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Viva Launches Young Entertainment Reporter Contest

8 February 2016

Blackpool entertainment venue, Viva Blackpool, is gearing up to give kids a real treat of a night out during February half term, whist also potentially setting them off on a career in journalism.

February half term brings the fast-paced High Jinx magic and illusion show to Viva Blackpool, on both February 16 and 18. This 120-minute, family friendly show is the brainchild of the incredible magician and illusionist, Michael Jordan, who became the Magic Circle’s ‘Young Magician of the Year’ in 2009, at the age of just 18. He has since been seen on TV and represented the UK in the European and World Championships of Magic.

High Jinx Family Magic & Illusion Show

As the show is packed full of illusions, juggling, escapology and music, and has been proved to leave kids of all age enthralled, amazed and baffled as to how the tricks have been performed, Viva has decided to make it the focus for an exciting ‘Young Entertainment Reporter’ contest.

Viva will be urging ticket holders to make sure their children brings a notepad and pen along, so they can make notes and later write up a review of their evening of magical entertainment. The competition opens for entry on February 16 and will close on March 4, giving children plenty of time to browse through their notes and write an exciting review.

The winning child, who must be aged 13 or under, will scoop the Viva Young Entertainment Reporter 2016 trophy, plus a special prize.

Viva’s managing director, Martin Heywood, says: “Viva Blackpool is all about showcasing top talent, whilst also fostering new talent and giving it a stage. Our Young Entertainment Reporter contest follows this ethos and will reward a child who can describe the High Jinx show for the benefit of others, whilst also conveying their own opinions of what they have seen.

“It would be fantastic if, through this contest, we could set a child on a career path that results in them one day becoming an entertainment journalist.”

Tickets for High Jinx cost £8.50-£10 per ticket and can be bought online here with no card charges. The two shows both start at 7.45pm and end around 9.45pm and the doors open at 6pm, enabling families, who wish to do so, to book a pre-show dinner from a cost of £17 for two courses or £21.50 for three.

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