Romany to star at the 2011 Wessex Magical Association One Day Convention in Bournemouth, England.
International star Romany - Diva of Magic - will close the evening gala show at the WMA One Day Convention on Sunday 3rd April 2011 with her spectacular stage act. Strongly influenced by 1950s Hollywood and the stars of burlesque, Romany is famous for her fabulous costumes, diamonds and feathers, as well as her highly accomplished magic skills. Time Out described her as "a flamboyant hybrid of Bette Midler and Mary Poppins... a fascinating razzle-dazzle mix of magic, original comedy and intelligent glamour". Romany was honoured by the Magic Circle in 2009 when she became a Member of the Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star for performance.
Romany, who performs professionally as a close-up magician as well as in cabaret and on stage, will also be one of a number of star lecturers at the convention with her lecture, ''That Thing You Do''. She says about her lecture, "It's mainly about presentation, about how we treat props, about how to know who you are before you set foot on the stage, and of course a couple of tricks too. It's pulled from what I've learnt from teachers of magic such as Bob Fitch, Jeff McBride, Eugene Burger and John Carney over the last twelve years."
The WMA One Day Convention will feature lectures, workshops and performances from a full range of magic celebrities. The WMA will be celebrating its 80th year in 2011 and the long running bi-annual convention, which will be attended by the usual wide variety of magic dealers, will be one of the highlights of the year. Full details of the other top magicians who will be participating will be announced later in the year. Whole day tickets including a ticket for the evening Gala Show will be 18 if booked in advance and 20 on the door. The location, as in previous years, will be The Kinson Community Centre, Millhams Road, Kinson, Bournemouth BH10 7LH. UK. www.wmagic.co.uk.