Reflecting on my previous blog post about the places where I’m asked to perform, I pondered on the events I’ll be performing at this summer. It’s not all birthday parties, thankfully, because variety really is the spice of life.

This was the feedback I received after performing at Drayton’s village fete last year:  “Magic Peter’s magic shows wowed all the families at our village fete, and his balloon models were so popular he could have stayed til midnight making them for everyone. We can’t wait to have him back next year. A big thank you Magic Peter from us all at Drayton School PTA.” Laura Billington.

And, true to her word, Laura has asked me back to perform at Drayton’s fete again this year, on Saturday 15 June, between 2 and 4pm.  It even made the Oxford Mail online newspaper!

Later in the summer I’ll be making another return visit, this time to the Green Meadows Music Festival near Peterborough.

I had a great time last year, despite the rain, and I think we’re all hoping for a sunny weekend this year.

And then, at the end of summer, I’ll be at the Moreton in Marsh Show – ‘Farming, Food & Family Fun’.  I believe I’m in the third category!

It would be great to see some of you at these or any of the other public events I’m performing at this summer, but there are other events that are by invitation only, I’m afraid.  For example, I’ll be at corporate family days for BJSS and Oxford Nanopore Technologies in June and July, and at The Queen’s College Summer Garden Party in Oxford, also in July.  At all these events, I’ll be putting on family magic shows for children and their parents, and in between I’ll be twisting balloons into dogs and swords and dinosaurs and hats and who knows what else!

And I’ll be performing for end of term parties at the UK Defence Academy in Shrivenham and a number of nurseries and pre-schools in July.  And before I’ve finished those shows, I’ll be planning my new Christmas show for the end of the year.

Do you have an event for families and children?  If so, let me know – I’d love to help.

Village fetes, music festivals, county shows, corporate family days, school  shows and Christmas – looking at my diary, I’m amazed I can fit in those birthday parties I mentioned at the beginning of this blog.  Hopefully the warm weather this week has been the start of summer.  Whatever you’re doing, I hope you’ll be having as much fun as me – because I’ll be having bags of fun with my audiences around Oxfordshire and beyond.