Professor

Pumpernickel

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What they say

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Good evening, Professor.

 

Very many thanks for coming to Patterdale School today! The show was great and enjoyed immensely by children and adults alike!

 

Kirsty Wright

November 19th 2016

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Hi Professor

 

Just a note to thank you once again for an amazing morning on Saturday at Patterdale. My son Raphael (twisted fire starter) just loved it as you may have noticed.

 

Samantha Bunting

November 21st 2016

 

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I heard your show was amazing so thank you very much for coming and performing this year. It was a pleasure to have you.

 

Thanks,

 

katherine goodenough

Programme  Manager

 

Greenbelt Festival

 

08/09/16

 

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26 May 2016

 

Re Dieter Wadeson of Tinderbox Creations,

 

We have used the services of Dieter  (Tinderbox Creations) many times at Muncaster over the last four or five years or so….probably longer.

 

He is a highly skilled performer and quickly builds a good rapport with audiences which at Muncaster are primarily families but I have seen him relate well to visitors of all ages whether local, national or from overseas.

 

He has developed a wide range of characters and persona which adapt or change dependant on which event he is attending. His performances are usually educational as well as entertaining and presentations are often scientifically based. This makes them stand out from many other performers we employ here on an occasional basis. Most “jesters” and similar seem to base their acts around juggling or variations on that theme.

 

Dieter has a good knowledge of pyrotechnics and we’ve used him to present amazing firework displays at Muncaster in the past and we regularly use him to fire our cannons. Good at working with young or inexperienced performers and does not simply pack up and go home when the performance slot is over. Often working far beyond what he has been contracted to do and can be relied on in emergencies to adapt and change as required. Even in bad weather he is always cheerful and can be trusted to always deliver a good performance.

 

Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Peter Frost-Pennington

Director, Muncaster Castle

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Hi Professor Pumpernickel,

My children and I saw you at Tullie House, Carlisle when you performed your Spectacular Science show in March.   We all thoroughly enjoyed your show, and my children were amazed and in awe of your experiments during the show.  Your enthusiasm for science was infectious.

 

Helen Tickner

Community Services Officer | Libraries & Archives

Environment & Community Services | Cumbria County Council

April 20, 2016

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Plumpton School, Carlisle:

Professor Pumpernickel not only entertained the children but had us adults at the back intrigued & laughing.

Professor Pumpernickel captured the audience’s attention with his imaginative experiments throughout his exciting science show. Definitely a good fund raising idea for all ages .

The atmosphere was buzzing.

Liam (aged6) It was totally awesome.

Beth (aged 7) My best bit was when he set fire to his hands and didn’t get injured. It was amazing.

Robyn (aged 10) I loved it, especially learning about chemical reactions in a fun way

Mally (aged 5) It was totally awesome and cool!

Henry (aged 7). I loved it. My favourite thing was the dancing flames and when he made the water go black.  

April 16, 2016

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Hi Professor,

 

Thanks so much for the show this morning. It was (from my perspective at least) a pretty tough crowd and I thought you did an amazing job. My kids haven’t stopped talking about it since we got home and were thrilled to tell their Dad all about it. They even told him some of the science, and not just the bangs... Yey!

Many thanks again, the kids and I all had fun! (I loved setting fire to the bubbles... more fun in hands than on a desk as I had to do when I taught!)

Best wishes,

Ruth Evans  April 16, 2016

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Professor Pumpernickel was absolutely fabulous! He had the whole audience (from babies upwards!) captivated by his amazing experiments. He was incredibly professional to deal with and a pleasure to work with. We can’t wait to have him back to the Museum.

 

Anna Smalley – Learning & Engagement Manager at Tullie House Museum, Carlisle. March 30, 2016

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St Bridget's Primary School - Headteacher Suzanne Smith said: “To celebrate British Science Week, we have brought science to life with a bang at St Bridget’s! Professor Pumpernickel has wowed us all with flashes and crackers, and our children – dressed as scientists.”  March 24, 2016

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Northwest Evening Mail said:

"A SCHOOL hall turned into a laboratory of lunacy and laughs when Professor Pumpernickel showed youngsters the marvels of science.

 

Ormsgill Nursery and Primary School in Mill Bank, Barrow, received a visit from the crazy character who performed magnificent and explosive experiments on Monday.

 

Smoke rings, colour-changing liquids and fire tornadoes enchanted the audience of pupils as the scientist demonstrated the wonders of physics, biology and chemistry.

 

With wild blue hair, goofy orange glasses and white lab coat, Professor Pumpernickel delivered a truly spectacular show.

 

Headteacher Mick Cull said: "They loved it. Hearing the oohs and ahhs from the children was great. They were really impressed.

It was very exciting and engaging. There was an exciting iodine experiment where he changed the colour of some different liquids, he blew big smoke rings, he did a genie in a bottle experiment, looked at sound waves and created a vortex with flames".

 

"It was very much promoting the children using scientific vocabulary which I thought was fantastic, even for nursery children."

 

Professor Pumpernickel, aka Dieter Wadeson, visits schools, festivals and events across Cumbria and the North West, bringing his German accent and comedic impressions with him.

 

Ormsgill Primary School - Headteacher Mick contacted the prof' to say: "We had a fantastic day and the children (and staff!) are still buzzing about your show. It was entertaining, educational  and above all, exciting! It was the perfect way to launch our science week. The children are all talking about what they learned, using scientific vocabulary and have already started planning what they'd like to learn next.

Thanks again for a brilliant day." March 15, 2016

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Nassia & Nick - parents of two said: "just to thank you once again for the wonderful show you gave for my children's birthday party last Saturday. Everyone enjoyed it enormously and it was the talk of the playground for kids and parents alike.

Kind regards

Nick & Nassia"  March 6, 2016

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