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South Tyneside International Magic Festival 2015

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The South Tyneside International Magic Festival returns on Friday 13th March until Sunday 15th March 2015. This year marks the 12th anniversary of the festival and the lectures, close up sessions and gala shows will welcome 2009 Magic Comedy Act of the Year Michael Finney, mentalist Satori, mind readers Atlas and Looch and Luke Jermay, card experts John Carey and Gordon Bruce, family magicians Russ Brown and Dave Andrews, theatrical performer Kieron Lefever and illusionists The Great Nardini, High Jinx and Diamond and Jade. John Archer will also be making an appearance and is assisting organisers in this year's event.

The tentitive itinerary for the festival is below...

Friday 13th March 2015
Registration between 9am and 10am and from 12.30pm until 1.30pm. Dealers will be open 9am until 6pm. 10am - Children's Show with Russ Brown; 11am - Children's Show Lecture with Russ Brown; 12pm - 1pm - Lunch break; 1pm - Lecture with Satori; 3pm - Lecture with John Carey; 8pm - Gala Show featuring Dave Andrews, Satori, John Archer, High Jinx, Luke Jermay, Diamond and Jade. Compered by Michael Finney; 11pm - Exclusive Midnight Show. Registration between 9am and 10am and from 12.30pm until 1.30pm. Dealers will be open 9am until 6pm

Saturday 14th March 2015
Registration between 9.30am and 10.30am. Dealers will be open from 9.30am until 6pm. 10am - Lecture with Kieron Lefever; 11.30am - Lecture with Atlas; Between 1pm and 2.45pm convention attendees will be split into two groups to enjoy a dealer showcase and a close up session with John Carey, Luke Jermay and Gordon Bruce; 3pm - Lecture with Paul Nardini; 4pm - Lecture with Luke Jermay; 8pm - An International Gala Show compered by John Archer and featuring High Jinx, Atlas and Looch, Dave Andrews, The Great Nardini and Michael Finney.

Sunday 15th March 2015
Dealers will be open from 10am until 2pm and there's a chance to book masterclasses with Atlas and Looch and Satori. These will take place at 3pm and incur an additional cost. 10am - Lecture with Gordon Bruce; 11.30am - Lecture with Michael Finney.

To book tickets for the weekend please visit the South Tyneside International Magic Convention website: South Tyneside International Magic Convention.

More about the artists attending...

Michael Finney At South Tyneside Magic Festival 2015

Michael Finney
"Give him a deck of cards, a pair of scissors plus some rope & for the next hour your audience WILL have the time of their lives!" -M. Ammar

The Great Nardini
A hilariously funny act that is getting attention worldwide. The great Nardini has a show that has been well refined, and will leave your sides aching!

Satori, the man who knows almost everything! A winner of multiple awards including "Magician of the year" from the magic circle. Satori lets his amazing abilities to speak for themselves.

The Great Nardini At South Tyneside Magic Festival 2015

Atlas and Looch
Two of the greatest mind readers in the world have joined together to show off their abilities to transmit thoughts with unnerving accuracy. A show that is not to be missed!

John Archer
He is a comedian, writer and all round nice guy and it shows in his act. A past winner of the "Magic Circle Stage Magician of the Year" and certainly one of the best comedy magicians in the UK today.

Kieron Lefever
A true eccentric with a flair for the theatrical. Incredible, awe-inspiring and often shocking magic! With no regards for the status quo - he's electric. There is beauty in this madness, but much more than beautiful, it's a magical journey you'll want to revisit again and again.

Luke Jermay At South Tyneside Magic Festival 2015

John Carey
A passionate magician who has put a lot of passion into his craft. John Carey is a professional magician who has a streamlined act which we can all learn from.

Russ Brown
A show that is perfect for any age, with crazy gags and wild music, Russ Browns show is a distinctive act that has made him a firm favourite for all and will leave you asking for more!

Satori At South Tyneside Magic Festival 2015

Luke Jermay
Your past, present and future. Luke Jermay knows it all, better than you do. He can read your mind with such skill that you will understand why his show is getting a five star rating.

Dave Andrews
With years of experience in entertaining children his shows are colourful, fun and engaging. A regular performer at the famous Magic Circle in London, Dave Andrews is a great family act!

Atlas At South Tyneside Magic Festival 2015

High Jinx
A truly award winning magic and illusion act! A act that has a thrilling mix of magic, illusion, escapology and circus skills that will leave you amazed, puzzled even scared, but above all else... entertained!

Michael Diamond
Michael Diamond presents 'Diamond and Jade'. A fast moving, modern magic show featuring some of the most amazing large scale illusions, direct from Las Vegas!

If you're looking for bed and breakfast accommodation for your visit to South Tyneside to attend the South Tyneside International Magic Festival then look no further, we are close walking distance from both The Customs House and Best Western Sea Hotel who are hosting all of the above events.

You can read a review of a guest who stayed with us during last year's South Tyneside International Magic Festival here...

South Tyneside International Magic Festival Review - Best B&B in South Shields. From a very warm & friendly welcome on arrival and each morning at breakfast nothing seems too much to make your stay a good one. The place is immaculately clean and well kept and the beds are wonderfully comfortable. The breakfasts are amongst the best I've had anywhere; good in quantity and tasted delicious. They also have a 5 Star hygiene rating for their catering. Facilities available in the dining room if you want to prepare a snack or enjoy a takeaway. No problem parking on street outside. I was driving to and from a convention but the beach front, parks, restaurants of Ocean Rd and the town centre are all within a few minutes walk. I highly recommend Annie's and just hope it doesn't mean it will be fully booked when I next want to check in. Don't let the fact that they don't know they're rates are too low dissuade you, this place is a real gem of a find. Room Tip: All of the rooms are good. There are two which have a shared bathroom (private keys); these are great value and the bathroom is impressive - huge roll top bath (with a family of plastic ducks!) and a big corner shower.