Happy Birthday Helen and Su!

Su and Helen hosted a very special birthday party with a difference!

I was profoundly flattered when Su Roys asked me to perform magic at a very special birthday party at the West Retford Hotel, Nottinghamshire, in December 2017. I first met Su at the offices of Siren FM, Lincoln, two years ago and I was delighted that my magic had left a lasting impression. Su and her twin sister Helen celebrated a very important birthday this year, and I was very privileged to be part of the proceedings.

The sisters greet their guests in the wonderful surroundings of the West Retford Hotel.

The sisters had selected a wonderful venue for their celebrations. Situated in close proximity to the major A1 artery, the West Retford Hotel is perfect for parties, weddings and corporate functions. Indeed, Alice and the exceptional events team at the hotel ensured that Helen and Su’s birthday bash went down a storm!

It was an immense pleasure to entertain Su and Helen’s lovely family and friends.

I am a very fortunate man to be invited to such momentous occasions. It truly was a tremendous experience to perform close-up magic and table-side illusions for Su and Helen’s nearest and dearest. In this fast-paced internet age we seldom have the opportunity to gather friends and family together to celebrate – so this was definitely a moment to savour. The sisters are blessed with a lovely group of relatives, and the exceptional Alistair Crust (Su and Helen’s brother) and his fiancée Holly Hardman were on hand to capture everything on camera!

All generations came together to celebrate Su and Helen’s very special birthday.

After a fantastic meal, everyone present was treated to the prodigious talents of vocalist Dan Hadfield. This certainly was a birthday party with a difference and all the guests – from the youngest to the eldest – had an amazing time!

The sensational Dan Hadfield ensured everyone was dancing well into the evening.

Happy birthday Helen and Su – and hopefully I will have the opportunity to entertain you again soon. Thank you for calling upon my services, and I wish you both all the very best for the future.

Bridget, Su and Helen share some magic together.

The West Retford Hotel’s website is: www.westretfordhotel.co.uk

Hotel telephone number: 01777 706333

Dan Hadfield’s website is: www.garybarlowlookalike.com

For magic at your special event visit: www.davidfoxmagician.co.uk


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

Big Frog Films – Exceptional Filming and Photography

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David performing for Barry at the Magic Alley in Stratford Upon Avon – Big Frog are the masters at capturing the magic!

Do you require a top quality show-reel or trailer to promote your business? Are you wanting to have those magical wedding day moments captured for eternity? Or perhaps you are an artist who would like to take an innovative and exciting new approach when filming your next music video or drama? Big Frog Films will ensure that all of your unique conditions are fulfilled – and more.

Nigel and his team have a tremendous wealth of experience at their disposal to ensure that your brief will be carefully considered, processed and delivered to an outstanding level. They boast an impressive portfolio of satisfied clients which includes: Unison, Bromsgrove District Council and Pyrex. Sensitivity, attention to detail and a passion for producing exceptional film and images are the immaculate hallmarks of their service.

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Big Frog Films are highly experienced in working in all types of situations and environments.

More and more couples are choosing to have their wedding day revelries captured on film, and you can rest assured that if you select Big Frog, you are in safe hands. The team will ensure that all of those special moments are expertly captured for you to share and appreciate in years to come. The company have worked at many of the top wedding venues around the UK and have the uncanny ability to simply blend into the proceedings and go with the flow on the big day.

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The sensitivity and friendliness of the team will ensure that you get the best shots and reactions for your business.

When it comes to creative and artistic filming, Big Frog are in a league of their own. The much acclaimed web series ‘Spooky Tales’ was filmed at various locations and the horror movie ‘Penny For The Guy’ has made a tremendous impact at film festivals. Midlands band The Cracked Actors excellent music video Tea is a testimony to the creative talents of Big Frog. The company proposed the concept for the production to the band, and also developed the structure, props and location for the filming itself.

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Big Frog have a tremendous knack at utilising locations to their maximum thus creating stunning film and images.

I was extremely fortunate to work with Big Frog in Stratford Upon Avon recently. Nigel and Mark filmed me performing close-up magic around the town centre and at The Ettington Park Hotel. It is not the easiest of tasks to film a magician in full flow but they carried off the brief with aplomb. I was very impressed with their creative flair as well as their tremendous attention to detail throughout. Please click the link below to watch Big Frog’s fantastic handiwork from the day.

David Fox Magic in Stratford Upon Avon Showreel

For more details, visit Big Frog Films’ website at: www.bigfrogfilms.co.uk or phone Nigel on 01527 61483 for more details.

David Fox is a professional entertainer based in the UK. His website is: www.magician-midlands.co.uk. Telephone number: 07946 686 258.


Musee de la Magie – Illusion and Intrigue in the Heart of Paris…

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If you are planning a trip to Paris soon, why not pay a visit to the Musée de la Magie? It truly is one of La Ville Lumière’s hidden gems, and I was very fortunate to pass many a magical moment there when I lived in Paris.

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Located on Rue St Paul in the fashionable Marais, the museum boasts a magic school, theater and shop.

The French contribution to the art of prestidigitation has been considerable. Robert Houdin (1805 – 1871) is said to be the ‘father of modern magic’ and famously performed an impressive illusion to quell insurrection during French rule in Algeria. Indeed, it was most interesting to see this very effect resurrected on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ recently. The Hungarian-American magician Ehrich Weiss was so inspired by the French master that he took his name, becoming none other than the great Harry Houdini!

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A veritable Alladin’s cave of magic and mystery. Step into an amazing world beneath the streets of old Paris…
Located at 11 Rue Saint Paul in the  bohemian 4th arrondissement, the museum provides an enjoyable and unique experience. Even those with just a passing interest in magic will find much to amuse and enthrall. Visitors can either participate in a guided tour of the museum or peruse the extensive array of memorabilia at their leisure. A first class performance of legerdemain then follows in the theater – provided by one of the exceptional resident magicians. Both young (and not-so-young) spectators will be treated to classic illusions, card manipulation and sleight-of-hand delivered with inimitable wit, skill and Gaulish charm.
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The red cross marks the area where the museum is located – just a stone’s throw from Notre Dame Cathedral on the right bank.
The museum also boasts a well stocked magic shop, which vends hand made effects and novelties, as well as a magic school for those inclined to study and learn more. I have personally always found the resident magicians and staff at the Musee de la Magie to be extremely courteous, enthusiastic and helpful whenever I have had the pleasure to pay a visit.
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The 14th arrondissement is a vibrant area on the right bank.
 Opening hours are: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 2pm to 7pm. However, the theater is normally accessible during local school and public holidays too. Visit the website for more details: www.museedelamagie.com. Current tariffs for entry are: adults – 10 Euros, and children – 8 Euros. It is well worth a visit if you happen to be in the area.
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The stunning Cathedral of Notre Dame is close by. Why not pop into the museum next time you visit Paris?
Are you planning a special occasion in the future and require magic for your event? Visit David Fox’s website at: www.magician-midlands.co.uk or phone/text him: 07946 686 258.

Magic at Darren’s Birthday Party


‘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.

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.

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.


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

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