Gordon is the Guest Balloon Expert for Colourful Radio
Thursday, 06 May 2010
colourful_radio_with_gordon_drayson_and_rosemary.jpgGordon Drayson, the founder of was asked by Colourful Radio to join their presenter Rosemary in the studio and talk about his balloon twisting. You can hear the full interview including some photos taken on the day either below or at:

Welcome to Balloon Twister
Tuesday, 21 February 2006

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Welcome to Balloon Twister, the place to learn, share, chat and show off with other twisters from around the world. Please feel free to look around.

Check out the gallery, and tutorials. Find out more about your fellow twisters in the profile section. Find out what is going on, and when, in our twisters calendar, chat to other members via the forum, and so much more.

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Liza Tarbuck Creates Balloon Dog on the radio!
Monday, 07 January 2008
Liza Tarbuck interviews Gordon Drayson on Radio 2
Liza Tarbuck and Gordon Drayson
Lisa Tarbuck, filling in for Steve Wright In The Afternoon on BBC Radio 2, persuaded her January listeners to suspend belief as she indulged in the visual art of balloon twisting under the experienced eye of South Croydon entertainer Gordon Drayson.
The self styled “balloonatic’ was invited on to the programme as founder of the website:, which allows balloon twisters from around the world to swap tips and advice on balloon twisting.

During his interview, Gordon presented Liza with a bouquet of balloon flowers, which Liza remarked on air, were “the size of her upper torso”.  With much mirth from Liza, he also managed to teach her how to make a simple balloon dog, the photos of which are currently available to view on the BBC Radio 2 website.

Gordon is a professional magician, ‘Balloonatic’ and Member of The Magic Circle, whose busy diary is mainly centered on London and the south east, with a wide gamut of work from creating fun children’s parties to intriguing close-up work for corporate functions. He has advised for, and appeared on, several BBC television shows as a magician, but this is the first time he has been asked to perform and talk about balloon twisting on the radio.

Visit: Gordons Childrens’ Party Website

Listen to a recording of the original programme:

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