Magic at Darren’s Birthday Party

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‘Your magic was absolutely amazing and the tricks were just impossible’

Joy Green (Darren’s Mum) December 2016

It is always a massive privilege to be invited to perform magic in someone’s house, and I was delighted when Joy asked me to perform magic at her son Darren’s 50th birthday bash in Peterborough. Indeed, providing an entertaining show in such conditions is the ultimate test for the magician. The opportunity to demonstrate my craft in such an intimate setting and in such close proximity to the audience is truly wonderful. Furthermore, I am also very humbled when someone like Joy invests such a high degree of trust in me to interact with their nearest and dearest in the family home.

When travelling to a house party, the same things always pop up in my mind… I hope that the family and guests will like me and we can quickly strike up a positive rapport… My show has been prepared thoroughly, but will everyone enjoy it and respond as I anticipate? How will I react if we have to alter the schedule in any way? Will there be more or less people present than we originally thought? Sometimes things can change quickly when it comes to such special events and my job is to be flexible and accommodating.

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It is always fantastic to entertain all age groups at a house party. The magic should appeal to everyone present.

On arrival, my pre-performance worries quickly evaporated when I received a tremendously warm welcome from Joy, Darren and their family and friends. I immediately and instinctively knew that this was going to be a very special party to remember. Darren’s guests were clearly ready and primed for a parlour show of magic with a difference.

Having discussed the schedule in detail with Joyce beforehand, I had created a show which encompassed card magic, sleight-of-hand, illusion, mind-reading and classic visual effects with plenty of audience participation. I felt that this type of performance and strategy would be suitable for both the adults and children present. Indeed, my philosophy is that it is vital to include all of the guests present (from the youngest to the not so youngest) when entertaining at any special occasion.

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Darren’s family and friends were fantastic. They made me feel instantly welcome and helped make the magic work!

It truly was a massive pleasure and a privilege to entertain such a lovely group of people. After the grand finale, and having had the opportunity to chat and get to know everyone, I truly considered myself very fortunate to have been part of Darren’s special birthday celebrations. Indeed, I would like to say ‘thank you’ again to Joy for calling upon my services and to her family and friends for making me so welcome. ‘Happy birthday’ once more to Darren and I do hope I have the opportunity to see you and everyone again in the future. Best wishes from David.

For more details about how David can make your house party extra special visit his website at: David Fox Magic.

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Ettington Chase Hotel: A Rustic Retreat

ettington-1Located in close proximity to Stratford-Upon-Avon, The Ettington Chase Hotel is an exceptional venue for your next special event in Warwickshire. This popular four star hotel boasts ample function space for weddings, parties and corporate events. It is also an excellent choice for travellers seeking to explore Shakespeare country, being situated within seven miles of Stratford’s elegant town centre.

Magician David Fox is a popular choice of entertainer for event organisers in and around the Stratford-Upon-Avon area. He can customise unique packages to suit all types of special occasions. From weddings to corporate functions, David will amaze your guests with close-up magic, illusions and mystifying demonstrations of mind-reading and prediction which defy any logical explanation.

A wedding in Stratford-Upon-Avon would certainly not be complete without the flowers. Melissa at Your Big Day Events is one of the region’s most sought after suppliers, and her dazzling arrangements have to be seen to be fully appreciated. Why not contact her today to find out more about her exceptional service on 01788 537555?

David was delighted to meet wedding photographer Keith Gray at the hotel last week and has been very privileged to have worked alongside him in the past. Brides can rest assured that they will receive a first class service on their wedding day when Keith is the man behind the lens. One of the most experienced photographers in the wedding industry, contact him on 07967585789.

Music is of course an essential ingredient of any wedding day or social gathering. The inimitable Neil Astbury has established himself as one of the most outstanding vocalists in the trade and continues to amaze audiences throughout the UK and beyond. From Frank Sinatra to Robbie Williams, Neil is the man you need to make your event extra special and get everyone in the party mood. Neil’s website is: http://www.nealastbury.com.

Visit Ettington Chase Hotel’s website at http://www.ettingtonchasehotel.co.uk to find out how your next special event in Warwickshire can be accommodated. David Fox is a professional magician who is based in the Midlands, he can always be contacted on 07946686258.

 

 

Dovecliff Hall: A Charming Venue.

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The exceptional Dovecliff Hall is ideal for event organisers planning a special occasion around East Staffordshire. Boasting an exquisite Georgian exterior, perfectly manicured gardens, and an idyllic rustic setting on the hinterland of Burton-Upon-Trent, it truly is a marvellous location for your next special event. This four star hotel may be situated within several acres of serene countryside, but it is in close proximity to the A38 which makes it an excellent choice of venue for those travelling from both East and West Midlands alike.

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David Fox is always delighted to perform magic at Dovecliff Hall. Whether it is a wedding, corporate event, party, or promotion, his magic is perfect for the occasion. The hotel offers ample space for functions large and small. Indeed, David’s close-up magic can even be performed outside if the weather is suitable, and the terrace at Dovecliff Hall is perfect for guests to enjoy a drink and savour the majestic setting.

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Notable local suppliers for your wedding or special event at Dovecliff Hall are:

Johnson’s the Florist – located in Burton on Trent and will provide exceptional flower arrangements for your wedding day and special occasion. A friendly family business who take great pride in providing a top class service.

Brides looking for beauty treatment to look stunning for the special day need look no further. Laura and her team at Beauty by Laura Jayne are always on hand to provide you with a fantastic makeover with a difference.

For first class customised wedding stationery, Rosie at Little Vixen Designs will ensure that all of your unique requirements are fulfilled, and more… Rosie’s extensive portfolio of hand-crafted stationery needs to be seen to be fully appreciated!

The Event Lady is always on hand to ensure that you have the best table decorations on display for the most important day in your life. Friends and family will be amazed by the exceptional table displays on your wedding day!

Why not contact Dovecliff Hall today on 01283 531818 to find out how Helen and her highly dedicated team can make your next special event one to remember?

David Fox is a professional magician who is based in the Midlands and travels throughout the world performing his unique brand of magic and illusion. He can be contacted on 07946686258. Website: David Fox Magic.

Sarah and Michael’s wedding at The Peak Edge Hotel

‘All of our guests had nothing but amazing things to say about you’

Sarah and Michael Jones, Peak Edge Hotel, Chesterfield, June 2016

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Close-up magic for Sarah and Michael’s guests

The Peak Edge Hotel near Chesterfield has established itself as one of the finest wedding venues in the region and David Fox was delighted when Sarah and Michael asked him to provide entertainment on their wedding day in June 2016. As well as providing exceptional cuisine, luxury accommodation, and exquisite function space, the hotel affords guests the unique opportunity to experience the glories of the Peak District nearby.

David was in his element mingling with the guests immediately after the wedding ceremony. Michael originally hails from across the Irish Sea, and guests had travelled from far and wide to enjoy this wonderful occasion. A particularly memorable moment was when David performed close-up magic within the bar area for some of the younger (and not so young) members of the wedding party. Indeed, the magician has a wide repertoire of effects in his locker to keep everyone amazed.

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It was a real privilege to perform some special magic for Sarah, Michael and all of their lovely guests

 

The lovely couple were naturally in hot demand for photographs during the drinks reception period and also took the opportunity to catch up with friends and relatives they hadn’t seen for a while. This is why it was wonderful for David to have the opportunity to perform some special magical effects for Sarah and Michael at the end of his performance. The Midlands magician always takes great pride in his art and it is a real pleasure to leave the newlyweds with a special memory from their wedding day revelries.

Why not contact the Peak Edge Hotel today to find out how your wedding day, or next special event, can be truly exceptional? Their website is: http://www.peakedgehotel.co.uk and the telephone number: 01246 566142.

David Fox is a professional magician who is based in the Midlands and provides customised entertainment packages for all sorts of special occasions. David’s website is: http://www.magician-midlands.co.uk and his contact number is: 07946 686 258.

Chris and Viola’s Magical Wedding at Harts Hotel

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Harts Hotel offers exceptional service, cuisine and facilities in the heart of the city

It’s an idyllic early autumn day in Nottingham. The city is bathed in salubrious sunlight and the rooftops of the prestigious Park Estate glisten majestically beneath a cloudless azure sky. Standing from the vantage point of Harts Hotel’s terrace, David Fox savours the panoramic paradise before him: the calmness, the serenity, the tranquillity, and then, as if by magic: the mysteriously enchanting melodies of distant bagpipe music drifting sublimely through the lukewarm air. Chris and Viola’s wedding day revelries are just about to commence…

David was delighted when Mr and Mrs Norton asked him to entertain their guests in September 2015 at Harts Hotel in Nottingham. It is always a massive privilege, and a pleasure, to be part of such a wonderful day. Indeed, Harts Hotel is one of the most prestigious and luxurious venues in the Midlands, and has earned an exceptional reputation for fine cuisine, first class facilities, and outstanding service. This is why many of the top celebrities and entertainers such as Derren Brown choose Harts Hotel when they come to visit and perform in the Nottingham area.

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Magic on the terraced area of Harts Hotel

The hotel boasts a spacious terraced area with magnificent views over the city. This is of course an ideal place for wedding day photographs, and David was very happy when Chris and Viola requested that he mingle with the guests during this period. One of the main strengths of a close-up magician like David is the capacity to perform under any conditions regardless of the weather. It was wonderful to perform card magic, illusions, mind-reading routines, and classic effects for the couple’s close family and friends. Indeed, some entertainment during this period of the wedding day helps to stimulate conversation, induce laughter, and set a very positive tone for the breakfast to follow.

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Whatever the weather. Card magic always goes down well with guests.

David Fox will always customise and adapt his performance depending on the wedding day schedule. It was a real pleasure to be asked to entertain during the early part of the evening reception immediately after the meal. Magic took place largely around the reception, upper garden, and bar areas of the hotel, where David was delighted to welcome Chris and Viola’s evening arrivals, as well as reconvene with any day guests who wanted to see more magic. Overall, it was a tremendous experience to be part of such a lovely couple’s day at Harts Hotel and to see so many beaming smiles on faces.

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All age groups can enjoy David’s magic!

A rousing rendition of The Proclaimers’ anthem ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)’ by the sensational Richie Muir heralded the onset of the evening festivities in the function suite. David would like to take this opportunity to once again say ‘congratulations’ to Chris and Viola and to wish them health, happiness and prosperity for many many years to come.

For more details about Harts Hotel, contact Events Manager Sally Martin today.

Telephone number: 0115 988 1900

Website: Harts Hotel Nottingham

David Fox is a professional magician who performs at events throughout the UK.

Telephone number: 07946 686 258

Website: David Fox Magician

Magic at Stubton Hall, Newark

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The majestic Stubton Hall is situated on the hinterland of Newark.

 ‘Your magic was perfect for entertaining our guests during the early part of the evening reception. Thank you so much again David.’

Leigh and Maxine Osborne, wedding, Stubton Hall, Newark, October 2015

Stubton Hall is fast becoming one of the most popular wedding venues in the East Midlands thanks to its myriad of enchanting attributes. This magnificent 19th century stately home has recently been stylishly renovated, and boasts spacious function spaces, 26 hotel rooms, and an impressive expanse of well-manicured parkland. David Fox always feels very privileged to entertain at Stubton Hall on wedding days, and a warm welcome from the exceptional events team is something he has grown fond of. For more details about the venue, and the fantastic packages on offer, contact Jessica Dewick on 01636 626187 or visit their website for more details: Stubton Hall.

David Fox’s magic is highly versatile and, regardless of the time of his performance or the weather conditions, he will blend his exquisite brand of entertainment effectively into your wedding day schedule. David was delighted to entertain guests outside during the drinks reception of Chandani and Richard’s wedding last summer. Thankfully the weather was excellent and, whilst welcome drinks and delicious canapes were savoured, David Fox amazed everyone with his rousing repertoire of reality-defying close-up routines. The magic continued throughout the wedding breakfast, and this always provides a wonderful opportunity for David to dazzle the top table with some very special wedding day magic. Indeed, bride, groom and close family do not always have an opportunity to witness the Midlands conjurer’s illusions during photograph time, but on this day some magical memories were truly created for all to cherish.

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Indoors or outside, a magician of David’s experience can perform anywhere!

In October 2015, Leigh and Maxine Osborne decided to call upon David’s services immediately after the speeches until the first dance. This is an excellent period for David Fox to mingle with both day guests and evening arrivals. David happened to be performing magic at The Parlour bar/restaurant in West Bridgford, Nottingham last March on the evening when Leigh asked his best man Maxwell to assume duties for the big day! A fully customised impromptu magic illusion was created and performed by David in order to allow Leigh to amazingly pop the question to his friend! And Maxwell proudly said ‘yes’.

The guests tend to be more animated during this period, and there is normally a little background music playing when the evening arrivals start to flow in. An experienced magician like David Fox can always adapt his repertoire of magic appropriately and deliver a more up-beat performance of stunning visual illusions, quick-fire card manipulation, and sensational sleight-of-hand. This is a wonderful way to warm up the guests and get everyone in a very positive frame of mind – ready to fully enjoy the evening revelries.

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Always a sensation at weddings! Book David Fox today.

David Fox looks forward to returning to the spectacular Stubton Hall soon to amaze more people on wedding days! Contact David today on 07946 686 258 to find out more, or alternatively why not visit his website? David Fox Wedding Magician

The Riverbank Bar and Kitchen, Nottingham

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The Riverbank at Trent Bridge

‘Thank you David for your fantastic performance at our dinner last night! There is a real buzz around the office today thanks to you.’

Rachel Cletheroe, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Nottingham

With spectacularly scenic views over the River Trent, and within walking distance of Nottingham Forest’s stadium and Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, the Riverbank Bar and Kitchen is one of Nottingham’s exceptional venues. There is something here for everyone, and the facilities include: a spacious bar and terrace to enjoy a quiet drink or two, an exquisite dining area, and a secluded function room which is perfect for parties, weddings and corporate functions. The Riverbank has also earned an excellent reputation for the top quality bands and acts that perform there regularly throughout the year.

Nottingham magician David Fox always looks forward to performing magic in the Riverbank and recently amazed at the venue’s wedding fayre in February. Some of the finest suppliers in the city gathered in the upstairs’ function room to exhibit their respective services to the brides and grooms.

The function area is a familiar local haunt for David Fox, and he has been very fortunate to have entertained guests there on numerous occasions over the past few years. It is perfect for both intimate family occasions, such as Evie’s Holy Communion Party in 2012, or larger black tie events, like PricewaterhouseCooper’s recent annual dinner in October 2015. At both events David provided a fully customised entertainment package which involved a blend of both close-up magic, table-side illusions, and a spectacular parlour show of mystery and amazement to round of the proceedings.

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David’s magic is perfect for intimate events

Why not pop into the Riverbank Bar and Kitchen the next time you are in the Trent Bridge area? Visit their website for more details: The Riverbank Bar and Kitchen Nottingham or contact Lauren Llewellyn (Sales and Events Coordinator) on 0115 986 7960.

David Fox is a local award winning magician who can create bespoke packages for all sorts of special occasions around Nottingham and beyond. The overwhelming success of Dynamo and Derren Brown in recent years has catapulted magic back into the mainstream. David creates his own spellbinding effects, illusions and routines which are guaranteed to astound your guests. Visit his website today to find out more: Nottingham Magician David Fox. Contact telephone number: 07946 686 258.