Your guide to Kidology UK Convention 2022

VentriloQUEST with Steve Hewlett

Kidology UK Convention 2022 welcomes Steve Hewlett, Steve has performed all around the world.  From birthday parties, to holiday resorts, cruise ships to the Royal Albert Hall, from Bognor Regis to Branson Missouri, USA.  His big break came as a Finalist on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent in 2013.

Steve will be talking about his experiences, giving advice and trail his forthcoming new book.

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Steve Hewlett was chosen by the owner of the famous Archie Andrews vent doll to present Archie in a specially written stage reboot in place of Archie’s original presenter Peter Brough.

Supersizing Your Show & Ramping It Up with JezO

Due to have been with Kidology UK Convention 2020, JezO, fresh from winning Family Entertainer of the Year at Blackpool Magic Convention’s 2022, will be talking about expanding your show to fill larger spaces and increasing the energy of your show.

Jez Bond, was born into a theatrical family and began entertaining at an early age as a magician and DJ. After studying Performing Arts he set up his own business as an entertainer, compère and DJ and has enjoyed success ever since with both children and adult audiences at all types of events.

Jez has toured his own children’s show, JezO’s Magic and Laughter Show, to theatres around the UK and has also entertained on board cruise ships. More recently he has toured with WOW! This Show is Magic.

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My vocal cords are broken and look like backwards clapping when I talk. I had 9 months of singing lessons and had a full refund at the end. True story.

Encouraging Inclusion with Magic Touch’s JJ & Jonathan

These two have been on the shelf since 2020, Kidology UK Convention is finally happy to introduce Magic Touch, you will recognise JJ and Jonathan from Beat the Wand at Blackpool Magic Convention, they will be giving everybody an insight in to the art of performing with and for people with additional needs. Shining a light on what works, potential barriers to communication, common misconceptions about disability, tips to break the ice and encouraging inclusion in the profession. Plus an opportunity to ask any questions (no holds barred!).

  • February 2020 – Winners of Beat the Wand, Blackpool Magic Convention

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Magic Touch was invited to Russia in 2004 to tour with Patch Adams because of my magic with Deafblind people.

Being Santa with Sammy ‘Sinitta’ Brooks

Kidology UK Convention has clearly been on Santa’s Nice List this year.  This man needs no introduction, from the creative mind that is Sammy ‘Sinitta-sorry-I-mean-Santa’ Brooks…….oh just watch the video……

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In the 90s I played the lead in the world’s first musical to ever be broadcast live over the Internet.

Five Minute Wonders – Playground Fads as Tricks in Your Show with Steve Dimmer

As well as being an established story teller and playwright, STEVE DIMMER has been a professional magician and entertainer for 25 years. He performs hundreds of children’s and family magic shows a year.  Steve has invented tricks and routines for many magic dealers including Davenports, Practical Magic, Made-To-Measure Magic and Merlins of Wakefield.  His mentalism effect SCREEN TEST is one of ALAKAZAM MAGIC’s best sellers.

At Kidology UK Convention 2022, you will get to find out how to introduce kids much loved five minute wonders as tricks in your show.

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Steve’s double bill of the Carry On icons JOAN SIMS & SID JAMES has been touring the country since 2018 under the title FUNNY FACES, produced by NEXT PAGE PRODUCTIONS.

Taking the Rough with the Smooth with Darron Woodward

Kidology UK Convention welcomes Darron Woodward to it’s line up for 2022.  Darron will be showing some simple routines with cards that anybody can do and use at parties, restaurants, family get togethers, even in line work for balloon twisters.  There will be something for everyone.

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Darron is a pipe smoker and avid pipe collector, with an array of pipes on display at home that would envy Bing Crosby!

Bringing Punch to the Party with Miraiker Wallace

We have all loved Miraiker’s work at Kidology for quite some time now.  This year Miraiker Wallace gives us a look inside the Punch and Judy show.  Find out what you need to get started and how to put your show together. Discover what it is that children love about Punch & Judy and why events like to book it. See how it fits into a children’s entertainment package and into the school curriculum.

Then see how many other puppet shows you can use your booth for to bring you a different market altogether.

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My first job when I left school was as a croupier working in loads of casinos around Europe. In spite of regularly having to shuffle 6 decks of cards at once at the blackjack tables I still can’t perform any card tricks.

You’ve Been Framed with Lisa Oakley

She is a pain in the backside, Kidology UK Convention had to have her because nobody else will, Lisa Oakley will be sharing her ‘You’ve Been Framed’ creations.
In a world of social media where images/videos are key to getting your work noticed, Lisa combines wearables with balloon photo frames to create mini wearable characters transforming the wearer into the character the balloon is portraying, creating plenty of photo and video opportunities to be had with your creations.
The choices are endless, you’ll get to decide what character you will learn on the day.  Keep an eye on the Facebook group for a Poll, everybody loves a Poll!

DID YOU KNOW?...

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When attending the funeral of my work partner, a popular action dance song came on.  I was invited up to the front and I managed to get the entire congregation up on their feet, dancing away to the Chu Chu Ua, including the vicar!  Now that’s putting the FUN into FUNeral!

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN…
Date for your diary 19th/20th/21st September 2022!
Fantastic lectures and workshops,
for the amazing price of £50…
DON’T DELAY! BOOK TODAY!