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Magic lantern lever slide depicting a wizard, close-up detail

You might not realise it, but early British cinema and magic are very closely linked. Magicians used the new moving pictures as part of their shows; film-makers used the popularity of magicians to create appealing films.

Echo Dot displayed on a desk

Internet connected devices are taking over our homes. There are now 8.3 million smart devices in use and, with new technology constantly being developed, this number is ever-growing.

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