Entries by Kevin McMahon

How to Break a Guinness World Record

Two days ago, the biggest event ever organised for young people in Scotland took place at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow. A line up of superstar presenters, mind readers, leaders, rock stars, entrepreneurs and more assembled with one thing in common – to inspire the next generation of young people. The line up included: Gavin […]

EdFringe 2018 Recommendations

What a start to the Fringe. Week one is now over and it’s been a roller coaster. When you’re presenting new work the month becomes all consuming as you polish over and over again to get as close to the ‘perfect show’ as you can. Scripts are modified, illusions move around and the pacing changes. […]

Magic Consultancy

“Magic Consultant” is one of the few jobs that peaks more interest than saying you’re a magician. The job description is to make a moment(s) in a performance situation look magical. I’m friends and colleagues with a few that have consulted on Dynamo’s show, and also others who have created magic in some of the […]

The Colour Changing Flower Bed

I don’t think anyone has ever recycled wonder before, but I think this just about ticks the box. A brand new art-illusion fusing magic, science and floristry, inspired by possibilities that only become apparent when you change your perspective. Presenting the Colour Changing Flower Bed – an idea that was developed with my great friend, […]

Pickpocketing and The Disappearing Tie Trick

  Thanks to the wonderful lady at one event last week who took these photos of a ‘tie steal’ in process. I love doing this; a tie literally disappears right off the neck of a guest – without him noticing. This is one of the most bold and entertaining ‘tricks’ a magician can do in a […]

Quantum Magic at the World’s Largest Festival

If you’ve never done the Fringe in Edinburgh before then you’re missing the most wonderful, crazy, busy, colourful month of arts, culture, comedy, theatre, dance, magic and much, much more all in about 1 square mile. My home town kinda doubles in size and becomes the centre for the arts in the World for a […]