News, views and shoes.*
*There aren’t actually any posts about shoes here. But it rhymed and the rhythm of three works well. Hence the shoes.
The Shaolin Warriors were the speciality act at this years Presidents Sporting Club’s annual Christmas party. Celebrities attending the event included Frank Bruno, Neil Pearson (Drop the Dead Donkey), Hattie Hayridge (Holly of Red Dwarf fame), and other stars of sport and screen. The Presidents Sporting Club is a charity which raises funds for aspiring children with learning difficulties and the five of the Shaolin Warriors demonstrated their awesome core strength and fitness through displays of weaponry, animal kung-fu forms and acrobatics. The show was hosted by Jay Fortune, manager of the Shaolin Warriors.
Darryl Kruger, musician and singer/songwriter for D.O.C (Descendants of Cain) has been commissioned to produce the soundtrack for Shaolin Elements, the new Shaolin Warriors show.
Jay Fortune, producer of Shaolin Elements, commissioned Darryl after hearing the new album. ‘Darryl is an incredibly gifted musician and has a passion for Chinese music. He has embraced this new album working closely with the Shaolin Warriors to bring something truly awesome musically to the production of the new show. The first track has recently been finished and is an epic piece.’
More details to follow as the soundtrack evolves. Shaolin Elements is a new production featuring the Shaolin Warriors in a full 90 minute show. D.O.C’s new album ‘Songs from a Vanishing World’ is now available in all good music stores and produced by Echozone and Sony Music.
This Saturday, Oct 1st is the fourth Magic Moments day. This simple initiative started back in 2008 and has since become a day where more and more magicians perform for charities close to their hearts. Pioneered by Jay and his director Richard Leigh (a performer in his own right) this year’s event had a side project where magicians could donate easy-to-learn tricks for Magic Moments African Orphan Magic Trick appeal. Working with the WI in Zimbabwe, the appeal has so far raised over 350 tricks with the final total being announced shortly after this year’s Magic Moments day. Updates of shows, the Magic Trick appeal and more will be posted here and also on our dedicated webpage hosted by the UK’s biggest weekly magic news website: www.magicweek.co.uk
Jay will lecture at this year’s Magic and Meaning conference is Las Vegas. Due to his schedule, Jay is unable to appear in person, but his lecture will be screened to the conference this October. This is the first time Jay has lectured in the US… and really, seeing that he isn’t actually there maybe this is the first time he won’t be lecturing in the US! It’s all very confusing.
Magic and Meaning is the world’s leading conference dedicated to instilling magic with meaning, raising magic to higher levels of artistry and connecting with audiences.
A brand-new London variety show premiers in March 2012 in the Lost Theatre, London. This 180 seater will feature quality acts and is hosted by Jay. Details to follow.
Jay has co-created a new feel-good experience company. Sussed will provide premium experiences and the Marvin’s Magic School has already launched at London’s 02 under the direction of this new company. For more details check out www.wgis.co.uk. Why WGIS? We’ve Got It Sussed! So whatever experience you’re seeking, we’ve got it (well, maybe not. But we do have some exclusive experiences unavailable elsewhere).
Jen Allen has added another royal portrait to her growing clientele. Princess Samiha Alfayez’s portrait was captured by Jen in her iconic black and white on a 2 metre square canvas in under ten minutes. The Princess has since become a fan of Jen and regularly follows her on her various social media outlets.
Marvin’s Magic School is now live with bookings available for this awesome magical experience. Adult and child classes available now for London’s 02 arena. To book visit; www.marvinsmagicschool.co.uk
Matthew Ahmet and the Shaolin Warriors new TV show is coming this summer to Sky One HD;
Book the Shaolin Warriors today for your next event and witness what Combat magazine called the ‘Greatest Martial Arts Show on Earth’. For more information email Jay Fortune today.
Marvin’s Magic School are delighted to announce that the first UK classes will be held at the world-famous 02 in London. Marvin’s Magic School was founded by Marvin Berglas and Jay Fortune in 2011 and offers specialist hands-on workshops for both adult and child classes in the fascinating art of magic. The launch date is still to be announced and latest news can be found at MarvinsMagicSchool.co.uk.