King's Lynn entertainer Crazy Bananas spreads cheer as lockdown lifts
Being a clown means not getting down and for Sally Beadle that means spreading cheer across town with inventive balloon creations, including R2D2 from Star Wars that took seven hours to create.
Lynn children's entertainer Sally, 49, known as Crazy Bananas to locals, has been entertaining children for 14 years.
During the national lockdown, she has come up with new ways to keep her business going by doing balloon deliveries for kids and recently made balloon bouquets for Mother's Day.
Ms Beadle said: "I started delivering balloons on the street during the clap for carers and it became a bit of a thing.
"It's been tough during lockdown and obviously I've had to survive on the government grant, but I've come up with new ways to lift to community spirit and continue entertaining people.
"Without doing this, you would have one very sad clown."
Ms Beadle has been involved in a community table project in South Lynn during the pandemic, which allows people to give away and collect items in a socially-distanced manner.
She said: "I just put some vegetables out on a table and put a note to people saying 'help yourselves' and before we knew it people were putting all sorts out there. We've had chairs and household appliances. People round here just want to help each other out there's so much positivity going on and we all do what we can. The balloon idea was part of that, even though it's my livelihood it brings people together as well."
Ms Beadle hopes to be back in business as lockdown lifts and has pencilled in a few dates.
She said: "I can't wait to get back out there and do a show, we've got a such a talented set of entertainers here in Lynn and it would be wonderful to see them out and about."
Last year, Ms Beadle crafted an impressive balloon version of a Red Arrow plane to honour Sir Captain Tom Moore's 100th birthday.
Ms Beadle can be booked through her Facebook page, listed as Crazy Bananas entertainer.