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London’s Best Indian Restaurants According To Me (2018)

August 20, 2018
Best Indian restaurants London

Since I started my current range of live shows (Adam Patel: Real Magic LIVE & Adam Patel: Brown Magic), I seem to have set myself up to become a sort of curry critic. If you’ve seen either of the shows, you’ll know the bit I’m talking about and you’ll understand why this has happened.  And funnily, people have started asking me to recommend Indian restaurants and curries.

I will address each city I regularly frequent in its own article. So, to begin, here are my current suggestions, in no particular order, for the best Indian restaurants in London. Continue reading “London’s Best Indian Restaurants According To Me (2018)” »

The Meerkat Movies Hack: How To Get 2 for 1 Cinema Tickets For A Year, For £1.01

August 15, 2018
Meerkat Movies

Here’s a neat little trick that any Gujarati dad would be proud of! Want 2 for 1 cinema tickets every Tuesday or Wednesday for a year?

Here’s how to get a 1 year Meerkat Movies pass for just £1.01.

Go to CompareTheMarket.com and buy travel insurance for 1 day. Even if you’re not going anywhere.

The cheapest available deal was £1.01.

As per CompareTheMarket’s terms and conditions, ANY travel insurance policy qualifies for Meerkat Movies, even a policy that only lasts for a day.

Sound too good to be true? Well… yes, it does. And I did wonder why they hadn’t sewn up this loophole. But they haven’t.

Meerkat Movies also now includes something called Meerkat Meals, which is to food what cinema tickets are to films.

So for the small cost of £1.01, you can save potentially hundreds of pounds a year!

 

FIRST LOOK: ‘Adam Patel: Real Magic’ Credits Sequence

June 8, 2018
Adam Patel Looking Mysterious

So this is it guys! The show comes out on Sunday! The media have had exclusive access to this clip for the last 48 hours. Now you can see it too! Continue reading “FIRST LOOK: ‘Adam Patel: Real Magic’ Credits Sequence” »

7 Things I Learned From Making A TV Magic Special

June 7, 2018
Adam Patel Performing Magic On South Bank

In 2015, I quit my day job as a pharmacist to realise my childhood dream of becoming a television magician, an ambition that has taken the three years since to realise. Here are seven things I’ve learned during the process. Continue reading “7 Things I Learned From Making A TV Magic Special” »

Well This Is Booking Awkward

May 17, 2018
Adam Patel Awkward

“Let’s just go,” Maaya said to me, stress audible in her voice.

“We can’t. He’s outside. He’ll see us. Just wait a second..”

The tension was tangible. It was do or die time. My heart was beating in my chest. We had to get out. And we had to do it now. Once we were outside the walls and on the other side of that electric gate, then I could be calm. But until then, I would be on edge.

It was the second day of our stay in Cannes and rather than making a film & meeting plan, as was standard at the Cannes Film Festival, we had spent our first night hatching an escape plan. And this was the moment when that plan had to come together.

Rewind twelve hours… Continue reading “Well This Is Booking Awkward” »

The Undirected Show Episode #1

April 29, 2018

This doesn’t need much introduction. The first recorded episode of the new and highly experimental Undirected Show.

In this episode, Maaya and I talk about film-making, the process of making our film Tea & Coffee, the psychology of self-sabotage, and a random ramble about dieting.

LISTEN NOW

 

What Now?: Life After Real Magic & Future Experiments

experiments

Since 2015, when I initially made the leap into the unknown and ditched pharmacy to pursue magic, life has been interesting. Lots has happened. I’ve learned a load about magic, about life and about myself. The process of making a television show and getting in finished and distributed has been a long, and at times, difficult journey. But at last, we’re nearly there. I should have a release date for the show very soon indeed. And not a moment too soon!

The completion of a major multi-year project has left me with a bit more down time than I’ve had in quite a while. So rather than spending every waking moment chugging along with the goal, which is pretty much what the last three years has looked like, I’ve retreated inside my man cave and started to think about a very deep and potentially dangerous question: what now? Continue reading “What Now?: Life After Real Magic & Future Experiments” »

Why I’m Switching Off Social Media

April 19, 2018
Switch Off Facebook

For those of you who’ve clicked through to this post from Facebook or Twitter, yes, I do get the irony. But let me explain.

I think social media was a nice idea. The idea of being able to share things casually with people, without going to the trouble or writing an e-mail, was nice. For a while. It was novel. And I think it did achieve Facebook’s original mission statement of making the world more connected.

It was the service we never knew we needed. Suddenly, we could share with our friends our every thought and photos of everything we ate. Important stuff. Continue reading “Why I’m Switching Off Social Media” »

Sorry Leeds

April 9, 2018
Sorry Leeds

I’m quite surprised in all honesty. Yesterday night I should have been on stage in Leeds but because of one or two things that happened in the preceding couple of weeks – the kind of things that you can’t see coming and just hit you out of the blue – the decision was made to postpone the show. And apparently, judging from the number of e-mails I’ve received to this effect in the last few days, I have disappointed quite a few people by making that decision. So I wanted to apologise. And explain. Continue reading “Sorry Leeds” »

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Adam Patel performs street magic in the City of Bradford.

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