Number 1 - 1st July 2000
is just around the corner (July 3rd to
8th) and it looks set to be an excellent convention. A strong British
contingent has been booked:
Ali Bongo will be
performing in the
opening gala, Guy Hollingworth will
MC the close-up gala and lecture, Marvin Berglas will give a presentation on Marketing in Magic,
Chris Power and JJ will present the Opus Experience, Paul Daniels will be interviewed
by Stan Allen and Richard McDougall will perform in
both the close-up gala and the closing gala show. Also Roy Davenport is all set to enter the stage
competition, so best of luck to him.
Marvin's Magic are launching a competition during FISM:
2000,' to find the best thirty seconds of live magic and capture it on video
for a new UK TV project. Held once every three
years, generally in Europe, the Fédération Internationale des Sociétiés Magiques convention is
regarded as the finest magic convention in the World. It's not too late to
visit the official web site:
the phenomenal growth of the Internet, you have chosen just the right time to
start an electronic magazine, and magicians in the UK will welcome your
initiative. I wish MagicWeek the success it deserves and look forward to reading
it every week." Michael
The Magic Circle.
Management is proud to announce that it has been selected by Guy Hollingworth to
deal with his personal management and sole representation. John Woolvett of
Magic Management said, "I am a great admirer of Guy's work and
professionalism and am very pleased that we shall be working together."
There are no plans to distribute the new Guy Hollingworth video, 'Routines' and
his much acclaimed 'Quartet' through the usual dealer network. Instead both
items, and all other Guy Hollingworth products, are available exclusively from
Magic Management. For further details visit Guy's web site: www.guy-hollingworth.com
Simon Drake has
been appointed magic advisor to Cameron Mackintosh’s Witches of Eastwick.
He has brought in Paul Kieve to work with him on the project. The musical
opens this month at The Dury Lane Theatre, in London’s west end. Simon
assures me that some very strange surprises and 'weird items' are part of
his brief. The build-in to Dury Lane is about 3 months so we can all
expect an incredible spectacle from Mr Mackintosh, who must, by now, be
the most famous theatrical producer in the world.
Russ Stevens is currently performing aboard Aurora, P&O Cruises’ new
world-class superliner, through until 15th August with an option to
continue until the end of this year. He is the first illusionist to be
asked to headline in the stunning 900 seat theatre, which has been
designed to West End specifications. Named by Her Royal Highness The
Princess Royal in Southampton on Thursday, 27th April Aurora will make 17 cruises to the Mediterranean, the Atlantic Isles,
the Baltic and
Norwegian fjords and the Caribbean before the end of 2000. P&O
is one of the world’s leading cruise companies. The introduction of Aurora will build further on the
strongly growing UK cruise market where
demand has been increasing at approximately 15% a year for the last 10
years. Aurora will carry 1,874 passengers and 850 crew.
your eyes wide open in Stanley Kubrick's final movie 'Eyes Wide Shut'
starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman (now on video). During the final
scenes, which take place in a fictitious toy store, there are several
glimpses of the real Marvin's Magic Shop, as well as full screen close-ups
from the range. MagicWeek has the complete set of Marvin's Magic
Collectable Card Tricks to give away to the contributor of the best
Email, sent to the mail page, during July. See 'Reviews' to find out
more about the collection.
Griffith lectures at the following venues: Wednesday 5th July
2000 the Zodiac Society, London. Wednesday 8th November 2000 the
Scottish Conjurors' Association, Glasgow. Monday 4th December the
Leicester Magic Circle. Thursday 11th January 2001 the Hull Magicians'
Circle. Tuesday 13th February 2001 the Leeds Magic Circle, and Wednesday
4th July 2001 the Wolverhampton Magical Society. A return visit to the
Magic Castle, Hollywood, is planned for Jan/Feb/March. He has already
given 103 performances at this Mecca of magic in the USA.
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