A MOBILE magician believes his Big Blue Box of tricks is the only place in Brighton and Hove left for aspiring conjurors.

Lord Cornelius has been on the streets of Brighton and Hove for about a year and says he is the last specialist seller of magic tricks in the city after the store of his friend Dr Simpo in Brighton Square closed in May.

He hopes to raise enough money from street sales to move into a permanent shop.

He said: “Magic isn’t dying out but the problem is the quality of what is produced is so bad.

“I have started producing my own bits and pieces and I try to make it affordable. There’s nothing in my box priced over £7.”

He will perform in the Pavilion Gardens in Brighton from 1.30pm on Sunday, weather permitting. Email bigblueboxofmagic@live.co.uk.