Mark Cairns (magician)
Cairns was born and raised in New Zealand. Unusually for a performer, he did not develop an interest in magic until his late 20's, when he acquired and refined basic sleight-of-hand conjuring skills over the course of a year while travelling in West Asia and the Middle East. On his return to his home country, Cairns served his performing apprenticeship in Wellington, working part-time as a magician for corporate audiences, launches and charity events.
It was during this time that Cairns developed an interest in mind reading, and in 2001 he moved to the United Kingdom with his wife and children to pursue a full-time career as a close up mind reader when his talents in this field outgrew the opportunities in his home country.
Not well known amongst the general public, Cairns primarily performs in corporate and society circles where he is known for an intellectually engaging yet informal one-on-one approach to his craft. Although he primarily performs in the UK, Cairns has also performed in Dubai, Antwerp, and Monaco for corporate clients, celebrities and local royalty. He also uses his talents in support of various charities, such as The Children's Society.
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