Edinburgh International Magic Festival

Edinburgh International Magic Festival 2015

The sixth Edinburgh International Magic Festival transforms into a world of dreams – a hub for magic, illusion and wonder. Audiences are invited to embrace the adventure as some of the world’s most accomplished magicians take over Edinburgh’s Summerhall this summer from 26 June – 4 July 2015. – MagicFest held at Summerhall for the […]

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REVIEW – Michael Neto, Up Close


By Chiara Pannozzo Allowing people to see things up close invites scrutiny. For you to walk away unscathed, what you have on show needs to be faultless, with an ability to mesmerise. This was exactly what Michael Neto did tonight, in his jaw-dropping show, Up Close. With nowhere to hide, Michael took the audience through […]

REVIEW – Four Nations Magic Off


By Chiara Pannozzo Laughter was the theme of the evening as comedy was combined with magic in the final night of the week long Edinburgh International Magic Festival. Culminating in a two hour long Four Nations Magic-Off, this event was designed to showcase the wealth of talent across the industry. Featuring close up magic, card […]

REVIEW – It’s All In The Mind, Colin McLeod, Edinburgh Magic Festival


By Chiara Pannozzo “I’m a Mentalist!” Words said with confidence as Colin McLeod took a captivated audience through his spectacular show, ‘It’s All in the Mind’ at the Camera Obscura tonight. With a venue entirely fitting for this particular spectacle, the audience recoiled a little as Colin’s use of the word ‘mentalist’ has negative associations […]

EVENT – Edinburgh International Magic Festival, 1st – 8th July 2011

Tickets now on sale for the second Edinburgh International Magic Festival    As if by magic, the sun was shining on Edinburgh today as the Festival Theatre played host to the sort of people who could make that happen. Magicians and aficionados alike gathered this morning for the launch of this year’s Edinburgh International Magic Festival, […]

REVIEW – International Magic Festival Gala, Lyceum Theatre.


   By Elliot Bibby  From dancing brush handles to quick-change artists, the Edinburgh Magic Festival drew to a close with a spectacular gala show last night in the Royal Lyceum Theatre. The 2-hour performance showcased the talents of six performers and two socks entertaining the packed theatre.  Compered by the very funny Gavin Oattes, it […]

REVIEW – Drew McAdam, An Evening of MindPlay


  By Sophia Brennert “Are you sure you don’t want to swap with me?“ says Mentalist Drew McAdam, extending an envelope containing a £50 note to an audience member.  “But I’m telling you the money is in here. Please swap with me!” Yet still the man resists, clutching his own sealed enveloped instead.  This is […]

REVIEW – Colin McLeod, I Know, Augustine Church


Colin McLeod is a rising star in the mind reading world and he has achieved so much for someone the tender age of 23.  Hailed as the new Derren Brown, Colin has travelled the world performing his show, but the Edinburgh International Magic Festival sees him return to Edinburgh,  giving people a rare opportunity to experience his skills, live.   My friend and […]

FEATURE – Edinburgh International Magic Festival seance at Mary King’s Close

It’s a kind of magic The last time we visited Edinburgh’s fascinating Mary King’s Close, we were in the company of paranormal investigators and psychic mediums. Last night, we were accompanied by mind readers and magicians, as part of the launch of the Edinburgh International Magic Festival. So, were the magicians able to conjure up […]

PREVIEW – Edinburgh International Magic Festival 7-11 July 2010

We love a good festival at Edinburgh Spotlight and we are excited at the forthcoming Edinburgh International Magic Festival which is debuting this year from 7th – 11th July 2010.  Illusionists, hypnotists and mind readers will descend upon the capital, as the festival gets into swing across the city.  Tickets are on sale now and there are […]