Sunday, 21 May 2006


Magician, David Weeks was spotted performing close-up magic for Kate Hoey, MP for Vauxhall, when she attended the Cleaver Square Fete today. Was she exploring the possibility of using a little prestidigitation to magically undo Labour’s recent prescott-agitation - or was she simply mesmerised by meeting someone in hunting pink?

Actually, Ms Hoey was what, when I was young, we used to call a brick, spending several hours mixing with local Kennington residents who, with typical British phlegm, had responded to the very un-fete-like weather and shifted the various attractions (including home-made cakes, chicken tikka wraps from Kennington Tandoori, second-hand books and records and a rather good Punch and Judy show) from the square to the interior of St Anselm’s Church.

Interestingly, Mr Weeks’ use of ‘Abracadabra’ in a consecrated building passed without protest - at least as far as the earthly observers were concerned!

[Image: © Brian Sibley]

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