Edinburgh Castle: Watch as scientist and magician Kevin Quantum hosts spectacular stunt at iconic Capital landmark

Edinburgh Castle is hosting the world premier of magician and scientist Kevin Quantum’s Flaming Canonball stunt.

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 12:32 pm
Updated Thursday, 29th April 2021, 2:55 pm
Edinburgh Castle: Watch as scientist and magician Kevin Quantum hosts spectacular stunt at iconic Capital landmark

The Britain's Got Talent semi-finalist is attempting to walk blindfolded through nine flaming cannonballs swinging from a huge pendulum on the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle

If all goes to plan, Quantum will emerge unscathed from his stunt at the exact moment the Capital's famous One o’Clock Gun is fired.

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The show is designed to celebrate the courage, optimism and harmony that helped everyone through the coronavirus pandemic.

Quantum, who originally studied physics before his life took a new turn into the world of magic said: “It’s been an incredibly tough 12 months for everyone but with lockdown restrictions easing, there’s a new sense of hope and optimism on the horizon.

“We’ve got science to thank for creating a vaccine for Covid-19 and helping us overcome what appeared to be almost impossible odds.

“As a scientist and magician, I want to celebrate this important moment in time with my own special twist and share a sense of hope with people not just in Edinburgh but around the world.”

Emma Bowie, events manager from Historic Environment Scotland’s Edinburgh Castle team, added: “We are delighted to host such a wonderful spectacle at the Castle with Kevin and his team performing a spectacular stunt and world premiere set to be enjoyed by many thousands as it goes out live on YouTube.”

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