Photo by Peter McIntosh.
A magic act with a down-to-earth message is in Dunedin
for a spell.
Christchurch magician Greg Britt, pictured with friends
yesterday, has been amazing crowds in the Meridian mall with
his tricks and ventriloquism this week.
''I think the appeal of magic is that it's fun to be
fooled,'' Mr Britt, who goes by the name ''Elgregoe'', said
''There's been a big revival in magic with the Dynamo:
Magician Impossible programme on TV.
When I was a kid it was David Copperfield. Now, all the kids
want to be Dynamo.''
Magic could be a potent force to young children and Mr Britt
used his powers to spread an anti-bullying message, ''You've
Got the Power'', which he has performed at George Street
Normal, St Francis Xavier, Opoho and St Joseph's Cathedral
schools in the past two weeks.
Mr Britt was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of
Merit in 2009 for services to education. He is appearing in
the Meridian daily until Sunday.