History of Magic
For over 35 years, John has addressed service organisations and social clubs with amusing and informative talks about the ancient art of magic. You will laugh, learn and see a demonstration of different styles of magic.
You will hear tales of the earliest known magician, the world’s oldest trick, the first book on magic and why it was written, common fairground scams and how to avoid them, sketch portraits of two famous magicians and the current magic scene.
You will be whisked back to your childhood to see children’s magic, experience a small part of John’s sensational mindreading act and witness a demonstration of close-up magic under test conditions.
The talk will conclude with a vibrant question and answer session - although no secrets are revealed!