Entertaining children is not easy. (See my last post). After a full weekend of performing as FizzWizzPop I’m usually exhausted come Monday. My weekend ended with a challenging party. Emotionally for the family and for me as a performer. Normally, I don’t get an opportunity to speak about this. I
When you are invited to perform at a birthday party with 30 children attending including the birthday child, the attention and focus you can dedicate to each child is slightly stretched. You may wish to give your time to everyone but it is simply not possible. Then throw into the
This month I got a wonderful opportunity to speak with Vanishing Inc on their Insider podcast. These guys who really help us magicians shine, Series two episode 6 is all about me. If you want to find out how I got into magic, my book, and what I enjoy about
In just over a week, I have managed to post every copy of Becoming FizzWizzPop that has been ordered by my new customers. Books flew over the world to Britain, Sweden, the Netherlands, and a bunch to America. Thank you so much for your support. Here is the people’s verdict
This week I performed at an event in the Belfast Children's Hospice for a group of three girls and their families. I perform quite a lot in this place, bringing some well needed joy to the kids, staff and families through magic. Something occurred that made me think a lot
Find out why children in Northern Ireland and beyond love having Nikola work her magic. You can view a promo of FizzWizzPop in action here.
Be harsh - kids need structure and you are the one in control, you must lead them. Be kind - Guide them and take care of them. Never ask them to do something you would not do yourself. Be fun - Everything you do must must ooze joy and if
After seeing Anders Moden's amazing graphic design and layout on the computer screen, the suspense was immense to see the actual physical book in real life. After what felt like an eternity, the box from the printer arrived.
After many years of performing for children, I frequently got asked for advice on how to do it.