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- Posted:Monday, June 14, 2010
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It's simple, just book a cheap Edinburgh hostel and get yourself down to the International Magic Festival, which begins on July 7th and lasts until July 11th.
The organisers claim it will be different to anything seen before in the UK and Europe and it's designed to "let the audience rediscover the seldom experienced states of awe and wonderment".
But if you've got kids this might be an amazing experience to see their shocked faces when someone performs magic in front of their very eyes, instead of being reliant on seeing it on the TV.
One of the main attractions for children could be the Magic School, which may be perfect for those little ones who are fans of Harry Potter.
There are two classes between the 7th and 10th of July for those aged seven to nine and ten to 12 with entertainer Gary James.
A selection of the top acts on show include mind-reading personalities, who perform Derren Brown-like tricks and Paul Wilson from BBC show The Real Hustle will also be entertaining the crowd.
Another performer is Drew McAdam, but despite being able to make spoons bend he doesn't claim to have any kind of hypnotic skill.
You might want to ensure your hostel in Edinburgh is quite close to the festival if you're planning on getting hypnotised because that will hopefully mean it's easier to get back to your bed at night.
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