Magic News – Essex and London

Experienced Wedding Magician Barry Hicks is available to “Amuse, Amaze and Entertain” at your wedding.

Barry can provide Mix and Mingle magic or Table Magic at your function. He is an Award Winning Magician who started performing professionally in 1986 and has performed for many celebrities including famous sports people and TV presenters and soap stars, promoters and dignitaries.He is a regular at several established Essex Venues

If you are interested in hiring a professional magician for your wedding to entertain your guests please check the testimonial page or ask to speak to the Bride’s & Groom’s who have booked Barry for their wedding. Barry will contribute to the success of your wedding and help make it a memorable day

Magic & Mischief Halloween Evenings

Great Easton Village Hall, Great Eastern Featuring Stars from the World of Magic and Variety

This is the 4th year running I have been booked to do close up magic at this event.

This year the proceeds are dedicated to Cystic Fibrosis sufferers in memory of Simon Cowland

Diamond Wedding Anniversary, Chichester Hotel, Wickford

Great to be booked for Michael & Beryl’s Diamond Wedding Anniversary at the Chichester Hotel, Wickford

Charity Ball in Aid of St Francis Hospice Top Meadow Golf Club

I have been booked for a Charity Ball in Aid of St Francis Hospice in Memory of Stephanie’s Dad Ken at one of my favourite venues Top Meadow Golf Club, Upminster
Looking forward to the evening

Approved/Recommended Magician at many Essex venues

Barry Hicks Magic Enigma Essex Magician Booked for Weddings this year at Orsett Hall, Essex

Looking forward to working at Orsett Hall again this year

Essex Magician Barry Hicks performs at Casino Evening for Pinney Talfourd LLP Upminster

A fantastic total of £1,070 was raised for our charity of the year MNDA (South Essex branch) – an absolutely incredible amount and certainly a fruitful evening for all! You can read our full report on the event on our website -

Great Charity, Great Evening, Great Fun and very responsive audience who could ask for more

IMS Fundraiser at Romford Golf CLub

Barry privileged to perform with Ilford Magical Society to raise funds for St Dunstans Charity – Charity For Blind Ex-Service Men & Women‎ on behalf of Romford Golf Club, Essex

Great Show and Evening put on by Ilford Magical Society which helped to raise £1520.00

IMS Fundraiser for St Lawrence Church Blackmore, Ingatestone, Essex

Barry privileged to perform with Ilford Magical Society to raise funds for St Lawrence Church, Blackmore, Ingatestone

The church goes back to the 1397 and has some of the original timbers in the Tower of the Building

Great audience and raised useful funds for the church

Barry Magically appears at Networking Meeting

Invited to the largest BNI Networking group in the UK

Over 80 people present loads of referrals and business done – Got to Introduce myself and also do a small presentation.

Made some great contacts and thanks to David Larke for inviting me to The Prince Regent Hotel Chigwell where I have worked many times

Presentation of Cheque for St Francis Hospice

The Havering Chamber of Commerce (HCCI) arranged a show to raise funds for St Francis Hospice – which I arranged being President of my club the Ilford Magical Society

The HCCI are part of the Havering Business Alliance which is promoted by Barry Hearn on behalf of the Hospice which helps to raise much needed funds for St Francis Hospice

I hope we will be able to do the same again this year.

Magic at Boringdon Hall Hotel Plymouth

Had the good fortune to spend Christmas away this year at Boringdon Hall Hotel and Spa which is a luxury 5 star Manor House hotel in Plymouth.

As well as having a great time enjoyed the Magic

Highly Recommended if you are staying in the Plymouth area.

Great Venue for a Wedding!

Mayor Brian Eagling and Bunny’s Mayoral Party

Hi Barry Thank you so much for giving up your time on Friday night to entertain my guests. The comments back from my guests were “you were magical”.

Kind regards

Cllr Brian Eagling
Mayor of Havering

Had the privilege of performing close up magic at the Mayor Brian Eagling and Bunny’s Mayoral Party

Barry Hearn Golf Day Thorndon Park Golf Club

A great day apart from the weather to raise funds for The St Francis Hospice.I and another magician Tony Steward performed close up magic at Thorndon Park Golf Club,Ingatestone, Essex to a very receptive audience.

Not sure how much the evening raised but was in the thousands. The day was well supported and thanks must go to Barry Hearn, Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Sport helping St Francise Hospice raise valuable funding.

Elected Chairman of The Havering Chamber of Commerce

As well as being President of Ilford Magical Society I have now been voted Chairman of The Havering Chamber of Commerce (HCCI) – Which is a magic trick in its self. No seriously I am very honoured and proud to be voted in to this position. There is a lot of work to be done so I hope I am able to contribute to move the Havering Chamber forward and build a better foundation for the future

The Rotary Club of Hornchurch & Upminster

Gave a talk and and Magic Demonstration regarding Trade Show Magic at the Railway Hotel, Hornchurch Essex for The Hornchurch and Upminster Rotary Club

Brief Comment received;

Fantastic speaker & Magician today – Mr Barry Hicks

Barry elected President Ilford Magical Society

Great Privilege to be elected President of The Ilford Magical Society

I hope I can do the position justice

Essex premier magic club

Barry Hicks Essex Magician Trade Show Presentation for Redbridge Chamber of Commerce Breakfast

Barry presented his Business of Magic presentation for Redbridge Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting at Redbridge College. There was an audience of about 40 people and although Barry was unable to use his power point presentation the effects linked to selling business products and services went well.

Barry received from this morning invitations to do this presentation for four different groups. The message is getting out there.

Booked for RDAS Annual Dinner 3rd Year Running at Riverside Plaza,London

Barry Hicks the Essex Magician and his team of magicians have been booked for the 3rd year running at the RDAS Annual Dinner at the Riverside Plaza, London also known as the Park Plaza Riverbank on Thursday 30th January 2014. I am given to understand up to 400 guests will be in attendance for this Black Tie Function. Barry and his team will be performing Pre- Dinner Mix & Mingle Magic and Table Magic during the Dinner.

Booked for Leyton Orient FC Corporate Function

Barry Hicks Essex Magician booked for Corporate Function involving Leyton Orient FC

Will be performing Mix & Mingle Magic and Close Up Table Magic

Due to client confidentiality unable to give more details.

Booked for the Sky Bar, The Grange Hotel Holborn

Barry Hicks Essex & London Magician booked for a Corporate Function at the Sky Bar, The Grange, Holborn, London for Mix & Mingle Magic.

I unable to give more details due to client confidentiality.

Barry Hicks Magic Enigma booked for Love Business EXPO on The RM Business Magazine Stand at Harefield Manor

Barry will be performing on The RM Business Magazine stand (Positive media) at Harefield Manor Hotel, Romford. I look forward to seeing many of my networking business contacts at this business networking event.

Please say hello and let me show you a trick and tell you about What’s On regarding networking in Essex and how the RM Business Magazine can help you expand your contacts.

Look forward to seeing you.

Barry Hicks Magic Enigma Booked to perform at the Institute of Highway Engineers Annual Dinner at The County Hotel, Chelmsford

Barry has been booked to the perform at the annual dinner of The Institute of Highway Engineers at The County Hotel, Chelmsford.

Barry will be performing mix & mingle magic at the pre drinks reception and table magic during the meal. Barry is looking forward to the event as understand there is an awards part of the evening and a distinguished guest of honour.

Barry Hicks Magic Enigma Booked for Churchill Cabinet War Rooms

Barry Hicks Essex & London magician has just been hired to perform mix & mingle close up magic at the Cabinet War Rooms London SW1.These rooms have great significance in World War Two where Churchill and his cabinet controlled the UK’s war effort. The function is a celebration of a companies first year back in business with many prestigious guests invited for the evening. I am looking forward to the event and working the rooms of this iconic piece of British History.

Magic Enigma Exhibits at Debenhams Wedding Fair

Debenhams LakesideEssex Wedding Magician Barry Hicks exhibited at the Debenhams Lakside, Wedding Fair on Saturday 16th February. Very busy day with more foot fall than I expected – Lot of enquires for weddings and private parties. See a few old friends who were shopping in Lakeside and had an interesting day.

Mulberry House, Essex, Recommends Magician Barry Hicks

Barry is a recommended magician for weddings and other functions at Mulbery House.
Let Barry explain the benefits and fun a Wedding Magician provides at a wedding and parties and ask him why you should hire a magician.

Mulberry House has become a very popular venue for Wedding receptions for so many reasons.

At Mulberry House, we can offer you peace of mind knowing that special care will be taken by our wedding co-ordinators to guarantee your wedding day is organised to the finest detail to ensure a truly memorable occasion.

The beauty of the 22 acres of landscaped grounds provides a romantic backdrop for your wedding photographs ensuring you capture those precious memories of your day.

The main House itself has such a perfect ambience for celebratory occasions with its high ceilings and sweeping staircase.

Wedding receptions at Mulberry House are tailored to the needs of the bride and groom. You may want to have welcome drinks for your guests in the main house, followed by a sit down meal in the Mulberry Suite. During the speeches you may wish to play a pre-recorded message from a relative who lives abroad and cannot be there in person. Later in the evening the Mulberry Suite can be converted to host a live band or disco with a dance floor. Drinks can be served from the adjoining bar.

Havering Business Awards Barry Hicks Essex Magician Presents The Young Entreprenuer Award for RM Magazine

Barry Hicks Essex Magician presented the Young Entrepreneur Award to Heather Martin at the Havering Business Award 2012 on behalf of RM Magazine. It was a glittering evening at Maylands Golf Club, Romford with over 300 people from Havering’s Business Community. The host was Tim Vine with his quick one liners and entertaining approach to make the awards a fun evening. I hope to be back next year either working or presenting or accepting another award.

Barry Hicks booked for Age Concern Ball 20th October at Top Meadow

Barry Hicks the Essex Magician booked for the second year running for the Age Concern Havering Fundraising Ball at Top Meadow Golf Club, Upminster, Essex on Saturday. Looking forward to the event as will be performing mix and mingle magic and close up table magic during the evening. Please say hello if you see me there.

Barry Hicks Magic Enigma the Essex Magician at The Holiday Inn, Stratford with the Olympic Torch

Stratford and Essex Magician Barry Hicks had the privilege of holding an Olympic Torch by courtsy of John C Wagner Co-Owner of the Holiday Inn Stratford.(see photo) The views of the Olympic Stadium and Olympic Park as well as Stratford and the rest of London were stunning. The hotel is a flagship Holiday Inn with lots of new concepts and designs. The meeting rooms are superb as were the rest of the facilities. I was also shown the Staybridge Hotel which cover the top floors (Not sure how many) The concept of having two hotels in one building – The Staybridge is an all suite Hotel and is again designed with many new concepts.

I would suggest you go online and look at the different hotels. They offer special packages especially if you are visiting Westfield or Aspers Casino. What a great evening hope to stay there at sometime.

Barry Hicks Essex Magician attends Kids Inspire STV Building Services Fundraising Ball at The De Rougemont Manor

I had the privilege of attending the Charity Ball below by courtesy of RM Magazine which was a fantastic evening.
See report below.
This weekend corporate supporter STV Building Services Ltd held their annual ball at De Rougemont Manor in Great Warley and raised a fantastic amount of money for Kids Inspire.
Guests were greeted by fire eaters and live statues as they enjoyed a champagne reception in the gardens of the Manor. With over 100 guests joining the STV team for a three course meal, a fun casino and live auction, the event raised a massive £7555.55 for Kids Inspire.

Our thanks go to Mason, Gabby and the rest of the STV team for their hard work in making the evening such a roaring success!

If you or your business would like to support Kids Inspire by holding an event of your own, then please contact the fundraising team at or 01245 348707.

Barry Hicks Essex Magician attends Hilton Hotel, Stansted, International Brotherhood of Magicians Gala Dinner & Star Cabaret

What a wonderful evening organised by International Brotherhood of Magicians British Ring President Brian Miller and his wife Audrey. Guest of Honour Lord John MacGregor and International IBM President Vanni Pule and Brian Miller gave very entertaining speeches which was followed by a Star Cabaret. The Toastmaster for the evening was Dennis Allen and background music was provided by The Peter Werth Trio, Paper Magic at the table by Steve & Megumi, The menus were designed by Barbara and Alan Astra, the table flower decorations by Michael Goulding OBE, The Stage & Lighting organised by Barry Nowland & Michael Carr, Sue Hamilton was filming the Magic Video. The compere was John Styles MBE who kept the evening and stage show flowing and introduced the acts, Peter Wardell, Steve Hewlett, Antje Pode, Mel Mellers and lastly Andrew Van Buren & Company. Brian and Audrey are to be congratulated for providing an evening to remember.

One of the best Magical Dinners I have attended. Look out for more in depth reports of the evening in the magical press. Brilliant Evening!

Barry Hicks Essex Magician Performs at The Royal Oak, Stapleford Abbotts Friday 6th April

Last minute booking to perform at a special Easter evening at The Royal Oak Stapleford Abbots. Good crowd and the magic went down well.

First time there and looks a great pub for an evening out – Well appointed restaurant and bars.

Hope to go there on a social night to try out the menu.

A Good Evening!!!

Barry Hicks Essex Magician Performs at Sacred Hearts School Black Tie St Patricks Day Ball, Upminster, Saturday Evening 17th March

Barry performed at 15 tables at the Sacred Hearts School Black Tie St Patricks Day Ball, Upminster

Great atmosphere for the diners although lots of noise while performing but had good reaction from the majority of tables.

Was asked for Business cards on several occasions and had one enquiry for a function on the night.

The pupils who acted as waitresses were well organised and did an excellent job serving the three course meal.