Edinburgh International Magic Festival
This article is from 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 Centre, The Studio, and The Vault. Highlights include the BBC’s The Real Hustle guru Paul Wilson and Trisha’s Drew McAdam aka ‘The Human Lie Detector’ explaining the art of persuasion. Former Fringe performer Xavier Mortimer will also be on hand with his trademark blend of juggling, music and magic. Festival director Kevin McMahon said: ‘The rise of David Blaine, Derren Brown and Harry Potter has seen a new generation of magicians and magic-lovers. We believe that the city that inspired JK Rowling’s world-renowned books should play host to a world-renowned magic festival.’