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I have re-created a simple psychological experiment from the 1960’s. Click the link to join in.

Here’s a quick trick involving…err..me a ring and a shoestring.

A short video of me performing a card trick. I hope you enjoy it.  

  I hope you are keeping well and coping with the restrictions now placed on everyone. It’s all too easy to dwell on the negatives in these circumstances. However I want to share a piece of good, personal news. From time to time I work as a supporting artist on TV programmes. The last couple of weeks have seen me in the background at the Still Water Retirement Complex on Coronation Street. This programme has been I the background my entire

Edward De Bono, The Lift and Your Party The story goes that tower block residents were complaining about the time it took for the lifts to arrive. Engineers checked the machinery. It was in perfect order. Analysts checked the sequencing programme. It was set for optimal time efficiency. So Edward de Bono, master of creative thinking, was called in. He implemented a cheap and simple solution. Almost immediately waiting time complaints stopped. What did he do? Had mirrors installed outside

Why pay more when booking a magician? If you can book one for £50, why pay £350 or even more? In this short video I give worked example from my own experience. It illustrates the difference between price and value for money.

Here’s a short video post about what I do and how I feel about it.

    Types of Magical Entertainment An extract from my free guide to booking a magician. Link at the foot of the post.   When you start looking at magician’s websites you will notice most choices of types of magic. Here are the most common terms and what they mean. Close-up Magic: This happens very close to the audience, often in their hands. Close-up magic is also known as Mix and Mingle. The magician joins your guests. He moves around

    Work Related Side… I taught in Colombia for three years. At the time it was ‘the most dangerous country on Earth not at war.’ Nobody bothered to tell me that until I arrived! In fact, I had a fantastic -and safe- time. I’m really glad to see it is now becoming a popular tourist destination. After we married my wife and I taught in Jordan for two years. I have a Masters in Education from The University of

There was magic in abundance for me this weekend. Anniversary Celebrations On Saturday I was in Leeds performing close up magic for Steve and Janet. They had taken over a local restaurant, The Nest, for the evening. I moved from table to table sharing card tricks and mind-reading demonstrations with their family and friends. Towards the end I performed some special magic for Janet and Steve. This included some tricks with a marriage theme and concluded with a chosen card