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I always emphasise to clients is that I am a ‘magician who can entertain people of all ages.‘ What do I mean by this? Family Occasions First, take a typical wedding reception. It is quite common to have the couples’ parents, grandparents,  nephews and nieces. Their ages can range from 84 to 4: people of all ages. This applies to all sorts of family occasions. For example, Ruby/Silver wedding anniversary parties, 90th birthday parties, 18th birthday parties and christenings. All

Last week was a first for me: I became a wedding present! How it All Began It all began a few years a ago when I did a short stint on stage at Y Penwern beer festival. Y Pengwern is a community owned pub in Wales. Carol and Jim, who help run it, are friends going back to 1982. Carol asked me to do a short magic show on stage as an interlude to the music acts.  Well, I love

I enjoyed a wonderful afternoon at the Wycliffe Hotel entertaining Doreen and her guests. Everybody gathered to celebrate her 90th birthday. Doreen -or Dors as she is known to her family- is inspirational. She is sprightly, engaging and has a lively mind. You think to yourself: I hope that’s how I will be if I make it to my nineties. By the time I arrived they had finished eating. The staff, who were efficient and extremely helpful, were serving coffee.

On Friday I entertained the guests at Duxbury Park Golf Club’s Mad Hatter themed gin tasting evening. It was a great opportunity for guests to taste a wide selection of gins. There has been an explosion of popularity for this drink recently. This was a lovely opportunity to try out some of the many new flavours available. The Duxbury Park Golf Club management  team wanted to make the evening distinct for their guests. As well as the speciality gins there

I had a fantastic time performing at the Harry Potter Convention at the The Printworks in Manchester last weekend. The official name for the convention was Driagacon. About 3500 people attended over the two days. There was a host of actors, activities, exhibits, stalls, music and, of course, MAGIC. I was in the Bierkeller. I performed my comedy magic and mind-reading show in between Q+A sessions with actors from the films. So, Afsha Nazad ((Padma Patil), Louis Cordice (Blaise Zabini),

  Most of my work is close-up at parties, receptions and other social gatherings. Recently, I have had the opportunity to do more stage work. I have already written about the lecture demonstrations I have given to various WI groups around Manchester. A couple of weeks ago I was delighted to have the opportunity to perform at the Chancers Cabaret in the Carlton Club in Whalley Range. It was only a 15-minute slot. My theme was the exploration of the

  DiagCon is coming! My children were part of the ‘Harry Potter Generation’. They waited for every new book eagerly. My wife and I followed the stories, too. One time we all attended a Potter fancy dress competition at the local library. It was to celebrate the publication of the latest novel. I was Mad Eye Moody. My youngest won a prize for being Dobby. Afterwards we went went off to Asda’s to buy a  copy (well past the children’s

  Enjoyed mixing with Kathy’s family and friends at her birthday party last night. Here’s a picture of Joyd and me. He said my tricks were ‘spectacular’. Thanks. Joyd. I could listen to that type of comment all day. If you are looking for top quality entertainment at your event, call me for a free quote.     About the author: Frank Farrell performs close up and stage magic and mind-reading across the North West of England.

  One thing you couldn’t accuse Jerry Sadowitz of is being discriminatory (or tasteful):  politicians, comedians, film stars, gays, the youth, women, Brexiteers, terrorism, Grenfell Tower, Madeleine McCann, the audience, himself, Muslims, Jews (and he’s Jewish) … no one is safe from his foul mouthed rantings where swear words (and really bad swear words) punctuate every single sentence. The show began at breakneck speed. It was hard to keep up with who he was insulting, especially since sometimes I was

Well, last weekend I had an unusual experience of ‘repeat business’. Obviously, we all enjoy a re-booking as it’s a sure sign the client enjoyed our work and received value for money. On Friday I had the quickest re-booking in my career! I had spent the evening at the Victorian Warehouse in Manchester, entertaining Graham and Jess’ wedding guests. They were a fantastic crowd. Graham and Jess are clearly very popular and well-loved: the guests had come from all over