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Magical Memories - Magicians & Caricaturists


Frequently Asked Questions

 

If you have any questions that are not covered here - please do not hesitate in contacting us, we are very happy to help you!

 

Magician Frequently Asked Questions ...

How long will the magician entertain for?
Magicians are usually booked to mix and mingle for 1, 2, or 3 hours depending on the number of guests. One magician can entertain approximately 150 - 200 guests in 2 hours. We can supply a team of entertainers for large events

When is the best time to have a magician at the event?
* During a mix & mingle drinks reception
* In-between courses of a meal
* After a meal but before the evening band / disco gets into full swing
* Anytime you like as magicians are extremely flexible and are happy to fit in with your event plans

Who will I get when I book?
When you enquire about a magician, we will contact our team nearest to your venue and will check availability. This keeps traveling expenses to a minimum so you get the best price possible. You will receive a full description, photos and profile on the acts available.

What do the magicians do in their routine?
Close-Up Magicians entertain with small objects such as cards, coins, rings, phones, elastic bands and use sleight of hand to mystify your guests, clients or colleagues. It really is "under your nose" magic and uses lots of audience participation - sometimes the magic actually happens in the spectators hands! We also have Mind Readers, Card Experts, Metal / Cutlery Bending Magicians and Pick Pockets!

How much does a magician cost?
The price is worked out on an individual basis. It all depends on the amount of time required, the number of guests , the venue and of course your budget. To receive a free no obligation quote, please get in touch

Caricaturist Frequently Asked Questions ...

How long will the caricaturist entertain for?
Caricaturists are usually booked for 2, 3 or 4 hours depending on the number of guests.

How many caricatures can a caricaturist draw per hour?
12 - 15 people per hour on average, depending on the individual artist and the individual event conditions. Remember though - even those not being drawn, will still really enjoy watching the artist at work, and will have a laugh at the caricatures that have been done, providing superb entertainment

When is the best time to have a caricaturist at the event?
* During a mix & mingle drinks reception
* In-between courses of a meal
* After a meal but before the evening band / disco gets into full swing
* Anytime you like as caricaturists are extremely flexible and are happy to fit in with your event plans

Do I need to provide anything?
No, our caricaturists are self contained (a couple of chairs may be required at trade shows / exhibitions or if you wish to have the artist draw in one place rather than mix and mingle)

Do the caricaturists mix & mingle or do they work from one place?
Either depending on your requirements - they can work from an easel and a queue will form or alternatively they can mix and mingle with your guests / clients

Do the caricaturists work in black & white or in colour?
Usually the caricaturists will work in black & white (grey wash) in order to get as many guests drawn in the time scale as possible. Colour can be requested for smaller parties

Can I ask for specific guests / clients to be drawn first?
Yes, please mention this to the caricaturist and the people involved on the day

Can a logo or message be pre-printed on the paper?
Yes, there is a small charge for this to cover the printing and layout costs involved

Who will I get when I book?
When you enquire about our artists, we will contact our team nearest to your venue and will check availability. This keeps traveling expenses to a minimum so you get the best price possible. You will receive a full description, examples and profile of the person available.

Do we have to pay for the caricatures?
There are no extra charges made at the event for the caricatures - they are given as a free gift to guests to keep. For charity events and fun days etc, you may wish to ask guests for a suitable donation for each picture.

How much does a Caricaturist cost?
Please contact us using the form and we will reply with a guide price for your event based on your individual requirements. If the guide price fits your budget, we will then email exact quotes, examples and full profiles of available entertainers for you to choose from. We always use the closest acts to your venue to keep costs to a minimum.

Caricatures From Photos FAQ's ...

What type of caricatures are available?
The most popular options are as follows:
* Head and Shoulders
* Full Body
* With a Theme / Hobby and Background

How many people can be drawn?
We have completed artwork with individuals, couples, all the way up to over 100 people included. Large groups will be drawn on larger paper size.

What size are the caricatures?
Typically caricatures are done on A5, A4, A3 or A2 but other sizes can be done upon request. Smaller than A5 will lose quality and detail.

How do I order?
All orders are done online for your convenience We accept payment online by Credit / Debit card and PayPal for caricature orders. If you would like to pay by BACS or Cheque instead, this can be arranged - please ask your advisor for details.

How do I receive my order?
Finished artwork is emailed to you as a High Resolution 300dpi (print quality) Jpeg for you to print out as many times as you like, on whatever medium you like. This is also ideal for digital use on Websites, Facebook etc.

What if I am not happy with my order?
We complete many caricature from photograph orders each week and all of our customers are delighted with the service we provide. We provide a rough draft for your approval before it is completed in colour to ensure you are happy with the likeness and layout etc. We will work with you until you are happy with the artwork to give 100 percent satisfaction guaranteed.

How much does a caricature drawn from photos cost?
Prices vary depending on your individual requirements. We do NOT use templates and each is hand drawn digitally to your specific requirements. Please get in touch for a quick, free quote.

General Frequently Asked Questions ...

Why book through Magical Memories?
* We have a huge team of excellent, hand picked magicians and caricaturists in all areas of the UK - we specialise in this type of entertainment!
* We can email a range of profiles of suitable entertainers for you to choose from in a matter of minutes.
* We provide peace of mind as we only supply the best, most reliable acts.
* You will get a quick & efficient service - You make one call & we do the rest
* Magical Memories have over 17 years experience in the entertainment business
* We pride ourselves in giving friendly, good advice with absolutely NO obligation

Where are you based?
We are based in Staffordshire but have Magicians and Caricaturists all over the UK
We cover Bedfordshire Berkshire Buckinghamshire Cambridgeshire Cheshire Cornwall Cumbria Derbyshire Devon Dorset Durham Essex Gloucestershire Hampshire Herefordshire Hertfordshire Huntingdonshire Isle of Wight Kent Lancashire Leicestershire Lincolnshire London Middlesex Norfolk Northamptonshire Northern Ireland Northumberland Nottinghamshire Oxfordshire Rutland Shropshire Somerset Staffordshire Suffolk Surrey Sussex Tyne and Wear Warwickshire West Midlands Wiltshire Worcestershire Yorkshire Plus all of Scotland, Wales and Ireland

How much do you charge?
We do not charge you for our services. As we provide our performers with regular work, we are able to negotiate discounted (wholesale) prices from our acts and then hire them out for the normal (retail) fee. Therefore we are able to provide a first class service, finding the right act for your event at no extra cost to you!

What are the payment options?
We currently accept cheque, bacs, PayPal and credit / debit card (via PayPal - you do not need a PayPal account to pay by credit / debit card)