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When Tj Shoesmith first became a professional Cambridgeshire Magician, back in 2001, as Cambridge was the first place that he worked. He moved to the city when he was five years old and spent most of his childhood in the area.

He was a member of the Pentacle Club, a local group with excellent and experienced performers, the best environment for a young Cambridgeshire magician to have. He has since been back to the club to lecture on close-up magic, stage magic and theatrical technique. He talks about how he first joined the Pentacle Magic club in his article, “A Cambridge Magician – Childhood Memories“.

Cambridge has provided a lot of work for Tim, with many appearances at the local colleges. These included Kings, Fitzwilliam. Trumpington Hall, Downing College and Trinity Hall as well as many private events. He has been invited back three times to perform as a close up magician for the same company at The Saltmarsh Rooms.

“It was great meeting you and everyone loved the magic you did for them. Your tricks were great. Thanks again and hope you continue to have success in your career. You’re great, and a nice guy. I’ll pass your name along to anyone who may be able to use you in the future.” – Ryan Gold (Jesus College Cambridge)

He has also performed at many of the Theatres in and around the city including the Mumford and ADC as well as working with Cambridge Touring Theatre Company. As a child, he won the Cambridge Drama award at the Arts Theatre in Cambridge.

Cambridge companies include John Lewis, Audley End House and Gardens, Chilford Hall and The Revolution Bar. Sporting venues include Cambridge Rugby Club and Ramsey Golf and Bowls Club.

It is the most remarkable city, nicknamed Cycle City by the CB radio users many years ago; you can’t move for pedestrians and cyclists. With its mixture of listed buildings and modern offices, it has something for everyone. He even entered the Buskers Competition as a street magician, Cambridge voted, but he was not a winner on this occasion.

“I have travelled to many wonderful places while working as a magician but, Cambridge is the place I love to return to most.” Tj Shoesmith


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Milton Road Library

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Cambridge Stage Magician at Opening of Milton Road Library

As we approach Christmas, I will be working as a Cambridge Stage Magician. Devious Minds is set to tour again this autumn. We are proud to be joining the “The Library Presents” an initiative by Cambridge County Council to bring different forms of art to Libraries throughout the region. On the 28th of September, Milton [...]

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The Bridge Waterbeach

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Cambridge Magician Tj Shoesmith at The Bridge Waterbeach Fathers Day

I was back working as a Cambridgeshire Magician again this weekend. Doing what I love, entertaining families. I was at the Bridge in Waterbeach, on a hot Father’s Day, for the afternoon. "It was lovely to meet you on Sunday. Thank you so much, all the kids loved it and I think the adults did [...]

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Slepe Hall St Ives

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Cabaret Magic at the Slepe Hall Hotel St Ives Cambridgeshire

This month I traveled up to St Ives to perform cabaret magic at a lunch to celebrate a wedding anniversary and, as is common at such events, several generations were present. I do like performing for a family audience. When there are people of all ages it really does add another dimension to the show. [...]

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Downing College Cambridge

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Tj Shoesmith at Downing College Cambridge

This week I was hired to perform close up magic in at Downing College in Cambridge. The college was founded in 1800. It was financed by Sir George Downing with money left after his death. It has wonderful lawns at its centre and is made up of several neo-classical buildings. It is situated right in the [...]

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THe Pentacle Club

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Cambridge Magician Tj Shoesmith reminisce’s about The Pentacle Club

I don’t lecture a great deal. I am always happy to show magicians sleights or techniques if they ask and also enjoy learning from others. Magicians often gather around a table to share ideas and sharing is one of the great qualities of those who work in our profession. I have been asked to lecture [...]

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Trinity Hall Cambridge

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Cambridgeshire Magician Tj Shoesmith at Trinity Hall Christmas Party

This Christmas I was back working as a Cambridgeshire Magician at Trinity Hall. I have worked for them a number of times before as a close up magician and always look forward to seeing them. This time, I was entertaining at the staff party which was held one lunchtime in December after a carol service. [...]

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Longstanton Comedy Club

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Longstanton Comedy Magic Night With Cambridge Magician Tj Shoesmith

Last night I was working as a Cambridge Magician at the Pavillion in Longstanton Cambridgeshire. This establishment used to be the sports club and overlooks the football pitches. It is now a pub but works very well for this sort of comedy magic night. The staff were hospitable and the customers friendly. This was a gig [...]

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Christmas Close Up Magic – Salt Marsh Rooms Cambridge

As the festive period approaches, people start looking for Christmas Party ideas. Have you considered a Magician for your event? Certain days of the year are very popular, particularly the Friday and Saturday nights. The days get booked up quickly so if you are looking for a magician it is a good idea to book soon. I am back [...]

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Burwell Cambridgeshire

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Cambridge Magician Tj Shoesmith returns to Burwell after 20 years

On Saturday I was working as a Cambridge Magician in Burwell. A village only a few miles from the city centre. As I child I used to go to Burwell House for overnight conferences. At a young age these were very exciting. The subject of the conference was far less important than the trip itself. [...]

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Cambridge Christmas Magician

I grew up in Cambridge and although I now live near London I still work regularly in the city. I have worked as a magician at many of the Cambridge Colleges over the years as well as private parties and weddings. In the past few years I have worked as a Christmas Magician for Kings [...]

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Cambridge Magician | Childhood Memories

As a young Cambridge Magician it seemed so simple When I was a Cambridge magician, in my childhood, it all seemed so simple. However, life has changed considerably for me in the last few years. I recently got married and we have a daughter due in April. The older I get the easier it is [...]

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Cambridgeshire Magician Tj Shoesmith appears on ITV after win

Cambridgeshire Magician appears on ITV News Cambridgeshire Magician Tj Shoesmith has recently appeared on local media after his win at the Magic Circle Close Up Magician of the Year Competition. Tj grew up in the area before leaving for university, he now works as a Cambridgeshire Magician in and around the area at many corporate [...]

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