This Friday 20th March Lydia Kay was invited on to the Friday Lunch with Victoria show on Liberty Radio to talk about ActingHour. You can now listen to the whole show on our Soundcloud profile here:
Lydia Kay / Victoria Edgecombe / Holly Hall
On Wednesday 18th March, SamSam Bubbleman succeeded in breaking the Guinness World Record for the largest free-floating bubble. The event was held to promote the new Dreamworks film 'Home' which is out in UK cinemas on the 20th March!
After the World Record attempt had finished Lydia Kay took part in an interview with SamSam:
What got you into bubbles in the first place?
You know I always why other people didn't really. I mean is there anything more magical than a bubble, really? You know I see people juggling and doing circus tricks and that's cool, but I see a bubble and it just takes me to another place completely. My mind, my heart, my soul. It fires my imagination like nothing else really. It all started back in 1989, I had, um, what I call my bubble epiphany. I was sat in a field watching a bubble, about a football sized bubble, just float across my field of vision; and it was a beautiful sunset, lovely calm winds, I just watched the bubble for what seemed like half an hour but was actually probably only a couple of minutes. And then suddenly it pops, and it completely disappeared. Was it ever even there in the first place? What could be more magical than a bubble really?
When I was younger I used to catch bubbles on the stick and then try to stack them in like a Jenga tower, so would you ever do a record to see how high a bubble tower you could create?
I do have that record actually as it happens.
Do you! How high is it?
It's not high because to keep it high you really need to fill it with a mixture of helium and air. So what you do is you drop it downwards, so you hold it from the top, and I made a bubble chain of 26 bubbles which almost stretched down to the ground from about a 5 foot height.
Yep, miles ahead of me!
So some children, and adults, like to run around popping bubbles. What are your views on people popping bubbles and has anyone ever popped a bubble that they shouldn't have?
Well, you know what, it's very hard to get kids to not pop bubbles. It seems to me kids and bubbles go together quite closely I tell you. And I have various things up my sleeve to try and get them to stop popping my bubbles if I don't want them, including a water pistol that I find works quite well. Sometimes we play dodge-bubble, and the kids have to make sure they don't pop the bubble that time. And then I have other equipment like the net, which, did you see the net that I use which make huge clouds of bubbles, so those are really for popping. It's the big ones which I try, I really want them to survive.
Has anyone tried to pop a World Record attempt before?
Um, yep, when I put the most kids inside a giant bubble we had one naughty little child who kept reaching over to pop the inside of the bubble.
Do you also like bubble-wrap?
Not as much as my kids.
Listen to the rest of the interview here:
You can read more about the day on our Past Events page here.
Interview in association with The Fan Carpet.
"Preferring to hide in the safety of his own private world, Nathan struggles to connect with people, often pushing away those who want to be closest to him, including his mother, Julie. Without the ability to understand love or affection, Nathan finds the comfort and security he needs in numbers and mathematics. Mentored by his unconventional and anarchic teacher, Mr Humphreys, it becomes clear that Nathan’s talents are enough to win him a place on the British team competing at the highly revered International Mathematics Olympiad. Being part of a team and one which has a real chance of winning seems like it could change Nathan’s life forever. But when the team go to train in Taiwan, Nathan is faced with a multitude of unexpected challenges, not least the new and unfamiliar feelings he begins to experience for one of the Chinese competitors, the beautiful Zhang Mei. From England to Taipei and back again, this inspiring and life-affirming story follows the unconventional and hilarious relationship between student and teacher, whose roles are often reversed, and the unfathomable experience of first love – when you don’t even understand what love is."
- BBC Films
After watching 'X+Y' Lydia Kay sat down with actor Asa Butterfield (Nathan) and director Morgan Matthews to talk about the film:
Interview in association with www.thefancarpet.com.
The film is out in cinemas on the 13th March.
You can read our review here.
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