Number 956 - 20th October 2018

 

The Ehrlich Brothers head to the UK for their first ever show, SSE Arena Wembley, 6th April 2019 - tickets now on sale. From the promoters: German magic sensations, The Ehrlich Brothers, are set to bring their ground-breaking illusion show to the UK for the first time in 2019. The spectacular show features mind-blowing illusions and incredible magic tricks where only seeing is believing! With their sensational shows Andreas and Chris Ehrlich are taking magic into a new era. Think magic is old-fashioned and stands for a rabbit out of a hat? Think again! Whether it is bending tons of railway tracks into the shape of a heart, growing an orange tree from a seed, or transforming a toy car into a real monster truck, the Ehrlich Brothers perform what is completely inexplicable to the spectator. Using a perfect mixture of elaborate illusions, sleight of hand, energy and charm, the Brothers’ have created a unique spectacle that crosses generations and is enjoyed by the whole family. Their performances have wowed over 2 million fans in Germany, making them bigger than Madonna and Justin Bieber in overall tickets sales! They are the only magicians worldwide to have ever filled an entire football stadium, breaking two world records along the way! "The Ehrlich Brothers Head to the UK for Their First Ever Show" YouTube. Tickets: www.ssearena.co.uk. 20.10.18

 

Derren Brown: Sacrifice. New for Netflix.

"Derren Brown’s Sacrifice review: Twisted mind games go to the next level in life-or-death test of kindness" ★★★★★ www.metro.co.uk.

"Netflix's Derren Brown: Sacrifice Is an Utterly Bizarre, Ethically Questionable, Totally Gripping Must-See" www.pastemagazine.com.

"Derren Brown: is America ready for ‘Sacrifice’?" www.newsweek.com.

"Derren Brown: Sacrifice, Official Netflix Trailer" YouTube. 20.10.18

 

Cruise Ship Magic Secrets Day. Producer Gary Young writes: Do you want to see the world, perform in the best theatres on board luxurious Cruise Ships, and get paid a lot for it? Then this is the event for you... Don't miss this opportunity of a lifetime to learn from the best Cruise Ship Performers! Tickets are limited to just 35 Registrants to make the event special, and productive for every registrant. Tickets have already sold well due to word of mouth, and social media! There will be no live streams or DVDs of this event. This is a real event! This unique, and first of its kind event, will feature 4 of the best and busiest Cruise Ship performers in the business: Marc Paul, Richard Griffin, Mark Shortland and Simon Hannah. I am so pleased they have agreed to reveal the innermost secrets of all you need to know to succeed in the Cruise Ship industry as a magician. Date: Monday 12th November 2018 9.30am to 6.30pm. Location: Milton Keynes Conference Centre, Strudwick Drive, Oldbrook, Milton Keynes MK6 2TG. All this for only £65.00 this includes the 4 presentations on all aspects of the Cruise Magic Business, and the Question Time Forum. Tea/coffee, breakfast pastries, biscuits, and a buffet lunch. For full details visit www.cruiseshipmagicsecrets.co.uk. 20.10.18

 

With Halloween just around the corner, PropDog have teamed up with Andy Nyman to bring one of his devilish ideas to life! PropDog write: 'The Evil' is without a doubt one of the best (and scariest) card reveals ever. A story with a climax that you will love doing. You’ll love watching your spectators jump out their skin and then scream in amazement! Check out the trailer here: YouTube. A very old idea reinvented as only the Nyman brain can. Whether a complete beginner or a seasoned professional, you will be desperate to do this 2 minutes after opening it - no great skill required, simple to perform and best of all, it all happens in their hands. Along with the trick, you will get access to an exclusive Andy Nyman video where he guides you through ultra simple card forces and the psychology of performing the effect. Each packet also comes with exclusive artwork by legendary film poster artist Graham Humphreys! Sure to become a collectors piece. A sure-fire winner, you will have a scream doing this. A scary steal at just £9.99 and available exclusively from the PropDog Magic Shop: www.propdog.co.uk. 20.10.18

 

Tom Stone: Art of Magic Three-day London Workshop. April 8th-10th. Maximum 12 participants. Find out what it's all about, visit www.magic-workshops.com. 20.10.18

 

The Magic Clips Christmas Social, 20th November, Fleet Hampshire. From the organisers: The Magic Clips events are back and better than ever. The Line Up so far: Stephen Dodger Simmons, Simon Caine, Glenn Spiro, Kieron Lefever and Rus Andrews. A free Unconventional Convention so to speak. A chance for us magicians to let our hair down and socialise with our peers all under one roof. This time it's being held in Fleet, Hampshire, at a gorgeous venue called The Hart House. We have a dedicated lecture room with its own private bar, with audio and visual facilities. We also have access to the modern spacious main bar area with lots of high top tables to jam away and talk magic with your fellow magicians. As you might or might not know, the events have been fantastic in the past.

We have some amazing mini lectures lined up already, but the day is not just about that. It's about mixing with like minded people, learning, being inspired and overall having fun! We will reveal the lecturers over the next couple of weeks. The venue will be open to us from 11am to 11.30pm. Your first drink will be free when you walk in and I will be providing a 'taxi service' from Fleet train Station to the venue between the hours of 11am and 1pm for the early birds, but it's not a long walk... about 10 minutes from the station, or there is a taxi rank outside. If you're planning on getting a hotel, prices are from as little as £50 per night. Here is a link to show some the hotels and B&B's in the area: Click Here 

The event is free to attend, but some of the lecturers may be offering their products and possibly at discounted rates, so if you're looking for new material, bring some money along to support your fellow magic folk. All the lectures will be filmed and recorded, and made available via a private website which only the attendees will have access to for future reference.

 

The previous events (The Dog & Partridge, Smoke & Mirrors and The Purple Turtle) have been outstanding, with many a life long friendships formed. I sincerely look forward to seeing you there, Richard John. As it's a bar, it is strictly Over 18s only. If you are lucky enough to look young, please bring ID as you might be asked for it when approaching the bar. 20th November 2018, 11am till 11.30pm. Venue: The Hart House, 335-337 Fleet Road, Fleet, Hampshire GU51 3NT (Map) Facebook. Organised by: Richard John Edgell & Tom Brooks Richard phone: 07722184775. 20.10.18

 

XYA just published and in stock now! "Excellent, commercial, workable, baffling, these are just a few of the words that come to mind when I think of Chris Dugdale's material – and this book is full of it!" Wayne Dobson. Chris writes: XYA has just been published and is in stock now. Only 250 copies will be sold worldwide and you are purchasing exclusive access to a book and portal that will help make you even more successful. Over 25 routines and inner secrets to help you raise the bar even higher. If you are a serious student and performer of the art of magic, and make money doing so, XYA is a no-brainer. "If you fully digest and learn from Chris’s routines it will give any serious performer a greater understanding of magical thinking, routining, performance and audience management." Phil Jay. See www.xyabook.com to order. 20.10.18

 

WorkersLounge.co.uk have ParaPad refill paper and replacement pens back in stock! "A spectator writes a word, name, number or drawing on a notepad. They tear out the page and keep it hidden. You can instantly reveal their thought of word, name, drawing, number, or anything! No sleight of hand, no funny moves and easy to use! An elegant but inconspicuous pocket-sized writing pad. Can be handled by the performer as well as by the spectator. No restrictions where to write on the pad! Reset in seconds. Refill the pad with replacement paper in seconds!" For more info and to order a ParaPad, refill paper or pens, visit www.workerslounge.co.uk. 20.10.18

 

Magic Is Dead - My Journey into the World's Most Secretive Society of Magicians by Ian Frisch. "Magic Is Dead is Ian Frisch’s head-first dive into a hidden world full of extraordinary characters and highly guarded secrets. It is a story of imagination, deception, and art that spotlights today’s most brilliant young magicians—a mysterious club known as the52, who are revolutionizing an ancient art form under the mantra Magic Is Dead. Ian brings us with him as he not only gets to know this fascinating world, but also becomes an integral part of it. We meet the52’s founding members—Laura London, Daniel Madison, and Chris Ramsay—and explore their personal demons..." Find out more, visit www.harpercollins.com. 20.10.18

 

Blackpool Family Entertainer of the Year Competition. From the organisers: The North West heat takes place this Sunday, 21st October, at Pirates Bay, North Pier, Blackpool from 4pm to 7pm. Everyone is welcome - free entry. The winner of this heat will be joining Krazy Kev representing South West/Wales and Trevor Cline winner of the Midlands heat, at the Opera House Blackpool for the grand final in February. Blackpool Magicians' Club would like to thank Ozz Symons and Dave and Sue Oakley for their invaluable help in organising their respective heats. Registration is now open for the 2019 convention. Further details: www.blackpoolmagic.com. 20.10.18

 

Chris Wardle MIMC Goodliffe Memorial Lecture, Birmingham. Chris Wardle MIMC, is honoured to be presenting the ‘Goodliffe Memorial Lecture’ for The British Magical Society on 23rd October, as he contributed over 100 effects to Goodliffe’s ‘Abracadabra’ magazine. His ideas have appeared in several books and have been used on TV, radio and on the stage. His material has been used by top performers including Geoffrey Durham and Richard Cadell. His tricks have appeared in Ian Rowland’s column in ‘Magic’ and Andi Gladwin’s column in ‘Genii’. He has his own regular columns in The Magic Circle’s magazine and the IBM British Ring’s monthly publication (in collaboration with James Ward) and he is a former winner of The Magic Circle’s Cecil Lyle Award. This will be an evening filled with crafty methods and practical effects that you can use, covering a wide range of magic, including close-up, stand up, effects for children and mentalism – something for everyone. Contact Bob King 01384 840615 magicbob7@msm.com. British Magical Society, Weoley Castle Working Men’s Club, Barnes Hill Road, Weoley Castle, Birmingham B29 5TY (Map). Start time 7.30pm. 23rd October. Visitors £10.00. www.britishmagicalsociety.co.uk. 20.10.18

 

The October E-Video Newsletter. We're half way through the month but you still have time to get access to the very latest Mark Leveridge online video presentation in which you will find: The Teach In - this time learn a practical instant card transposition routine. Top Tips - Mark gives practical advice on how to avoid forgetting which tables you've already performed for. The Strolling Magician Unplugged - part 9 is an explanation of one of Mark's signature commercial regular deck card routines called Spin Out. Web Offers - see dems and get info on two strong parlour tricks which are reduced by a total of £8 this month. 60 Seconds To Success - Mark explains why eye contact is so vital when performing. The Review Corner - Of Dice And Men receives a critique this time. The October E-Video Newsletter is a bumper 45 minute edition this time, but it still costs the normal tiny amount. For more information and to purchase either individual access or even take out a special 1year sub to guarantee delivery of every edition for the next 12 months, go to www.markleveridge.co.uk/evn.php. 20.10.18

 

Blackpool Magicians Club Open Meeting, Tuesday 13th November. Alan Horne writes: Blackpool Magicians' Club Open Meeting, 'A Dabble With Our Member Dealers'. Blackpool Magicians' Club, noted for its world famous convention, has amongst its membership quite a number of established and reputable magic dealers. On Tuesday 13th November many of these dealers will be hosting a ‘dealer demonstration with a difference’. Each will have a sales table and an opportunity to demonstrate some of their range of products. Venue is Blackpool Magicians' Club headquarters, 56-60 Caunce Street, Blackpool FY1 3LE (Map), and doors open to members and visiting magicians (welcome) at 6pm. Food and drink will be available during the evening. 20.10.18

 

Jamie Raven 'Making Magic' Tour - ends 23rd October! Lee Martin for Gag Reflex in association with InterTalent Rights Group proudly present Jamie Raven Making Magic UK Tour 2018. Britain’s Got Talent Finalist, Jamie Raven, is proud to announce the UK tour of his brand new show, Making Magic – a look at how magicians do what they do. Why does magic work? How are our hearts fooled into believing something that our brains know simply can’t be true? Making Magic will culminate in a random member of the audience, with absolutely no performing experience whatsoever, being turned into a magician in order to perform the final trick of the show live on stage with Jamie! See What's On for final tour dates. 20.10.18
 

 

Evolution of Magic, Blackpool - ends 29th October! Craig Christian & Elizabeth Best star in Evolution of Magic at The Horseshoe, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, from 30th March to 28th October 2018. From the promoters: Craig Christian and Elizabeth Best ignite the stage, packing 1000-seat theatres many times over. Craig’s fresh approach is pioneering the future of magic. His charismatic, witty, personality captures audiences creating a show where magic and entertainment are fused together to produce a flowing dynamic, visual spectacle! "Of course it’s a Magic Show, but it’s not just about the magic. We have developed over the years a show that we are really proud of. It’s everything a show should be, exciting, captivating, and most of all, entertaining!" Craig Christian. See What's On for final tour dates. 20.10.18

 

Perth Magic Circle Table Top Sale and Mini Auction, Sunday 4th November. Adrian Harris writes: Perth Magic Circle is holding its annual Table Top Sale and Mini Auction on Sunday 4th November. The sale will be held in The Perth & District Ex-Servicemen's Club, 20 Milne Street, Perth PH1 5QL (Map) at 1pm. Admission will be £3.00 payable at the door which includes entry into our famous free raffle! Good news is that sellers are invited to book a free table in advance. Tables not pre-booked will be charged £5.00. The sale is now a regular date in the Scottish Magical diary and buyers and sellers from all over Scotland and beyond have attended in previous years. There are always great bargains to be had at Perth, and in the past, there has always been a large selection of magic tricks, DVDs and books to choose from. It is worth a visit purely for the fun and banter so do not miss out! 20.10.18

 

Jamie Daws Lecture - Derby Magic Circle. Paul Sharp writes: On Wednesday 24th October, Derby Magic Circle is hosting Jamie Daws' lecture at Breadsall Memorial Hall, Brookside Road, Breadsall, Derby DE21 5LR (Map). Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. With over 10 years experience, releasing material to the magic community, Jamie’s material speaks for itself. From incredibly visual eye candy to the darkest most bizarre tales you could imagine, his effects are diverse and intriguing to say the least! Within the past 2 years, his lectures have been highly praised from magic clubs and societies which ultimately aided him in being asked to partake in a bespoke lecture for Murphy's Magic 'At The Table UK' lecture series. Now part of the Alakazam Academy and taking his new tour to different countries, his teaching style is clear, concise and in-depth. If you would like to learn how to amaze, confuse, delight and sometimes even scare your audience, then Jamie's latest lecture, 'Opening More Daws' is for you! Past members of Derby Magic Circle and visiting magicians are always welcome at our meetings, but there is a small fee of £10 payable on the night. www.derbymagiccircle.com. 20.10.18

 

John Carey Lecture, Nottingham University Magic Society. From the organisers: The Nottingham University Magic Society are proud to host John Carey to lecture on Thursday 25th November. John will be sharing some of his great card magic with us. The lecture will be free for all members of both the University Society and The Nottingham Guild of Magicians. For all non-members we will be charging £10 on the door. Thursday 25th November from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.Venue: Room A44, Sir Clive Granger Building, University of Nottingham NG7 2RD (Map). See www.nottinghammagicians.co.uk. 20.10.18

 

The MagicWeek Video Archive. This week, Paul Daniels and some 'Mississippi Magic' from 20th December 1986. See The MagicWeek Video Archive. To catch up with past weeks and the occasional 'bonus' video Click Here. 20.10.18

 

The return of El Loco and his dentist's chair routine. Three years after taking time off due to health issues Wayne is now back to full fitness and raring to go! Complete with a new dentist's chair, new routines and a new website. Visit www.ellococomedyact.com. 20.10.18

 

The Collection of Johnny Fox, Potter & Potter Auctions. Potter & Potter is pleased to present the one of a kind Barnumesque collection of renowned sword swallower, comedian, magician, and curiosity seeker Johnny Fox. Expect a sale like no other, populated with sideshow banners (Fred Johnson, Snap Wyatt, Siegler and Meah), tribal art and artifacts, furry mink fish (very rare), magic tricks, swords for swallowing, and oh, so much more! November 10th. See www.potterauctions.com. 20.10.18

 

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News Deadline reminder. Please submit news by Thursday if possible - absolute deadline 12 noon Friday, no exceptions. DT. 20.10.18

 

"Will magicians ever be cool? Sadly, probably not" Click Here • "Taunton magician Kieron Johnson on Das Supertalent" Click Here • "Magician and actor Ali Cook heads to Sudbury with new show" Click Here • "Magician’s tiger saved by rare surgery" Click Here • "TV magician Katherine Mills casts her spell over Sir David Frost's son as the pair start dating" Click Here • Peterborough's Annual 'Sale, Exchange & Lecture Day' is reviewed by Walt lees this week, Click Here • And finally, "The people who remember every second of their life" YouTube • Many thanks for your news submissions this week, always welcomed, see you next week, Duncan. 20.10.18

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Number 955 - 13th October 2018

 

Dynamo, Penn & Teller and The Ehrlich Brothers: 'We Are Most Amused and Amazed', London Palladium, 22nd October. From the producers: When ITV throw a Royal 70th Birthday celebration with The Prince’s Trust, you know it’s going to be unforgettable. Prepare to be amused and amazed! On Monday 22nd October 2018, the iconic London Palladium will play host to a one-off special event, We Are Most Amused and Amazed. This truly unique and unforgettable evening will bring together the very best in comedy and magic to celebrate His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales’s 70th birthday.

The evening boasts a stellar line-up, including Rowan Atkinson, Bill Bailey, Omid Djalili, Sandi Toksvig, Alistair McGowan and Mischief Theatre, with magicians Dynamo, Penn & Teller and The Ehrlich Brothers. The show will be reuniting comedians Armstrong and Miller as hosts of the two hour event and there will be special appearances from Kylie Minogue and Downton Abbey’s Jim Carter. The gala promises to be a night of unrivaled entertainment not to be missed. Tickets start from £45.50. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to The Prince’s Trust to help young people across the UK to gain the confidence and skills to live, learn and earn. For more information and to book visit www.lwtheatres.co.uk. (The Ehrlich Brothers will also be playing Wembley Arena, London, on Saturday 6th April, 2019. Tickets not yet available. DT).
13.10.18

 

Paisley Magic Circle's 80th Anniversary Celebrations, 20th & 21st October, Paisley. The highlight of 2018 for Paisley Magic Circle will be the weekend of 20th and 21st October. We will be holding a weekend of celebrations starting on the Saturday evening with a night before get together which will include a buffet and a cabaret starring magician Gary Dunn and one of Scotland's premier musical entertainers, Gordon Cree. Sunday will see the Convention itself during the day and the Gala Dinner in the evening. Lecturing and performing will be Magic Dave (photo), R. Paul Wilson, Drew McAdam and, direct from Las Vegas, Dirk Losander. Dealers during the day will be Alan Duncan's Wonderful World of Magic and Gary James' Pro Show Magic. 20th & 21st October, The Watermill Hotel, Paisley. For more information visit www.paisleymagiccircle.co.uk. 13.10.18

 

West End Magic, Leicester Square Theatre, London. Today! From the organisers: Celebrating 5 years, October's show at the Leicester Square Theatre offers a packed show full of top UK magic and variety acts including BGT’s Matt Edwards! This exciting, family friendly show, features phenomenal magic, extraordinary juggling, impossible mind reading, comedy and a bloke with a big balloon on his head! Starring TV magician Matt Edwards from Britain’s Got Talent, the visual award-winning magic of Oliver Tabor, the comedy magic of Fritz Alkemade (photo) and juggler Ian Marchant. All compered by Christian Lee. Guaranteed to deliver the best in magic, illusion, comedy and variety. 3.30pm on Saturday 13th October Click Here to book. Box Office 020 7734 2222. 13.10.18

 

The MagicWeek Video Archive. This week, Tommy Wonder on John Fisher's 'The Best of Magic' from 11th October 1989. See The MagicWeek Video Archive. To catch up with past weeks and the occasional 'bonus' video Click Here. 13.10.18

 

Conjuring at the Court, Thursday 25th October, London. From the organisers: Comedy and magic make a night of entertaining fun at Conjuring at the Court. There's the broad humour of Martin Cox, the dry wit of Ian Keable, zany magic-inspired comedy from Wes Zaharuk, and newcomer John Eaton - can he avoid electrocuting himself in his original Russian roulette routine! The show starts at 8pm and runs to 10pm with an interval. It’s in the lovely function room of the Drayton Court, 2 The Avenue, West Ealing, London W13 8PH (Map). Come early to enjoy a meal before the show! Parking is free from 6.30pm. Tickets still just £11 in advance from www.conjuringatthecourt.com. 13.10.18

 

Michael Gee performed on the Season Finale of 'Penn & Teller Fool Us', which aired in America last week. Describing him as "wonderfully inventive", host Alyson Hannigan was invited onto the stage to assist Michael with his playful routine, see YouTube. 13.10.18

 

Aaron Calvert: Mind Games, Saturday 10th November, Manchester. From the promoters: Following three consecutive packed-to-the-rafters Edinburgh Festival Fringe runs, his highly anticipated Channel 4 special, and rave reviews from this year's tour, Aaron Calvert is bringing his 5 star sell-out show back to his home town of Manchester. Astounding mind reading and fascinating hypnotic feats await in Aaron Calvert's latest Manchester show. Aaron delivers a fast-paced, edge of your seat experience that showcases his mastery in mind control, hypnosis and psychology. Are you ready to play Mind Games? Suitable for 12+. Volunteers, who must be aged 18 or over, can refuse at any point to continue taking part in the performance.

"Unmistakably brilliant." ★★★★★ Mumble Cirque.
"Mesmerising, thrilling & mildly disturbing in the best possible way."
★★★★★ Voice.
"A talented showman that will leave you baffled."
★★★★★ Daily Mail.
Price: £12.50. 7.30pm on Saturday 10th November. Venue: Anthony Burgess Institute, 3 Cambridge Street, Manchester M1 5BY (Map) Book via: www.aaroncalvert.com.
13.10.18

 

Peterborough Society of Magicians Annual Sale, Exchange & Lecture Day - this Sunday! Keith Downs writes: The Peterborough Society of Magicians 30th Annual Sale, Exchange & Lecture Day will take place on Sunday 14th October from 10am to 5pm. Lectures from Ben Williams, John Morton and Steve Gore. It's in a fantastic new venue: The Fleet, Fleet Way, Fletton, Peterborough PE2 8DL (Map). Admission £15 & £7.50 concessions. More details and registration form from Keith Downs: the220@btinternet.com phone 01778 343167 or download registration form from www.psmagicians.org.uk. 13.10.18

 

Merlins of Wakefield - all the latest. Merlins of Wakefield write: We have just released our latest October/November preview, with over 70 great magic effects and offers. For a free copy, just email your postal address to merlins@btconnect.com . If you would prefer a PDF copy, Click Here. Also, we have just received the amazing ‘Cubism Maestro’ by Dave Forrest, it is selling fast, and is only in limited supply, Click Here for details. We will be attending The Magic Circle Dealers' Day in London next Saturday, 20th October, so if you need anything taking along, let us know by 3pm on Friday 19th October. Merlins also buy and sell used magic; get in touch for details: 01924 339933 www.merlinswakefield.com. 13.10.18

 

The Magic Circle Dealers' Day, London, Saturday 20th October. From the organisers: This year, The Magic Circle Dealers' Day is returning to the Royal National Hotel, Russell Square, London, on Saturday 20th October. 2018 will see more dealers than ever before, including several new dealers from across Europe! Doors to Galleon Suite C will open at 10am - 5pm. £5 entry (free for members). 13.10.18

 

Is your website mobile-friendly? Take Google's test and find out Click Here. Trilltec specialise in producing affordable, engaging, mobile-friendly websites for magicians. All sites include a year's free web hosting, together with a free domain name registration, to get you started. If you've been meaning to go mobile-friendly for ages, then visit www.trilltec.com today. Recent work includes: www.corporatemagicians.com, www.russellbrown-magician.co.uk, www.geoffreydurham.com, www.handcut-stripperdecks.co.uk, www.johngerardmagic.ie, www.marcdominic.com and www.ronniecrackers.co.uk. DT. 13.10.18

 

The Grumbleweeds Q&A Comedy Lecture, Thursday 25th October at The Surrey Society of Magicians. Adam Mosley writes: Legendary comedy act, The Grumbleweeds, present a no-holds-barred comedy lecture and Q&A session, where they'll lift the lid on all things comedy... The Grumbleweeds have dominated the UK live comedy scene since their formation, way back in 1962. With countless shows, tours, pantomimes, TV and radio series to their credit, they have earned the right to call themselves 'The Guv'nors of Live Comedy'. Learn from the best, as they lift the lid on what really makes comedy tick: How routines are created, what makes something funny, how to get more comedy into your performances and how to get maximum comedy impact on every routine that you do. They'll be spilling the beans on how it all works and how to improve your performance by introducing and improving the comedy in your act. They'll talk and demonstrate how they create ideas, how they put it all together and how to make comedy really work in your act. Members are free and visiting magicians are welcome for a £10 entrance fee. The lecture takes place in East Horsley, Surrey at 8pm. For full details contact Adam Mosley: info@surreymagic.org.uk. 13.10.18

 

Sean Mac: Hive Mind - Smoke and Mirrors, Bristol, 31st October. From the organisers: It is said it only takes 7 seconds of meeting someone to make that first impression. Imagine meeting for the first time and that you could look directly into a person's feelings, their emotions, what and who means most to them. Together we will explore how we all strive, consciously or unconsciously, to work towards a common outcome. The show is 2 hours long and is not a traditional theatre show. Everything is about you, the participants. This show is fully interactive and completely immersive using a collection of interactive expressions of prediction and mind-reading... you will be left with more questions than answers. Wednesday 31st October. Over 18's only. Smoke and Mirrors, Denmark Street, Bristol BS1 5DQ (Map) www.smokeandmirrorsbar.co.uk also see www.seanmacmagic.com. 13.10.18

 

Michael Chaterlain lectures for the Northamptonshire Magicians' Club. Mark Paul MMC, Secretary, The Northamptonshire Magicians' Club, writes: Michael Chaterlain lectures for the Northamptonshire Magicians' Club on Tuesday 16th October. Visiting magicians welcome, £10 charge. The lecture starts at 8pm at Brafield on the Green Working Men's Club, 35 Bedford Road, Brafield on the Green, Northampton NN7 1BD (Map). www.northamptonshiremagicians.uk. 13.10.18

 

Paul Roberts lecture, Leamington and Warwick Magic Society. John Needham writes: Paul Roberts presented an excellent lecture for the Leamington and Warwick Magic Society on September 19th. He is a very enthusiastic magician and presented a wide variety of real world magic for our society. He is very friendly and helpful to the membership and is prepared to discuss the finer points. From card tricks using a raccoon puppet, to his Chop Cup routine and his excellent electric chair routine, as well as other effects, there is something to interest everyone. He has his routines available on DVD at a very reasonable prices to take home. 13.10.18

 

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