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A magical chat with Kevin Quantum

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Kevin Quantum is a well-known magician around Edinburgh, and now it seems a little further afield too. There have been several occasions on which I have witnessed his sleight of hand and skill when...

#MagicFest is getting up steam for the Wizard World Gathering

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Just to remind us that the Edinburgh International Magic Festival takes place from 11-19 May 2018 we were invited along to a party at The Boy Wizard on Victoria Street.There Kevin Quantum was doing...

Edinburgh International Magic Festival 2018

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Let your imagination fly.Director of Edinburgh International Magic Festival Kevin McMahon launched the ninth Edinburgh International Magic Festival in February. Now the magic festival returns to transform the city into a world of fantasy and...

Edinburgh International Magic Festival 2017 will be the biggest yet

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This year the Edinburgh International Magic Festival will take place between 30 June and 8 July 2017. Since it began in 2010 it has been evolving into a major festival here in the capital...

Edinburgh International Magic Festival 2016

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This runs from 1-8 July 2016 and this year it is mainly based at Summerhall. It is a new kid on the block still as it only began a few years back, but it...

Edinburgh International Magic Festival 2015

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And now what you've all been waiting for: a bit of magic and a bit of light relief away from the election.The sixth Edinburgh International Magic Festival transforms into a world of dreams –...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Colin Cloud forensic mind reader

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Colin Cloud is different. Imagine someone who can tell you what you do for a living, what your hobbies are and what you’ve done that day. Even the things you wouldn’t want him to,...

Edinburgh International Magic Festival 2014

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Eight days of outstanding performances from the world’s best magiciansThe fifth Edinburgh International Magic Festival will once again bring the most innovative and talented performers from all over the world to Edinburgh from 27...

Edinburgh International Magic Festival review: Michael Neto – UPCLOSE (*****)

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It’s impossible not to like Michael Neto. The Portuguese-born, Glasgow-based magician has such boundless energy and wide-eyed enthusiasm that his Edinburgh International Magic Festival show grabs you right from the start and doesn’t let...

Edinburgh International Magic Festival review: Bruce Glen – The Gentleman Magician (***)

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Not for nothing is Australian magician Bruce Glen’s entertaining show called ‘The Gentleman Magician’. Right from the start, you feel welcomed and put at ease by his genial, affable presence, impeccable manners and easy...

Edinburgh International Magic Festival review: Colin McLeod – Sheer Luck? (****)

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Young Scottish mind-reader Colin McLeod’s often mind-boggling one-off performance at the Edinburgh International Magic Festival took the deductive skills Sherlock Holmes for its inspiration. How the slightest body movements can betray what we’re thinking,...

Edinburgh International Magic Festival starts on Friday

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From vampire-style illusionists to a week-long kids’ course revealing the secrets of magic; from uncanny mind-readers to comedy and theatre – the Edinburgh International Magic Festival is back this week. And it’s bigger than...

Edinburgh International Magic Festival back for another year

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It's Magic:  Edinburgh International Magic Festival director and acclaimed magic circle magician Kevin McMahon launched the Magic Festival 2012 with a butterfly theme. The festival runs from 29th June to 6th July 2012 and was...

Edinburgh International Magic Festival 2012 launched

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Okay, today’s launch of the Edinburgh International Magic Festival (as reported elsewhere) might not exactly have lived up to its hype, and it might have left many a bit bewildered. How to convince your...

Edinburgh Magic Fest will reappear next year!

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The Edinburgh International Magic Festival will once again take place during the first week of the school summer holidays.  Running from 29th June - 6th July, MagicFest 2012 will bring more amazing magic acts...

Looking back on the Edinburgh International Magic Festival 2011

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It is hard to believe that the Edinburgh International Magic Festival, which came to an end last weekend, was only the second event of its kind – and, as artistic director Kevin McMahon (himself...

Magic Festival review: Michael Neto – Imagination… yours or mine?

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By David KettleFrom the minute Michael Neto walks on stage, you get the feeling anything could happen. He jumps from trick to trick like an over-eager puppy, pouncing on audience members to help with...

Magic Festival review: Lewis Barlow – Experiments in Mystery

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By David KettleThe slick, polished tricks of Edinburgh-based magician Lewis Barlow take you back to TV magic shows of the 1970s, and you’ll probably leave his show feeling intrigued rather than challenged.  Jerry Sadowitz...

Magic Festival review – Harrison Richards: The Ancient Art of Modern Mind Reading

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By David KettleThis show feels like the antidote to grand, showy, mind-reading spectaculars. Harrison Richards has a gentle, amiable approach so that on occasion he is almost in danger of belittling the feats he...

Edinburgh International Magic Festival review – Card Ninja

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By David KettleThink of a show of card tricks and you’d probably imagine plucking cards from thin air, guessing cards chosen by volunteers, that kind of thing.  Javier Jarquin does a bit of that...

Edinburgh International Magic Festival

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The Edinburgh International Magic Festival is delighted to announce it will return this summer following the great success of the inaugural five-day Festival last July. MagicFest, which will run from 1st to 8th July, is...

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