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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!


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!


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!!!




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 ūüôā

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.


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 ūüôā

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 ūüôā

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!

Hertfordshire wedding magic

I’ve recently performed a number of weddings at a beautiful venue in Hertfordshire called Minstrel Court¬†and it has to be one of my favourite wedding venues to attend for a number of reasons.

Firstly, it is the place that I got married at nearly 5 years ago so it brings back some wonderful memories every time I arrive.

Secondly, Dave (the owner) and his family and staff are so helpful, and they help their clients day go smoothly so that there is no stress for the bride and groom. This allows me to just get on with entertaining people and giving them some wonderful magical memories!

To top off the wonderful wedding I performed at last week, I have now been asked to be their preferred supplier for close up magic! This is a real honour as Minstrel Court don’t typically recommend suppliers so you can be sure I will give your wedding the best magic you can possibly get!

If you are getting married and would like to find a stunning venue, then look no further than Minstrel court. And if you are interested in making your wedding day as memorable as possible then contact me now to find out what I can do for you with some professional close up wedding magic.

60th Birthday Party magic in Suffolk

Last Saturday I was asked to attend a 60th birthday party as a surprise for a lovely lady who loved close up magic. It was being held at their home in Syleham, Suffolk which was the most wonderful house I think I’ve ever seen, and was being held in the gardens with a marquee, BBQ, drinks and a band later on.

There must have been roughly 60-70 guests that turned up, and I’m happy to say that every single one of them got to see my range of close up magic and thoroughly enjoyed themselves! One of my main priorities at an event is to stay until everyone there has been entertained, regardless of the length of time I have been booked for. Unlike other magicians, I DON’T clockwatch!!

Tehina, the fiancee of one of the sons asked me to where her partner, friends and herself were sitting and asked if I could perform for them, to which I obviously agreed instantly. Within seconds of finishing my set, I’m thrilled to say that they booked me for their wedding in only 2 weeks time, which was being held at the parents house again!!

The very next morning I was getting ready to send a thank you email off to the booker as I always do, but got beaten to it by an email from him to myself! Here is the email for you to see.

“Luke, Many thanks for your entertaining at Rosie’s birthday party. Your skill left even the most cynical of her guests amazed and will make the evening definitely one to remember. I was very impressed, thank you again”

I’ll keep you up to date as to how amazing the wedding day goes and even try to bring you a photo of the happy day. I

If you would like to add this sort of memorable experience at your event, please contact me now by clicking the contact link at the top of this page.

See you all soon!


Minstrel Court Wedding Magic

Being a Professional Wedding Magician, I obviously attend and perform my close up wedding magic at lots of different venues, but was especially excited about performing at this particular wedding on Saturday night.

“Why?” I hear you shout…. (you did shout, didn’t you?)

Well I was booked to perform my close up magic at a lovely wedding venue called Minstrel Court in Wendy, Royston. This is a special venue to me as back in 2010 I got married at the very same venue just after it became available for wedding bookings.

Seeing everything again as it was when we were there, from the outside ‘birdcage’ where the ceremony was held to the extensive marquee that was erected bought back lots of wonderful memories.

The bride and groom were an amazing couple and their guests were equally enjoyable to perform for. I’ve got a couple of more weddings to attend and perform at later on in the year here so I’m sure I’ll be saying the same thing to you all again in a few months time!

Even after the speeches etc overran by over an hour, I stayed on until all of the guests had managed to see some of my magic. This is something that I pride myself in as I would feel awful if after booking me, a bride and groom had to report that half of their guests didn’t get to see anything! Many other magicians will book by the hour and try to cram as many weddings into their day as they can. If you book me, you get to relax knowing that if things run over, you’ll still get what you pay for!!!

Click the contact tab at the top of the page and see how I can make your wedding, party or any type of event for that matter the most memorable event possible.

East Anglia Wedding fayre magic!!!

Yesterday I was invited down to a venue in Chippenham, Cambridgeshire to perform my close up magic at a wedding fayre. The venue was a beautiful place called Chippenham park, where I had the pleasure of amazing over 300 brides and grooms.


Many people who knew I was attending in advance came over to see me in action and enquire into my availability etc. However, what I really found exciting is that those who had never even imagined having a professional wedding magician performing at their special day, were amazed at just how great an idea it is!

I can either perform for their guests during their drinks reception so that they don’t need to worry about anything whilst they are whisked off to have their photos taken. Maybe they would like me to visit their guests whilst they are sat at their tables during the wedding breakfast itself. Or maybe they would like their evening guests to see my close up magic for themselves instead of just hearing about how great everyone else found it. Whatever they wish, I’ll work with them to make it fit perfectly!!

Whichever option they (or YOU) would like, I can help fill a wedding day with amazement, give guests something to talk about and help take the pressure off of the happy couple too.

I’m looking forward to performing much¬†more wedding fayre magic over the course of 2015, so I’ll keep you updated as to where I’ll be ūüôā

Bye for now,



Luke Clough – Member of The Magic Circle

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Well I finally decided to take the plunge and apply to join The Magic Circle, the most prestigious magic club in the country, if not the world!

The first step was to have a formal interview where I was asked to demonstrate a few effects to ensure my standard was high enough, as well as talk about my passion for magic to ensure I was a serious magician.

The next step was to have a formal audition. This is held at The Magic Circle Headquarters in London and took place a few weeks ago. The interesting thing about the auditions is that anyone who is already a member and in the venue on the night can sit in on them. Being judged by 3 of the country’s top magicians can be daunting enough, let alone having another 40-50 people watching from behind them too. I’ll be honest I was slightly nervous when I was introduced, but as soon as I started it became one of the best things I’ve done. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and just wished it could have been longer!

After a few weeks I received an email which was one of the proudest moments of life….

“Congratulations, you were successful and you are now a member of The Magic circle”

. WOW! That was all I could think.. just WOW! I can now say that I and my standard of magic has been accepted as being as good as anyone else out there, and that really is something to be so proud of!

So now if you are looking into hiring a professional magician to attend your wedding, party or indeed any event in Cambridge and the surrounding areas, make sure you contact me to find out how your event can have the sparkle of a fully accredited Magic Circle magician!

Luke Clough
Professional Magician

Money Magic with Cambridge Magician Luke Clough

Firstly, apologies for the lack of posts recently. December 2014 was manic and 2015 has started off pretty busy too! I promise though that I will be making much more of a conscious effort to let you know where I am, what I’m up to and treating you to some awesome magic clips too, such as the money magic clip below ūüôā

One thing that I’ve always had a love for is money magic, and over the past few months I’ve noticed that whenever I asked a spectator if I could borrow a ¬£10 or ¬£20 note, they would more often than not say “can you turn it into a ¬£50 note for me?” with a laugh…… so I thought to myself what would it look like if I could?

I got to work trying to fold a note in different orientations, and finally found one that when you folded a ¬£10 note up in a certain way, when you unfolded it it would in fact be a ¬£50 note! Check out the video below and see for yourself…

So go ahead, grad your wallet or purse, find a ¬£10 note and try it for yourself. You’ll be amazed at the result I’m sure ūüėČ

Anyway, thanks for checking in. If you would like to see more vdeos and photos of me in action please click here. To find out about how I can perform close up magic at your wedding, party or in fact any event, please don’t hesitate to contact me by clicking CONTACT at the top of this page or by calling me on 07877 324 587. you can also click the following links to find out about the services I offer:

Wedding magician
Party Magician
Corporate Magician

I can’t wait to hear from you!



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