Due to the current on going COVID-19 situation, we are unable to take on any new bookings for the foreseeable future. Thank you for your interest and support in this matter.

My name is Alexander Harris (Xander) and I am a professional close up magician based in Cornwall. I am a member of the Cornish Magical Society and have been involved in the world of magic for the last decade.

Through my years of learning, I have gained knowledge and skills to deliver a variety of modern and traditional magic to impress your family, friends and guests.

I am on a journey of striving to master my craft and look forward to adding to the fun and atmosphere of your event. Xander Cards will provide magic that will captivate the audience and give them those special moments which they will remember long after the day's end.

A close up magician performs on a more individual basis, rather than on a stage with the audience directed at them. I will perform to groups or tables of people, interacting with guests personally, asking them to join in and partake with the close up magic. This is also known as mix and mingle magic.

The tools used with Xander Cards’ magic include:

  • Card Magic
  • Rubik's cube magic
  • Everyday objects (coins, rubber bands etc)
  • Mind reading / Mentalism

The aim of Xander Cards’ magic is for your guests to not only remember the magician or the magic performed, but mainly and most importantly the experience and feeling of wonder they had and where they were at that time, expanding the joy and memories of your event.

I can perform around the county of Cornwall. Xander Cards will perform at:

  • Birthdays*
  • Charity events
  • Corporate events
  • Functions
  • Parties/celebrations
  • Trade shows
  • Weddings

Basically you name it, any event where your guests are ready to be engaged and amazed, a close up magician can deliver great experiences and unbelievable moments that your guests will remember! I can perform at any time or anywhere throughout your event, whether that is as the guests are arriving, or at the end of the day when the drinks are out.

Costs for close up magic are quoted on an individual basis as factors including location, amount of time I am required etc. play part in providing you a no obligation quote.

*Please note, Xander Cards' close up magic is appropriate for all, but would be unsuitable specifically for children's parties. We provide close up magic for a minimum of one hour.

Cornwall is a place full of wonder and beauty! I have been fortunate to have performed around the county, (Bodmin, Newquay, Truro, Looe and Camborne just to name a few!) in some iconic locations at functions such as annual donation events, birthdays, members clubs, weddings, holiday parks and restaurant gatherings.

I've also performed for fellow Cornishmen Jethro and Johnny Cowling!

Xander Cards looks forward to hearing from you to discuss your event requirements. Thank you.

Boconnoc House and Estate

Xander Cards with Jethro


Alex is a natural entertainer – his smart appearance and constant talk through every move keeps you fascinated. Some of his cards tricks defy logic! He is at home with a small family group as to a large gathering, moving from table to table baffling everyone present. A must for excellent entertainment for all occasions and ages. My 9 year old grandson was spell bound!
Ernie Dymond
We booked Xander for my 40th birthday party to entertain guests as they arrived and settled into the evening. Everyone I spoke to commented on how great he was, from young to old. The tricks were so clever and mind-bending amazing everyone in attendance. I wouldn't hesitate to book him again for any event. Totally brilliant!
Kevin Keast
I booked Xander Cards for during our wedding afternoon tea as a surprise for my now husband as he loves magic and I am so glad I did!! Alexander is absolutely brilliant at what he does, everyone was saying how great he was - and he really was! I would highly recommend booking for a wedding or any event. Thank you so much Alexander
Lianne Pengelly

Fantastic, Fantastic, Fantastic!!! Thank you so much for joining us to help make our Golden Wedding Anniversary such a wonderful occasion. Our guests were absolutely spell bound by your magical card tricks, you really are amazing! Our granddaughter Kate, just couldn’t believe it and ordered a Rubik Cube before she left for home – she didn’t stop talking about it! Once again, our thanks and very best wishes for a successful future. We really had a magical day!!
Glenis and David Pratley
Just felt I must write to say how very much we loved your performance last night. You pitched it just right with your lovely personality and your card magic was awesome. We loved it! Thank you so much for rounding off a really happy evening.
Cathy Proctor
I just wanted to drop you a quick line to thank you for Saturday. Everyone enjoyed the show and as usual I am none the wiser as to how it is done
Simon Carr

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Xander Cards is based in Newquay, Cornwall.