Tenth annual MagicFest brings extra sparkle to Christmas and Hogmanay

Tenth annual MagicFest brings extra sparkle to Christmas and Hogmanay

The first details have been revealed for the 10th annual MagicFest – Edinburgh’s much-loved celebration of all things magical. It will perform a special trick of its own – vanishing from its old spot in the summer only to reappear, transformed, in the festive season at the end of December and early January. The event, which will have lots to entertain adults and children, will add extra sparkle to Scotland’s Christmas and Hogmanay with mind-blowingperformances plus…

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MagicFest Interview: Juan Esteban Varela

MagicFest Interview: Juan Esteban Varela

All this week, we’ve been counting down to the opening of MagicFest 2017. The popular festival returns to Edinburgh tonight, kicking off over a week of spellbinding performances from some of the world’s most fascinating magicians. Earlier this week, we caught up with Juan Esteban Varela to find out more about his show, From the Dark, which takes place at the Assembly Rooms on Sunday and is the only magic show in the world to…

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MagicFest Interview: Renz

MagicFest Interview: Renz

All this week, we’re counting down to the opening of MagicFest 2017. The popular festival returns to Edinburgh this Friday so we caught up with Renz, one of the talented magicians set to perform at a show inspired by the work and lives of local authors in The Secret Room at The Writers’ Museum next week. Your act is very unusual in that you often combine poetry and magic. Can you tell us a little…

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MagicFest Interview: Kevin Quantum

MagicFest Interview: Kevin Quantum

All this week, we’re counting down to the opening of MagicFest 2017. The popular festival returns to Edinburgh this Friday so we caught up with professional magician and MagicFest founder Kevin Quantum to find out everything you need to know about the UK’s largest magic event. You founded MagicFest back 2010 and it’s now the UK’s largest magic-based event. Why did you decide that Edinburgh was the best place to launch it? Edinburgh was perfect….

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MagicFest Interview: Billy Reid

MagicFest Interview: Billy Reid

All this week, we’ll be counting down to the opening of MagicFest 2017. The festival, which is the UK’s biggest magic event, returns to Edinburgh this Friday. Ahead of the opening night, we’ll be chatting to some of the fascinating magicians and illusionists on this year’s line-up to find out what it’s actually like to work in one of the world’s most mysterious industries. First up is Billy Reid, one of the country’s best close-up…

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Review: MagicFest Christmas Special, George Square Theatre

Review: MagicFest Christmas Special, George Square Theatre

With Christmas being the most magical time of the year, it seemed only fitting that the organisers of the Edinburgh International Magic Festival decided to launch a festive special to top off 2016. Taking place in George Square Theatre, MagicFest Christmas Special: A Collection of Wonders followed a cabaret format and comprised several spellbinding performances from some of the world’s leading magicians. Hosted by likeable festival founder Kevin Quantum, the family-friendly show lasted two hours…

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MagicFest to launch inaugural Christmas Special

MagicFest to launch inaugural Christmas Special

As if Christmas in Edinburgh wasn’t magical enough, MagicFest are set to launch their inaugural festive spectacle in the Capital this year. MagicFest Christmas Special: Collection of Wonders will take place at Edinburgh University’s George Square Lecture Theatre from Tuesday 27 – Friday 30 December and will feature a mix of thrilling magic acts and hilarious comedy performances, hosted by Kevin Quantum. The family-friendly show will feature captivating performances from a host of the UK’s…

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Preview: MagicFest + win tickets

Preview: MagicFest + win tickets

Scotland is renowned for myths, legends and folklore and, from Friday, there is going to be some seriously spellbinding activity going on in the Capital. MagicFest, which brings together some of the world’s greatest magicians, illusionists and mind-readers, is set to return for its seventh consecutive year with its biggest line-up to date. Here at AAA, we’ve decided to put all our cards on the table and reveal our top picks from this year’s programme……

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