Tickets 04Tickets are now available for the fabulous Night of Magic to be held at The Library Theatre on Sunday the 2nd of November. You can buy them direct from Magick, 82 Broad Street, Sheffield, S2 5TG. Or by ringing us during opening hours (11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every day except Thursdays and Sundays). You can pay by cash, Paypal or any major debit or credit card.

Book early to get the best choice of seats. We can guarantee a great night. Watch this space for details of the amazing acts we have lined up for you!

Steve Faulkner gets wrapped up in his work at the 2013 Sheffield Street Magic Festival.

Steve Faulkner gets wrapped up in his work at the 2013 Sheffield Street Magic Festival.

After last year’s successful debut, Sheffield’s Street Magic Festival is now bigger and better as part of Out Of This World – Sheffield’s festival of Sci-fi, Magic and Horror! Running over two days instead of one, the Festival is also adding a full magical stage show and a special ‘haunted magic’ show to the street performances.

The stage show will be at The Sheffield Library Theatre, on Surrey Street, next to the Lyceum, on Sunday 2nd of November 2014.

The show will be hosted by Sheffield’s own international award-winning entertainer, Steve Faulkner. Among Steve’s impressive list of recommendations are testimonials from Emma Thompson – “It’s great to see someone with real talent. We really loved you!” – and Ian Hislop “His best trick is combining impressive magic with funny banter. Excellent!”

Also on the bill are many of Steve’s magical friends from Sheffield, and negotiations are currently under way to sign up some exciting guest stars. Tickets will be available shortly at £10 for adults and £5 for children under 16. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

For more details and updates as available keep checking this blog or ring 0114 2760482 between 11:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

For details of the Out Of This World festival visit www.sheffield.gov.uk/outofthisworld

Tim Smithies brings The World's Most Dangerous Card Trick to a (reasonably; that's real blood) successful conclusion during last year's Sheffield Street Magic Festival.

Tim Smithies brings The World’s Most Dangerous Card Trick to a (reasonably; that’s real blood) successful conclusion during last year’s Sheffield Street Magic Festival.

The story so far:

I was approached a couple of weeks ago and asked if I would apply for the tender to organise the 2014 Sheffield Street Magic Festival. Well, it’s on and happening on Saturday and Sunday 1 and 2 November. Not a lot of time! But here’s what’s planned so far:

Saturday 1 November: Magic in the streets, 12:30 – 4:00. We have three 6 x 3 m gazebos (twice the size of last year). The area in front of the Town Hall will be the  main focus for the street magic with Barkers Pool and Fargate as secondary sites. Bad weather provisions are being organised.

Two ‘junior magician workshops’ are being held on the Saturday afternoon in the Town Hall. Times to be arranged.

On Saturday evening there will be a ‘haunted magic’ event in an atmospheric panelled room in the Town Hall. Start time probably 6:30…

Sunday 2 November: Magic in the streets, 12:30 – 4:00

Sunday at 7:30: Full evening show in the Library Theatre.

There’s a press call/photo shoot to promote the event (part of ‘Out Of This World’ this year, but if all goes well, next year…) in the Winter Garden this Wednesday.

Please help make this event one to remember. Last year’s was a great success, and I’m hoping we’ll get the same enthusiasm and feedback as we did then. It’s a great boost for magic in Sheffield.

We need performers, of course, for all the events, plus people to help behind the scenes (including front-of-house staff for the evening events) and helpers/teachers for the junior magician workshops. The usual stalwarts have offered their services, and I’m hoping that we’ll get the same enthusiastic response that we did last year.

There is, of course, not a lot of cash involved but we’ll make sure that everyone taking part will get a share of what is available, as well as the satisfaction of taking part in what should be a fabulous weekend of magic.

Steve Faulkner Finds a Card

More information on what I feel we can say was a pretty good first Sheffield Street Magic Festival will follow when I’ve had a few days to recover and gather my thoughts. In the meantime, if you enjoyed the event and would like to see it happen again next year, and maybe in years to come, please fill in the Sheffield Council Survey.

You can find it here.

There is perhaps no greater test of a magician’s skill than to perform magic close up, inches from the audience. This is Andy Taylor’s speciality. Don’t miss his appearances at the Sheffield Street Magic Festival on Saturday 31 August.

As one of his many satisfied clients said:

“Andy will leave even the most sceptical audience baffled, amazed and thoroughly entertained!”

Another little foretaste of the events at the Sheffield Street Magic Festival (Sheffield city centre, 31 August 2013, if you don’t already know).

Close-up artist Craig Frith will around during the afternoon to amaze you with magic performed right under your nose!

Incidentally, this is the promotional video we made for Craig’s website. Get in touch if you want something similar for your site.

Looch at the LoungeThere was a full house for last Thursday’s lecture by Looch at the Magick Lounge. His wide experience in presenting entertaining mentalism was obvious to all those present. It was a great, educational and fun night!

We’re pleased to say that Looch will be one of the featured performers at the Sheffield Street Magic Festival on Saturday 31 August. Not to be missed!