Isle of Wight Magic at the Priory Hotel
I have made several trips across part of the English Channel to work as an Isle of Wight magician.
The first time I visited the island it was not as a magician but while touring with a theatre company many years ago. I am always surprised at just how close to the mainland the island is. A short hovercraft trip of a little over ten minutes is all that separates Southsea from the town of Ryde.
This time I was performing close up magic at The Priory Bay Hotel which is a fifteen minute taxi drive from the shore. This is a luxury hotel and while I was there a number of helicopters arrived and left as the rich and famous dropped in for lunch. The photograph above shows one taking off from the landing pad no more than a hundred yards from the room I was performing in.
The grounds are delightful and the staff were most helpful it was a pleasure to perform there. The group was a small one less than thirty people which gives the event a very intimate feel. By the time I finished everyone was watching and it had a really nice cabaret magic feel to it.
I got a nice letter back from the host,
“Just to say thank you for coming to the Isle of White on Saturday to entertain my guest, we all enjoyed the magic very much!”