Competition! Design the new Marvin’s Magic in store uniforms
We will be updating our in store magicians uniforms. We encourage all aspiring fashion designers to come up with our new look. Ideally the new look should be practical, fresh and exciting and incorporate our company colours and logo. Email your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting “MM fashion competition”. There is a £100 voucher for Marvin’s Magic plus your winning design will be made up and given to you. Entries must be submitted by May 20th And will be announced in July 2013. Good Luck!
Our 25 year Marvin’s Magic Anniversary
Marvin’s Magic celebrated their 25th Anniversary.
There are lots of initiatives for our customers to celebrate including some very special offers and special 25 year Anniversary products.
There was a special party for the Marvin’s Magic teams past and present
Bid for Marvin’s Artwork
Marvin Berglas has been included in the Willow Foundation Stars on Canvas . You can bid for Marvin’s original masterpiece with all proceeds going to this great cause. Among fellow artists were stars of sport, stage and screen…including Mo Farrah, Wayne Rooney and actor John Hurt ( pictured with Marvin). http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Marvin-Berglas-Magician-Celebrity-Art-Stars-on-Canvas-/181027355781?pt=UK_Art_OtherArt_RL&hash=item2a26123c85
Marvin at the Mermaid Theatre
Marvin Berglas added another feather to his cap by co starring in the Dunninger Show at the Mermaid Theatre as part of the International Magic Week.
Marvin played celebrity announcer Glenn Riggs in the recreation of the Dunninger Show…a 40s radio broadcast of the famous US mentalist .
The cast also comprised Joe Atmore, Matt Field and celebrity judges Sophie Aldred from Doctor Who and Frankie from Dancing on Ice.
Marvin’ Magic Week
Following some recent high profile appearances at the Dorchester, Harrods, The Portman and Scott’s of Mayfair, this week Marvin will be doing a PA for the opening of the new Hamleys store in Cardiff on Wednesday 13th November 6-8pm. On Friday 16th November he will appear at the Mermaid Theatre in the Dunninger Show playing the part of the Announcer in the special recreation of an American Radio Show Broadcast from the 40′s.
The following day he will performing at the Emirates Stadium for the VIPS and sponsors for the Arsenal v Tottenham North London derby . He heads an award winning team that includes Rick Merrill from the US making his debut at Arsenal, who won the Close Up competition at Fism in 2009.
That evening Marvin performs at a private event at Clivedon for a special night celebration.The following day Marvin will attend with his father, the special presentation of the annual David Berglas award at International Magic.
Marvin’s Magic celebrate in style!
Marvin hosted a wonderful night at Frederick’s in Camden Passage to celebrate in style for the 25th Anniversary of Marvin’s Magic.
The exclusive guest list comprised close friends and family of Marvin’s Magic including the entire team from MM HQ, Marvin’s West End demo team from Hamleys and Harrods plus a selection of past legends from Marvin’s past.
There was tremendous atmosphere throughout the night with great entertainment plus a few surprises.
After Marvin welcomed everyone past demonstrator, Pete Wardell, now the only magician to have won The Magic Circle Close Up and Stage Magician of the Year mesmerised everyone with his award winning Cups and Balls act.
Later another award winning act from Freaky Body Illusionist – Justin Monehen. Marvin then presented several awards including introducing his wonderful personal assistants through the years – Noreen, Claire,Lorraine and Lisa, who all received special bouquets culminating in a Silver Stylus presentation complete with precious stones to Lorraine Rosi who has worked closely with Marvin for 15 years.
Then up on stage were Marvin’s key managers, past and present. Marc Paul, Hamid Moosavi, James Green, Quentin Johns and current manager Tom Hudson.
They all received a great reception from everyone and from Marvin, the rare and last of the Limited Edition sets produced for the Millennium.
The final and most popular presentation was to loyal Bruce Smith who has been with Marvin since 1987. He is now the Demonstration training manager and has influenced so many great demonstrators over the years. He received a solid silver set of gem paddles complete with real gems as a special a memento and appreciation of all he has done with Marvin’s Magic. He was visited by Michael Jackson many times over he years and along with Marvin performed privately behind the locked after hour doors at Hamleys while the world’s press and thousands of fans were left screaming outside. It was an exciting period for the company which received great media attention including Jacko accepting Vice President of the Marvin’s Magic Club. As a special surprise to Bruce a superb Michael Jackson tribute act (demonstrator Danny Oliver) performed a medley of favourites to everyone’s delight.
The cake or should we say cakes were real talking points. Especially made by the Yummy Cake Company they featured perfect replicas in lemon and chocolate sponge of Marvin’s box sets over the years plus a large anniversary logo cake.
Marvin orchestrated a Lights from Anywhere birthday candles cosmic Mexican Wave whilst everyone magically blew out the Lights! While the cake was being cut there was a further surprise while Marvin’s friend from X Factor fame the brilliant Andy Abraham got the party to high energy with his fabulous renditions of Can’t Take My Eyes off You, Ain’t No Stopping Us Now and I Found Lovin.
Everyone left with fond memories of a great time and photos and momentous covering the story so far. Here’s to the next chapter!
Marvin does the Wright Stuff!
Marvin joined a host of celebrities in Portugal to entertain at the Ian Wright Golf Classic on behalf of the Willow Foundation.
Amongst the audience were Bob Wilson, David Seaman, Jodie Kidd, Ian Wright, Frank McClintock,George Graham, DJ Spoony and Francis Lee.
A good time was had by all whilst raising funds for a great cause.
Marvin interviews Dynamo at EMC
Marvin Berglas attended the Essential Magic Conference in Portugal.
It is a specially invited exclusive gathering of magicians from around the world to learn, share and collaborate.
At EMC 2011 Marvin was a speaker. The Conference is beamed live to magicians in 74 countries .
This year Marvin was involved behind the scenes and thoroughly enjoyed the experience of being amongst the elite in magic.
Says Marvin ” It was like being in celebrity Big Brother! You eat, sleep, learn, collaborate and perform with 33 of the best in the world.
It made me fall in love with magic all over again and was a real privelege to be invited again with my father David Berglas . My highlights – besides spending time with many magical heroes and friends was being asked to interview new British sensation, Dynamo and the final surprise emotional send off , where we were all serenaded in the moonlight by a 100 strong choir and orchestra at the finish..as this coincided with my Father’s birthday….it was very emotional!”.
Amongst the magicians were David Blaine, Derren Brown, Paul Daniels and Dynamo. Also various great magicians from Argentina, USA, Spain, Japan and Germany.
World Champion Magicians
Following Marvin’s recent media tour, he caught up with the Grand Prix winners of FISM…the equivalent of the Olympics of magic.
Marvin commented that the competition between the elite was incredibly high and a special congratulations go to Yu Ho Jin from Korea and Yann Frische from France.
Marvin's Magic media tour
Magician Marvin Berglas – the creator of Marvin’s Magic spent a busy day in the studios being interviewed by ten different radio stations which were broadcast locally and nationally over 18 different stations.
Marvin spoke about the 25 year anniversary of his company Marvin’s Magic and the popularity of magic in general. He was also a spokesperson highlighting the imminent World Magic Championships FISM which he was attending the following week.
Marvin even managed to perform some magic for listeners over the airways !
FISM 2012 GRAND PRIX WINNERS YU HO JIN (KOREA)
Marvin teams up with the Barbarians
The 2012 world famous rugby team met up in London ahead of their forthcoming tour and matches against England at Twickenham as well as games against Ireland and Wales at Cardiff.
Marvin has entertained the previous five Barbarians teams being their chosen magician.
This year Marvin wowed the players and coaching staff at a private dinner at San Lorenzo in London….including NZ world cup winner and Barbarians coach John Kirwan. Also world cup winners Mike Tindall (England) and their captain Jon Smit…another NZ world cup winner.
Several players tweeted their admiration and appreciation and how pleased they were to meet up with Marvin
Marvin adds his magic to Arsenal's Ball!
Marvin has entertained sports personalities, politicians, pop stars and even royalty.
It is well documented that Marvin Berglas was the first resident match day magician in the Premier League having been at Arsenal for the past 19 seasons.
As a massive Arsenal fan himself , it is always a pleasure to perform live and close up to Arsenal’s first team.
The Arsenal Charity Ball at the Emirates was a star studded night which raised over £250,000 .
Marvin's Magic hits Albert Sq!
Britain’s popular long running soap , Eastenders featured the Marvin’s Magic Box of Tricks as a perfect gift for young Derek!
Magic Made Easy….somehow available at Walford Market! For more usual stockists visit our magic shops within Hamleys and Harrods or your local John Lewis.
Marvin's Magic On Air
Marvin once again was back at the QVC Studios for a sell out of the Marvin’s Magic products . Check back for more airings and Marvin’s award winning magic throughout the year.
Marvin will judge Magic Circle competition
Marvin Berglas will be one of the three judges for the prestigious Magic Circle Close Up Magician of the Year.
He will be joined by Wayne Dobson and Nicholas Einhorn.
Says Marvin “This is a highly sought after trophy and this years entrants suitably Impressive….it will be a really high standard and hard to call. Nevertheless I am honoured to be a judge. Previously I have judged the Young Magician of the Year and always interested in the Close Up competition”.
Marvin performs for England Captains
Marvin Berglas is no stranger to performing his unique blend of magic to Internationally acclaimed sports stars.
Many top Premiership players have enjoyed Marvin’s Magic.
From the current England squad , Marvin has personally entertained Frank Lampard, Scott Parker, John Terry, Ashley Cole, Rio Ferdinand, Ashley Young, Theo Walcott, James Milner and Jack Wilshere to name a few.
He has entertained several of the previous managers such as Bobby Robson, Terry Venables , Glen Hoddle as well as the outgoing manager Fabio Capello and the new caretaker manager Stuart Pearce.
Our picture shows Marvin with outgoing captain John Terry and the new England captain Scott Parker.
Marvin's Banner at the Emirates.
Marvin Berglas has been honoured by being selected as one of only sixty banners of celebrated fans and past players that adourn the podium at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium to celebrate Arsenal’s 125 year anniversary.
Situated between the Thierry Henry statue and the Stadium …Marvin’s banner reads….Marvin Berglas…Marvin’s Magic! Arsenal’s magician since 1993.
A Magic Year Ahead!
Welcome to all our new members….I know many of you got Marvin’s Magicfor the first time at Xmas and are really getting hooked with your new found skills. There is a wonderful journey to come as I’m sure our regulars will testify. magic is such a wonderful hobby….when performed correctly it brings happiness and wonderment anytime anyplace. To get a reputation of being the life and soul of the party can I give a little advice? You should make sure you fully understand each trick and thoroughly practise before showing it . That way you will be more confident and your audience will be amazed. Thank you for all the emails and tweets over the holidays. We are busy preparing for some exciting new products and shows which we look forward to sharing. Have Fun!
Follow Marvin on Twitter!
For the latest way to keep up to date with Marvin and his activities you can also follow him on Twitter. @marvinberglas
Watch Marvin on TV on New Years Eve
Marvin Berglas, the award winning magician and creator of Marvin’s Magic will be featured on Television’s Fifty Greatest Magic Tricks on Channel 5 on New Year’s Eve at 8pm.
It will feature some of the best tricks ever on TV and some leading lights in magic giving their views!
Marvin's Magic School – an amazing gift!
Calling all you wannabe magicians and young Wizards.
Marvin’s Magic School is a fun and interactive experience for all those that love magic and want to learn a few tricks of the trade.
We have up and coming classes at the 02 in London and nationwide in 2012.
For further information click here!
Marvin on QVC Wednesday am & at Peter Jones on Saturday
Marvin Berglas will be back on QVC this week to showcase various products. It is likely to be the last chance to see Marvin on air this year. The show starts at 9.00am on Wednesday 14 December.
This coming Saturday 17 December Marvin will make an appearance within Peter Jones in Sloane Square.
Marvin’s Magic products will be demonstrated and showcased throughout the busy Saturday before Christmas, but Marvin himself will be on hand to sign any Marvin’s Magic products between 5pm and 6pm.
Marvin Honoured at The Emirates!
It’s been well documented that Marvin Berglas has been a lifelong Arsenal fan. He was the first Premier League resident magician entertaining the VIPS at Box and Club Level for pre match hospitality at Arsenal FC. He played for 16 seasons in the Arsenal Ex Pro Celebrity XI and was featured in the Arsenal Opus book which was part of the timecapsule momentoes.
This season Arsenal celebrate their 125th Anniversary and the podium around Emirates Stadium has been adourned with sixty special commemorative banners celebrating past players, celebrity supporters and loyal sevants of the Club.
Marvin was thrilled to be chosen to be included amongst them. His one is situated near to the new Thierry Henry statue and was unveiled in time for their special celebration match v Everton on the weekend. It will be up until the end of the season in May 2012.
Marvin entertains Lords & Ladies,Politicians and Preseidents!
Marvin Berglas is in constant demand at VIP events. He has entertained Sporting Legends, Pop Stars, Presidents and Royalty. Just last week he was on hand at an event at the Savoy with Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg , Cherie Blair, plus many Lords and Ladies . Former speaker of the House of Commons Betty Boothroyd was also impressed with Marvin’s Magic…so much so that to ensure everyones maximum attention she called out her famous words…”Order, Order!!”.
Marvin a big hit in Dubai
Marvin made a whirlwind trip to Dubai for a special appearance and product signing within Hamleys impressive store in the Dubai Mall. An enthusiastic crowd gathered in anticipation of Marvin’s visit and he did not disappoint performing some spell binding magic before signing autographs. Marvin said ” I was totally blown away by the opulence and scale of things at the Dubai Mall, which is right by Berj Khalifa – the tallest building in the world. The set up and staff at Hamleys in Dubai are first class and they and the hundreds that visited made me feel very honored and proud to attend. I look forward to being invited back in the future!”
A Magical trip with the Barbarians
Marvin Berglas was on hand again at a top London night spot last week to entertain the world famous Barbarians Rugby team on their first night in London ahead of their showdown with Australia at Twickenham.
The team, comprising invited word class players from New Zealand, England, South Africa, Ireland, Scotland, France, Italy, Fiji and Argentina enjoyed some magical entertainment live and close – up.
Marvin first had dinner with coach Graham Henry and assistant coach Steve Hansen who guided New Zealand to the 2011 RWC triumph before impressing the players.
They included Danny Cipriani, Bryan Habana and new boy Sam Tomkins who is a rugby league player. The players were tweeting about how much thay all enjoyed the magic!
Marvin was special guest in the Royal Box and got presented a signed Barbarians shirt. Unfortunately an impressive Australian side took the honours on the day.
Marvin is seen pictured with some of the squad including Danny Cipriani and Bryan Habana.
Marvin entertains The Barbarians ahead of Twickenham showdown
Marvin was again chosen to especially entertain the legendary Barbarians Rugby Squad at an intimate top West End restaurant ahead of their showdown with England at Twickenham on sunday.
This is the fourth successive Barbarians squad Marvin has entertained .
Says Marvin ” I have the dream job on occassions like tonight where I am treated to a great dinner , chatting to some of the top sports stars from all over the world and then gaining their applause and acclaim with my magic…The Barbarians and Arsenal in one week…it doesn’t get much better!”
Meet Marvin at John Lewis product signing
Come and meet Marvin Berglas, award winning magician and the creator of Marvin’s Magic.
Marvin will be at at John Lewis , Toy department (Welwyn Garden City ) between 4.30 and 6pm on Saturday 19th November performing live and close-up and signing Marvin’s Magic products
Marvin lights up Spellbound Ball!
A glittering night of magic and illusion was enjoyed by all who attended the Willow Foundation’s Spellbound Ball.
Marvin introduced many of his award winning friends in magic who came from all over the world to entertain.
Marvin literally lit up the room with a cosmic Mexican wave using an interactive trick that involved the entire audience and 1000 Lights from Anywhere!
On stage to help explain the necessary throwing and catching skills , he enlisted the help of three legendary Arsenal and International goalkeepers.
Bob Wilson, Pat Jennings and David Seaman…who with Marvin , first showed their hands empty before making Lights appear from Anywhere!
Marvin hugely popular with TV audience
Marvin Bergla appeared live on QVC demonstrating and talking about some of the Marvin’s Magic range.
Clearly a great hit with the viewing audience as thousands rang in to order products when Marvin was on air. Indeed some products were so popular that Marvin had to cut short some routines because they sold out!
Check back to see the next TV schedule.