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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 the Carus Green Wedding Fayre in Kendal

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Chris Cook performing magic at the Carus Green Wedding Fayre in Kendal

I will be performing at the Carus Green Golf Club Wedding Fair in Kendal on Sunday 29th March from 11am-4pm. 

Come along to the Carus Green Wedding Fair and find out how I can make your special day stand out from all the rest. I specialise in making sure your wedding is completely unique and unforgettable for all of your guests. Come and have a chat with me and I can show you some astonishing tricks and explain how I interact with your guests and slot into your day. 

The beautiful Carus Green Golf Club in Kendal

The beautiful Carus Green Golf Club in Kendal

The Carus Green Golf Club is a stunning wedding venue in the beautiful, historic market town of Kendal in Cumbria. The venue is absolutely stunning with views right across the Cumbrian fells and perfect for golfing fans. It's right on the edge of the Lake District with great links to Windermere, Bowness, Ambleside, Keswick and Penrith as well as Lancaster, Manchester and Lancashire to the South. 

The wedding fayre is free to attend and includes a free glass of Prosecco and entry into a free prize draw. You can find the Carus Green golf club on Burneside Road in Kendal. If you'd like to attend you can contact Emma Wearing on 01539 814454 or emma@carusgreen.co.uk to confirm you're attendance. Alternatively you are more than welcome to turn up between 11am-4pm on the day. Come and find me and I can help you with any questions about your special day.

For more information on what I provide at weddings check out the wedding magic page here.

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Chris Cook performing magic at Hallmark Hotel Wedding Fayre in Carlisle

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Chris Cook performing magic at Hallmark Hotel Wedding Fayre in Carlisle

I will be appearing at Hallmark Hotel Wedding Fayre on Sunday 1st March from 11am-3pm.

Come along to the Hallmark Hotel Wedding Fayre in Carlisle to find out how I can make sure your guests remember your wedding day forever. My job is to make sure your special day flows smoothly and is unforgettable for everyone. To find out how you can have a unique, astonishing performance at your wedding, come and have a chat.

Engaging and entertaining your guests for the perfect relaxing wedding

Engaging and entertaining your guests for the perfect relaxing wedding

If you would like to attend the wedding fayre, simply fill in this form on the Hallmark website or call the events team on 01228 531951. The Hallmark Hotel can be found at Court Square, Carlisle with excellent views of the historic Carlisle Castle. The hotel is a superb venue with a beautiful Victorian ballroom. Carlisle is situated on the river Eden in north Cumbria, just below the Scottish borders. It is a stones throw from the heart of the Lake District with easy access to West Cumbria as well as Penrith, Keswick, Ambleside, Windermere and the rest of the South Lakes. 

To find out more about how I can make your Cumbrian wedding a unique and unforgettable experience for all your guests, take a look at my weddings page for 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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Chris Cook Magic at the North Lakes Hotel Wedding Showcase

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Chris Cook Magic at the North Lakes Hotel Wedding Showcase

I will be appearing at the North Lakes Hotel Wedding Showcase on Sunday 25th January from 12pm-4pm.

I wouldn't gamble with this croupier

I wouldn't gamble with this croupier

If you'd like to find out how I make your guests remember your wedding day forever then come join me. My job is to make sure that none of your guests are ever bored or waiting around on your special day. Instead everyone will be talking about your wedding for years to come.  

I will be with the Active8 Events Team who do casino tables at weddings. They are a lot of fun and really bring a great, exciting atmosphere to weddings. As a special deal you can book me as one of their croupiers to perform surprise magic tricks whilst your guests are gambling their chips at my special magic blackjack table.

You were absolutely brilliant... I lost count of the number of people who came to tell me about the tricks you performed with them, obviously that’s memories they’ll keep forever.
— Ian Skipper, Groom

If you would like to attend the wedding showcase, the hotel can be found on Ullswater Road, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 8QT. The hotel is a beautiful venue to get married and is right in the heart of the Lake District, ideally situated near Keswick, Ambleside and Lake Windermere. If you would like to attend, simply turn up between 12pm-4pm or contact their wedding specialist on 01768 868111 to reserve your place.

To find out more about how I can make your wedding unique and memorable to all your guests, check out my weddings page for more information.


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Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014

Chris Cook: Charlatan

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Performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival has been a dream of mine for years. Since around 2005 I have been going up to Edinburgh to check out the latest and greatest comedy and magic shows, dreaming that one day I may be able to have a show there myself. Well this year my dream came true...

A packed out audience enjoying the show

A packed out audience enjoying the show

I had the pleasure of performing my hour long show "Chris Cook: Charlatan" twenty times during the fringe festival to over 1,500 people. I had the pleasure of being a part of the wonderful PBH Free Fringe organisation who have been running for 19 years now. The show was really well received by critics and audiences and every seat of every show was always full with plenty of people sat in the aisles and squeezed in at the side.

He made what seems impossible to the rest of us look effortless and is a reminder of how cool magic is.
— BroadwayBaby
Rhys and I celebrating success with our comicbook tshirts

Rhys and I celebrating success with our comicbook tshirts

The whole experience was made possible with the help of my good friend Rhys Williamson who co-wrote and directed the show. Rhys was fantastic at bouncing ideas around and bringing a "non-magician" head to the table when it came to scripting and rehearsing. We will be working together again on next years show.

The show was on every day in the wonderful Voodoo Rooms, just round the corner from the train station. It is without a doubt one of the nicest venues at the entire festival, with fantastic staff and an excellent programme of other comedy and cabaret shows. I shall definitely be returning there next year...

Top Tipped comedy show of the Edinburgh Fringe
— ThreeWeeks

Thank you to all of the wonderful people that came to see the show. It was an absolute pleasure to perform to such a great bunch of people. I can't wait to see you all again next year.

 

There will be some public performances of Charlatan in Spring 2015 and the show is available to be booked for parties, events and corporate functions. For more information, check out the shows page

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