Mandy Davis - Diva of Deception

The Diva of Deception, Mandy Davis, is a professional close up magician and balloon modeller working for the corporate market as well as banquets, dinners, receptions, weddings, bar/batmitzvahs, private parties etc. As a member of The Magic Circle, she is chairman of the Young Magicians Club and editor of their coveted glossy magic magazine. Mandy is also a member of Equity.

Saturday, May 10, 2008


OK - so I have a best friend who happens to have the same name as me - Mandy! Another member of The Magic Circle, Mandy lives in the West country and is an enthusiastic member of both Bath and Bristol's magic societies. Last weekend was the 48th Bristol Day of Magic held in Weston Super Mare and I travelled down to run a YMC workshop there and spend a day with Mandy before driving home - and then going back down the very next day for a surprise birthday party. Mandy was totally surprised - not least because she had made her own party on the Saturday night at the hotel in Weston where we were all staying.

Here are a few photos of Mandy's special black tie dinner, arranged in secret by her boyfriend Ged.

There were around 50 people there and it was great fun with magic from Fay Presto and a powerpoint presentation of Mandy's life to date with many many photos of her from a small baby onwards.

Mandy was quite shocked and almost didn't believe I travelled back home the night before, thinking that maybe I'd stayed in a hotel nearby. Really that would've been better as I missed the moment due to the person giving me a lift down to Bath arriving an hour late! 

Oh well - got there in the end and had a super evening.

So Happy Birthday Mandy!

Group photo: Mandy F, Margaretta Hicks, Diva of Deception and Trixie Bond from Texas

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