Stubton Hall – Winter Showcase – 9th December 2017 – 3pm – 6pm

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If you are planning a wedding or special event with a difference, make sure you visit Stubton Hall on 9th December for their spectacular Winter Showcase. The venue has established an exceptional reputation, and has to be experienced to be fully appreciated. Jess and her fantastic events team will be on hand during the day to guide you around the hall and respond to any of your queries.

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Spacious and elegant banqueting facilities make Stubton Hall a popular choice for brides and a tremendous venue for magic! Photograph courtesy of Paul Massey

Located close to both the major A1 artery and the historic town of Newark, Stubton Hall boasts idyllic grounds, elegantly restored banqueting facilities, and first class accommodation for you and your guests. It has been a tremendous privilege to have performed at so many fantastic events here over the past few years. The events team are masters at ensuring excellence, and every bride and groom I have performed magic for have always been delighted with the exquisite level of service.

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A special magical effect for Steve and Sophie, August 2016. Captured by the fantastic Paul Massey.

I have had the pleasure to have worked with many fantastic suppliers at Stubton Hall. The immaculate photographer Paul Massey, who is based in Lincoln, very kindly provided photographs from Steve and Sophie’s wedding at Stubton Hall in August 2016. Ever the consummate professional, Paul will ensure all of those special moments are captured on your wedding day. Paul’s website is: www.masseyphotography.co.uk

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Visit Stubton Hall’s website at: www.stubtonhall.co.uk

Telephone number: 01636 626187

The winter showcase runs from 3pm to 6pm.

David Fox provides customised magic and entertainment for all sorts of special events. Visit his new website at: www.davidfoxmagician.co.uk

For a magician in Newark: Magician Newark 

David’s Telephone number: 07946 686 258

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Magic, Hospitality and Networking at Harts Hotel, Nottingham

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Harts Hotel in Nottingham has developed an exceptional reputation over the past few years. The winner of numerous awards for exceptional service and cuisine, Harts is the first choice venue for business people visiting the city.

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In October the hotel hosted RSVIP’s networking event. This is an opportunity for business people from around the city and three counties to come together. Fiona Duncan has been organising such gatherings for several years now and they are always a tremendous success. Visit RSVIP’s website at: https://rsvipnetwork.co.uk/

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Networking is vital for small to medium sized businesses, and Fiona has helped new businesses thrive and develop with her unique service. The possibility to meet potential clients, suppliers and business experts can provide a tremendous boost to any enterprise.

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Exceptional local photographer Louise Mills was on hand to capture the event. Louise is in high demand for weddings, corporate functions and promotional shoots. Visit her website today at: http://www.louisemillsphotography.co.uk/

Why not contact Harts Hotel for your next special event in Nottingham? Their website is: https://www.hartsnottingham.co.uk/ and/or contact the events team on: 0115 988 1900.

David Fox is a professional magician based in Nottingham who performs throughout the world. His local website is: www.davidfoxmagician.co.uk

Christmas Competition – Win a Magic Set!

Win this amazing magic set for Christmas!

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Do you want to be the next Dynamo or David Copperfield? Amaze your friends and family this Christmas with some incredible magic! We’re giving away this amazing magic set with over 300 great tricks and illusions!

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Magic is fun and this magic set will help you learn and perform some fantastic effects!!

To enter the competition, ‘like’ us on Facebook and just answer the following question…

What is the name of the man who is famous for bending spoons who appears on the home page of David’s new website? www.davidfoxmagician.co.uk

Simply send your answer to us, along with your name, email address, postal address and mobile number, through the Contact Page on David’s website.

Don’t forget to ‘like’ and follow us on Facebook too for regular updates!We will announce the winner here!! www.facebook.com/davidfoxmagician

The prize draw will be made at midday on Monday 4th December 2017.

Terms and conditions: 1. You must be over 16 to enter 2. You must live in the UK 3. The draw will be made on 4th December 2017 at midday and the winner will be notified by email. Our decision is final, and the magic set will be posted by special delivery once the winner has responded to us.

Good Luck!

Sponsor a Tree For Age UK

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Age UK Nottingham and Nottinghamshire are celebrating their 75th birthday this year and have set a target of planting 750 trees across the county. The project will help to provide invaluable support for the elderly as well as enhancing Robin Hood’s countryside for future generations.

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Well known for their shops around the county, Age UK provide invaluable support.

The charity offers a range of vital services for older people throughout Nottinghamshire and has helped to empower thousands. Age UK recognises that independence, dignity and personal development do not stop when we decide to retire.

Indeed, the highly innovative ‘Men In Sheds’ project has been a great success. Elderly men now have the opportunity to share and learn new skills whilst making a valuable contribution to the local community. Society as a whole can benefit massively when the older generation is allowed to shine.

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Sponsor a tree for Age UK. Provide a positive legacy for the future.

I think it is a tremendous idea and I am well aware of the fantastic contribution Age UK make. My friend Maggie Ross MBE works for the charity and recently told me about their plans. The last time I had the good fortune to work with Maggie was when she organised an exceptional Great Gatsby themed ball at the Walton Hotel. It was a fantastic success and raised considerable funds for Age UK.

Age UK are inviting the public to sponsor a tree. If you would like to participate in this very worthy cause, the free phone number is 0800 088 6349 or send an email to getinvolved@ageuknotts.org.uk

Shade Bridal – West Bridgford, Nottingham

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Look stunning on your wedding day with Shade Bridal of Nottingham. Photograph courtesy of Jay Glenn Photography.

‘Jessica and Natalie were generous, patient and professional throughout’

Jane Paulson, Bride, August 2017

Every bride expects a dream wedding dress for her special day, and Shade Bridal of Nottingham spcecialise in making dreams come true. Expert advice, exceptional customer service, and a magical myriad of beautiful bridal gowns are available for brides-to-be in the East Midlands.

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Elegance, class and perfection… Shade Bridal are exceptional. Photograph courtesy of Jay Glenn Photography

Managed by Jessica Beard, Shade Bridal’s boutique is located at 100 Melton Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 6EP. The door is always open, and Jessica boasts an impressive CV having worked with Harvey Nichols in London. You can rest assured that you are dealing with the experts when you place your trust in Shade Bridal.

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Meticulous attention to detail is one of the many hallmarks of Shade Bridal.

Visit their website now at: www.shadebridal.co.uk

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Telephone number: 0115 982 2820

Address: 2b, 100 Melton Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 6EP

Contact Jessica and the team now to ensure you have the ideal wedding dress for your special day.

The author of the article is David Fox a professional entertainer and freelance writer based in Nottingham, UK. Visit his website at: www.davidfoxmagician.co.uk

Tom and Sarah’s Special Wedding at Kelham House Hotel

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‘thank you for being part of our special day… you truly were amazing’

Tom and Sarah Shaw, Kelham House Hotel, 27th May 2017

I was delighted when Tom and Sarah asked me to perform magic on their special day at the beautiful Kelham House Country Manor Hotel near Newark. It is always a tremendous honour to be selected to entertain on a wedding day, and I was well aware of how meticulous the bride and groom had been in their preparations. Indeed, no stone was left unturned in order to ensure that their family and friends would be treated to a truly magical occasion.

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Arriving in style. Sarah looks outstanding before the ceremony. Luxury wedding cars provided by: www.redroseweddingcarhire.co.uk

On arriving at Kelham House Hotel, the party was in full swing. Tom and Sarah had requested that I perform magic after the wedding breakfast throughout the early evening reception. This was an excellent time to ‘mix-and-mingle’ with guests and provide close-up magic both inside the bar area and around the extensive grounds of the venue. One of the highlights was undoubtedly performing a special routine for the newlyweds which culminated with a magical bottle of Champagne!

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It was magnificent to perform intimate close-up effects for Tom and Sarah’s friends and family

The idyllic Kelham House Country Manor Hotel was the perfect venue for such a momentous occasion. As well as boasting exceptional event facilities, the wedding party can also stay in the luxury bedrooms. The convivial staff at the hotel are always a joy to work with and ensured that Tom, Sarah and their guests were very well taken care of. To find out more about this tremendous location, visit the website at: www.kelhamhouse.co.uk or contact Fran or Grace, the excellent Wedding and Events Team, on 01636 705266.

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The tremendously talented photographer Mark Walker was on hand to capture everything.

A wedding day requires a dynamic, diligent and dependable photographer to immortalise those special moments. Sarah and Tom had called upon the gifted Mark Walker to perform these duties, and he did so with aplomb. Mark formed a wonderful rapport with the guests and ensured that the essence of the day was captured for eternity. Indeed, the photographs in this very article illustrate his tremendous talents. Visit Mark’s website: www.markwalkerphotography.net or call him now on: 01623 825109.

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Sarah and Tom created a warm family atmosphere on the day with their choice of suppliers and it was fantastic to see the children enjoying themselves.

It is always fantastic to see children at weddings, and I enjoy entertaining them as well as the adults. Tom and Sarah went to great lengths to ensure the younger guests had a fantastic time and their choice of suppliers was very impressive to say the least. The innovative Hucksters Firepot were there to amuse the little ones and provide outstanding face painting. Visit their website: huckstersfirepot.co.uk or phone on: 0795 457 3305. Everyone loves a bouncy castle – even the adults – and Bounceabout Inflatables provided hours of fun for everyone in the garden. Find out more about them at: www.bounceaboutnewark.co.uk or phone on: 07855 955474. Truly an amazing addition to a unique day.

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The cutting of the cake. And what a cake it is! Created by Choccywoccydoodah Cakes.

A sensational selection of confectionery ensured that Tom and Sarah’s guests could indulge themselves accordingly. Even Willy Wonka would have struggled to have produced such a fine array of tasty treats! The tremendous wedding cake was provided by Choccywoccydoodah. Their website is: www.choccywoccydoodah.com, telephone number: 01273 329 426. The Little Cupcake Company of Mansfield delivered an astonishing assortment of mouthwatering delights: TheLittleCupcakeComp13. telephone number: 07850 560883. It was lovely to meet David Allwood too during the evening reception and share a little magic with him. David is the affable owner of Pure Chocolate Indulgence and created a wonderful doughnut stand for Tom and Sarah’s guests to enjoy. David’s website is: www.pure-chocolate-indulgence.co.uk or phone him today on: 07427668997. Bliss Chair Covers also provided a chocolate fountain which went down a storm with the guests. Guests with a sweet tooth could also be found congregating around the magical sweet cart assembled by Simply Sweet Cart Hire. They also crafted stunning Ferrero Rocher displays. Website: www.simplysweetcarthire.co.uk and telephone number: 0771 906 6384.

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The first dance is a special moment. DJ and love letters by Diverse Entertainments

Tom and Sarah’s choice of exceptional suppliers ensured that Kelham House Hotel was looking incredibly elegant and vibrant on their big day. Diverse Entertainments create bespoke packages for all sorts of events, and the dance floor, lighting and love letters created a stunning mise-en-scene for Mr and Mrs Shaw’s first dance. Website: www.diverse-entertainments.co.uk, phone number: 01636 643720. Bliss Chair Covers provided elegant table and chair decor, as well as a photo booth and chocolate fountain. Find them at: www.blisschaircovers.co.uk or phone now: 07850 178030. A wedding day would not be complete without flowers, and the exquisite Flower Barn ensured that enchanting arrangements adorned the venue. Their website is: www.flower-barn.co.uk and can be contacted on: 01636 679779.

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Kelham House Country Manor Hotel looked vibrant on Tom and Sarah’s wedding day.

As you can see from the wonderful photographs, Sarah looked radiant for her wedding day. The exceptional Maxine Holland was the beautiful bride’s make-up artist and more details can be found about Maxine on this link: www.facebook.com/maxinehollandmua

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Sarah looked stunning for the big day. Maxine Holland who is based in Sheffield was make-up artist for the wedding.
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Elegant high heels fit for a princess to walk down the aisle. Courtesy of Jimmy Choo.

It truly was a wonderful wedding to be part of and I will always consider myself to be very fortunate to have been part of Tom and Sarah’s special day. I wish them both health and happiness for the future, and do hope that I will have the opportunity to entertain them and their fantastic family and friends again in the future.

Congratulations Tom and Sarah.

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The author of the article is professional magician David Fox. The winner of the 2014 Wedding Industry Experts Awards, David performs his unique brand of magic at weddings throughout the UK and beyond. Visit his website at: www.magician-midlands.co.uk or phone him today on: 07946 686 258. For Facebook updates and testimonials, please do ‘like’ and follow: www.facebook.com/MagicianMidlands.

The Magic Alley & The World of Wizard’s Thatch – A unique place in Stratford-Upon-Avon

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Are you planning a visit to Stratford-Upon-Avon soon? If so, make sure you pay a visit to The Magic Alley & The World of Wizard’s Thatch. It truly is a unique place with something for everyone.

The venue boasts a cafe, shop, magical museum and theatre too. Fans of mystery, intrigue and illusion will be delighted by this incredible experience. Indeed, the magical quiz visitors can participate in around the fantastic museum is fun for all age groups!

I have always found the staff to be extremely warm and welcoming at The Magic Alley & The World of Wizard’s Thatch. Whenever I visit Stratford-Upon-Avon, I now make a point of popping in to say hello.

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David was delighted to share a little bit of magic with Barry at the Magic Alley. The staff are always exceptional.

Only a stone’s throw from Shakespeare’s birthplace on Henley Street, you will enjoy a wonderful time. Visit their website now at: www.seekthemagic.org or phone on: 01789 290969.

For more information about magician David Fox visit his website at: www.magician-midlands.co.uk or phone him on: 07946 686 258.

Click on the link to see David performing magic around Stratford-Upon-Avon and at The Magic Alley: David Fox Magician