I am the Big Bubble Man...

I am also Ian Russell, a professional science communicator, inventor and designer, well known internationally for my hands-on exhibit designs and educational science-shows. 

For years and years I have practised different ways of 'infecting' people with my contagious delight in phenomena, encouraging curiosity and creativity and so enriching people's lives.

And my best-loved public-engagement medium is ... BUBBLES

Bubbles. The impenetrably complex dance of surface-tension forces and invisible air movements. The beauty of swirling colour-patterns as light-waves interact after reflecting from both sides of a layer of water as microscopically thin as a bacterium.

Nothing else attracts a crowd so quickly, sends children into such an ecstatic frenzy, or puts silly grins on so many grown-ups' faces.

I am based in the North Derbyshire Peak District, between Manchester and Buxton, close to the Cheshire border, but am willing to travel. (In recent years I have also 'painted the air' with my bubbles in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Poland, Norway, Sweden, Malta, South Africa and Russia.)

Please get in touch to discuss how I can arrange a special event for you, or bring my irresistibly joyful bubble-magic to whatever occasion you are planning.

My bubble-liquid is itself an effective COVID-19 sanitiser due to its high detergent content. Bubbles will not be made by breath-blowing. Risk assessments are individually discussed with event organisers and I comply with all agreed precautions.