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Tesseract
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Hello all,

I've been playing with the idea of developing a magic show for schools with an environmental message - it's a really hot topic (excuse the pun) right now and so might be pretty popular. I thought it would be interesting to try and develop a few tricks using stuff that can be recycled - cans/tins, cardboard, polystyrene etc. Even something simple like a cup and ball could be made to have the right message if you used empty baked bean tins and a screwed up bit of newspaper.

I thought I'd throw the idea out here for a bit of a brainstorm!
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You must find out about Barry Mitchell's (sp) Garbage Busters show.

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Tesseract
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Hmm, just did a quick google but to no avail. I'll keep looking though, sounds interesting.
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There is a book called "Recycling The Magical Way" by Michael Rappa. Hank Lee is the only place I know that currently carries it.
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Torn and restore paper?

Healed and Sealed Soda?

maybe cut restore rope , floating rose!!


with fantasy you can develop enviromental routines with simple and clasic tricks
Tesseract
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Cheers folk! Love the rope and rose Smile

Will check out that book, too.
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On 2007-04-07 17:00, Tesseract wrote:
Hmm, just did a quick google but to no avail. I'll keep looking though, sounds interesting.


http://www.barrymitchellproducts.com/sto......Show_DVD
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Suprised no one mentioned Steve Trash ! He tours all over the USA, and was featured in an article in MAGIC recently. He has released a "green" theme magic set for sale to the general public. Check him out, as he has been doing this type of show for awhile....

http://www.stevetrash.com

:where:

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On youtube there is an explanation for this trick too, don´t know about the quality of that explanation.
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As mentioned above I too use Barry Mitchell's Garbage Show - go to his web-site $30 for the dvd of a performance and diagrams of how to convert common props. Great fun for the kids
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There is a great book by Michael Rappa called Recycling the Magical Way.

Best,
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Axtell's "Green Machine" is perfect for this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLxLnMnBFd4
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I wish schools here in the UK had the same idea about asembly shows. I have a range of educational shows that always go down well but the school are very reluctant to part with their money!
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Maybe I should film my show and sell the DVD in the USA or does anyone want me to do a tour?
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I think a green show is a great idea! Thanks for all the information.
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I just wanted to ask a question for those that do a recycling show. What do you use as giveaways? For instance if you usually use a colouring sheet or something similar what do you use instead? Printed paper goes against the theme of the show, doesn't it?
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Not if it's on recycled paper. Smile
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Potentially, I did think about it but you would have to make sure they all know it is recycled. It might go against the "reduce" part of the show however.
Any more thoughts on it?
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Maybe give every one a leaflet and tell them to put it on their notice boards at home so they can see how many years it takes for paper to break down!
Not only have they got your info but it's there forever!
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I used to use the Vanishing Coke Can with a recycling theme. Also, there used to be a trick called P.O.W.E.R. (I think that is what it is called) I actually bought it to use for a recycling routine but I never did get around to adding it to my show. It was a great idea though.

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