Carl’s Story

As told by Carl

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CARL’S STORY

As told by Carl

Using a compelling combination of storytelling and magic, Carl tells the true story of how the art of magic saved his life.

After 30 years on the streets, and a life of sheer loneliness, Carl discovered magic.

“Doing my magic is the best feeling you could ever have in your life, not just because you are giving for nothing but the fact that people light up. Before I do the trick they will be standing there with worries in their heads, thinking about the things that the world has put on them, and as soon as you do a bit of magic in front of them those thoughts have gone for that time, so you’ve made some progress in that person’s life, and that makes me feel good. That’s my payment and what I get out of it.”

He now lives in his own flat and works as a volunteer at VincentCare’s Ozanam Community House using his magic as a way of connecting with others on the streets and showing them how things can change.

You’ll be moved. You’ll be changed. You’ll be amazed. 

This presentation is free, though gold coin donations to VincentCare will be gratefully accepted.

 

 


“If Ozanam House wasn’t here, I wouldn’t be here. I grew up in orphanages and slept on the streets for many years. I think there’s a disconnect in society; people who haven’t experienced the vulnerability of being homeless. I don’t think they understand. There’s not enough information for the public and they don’t understand or don’t want to understand why people are really there. I want the public to understand rather than judge us.

I’m 62; I spent 30 years on the streets. I’m one of the lucky ones. Now I live in a unit; I’ve got more than I’ve had in my whole life. It’s very precious. I feel very privileged. Everyone is helping me so much I am in a good place now and feel very positive.

I’m able to work at the Ozanam Community Centre as a volunteer, and I find that helps me as it gives me something to do and people to communicate with. Because many of the people that come to the centre are still out living on the streets I can talk with them and show them that things can change.

I also do my magic tricks at the centre. Doing my magic is the best feeling you could ever have in your life, not just because you are giving for nothing but the fact that people light up. Before I do the trick they will be standing there with worries in their heads, thinking about the things that the world has put on them, and as soon as you do a bit of magic in front of them those thoughts have gone for that time, so you’ve made some progress in that person’s life, and that makes me feel good. That’s my payment and what I get out of it.

Life does change and it gets better for us.”

 

 

 

 

        FREE EVENT – NO BOOKING REQUIRED

VENUE: STUDIO 3

 7.00pm

 30 min show

 FAMILY SHOW Ages 12-18+

  FREE (Gold Coin Donation to Vincent Care appreciated)

 


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