Magic & Physics, Hand In Hand?

Magic & Physics, Hand in Hand?

I often get asked how my former job as a Physics teacher and lifelong obsession with magic go together as they are two completely different things. One deals with reality and explains the world around us with facts to prove how things work, the other acts to disprove those very facts. I’m going to concentrate on […]

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Is You Tube Really Killing Magic?

A few magicians have mentioned lately that they believe the popularity of magic may fall on hard times again due to the sheer volume of videos on You Tube either teaching it or performing it. A number of my peers have mentioned this to me as well as people in general asking my opinion on […]

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The Magic Castle

Matthew J Magic – The Magic Castle

I thought I’d talk a bit today about somewhere I’ve always wanted to visit… The Magic Castle in LA (feel free to click on the link if you aren’t sure of what it is). As discussed in one of my previous articles late last year, I get the inspiration to do what I do from […]

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Harry Houdini

My favourite Harry Houdini stunts

As I discussed in a previous blog a few months ago, Harry Houdini has been a big inspiration of mine since I was young. On top of being an amazingly talented magician, illusionist and performer, he also showed people that they could quite literally ‘break free’ (as he did regularly during his stunts) in a […]

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Paul Daniels 1938-2016

“You’ll Like It, Not A Lot”

“You’ll Like It, Not A Lot” Paul Daniels 1938 – 2016 This past week a lot of people have obviously asked me my opinion on the sad news about Paul Daniels so here we are. Like many other magicians and entertainers it’s safe to say I was absolutely gutted to wake up to the news […]

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