Mike Larkin Interviews Paul Draper

There are many highly specialized brilliant performers in the world of magic. Amazing stage artists such as Lance Burton, experts at the card table like Guy Hollingworth and masters of manipulation such as Juliana Chen. But modern day Renaissance man Paul Draper takes a different approach, proclaiming himself to be a perspicacious polymath. Despite ostensibly being a mentalist, the...

Mike Larkin Interviews Barry & Stuart

What is the concept behind the new show? The show is called “98% Séance” and is about making live contact with ghosts, spirits and demons. As anyone who has ever held a home-made Séance will know, there’s always the chance of nothing happening, and because we are pretty much totally convinced that all those things are horse-sh*t anyway, the remaining 2% of our Séance will...

Magic and Romance

Chalk and cheese, apples and oranges, magic and romance — all things that do not go together. Or do they? As someone who has used their magic successfully in the pursuit of love, I would argue they are not as alien as one would think. In fact a massive part of how I met, connected and ultimately won the heart of the love of my life can be credited to our wonderful art. My little tale hearkens...

How Magicians Can Make the News – A Journalist’s Perspective

As a working journalist with several year’s experience in national newspapers I thought I may be able to present some useful working knowledge for my fellow students. A point of note – this piece is about at how to get news coverage. Areas such as attracting reviews are not delved into. What is news? There are several varieties of news stories, coming under a wide range of genres....

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