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Another Busy Week Of Magic Ahead

Disappearing in one place, reappearing in another ...



On Wednesday 29th, I'm off to the Arts Gateway Mix and Mingle, which is on at the MK Museum in McConnell Drive in Wolverton. It's 18.30 until 21.00, so plenty of time to nip down there ...

Mix & Mingle, workshops and a magic website. It's going to be another busy week.

Mix & Mingle, workshops and a magic website. It's going to be another busy week.

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I've been to the Arts Gateway Mix and Mingle before, but just as a wanderer, saying hello to people I know. But this time, I thought I'd take a table there with some magic.

I'm not quite sure if my new website will be up and running by then, but in any case, I thought I'd get amongst the public, do a bit of magic and drink plenty of tea.

"Should be fun and who knows
what one may sell?"

Then on Friday I travel to Cardiff to teach it at the Pauline Quirke Academy, where I do a series of workshops on the Saturday starting at 9 and ending at about 5.

They like me at Pauline Quirke's academies as I suddenly set things on fire (under very controlled circumstances I should add) and always end up with the cutting off my arm with a knife for the older students. In between, I'm teaching them how to make things disappear and end up somewhere else and all the misdirection that goes with it.

I'm also getting my own channel on YouTube as I do video demo's and I'm busy uploading my vids onto that. Some of them are quite old, and so I'm getting around to re-filming them with better angles and quality.

If you want a look at any then they're under David Pibworth Productions, and at present you will see in some cases a much younger me doing them, but the gags are much the same.

Here's one not uploaded yet which is the knife through the arm. One of the reasons it's not on yet is that I'm having difficulty sourcing the knives, but I know people seem to enjoy it, so here it is.

I've got to nip in and out this week putting a few stages into various venues see for details. We're currently having the large mobile stage refurbished which is something I'd been putting off for a year or so, but then a tree went and fell on it during the recent storms which rather put me in the position of needing to do it.

"So, see you tomorrow if you're at the Arts Gateway event."

I'm the one with a hat on, and I shall have the Magic Colouring Books with me, as used by Eddie Redmayne on the Graham Norton show if you want one. Special offer as well!

Until next time ...


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More about David Pibworth ...

David is the owner of David Pibworth Productions (DPP) which provide corporate entertainment and also actors for corporate training and development.

Having worked in the Light Entertainment field for many years and produced shows for Al Murray & Joe Pasquale amongst others, David is in a position to advise on well-known comedy and musical acts. DPP also represent Ray Galton and Alan Simpson's scripts which include Hancock's Half Hour and Steptoe and Son.

He is the director of MK Theatre of Comedy who are very well known locally for their stage adaptations of classic comedy scripts such as Fawlty Towers, The Vicar of Dibley, Allo Allo and many others.

He is a long-standing member of Equity and the Directors Guild of Great Britain and has acted in, and directed, many productions over the years, mainly in Light Entertainment, but with occasional forays into Shakespeare etc. Every Christmas he is contracted as an Ugly Sister in Cinderella, currently with 'That's Entertainment' who also use him as a director.

He teaches eccentric magic for The Pauline Quirke Academy and MKTOC also run a youth drama school in Olney from the DPP offices.

David maintains his busy lifestyle is a surefire way to avoid being on any committees. He is married to Julie, and they have one daughter, Esther and live in Clifton Reynes, surrounded by dogs, cats and horses. They live so close to the church that David has instructed his daughter - when he dies and not before - to fire him over the wall from a circus cannon.