Two more names have been added to the line up for this year's Northern Magic Circle Convention.

Shirley RayShirley Ray is a world class Balloon Artist and International instructor. Shirley has taught at many balloon conventions and twisting events around the world. Shirley also runs her own U.K. based business “Balloons by Magic”. Her work has been featured on television and has also appeared in both the Balloon Magic and Balloon Images magazines. Shirley, along with her husband Dave, run a home-based Balloon Parade online shop supplying instructional sheets and DVDs.

Andrew NormansellAndrew Normansell has been well established as an entertainer, magician and mentalist for over twenty five years, and has performed extensively both in the UK and abroad. Andrew has authored many books on the subjects of magic and mind reading and is also well respected as a lecturer and motivational speaker. Andrew is also the inventor of a number of commercial hits, including Jinx, Club Sandwich, Zen Coin Collection, Collector's Edition, Hades' Pennies, as well as DVD Collections, all available worldwide.

The Northern Magic Circle Convention is on 11th and 12th April 2015 at Harrogate Theatre, Oxford Street, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 1QF (Map). Tickets available here or email - they cost more on the door so pre-register today!

Posted: Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Two more names have been announced for the Northern Magic Circle Convention 2015!

Wayne Goodman

Wayne Goodman is a versatile performer, known for his fearless approach he is often to be found surrounded by a group of people, all engaged in what he is doing, laughing at what he is saying and in awe of the mastery of his craft.

Wayne has been a professional performer for over 25 years, during which time he has worked across Europe, Scandinavia, Mexico and the USA.
Creator of such effects as Look Sharp, Clone, Lord of the Bling, Waynes Kings and Marked. Author of a number of books including The Definitive guide to Restaurant Magic, Comedy Magicians Joke File Vol 1, 2 and 3 and the combined Complete Comedy Magicians Joke File.

Wayne has an expanding network of clients, including Tobar, Hawkins Bazaar, P&O, DFDS Scandinavian Seaways, Tesco's, Silverstone Race Track, Waitrose, M&S, Frankie and Bennys, Thomson Holidays, Novoltel, Beefeater, O2, EE and many more.

Mark James

Mark James has worked professionally for over a decade, on land and at sea in over 40 countries worldwide.

Combining original comedy and magic with juggling, escapology and music to create a show like no other. His act is versatile and he regularly headlines at holiday centres, cruise ships, comedy clubs and private events all over the globe.

Mark James' show is a non stop laugh riot that will have you on the edge of your seat and giggling like a child again. Mark's past & present clients include -
Fred Olsen Cruise Line, UK Productions, Manchester United FC, Haven Holidays, Park Resorts, Butlin's, CMV Cruises, Camelot Theme Park, Potter's Holidays,  Ibero Cruises, Thompson's Family Resorts, First Choice Holidays, Ribby Hall Holiday Village and Buzz Club Comedy amongst a whole host of football clubs, comedy venues, holiday companies and private clients.  

The Northern Magic Circle Convention is on 11-12th April 2015 at Harrogate Theatre, Oxford Street, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 1QF. Tickets available here or e-mail

Posted: Saturday, 7 February 2015

Illusionist, Andrew Green and mind reader, Kennedy (aka. Ken Dyne) are the first artistes and lecturers to be announced for this year's Northern Magic Circle Convention, on 11-12th April 2015.


Kennedy Andrew Green is one of the leading corporate event and theatre Illusionists in the UK today. His dynamic high energy spectacular performances of grand scale illusion have been amazing audiences worldwide for over 20 years and his cutting edge style is recognised as a must see attraction on numerous cruise lines and at corporate events, product launches and theatre galas across the globe. Andrew blends creative theatrical artistry, astounding magical effects and his vibrant personality to create memorable live performances.

Andrew's client list includes Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein Singapore, Bentley, UEFA and many high profile celebrities.


KennedyKennedy (aka Ken Dyne) has been one of the UK's most prolific creators and performers of mentalism for over 12 years. He performs at corporate events the world over and on luxury 6* cruise ships across the globe, entertaining people with his ability to figure out and manipulate their thoughts. In his lecture, Ken will share his real-world working routines from his highly acclaimed book, "Bairn"; plus some never-before revealed material exclusively for our convention attendees.


The Northern Magic Circle Convention is on 11-12th April 2015 at Harrogate Theatre, Oxford Street, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 1QF. Tickets available here or e-mail


Posted: Friday, 23 January 2015