John Field

Location: Epsom Surrey
About The Speaker...

John was admitted as a solicitor in 1976 and has practised law ever since. However his main passion in life is magic and he has been performing as a magician for almost 50 years. He is a member of the world famous Magic Circle and within that club has been elevated to the rank of Associate Member of The Inner Magic Circle with Silver Star. This accreditation is only held by about 350 magicians worldwide. He has raised thousands of pounds for charities with his talks on magic and his magical performances. Do not miss an opportunity to see him perform.John is available for cabaret, banquets, receptions, weddings and after dinner speaking. John regularly appears at venues in Surrey, London and throughout the South-East

About his talks...

John’s presentations are power point presentations and he supplies all of the equipment. He requires only that the venue provide a table no less than 3 feet square.

Fee:

Fees start at £100 for small clubs (with a concession for Womens Institutes). The fee quoted will include travel expenses.
I live near Epsom and I am happy to perform in Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire Buckinghamshire and Essex

My Contact Details:
Phone:

07759 609 959

The Amazing World of Magic

This talk has been honed to perfection over 40 years. You will hear about the oldest magician known to mankind, the oldest trick in magic, scams based on that trick and how to avoid being caught out, the first book written about magic, the dawning of respectability, two famous magicians and the current magic scene. You will also be shown some different styles of magic which will entertain and amuse.

***I do not use PowerPoint for my land based talks on The Amazing World of Magic because this is such a fun, visual presentation in any event…. however, because of my work with the cruise lines, a PowerPoint version is available and should that be what is required, this is not a problem.

Harry Houdini – Part 1

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Hear the truth about Harry’s place of birth, his deprived childhood, his fascination with magic, his whirlwind romance, his trek up the show business ladder from rock bottom, his success and the challenges it brought and his sensational publicity stunts. An incredible life which cannot be given justice in a 45 minute session.

Harry Houdini – Part 2

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The last 13 years of Harry’s life were in many respects more sensational than the first 39. You will hear about his most incredible and dangerous trick and his non magic exploits in aviation, film making and spiritualism. Hear about his contemporaries and their influence on him. Finally hear the truth about his death and its consequences.

Chung Ling Soo

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A little known name today but in his heyday a world sensation. A Scots/American who had the nerve to call himself the ONLY genuine Chinese magician in the world! He gambled with the most dangerous trick in magic – one which even the great Houdini would not attempt.. This talk encompasses the 13 other magicians who have tried this trick and met with grizzly ends.

Alexander – The Man Who Knows

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Show business is full of them – charlatans who persuade the public to part with their hard earned money to see something special. Alexander Conlan was one of the worst. A murderer and bigamist, he made a fortune touring the world with his mind-reading act. His posters are haunting and iconic but hide the truth behind this complex character.

The Piddingtons

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Born out of the horror of the Far East prison camps in the Second World War, hear the tale of Australians, Sydney Piddington and his wife Lesley. For a few years in the early 1950s they presented an act on BBC Radio (!) of two person telepathy. Lesley would be locked in remote places – on one occasion The Tower of London – yet would receive messages telepathically from her husband. Even now Lesley will not reveal the secret, but it is an incredible story. In this talk you WILL learn a sensational thought transference routine to perform at social gatherings.

Tommy Cooper

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This ungainly, tall, ugly, incompetent magician only had to stand on stage and the public would laugh. As soon as he chuckled, shrugged his shoulders, coughed or did a stage shimmy the audience was his. Even now his shows are repeated on television to large audiences who cannot help laughing at his antics. What was he really like and what led him to this successful formula? Hear John’s talk on Tommy to find out.

David Nixon

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Known as TV’s Mr Magic, David had his own series on Thames TV on Monday nights for many years. A delightful, gentle man who was the epitome of charm.
A nervous performer who, along with his singing assistant, Anita Harris, and ably assisted by Alistair (Ali Bongo), brought magic to the houses of the nation for many years. Little is known about his background and how he came to be such a star. Now is the time to find out!

What people say about my talks

Hello, Dianne, I think that I told you that I was booked to talk on Harry Houdini as part of their Royston Pike series of lectures. Not many there but we had a good time. What was really exciting for me was that the nephew of Harry’s cabinet maker came to the talk.I always give feedback forms to those booking me. Amongst other things EBC said that they had received emails from members of the audience asking if i could be booked to give another talk in the same series next year. November 2015