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Good morning, afternoon, evening pending on where you are in the world..
some of you may know me, some of you have no bloody idea and some of you may not even give a sh*t lol
however no matter SmileMy name is Antony and I am the creator and founder of Escape for Life.
correct me if I am wrong but we are Escapologist's with some of the most creative minds ever knowen and we hold a gift, this gift is entertaining to it's highest level but is rarley seen, we take people on a journey in the most spectacular way we are people who make the impossable possable.

don't get me wrong I have got some great friends who are Magicians and Illusionists but we are worlds apart for a kick off we think diffrenetly anyways Escape for Life was created to bring joy to the people in these trying times we all face (and that's world wide) but also raise money and awearness for a charity (which is chosen by EFL) each year it will raise money for a new charity.

I kicked off Escape for Life in 2012 most people didn't want to know (they had there reasons) but still, I gave my word and continued regardless. EFL was raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support and my escape was my interpration of someone fighting cancer! well it's a new year with a new charity and EFL has growen from just one man to a few which has turned it into a National event/shows throughout the UK, by the end of this year it will be world wide, hey you never know!!

If you want to be part of this years line up follow the link below and please sign up.
THIS YEARS PLANS ARE:
A: We will be doing escapes also we have some Magicians also doing shows or street work
I have a clothing lable sposoring us who will be designing some clothing wear for EFL 50% of sales will be going to the chosen charity (escapology been the theme.
B: The production of the EFL 2013 DVD will br produced and on sale
C: At the end of the year I will be holding a Black Tie dinner dance for everyone and there partners (its just for fun and a laugh) press will be invited as well..
D: An award has been set-up AGAIN JUST FOR FUN so don't get hung up on it the award is for the (Escapologist's) at this time however other awards may be brought in not 100% on that if you win the award then next year if you take part you will have to defend your title or loss it Smile

So nothing left for me to say at this point apart from Lets take people on a epic journey and bring enjoyment back to there lives, Lets show the World that escapology is number 1 and lets regain what we are about IT'S NOT MAGIC nor a TRICK..

Please note that the Escapologist section is for Escapologist not for Magicians or illusionists you have your own listing Smile
O the link haha sorry http://escapeforlife.org.uk/index.php/ge......ur-event
the site is still been built but the form is live.. I know this may not answer everything but I am crap at typing as you can tell however you will be able to catch me at some conventions giving talks about EFL and I plan to do a video for Youtube which with a little luck will explain things better Smile

- Antony
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Looks great! Sorry I will be unable to take a flight across the pond, but looks like a lot of fun for the performers, the crowd and serves a good (many good) causes!
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That's just it you don't have to be in the UK you can be anywhere in the world, and like I said above (BTW Excuse the spelling lmao) this time next year EFL will be world wide making it even bigger and better for the charity and for our chosen art.

Its about more than what I put above but you can only type so much!!
If anyone is intrested in this feel free to register using the link above... its about promoting yourself, promoting the charity giving people hope and enjoyment... everyone has a day where they haven't got a gig so the question would be self promote rasing money for charity and give the people in your town city something that they may never be able to afford to come and see or sit in front of the PC on FB lmao

Be creative be bold and bring it to the people Smile
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I know an e-newsletter that would just love to print information about this spectacular event.

http://www.tiesociety.info
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Not meaning to be negative in any way but.....

........ What's the charity? I was thinking ATU putting a show on this year locally to raise funds for Birmingham Children's hospital and / or SANDS. But that's kind of personal.

Another thing to consider is dates, I am not sure if WEAR is happening this year but you don't want to clash on dates. If they were same date I think it would detract from each other - but that's just my opinion.
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Just realised its for Help the Heroes. A pretty *** good cause if you ask .... Someone who thinks its a good cause!

I've had the pleasure of working with some true heroes in the past 3 years! A true honour!
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Dave WEAR was invented by Pastor Clyde. I am sure it was a marketing method thru which he could try to make some money (DVD sales) It was promoted as getting escapes to the wider community, good for the art. It turned out to be a localised self promoting concept in which some people who were amatuers, used to event to try to get noticed. It probably didn't do much good for the wider art.
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Dave,

Antony will be attending this years UKEA meeting to explain in detail all about EFL. It's not easy to get the full picture in a post, whereas you will be able to ask any questions you have in person.

I think EFL is a great idea & hope it is a great success.
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Hi Dave, Yes this year it is for Help for Heroes
The dates are up to you it will be running from August till September/October
and the dinner dance is yet to be sorted but should be looking at November time for that.
A few of us are doing smaller escapes which will promote EFL and raise more funds as well as our main events/shows. hope that helps a little.

Cliff I think I already spoke to them regarding all this but they wasnt intrested in what was going on, I think we sent them a full profile of last years escape but it never got published they did a massive feature on someone else Smile

Dave I am glad you have brought up a personal charity because this is the next stage of things to come, I will try explain a little on this but I will explain in more detail at the UKEA and/or on a video clip that I am planing to do.
I am trying to get main sponsors for EFL this will help with pro such as art work and printing for all artests and it will also hold funds for smaller charity's like the one you talked about:-

If you was involved with us you could come and ask for funding for (X) charity "They are raising funds for a new heart machine and are needing £20k" EFL may be able to help with the full amount or part, we will right the chq and you will present it to your local charity (get the press involved) it all helps the profile of EFL, everyone involved and your own profile...

On the other filp of the coin, it happens how many perfomers get phone calls from charitys saying can you come and perform for nothing blah blah. I am sure most of you have heard this time and time again. now what would happen is the said charity can come through EFL we will get a perfomer that it be an Escapologist, magician and or illusionist EFL will pay there fee and send them for free to the event which should help raise more money for the said charity in other words the performer gets a paid gig the charity gets it for free and EFL have helped to raise more money for charitys and put smiles on peoples faces in this melt down we are all going through! JOB DONE either way!!

At the moment I am talking with some large companies to be involved but it all takes time so at the moment it isn't at that stage and I am funding the promo ie printing and such for your posters.

Ian thanks for your comment and a very good one
I was asked about this last year, can't remember who by anyways they asked if EFL was another WEAR in short no nothing like it.. I have spoken with a few others who are involved and it was decided that the Escapologist must have nothing less than 5 years experance, so no amitures will be perfoming for EFL and the same for illusionist they must give knowledge that they know what they are doing or knowen in the community, this is due to the danger factor that some illusion's can hold.

I hope to see most of you at UKEA where I will talk about this in detail as Dan already said for our other brothers who cant make it I will try and sort out a youtube vid explaing more also you can ask anyitng via here or PM me...
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Hey there ARB.

Like I said, I think this is a great idea, but trust me. TIES did not get any material from you. More or less I am TIES, and I decide what to publish and what not to publish. So far I have turned down exactly one article in the last two and a half years of publishing, and that was becasue it was inflammatory. E-mail me anything about this event you like, and I will publish it in The Chainletter. Promise.

Everyone knows I am a big fan of WEAR, but truthfully I think at least for now, it is done. My opinion.
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Cliff I take it back then if that was the case Smile I will email you my details when I get back in may be we can have a quick chat on skype
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I was involved with EFL2012 as a consultant and the single stunt we did was very successful.Despite the bad weather a large crowd turned up and Antony managed to get quite a bit of press coverage.

EFL2013 is trying to be more than a "one man, one stunt" thing. It has potential to be huge, but it needs the backing of EAs for this to happen.

I'm onboard as a performer this year and am looking to put on my own little event. Hopefully others will join in too.

You don't have to do things alone and you don't have to do a large scale stunt either. Maybe work with another performer and do a little cabaret? Street show? Or other type of event.

Also, this doesn't have to be just UK based. Although right now it is, but simply because we don't have any EAs from outside the UK signed up to play.
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Ros was that your dulcet tones I heard on the video clip?



Dulcet = gobby West Country git (well Bristol is sort of West Country ...... Or it may have been a farmer accent ....all sound the same to me)!!!!!
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Lol... Yep. Twas I.
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