MagicFest presents another dazzling programme of home-grown and international talent

MagicFest presents another programme of home-grown and international talent

credit: Colin Hattersley

Edinburgh's magic festival celebrates ten years of wonder

Edinburgh International Magic Festival celebrates its first double-digit anniversary this year, welcoming a host of home-grown and international talent to amaze minds of all ages.

New to the festival line-up this year is Hogmanay House, an adventure at Lauriston Castle where you can escape the brisk winter weather, cuddle up with a dram or a hot drink and sit back as storytellers, magicians and musicians celebrate the origins of Hogmanay. If you're more hands-on, then You are Magic is the perfect place to put your skills to the test, as Magic Gareth and Michelle Ferguson present a show where the audience take centre stage.

Some familiar names in the field will also delight Edinburgh magic-lovers with their skills, such as award-winning Kevin Quantum with Anti-Gravity and Tricky Ricky, the four-times winner of Scottish Children's Entertainer of the Year, who will be amusing audiences aged '1 to 101'.

The programme is completed with Magic Comedy Club, Magic School, exclusively for children aged 7–10, The Power of Perspective exhibition and, of course, the Opening Night Christmas Gala. A magical Christmas indeed.

Various venues, Edinburgh, Fri 27 Dec 2019–Sun 5 Jan 2020.

Edinburgh International Magic Festival

MagicFest presents a virtual programme of close-up conundrums, mind-boggling illusions, comic cabaret and other feats of the impossible. The festival features workshops as well as shows.

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