Updated 1:00 a.m. June. 8, 2003 GMT

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Good Bye 20th Century

What have we been doing in 1999?
The last year of the millennium proved to be a busy year for us at Magic For All Occasions, the company behind PARTYWEB, especially with the run up to the new years celebrations.


As the second millennium slips rapidly away things go mad in our offices. McKey Foods book MAGIC MOMENTS to entertain & paint faces for their staff children's party:

" ... extremely professional but at the same time very approachable "

" although McKey always put on a good party, this occasion was outstanding "

Simone Mitchell
(McKey Food Service Ltd)

The Carers Network and St Thomas' Hospital both book a close up magician. BMI Hospitals & Newham General's Rainbow Childrens Ward both book children's entertainers. At Trent Park Golf Club the staff at Asda Southgate book a clown for their children's party and Tesco's Brent Cross have a Xmas magic show. BT Business Connections book MAGIC MOMENTS for the second year running to entertain their staff children.

" Brilliant, great fun ! "

Sister Webb
(St Thomas' Hospital)

Others booking children's entertainers included: St Gregory's Primary School, League topping Grange Park Primary School, Tanners End Playgroup, Cornwallis Adventure Playgroup, Monkey Business and Hartsbourne Golf & Country Club for their channukka party.

" It was wonderful! The children loved their show "

Sue Kingham
(Grange Park Primary School)

Magic, games, facepainting and a visit from Santa was the order for the children of Optimedia International. Santa re-appeared along with Xmas magical duo for ABT Corp's children's party.

" A great success. Thanks very much for your help "

Kate Harris
(Optimedia International)

Senior citizens were entertained with magic & comedy at Kilburn Salvation Army, Burnham Park Hall, and Hammerson House Memorial Home for their 2nd year running. And close-up illusions for The Highgate Centre & the Living Space charities. The Tycoon Restaurant book a close-up magician & facepainter, All Bar One book a DJ for Joe's Basement Photographic Svs and Inspace book a comedy circus show & juggling workshop to entertain on H M S Belfast

" The music was WICKED!
The evening was really cool "

Jo Palmer
(All Bar One Pub)

Close-up table magic was popular for many clients, including: Asahi Beer Europe Ltd at Claridges, Equiinet at The Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester, Haringey Chamber of Commerce at the Raglan Hotel, AVIS Car Rental at The Edwardian Radisson Hotel in Heathrow, and two nights at City Brasserie. Washington Hotel for the third year running book CHARLIE VALENTINO to perform close-up illusions for ACCOR (Luncheon Vouchers Ltd) and Employers Organisation (I&DEA) books THE GREAT KOVARI to entertain at The Saddlers Wells Theatre

" Excellent,
a BIG smile from me ! "

Mika Haniel
(Asahi Beer Ltd)

" Fine entertainer, his little furry friend, Rocky, was very impressionablel "

Helen Crick
(AVIS Car Rental)

" Enjoyed thoroughly "

Kate Crofts
(Employers Organisation)


Clients, City Index book a facepainter to paint horrific faces for their spooky Xmas party at the London Dungeons, Aycliff Drive School in Hemel Hempstead use our magical comedy duo, and Watford Marks & Spencers book two strolling entertainers ALLIN KEMPTHORNE and CHARLIE VALENTINO to entertain at their clubcard holders evening.

Magic Moments, Hanz, Peter Optical, and friends entertain during the Eclipse at The Buttermarket Shopping Centre Burgess Hill 11/11/1999 - Photo courtesy of Mid Sussex Times


Supplied a magician dressed as a giant wizard for ACCO UK for their stand at this year's Dudley Trade Show.

Close-up strolling magic was also provided for Pearl Assurance for their office party. A circus workshop teaching children how to juggle, balance spinning plates, ride a unicycle, etc was provided for Decathlon Sports.

And at The Royal Star & Garter Home, who use our services for the second consecutive year, magical duo, MAGIC MOMENTS entertains the Mayor of Richmond:

" I thoroughly enjoyed watching your show "

The Mayor of Richmond


This month we supplied children's entertainers for Mercury Communication at Hanbury Manor Hotel and winning the contract for our second consecutive year to supply entertainment for the Palmers Green Town Centre Funday. For the funday this year we provided two separate face painters, a magical double act, a clown stiltwalker, a unicyclist, two strolling clowns, a punch & judy show. The day was proclaimed a triumphant success:

" The most successful of the events yet held "

Enfield Independent

" We have been overwhelmed by the positive response to the shopping festival from both retailers and shoppers "

Costas Georgio
(Chairman of the Green Lanes Business Association)

" One of Palmers Green's most successful weekends ever "

Enfield Independent

" ...the day went without a hitch...
Everyone had a great time...
We hope that this type of town centre promotion will develop further in the future "

Roger Lewis
(Town Centre Manager)


This month saw a successful company conference from Demon Internet where we supplied 3 strolling close-up magicians, one of which performed a stage show with the company Managing Director.

At St Mary's University College the BBC English Summer School booked a close-up magician for their end of term party.

Balloon modelling strolling entertainers were supplied for The Maltings Shopping Centre in St Albans and The Martletts Shopping Centre in Burgess Hil.

JUNE 1999

For their stand at the Suffolk Show '99 British Gas had us supply a face painter and a clown and a face painter was also provided for their stand at The Grafton Shopping Centre in Cambridge.

Equiinet booked a strolling close-up magician for their stand and after show party for the Networks Telecom '99 trade show at NEC Birmingham. St Albans Finnish School for the second year running has us supply a children's comedy magic show and a musical duo at Oaklands College.

And Vanderpump & Sykes Solicitors celebrate their centenary in style with a garden party at Forty Hall, they book close-up illusionist CHARLIE VALENTINO who entertains the Mayor & Mayoress of Enfield:

" I enjoyed being entertained,
especially by your lovely little friend
(Rocky Racoon)
who appeared so lifelike "

The Mayoress of Enfield

MAY 1999

For the second year running Pictures Colour Library comes back to us and books close-up magician CHARLIE VALENTINO for their summer party.

APRIL 1999

We supplied Eastern Electricity with two caricaturists, two clowns and a face painter for their stand at the TEAMWORK '99 trade show.

" Thank you for giving us such talented professionals, we will certainly use MFAO again for future events "

Dymphna Skehill
(Eastern Electricity)

Strolling street entertainers were supplied for The Buttermarket Shopping Centre in Ipswich.

MARCH 1999

For Mothers' Day The Royal Chase Hotel uses one of our table magicians to entertain their customers. North Hendon Adas Synagogue adds a sparkle to their dinner evening with a strolling close-up illusionist. Wood Green's Salvation Army books a comedy magical duo to entertain their elderly patrons to great success. And it's all go with close-up table magician for ladies night at the Clerkenwell Conference Centre.


While the adults dine at West Hill Golf Club their children are kept entertained by duo, MAGIC MOMENTS, supplying magic, music & games. The Howard Shopping Centre in Welwyn Garden City has us put on magic shows for their shoppers. And at Securex '99 trade show in Olympia, Imigix books a close-up magician to draw a crowd to their stand.


For the celebration of the merger of Three Valleys Water with R E Docwra a table magician is supplied by us to enhance the party atmosphere.

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