Number 5 - 29th July 2000

 

At a cost of almost four and a half million pounds, the latest train has just been added to the most famous and prestigious railway company in the world, The Orient Express. The train is made up of eight pristinely restored original Pullman dining carriages, a superbly equipped kitchen car, and an original buffet car. While passengers settle down to enjoy the authentic ambience of rail travel as it was in its luxuriant heyday, onboard magician Kevin Gallagher circulates - providing high quality magical entertainment. Orient Express booking details: 0161 831 7900 www.orient-express.com Kevin Gallagher: www.mystifier.co.uk 29.7.00

 

Clive Barker's Magic Horror Movie Lord of Illusions is now available in the UK on PAL VHS. There are a few gory examples of what can go wrong if you don't practice your illusions - but the reason we're mentioning it here is because Britain's Billy McComb makes a couple of appearances. Shot at The Magic Castle in LA, Billy can be seen performing some card manipulations. A must for true magic fans! You can order a copy from MagicWeek in association with Amazon - simply click on the video. 29.7.00

 

MagicTricks.co.uk was launched in the middle of August 1999, specialising in close-up and impromptu magic for all ages and abilities. Each product on the site has a difficulty rating, and many have a video clip demonstration as well. The site also features a very useful discussion area where UK magicians can chat to each other. Their product range is ever expanding so be sure to pay them a visit (see their ad. to the right). 29.7.00

 

The Quick Trick Show starring Stephen Mulhern is now in recording (series three). Produced by Objective Productions this fresh innovative series has proved to be very popular with school children spanning a wide age range. You can visit the web site at: www.quicktrick.co.uk 29.7.00

 

The Young Magicians' Club is the youth initiative of The Magic Circle, the world's premier magical society. Formed in 1996, the mission of The Young Magicians' Club is to promote the performance of magic by the youngsters of today, and encourage them in their chosen art form. For further information, and a copy of the new membership application brochure, write to: The Young Magicians' Club, Centre for the Magic Arts, 12 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD. 29.7.00

 

This week we have some new reviews, articles, links, advertising, and have a new magician featured in Magic Profile. Hello to trix@presto! readers who read about MagicWeek in their new August issue. To request a copy that includes some great Summer Sale specials Email Presto Magic at: trix@prestomagic.co.uk

It's been a funny old week. See you next week - Duncan. 29.7.00

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