3 magicians make it to the Britains Got Talent 2017 Grand Final

Three Out Of Four BGT Finalist Are Magicians

Three Out Of The Four Confirmed Finalists Of BGT Are Magicians Last night saw the 2nd semi-final of Britain’s Got Talent 2017 and following 2 successful years for magic acts, it’s no surprise there were a lot more auditioning this year than normal, or at least more of a high (or embarrassingly low) enough standard […]

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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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