Monthly Archives: June 2016


How to tie a bow tie

By |June 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Ok, I’m making no excuses for posting this here 🙂 Many years ago, I created an online magic course called the Virtual Sessions (detailed in this post). One of the early lessons was how to tie a bow tie – a skill which I believe is vital to the upkeep of civilisation. So, in the interests of spreading the good word, here it is 🙂

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5 Dos and Don’ts about being a magician

By |June 10th, 2016|Edinburgh Fringe, Magic musings|

Here’s something I wrote for the Evening News in 2009 to publicise my 18th Birthday Fringe show. I still stand up most of it 🙂

Five dos and don’ts about being a Magician. By Ian Kendall.

1. Do choose your performing name wisely. Uncle Chuckles may seem out of place if you do Bizzarre Magik or mind reading. Similarly, Zander the Knower of Men will make you stand out in the Kids’ Party circuit. And not in a good way.

2. Don’t force your magic on unsuspecting strangers. Yes, your family may be used to you starting every conversation with ‘pick a card’, […]

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Things that go bump in the dark

By |June 9th, 2016|Edinburgh Fringe, Magic musings|

This is a clip from my 2008 Edinburgh Fringe show ‘The Golden Age of Magic’. It revolves around the Davenport brothers, who performed spiritualist seances in and around London in the mid-19th Century.

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