After 20 years of performing magic, I found myself working as a Covent Garden Magician.
This was a nostalgic event. I spent many a teenage day in this very spot watching magicians and jugglers work the street. One of the hardest jobs to do, building a crowd is real science and takes a great deal of practice and many lonely performances.
I was not on the street, however. This area of work has never appealed. I have watched many a magician with ore as he or she works a crowd that can literally walk away without a moment’s notice.
This establishment is part of nearly two hundred years of heritage. Founded back in the early 1800s by Peter McMullen, beer has been continuously brewed in Hertford ever since. The company has continued to purchase public houses ever since. Although the company is based in Hertfordshire, it has acquired the central London location to complement its portfolio.
This was a lovely late Christmas Party for a very trendy London Company right in one of the street entertainment capitals of the world, Covent Garden.
Wardour is a communications company whose slogan is “We unlock the value of your stories”. A strapline every company of its kind must wish they had thought of first. They have a stunning portfolio of companies who have gone to them for media advice.
This was a vibrant company at play, and it was a pleasure to perform both close-up magic and cabaret for them. This was not a formal sit down dinner, which can make the parlour show tricky but all seemed to go well.
With 2019 in full swing, I look forward to working as a London magician in the following twelve months. Hopefully, the forthcoming events will be as fun as working as a Covent Garden Magician this time.
Tj Shoesmith, magician and pickpocket, do give us a call or send us an email for a quote.