WEIRD and wonderful tricks and illusions by a talented young magician will captivate audiences in Colwall.

Fifteen-year-old Ollie Mealing will bring his renowned mix of magic, including card tricks and escapology to Colwall Village Hall on Friday, March 16.

Ollie, from Colwall, has already established himself as a successful performer and is frequently booked to wow crowds across the country at dinners, weddings and variety nights.

A natural performer, Ollie was gripped by magic tricks from the age of five, when his father bought him a magic set for Christmas.

"I practice everyday and, even when I'm at school, I wish I was doing my magic," he said.

"Once I pick a pack of cards up, I can't put them down for hours. I think I'm addicted."

Ollie is currently studying for his GCSEs at John Masefield High School, in Ledbury, but ultimately hopes to pursue his dream career as a magician.

The show, Nothing Up My Sleeve, starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £6 and £4, from Adrian and Carole Mealing on 01684 540366.