May 20th, 2013
As a Buckinghamshire Entertainer
, it’s a pleasure to work close to home. Stokenchurch is ‘just up the road’ for me and there you can find the Kings Hotel
(see pic) where I have performed on a number of occasions for a variety of events.
The venue has a large room suitable for Corporate events
which can be then extended to a second room if the event is really large. I was hired by Driveline by Elisabeth not that long ago where I did 2 hours of close up magic for her guests. There were approximately 75 people so or I was more than able to provide everyone with some Mind boggling close up magic
Elisabeth came back to me the following week, ‘Thank you very much for the wonderful entertainment. We all had a fab to me. The magic was amazing. If I organise any further functions, I shall be keen to re-book you.
Jackie booked me recently to provide magical entertainment at the same venue in Stokenchurch, this time magical Entertainment at a wedding
. It was the wedding of her son James to Heather who were a beautiful couple who delighted in seeing close up magic. Jackie emailed later, ‘ Thank you so much for your input into James and Heather’s day. They had a great day and everyone enjoyed the magic-it was a great start to the reception. I will highly recommend your act to family and friends for other events’.
Magic is perfect for any event, so Get in touch
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May 1st, 2013
- Ian Souch-Awards Ceremony Entertainer
As far as Awards Ceremony Entertainment go, magic has to be one of the top ways to amaze the guests with Slick sleight of hand. However it doesn’t just end with quickness of the hand, but also the entertainment factor which includes the ability to make pople laugh, interact with one another and to have a good time.
There are numerous brillaint skillful magicians out there but lack the entertainment factor, and similarly magicians that are great entertainers, but have very little magic skills. It’s a good idea to try get some with a bit of both.
How would you know if your magician has the skills you want to make your event truly memorable? Well word of mouth is good, but if you havn’t heard of the magician, then check he or she is member of the The Magic Circle
first, then see if they have a decent website and a blog which will have a history of events they have performed at. You can always ask them for a reference from a previous booker if you wish.
I recently performed at an Awards Ceremony in Coventry for the NHS. I was with a skilfull magician friend of mine Simon Alexander
and we had to work swiftly as the guests sat straight down at the tables for dinner so there was no time for strolling magic, rather we went to the tables and performed Close up table magic
inbetween the meals.
Liz, our booker, was very pleased and said later that week, ‘ Everyone had a great night. I could hear applause throughout the evening, which I know was from the entertainment you provided’. She has since booked us again for July this year!
April 18th, 2013
Magical Wedding Ideas
Often folks are looking for Wedding ideas that are novel. One way to really make your special day sparkle is with a good magician. I say good magician as there are some that arn’t. So you may have to spend a little more for one who is a member of the Magic Circle, and who has experience with entertaining, and perhaps who has all round skills Entertaining close up magic for adults as well as children and perhaps who is able to do cabaret stand up performances too.
When you think that the magician will be performing personally to every member of your party, it is well worth the investment because magical entertainment is what many people remember for a long time afterwards.
I recently performed as a table magician at Gill and Brians wedding at Taplow House in Buckinghamshire. The picture of Gill and Brian was taken by the talented photographer Mark Sisley who has a unique ability to time his photos perfectly.
There were a mixture of age groups. At every wedding there are also some children so I always have something (literally!) up my sleeve for them. It was a wonderful day and they sent me an email the following week: ‘Thank you very much for being our magicial magician. Everybody loved it and they all said how great you were’.
If you are looking for wedding ideas and want to impress and entertain your guests on the day, then Contact me soon.
March 12th, 2013
Birthday Party Ideas
Here are some Magical birthday party ideas . Remember that if you put a start time for the party, some punctual folks will be there on time, some even before. Which is ideal to be prepared for that. Maybe have someone ready to go with the welcoming and the drinks. Nothing worse than early guests having to sit around wondering what to do. Which is why having a Magician at your reception is a brillaint idea because they can engage your guests as they arrive and ease them into the party by giving them something to chat about, and gives you, the host, time to do the all important last minute panic preparations.
You may also want to theme a party, have folks dressing up is always fun. Of course the magician can do that too, but please remember that we may have tailored jackets woth extra pocket space so we can carry material around with us. I once had to be Obi-Wan-Kenobi from Star Wars!
- Stand Up magic at a party
At Theo’s 16th birthday party at Christmas time, I arrived to perform Close up magic as the the young guests arrived. Once they were all there, and had a drink and some grub, we all scrambled into the lounge where I could perform for them all doing the stand up mentalism. A mind reading show is a lot of fun, as it’s engaging, brings people together,perhaps if they have not met before, and they were all left chatting amongst themselves about the wonders of Mind Reading! Theo’s mom Rachel later emailed saying, ‘They loved it Ian. Thank you for making his 16 th special.’.
If you want to make your birthday celebration extras special, Send me an email or call today.
February 8th, 2013
Corporate Events Entertainment
You would think all Corporate events entertainment
would be at fancy hotels with lavish settings? Nope, magic can take you anywhere, with the help of a little Harry Potter ‘floo powder’. Take for example when I did an outdoor gig for Surbiton Town Council at Xmas. I rather liked the idea that they were trying to invite more interest in their local area and encourage local business back to the twon centre so they hired myself and an Elf (see pic) to mix among the local community, entertaining them, and getting them to chat to the several council representatives about what was going on locally and to express their opinions. It was freezing to say the least and I think we had two snowfalls that day, but I can’t complain because the poor elf only had thin stockings on-and that’s not good ‘elf and saftey!!’
Hermione Brightwell who was my contact at for the council emailed my agent later that week and said, ‘Ian was brilliant, very cheery and the tricks went down well. I’d be happy to book him again.’
January 30th, 2013
- Burnham Beeches Wedding
Planning a wedding in Buckinghamshire? Then you want to have a think about the venues. There are fantastic options available. On several occasions I have entertained at Wedding receptions on the lawn of the delightful Burnham Beeches Hotel.
Just last summer was one I remember well as the weather was sunny (yes, it was that one day!), the bride and groom were deliciously happy and I was doing the the job I love- entertaining with magic!
Stephen, the father of the bride, emailed the following week with:
‘Thank you for Saturday, everyone said how good you where and had fun I think you may be asked to one of there weddings next year.’
What you want to include in your wedding plans, is having a venue that can provide a secluded area for the reception drinks, preferably with a seated area for the elderly folks. Also a beautiful garden if the weather is kind so you can have photos taken, and then a private dining area, that’s not too cramped that eveyone bumps your chair as they move around-and of course they will move around a lot. Once dinner is over, guests will move to other tables and the bride and groom especially are likley to visit each and every table.
Another awesome hotel is the De Vere Uplands Hotel
in High Wycombe. There I performed magic at the wedding reception of Haley and Sean. Generally, the entertainment schedule for a magician is provide Mixing and mingling entertainment
at the reception, followed by entertaining the guests with Astounding table magic
. Carole Powell, who booked me, said ‘Everyone was amazed by your magic yesterday and I’ll certainly recommend you to my friends.’
January 22nd, 2013
Magic as a Party Theme
Magic as a party theme is a great idea for entertainment at a party! With the popularity of movies such as The Hobbit and Harry Potter, it’s easy to see why having magic as a Party theme
is fun and easy to do. Hire a magician performing Close up magic amongst your guests
, and ask folks to come in their favourite costume from a wizard based movie. Have a few magical items lying about like crystal balls and a few wands and perhaps a live troll, and you have a wicked birthday party idea!
I perfomed at a 60th birthday party recently in Haywards Heath. It was at a wonderful restaurant called Jeremy’s Restaurant. Although it wasn’t themed, there was a waiter who was really into magic and he kept on trying to show me magic…hmmm..best stick to waitering my friend, although I appreciated the effort! I really enjoy these parties as everyone are happy to be there and in great spirits.
The birthday girl, Jackie, later emailed me saying, ‘Thank you very much for entertaining us on saturday Ian. Everyone was so impressed by your amazing magic. It really did make the evening more special’.
January 14th, 2013
Madjeski Stadium Party Entertainers
If you hire a magician as one of your Party Entertainers
for your Corporate event
, then you’re guests will really thank you. This is because we are a versatile Fun form of Entertainment
. From close up magic, strolling about the reception performing sleight of hand for guests as they have a drink, to table magic inbetween the meals. You can even hire me to perfrom a cabaret where I do the intriguing Mentalism
made popular by Derren Brown on the television.
In December I did a gig for Deloitte
Accounting firm. It was held at the Madjeski Stadium
in Reading. As you can see from the pic, I wasn’t alone, there was a juggler as well who was taking a break, on my head at the time!
The bookers, James and Jemma gave me feedaback the next day: ‘Everyone had a great time. Thank you for the magic. The feedback we have had from everyone was absolutely brilliant.’ If you think accountants are boring by the way, then you havn’t partied with them!
Get in contact
soon so we can discuss planning for your corporate event.
January 7th, 2013
Wedding Ideas? Wedding Fayre at The Compleat Angler
Wedding Ideas? You can get plenty of Wedding entertainment ideas when planning a wedding from aWwedding Fayre, just like the one I attended yesterday at the Compleat Angler in Marlow.
There were loads of booths steaming with wedding ideas from photographers, wedding rings to wedding entertainment, such as myself.
I often am asked whether a wedding should have entertainment at the wedding reception or Table entertainment with the meal, or both. For me it is a matter of preference, although I do feel that at the wedding reception, just after the ceremony, many folks will be introduced to each other for the first time, will be having their first drink, and very likely photographs will be taking place, and therefore this is a prime time for wedding entertainment. Once the meal takes place, usually folks have had a glass or two to drink, are settled and happy with each others company. However there are always lulls in conversation particualarly inbetween the meals, and it is at moments like this when having a Close up magician is a great wedding entertainment idea, where I will involve everyone, providing fun and visually stunning magic with something to talk about afterwards.
Andy and Deb’s were planning a wedding when they came up with the idea to have me entertain their guests at their wedding at Taplow House
. They both emailed the week after the wedding with the following quote: ‘ The pleasure was all ours! We love magic and having you there at our wedding reception made it really fun and entertaining for everyone – our friends commented on how great and different it was to have a magician! We deliberately kept it a secret so it was a surprise for everyone and they loved it, especially Debs and I.’
Get in touch
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January 2nd, 2013
Broomhills Shooting Ground
Birthday Party Entertainment is essential for for making your celebration that much more enjoyable and memorable. Think about when folks are arriving-does everyone arrive at the same time? Very rarley. There will always be thos who arrive beforehand, the early birds, those who arrive puntually, and of course those who like the grand entrance and arrive late. This is the perfect time for the Best form of birthday party entertainment, your wizard, to mingle amongst guests and perform Astounding close up magic !
This is what I performed at Amy’s 21st birthday celebration at Broomhills Shooting Grounds in Hertfordshire.
It certainly is interesting where magicians get sent to perform. It makes it a rather fascinating part of our jobs. So the previous celebration was at a shooting club, and this pic on the right is in Little Missenden where Terry invited me to perform magic at his wife’s 60th birthday party. It was at his home, and Terry collects vintage cars, and many of his friends owned such cars. Terry also has a massive back garden where I did some Table hopping magic for all his guests.
Book me for your Birthday party entertainment today and add some astonishment and delight to your party!