KIDOLOGY U.K.

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KIDOLOGY U.K.

Postby billywand » 15 Jun 2007, 13:55

Anyone going?

For those who don't know, this is a one day convention especially for kid's entertainers, held in Wolverhampton, on the 4th Sept, which is a Tuesday, so we don't miss a days work. It's aimed towards magicians, and is a great day out.

www.practical-magic.co.uk then click the link to kidology
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Postby Mark Andrews » 17 Jun 2007, 00:47

I did attend one year, and found it so, so.

Year I was there Magic Dave (David Allen) lectured (for lecture read gave us the hard sell of props gimmicks etc for sale, and told us how great he was etc etc (by the way have you seen his appearance on the Simon Cowell TV Talent Show? It's bad to say the least and is on You Tube).

Shall not be going this year the PJF have a Committee Meeting that day. I'd quite like to have seen Ali Bongo lecture, but not Poz.

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Postby James » 17 Jun 2007, 00:54

Was he the fool with the ducks?
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Postby Chris » 17 Jun 2007, 19:05

I too have been disappointed with this covention. The last time I attended the lectures were, in fact, a couple of the winners from a Blackpool competition not really lecturing but doing their acts. Neither had a lot to teach other than by negative example. One illustrated how unpleasant it was to shout incessantly through an over-loud PA, another that spending a lot of money with Axtel didn't automatically produce a good children's performance.

The day was saved for me by the lecture of Pat Page. Even this was not Pat at his best, but Pat on a bad day has a hell of a lot of experience to impart. He gave one gem of advice regarding the use of Troublewit which could prove invaluable to anyone acting upon it.

Sadly I missed last year since I was working a Festival in Ireland, I would greatly have liked to see the lecture by Poz and also that of Ian Thom. I heard very good reports.

Also it is a great chance to see the dealers' latest in the form of magic for kids, and a great chance to meet up with a host of fellow kids' entertainers.

The idea of a mini convention just for kids' performers is a good one and deserves support. If we keep attending it will get better. It isn't over priced, is in a convenient venue and I reckon is worth skipping a couple of bookings to be there.


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Postby Mark Andrews » 17 Jun 2007, 19:34

Yes James, Magic Dave (former winner of Children's Entertainer of the year) was the fool with the ducks!!!
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Postby billywand » 17 Jun 2007, 21:53

Hi Chris

The Guy you saw shouting overlooud through the P.A. was magic Dave, The fool with the ducks. I have seen Dave when he has been very very good, also when he has been very bad. Unfortunatly for him the last time he was very bad was on national TV.

Poz is lecturing this year, as is Ali Bongo, so there are two performers worth listening to, both with contrasting styles. As is advertised, something for everyone

hope to see you there
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Ali Bongo?

Postby Trev » 17 Jun 2007, 22:07

Wow, I thought Ali Bongo was 'late'. Is this ye olde originale or a son-of?
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Postby Chris » 17 Jun 2007, 22:30

That's definitely uncalled for Trev.


Yes, I knew who it was Billy. I just didn't see any need to name him.



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Postby billywand » 22 Aug 2007, 12:52

Proff Eek, Myself and a couple of other friends are making the trip.

Anyone else going, it would be great to meet up with you.
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Postby Chris » 22 Aug 2007, 13:06

Definitely a Convention worth supporting, and sensibly midweek.



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uncalled for

Postby Trev » 22 Aug 2007, 13:58

Chris, I have only just noticed your reply to my 'late or son of'.

Sorry if it offended you but it was a genuine enquiry. I am aware that in some circles, such as clowning, the name is sometimes passed on to the next generation (example, Charlie Cairoli) and this was what I was asking about as I genuinely thought Ali Bongo was 'no longer with us'.

I communicated with Billy about it and he confirmed it was 'ye olde originale'.

So, apologies if my choice of words was offensive.
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Postby Chris » 23 Aug 2007, 19:05

Didn't offend me at all Trev.
But it would have been hurtful to Ali.
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Postby lesclarke » 23 Aug 2007, 19:18

I was pleasantly surprised to see that he was still around a just few years back having remembered hom from the Tv in I think the 1960's. It's great that he's still at it wonder how old he is?
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fair point

Postby Trev » 23 Aug 2007, 19:46

A fair point Chris, but, as I said, unintentional. I thought I had read somewhere that he was no longer with us.

I am glad to hear he is still with us and performing.
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Postby billywand » 24 Aug 2007, 23:26

Just checked,

Ali was born in 1929, and Ali Bongo is not his real name.

Incidentally Billy Wand is not my real name !!!!!!!!
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