We, Bedlam Paintball, are official sponsors of the week long festival (1st – 8th July) and we’re delighted to see magic and magical comedy getting a place in amongst Edinburgh’s other many festivals. Here’s a little background on the festival to fill you in:
“The Edinburgh International Magic Festival is a unique organisation designed to promote magic as an art form through an annual programme of performances and events. It is the only festival in the UK that focuses purely on magical performances and events for the general public.
MagicFest is designed to bring back to the stage, amazing live magic shows and let the audience rediscover the seldom experienced states of awe and wonderment! Edinburgh International Magic Festival aims to engage the widest possible audience in the fascinating world of magic, providing adults and children with regular access to a diverse range of high quality magic shows coming from all over the UK and abroad, that will entertain, enrich, challenge and inspire them.”
We’re also delighted to hear that the festival just secured £4400 worth of arts & business funding towards this year’s programme from the New Arts Sponsorship Grants, funded by the Scottish Government.
Kevin McMahon, director of MagicFest, said: “The Arts and Business Grant is vital to the success of MagicFest this year. It’s great that the Scottish Government is supporting fledgling arts organisations like MagicFest by encouraging strong business relationships. “We really want to develop these relationships and build new partnerships in order to create more exciting formats and shows.”
That’s all the news on it for now, but we’ll let you know more as the festival approaches!