Magic workshop in Gosport teaches kids lots of tricks

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  • Matt Blossom held a halloween-themed magic workshop in Gosport
  • Children learnt how to pull flowers from empty boxes and the illusion of levitation
  • They said it was fun learning the different magic
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LEVITATION, pulling flowers out of empty boxes and making three different lengths of rope the same size were just some of the tricks taught at a magic workshop.

Children spent the day learning a range of illusions at the two-day event organised by Matt Blossom.

Matt Blossom performing a trick with Zahra Stanbury and twins Luis, left, and Joe Mitchell ''Picture: Sarah Standing (151819-8088)

Matt Blossom performing a trick with Zahra Stanbury and twins Luis, left, and Joe Mitchell ''Picture: Sarah Standing (151819-8088)

Levitation proved to be a big hit with the youngsters. Two chairs were set out with a board placed on top of them and a child lying on the board. Matt then removed one of the chairs and the board stayed in the air much to the children’s delight.

They also enjoyed seeing the knife trick with the fake knives being plunged into a box with someone’s head inside.

Matt, 42, holds the workshops throughout the year and teaches children different types of magic to keep their family and friends entertained.

At the end of the event, which was held yesterday and today, the kids will perform their favourite tricks to their parents.

This is the first time I have learnt magic and it’s been fun

Soma Benfell

Brother and sister Bethany and Simeon Pawling, from Gosport, enjoyed the workshop. Bethany, eight, said: ‘It’s been fun learning the magic. I was able to pull some flowers out of a box, which was my favourite trick to learn.’

Ten-year-old Simeon agreed. He said: ‘Learning the flower trick was fun. It was the best, one although we have learnt lots of interesting magic.’

The workshop was held at the Discovery Study Centre, on Gosport high street, and had a Halloween theme.

Soma Benfell, 10, added: ‘We learn lots of tricks and challenges.

‘This is the first time I have learnt magic and it’s been fun. I liked the rope trick.’

The children were given a go at the illusion where fake knives are put into a box while someone is wearing it on their head.

Sophie Greentree, from Fareham, enjoyed that trick the most but said it was scary.

‘I liked when someone’s head was in the box and the knives were going through,’ said the 10-year-old.

‘It was scary but it was fun and I would do it again.’

Matt, who teaches the lessons for the seven to 12-year-olds, said the children enjoy the tricks they can try at home.

‘The children liked the rope trick because all you need is rope so they can easily do it home,’ he said.

‘Some of them you need extra equipment but that one is quite easy.

‘These workshops normally sell out quickly and the children really enjoy them and always seems to have a good time.’

For dates on future workshops visit mattblossom.com/holidayclubs.