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Performing to Newcastle Medical students

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Performing to Newcastle Medical students

I performed magic to over 400 Newcastle students at Beamish Hall Country House Hotel on the day that they found out they had all become Doctors!

 All the students were really up for it and a lot of fun to perform for!

All the students were really up for it and a lot of fun to perform for!

The graduation ball for the students was being held at Beamish Hall hotel, which is a beautiful venue in the heart of County Durham in the North-East. The venue itself is stunning and the staff were fantastic. 

 This table in particular were an absolute barrel of laughs!

This table in particular were an absolute barrel of laughs!

 The fabulous Luke, one of my favourite magicians!

The fabulous Luke, one of my favourite magicians!

If you are interested in booking me for your event, please check out the corporate or party page and get in touch!

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Performing for Lucy's 21st Birthday Party

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Performing for Lucy's 21st Birthday Party

I had an absolutely wonderful time performing at Lucy's 21st birthday party in Ambleside recently. 

 The beautiful, vintage bikes and beetle with a boot full of booze... 

The beautiful, vintage bikes and beetle with a boot full of booze... 

It was a delightful vintage party in a truly beautiful location in the heart of the Lake District. All the guests were delightful and it was hosted in a beautiful marquee with an incredible catering team. 

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For more information about parties, check out the party page and get in touch

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Performing at Becky and Stuart's wedding

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Performing at Becky and Stuart's wedding

I had a fantastic time performing at Becky and Stuart's wedding at the Netherwood Hotel in Grange, Cumbria. 

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 A lot of my magic happens inside your hands

A lot of my magic happens inside your hands

I arrived to perform at the evening reception. Everyone was pretty full from the meal and just chilling out quietly. It seemed like I arrived at the perfect time to turn up and get the energy and excitement going again for the evening party. 

 Bending coins in front of people's eyes

Bending coins in front of people's eyes

Within no time at all, everyone was buzzing and laughing from all the excitement. I lost count of the number of 50p coins I bent. I imagine some people woke up the next day with pocketfuls of unusable coins, though no one seemed to mind...! 

The Netherwood Hotel in Grange is a lovely venue for getting married. I've performed there many times over the years at weddings as well as a corporate event and even a sixth form ball once. The staff are all fantastic and it's a pleasure to get to entertain in such a stunning hotel. 

I also got to work with photographer Ian Wood. This was my first time working with Ian but he was an absolute delight and within no time I felt like I'd known him years. All the photos on this page were taken by Ian and I am thoroughly impressed by them. I strongly recommend you check out his website as I will be recommending him to future couples. I also got to work with Ryan Iredale from Cumbria Wedding Films who did a great job of getting all the right shots. 

 Ending my performance with a bang

Ending my performance with a bang

I ended my time at the wedding with a special performance just for the Bride and Groom. I started things off with a card trick that left them with a special souvenir and then produced something magical in a literal puff of smoke (and massive ball of fire!). I can't say too much about it, other than it went down very well. These nice words were left from the lovely bride Becky.

“Chris came to our wedding to entertain our guests, and to be honest he soon felt like one of the guests himself! He put everyone at ease and made sure he saw as many people as possible. Our friends and family are still talking about his magic two weeks later.

Thanks again Chris - you were brilliant!”
— Becky Game

It really was a fabulous day and all the guests were really friendly and fun. What a pleasure!

If you are thinking of booking me for your wedding day, please pop over to the weddings page where there is plenty more information. 

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Chris Cook performing magic at Swing and Shout in Manchester

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Chris Cook performing magic at Swing and Shout in Manchester

I will be performing at Bangkok Bar in Manchester on Saturday 21st February as part of a fantastic line-up of swing dance music and circus performers. Come along to Swing and Shout meets Prohibition.

I will be performing close-up magic and pickpocketing as well as a slot on the main stage. As well as myself there are some fantastic circus performers teaching hoop spinning, belly dancing and showing off their incredible skills. 

 Expect some fantastic circus performers as well as magic!

Expect some fantastic circus performers as well as magic!

 

I often perform in Manchester, Lancaster and all over the North West so this will be a really fun chance to see some mind blowing close-up magic.

As well as magic there will be astounding circus tricks, fabulous swing dance and jazz bands as well as incredible DJ's all the way into the wee small hours.

NOT TO BE MISSED!

For more information on how I can entertain guests at your event, check out the close-up magic page.

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Award winning TV show Chris Cook: Magician

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Award winning TV show Chris Cook: Magician

The National Student TV Award's Best Open Winner 2013!

I'm happy to announce that the short magic video I filmed with Leeds Student TV society has won a national television award!

 The film crew backstage for the final trick...

The film crew backstage for the final trick...

The show was filmed on the streets of Leeds which really felt like going back to my roots. I started out as a street magician, inspired by masters like Paul Zenon and David Blaine. Now, ten years later, Dynamo has taken over where they left off and street magic has become popular again. 

I wanted the show to have a similar contemporary and urban appeal but I also wanted to make sure I had a stand-out, signature stunt to end the show on. I wanted something dangerous that people would remember forever...

 

The final film is a ten minute magic special, packed with tricks and shocked faces. That final trick still scares me and watching the footage reminds me of all the tension in that room. You really could have heard a pin drop...

It’s just not possible!

The film was shortlisted for a National Student Television Award. This is like the BAFTA's of student made TV and is a very prestigious event attended by many from the BBC, ITV and other TV and production companies. Although this film was up against competition from all over the country it was picked by the judges as the most outstanding film they saw that year. The video was commended for it's incredible production values and classy appeal. The head judge said the whole piece is "inches away from something you would expect to see on national TV".

To see more of Chris performing, check out the videos page here 

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