovely and there was so much for them to do.  They loved seeing the bunnies and reindeer. Santa was amazing and took his time to chat with all the kids as a group and individually and the presents were good too (not just selection boxes like other places.)  I personally loved the sleigh and Santa's letter machine!!  On and the hot chocolates were amazing too :) A fab time had by all thank you again.  We will be back next year and recommending Down at the Farm to all our friends and family. For the price, it really was exceptional value. A fraction of the cost of the Polar Express which we did last year and my children said they enjoyed the farm more!!  Thanks again and please thank all your staff!!  Rebecca' [Santa and Elves]

 'Had a superb day yesterday in Morpeth (Sandersons Shopping Centre) performing as Father Christmas in a very good and nicely decorated grotto. Then at 5:00 there was a first for me as I stood on stage and got to switch on the Morpeth Christmas Lights.   Thank you to Carol M Mottershead at A.R.C. Entertainments for getting me the booking.'  [Santa]

' I hope you have had a good Christmas and just wanted to give you the final figure for the grotto which was 8,137 guests.  This is a record for the grotto and although we had extended trading hours this year, we are delighted to have exceeded all previous years' figures.  We appreciated there were some challenges along the way, but we worked hard as a team to overcome them.  Thank you for your help and hard work and best wishes.  The Bridges, Sunderland [Santa and Elves]


'Hello, Just want to say a huge thanks for the fairy godmother - she is amazing!  What is her name though, I just keep calling her Fairy Godmother ha!  Thanks' Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Castlegate Shopping Centre [Acton Panto]


'Kevin was amazing yesterday, it all went a bit crazy and he stayed and saw the last person at 4.30... I am speaking to Kevin today as I feel terrible about it and I want to pay him for another days extra work for going above and beyond.'Hardwick Country Park, Sedgefield

 'Good evening Carol, just a line to thank you so much for arranging the booking of Craig Harper at our Staff Luncheon today. Without doubt an outstanding success and the general consensus from all our guests, without exception, was that this was our best party ever thanks to Craig.. He endeared himself to what can be a "hard to please" audience from the very first moment and had them all shouting for more at the end of his performance which resulted in two encores and a standing ovation. Having booked many hundreds of artists in my time when I had a proper job working for Scottish & Newcastle Breweries before I retired I have to say I personally found Craig to be immensely talented and versatile. He appealed to all ages in our audience and has a wonderful singing voice. The perfect all round entertainer. I and my colleagues would have no hesitation in recommending Craig at any time and the parting words of  our guests were "Will you bring him back next year." I mustn't forget a big "thank you"  to Aiden who of course recommended Craig. Have a great Christmas and once again many thanks for helping us to organise a memorable Christmas party.' Hexham Racecourse.

'Hi Carol, how very satisfied  we were with SWING ANMORE they are a fabulous act and  everyone here was perfectly happy; in fact, all were still going on today saying how much they enjoyed the show.  I will definitely be rebooking them in the near future, once again thank you and them.  regards Albert'  Laurel Gardens, Hartlepool

'Everything was great, thank you.  All of your staff were great and very helpful. Thank you very much we had an amazing night. Best wishes'  A.R. Entertainments

'Could you please pass on my appreciation and thanks to Paul Leeder of Kameleon Artz for me.

Paul arrived entirely in his Santa outfit and even though he looked fantastic  our programme had changed which didnít fit in with his appearance. Paul was more than happy to get changed and still provided a great service with comments back from other members of our staff and customers alike.'  Darlington Events Team

'Please pass on our sincere thanks to Phil in Darlington, we absolutely loved the event and were looked after fantastically.  The crowds were huge and very fun to play with. So please thank him for being such a welcoming and supportive host.' 

Same Difference Art 

'Client said everything was fantastic, nothing but praise.  All parents and children pleased.' A.R.Entertainments

 'Great acts Carol Thank you. You did a great job as usual...'  Wendy Bates

 'Hope you are having a great start to the New Year!  Just to let you know the lady who we provided the fortune teller and our batak for a 21st was thrilled, said the entertainments were superb and she was delighted.  Thanks again!' 

April V Hugill A.R. Entertainments

' You are lovely and great to work with.' Wendy - NSPCC

 'I would like to say a Big thank you for your help, and I am looking forward to may party.  And seeing Dave Largie. And I am sure I will be ringing you again, kind regards.' Kay Webb - Nfk

 'Hi ...  you are a wonderful company all the best for your showbiz future!' Brigitte Pearson - Tribute artiste

**** Scoot Headline Award Winner 2014 ****
Winners of the Gold Award  in Leisure & Entertainments (North East)

 'A great success on Saturday everyone enjoyed the day, your people were great and very well presented.  The face painters were very good and the children and adults were very colourful.  The magician and balloon making guys were really good kept the children interested inwhat was going on around them the photo booth went very well great fun was had by all.  Thank you so much for all your help hope to see you next year.  Many thanks'
[Mike Lee Magic, Luke Campbell Balloons, Art For Eternity Face Painters, Krazy Carl Disco, Hilights Entertainments Photobooth]
Huntsman Pigments

 'Very well done to the organisers of the Middlesbrough Town Meal.  We donated food and came along and enjoyed it.  So much preparation must have gone into the food and the organisation of the stalls and events.  Much appreciated by my family.  We bought local produce, watched Punch & Judy, had a go on the strange bikes, had a pony ride, and sampled lots of yummy recipes' [Thanks to Ents: Blind Panic Ceilidh Band, Bo Clown, Frank Terry, Mini Mansell, Steve Ashcroft, Sun Island Duo] One Planet Middlesbrough

'Dear Carol, Thank you for all your help.  It is good to work with someone with a 'can do' approach to things. Regards 

Friends of Ropner Park On behalf of Sheís Gott It! We would like to thank you and your entertainers for your participation in the Nissan Firework's Event, which took place on Saturday 6th November '10.  As this event has only now come to an end, we wanted to extend our thanks for helping make the night a massive success!  She's Gott It!  

'To all your artists who were at Middlesbrough Town Meal, Thank you so much for taking part in this years' Town Meal event.   The entertainment was one of the great attractions of the day and I have had some fantastic feedback.  I hope you had time to have a look round and enjoy some of the things on offer on the day and all had a bite to eat.  Personally I felt taht your acts in particular helped created a wonderful atmosphere and I thought you were fantastic.  The crowd loved you all!  Hope to see you all next year...'  Pam Thomas (Middlesbrough Environment City '10) 

'It was a brilliant week and Thank you so much for all you did to pull the team together!.  [Felix Serra & Phil Donegan] James Horspool (Star Radio, Darlington '10)

'Thanks for sorting the weekend out - the artists were great!' [Darren Cairns & Art for Eternity] Sara Fortune (Hardwick Park, Sedgefield '10)

 ' You're a star!  Thanks'