The Show Must Go On!

Our European Magic Road Tour continues. This weekend I will be performing my family magic show at a fete in Mid Wales, as will Veronica who will be storytelling and Balloon twisting before returning to Cardiff performing our street show. Then, on Tuesday we drive to Germany for one of my favorite street festivals in... Continue Reading →

Contracts and Public Liability

  For Magicians and Performers Tips and advice - get a Contract and public liability. Make it your show business policy to provide or insist on a written contract for all your engagements and gigs regardless of what it is or who it is with. A verbal contract is legally binding but sadly these days... Continue Reading →

Buskers Festivals and Contracts

   (Part 1 of 10 Top Tips) So, you have developed a street show with the purpose of busking, a passport to the world, performing your show where ever you choose. I mean this is the romantic notion that so many young buskers aspire to. The old school buskers of the last century have left... Continue Reading →

Let your imagination run wild

If you have not watched the British Arts Council funded movie "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" I can highly recommend it. Heath Ledger -  in his last role - Tom Waits is the Devil and they perform alongside a great cast of actors! The movie begins showing an out of date traveling open air theater,... Continue Reading →

Who are you?

When you are on the path of creating a show - playing is a great start.  I have found myself asking where does one begin? A grand question.  A bit like asking what came first -  the chicken or the egg. What I suggest is you don't allow yourself to be to distracted by this... Continue Reading →

creative-thinking-processing

All of us undergo creative thinking.  At an early age, we call this play. From picking up a thin branch to it becoming a sword or building with Lego and it becoming a spaceship. We know in reality that that branch does not actually become a well crafted two edge battle implement that is to... Continue Reading →

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