A Year in Magic 2011

The past year has been a wonderful journey for my magical work. I continue to explore life’s big questions through magic and mentalism, and performed all over the UK for public shows, fund raisers, corporate events and private clients.

I took An Evening of Enchantmentto new venues and audiences with performances in the Milton Theatre in Huddersfield, the New Cut Theatre in Halesworth, and the Hazeley School in Milton Keynes. The show continues to evolve and will travel to new venues in 2012

I did a lot of charity work this year, including fund raisers for Make a Wish Foundation,Roy Castle Lung Appeal,  Rett Symdrome Research, Stour Valley Arts and Music, The Mountain Trust and two different events for Comic Relief. Special thanks to Richard Curtis and Emma Freud for supporting my show in Halesworth.

My lecture at the Magic Circle ‘Making Magic Meaningful’ was well received and I was promoted to Associate of the Inner Magic Circle with Silver Star. It is an honour and privilege to join such distinguished company in the world of magic. The lecture travels to Surrey on 26 January and no doubt will be hosted elsewhere in 2012.

I performed at The Bridewell Theatre as part of the London Festival of Magic that preceded the International Magic Convention. It was great to have Max Maven and Eugene Burger in the audience for the evening!

I also had the pleasure of organising and performing in Scrambling Your Mindwith Roni Shachnaey, Looch, Alex McLeer, Paul Voodini and Nik Talyor. The show was at The Milton Theatre in Huddersfield and featured demonstrations of mind reading, mediumship and mysticism in powerful ways that left the audience visibly moved.

I released two products this year:

  • Macrocosm is a fully integrated system for personal readings which has been well received.
  • The Bequeathment is a wonderful exploration of the power of objects from our past.  

I took my magic into two new realms this year:

  • Working with Ian Wigston from Glowinkowski International, I developed Crafting Confidence™ ; a workshop programme that combines psychometric analysis and magic to build confidence in young people. This work produced two new videos on YouTube:
    • A Crafting Confidence™ teaser is HERE
    • A Crafting Confidence™ film is HERE
  • I also developed Rational Intuition, a modular package of public lectures and workshops that explore how we can combine strategic thinking and gut instinct. I had the honour of delivering a short public lecture on Rational Intuition at the Royal Society of Arts (click HERE for a podcast of the lecture).

In all this work, I have explored the connection between my interest in the history of ideas and perennial philosophical questions on the one hand and the art of magic on the other.

I have met such wonderful people throughout the year and I look forward to a new range of performance work in 2012!

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