I just wanted to put a big thank you up to Anninna and Mike for having me along to perform close up magic at their annual Bonfire Ball at Frimley Hall Hotel and Spa.
There was a great energy in the room and it truly felt like a Christmas party where everyone is in the perfect celebration mood! Cheers and huge rounds of applause pulsed throughout the room all evening. It is a great feeling to know you are genuinely making a difference to an event.
As I left, I was asked to show one more thing, having packed my bag away, all I had was a Sharpie. So I had to think on my feet. So I decided I would leave them with this. I drew an X on my palm with the Sharpie (they write on ANYTHING!), caused it to vanish and reappear on the shoulder of a guest (hello Mary!) that was 6 ft away! Moments like this really make my life more enriched, If I had left and never had this moment to create one last moment of pandemonium I certainly wouldn't have had as much of a smile on my face on the drive home!
Magic at Scott's Restaurant London
The life of a magician is fun one, you are invited to some of the most wonderful places to meet wonderful people and you are required to have fun with them! I recently had the pleasure of performing for a private party at the prestigious Scott's Restaurant in London set in Mayfair. A great setting for an intimate night of astonishment.
You also get to meet some great people, of course the guests were all on top form, helping keep my wit sharp! However, I also met a great photographer on the night, Anthony Hurren. He has a great eye for a picture and kindly I have been offered a few performing shots from the evening. I highly recommend checking his website out.
Anthony really captured a few beautiful moments. I love photos like this as they are not just applause reactions, you can clearly see astonishment and a connection between everyone. This is really what I strive for, I truly wish to give everyone an unbelievable experience, for them to cherish and remember forever. I don't just wish to ever go out and just 'do tricks'.
Thank you again to everyone involved with the evening, great fun was had by all!
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Ben Williams is a member of the Magic Circle and a close up magic specialist