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Why you should hire a magician for your Christmas party

It’s getting closer….. It may seem crazy to talk about your Christmas party when we’re still in September but for those of you that are in charge of planning your events, it’s probably starting to feel like its getting a whole lot closer!

Christmas parties are a fantastic way to relax, let your hair down and celebrate the year you’ve had before you break up for the Christmas and New Year period. You get the opportunity to secretly set up your colleagues with your secret Santa presents and finally get to see your serious boss dance like he’s never danced before!

So why have a magician? Well I can help set your party on a different level than all those other parties that your friends talk about. You’ll be able to tell them that you saw cards vanishing and changing in front of your very eyes, or that you saw a magician borrow your ring, make it disappear and the reappear in the most impossible of locations. Maybe you’ll have seen me borrow one of your £10 notes and make it turn into a £50 in the blink of an eye! Now that last part might seem like I’m stretching the truth, but check out this video and see it for yourself!

 

 

As we are getting closer, I’ll be honest and say that I don’t have that many December dates left (Thats not me trying to get you to book me either, its the honest truth!). If you are organising your party and would like to find out more about how I can add that extra magical element to your night, please don’t hesitate to contact me now and I’ll be more than happy to work something out for you.

Speak soon!

Luke

What you are actually paying for when hiring a professional magician

Why the cheapest is far from the best option.

When hiring a professional magician for your wedding or party/event, you are not simply paying for the 2 hours of time that they will be performing for. There is so much more that has gone on behind closed doors that people don’t know about.

I know there are magicians out there who are much cheaper than most magicians, but I honestly believe that in the vast majority of cases, this will be evident when it comes to comparing their performances. As a full time magician, I spend every day working on new material and seeing whether something new would make my clients experience even better than it will already be. I practise, read and rehearse for hours every single day when not gigging and I feel that I owe it to my clients to do just that. I have spent years learning new magic, discarding things that aren’t up to my standards, tweaking effects to make them better and I will continue to do so for all that book me. At the end of the day, we all hope we only ever have one wedding day and I want to help you remember it as being absolutely perfect! I came across the picture below and I really do think it sums things up nicely.

 

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Becoming a master of your art takes years and years of practice, and more often than not a lot of failing!!! However the final performance will always be worth it! You wouldn’t hire an amateur photographer and risk not getting the shots that will capture your day so amazingly, so please don’t risk your guests leaving thinking “where did they find that bad magician from?” Lets make them talk about your event for years to come!

If you would like to find out more about how i can tailor my services to suit your event, please don;t hesitate to contact me, I promise you that you’ll be glad you did!

Speak soon everyone,

Luke

Christmas parties are almost amongst us!!!

Christmas party magic

It sounds crazy to think that we’re already talking about Christmas!!! The reality though, is that those of you that are organising your companies Christmas parties have your venue booked and are now looking at entertainment, if you haven’t already!

For the last 4 Decembers, with this being the 5th year I have been booked to perform for a large companies Christmas event with nearly 600 guests. I am also responsible with providing 3 other magicians to attend with me due to the large size of the group. The fact that I have been asked back for the 5th time in a row proves how much having an entertaining magician at your event can really add that extra bit of sparkle!!

This year I will also be providing all of the table magic for Arbuckles Restaurant in both Downham Market and Ely too. You can come and see me on the following dates by booking a table for a Christmas party. Unless stated otherwise they are all Christmas Party nights at their Downham Market branch from 7.00pm until 10.30pm.

  • Friday 1st December
  • Monday 4th December (Magic Monday)
  • Thursday 7th December
  • Friday 8th December
  • Monday 11th December (Ely Magic Monday)
  • Tuesday 12th December (Ely Christmas)
  • Wednesday 13th December
  • Thursday 14th December
  • Friday 15th December
  • Saturday 16th December
  • Monday 18th December
  • Tuesday 19th December
  • Wednesday 20th December
  • Thursday 21st December

Not only will you be entertained whilst you are awaiting to be fed, the food is incredible, and don’t even get me started on their desserts!!!

So if you have a Christmas party to organise, and would like some mind blowing magic to really finish things off, contact me now and I’ll personalise a package to fit your event.

See you all soon!

Luke

Becoming a Preferred Supplier….. again :) This time in Buckhingamshire!

Buckinghamshire’s preferred magician

I love it when I get to perform at a venue that is absolutely new to me. Meeting new suppliers, organisers and discovering amazing new venues is a joy. Recently I was booked to perform at a wedding at Buckinghamshire Railway Centre. One word… WOW! What an absolutely beautiful setting. From the amazing railway tracks outside to the train behind the top table! I’ve added some pictures below for you to see for yourself just how amazing it is.

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amazing wedding breakfast setting

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on the right track!

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one way ticket to happiness please!

After the event, I received an email that really made me smile. After seeing my performance and how much fun the bride and groom, and all of their guests had, they asked if I would like to go on their preferred suppliers list. This is such a fantastic thing because it shows that a wedding organiser themselves can see the value that hiring my services would give to an event. They feel confident in recommending me to all of their guests and I’ll now be performing at their open event on the 12th November for all of their 2018 guests and many more!

If you have any event in the area, please give them a call as I just know you won’t regret it! Why not see if I’m free whilst you’re at it 😉

Be it a wedding, party or corporate event I will do my utmost to make sure that each and every one of your guests has a day to remember. I’ll help add that magical sparkle to your day and take all of your stress away so that you can just relax and enjoy it all.

Contact me by email at luke@lukecloughmagic.co.uk or call me one 07877324587. I can’t wait to hear from you!

Luke

Why have a Magician at your wedding?

“Why do I need a Magician at my wedding?

When I perform at a wedding show or fayre, the typical question that many people ask is “Why do I need a magician, what will they add?” Where do I start……

Firstly, can you remember the last wedding you went to? If so, can you recall the food, the colour of the mens suits or the type of flowers that were on the tables? The answer is more often than not no, and these are the things that people spend huge amounts of money on. You probably won’t remember the songs that the saxophonist was playing either in the background. When you hire a professional close up magician such as myself this will NOT be the case!

If it is during the drinks reception you and your new partner can be whisked off to have your photos taken and you can be assured that you don’t need to worry about how your guests are getting on or whether they are bored. I will mix and mingle with them all and entertain them with a vast array of close up magic from card tricks, money magic, borrowed items vanishing and even incredible feats of mind reading!

If you would like me to perform table magic for your guests then I will visit each table in between the courses of your wedding breakfast and do similar to above. The beauty of close up magic at the tables is that the majority of people sat at tables will not know each other. I can use my magic to bring these groups together and give them an experience that they can share together!

Another great reason is your photographer will LOVE it! They will find it easy to get fantastic reaction shots of all of your guests smiling and laughing. These are things that you can treasure forever and that your guests will be talking about for years to come! Look at this picture and see just how amazed people can be!

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On your big day be assured that I won’t forget about you by the way. We will grab the photographer/videographer, your and you’ll also experience the amazement and have some amazing mementos to keep.

If you are still unsure then why not meet with me for a casual chat. We can go over your day and tailor something that will fit your event perfectly! I’ll even show you some of the magic that your guests will experience. What have you got to lose?

Contact me now by filling in your details and the bottom of this page and I’ll contact you as soon as I can to discuss your special day.

Speak soon!

Luke

Street Magic – one of my favourite effects!

Street Magic…..

Street Magic is something that has become a part of mainstream TV thanks originally to David Blaine, and carried on by the likes of Dynamo. Everywhere I go, when the topic comes up that I am magician everyone wants to see some ‘street magic’. Well a few years ago on a night out I got talking to a few people and mentioned that I was a magician. The first typical response I get is “Show me a trick?”, which is exactly what these 2 guys asked!

One of my favourite effects in magic is something called Torn and Restored. This originally started when a magician would take a newspaper and slowly but surely tear it into smaller and smaller pieces. When he could finally tear it no more, in a flash it would instantly restore into its original full newspaper.

Carrying around a newspaper just wasn’t practical, so over the years magicians have worked out smaller and smaller things to do the same effect with. Going back to the beginning of this blog, below is a video of me performing a version to the two guys I met.

As you can see magic has no limits! 2 guys who I’d never met before and had not imagined that they would see any magic on their night out were left screaming and shouting in amazement! “Lucifer is in the building” is one of my favourite things they screamed 🙂

Do you want your guests at your party to experience close up magic such as this? To be able to hear them screaming and laughing and having a fantastic time? Wether you want a professional magician for your wedding, party or corporate event, don’t hesitate to call me on 07877 324 587 or contact me via the box below. You won’t regret it!

Luke

Cambridge’s best Magic Circle Magician

Magic Circle Magician in Cambridge – Luke Clough

A while ago I decided to apply for membership to try and become a Magic Circle Magician and join arguably the worlds most prestigious magic club in the world…. The Magic Circle! Many people think that the magic circle is a myth, similar to Hogwarts! However it is very real and something that I am very proud to say I have been accepted into.

Becoming a member is not something that is easy and straight forward by any means. Firstly you are interviewed, and if that goes well and you are successful you are then invited to undertake a practical exam. Here you are required to demonstrate you ability to perform magic and are judged by 3 highly ranked members of The Magic Circle and their job is to decide wether you have what it takes to be able to represent the club. I am still very proud to this day to be able to say that I was instantly successful and am now a fully certified member of The Magic Circle. Other member of The Magic Circle include Dynamo, Derren Brown and even Prince Charles so I think I’m in pretty good company!

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This past week my new membership card came though which will be taking pride of place in my wallet (pictured above on my personalised close up pad). Isn’t she a beauty!

If you would like to hire a professional magician, who is a bona fide member of The Magic Circle then look no further. I will help make your wedding, party or corporate event be the most memorable it can be with a mind boggling display of close up magic and mentalism. Scroll down and fill out the contact form and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can!

TV magic gone wrong!

Wow…..

A few days ago I came across a video highlighting one of my pet hates in magic! There is a premise in magic where the magician places a spike or a long nail pointing upwards underneath a paper bag, and then has 3 replica paper bags placed next to it. With the magicians back turned the spectator then muddles them all up so that the magician has no idea as to where the spike/nail is. He will then systematically smash his hand down upon the bags one after the other until he is left with only one, hopefully the one with the spike.

Some magicians have decided that this could be improved by not using their own hand, but by smashing the hand of their spectator down onto the bags. I have NEVER understood this….. as a Professional Magician my job is to create amazing memories and give my audience a wonderfully magical experience, not 5 minutes of absolute fear and terror!

What if it goes wrong? Surely it can’t go wrong? Why would the magician use someone else’s hand if it could go wrong? Surely it can’t go wrong……

Viewer Discretion is advised for the following video:

Rest assured that when you book me to perform as your wedding magician, party magician or corporate magic, there is NO chance of any of your guests suffering anything such as that!

Contact me now by scrolling down to the bottom of this page to know to find out how I can make your event the most memorable event you could ever have! All of your friends will be talking about it for years to come, and not for any other reason than how amazing it was!!!

 

Luke

 

CityStay at Madingley Hall

Last Tuesday I was booked by CityStay to perform at they event at Madingley Hall for their clients as a fundraiser for their projects in Malawi.

Madingley Hall is one of Cambridge’s finest conferencing and event centres, so what better thing to do than book Cambridge’s finest Close up Magician 🙂

BBQ, prosecco and garden games in glorious sunshine….. add some close up magic into the mix and the result is one of the funnest parties you can create.

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A particular highlight was borrowing someones wedding ring, making it vanish and then reappearing inside a leather wallet… that was inside another leather wallet… that was inside yet ANOTHER leather wallet…. which was all inside my pocket! I would mention exactly what they screamed but I think I’d have to edit most of it out 🙂

Are you having a corporate or fundraising event? If so why not contact me now by clicking here and scrolling down to the contact page, or just scroll down to the bottom of this page. I can talk you through how I can make your event the most memorable for all of your guests and your company talked about forever!

My restaurant residency

Recently I was approached by Arbuckles restaurant in Downham Market and asked if I wanted to have a chat about performing for them once a month for their ‘Magic Mondays’. Having performed for them before doing their Christmas parties I jumped at the chance.

After a brief chat and demonstrating some fun close up magic, they asked me if I could start that month so my tricks worked 🙂

Arbuckles is such a great venue. Their food is unbelievable with fantastically sized portions where you definitely won’t be left hungry!

Why not come down when I’m next performing (Monday 1st August), have some nice food and also watch miracles happen in front of your very eyes. From making your card vanish and reappear, your money changing in front of your eyes or reading your mind with some mind-blowing mentalism, It will be an experience you won’t forget and I just know you’ll want to come back!

You may need to book as it gets crazily busy at times so give them a call on 01366 388881, book a table and ask for them to make a note that want to see some magic and I’ll be sure to come and visit you!

CONTACT

If you have any questions about the services that I offer, or would like to check availability, please give me a call on 07877 324587 or fill out the form below.