New acts added to South Tyneside International Magic Festival 2019

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New acts added to South Tyneside International Magic Festival 2019

Postby STIMF » June 24th, 2019, 5:14 am

Hi everyone! I have some info about the latest acts added to the line-up for the South Tyneside International Magic Festival, which returns to South Shields from 11 to 13 October.


TOP ACTS from around the UK and across the pond have been added to a magical event taking place in South Shields this autumn.

The 16th annual South Tyneside International Magic Festival returns from 11 to 13 October, with a packed programme of entertainment across the three days.

And American magician Nate Staniforth has been revealed as one of the new additions to the line-up, where he will present his first ever lecture and show in the UK.

Known for hosting Breaking Magic on the Discovery Channel, Nate has performed across the US and has recently published his memoir, Here is Real Magic, and Clouds and Kingdoms, an educational manual for professional magicians.

Joining the gala show from Scotland is multi-award winning Adam Black, the current Magic Circle Young Magician of the Year, who has been performing since he was just 10, and filmmaker and The Real Hustle star, R. Paul Wilson, who will entertain magic fans with close up tricks, along with hosting a workshop.

Festival-goers can look out for Laura London, known for her close up and card skills which have earned her residencies at some of London’s top venues and secured performances around the world.

And sibling act Matricks will be combining elements of danger, comedy and charm at the gala show with their own unique props and special effects.

Councillor Alan Kerr, Lead Member for Culture and Leisure at South Tyneside Council, believes it is shaping up to be a brilliant event.

“We have a fantastic line-up heading to South Shields and I cannot wait to see all of the different magic styles being showcased in October,” said Cllr Kerr.

“We are very lucky to attract such talented acts to the festival and there is something for everyone this year, whether they are a keen magician themselves or just a fan of the art.

“I am looking forward to welcoming magic fans from across the region and beyond to South Shields in autumn for what is a great event for all ages.”

Also performing across the three-day event are Britain’s Got Talent winner Richard Jones, Mario “the Maker Magician” Marchese, Mike Pisciotta, Xulio Merino, Olmac, Magic Gisell, Steve Hewlett, Mark Shortland and Safire.

The South Tyneside International Magic Festival is organised by South Tyneside Council and magician, Steve Gore, in partnership with The Customs House and Magicbox.

Convention tickets are currently on sale for £65. For more information on the festival or to book a place, visit

To book tickets for the public shows, visit or call the box office on 0191 454 1234.

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Re: New acts added to South Tyneside International Magic Festival 2019

Postby performer » June 24th, 2019, 8:38 am

Coincidentally I have just finished reading the memoirs of Nate Staniforth. I got the book out of the library and have to return it soon! It is a very interesting book and different from the usual run.
I had never heard of him before. It is a story of someone burned out by performing so he goes to India to find the REAL magic! I think he found it and I hope he doesn't get burned out by showbusiness again! No doubt the joys of Tyneside where I lived for a time will invigorate him somewhat. I am not sure however, if the ambience will be conducive to real magic in the way that India is although I expect he will find the odd curry restaurant there. It is a fascinating book in some ways although I found the use of profanity therein a little too much for my sensitive nature.
I will be curious to see how well his act goes over.

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