The Hospitality Academy Limited
Mark is a multi award-winning Close Up and Stage entertainer who specialises in entertaining at a range of corporate and private events across the UK. Mark has performed at over 400 UK weddings and countless corporate events and parties including the Premier League Awards, Brits and Cannes Film Festival. His sell-out stage mind reading shows are some of the most booked private events in the UK today.
Magic is an extremely versatile form of entertainment and Mark Bowden can deliver over and above your expectation when it comes to your event.
Hiring a Close Up Magician is sure to enhance your next party, wedding, corporate event, sporting event or trade show.
Mark Bowden's circle of magic will amaze and astound your guests with his close up skills right under their noses. This is not TV! There are no camera tricks. This is Close Up Sleight of hand at its very best.
Entertainment is performed at such close quarters, Mark is able to move freely amongst your guests to add amazement and amusement to a drinks reception as well as entertaining at tables during dinner. His amazing sleight of hand and entertaining style of delivery will be talked about long after the event has ended.
Mark is also one of the UK's leading Psychological mentalist magicians with his own stage theater and cabaret show.
The stage show is much more in-depth than close-up work and is aimed at events where a stage and sound system are available. Truly breathtaking, the audience is left brain numb trying to work out how predictions and the mind reading works. Every show can be bespoke with a large selection of creations to add in, or even branded for a specific company event. The audience add a lot to the show thus making each performance totally unique.
Check out all the forms of entertainment Mark provides using the which entertainment tab.
Liz• March 25, 2017
Once again Mark has amazed us all. Following his success at our sister Company's annual works party we re-booked him and were not disappointed. Mark was the talk of the night ! His skills as a close up magician are brilliant and I would thoroughly recommend him to others.
Sara Withers• Jan. 29, 2016
"Absolutely fantastic. Really nice guy.
Thank you so much for coming to our wedding really was amazing. Was looking for that something different and this was perfect, can't thank you enough.
All our guests said to us all night was how amazing you were mark. So talented. Thank you xx"
Charlotte & David Charles• Oct. 19, 2015
Just wanted to say thanks for everything for yesterday! You helped us to have an amazing time & i will have fantastic memories that we will remember for the rest of our lives!
You are absolutely, amazingly, talented & all of our guests are still trying to figure out how you did your tricks & will be talking about it for a long time to come!
Thanks so much, Mark!
Charlotte & David Charles
Sally & Dave• July 22, 2016
Many Thanks for keeping all our guests entertained at the King Arthur on Friday Evening, everyone thoroughly enjoyed your amazing skills - even the unbelievers couldn't quite work out how you were managing some of them :-), sorry we didn't have much time to have a chat with you, but we appreciate what you did, thanks for contributing to an incredible day!
Sally and David"
Liz Nash• Jan. 28, 2017
"Many thanks to Mark for making our evening so enjoyable. Mark performed for us at our annual company party. His incredible magic skills and witty humour around the tables kept us all enchanted, amazed and astonished.
Would (and have) recommended him to others."
- Do you do open-air acts?As long as it's not raining, I'll perform anywhere.
- How long is the act?For weddings I normally arrive in the afternoon and perform before the wedding meal, then again in the evening. Usually around 4-5 hours entertainment in total For corporate events, I arrive to entertain as guests arrive, then during the evening around the tables. Normally 3-4 hours For a stand-up show, I normally entertain at close up, before performing a show. The stand-up show can be anything from 30 mins to 1 and half hours.
Cabaret Show magic
Private party magic
Trade Show magic
Full Stage Show mentalism