As an entertainer Steve makes sure his talks are fun and interesting to listen to and watch. All the talks include some amazing magic as all the subjects have a link to magic - even Laurel and Hardy, Morecambe and Wise and Norman Wisdom have had some magic moments!
The talks are illustrated with photos and video clips and Steve will supply all of the equipment including a screen where necessary. His talks last approximately 45mins but this can be shortened or lengthened to your requirements. All of his equipment is PAT compliant.
Speaker, Entertainer & Magician
Steve is a full time professional speaker, entertainer and, magician and for more than 30-years has entertained on cruise ships and appeared on television and radio.
He has given talks and entertained audiences of all types and spoken at many venues and for various functions including after-dinner engagements, charity events, National Trust, Rotary, PROBUS, TWG, WI, U3A.
Steve has co authored two books on magicians; the first was the David Nixon book and more recently on Alan Shaxon - past president of The Magic Circle.
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Covering all of the UK including Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Lancashire and Norfolk
Recent books by Steve Short
Born of a family of magicians, Jasper Maskelyne was a successful stage magician in the 1930s and 1940s, who, during the last war, was alleged to have been drafted into MI9, a secret department of the British Military Intelligence.
Harry Houdini is probably the world's most famous magician and escapologist. Born Erik Weisz in Budapest in 1874 he moved to to The States with his family in 1878.
David Nixon was the best known magician in the UK in the 1960s and 70s and one of the most popular personalities on British televison. Nixon was the inspiration for Steve Short's career as a professional magician.
Sir Norman Joseph Wisdom, was raised in extreme poverty and by the age of 11 he ended up in a children's home in Deal from which he ran away.
The world's most famous double act, Laurel & Hardy, started during the early Hollywood period of American cinema. Englishman, skinny Stan Laurel and the plump American, Oliver Hardy
I went to the doctor; he said "I'd like you to lie on the couch". I said: "What for?" He said: "I want to sweep the floor." .