Reviews & features: Edinburgh International Magic Festival

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Edinburgh International Magic Festival launched

8 Jul 2010

Edinburgh welcomed a new addition to its festival calendar on Tuesday night: the first ever Edinburgh International Magic Festival was launched at The Scottish Book Trust, just off the Royal Mile. It was a very swanky affair, with a few neat…

Edinburgh International Magic Festival

7 Jul 2010

You’ll like this, but not a lot: Edinburgh’s first festival of the dark ‘n’ sparkly arts of conjuring, mind-messing and, er, producing rabbits from hats. There’s quite a complex programme: workshops in Derren Brownesque trickery, a series of films about…

Magic Cinema: Croupier, Smokin’ Aces, House of Games and The Prestige

7 Jul 2010

It’s a kind of magic. The Edinburgh International Magic Festival and Filmhouse have joined forces to present a short season of classic magic movies. The strong, not too obvious quartet is Croupier, Smokin’ Aces, House of Games and The Prestige. Ticket…

Edinburgh International Magic Festival joins city's roster

18 Jun 2010

The first ever Edinburgh International Magic Festival, running between 7 - 11 July 2010, promises to situate the crowds 'inches away' from the action. Top illusionists, hypnotists and mind readers will descend, as if by magic, upon the city for five…

Edinburgh International Magic Festival

5 May 2010

All things magic have joined the festival party, pulling their own brand of special out of the hat. The inaugural Edinburgh International Magic Festival will be set over five days from 7–11 July, in venues including The Lot, the Scottish Storytelling…