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Magicians are fascinated by secrets. It comes as no surprise,  then, that as a magician I am fascinated by the Freemasons: a society of secrets. Cronton and District Gun Club booked me to perform close up magic and a cabaret show at the weekend. It was their annual dinner. I was intrigued to find the event was being held in the Masonic Hall in Widnes. Perhaps, now would be my chance to explore the arcane world  of freemasonry in person

The next stage of our tour was to cross from Colombia to Panama. The most important point here was to avoid travelling overland through Darien Gap as it is notorious for crime. So, we took the opportunity to join San Blas Adventures and sail for four days, staying at islands along the way. Well, I think Sheila and I shifted the age profile, with most of the other travelers being somewhere between 25-30. We could well imagine them groaning inwardly

It’s great to be back in the UK after two months touring South and Central America. For the past ten years I have worked a semi-professional magician, performing primarily at the weekends. During the week I was a school teacher. I retired in July and now can devote myself fully to magic. However, my wife and I decided to a good break first. We began in Colombia. I taught at the Colegio Anglo Colombiao school when I was young. One

  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

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

      The Magic of Being A Wedding Magician Being a wedding magician is one of my favourite aspects of this job. The great thing about weddings is that everybody is happy because a major event in our rites of passage is celebrated. Of course, birthday parties and social dinners are great occasions, too. I LOVE performing at all types of social gatherings. I specialize in them. Creating moments for people where logic and reason are suspended is always