Magic Night at Chang Thai

Starts 9th January 2019 and then every Wednesday from 7 pm until 9pm

Let’s face it, Wednesday is the mid-week hump. There’s never anything on TV in the evening and you probably can’t be bothered cooking. What if there was a local restaurant that did absolutely stunningly beautiful and aromatic food with attentive service. Not only that but offers a truly unique night of entertainment that takes place at your table for your party?!


How it works

Like any other restaurant, you order your drinks and your meal,

and then while you wait for your food to arrive Neil will come to your table and entertain your party with close up magic and mind-reading that is baffling, eye-popping visual, interactive, and most of all fun.

Why sit and wait for your food to arrive if that time becomes one of the highlights of your evening out.

And best of all the entertainment comes totally free courtesy of Chang Thai Eltham.

 Book a table today

Chang Thai website

Tel: 020 8850 2270 


4 Ways to make your wedding drinks reception absolutely perfect

The photo drinks reception is the most overlooked
part of a wedding.

Yet it often sets the tone for the whole day.  Your guests have often travelled long distances, gotten to the venue, sat and enjoyed the ceremony and now are left to their own devices as the newly weds disappear for an hour to get their photo taken.

With a few easy touches you can make sure that your guests know they are in for a fantastic time by making sure your photo reception kicks off your big day perfectly.

Neil entertaing wedding guests in a courtyard


Yes, I know, you are saying to yourself of course we’ve got reception drinks at our reception. Glasses of prosecco or a virgin cocktail at the ready.

How about having a few buckets with iced beer that people can help themselves to if they are not wine drinkers?

If you are having a summer wedding outside then why not Pimms, sangria or mojitos? In winter why not a cup of eggnog or some mulled cider?

These drinks will set your wedding apart from the everyday and your guests will appreciate more choice.

Food is almost always overlooked at this point of the day. Most people will have skipped lunch and by mid afternoon are absolutely starving and eager to get to the wedding breakfast. Making sure there are canapes circulating or various nibbles at hand means that everyone will be enjoying the moment rather than thinking that the wedding breakfast can’t come quick enough.

Neil Preforming magic


A drinks reception is improved immeasurably with the addition of music as it creates amazing background ambiance that immediately puts people in a great mood. 

You can choose from so many options including, harpists, classical quartets, jazz, swing singers or you can make your own playlist and have your favourite tunes playing.

Whatever you choose, music is a fantastic way of setting the perfect mood and theme for your wedding day.

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Your drinks reception can be up to and sometimes over 2 hours long which is quite a long time to be stood chatting and drinking which means some form of entertainment is essential. There are so many options at almost every budget level.

The dizzying array of choices could make up a blog post of its own but here are some of the most popular ones I’ve seen at weddings:

Lawn Games – Giant Chess, Jenga, croquet, ring toss etc. These can either be bought or hired for the day. These activities are particularly popular for weddings with young families and are a low cost way of keeping your guests busy

Magician – Obviously my entertainment of choice. This is because magic is fun, surprising and best of all, it’s interactive. It is the best way to create an atmosphere of laughter and applause and brings strangers together no matter what age. A professional magician, like me, will ensure your guests will be talking about how great your wedding was for months.

Artist –  There are a few options here such as a caricaturist who will draw fun sketches of your guests or a silhouette cutter who will cut out the profiles of guests with black card and scissors. This is a novel form of entertainment in which your guests have a memento to take home.

Be a part of your reception

At most weddings I’ve performed at the bride and groom are whisked away after the ceremony to have their photographs taken. 

They are then not seen until they return for the wedding breakfast where they are then sat down for dinner. This can mean it is 4 -5 hours after the ceremony before most guests even get to say hello.

While getting those perfect shots is an absolute necessity you also should be enjoying your big day with your friends and family. 

Liaise with your photographer to make sure you get time with your guests at the drinks reception to enjoy the entertainment you have organised and to meet, greet and catch up with everyone.

Contact Neil

07914 621269

“When my son and his fiance told me they were booking a magician for their wedding I had my reservations. I need not have worried, Neil was amazing. He blended in perfectly at the reception, going from table to table, astounding adults and children with his magic tricks which were original, quirky and so very professional and polished.
He broke the ice and brought people together.
Also, he is such a genuinely lovely man. Would recommend him in an instant and would use him again for another event in the future.”

Karen Davidson
Mother of groom

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Great reasons why you should book Neil Edwards

Hire Neil for your next event.

When organizing any event there is so much to think about such as finding a venue, the aesthetics of the room, the menu and providing entertainment.

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One of the hardest of these to get right is the entertainment with so many different acts offering ways of making sure your guests are not bored.

In this article I am going to explain why booking a magician such as myself who represents professionalism and quality entertainment will ensure that you can relax. Sit back and enjoy the event knowing everyone is in good hands and having a fantastic time.

Neil performing close-up table magic

It’s not like on TV

The two things I most hear from the people I perform for are “Can you make my wife disappear?” and “I’ve seen magic on Tv and thought it was actors and camera tricks. This is amazing”.

Most people have never experienced a professional magician performing especially for them and don’t know how amazing it feels to have something impossible happen right before them. This makes magic quite a transformative form of entertainment.

When people witness great close-up for the first time they experience not only the fun and astonishment that magic brings but also that they love something they had previously had a negative opinion of. This guarantees that the entertainment and the event become a positive memory they will take away with them forever.

Passive Entertainment, Engaging Entertainment

When considering entertainment for any event you are faced with a plethora of choices; a live band, string quartet, fire breathers, dancers, acrobats etc. Why pick a magician?

Magic is unique amongst the ranks of party entertainment because it engages your guests on a personal level. Most other popular forms of event entertainment are passive as they are watched, listened to or most often, consigned to the background.

Through magic I will captivate your guests, making them feel like a VIP by performing magic and spending time with them, making sure they are having fun, introducing them to other guests and creating an electric atmosphere filled with applause, gasps of disbelief and laughter.

Not only that but your guests can choose the amount of engagement they wish with the entertainment I supply. Your extroverted guests will want to get stuck in and take part in the magic whereas the more introverted can watch while still being included in the action. Everyone from the youngest to the oldest gets the chance to experience moments of astonishment that they will treasure. This makes magic a totally unique option when considering making sure your event is a success.

Flexible and tailormade

Whether it is a party where your guests are standing, a dinner, a huge party or a small gathering I can provide entertainment which will make any event into one to remember.

Mix and mingle magic is when I perform “in their hands” magic to small groups as I work around the room. This intimate and interactive magic is designed to create a buzz around the room, breaking the ice by bringing strangers together under a common positive experience.

Table Magic is designed for any dinner situation, entertaining each table in the room in turn creating not only clapping and cheering but encouraging dinner conversation whilst filling the waiting time between courses. This Guarantees a lively dining room filled with laughter and scintillating conversation.

There are other options such as my magic booth for large events where guests can visit and have their own private magic show or for small house parties a combination of mix and mingle magic along with an additional mindreading show which will certainly lift any party to a new level.

As a creative magician I can also tailor make some bespoke magic that represents a theme of the party, company values or in the case of a wedding or anniversary use a photo or some other item to add that personal touch.

Making sure your event is a great success, memorable and stress free is my number one priority so by booking with Elegant Magic you can be assured that all your guests will be thanking you for a wonderful time.

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This takes the time and the stress away, meaning you can relax and enjoy your day knowing you throwing a fantastic event that everyone will remember.

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Great Testimonial Received

Lovely Letter in the Post this Morning

Hand written letter
I received this letter in a Christmas Card today.

Its great to know that you have entertained and made a difference to a event.


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