Richard Ballinger is one of the South West's most experienced magicians and entertainers who has been performing for audiences across the region since the 1980s.
A qualified mechanical engineer, Richard left the world of manufacturing behind to step into the world of entertainment and training more than 25 years ago.
He is also a qualified teacher who uses his magic skills to run Magic Workshops and a unique Training With Magic programme.
His Magic Workshops are open to all ages and can teach you a variety of magic tricks while developing your own performance personality.
You can learn either as a group in a workshop setting or as an individual through one-to-one tuition.
Meanwhile, his Training With Magic helps schoolchildren develop their mathematical and personal skills like communication and presentation as well as helping build their confidence and self-esteem.
He already runs his training with the likes of business dynamics, Connexions, Young Enterprise and a number of schools across the South West and South Wales.
Using his background in business, management and industry, he has also adapted these services for adults and corporate clients where he uses magic to enhance personal presentation techniques, build self-confidence, self-esteem and other essential business skills.
He is fully CRB checked and a long-standing member of Equity, The Bristol Society of Magic and The International Brotherhood of Magicians.
He specialises in children's, family and comedy magic and entertainment and has performed at venues such as Center Parcs and Pontin's.
To find out more about Richard and the work he does please take some time to browse through the various pages on his website.