Before we discuss a controversial topic let us just take a moment to look at the immaculate being... David Bowie. Jim Henson's Labyrinth I stumbled upon a discussion happening online and was drawn to it like moth to flame. Like Dee-dee wanting to press Dextors buttons in his secret laboratory
When I set myself a challenge, failure is never an option but sadly sometimes it is the outcome. It is inevitable when trying new things that some things will work and others will flop. * My July challenge began with a simple goal. Perform ten magic shows for the same
Creating new material to perform can be hard work. This process is made easier by adapting a strong theme or character. Some of the strongest material that I've ever made was born out of creating seasonal shows for Halloween and Christmas events. An example of my Halloween and Christmas creations
When celebrating New Years eve on the 31st of December 2019 I did not envisage the apocalyptic year ahead. In fact after the amazing 2019 I had I was ready to hit the ground running and continue kicking ass. Little did I know, 2020 would reign fire and brimstone upon
Are we though? Is the arts worth saving? Over the last ten to twelve years in the U.K, our society has been nurtured continuously to devalue a creative purpose. From governments to funding it is becoming increasingly difficult to sustain a living wage as an artist. Even though I believe
I sometimes ponder where the term ''to think outside the box" came from? Without any research my answer is this... what the hell was inside the box in the first place? I mean for the person who invented this phrase. What exactly was it that they did not wish to
I'm finally getting used to the New World I've created in my bedroom making videos and now the only limit appears to be my imagination. How cool is that? "Logic will take you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere." Disney's Aladdin Is imagination more important than knowledge?
It's been 13 weeks since lockdown and finally it looks like things are cautiously beginning to open up again. For me, as a children's entertainer I'm hanging on a little while longer before I get back to work. Right now, there are still too many variables that I can't control.
As I now enter my third month in isolation I find that even though so much has changed, I still have the urge to keep creating magic. Even though currently I have very small outlet for it. I'm not going to lie, I feel extremely apprehensive about my future and
This week has been another challenging week in the Arkane house of wonder for many reasons - particularly because I had a 48 hour deadline - which I managed to complete. This particular deadline began with an idea I said out loud at the start of this year which became