A MAGICIAN who has entertained all over the world wants to make Grantham more magical.
Tony Strange, of Earlesfield Lane, Grantham, performs close-up magic, which involves card tricks, sleight of hand and even mind reading.
He said: “I do the same sort of things as Dynamo.
“My job is to amaze and amuse.”
Tony offered Journal reporter Suzie Pike and photographer Toby Roberts the chance to experience some of the magic he has to offer first hand and they both left mystified.
Suzie said: “I wasn’t sure what to expect when Tony rang up and said he could do magic like Dynamo. Being a little sceptical about camera angles and the likes on TV shows I was looking forward to seeing if I could be fooled face-to-face.
“Let’s just say he managed it with every single trick.”
Tony made a card go through a metal block, an elastic band ‘melt’ through a ring and he even read Suzie’s mind.
She said: “I was sitting right in front of him and I didn’t see how any of it was done.
“The entire time I was next to a pack of cards, at the end he told me think of a card, then he went through the pack and the card I chose was the wrong way up.
“I’ve even studied the video to see if I can tell how he does it but I’ve got no idea. I’m starting to think he may have special powers!”
In an attempt to make Grantham more magical Tony, who also invents magic effects, is hoping to start up a magician’s club, which would welcome everyone interested in magic from professionals to beginners.
But if you are hoping to find out the secrets of how amazing tricks are done be warned, even though he knows the answers he won’t tell.
He said: “It will just be a gathering of magicians where we can discuss and further the art of magic.”
The club is open to over 14s and Tony will even give beginners tuition in sleight of hand.
As well as this Tony, who has 25 years’ experience, is offering a restaurant the chance to win his services for the evening. Find out how you can be in with a chance of claiming the prize in next week’s Grantham Journal.
If you are interested in joining the magic club e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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