The first recorded magic act was by the magician Dedi who performed his tricks in Ancient Egypt in 2,700 B.C. He is credited with the first cups and balls magic trick.
It is quite astounding to imagine that civilisations have been enjoying magic tricks for almost 5000 years, magic has really stood the test of time. Everyone enjoys the wonder of a good illusion, from children to adults we all like to believe that magic exists.
This week we were delighted to welcome Geoff Partner to Canterbury House to entertain us. Geoff is an expert in close up magic, he performed some wonderful tricks for a group of us in the lounge and then made his way around the home to entertain everyone.
Geoff’s close up illusions and sleight of hand had us all perplexed, we watched from varying angles and try as we might, and we did try, we couldn’t work out his methods. He baffled us with card tricks and rope tricks and used many other props that had us questioning our own eyes.
Magic will never go out of fashion; magicians will always amaze us with their skills, and we will always want to know how they did it.
We had a great day and are so grateful to Canterbury House for organising such a fun afternoon and to Geoff for keeping us all guessing.