Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Barry Hicks Essex magician Exhibited at Hanbury Manor, Herts, Wedding Fair on Sunday 9th October 2011

First time exhibited at this fair and
had a lot of interest although many of the weddings were for 2013 & 2014
It will be interesting to see what bookings come from this.
Would exhibit there again.

Barry Hicks Essex Magician Performed at Havering Business Awards 2011 (5th year running) at Maylands Golf Club, Essex Friday 7th October 2011

Brilliant evening got to meet Jon Culshaw
who I felt was very professional on the evening
and hosted the awards extremely well.
RM Magazine covered the awards photo shoot and also interviewed some of the winners as well as Jon Culshaw. Also took some photo's of me and believe at least one is going to be published in the next months issue
My new trick went down well and have received good feedback on my general performing.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Barry Hicks Essex Magician performing at Havering Business Awards 2011 (for the 5th Year) at Maylands Golf Club, Essex, Friday 7th October 2011

My 5th Year performing at the Havering Business Awards - Which I am looking forward to as I have many colleauges and friends up for awards.
Nice to see Spaces Creations covering the event for RM Magazine espeically for The Havering Chamber of Commerce(HCCI) which I hope attracts more members to the HCCI.
Also doing some new effect this year which I hope are received well
Celebrity Guest this year Jon Culshaw

Friday, 30 September 2011

Barry Hicks Essex Magician performed at Age Concern, Havering, Charity Ball at Top Meadow Golf Club Saturday 24th September 2011

Great Evening and very good audience
Top Meadow a good venue for this type of event

Barry Hicks Essex Magician Exhibiting at Stapleford Abbotts Golf & Country Club, Wedding Fair Sunday 2nd October 2011

Looking forward to Sundays Wedding Fair.
First time at this venue.
Also first working with Timeless Inspirations Wedding Fair
Will report next week

Barry Hicks Essex Magician Exhibited at The Manor Hotel Wedding Fair Sunday 25th September 2011

Beautiful weather may have kept some Brides away.
But took some bookings and also a lot of interest shown for 2013 weddings.
Food great as usual.

Friday, 23 September 2011

Barry Hicks Essex Magician performs at The London Palladium Monday 19th September 2011

I had the privilege of performing at "A Night of 100 Magicians" at the London Palladium
celebrating 100 years of magicians who had performed at the Theatre.
It was a great night and and being on stage to take a bow and the applause will be great memory of the evening.
As well as helping to raise money for the
" MagiCares " charity - A very worthwhile evening

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Barry Hicks Essex Magician attending Jeff Hobson Event at Hilton London Metropole, Edgware Road, London Tuesday 20th September 2011

Looking forward to this Las Vegas style event
espeically following the Palladium Magic Show

Barry Hicks Essex Magician performing at the Palladium Magic Show Monday 19th September 2011

Looking forward to Monday - Have lots of family and friends going
- Please say hello if you are attending
It will be a Great Evening!!!!

Barry Hicks Essex Magician Booked for RM Magazine VIP Launch Party,at Ashwells, Brentwood on Thursday 24th November 2011

Hope you checked out RM Magazine - looking
forward to entertaining with Mix & Mingle Magic at the launch party
Please say hello if you see me there

Barry Hicks Essex Magician announce launch of RM Magazine September 2011

Please check out if you are under 40
A spectacular new magazine for Essex
Wish Tony & all the Staff all the success for the future with the new monthly free magazine

Barry Hicks Essex Magician Exhibiting at Mulberry House Wedding Show, High Ongar,Sunday 18th September 2011

Show opens at 10.30am and closes 3.30pm.
As a coincidence my son and daughter in law are attending a wedding there the day before and staying overnight.
They have promised to give me a visit on the Sunday.
Please say hello if you are attending.

Barry Hicks Essex Magician performed at Wedding at Crondon Park Golf & Country Club, Stock,Friday 9th September 2011

Back at Crondon Park again.
Good audience of 90 people plus
Just did Mix & Mingle Magic.
Enjoyed the day - The main thing as I was performing outdoors it did not rain and the Bride & Groom were able to have great video & photographs taken

Barry Hicks Essex Magician at Qeeens Theatre, Hornchurch, Breakfast Meeting Friday 3rd September 2011

Another great networking meeting - Booked some tickets for forthcoming shows at the same time .
Including Paul Daniels Show.
Plugged the Paladium Show Iam in.

Barry Hicks Essex Magician attended HCCI & Havering Council Leaders meeting at Harefield Manor, Romford Thursday 8th September 2011

Another good evening of Networking.
Paul Harris owner of Harefield Manor Horel
provided their function room and a very good buffet
Over 100 plus delegates attended with an address from Michael White of Havering Council & a talk on by Joy Cross from HR plus/HR Go on the New Agency Workers regulations coming into force on 1st October 2011

Barry Hicks Essex Magician - COSCO Business of the month for September 2011

Barry Hicks Essex Magician at COSCO Trade Show,Lakeside, Thurrock, Sunday 11th September 2011

Very busy day - took 3 corporate leads for events and several private parties & events
As usual was well looked after by Zoe from marketing at COSCO
Looking forward to their next trade show

Barry Hicks Essex Magician News

Long time since I last posted - Been on Holiday twice in August also manage a couple of weddings
and various other events.
Negotiating with a prestigious London Hotel re long term booking. Keeping my fingers crossed.
Looking forward to September as very busy.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Barry Hicks Essex Magician Golf Club Weddings at Top Meadow Golf Club & Rivenhall Oaks Golf Club July 2011

Just mention two great Weddings this month one at Top Meadow Golf Club, Upminster and one at Rivenhall Oaks Golf Club, Witham.
Very different sort of weddings both held at Golf Clubs.
Is this becoming more of a trend? as I seem to be getting more wedding bookings where
the venues are Golf Clubs.

Barry Hicks Essex Magician attends Queens Theatre Hornchurch Breakfast Event Friday 1st July 2011

Good Meeting - Confirmed booking for Queens Theatre fund raising event on 22nd October 2011 at the De Rougement Hotel, Brentwood.
Also spoke to some new contact who will be putting me forward for another prestigeous event
in November.

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Barry Hicks Essex Magician Exhibited at Greenwoods Hotel & Spa Sunday 26th June 2011

A wonderful Marquee for the exhibitors and the weather was fabulous.
Perhaps too hot - Lots of future brides turned up.
Possibly a couple of hundred people came through the door. Had a lot of interest in having a magician at weddings . Did some business.A really good wedding fair organised by Exceptional Events
& the hotel and an enjoyable day.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Barry Hicks The Essex Magician published in An Essex Wedding Magazine July/August Edition under Let Me Entertain You Page

Brief quotes and picture published on Page 59
under Entertainment.
Nice piece which hopefully will add to my profilr

Barry Hicks The Essex Magician Exhibiting at Greenwoods Hotel & Spa, Stock, Essex on Sunday 26th June 2011

Looking forward to this Wedding Fair as not exhibited there before.
Hope the weather brightens up for the day.
Will blog next week

Barry Hicks Essex Magician involved in Surpise Party at The Railway Hotel, Hornchurch Saturday 11th June 2011

Help to arrange the surpise party for our friends
40th Wedding Anniversary - They did not have a clue - The look on their faces was worth the effort their daughter had put in to arranging it.
Did not do any performing but really enjoyed the party. A Great Evening

Barry Hicks Essex Magician performed at Roaring 20's Gourmet Evening at Redbridge College Thursday 9th June 2011

Brilliant evening the students put on a fantastic evening espeically the student chefs who cooked
a top class 6 coarse menu.
The magic went down well as well as the singers and musicians.
A great experience which I think the students will remember for a long time.

Barry Hicks The Essex Magician attended Havering Chamber of Commerce AGM on 1st June 2011 at Havering College

Just a note to say how privileged I am to be a member of HCCI and also become a member of the executive committee.
I hope I can prove to be a worthwhile committee member.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Barry Hicks Essex Magician attended St Francis Hospice Networking Event Friday 27th May 2011

Well organised Networking Event
Good speakers and information about PR.
Made some usefull contacts and promoted The Palladium Show in September
In fact one of the delegates has bought Tickets
Would go again to another event if organised
under the same criteria

Barry Hicks Essex Magician attends Redbridge College Networking Evening Monday 23rd May 2011

Well attended networking Evening

plus a plug on the internet site advertising

my services. Made some useful contacts.

Barry Hicks Essex Wedding Magician visits The Rocky Horror Show at The Queens Theatre, Hornchurch

Brilliant Production and fun evening

Makes a change from working on a Saturday night .


Saturday, 21 May 2011

Essex Magician Barry Hicks Exibted at The Havering Expo at the CEME Innovation Centre, Dagenham Tuesday 17th May 2011

About 40 exhibitors attended from 9.00am to 6.00pm. Met some old clients and new and had the chance to show some Trade Show routines

including their companies unique selling points within the presentation.

These were well received and I had great feedback.

The show was not as busy as I expected but never less made some useful new contacts and possible bookings.l

Essex Magician Barry Hicks attend Queens Theatre,Hornchurch networking Breakfast Friday 6th May 2011

Attend my second meeting at the Queens Theatre - very good turnout and received a provisional booking for June.

Also invited to technical Rehearsal of the Rocky Horror Show next week which I understand as sold over 8000 tickets already

Also spoke about the Havering Expo. where I will be exhibiting

Barry Hicks Magic Enigma The Essex Magician attend s Ilford Magical Society Annual Dinner at Top Meadow Golf Club & Hotel, North Ockendon

Attended with my wife my local magic clubs annual dinner

(The Ilford Magical Society) at Top Meadow

Golf Club & Hotel. Nice to meet fellow members

and family and friends socially.

Food was excellent as was the whole running of the evening.

Cabaret was Richard Pinner MIMC who managed very well considering the lay out of the room and was much appreciated by the fellow magicians there as well as their families

The trophies were awarded and nice to see a close colleauge of mine Paul Clancy collecting several trophies for winning competitions -Stage and Close up Magic amongst them.. Well deserved for all the hardwork he has put in this year.

Barry Hicks Essex Magician visits Doyle Club ,Liverpool Street Thursday 5th May 2011

Went straight to the Doyle Club from the Business Growth Show and took a representative from Five Lakes Hotel, Maldon, Essex.

Usual crowd - did a little bit of magic and been invited to a BNI lunchtime meeting in few weeks time.

Not a bad day with some promises of future work.

Barry Hicks The Essex Magician visits Business Growth Show Thursday 5th May 2011

Popped in the an hour or so to meet an exhibitor

Falcon printing and some other contacts I have previously made - Good food as usual and made some useful new contacts.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Barry Hicks visits Essex Business Club, Moulsham House Tuesday 3rd May 2011

Not been for several meeting and nice to catch up on the news and chat to some of the newer members.

Good Talk by Oliver Rogers -Working with the Media to Promote Your Business.

Oliver works as a reporter for Essex Radio and

gave us some good information on how to promote your business with the media

Barry Hicks Essex Magician performs at wedding on Royal Wedding Day Friday 29th April 2011 at Crabbs Barn Kelvedon

Weather held - no rain and turned out a nice day.
Couple came from the church in Horse and Carriage.
Brilliant Wedding - My performences went down well - Glenys of Morestan catering as promised put me a dinner aside.
The food was brilliant only wish I would have had more time to enjoy it.
Bride & Groom Bonnie & Kevin looked fabulous.
I hope my next wedding booking is as good.

Barry Hicks Essex Magician at the Mustard Bistro Chelmsford Thursday 28th April 2011

Good network event ran by Essex Event Net

for suppliers to the entertainment industry

Met a fellow magician Richard Graham -nice to have a chat. Plus a catering supplier Morestan

who will be catering at the wedding tomorrow

wherev I will be performing

(Royal Wedding Day) who promised to feed me.

Also interesting new supplier F1 Driver who provide a F1 car simulator for Corporate events etc.

All in all a good day.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Barry Hicks Essex Magician performing at London Palladium later this year 2011

Just confirmed will be performing at the London Palladium in September this year and fulfill a life long ambition

Will post more details shortly as soon as I know more.

Barry Hicks Exhibiting at The Havering EXPO trade Fair Tuesday 17th May 2011

Not yet received final details but understand will be sent out this week.

Looking forward to the Day.

Will confirm shortly

Barry Hicks Essex Magician Exhibited at The Manor Hotel, Rainham, Wedding Fair on Sunday 17th April 2011

A really nice day weather wise - which may have accounted for the less than normal attendance of Brides & Grooms. In saying that those that did attend booked alot of the exhibters present

including myself .

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Barry Hicks Essex Magician attended Doyle Club, Liver[pool Street Thursday 7th April 2011

Lots of new visitors there this time - made some good contacts - Offered trade show in May and also company launch later this year . Hope I am available. Also met an event company organiser and someone with contacts in the theme event party area. Had a conversation about if I would be interestesed in helping to be involved about pitching a business. All in all a good day considering I was not planning to go.

Barry Hicks Essex Magician attended Essex Eventnet at The Mustard Bistro, Chelmsford Thursday 31st March 2011

Interesting event bringing together

business's in the event and wedding industry

About 20 or so business's attended - fellow magician Paul Clancy was there aswell as Wine Suppliers,Wedding Fair organisors, Caterers, Marquee & Bar Hire , photographers, caricuturist

web designer, event organisors and printers etc. Hope to make the next meeting.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Barry Hicks Essex Magician Attended Barking & Dagenham Chamber of Commerce Spring Networking Evening 29/03/11 - Mike Southon & Chris West

"All you need is... What every entrepreneur and small business can learn from the greatest creative team in history"

What a great evening put on by Mike Southon & Chris West, Beermat Entrepreneurs.

Great Audio visual presentation with lots of information and music about the Beatles and their career drawing great parallels to what makes an entrepreneur.

Would recommend the evening to business organisations budding small business's and would be entrepreneurs.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Barry Hicks Essex Wedding Magician Exhibited at Vaulty Manor Wedding Fayre,Heybridge Sunday 27th March 2011

Early start as clocks went forward last night.

Enjoyable Wedding Fayre - Lots of couple

who attended actually getting married there.

One enquiry for 2013 looks promising.

Also had two enquiries for September this year - Hope dates will be available

Barry Hicks Essex Magician attended Leaders Meeting Harefield Manor, Romford Thursday 24th March 2011

Good Meeting - Improvements to Hornchurch

Town Cerntre approved last Tuesday.

Improvements to Romford Town Centre ongoing.

Visitors for the Olympics next year discussed.

On the networking side met some new prospective clients who should be contacting me shortly

Monday, 21 March 2011

Barry Hicks Essex Magician attending Newham Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Meeting at West Ham United Thursday 24th March 2011

Will be attending my first meeting as a member of Newham C of C and looking forward to making lots of business contacts as well as meeting some old friends and business acquaintances. Also looking forward to the Guest Speakers and Business Presentations
where I can improve my knowledge of business practices

Barry Hicks Essex Magician exhibing at Vaulty Manor, Heybridge, Wedding Fayre10.30am to 3.30pm Sunday 27th March 2011

Just booked today to exhibit at Vaulty Manor Wedding Fair next Sunday.
Worked there previously at a wedding which was very good.
I am looking forward to seeing a few of the regular exhibitors I see at these fairs and also some of the future Brides & Grooms on my mailing list.

Barry Hicks Essex Magician exhibited at Ingatestone Hall, Essex, Wedding Fayre Sunday 20th March 2011

First time at Ingatestone Hall - interesting place
and wish I had more time to look around properly. The Wedding fayre was on two floors
and had to struggle up the stairs with all my display etc. Not as well attended as I thought it would be - however during the last hour
had three prospective couples showing a lot of interest in booking a magician for their wedding,
With one being very positive and possibly booking me for September this year at Ingatestone Hall.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Barry Hicks Essex Magician Exhibiting at Exceptional Events Wedding Fayre, Ingatestone Hall, Essex, Sunday 20th March 2011

Looking forward to tomorrows Wedding Fayre
and meeting future Brides & Grooms
Please say hello if you are visiting and ask me to show you a trick.

Monday, 7 March 2011

Barry Hicks Essex Magician Exhibited at Wat Tyler Wedding Fayre Sunday 6th March 2011

Yesterdays Wedding Fayre was well attended
and took some bookings for later this year.
First Wedding Fayre where I have seen an Army Tank being exhibited for Weddings.
Certainly something different. Also see a novel pop up advertising screen including a television . Looking forward to their next Wedding Fayre.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Barry Hicks Essex Magician attended Newham Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Meeting at West Ham United Wednesday 23rd February 2011

Good breakfast meeting with 3 speakers
With David Gold West Ham Chairman giving the main talk about his start in business and West Ham's move to the Olympic Stadium.
Very informative and entertaining meeting as well as a good networking event.
Approached to do several bookings with one being at West Ham United.
Looks good.