I had a great time performing at Irton Hall Beer Festival recently. It's a beautiful venue and I was really pleased to have been invited to come and perform close-up magic to guests. It's also an incredibly beautiful drive through the mountains to get there...
I recently had the pleasure of performing magic to a special needs school in Sunderland called Portland Academy. The classes that I showed magic to were really excited and had a great time!
The kids were really good and patient and really enjoyed seeing the tricks. For many of them it was their first experience of seeing magic and I was amazed at how attentive and interested they all were. As soon as the magic started everyone was really engaged and afterwards they all wanted to come and have a go themselves. It was a real pleasure to be a part of their day and meet some lovely staff and children. You can read more about it on the school blog here.
Chris is available for school bookings on special request. Please get in touch to check about availability.
I had a great time performing for APL Properties at the Hilton Hotel in Leeds.
It's always a pleasure to perform in Leeds, where I used to live, and I've been there a lot recently! This corporate event at APL Properties was a delight to be a part of. As well as having me perform close-up magic they also had a Ready, Steady, Cook style competition that resulted in some hilarious scenes.
It was a real pleasure to end the performance with a grand finale for the whole company out on the decking by the canal in glorious sunshine!
If you are interested in booking Chris for your corporate event, check out the corporate page here.
I had a fantastic time performing at Becky and Stuart's wedding at the Netherwood Hotel in Grange, Cumbria.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I had a great time performing close-up magic at the Lakeside Hotel for the Witherslack Group.
The Lakeside Hotel at Newby Bridge is on the shores of Lake Windermere and is a beautiful venue for weddings and private parties.
I was performing close-up magic for a corporate party ending with a big grand finale at the front.
To book Chris for corporate events, check out the corporate magic page.
It's just been confirmed that I will be performing at Glastonbury 2015!
I'm going to be performing magic and circus skills at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts from the 24th-28th June 2015. I'll be performing in the fields with my good friends from the Fairly Famous Family. We'll be in the circus area but also roaming around doing walkabout shows across the festival.
I'm really looking forward to seeing some of the huge festival headliners like The Who, Foo Fighters and Ben Howard but I'm even more excited to see some of the alternate acts, particularly Alt-J, Nizlopi, Courtney Barnett and Belle & Sebastian. It's not just music though! There's some fantastic comedy, poetry, magic and circus happening including Dynamo, Luke Wright (my favourite poet in the world), John Cooper Clarke and Paul Currie (my new favourite absurdist comedian).
Looking forward to seeing you all in the fields!
For more info on booking Chris for festivals or events, check out the close-up magic page and get in touch!
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.