Showing posts with label _Amherst. Show all posts
Showing posts with label _Amherst. Show all posts

23 February 2017

Amherst: Maritime School of Magic

From Cumberland News Now:
Although many think of the magician as having the top hat and jacket and tails, (Brian) Hebert practices and teachers what he calls impromptu magic, something that can be performed at any time and almost anywhere.

“All the stuff can be held in my pocket,” he said.

It’s something the amateur magician hopes to share through a new Maritime School of Magic he’s setting up in Amherst. He hopes to begin classes in early March and continue for one hour a week for eight weeks.

The classes are tailored for children ages eight to 10, but if there’s enough interest he will open classes for older children. Along with learning to perform magic, Hebert said, the children will learn a lot of skills they can use in their every day life.

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31 July 2014

Amherst: Houdini Day

Bruce MacNab, author of The Metamorphosis: The Apprenticeship of Harry Houdini, has helped arrange a special Houdini Day in Amherst, Nova Scotia, this Sunday, August 3, 2014. The event celebrates Houdini's historic August 3, 1896 performance at the Amherst Academy of Music.

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Also in the post, it says that "Lucas Wilson will perform Houdini's upside down straitjacket escape from a 100-foot crane."

A special way to mark Houdini's presence in Canada!