VIDEO: Sunderland Empire gives magician Mark somewhere to perform

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BUDDING magician Mark Sowerby had plenty of tricks up his sleeve as he wowed theatregoers.

With the help of somewhereto_, a ground-breaking London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Legacy Project, he showcased his powers at Sunderland Empire.

Mark Sowerby demonstrates his magic skills.

Mark Sowerby demonstrates his magic skills.

Funded by charity Legacy Trust UK, somewhereto_ is a nationwide project to help young people find the space they need to do the things they love within sport, culture and the arts.

Mark, 17, performed his magic tricks to an audience of VIP guests at the Gala Evening Experience production of Bugsy Malone.

He is a media, film and TV student at Darlington College and has been interested in magic from a young age, dreaming one day of making it as a professional.

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