Edinburgh International Magic Festival

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This article is from 2010.

Edinburgh International Magic Festival

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 magicians running at the Filmhouse, that bloke from The Real Hustle showing you how to nick stuff, and, excitingly, a magicians battle, which we imagine to be something like that bit from The Lord of the Rings with Gandalf, Christopher Lee and all those flashing lights. Bish bash bosh!

No lovely Debbie McGee to be seen though, sadly... See www.magicfest.co.uk for full listings.

Various venues, Edinburgh, until Sun 11 Jul

This article is from 2010.

Edinburgh International Magic Festival

MagicFest presents another programme of close-up conundrums, mindboggling illusions, comic cabaret and other feats of the impossible. The festival features workshops as well as shows and ends with the illustrious Closing Gala, a fast paced performance of illusion, sleight of hand, circus and mind reading.

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