Magic for me seems to make the time go faster. No sooner has Christmas passed than it’s Easter.
Apart from private party bookings I have two magic shows in pubs for children and families next weekend. On Easter Sunday I am returning to the Bedes Lea pub in North Baddesley, a repeat of a performance I gave there at Halloween last year. Then on Easter Monday I shall be at another pub in the same group, The Stonehenge Inn. Both are carveries so if you want a good family lunch followed by a magic show why not come along? On the recommendation of the owner of the group I also had a private party booking at another of their pubs last weekend, in Stoford near Salisbury, so I guess I’m doing something right in their eyes.
This week saw the passing of Paul Daniels, probably the most successful British magician in living memory and one of the most knowledgeable. I remember attending a seminar he ran about 12 years ago where he talked about the business of magic. It lasted from 10.00 in the morning until 4.00pm with a lunch break and the odd comfort break, such was his knowledge of the business. He will be missed by the magic fraternity.