South Tyneside March 2015

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South Tyneside March 2015

Postby STIMF » November 21st, 2014, 8:01 am

Hi all. Just a quick note to say that the line-up for the South Tyneside International Magic Festival (S.T.I.M.F.) Convention has now been announced for 2015. It will run in South Shields from Friday March 13 to Sunday March 15.
Those featured in the lectures, close up sessions and gala shows will include Michael Finney, mentalist Satori, mind readers Atlas and Looch and Luke Jermay, card experts John Carey and Gordon Bruce, family magicians Russ Brown and Dave Andrews, theatrical performer Kieron Lefever and illusionists The Great Nardini, High Jinx and Diamond and Jade. John Archer will also be making an appearance and is assisting organisers in this year's event. I'll try and keep you updated with more details as we get them but if you've any questions in the meantime please leave a reply and I'll answer ASAP.

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Re: South Tyneside March 2015

Postby STIMF » December 1st, 2014, 6:09 am

In the next few posts, we’re going to introduce you to some of the magicians appearing at the South Tyneside International Magic Festival (S.T.I.M.F) Convention 2015 - starting with comedy magicians Michael Finney and The Great Nardini.

Most of you will know Michael from his years on the circuit and may even have seen him at the STIMF Convention a decade ago. We’re delighted the 2009 Magic Comedy Act of the Year is crossing the Atlantic again in 2015 and look forward to sharing his outstanding talent and humour.

The Great Nardini is a comedy magic act by Paul and Mhairi Nardini from Scotland. Over the years the duo has picked up many awards, including British Magical champion and World Champion of Comedy Magic. They have also performed around the world, including more than 50 shows at the legendary Magic Castle in Hollywood.

You can find out more about both acts and buy tickets for the convention at http://www.southtynesidemagic.com

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Re: South Tyneside March 2015

Postby STIMF » December 3rd, 2014, 7:02 am

Today we’re shining the spotlight on three more acts who’ll be appearing at the STIMF Convention – can you guess who they are? If not, then you need to brush up on your mind reading skills and these are the perfect people to help you do it…

Luke Jermay’s awe inspiring, intuitive abilities have gained him high profile fans such as Derren Brown, Dynamo and Uri Gellar, with his Sixth Sense show earning 5 star reviews from Edinburgh to London’s West End.

The equally talented Satori, named Mentalist of the Year in his native Germany, has worked for more than 15 years to perfect his abilities in memory, concentration and body training and is known to millions across Europe thanks to his live shows and multiple TV appearances. He is one of a few professionals who perform a mental act of this calibre.

Atlas and Looch are two of the most unique mind readers in the world, with an uncanny ability to transmit and receive thoughts with unnerving accuracy - see for yourself, when all three acts appear at the S.T.I.M.F. convention in March 2015.

For a full line-up visit http://www.southtynesidemagic.com and stayed tuned for more introductions…

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Re: South Tyneside March 2015

Postby STIMF » December 8th, 2014, 9:00 am

If you’re struggling to amuse magic fans of all ages, then family entertainers Dave Andrews and Russ Brown may be able to lend a hand.

You may recognise Russ as winner of CBBC show, The Slammer, thanks to his unique combination of crazy gags, music and lots of audience participation.

Dave also has many years of experience in performing colourful, fun and engaging magic shows for children and regularly appears at the Magic Circle in London.

Both will be appearing at the 2015 S.T.I.M.F. Convention

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Re: South Tyneside March 2015

Postby STIMF » December 11th, 2014, 10:11 am

For the fourth part in our Meet the Magicians series, we’re putting down the smoke and mirrors to introduce you to illusionists High Jinx and Diamond and Jade, who’ll both be appearing at the S.T.I.M.F. Convention in March.

Award-winners High Jinx, made up of newlyweds Michael and Tamsyn Jordan, use a mix of magic, illusion, escapology and circus skills to amaze, puzzle and sometime even scare their audience. In 2011 the duo were placed 2nd in the European FISM championships in Blackpool and represented the UK in the FISM world championships in July 2012. They are also former winners of the coveted International Brotherhood of Magicians British Ring Shield.

Diamond & Jade are based in Liverpool, but travel worldwide, and have been working since 1989. The act was formed by Michael Diamond, who has been performing magic from childhood, and has devised many of his own effects and illusions, along with authoring two books on magic.

For your chance to see both acts visit www.southtynesidemagic.com

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Re: South Tyneside March 2015

Postby STIMF » December 15th, 2014, 9:21 am

Today we’re shuffling on to the next part of our Meet the Magicians series and pulling out two aces from the S.T.I.M.F. Convention deck...

Leading card technician Gordon Bruce rarely gives lectures or appearances for other magicians but we’re pleased to say he’s making an exception for us.

If that wasn’t enough, we’ve also got John Carey, who’ll be leading a special lecture on to handle card effects without diluting their impact.

For more details visit www.southtynesidemagic.com

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Re: South Tyneside March 2015

Postby STIMF » December 17th, 2014, 9:51 am

Last but by no means least in our Meet the Magicians series, please say a huge hello to Kieron Lefever, a true eccentric with a flair for the theatrical, incredible, awe-inspiring and often shocking magic and no regard for the status quo.

He is the 12th name to be announced for the S.T.I.M.F. Convention in March 2015 – but I’m sure there was one more…

Oh yes, (unlucky) number 13, a man who needs no introduction – but I’ll give him one anyway – Mr John Archer.

John is a member of the inner Magic Circle with gold star and a winner of the Magic Circle Stage Magician of the Year. This comedian, writer and all round nice guy (can you tell he checked this before I posted) has been assisting with the organisation of the year’s event and will be there in fine form throughout the weekend.

For more details and a full line-up see www.southtynesidemagic.com

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Re: South Tyneside March 2015

Postby STIMF » December 19th, 2014, 5:48 am

Happy holidays everyone. I'll be back with more S.T.I.M.F. updates in the New Year but in the meantime please remember to check out our website www.southtynesidemagic.com and book your tickets for the friendliest convention in town!

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Re: South Tyneside March 2015

Postby STIMF » January 19th, 2015, 10:36 am

Hey all. In the next few posts I’m going to be giving you a rundown of what’s on at the South Tyneside International Magic Festival (S.T.I.M.F) Convention 2015.
Please note these times and events are subject to change but, as it currently stands, day one on Friday March 13 will run as follows:
10am – Children’s Show with Russ Brown
11am – Children’s Show Lecture with Russ Brown
12pm – 1pm – Lunch break
1pm – Lecture with Satori
3pm – Lecture with John Carey
8pm – Gala Show featuring Dave Andrews, Satori, John Archer, High Jinx, Luke Jermay, Diamond and Jade and compered by Michael Finney
11pm – Exclusive Midnight Show
Registration will take place between 9am and 10am and again from 12.30pm until 1.30pm. Dealers will be open 9am – 6pm
For more details call 0191 4247986, email events@southtyneside.gov.uk or visit www.southtynesidemagic.com

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Re: South Tyneside March 2015

Postby STIMF » January 21st, 2015, 6:46 am

It’s time to talk about the second day of the South Tyneside International Magic Festival (S.T.I.M.F) Convention 2015 on Saturday March 14. At present this is scheduled to include:
10am – Lecture with Kieron Lefever
11.30am – Lecture with Atlas
Between 1pm and 2.45pm convention attendees will be split into two groups to enjoy a dealer showcase and a close up session with John Carey, Luke Jermay and Gordon Bruce
3pm – Lecture with Paul Nardini
4pm – Lecture with Luke Jermay
8pm – An International Gala Show compered by John Archer and featuring High Jinx, Atlas and Looch, Dave Andrews, The Great Nardini and Michael Finney
Registration will open from 9.30am to 10.30am and dealers will be open from 9.30am until 6pm
For more details call 0191 4247986, email events@southtyneside.gov.uk or visit http://www.southtynesidemagic.com
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Re: South Tyneside March 2015

Postby STIMF » January 23rd, 2015, 8:58 am

The third and final day of the South Tyneside International Magic Festival (S.T.I.M.F) Convention 2015 will be held on Sunday March 15 and is expected to include:
10am – Lecture with Gordon Bruce
11.30am – Lecture with Michael Finney
Dealers will be open from 10am until 2pm and there’s a chance to book masterclasses with Atlas and Looch and Satori. These will take place at 3pm and incur an additional cost. All other events listed in this and the previous two posts are included in the convention fee of £65.
For more details call 0191 4247986, email events@southtyneside.gov.uk or visit www.southtynesidemagic.com

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Re: South Tyneside March 2015

Postby STIMF » February 3rd, 2015, 6:34 am

Proud to say that Magicbox is sponsoring the South Tyneside International Magic Festival 2015. The team at Magicbox has been with us since the beginning and have been sponsors for the past nine years. It's great to have them on board and you can hear Graeme Shaw from the company talking about the festival on BBC Radio Newcastle by following this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02h12bd#auto (it starts at 1hour, 39mins and 50seconds in).

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Re: South Tyneside March 2015

Postby STIMF » February 5th, 2015, 7:01 am

Just a quick reminder that there are very few places on the Satori masterclass, which follows the STIMF Convention 2015.

If you would like to attend this event and learn step-by-step the secrets of Contact Mind Reading, then please contact us ASAP on 0191 4247986 or events@southtyneside.gov.uk

Places for the workshop, taking place at the Customs House, South Shields at 3pm on Sunday March 15, are open to delegates and non-delegates of the 2015 Convention and will be billed separately at a cost of £70

For more information please visit ww.southtynesidemagic.com

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Re: South Tyneside March 2015

Postby STIMF » February 9th, 2015, 7:40 am

We’re now just a month away from the South Tyneside International Magic Festival 2015 and we’d love to hear what you’re most looking forward to this year, as well as your best memories from past events! Please share any stories or pictures you have here (and keep it clean!).

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Re: South Tyneside March 2015

Postby STIMF » February 11th, 2015, 6:01 am

Proud to see the S.T.I.M.F. Convention featured in the new issue of MAGICSEEN MAGAZINE​ - they're even giving away a free ticket. If you don't have a copy yet then find out how to get one at http://www.magicseen.co.uk/ - Good luck!

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Re: South Tyneside March 2015

Postby STIMF » February 17th, 2015, 6:53 am

Tickets for the STIMF Convention 2015 are disappearing fast (pardon the pun)! - do you have yours yet? Get them now to avoid missing out on a whole host of workshops, performances, lectures and more at THE friendliest convention on the planet! Find out more on these postings or at www.southtynesidemagic.com

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Re: South Tyneside March 2015

Postby STIMF » February 18th, 2015, 9:40 am

We're so excited to be welcoming High Jinx back to the STIMF this year. Hear what Michael and Tamsyn Jordan​ said about their forthcoming appearance on BBC Newcastle at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02hcdrg#auto
The interview starts at around 2 hours, 53 mins and 30 seconds in and the link will be live for the next 21 days - enjoy!

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Re: South Tyneside March 2015

Postby STIMF » February 20th, 2015, 5:46 am

Did you hear the fantastic interview Michael Finney​ gave to BBC Newcastle this week about the South Tyneside International Magic Festival? If you missed it listen again here -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02htnry#auto – it starts at 3 hours, 9 mins and 36 seconds in

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Re: South Tyneside March 2015

Postby STIMF » February 25th, 2015, 6:26 am

In the next few posts I’m going to be introducing you to some of the dealers that will be present at the South Tyneside International Magic Convention 2015, offering everything you need to enhance your act.

First up, and familiar to all previous convention attendees, is Newcastle-based Magicbox. With nearly two decades of service under its belt this company has long established itself as one of the leading suppliers of magic tricks, props and accessories to both amateur and professional magicians alike and I’m proud to say they have been strong supporters of the STIMF Convention since the very beginning.

Magicbox will be at the STIMF Convention’s dealer zone from 9am to 6pm on Friday (March 13), 9.30am to 6pm on Saturday (March 14) and 10am to 2pm on Sunday (March 15).

A separate dealer showcase will also be held on Saturday. Entry to all of this is included in your convention ticket, priced at £65 for the weekend.
For more information please visit www.southtynesidemagic.com or call 0191 4247986

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Re: South Tyneside March 2015

Postby STIMF » February 26th, 2015, 7:25 am

In my last post I introduced you to Magicbox, who’ll be taking part in the STIMF Convention’s dealer zone for 2015.

I’m proud to say that the UK’s number one flash products manufacturer, Illusioncraft will also be sending representatives from its base in Blackpool.

They’ll be joined by staff from Merlins of Wakefield, which was established in 1995 to advise and supply top magicians with props, books, DVD's and routines.

All of these dealers and more, will be exhibiting in the dealer zone at the STIMF Convention on Friday. Saturday and Sunday (March 13-15) with an additional dealer showcase on Saturday afternoon. Entry is included in your convention ticket price.

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Re: South Tyneside March 2015

Postby STIMF » February 27th, 2015, 6:03 am

For the final part of our meet the dealers series, I’d like to introduce you to leading UK trick provider, Magic World.

They’ll be exhibiting in our dealer’s zone, on Friday. Saturday and Sunday, where you’ll also have the opportunity to purchase items from leading performers and creators Andi Gladwin and Christian Schenk.

There’ll also be a stand from Alanshaxonbooks.com, which will be selling copies of Alan Shaxon – The Sophisticated Sorcerer, a must-read for any magician who delivers close-up, stage, cabaret or children's entertainment.

All of this, and the exhibitors detailed in the previous two posts, will be available from 9am to 6pm on Friday (March 13), 9.30am to 6pm on Saturday (March 14) and 10am to 2pm on Sunday (March 15).

A separate dealer showcase will also be held on Saturday. Entry to all of this is included in your convention ticket, priced at £65 for the weekend.
For more information please visit www.southtynesidemagic.com or call 0191 4247986

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Re: South Tyneside March 2015

Postby STIMF » March 3rd, 2015, 7:00 am

Just wanted to let you know that our special Satori masterclass has now sold out.

There are still limited places available for our masterclass with Atlas​ and Looch however I would recommend booking this as soon as possible.

Everything is on the table, from Train Tracking to The Black Project. And, in addition to their effects and methods, Atlas and Looch will also be sharing their expertise in establishing a brand, pricing a show, networking, accounting and marketing, for everything from private parties to corporate events.

If you want to perform professionally, if you want to know how to improve and develop your performance or how to promote your services more effectively, then this masterclass is not to be missed.

The masterclass will be held at 3pm on Sunday March 15 and is open to both STIMF Convention attendees and non-delegates, Attendance costs £250 for up to six hours of expert tuition.

For more information, or to book, call 0191 424 7986, email events@southtyneside.gov.uk or visit www.southtynesidemagic.com

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Re: South Tyneside March 2015

Postby STIMF » March 4th, 2015, 4:26 am

Great interview with John Archer on BBC Newcastle - Radio for the North East yesterday. If you missed it you can hear it again at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02js1k2#auto starting at around 1 hour, 43 mins and 35 seconds in. They're hoping to run more of John's chat with Simon Logan on Friday afternoon too, so make sure you tune in!

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Re: South Tyneside March 2015

Postby Q. Kumber » March 4th, 2015, 4:44 am

I've been to the South Tyneside for at least half of their conventions and it is always a welcoming and fun weekend with lots of good magic and socialising.

Today I want to thank the person posting these announcements for keeping the same topic., unlike some other conventions who start a new topic every time they have something to say.

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Re: South Tyneside March 2015

Postby STIMF » March 5th, 2015, 7:37 am

The rabbit is almost out of the hat! The STIMF Convention returns next week (March 13), with just 20 tickets still for sale.

Don’t miss your chance to see lectures, performances and workshops by artists including Satori, John Carey, Kieron Lefever, Russ Brown, Gordon Bruce, Michael Finney, Paul Nardini and Luke Jermay.

Attendees will also receive entry to a special Midnight performance and two International Gala Shows, as well as a special dealer area.

A separate masterclass being hosted by Satori on Sunday afternoon has already sold out, though a limited number of places are still available to attend Atlas and Looch’s masterclass, which is open to both convention attendees and non-delegates alike.

Tickets for the convention, which runs from Friday March 13 to Sunday March 15, are now priced at £65 per person, with masterclass bookings at an additional charge.

For more information, or to book, call 0191 4247986 or email events@southtyneside.gov.uk. Further details can also be found at www.southtynesidemagic.com

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Re: South Tyneside March 2015

Postby STIMF » March 9th, 2015, 6:39 am

The South Tyneside International Magic Festival has officially begun. Just days to go until the Convention aspect gets underway and there’s school shows and a Family Magic Extravaganza with Magicbox to enjoy before that – it’s going to be a great week!

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Re: South Tyneside March 2015

Postby STIMF » March 11th, 2015, 7:56 am

Before the convention we have shows running in schools across South Tyneside this week. BBC Newcastle - Radio for the North East attended one in Jarrow yesterday and ran two lovely pieces. If you missed them listen again at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02kq022#auto (51 mins and 48 seconds in) and http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02kq02h (25 mins and 44 secs in). It's great to see young people getting interested in magic!

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Re: South Tyneside March 2015

Postby STIMF » March 13th, 2015, 5:41 am

It's here!!!! The 12th annual South Tyneside International Magic Festival Convention has officially begun. There's a whole host of lectures, workshops and performances for you to enjoy over the next three days and we hope a fun and (dare we say) informative time will be had by all. Please keep sharing your stories and pictures throughout the event - and try to keep it clean!

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Re: South Tyneside March 2015

Postby STIMF » March 13th, 2015, 7:50 am

Did you hear Graeme Shaw​ from Magicbox​ saw Alfie Joey​ in half for the South Tyneside International Magic Festival this morning on BBC Newcastle - Radio for the North East​? Listen again at www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02kq06v - the sawing starts at 2 hours, 54 minutes and 13 seconds in to the show!

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Re: South Tyneside March 2015

Postby STIMF » March 16th, 2015, 8:22 am

The South Tyneside International Magic Festival Convention is over for another year. Thanks to everyone who supported the 12th annual event, including our loyal sponsors Magicbox, media partner BBC Newcastle and all of the other performers, delegates, dealers and staff who helped make the event such an enjoyable success. A special shout out must also go to John Archer, who worked hard on stage and behind the scenes alongside the ever-energetic events team at South Tyneside Council. Please continue to share all of your stories and pictures from the STIMF Convention 2015 and I hope to see you all again next year!

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Re: South Tyneside March 2015

Postby STIMF » March 17th, 2015, 7:09 am

Just a quick note to let you know that the dates for the STIMF Convention 2016 have now been confirmed as March 11 - 13. Please register as soon as you can and feel free to suggest names you'd like to see at the convention (bearing in mind that our aim is to keep standards high and the budget balanced). You can direct any further queries to Karri at South Tyneside Council on (0191) 4247986 (or +44 (191) 424 7986 if you're calling international) or events@southtyneside.gov.uk. And don't forget to fill in the feedback forms if you came this year!


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