Shahid Malik brings Magical Mela to Blackpool’s new annual festival of magic, circus and variety.
In addition to illusionist and escapologist, Shahid Malik, the free
family-friendly event also features Rajan The Magic Man, close-up
illusionist Darius and Bharat Patel.
Mr. Malik performed his first public escape stunt in May 1972 and has had his share of scrapes, bumps, and broken bones.
In 1975, the Magical Mela headliner was almost burnt alive after
performing the Bonfire Escape and spent three weeks in intensive care
with 2nd and 3rd degree burns to his face, arms and back.
appearing on live television, Shahid almost drowned whilst performing
the Water Tank Escape. He was lowered into the tank too quickly and
after somehow managing to complete the escape, collapsed soon
Shahid, who performs with his wife Lisa, has almost been killed
twice whilst performing his Burning Rope Escape. Once he fell 75 feet
and was left unconscious with fractured ribs and a broken arm.
The Mela begins with Shahid’s straight jacket escape from a
crane on a burning rope at 12 noon. From 1pm until 2pm there will be
close-up magic demonstrations and then a free seated stage show in the
Paradise Room concludes the festivities 3-4pm.
The magic does not stop there, you can walk over to the spectacular Blackpool Opera House to see The World’s
Greatest Magic Show, 8-10 February, at the Blackpool Opera House.
Visit Showzam’s web site for more information and great images.
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