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Topic: South Tyneside International Magic Festival
Message: Posted by: stevegore (Nov 10, 2016 04:18PM)
It is with huge excitement that the South Tyneside International Magic Festival can announce the first batch of Star lecturers and performers at our convention next year. All these guys appeared in the documentary 'Our Magic' created and filmed by R. Paul Wilson, which will be shown at the convention.

Rob Zabrecky From Los Angeles
As a magician there is simply no one like him. In live performances he invents a magical World through a series of strange and beautiful effects, which combines with remarkable timing and theatrical edifice.
He has become a prime attraction at the Magic Castle. There he has received multiple award nominations by the Academy of Magical Arts.

Mahdi Gilbert from New York
A Canadian professional sleight of hand card magician, he has created every technique he uses due to being born without hands and feet. Because all instructional material on magic has been created for people with hands Mahdi has had to invent techniques for every trick he performs.
Mahdi has appeared on Penn & Teller: Fool Us Season three where his was successful in fooling Penn Jillette and Teller with a version of the card effect 'Oil and Water'. He also contributed to the research of the book The Greatest German Living by Ricky Jay about Matthias Buchinger who was also born without hands or feet.

Asi Wind From New York
This NYC based Corporate Mentalist is one of magic's most influential thinkers and performers. Magicians all over the world study and perform his creations. Recently he was presented with the Merlin Award for the most original show (previously given to Penn & Teller and David Copperfield).
Asi's recent off-Broadway show, “Concert of the Mind,” completely sold out, extended its run, and received rave reviews and critical acclaim.
His new show " Do You Want To Change Your Mind?" is due to premier in London on Nov 8th 2016.

(All acts announced subject to contract!! More star names to announce)

Remember to pop the dates in your diary (17th -19th March 2017) or just pay now by calling Ian on 0191 424 7823
Any general questions call Karri on 0191 455 4031 or email karri.prinn@southtyneside.gov.uk

Cost for the convention remains at £65 and includes all 7 star lecturers, Q&A Sessions, close up gala, 2 amazing gala stage shows, 'Our Magic' movie, access to dealers and our new 1 trick contest.
Message: Posted by: stevegore (Dec 1, 2016 12:30PM)
It is with huge excitement that the South Tyneside International Magic Festival can announce the second batch of Star lecturers and performers at our convention next year.

Adam Wilber, Artisan, Artist and Pioneer (USA)
These are traits that have made Adam one of the most sought after figures in his field today.
Adam has become the GM of the most successful magic store of all time, www.ellusionist.com and has gone on to create products such as PYRO, many other top selling tricks, decks of playing cards and illusions that are used by fellow magicians all over the world. This is Adam's first UK lecture!

R. Paul Wilson, (UK)
RPaul Wilson is an author, actor, director, producer and of one of the world's foremost experts on the art of deception. RPW will show his movie 'Our Magic' and host a Q&A with some of the stars of the documentary afterwards.

Michael Murray , Lecture
At the age of seven Michael traveled to Spain on holiday with his parents, and it was there that he witnessed close up magic for the very first time; this was an event that would change the entire course of his life. At the age of sixteen Michael released his first commercial effect “Beyond ESP” which to date has sold in excess of fifteen thousand copies. Having attracted the attention of several world class performers including Max Maven, Richard Osterlind and Banachek he quickly established himself amongst his peers. In 2016 Michael released his first book “A Piece of My Mind” which was crowned book of the year (as voted by the members of the magic Café) and was also listed as one of the top ten mentalism releases of the year at the “Market Place of the Mind”. Michael is widely regarded as one of the most respected creators of both magic and mentalism and with countless releases in the pipeline his future looks very bright.

Simon Hannah, Childrens Show and Lecture
He is one of the most sought-after family and children's magical entertainers to come out of West Yorkshire.
When it comes to professional magical entertainment Simon comes to you armed with over 25 years' experience and performing for some of the UK's top clients, companies and entertainment establishments like Royal Household, Ministry of Defence, Butlins, Pontins and Haven to name but a few.

****Mystery Artist****
Lecture and Gala Show
We have one more star name to announce, but due to a press embargo we, cant announce until the New Year. Please keep in touch for more details.

Other name previously announced are Asi Wind From New York, Rob Zabrecky From Los Angeles & Mahdi Gilbert from New York.

(All acts announced subject to contract!! More names to announce later!)

Remember to pop the dates in your diary (17th -19th March 2017) or just pay now by calling Ian on 0191 424 7823
Any general questions call Karri on 0191 455 4031 or email karri.prinn@southtyneside.gov.uk

Cost for the convention remains at £65 and includes all 7 star lecturers, Q&A Sessions, close up gala, 2 amazing gala stage shows, 'Our Magic' movie, access to dealers and our new 1 trick contest.
Message: Posted by: stevegore (Dec 22, 2016 05:24AM)
Well folks, we have annouced the lectures at the South Tyneside International Magic Festival and some of the performers so let's tease you further ........... Here are some more of the Gala Show acts:
Our Compere this year is the wonderful Mark James, who will compere both gala shows!
Mark James combines original comedy and magic with juggling, escapology and music to create a show like no other. He is versatile and regularly headlines at holiday centres, cruise ships, comedy clubs and private events all over the globe. Mark also provides 'audience warm up' for many of your favourite TV shows such as The Xtra Factor & The Voice!
Mark has been widely recognised by his peers. In February 2016 he lectured for Penguin Magic and the Blackpool convention.

Amethyst -
International illusionists Danny Hunt and Stephanie Clarke. Highly acclaimed as one of the UK’s top magic and illusion acts, Amethyst have established themselves as world-class performers. With their fresh and dynamic approach, they lead the way in cruise ship, corporate and private events. Their unique and versatile shows have attracted world-wide acclaim and taken them around the globe, dazzling audiences in many countries.
Amethyst are renowned for their range of spectacular and unbelievable shows featuring breath-taking illusions.

Andrew Green -
One of the leading award winning close up magicians and grand scale illusionists in the UK today. His breath-taking performances of close up magic and illusion have taken him around the world and have seen him performing for heads of state in India, CEO’s of large global fashion corporations in Asia and at major media events across the UK, Europe and the Middle East.
He is proud to have been invited to perform at hundreds of exclusive events for companies such as Louis Vuitton and Calvin Klein- Singapore, and for many top celebrities such as Sir Alex Ferguson, Hugh Bonniville, Wayne & Colleen Rooney and at various Hello Magazine and OK Magazine parties.

Destiny -
Leah Mae presents Destiny, a sophisticated magic and illusion act with stunning illusions and classic magic assisted by Sara Jade. Leah Mae is the youngest member of The Magic Circle, and both girls won The Magic Circles Young Magician of the Year ( first ever girls!)

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST
Steve Gore, A magical inventor and creator, he has been lecturing for 6 years at most of the clubs in England and started organising lecture tours for 4-5 years. He has built up an amazing contact list of talented and brilliant magicians and friends over the years and will make STIMF 2017 one to remember... for all the right reasons!
Steve has been a professional magician for over twenty five years. The highlight of his magical career was in 2014 when he lectured and performed a week of shows in the parlour of the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood.

Remember the greatest gift for Christmas will be to buy yourself a ticket for the 2017 convention ! Please call Derek on 01914247821 any questions then please email : karri.prinn@southtyneside.gov.uk

These names add to the list already announced of
Adam Wilber, Asi Wind, Rob Zabrecky, Mahdi Gilbert, R Paul Wilson, Michael Murray and Simon Hannah. In January, due to a press embargo, we will be announcing our last star lecturer and gala show performer.