Frequently Asked Questions

How can I check if Twistina is available for my event?


For your convenience, it is easy to check on Twistina's Availability Calendar




How much is it to hire Twistina?


All details are shown on the “Rates“ page




Where is Twistina based and how far does she travel?


Twistina is based in Abingdon, Oxfordshire but regularly travels all around the UK.

The journey distance to and from postcode OX14 2PF will be reflected in the travel costs.

Parties & shorter events may not be considered viable if too far away.

Areas covered include Oxford, Swindon, Reading, London, Birmingham, Bristol, Southampton, Avon, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Dorset, Sussex, Essex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire,Isle of Wight, Kent, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Somerset, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Wiltshire, Worcestershire.




Does Twistina have public liability insurance and DBS check?


Absolutely! Twistina is a member of Equity and has 10 Million pounds public liability insurance and enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) check Twistina can also supply you with a health and safety risk assessment.




Why are balloons not recommended for children under 3 years?


Children of any age can choke on balloons if they breathe them in when trying to blow them up, or if they chew on deflated scraps of balloons.

Very young children are more prone to choking injuries because they put things in their mouths. Also, their airways are so small that they can easily get plugged.




Will everyone get a balloon model at my event?


At public or large events, it is not possible to provide a balloon for everyone. Twistina will try to judge the demand & allowing for the time constraint of the booking, choose the sophistication of the sculptures in accordance. At parties / smaller events, if a balloon model is required for every guest, it is imperative that the client & Twistina have agreed on how many people are in attendance. This is necessary to fulfill everyone within the specified time & to provide the best service. Extra pre-made balloon sculptures may be made by prior arrangement if numbers are larger than the artiste can cater for. If the number of guests exceeds the agreed amount, it may be possible for Twistina to work extra time at the appropriate rate if formally agreed.




Does Twistina make "adult" (rude) balloon models?


Sorry No! Twistina is very much a family orientated entertainer & as such will only make balloon art that is family friendly. Anyway, adults just love the stuff she makes, so there is no need!




Does Twistina do a stage show?


Twistina’s balloon twisting is not done as a stage show but rather as an interactive, entertaining spectacle either in a fixed location, or in certain circumstances, a mix and mingle style. See “Events” page for more details




Are the balloons that Twistina uses biodegradable?


Yes! They are not made from plastic but from latex which comes from the sap of the rubber tree. It is a completely natural sustainable substance. It breaks down when exposed to the elements of nature, decomposing at about the same rate as an oak leaf.




Can Twistina recommend other entertainers?


Her partner Twistopher is available to hire along side Twistina or separately. Twistopher may also be able to help with finding quality balloon modellers, Punch and Judy Shows etc, should he not be available, also premier face painters.