31-05-2020 04:33:22 in General by Legerdemain Magic
The pandemic lockdown has meant that magicians and other performers have had to drastically change their way or working. There haven't been any live events for several weeks and it looks like it'll be a while until they come back again. Some performers have started doing live magic shows via video-conferencing platforms, such as Zoom.  I'm hoping that when things start to open up again, I'll...

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12-03-2020 01:40:48 in General by Legerdemain Magic
Where can you see great performances of live magic in London? There are several venues where you can see performances by top magicians from London and around the world.  Here's a guide to where you can see some of the best magic shows in London:  The Magic Circle The Magic Circle is the world's premier magic society. It was founded in 1905 and has an international membership of around...

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15-05-2019 01:24:59 in General by Legerdemain Magic
I host a magic-themed walking tour around London's West End. I take guests to venues where magic greats used to perform, tell stories about the extraordinary things they used to get up to and finish by performing a private magic show for the group. The tour focuses on magicians of the late 19th and early 20th century, which was a golden era for magic. Guests visit the site of one of Houdin...

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15-04-2019 00:00:00 in General by Legerdemain Magic
A question magicians are often asked is ‘how can I learn magic tricks?’ Magic is a clandestine art, and magicians are forbidden from exposing their tricks. The Magic Circle, the world’s most famous organisation for magicians, expels members who are found giving away magical secrets. So how does anybody learn magic tricks in the first place? The idea behind the secrecy isn&rsquo...

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