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
It is so important to know what you want to say when you are communicating to others. Particularly when you are performing to an audience. Whether that be on stage, virtually, across radio or even in an email to a customer. What we say about ourselves to others and the
All performers have to face that dreaded feeling we get just before plunging ourselves into the deep end that is, walking out in front of an audience to put on a show. We all experience and react to this excitement in different ways. Some pace, some go over their scripts.
One of the best lessons I ever learnt about performing from an expert is that we must perform. I know this is a very strange sentence but since isolation has hit the world of magic, our online presence as an industry has exploded! This is wonderful for us magicians however,