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Magician in Sussex

Magician performing in Chichester, Bognor Regis, Brighton, Worthing, Littlehampton and other towns throughout Sussex and the South of England
I perform Magic in Chichester, Bognor Regis, Brighton, Worthing, Littlehampton and Midhurst and other smaller towns and villages throughout Sussex and the Southern counties.

Whether I’m performing at a children’s party, wedding, adults’ party or corporate event I’ll always ensure your guests go home with a smile on their faces and something they will remember long after the event and whether they’ve been watching one of my children’s shows, table magic or close up magic, it’s a great way to entertain your guests.

I’m more than happy to provide entertainment in any part of Sussex, both Magic for Adults or Magic for Children and regularly travel to various parts of West Sussex and occassionally as fare as East Sussex. I’ll always do my best to be flexible on both timings and fees for your event, so please contact me for more information.

To find out more about my magic shows in both West and East Sussex, so please have a look around my website and feel free to contact me at any time.

Ian performs at children’s parties, weddings, adults’ parties and at corporate events where his children’s shows, table magic and close up magic provide the perfect way to entertain your guests and ensure they go home with a smile on their faces and something they will remember long after the event.

To find out more about Ian’s magic shows in Sussex please have a look around his website and feel free to contact him at any time.

Magician in Surrey

Professional Magician Performing in Guildford, Woking, Farnham, Camberley, Godalming, Haslemere, Dorking, Leatherhead and other towns throughout Surrey and the South of England
I perform Magic in Surrey including Guildford, Woking, Farnham, Camberley, Godalming, Haslemere, Dorking, and Leatherhead plus many smaller towns and villages throughout Surrey.

I’m happy to travel to anywhere in Surrey from my home near Romsey, close to the edge of the New Forestto perform at your children’s party, wedding, adults’ party or corporate event whether that’s Magic for Adults or Magic for Children.

I often travel to various parts of Surrey so I might even be performing Magic in Surrey somewhere local to your own location and with stroing road links from Romsey it’s possible for me to be flexible on both timings and fees, so please contact me for more information.

My children’s shows, table magic and close up magic provide the perfect way to entertain your guests and ensure they go home with a smile on their faces and something they will remember long after the event.

To find out more about my magic shows in Dorset please have a look around my website and feel free to contact me at any time.

Magician in Dorset

Professional Magician Performing in Bournemouth, Poole, Weymouth, Dorchester, Lyme Regis, Christchurch, and other towns throughout Dorset and the South of England
I perform Magic in Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch, Dorset, Weymouth and Lyme Regis as well as other smaller towns and villages around Dorset.

In fact I’m more than happy to provide entertainment in any part of Dorset whether that’s Magic for Adults or Magic for Children. I regularly travel to all parts of Dorset so there’s a good chance I could already be performing somewhere local to you and being based in Romsey near Southampton it makes it easy for me to be even more flexible on both timings and fees so please contact me for more information.

I perform at children’s parties, weddings, adults’ parties and at corporate events where my children’s shows, table magic and close up magic provide the perfect way to entertain your guests and ensure they go home with a smile on their faces and something they will remember long after the event.

To find out more about my magic shows in Dorset please have a look around my website and feel free to contact me at any time.

Magician in Salisbury and Wiltshire

Professional Magician Performing in Salisbury, Warminster, Trowbridge, Swindon, Marlborough, Frome and other towns throughout Wiltshire and the South of England
I perform Magic in Salisbury, Warminster, Trowbridge, Swindon, Marlborough and Frome as well as many other smaller towns and villages in and around Wiltshire.

I’m more than happy to provide entertainment in any part of Wiltshire and Hampshire, both Magic for Adults or Magic for Children and often perform throughout Wiltshire, travelling from my home near Romsey on the edge of the New Forest. I’m very happy to be flexible on both timings and fees for your event, so please contact me for more information.

My children’s shows, table magic and close up magic provide the perfect way to entertain your guests, so whether you’re having a children’s party, wedding, adults’ party or a corporate event I’ll always ensure your guests go home with a smile on their faces and something they will remember long after the event.

To find out more about my magic shows in Wiltshire and Hampshire please have a look around my website and feel free to contact me at any time.

Magician in Hampshire

Professional Magician Performing in Southampton, Winchester, Basingstoke, Portsmouth, Petersfield, Andover, and other towns throughout Hampshire and the South of England
I perform Magic in Southampton, Winchester, Salisbury, Basingstoke, Portsmouth, Petersfield, and Andover as well as many other smaller towns and villages around Hampshire.

I’m more than happy to provide entertainment in any part of Hampshire, both Magic for Adults or Magic for Children and regularly travel from my home near Romsey to any part of Hampshire and I may well be performing somewhere near you on any given day. Being local to Southampton, WInchester and Portsmouth as well as the rest of Hampshire I’m very happy to be flexible on both timings and fees for your event, so please contact me for more information.

Whether I’m performing magic at children’s parties, weddings, adults’ parties or corporate events my children’s shows, table magic and close up magic provide the perfect way to entertain your guests and I’ll always ensure they go home with a smile on their faces and something they will remember long after the event.

To find out more about my magic shows in Hampshire please have a look around my website and feel free to contact me at any time.

Clients and Testimonials

Clients with whom Ian has worked and what they have to say….

Previous clients and venues include:

Bashley Park Holiday Centre

Brambridge Park Garden

Centre Parcs

De Vere Hotel

Members of the Royal Family of Abu Dhabi

Waterstones Bookshop

F.W.Woolworth (Ian accepts no responsibility for their disappearance from the High Street)

Sainsbury’s

The Savoy Hotel

Carnival Cruises

Deloitte and Touche

I.B.M.

Hampshire Rosebowl Stadium

Meridian Television

Royal Courts of Justice

Pizza Express

……..and numerous schools, pre-school groups, restaurants and private clients.

Testimonials

The following testimonials have been sent to me by clients.

Forum Stroke Club Wilton says:
December 10, 2015 at 4:50 pm (Edit)

Dear Ian

Thank you so much for visiting us for a second time. Both the history lecture and the cabaret show were so much fun and enjoyed by all of our members and volunteers.

Very much hope you will visit us again soon

Becky

14th September 2015

Ian was amazing – he planned and produced a great close up magic show for my daughter’s 18th Birthday party – he managed to cater for a wide variety of ages from 7 to 91, successfully and entertained all to ensure that all the guests, many of whom had never met, felt at ease and it ensured the ice was broken, a great start to a great evening. I will definitely be booking Ian again.

Caroline Emberson,
Lymington


August 2015

Dear Ian
Thanks so much for your entertainment at our 50th wedding anniversary family party on 15th August, a small group but all ages and interests. Mixing with them informally before dinner, working your magic was a great way to make people relax and get in the spirit of sharing magic moments. My wife and I particularly enjoyed the finale which brought us into the magic personally. I can thoroughly recommend you to anyone thinking of having a party similar to ours.
Thanks Ian

Tony and Penny

16th June 2015

Hi Ian,

We just wanted to say thank you for entertaining the children on Saturday. They really enjoyed your show.

Our eldest daughter stated it was the highlight of the weekend!

Thanks again.

Best wishes,

Rhiannon and Ed

28th April 2015
Dear Ian,

A big ‘thank you’ to you for helping to make my party such a resounding success! Everyone was in awe of your magical powers (the engineers amongst our friends are still busy trying to figure out how you did it!).

We will recommend you to all our friends.

Kind regards
Ita

12th April 2015
Ian, thank you. Your magic was much enjoyed. The party was a great success and my father had a lovely time.

Best wishes

Sue Hill

19th January 2015

Hi Ian,
It was such a pleasure to have you at my daughter’s birthday party.Kids went home happily saying
abracadabra. Got feedback from the parents that they enjoyed the party.
Wish you and your family too a v wonderful 2015.
Thanks,
Kamala Iyer

16th January 2015
Dear Ian

Thank you very much for keeping the children entertained.

We certainly all enjoyed the performance.

All the best for 2015

regards
Saul and Lesley

19th January 2014
Dear Ian

Thank you so much for helping to make memories for Clayton today. He had a fab time and the magic was the best part of the day he said. The kids were brilliant and enjoyed it so much they didn’t move. The parents were pleased to see something different and were all commenting on how nice it was to see a magician. So thank you.

Kim
(Received after a party for 4 year olds in my local village hall in West Wellow.)

8th December 2014

Ian,
Thank you for a super afternoon of entertainment, the games went down well and the children were enthralled with the magic show.
It was a really super afternoon. Thank you again for making it a day to remember for Everybody.
Regards and Best Wishes for the festive Season
Steve Crocker

12th September 2014

Hi Ian
We all enjoyed your magic tricks at our wedding and it made our day to have you entertain.

Thank you regards

Sue and Mark
12th January 2014

Ian
Thanks again for a great show last night. You got the balance between children and adults just right, even overcoming my grandson Scott’s scepticism – he’s a budding amateur magician.

I am happy to recommend you.

Martin Appel (aftar a family show for his birthday party, a repeat booking from five years ago.)

 

Dear Ian

I just wanted to say thank you very much for your show yesterday. The room set up looked fantastic and the children really enjoyed it. My oldest son was particularly impressed and it really helped to keep the children occupied whilst the other rooms were being turned around. I think the parents were just as appreciative as the children!

I’m sorry I didn’t get a chance to say thank you before you left, we were taken for photographs and then straight into the cake cutting!

Many thanks again though.
Karen August 2013

 

Dear Ian

This is in the way of a belated but sincere thank-you for your talents during our recent boat party. Like many people we have only seen magic performed on the television before but it is much more impressive to watch a performance first hand. Our great nephew Ben has recorded a few video clips of your tricks but we still can’t see how you do it! Thank you again for your valuable contribution to a successful and memorable day.
Best wishes

Carolyn & Richard, July 2013
Thank you Ian for a marvellous performance. Had great feedback from our guests too!! We can all now spin a plastic plate…. my husband wants me to try with the crockery but I think I will stick to plastic!!! We had a lovely party and thank you for helping us celebrate.

All best wishes,

Ginny May, July 2013

Dear Ian

Thank you Ian for the close up magic at our wedding reception on Saturday. You were fantastic and loads of our friends have said so. Brilliant night had by all and we hope we can use you again sometime.

Emma and Ali Temple, August 2012

Dear Ian

Keith and I would like to say how pleased we were that we asked you to attend his 70th birthday at Lysses hotel in July. It was amazing how you held everyone’s attention, our guests were very impressed and delighted with your table top magic. A very welcome addition to our party and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you.

Jennie and Keith Jeffery, July 2012

Dear Ian

You were fantastic. I didn’t realise how good it would be. Wendy thought you were fantastic and really enjoyed being part of the show.

Email from Mrs S following the 40th birthday party of her daughter who has learning disabilities, May 2012.

 

Re Table magic 16th December, everyone was most impressed and very happy. Thanks for taking us on.

Luke Gamble, World Wide Veterinary Service. December 2011.

 

Thanks for coming to our Christmas party on 9th December. Everyone to whom I have spoken was delighted with your cabaret show and especially that you were able to entertain for 30 to 40 minutes without using bad language like so many today.

John Slow, Wimborne Rotary Club. December 2011

 

“We are so glad we chose you Ian”

Major and Mrs T of Salisbury after a close up and cabaret performance at their 50th wedding anniversary.

“Dear Ian, Thank you very much for such a fantastic contribution to our dinner on Friday. This was just what I had in mind and you were superb. I have had nothing but good reports. I hope you will be able to come again in future.

From Robin Tolson Q.C., Outer Temple Chambers, The Strand, London.

 

“Ian was the perfect addition to our wedding in June 2010. He did table magic for the adults during the meal and later put on a magic show for the children so we could listen to the speeches in peace! He was professional and very talented and so many of our guests commented on how good he was.”

Debbie and Phil Hacker, 12th July 2010

 

We just wanted to send a short note to say thank you very much for your work on Saturday at our party. The magic while mingling with our friends & family went down well – lots of people talking about their wedding ring ending up in your wallet – and the children certainly enjoyed the show in the afternoon – you did an excellent job in what was a pretty ‘close’ environment. We appreciated you coming along and working so well with everyone.

All the best,

Matt & Lou.

 

“Hello Ian,

I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful show yesterday. David has talked about nothing else and his alien octopus is a favourite (why buy expensive gifts?!). Thank you also for his Thomas book, I really appreciate the quality gift and not some cheap plastic rubbish. The other children have all said they enjoyed the show – so maybe we’ll be seeing you again at another venue.

Catherine

“Dear Ian, I just wanted to thank you for entertaining the young people at our party yesterday. During the afternoon I kept hearing about how amazing you were and how much they all enjoyed it. We particularly wanted something out of the ordinary for them, something they wouldn’t forget and you certainly provided that!

Thank you very much

Val Hollyhock”
Val Hollyhock, Project Administrator Baseline Youth Inclusion Programme

 

“Thank you for the wonderful magic show at Hannah’s party last Friday. We have received many positive comments and the children really had a great time.”

Sarah and Rob M. of Southampton.

“Thank you for entertaining my friends and me at my sixth birthday party. We all loved the magic and thought your show was very funny. Love from Adelice.”

Adelice C. of Salisbury (with a little help from Mum and Dad) after a third performance at her birthday party.

“You successfully entertained everyone here from age three to eighty.”

Mr M. of Romsey.

 

“I’ve seen a lot of magicians recently and you were outstanding.”

Mrs J. of Surrey after a children’s party near Salisbury.

“Absolutely superb”

Hampshire Royal Pharmaceutical Society after a close up and cabaret performance.

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What I do and and Where I Perform

I am a professional magician, providing Close Up Magic, Wedding Entertainment and Children’s Entertainment. I am based in Romsey and perform in Southampton and surrounding areas of Hampshire, Surrey, Wiltshire, Dorset, and Sussex.

Choosing the Right Magician – Call for Free Advice

Finding the right entertainer for your event is a very personal thing. Each Magician will have their own ‘style’ and way of working, from the way they dress to the way they charge for their services. It’s important you choose somebody that will fit your needs in terms of personality and budget and in particular deliver a performance in a style that will fit with the audience that is going to be entertained. That’s why it’s best to speak to them in person rather than simply ask the price via email and hope that everything else will be comparable….it almost certainly will not be.

I offer free advice on how to get the most suitable entertainer to make your event memorable whether it’s a wedding, children’s party or some other social gathering! After we’ve discussed things you may feel I can help you and that my ‘style’ fits the bill in which case I will be delighted to provide a no obligation quotation for your exact requirements. My rates are very competitive and I am flexible in the way I approach the time charged for based on the type of event and the location. If for any reason either you or I decide I am not the right entertainer for this particular event, I will happily recommend somebody else who may be better suited. The most important thing is that it’s right for you!

A Little Bit More About Me

I entertain both adults and children (ideal for weddings), performing close-up magic, table magic or children’s magic shows, with an emphasis on entertainment and audience participation which adds to the fun of any occasion.

Whether it’s performing at a children’s party or impressing your guests with amazing close up magic at a function for adults, I understand that organising an event with a magician is not something most people do every day. I have the experience and credentials to ensure your event runs smoothly, that your guests have a great time and leave with a real sense of amazement that they’ll talk about long after the event.

I am a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, the Southampton based Associated Wizards of the South (the sixth oldest magical society in the world, of which I was president on four occassions), the Wessex Magical Association and the Portsmouth Magic Circle. I am also a member of Equity, am fully insured and have a full CRB check.

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Useful Links

The following information contains links to other web sites and resources that may be of help in relation to your choice of Magician for your party of event or if you have an interest in Magic on a more general level.

It also has links to providers of complementary services for Weddings, Parties and Corporate events that may be of help.

Associated Wizards of the South – want to learn about magic? Click here! The AWS is one of the oldest magical associations in the world and meets twice a month in the Southampton area.
www.awsmagic.co.uk

Wedding Photographer – for all your photographic requirements including weddings, portraits and commercial assignments take a look at Southampton based Lisa Gigante Photography www.lisagigantephotography.co.uk

Birthday and Wedding Cake Supplier – if you are looking for a special cake to complement your special occasion then look no further than Southampton based “The MaeFarie Cake Collection” covering Southampton and Hampshire. View the website to see how good they are, http://www.themaefariecakecollection.co.uk

Road traffic information – anyone travelling to my shows, or anywhere else for that matter, could benefit from up to the minute traffic reports on the following link www.frixo.com – I’ll certainly make use of it.

The Rock pub restaurant – a great place to eat or drink right next to the New Forest in West Wellow. SADLY THE ROCK CLOSED WITHOUT NOTICE IN MARCH 2013, ANOTHER VICTIM OF THE ECONOMIC DOWNTURN.

I Hampshire – Hampshire directory.
www.ihampshire.co.uk

Special Day Invitations – wedding stationery for your special day.
www.specialdayinvitations.co.uk

Stuart McWilliam Photography – if you’re looking for the finest photography, the highest quality wedding and portrait albums, and the very best customer service, you can do no better than Stuart McWilliam Photography, based in Whiteparish on the Hampshire/Wiltshire border.
www.stuartmcwilliamphotography.co.uk

The Wedding Index – fast, free user-friendly wedding directory.
www.theweddingindex.co.uk

UK Wedding Store – for all your wedding needs.
www.ukweddingstore.co.uk

Chad Wonder – children’s magician from Denver, USA.
www.idomagic.com/category/magic-categories/link

Ella’s Party Shop – everything for your child’s party, toys, party bags, candles and lots more. Free delivery within 3 miles of Windsor. www.ellaspartyshop.co.uk

William the Wizard – For anyone in the Midlands who visits this site, consider William the Wizard, a Nottingham based children’s entertainer and magician offering value for money children’s parties around the Midlands and the rest of the UK. www.williamthewizard.co.uk

Corporate Events

Professional Magician Performing in Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Wiltshire, Dorset and other Souther Counties

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A professional magician is an ideal way to entertain guests at corporate events. I can entertain your guests by mixing with them during pre event drinks to perform close up magic or if the event involves a formal dinner, I can perform table magic before dinner and between courses.

It’s a great way to break the ice, particularly at larger events where many people have not met previously and creates a great topic of conversation for people to get to know each other.

At smaller gatherings it will give your guests a feeling of being entertained on a very personal level, adding to the intimacy of the event.

If you have a product to promote at your event I can find a way of building it into a magic effect.

Dinners and Parties

Professional Magician Performing in Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Wiltshire, Dorset and other Souther Counties
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For dinners and parties, whether large corporate dinners or a small more intimate occasion in a restaurant or even at home, magic is a great ice breaker and provides excellent entertainment to enhance the occasion.

I will perform and chat to your guests over their drinks before dinner and then entertain between courses at the tables. For a modest addtion to the fee or as an alternative, I offer a cabaret act comprising a mixture of general magic, comedy, mind reading and illusions.

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