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Video: Britain’s Got Talent magician set for Norfolk festival this weekend

PUBLISHED: 11:30 07 June 2013

One of the semi-finalists of this year’s TV talent show Britain’s Got Talent will be among the attractions at a south Norfolk festival tomorrow.

Magician Stevie Pink will be appearing at Tasfest in Tasburgh, south of Norwich as a thank you to his former mentor and musical director, and the organiser of the festival, Tony Lacey.

The Suffolk-born illusionist, whose Britain’s Got Talent audition has been viewed over 600,000 times on video-sharing website YouTube, will also be raising funds for the East Anglian Air Ambulance, East Anglian Children’s Hospice (EACH) and Recreation for All, a charity providing community funding for the Tasburgh community.

Mr Lacey worked with Stevie Pink almost 30 years ago when he was starting his showbusiness career and recalled: “I taught him music, singing and stage craft but very early on it was clear that Steve wasn’t the greatest singer, but he had a certain comedic presence and was sent on a summer season at Pontins in Hemsby to hone his skills working in front of a crowd.

“He returned for his second year having deciding that he wanted to become a magician.

“It was my job to record the music for his act and I became his musical director. He appeared in a showcase produced by the college at the Theatre Royal in Norwich which led to his first professional show as a magician.”

Mr Lacey had asked the magician to appear at Tasfest several weeks ago but as the the final of Britain’s Got Talent is tomorrow as well, he had originally had to decline.

But as he didn’t get through after his semi-final appearance last Thursday, he agreed to come along to meet, greet and chat with people and pose for photographs.

There will also be seven live bands, a wide selection of food and local beers, at the village hall off Grove Lane, from midday through until 8pm.

- Watch a video of Stevie Pink’s Britain’s Got Talent audition above.

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