Number 904 - 21st October 2017

 

Conjuring at the Court, Thursday 26th October, London. From the promoters: A show full of variety! With illusionist Sabine van Diemen, mentalist Roberto Forzoni, a period piece from Will Houstoun, and the wittily miraculous Ian Keable. Compèred by Russell Levinson. Tickets for the show are still only £11 from www.conjuringatthecourt.com ...last two months were packed so do book early! The show starts at 8pm and runs to 10pm with an interval. It’s in the lovely function room of the Drayton Court. Come early to enjoy a meal before the show. Drayton Court, 2 The Avenue, West Ealing, London W13 8PH (Map). Parking is free from 6.30pm. Tickets still just £11 in advance from www.conjuringatthecourt.com. 21.10.17

 

The Academy of Magic and Science: 'Recoding Wellbeing - Rethinking Healthcare through Magic' convention. From the organisers: We are very excited to invite you to attend a unique convention to Recoding Wellbeing - Rethinking Healthcare through Magic, looking at how through magic we can empower patients and doctors to facilitate the healing process. The event is a think tank, focused in probing a shift in perspective to reframe healthcare through magic! The Academy of Magic and Science, our educational partner, is organising in Cambridge a fascinating conference with panel discussions, experiential labs, workshops and the human flourishing show!

According to the World Health Organisation "Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity". Our aim is to probe a shift in perspective and reframe healthcare through magic and make this vision a reality. How can we facilitate the healing process? How can we alleviate the burden of illness? Can we empower hospital patients and staff with the thriving mindsets which best support recovery during a hospital stay? The Academy of Magic and Science has been supported by the Cambridge University Accelerator of the Judge Business School and is an official partner of FISM.

When: 12th of November 2017, 9.30am-7.30pm. Where: St John's College, University of Cambridge, UK. Register now at: www.eventbrite.co.uk and enjoy an exclusive 20% discount using the code: MagicWeek20 While various registration options are available, we encourage you to register early as the number of participants is limited. Looking forward to share this special day with you! Magic wishes, Antonia Symeonidou, University of Cambridge.
21.10.17

 

The Mysterious Gentleman, The Courtyard Theatre, London. The Mysterious Gentleman is a play incorporating stage magic that explores the eternal question of what lies beyond death, told through the life story of mercurial magician JN Maskelyne. The play brings back to the stage this man of contradictions, and 100 years after his death his story is story is still mesmerising. Known as the father of modern magic in the Victorian era, he built his career by challenging fraudulent spiritualists and charlatans, as well as by creating magical illusions that amazed Victorian audiences and still astonish people today. This is a co-production between writer Jarek Adams of Partners in Mischief Productions and director Kasia Różycki of Off The Cliff Theatre. The Courtyard Theatre, Bowling Green Walk, 40 Pitfield Street, London N1 6EU (Map). 31st October to 18th November at 7.30pm. Price: £14, £11 Concessions. For more info and to book visit www.thecourtyard.org.uk. www.themysteriousgentleman.com. 21.10.17

 

Kevin Quantum Quantum Magic. Catface Talent presents: Kevin Quantum Quantum Magic. After sell out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe every year since 2015, critically acclaimed Scottish magician Kevin Quantum makes his London debut with a one-off show at the Clapham Grand on Saturday 2nd December. The show ‘Quantum Magic’ combines state of the art magic with incredible science. As magic creatures go, Kevin fits somewhere between Gandalf and Brian Cox and is the closest thing to real magic a believer, or a cynic will ever find. Quantum Magic fuses sketch comedy, magic and science - from laugh out loud moments to remarkable feats of mental ability alongside sci-fi inspired illusions. Expect the impossible: think of a drink - he'll make it appear, watch personal objects getting teleported onto the stage and money appearing from thin air and gasp when an audience member gets suspended in space! 7.30pm on Saturday 2nd December at Clapham Grand, 1-25 St John's Hill, London SW11 1TT (Map). This event is 18+ For more information and to book: Click Here. www.quantummagician.com

“Quantum has such an entertainingly off-hand manner that you want to believe that he makes the impossible possible at every turn. Genuinely interactive” Herald ★★★★

“Astonishing” Edinburgh Evening News ★★★★★
“Superbly imaginative, clever and wonder-filled show” TV Bomb
★★★★. 21.10.17

 

The MagicWeek Video Archive - A New Video Every Week! This week, 'Robert Gallup's Extreme Magic: Challenge of the Death Dive' produced in 1996 and shown by Channel 5 in 2000. For once, the 'dangerous' hype actually delivers in Gallup's mid-air escape attempt that even Houdini would have marveled at... see The MagicWeek Video Archive. (Note: MagicWeek readers in Australia, Mexico, New Zealand, South Korea and the USA won't be able to see this show due to copyright restrictions.) To catch up with past weeks and the occasional 'bonus' video Click Here. 21.10.17

 

Magic Lectures at Smoke & Mirrors - Bristol. From the organisers: As you may know Smoke & Mirrors & Illusions Magic Bar are the leading Magic Bars in the UK and we are making 2017 even more magical by adding lectures from our guest performing magicians coming up at Smoke & Mirrors. Spaces are limited so we suggest booking your seat now. Lectures will be held in our theatre, offering a real close-up and personal feel. Lectures are held on a Sunday, so there's Free Parking! Lectures start at 1pm. Bar opens at 12 noon and the bar will remain open for 2 hours after the lecture has finished. 22nd October: Jasper Blakeley (aka Kockov) - The emphasis will strongly be on the importance of performance in all aspects of magic. Plus creating laughter. Looking at the core values of Jasper's ethos - Control, Flexibility & Change, he will use these themes to discuss his approach and tips on working close-up private & corporate events, concentrating mainly on working tables and overcoming all problems and eventualities. Book Here. Smoke & Mirrors, 8 Denmark Street, Bristol BS1 5DQ (Map) www.smokeandmirrorsbar.co.uk. 21.10.17

 

Terri Rogers & Shorty Harris can be seen on The Good Old Days on Friday 27th October on BBC4 in a show first broadcast on 5th April 1979: Leonard Sachs chairs the old-time music hall programme. Featuring Roy Hudd, Jenny Till, Pat Mooney, Peter Gale, Terri Rogers & Shorty Harris, Chaz Chase, Gerard Edon and members of the Players' Theatre. Also featuring guest artist Barbara Windsor. See TV Magic. 21.10.17

 

Paul Zenon in Linking Rings - last two London performances. "Houdini's right-hand man deals with the death of his boss. A half century later, a Blackpool joke shop proprietor takes on a wide-eyed young protégé. An affectionate look at a misspent youth and unsung heroes; a touching true story of interlocking lives. Not a magic show, but magical nonetheless." www.facebook.com/paulzenonlinkingrings. Paul Zenon: Linking Rings, tonight and tomorrow, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October, at Secret Cellar, Vaulty Towers, 34 Lower Marsh, Lambeth, London SE1 7RG (Map). Nearest Tube: Waterloo. Tickets and more info: www.secretcellarlondon.com. (I finally managed to see Paul's one-man show last week and submerged myself in a wonderful, magical, treasured past. DT). 21.10.17

 

Blackpool Magic Convention Family Entertainer of the Year. Alan Horne PRO writes: The North West heat of the Family Entertainer of the Year competition was held on Tuesday 17th October. Five acts presented their shows to an enthusiastic audience with the eventual winner being Magic Daz who joins the line up for the 2018 convention. Registrants are now offered a choice of two Gala show times each evening ( 6.15pm or 8.45pm ) which allows visitors an opportunity to arrange their time to see extra events and get better show seats (subject to availability). www.blackpoolmagic.com. 21.10.17

 

New For October on E-Club Pro. Every month Mark Leveridge updates most of the Members' Only E-Club Pro web pages with fresh material. Here are some of the highlights for October: The Vintage Vault - live performance footage and video instruction for Invisible Tying Silks, a terrific kid show routine. The Audio Booth - members can listen to an extract on how to approach a table from the Table Magician Audio Book. The Download Portal - each month there is a free routine to download and keep, this time it's Animal Antics a feature routine from Mark's children's shows. The Tool Box - video instruction on a practical and natural way to perform a double lift. The TricKlip Viewer - this month members can watch and learn a strong card effect called Locator. These plus other updates are available now as part of the 700+ pages of online content, and you can gain immediate access by joining at www.markleveridge.co.uk/eclubpro.php. 21.10.17

 

The Magicians Advice Podcast. Lloyd Barnes joins Phil and Ian, talking about Ellusionist, visual magic and the future of magic and technology: www.magicianscorner.co.uk. 21.10.17

 

The Gathering, Great Yarmouth. Stephen Bolam writes: Our next gathering will be at 7.30pm on Tuesday 7th November, at our new home, The Grosvenor Casino, Great Yarmouth NR30 3JG (Map). The aim of the evenings is to allow magicians to meet and socialise, and exchange ideas, in a relaxed atmosphere. Our social evenings are free of charge. There's a free buffet, and you will be able to buy drinks from the bar. The evening starts at 7.30pm, so come along and enjoy the atmosphere. If anyone wants to come along, please email thegathering@mail.com or you can phone Kyle on 07982 819727 for further information. 21.10.17

 

Mark James Sideshow Tricks, Blackpool, final dates. Season ends Wednesday October 25th. Mark James has worked professionally for over a decade on land and at sea worldwide. He now brings his critically acclaimed show to The Festival Suite at Viva, Blackpool! Mark combines original comedy and magic with juggling, escapology and sideshow stunts to create a one-man variety show like no other. The show is fresh, original and always family friendly. In ‘Sideshow Tricks’ there’s something for the whole family. You’ll see Mark perform world class sleight of hand magic, escape from a straightjacket, eat fire, and even juggle mousetraps! The show promises to be hilarious, so whether you’re 5 or 105 grab your ticket, hold on to your hat and take your seat for a night you’ll never forget! Tickets via www.vivablackpool.com/event/mark-james-sideshow-tricks. 21.10.17

 

Chris Wood lecture - Cotswold Magical Society. Peter Kidd writes: On Wednesday 1st November, Chris Wood returns to the Cotswold Magical Society with his second lecture, focusing on the 'Why?' much more than the 'How?' behind some of the routines from his working repertoire. Having been mentored by Alan Alan, Chris is an accomplished performer who runs The Magic Circle Close-up Shows, and you'll invariably find him in the Club Room on a Monday night, sharing and refining presentations for effects. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start of what is sure to be an entertaining and educational evening. Visitors welcome. £10 on the door. www.cotswoldmagic.co.uk/Home/Info. 21.10.17

 

Barrington Powell's Ghost Show, Manchester. Celebrate Halloween in style with Master Magician, Barrington Powell, who will be conjuring up a few treats at the Three Minute Theatre in Manchester on Thursday, November 2nd. As well as an evening of magic and mind-reading, the audience will be invited to experience for themselves Mr Powell's recreation of the world famous Victorian Spirit Cabinet with all its ghostly intrigue and suspense. Performing his magic to the amazement of audiences all over the world, Barrington is now proud to be bringing such a special show to Manchester for one night only, and who knows, maybe a few ghostly friends will be joining him on stage! November 2nd is the new date for Halloween at the Three Minute Theatre with the show starting at 8pm. Over 12's only and not for the faint hearted! Tickets: www.copperpear.co.uk. Three Minute Theatre, Afflecks Arcade, 35-39 Oldham Street, Manchester M1 1JG (Map). 21.10.17

 

Mel Harvey: Northamptonshire Magicians' Club Champion of Parlour Magic. At a recent competition held at the NMC, Mel Harvey competed with seven other magicians to win the title Champion of Parlour Magic. The photo shows Mel being presented with the trophy by the President Matthew Garrett. Next Saturday, October 28th, and on Halloween itself, Tuesday 31st October, Mel will be utilising his Parlour Magic skills during his Shakespeare Ghost Walk in Stratford upon Avon. Mel is the only independent Comedy Ghost Walk in Stratford upon Avon and in his guise as Blake Barrington, Ghost Guide, will be visiting many ghostly establishments in the area. The walk lasts for just over an hour and rounds up in a haunted venue, where hot chocolate is served at The Halloween Parlour Magic Show. The Shakespeare Ghost Walk supports The Shakespeare Hospice where Mel has a Long Service Award for his work there, as a volunteer. The walk starts at 7pm on both nights and tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for children; available from Mel on 07860 485578. 21.10.17

 

Simon Hannah MMC won the Bradford Magic Circle Close-up Competition on Friday, 13th October, for the second year running. For membership details visit www.bradfordmagiccircle.co.uk. 21.10.17

 

Harry Hill's TV Burp. "Harry Hill takes a look at the week's TV and pulls out his surreal highlights, including some Paul Daniels alien footage and a swine flu opera." (Repeat) Saturday 21st October on Dave. See TV Magic. 21.10.17

 

"Famous magician Dynamo is coming to Birmingham and this is how you can meet him" Click Here • "Calgary girl dubbed London the Magnificent makes famous magician cry" Click Here • "Magicians: Entertainers who have the audience in the palm of their hands" Click Here • "A Scottish mentalist read my mind" Click Here • "You can now apply for Britain’s Got Talent via WhatsApp" Click Here • "We chatted to Keith Barry about his upcoming Olympia shows" Click Here • "‘Impossible’ comes to Manila for the holiday season" Click Here • "Tricks of the trade: Penn Jillette talks the future of magic, the helpers of Las Vegas and the best fan letter he has ever received" Click Here • "Who is Debbie McGee? Meet the Strictly Come Dancing 2017 contestant and former magician's assistant" Click Here • That's it for another week, your UK magic news is always welcome, see you next week, Duncan. 21.10.17

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Number 903 - 14th October 2017

 

Paul Daniels: My Life in Magic. Archive footage and testimony from peers and friends is combined to illustrate how a magic-obsessed youngster from Middlesbrough grew up to become a household name. Contributors include Debbie McGee, Stephen Mulhern, David Copperfield and Penn & Teller. Friday 20th October on Channel 5, see TV Magic. 14.10.17

 

Dynamo: The Book of Secrets. From the publishers: Can you keep a secret? Inside this book you will find many, from the mind of one of the most talented magicians in the world: Dynamo. In this fully illustrated guide to modern magic, Dynamo shows you how you can perform magic yourself. Learn how to make water freeze instantly, read your friends' minds, make chewing gum float 360 degrees around your head, slice a banana without even touching it, discover superhuman strength and many more mind-blowing illusions. A magical masterclass, The Book of Secrets will be the first step on an exciting journey for budding magicians, providing hours of breathtaking fun for all the family. A fully-illustrated beginner's guide to modern magic from the world's coolest magician, Dynamo. Dynamo: The Book of Secrets will be published on November 2nd. To pre-order via Amazon.co.uk Click Here. 14.10.17

 

The MagicWeek Video Archive - A New Video Every Week! This week, The Great Kovari, 'cutting a woman in half' on Jonathan Ross's 'The Last Resort' on November 27th, 1987. See The MagicWeek Video Archive. To catch up with past weeks and the occasional 'bonus' video Click Here. 14.10.17

 

London Society of Magicians Mini Convention - today in South Woodford, London. Bob Pamplin writes: On Saturday the 14th October the London Society of Magicians will be holding a Mini Convention in South Woodford, London E18. It will consist of 2 lectures (Ali Cadabra and Martin Cox) and a magic show with Ali Cadabra, Martin Cox (photo) and members of the LSM. All this for the bargain price of £5.00 on the door. Dealers welcome and there will also be tables available for private sellers. Doors 11am, show 6.30pm. Woodford Parish Church Memorial Hall, 209 High Road, South Woodford, London E18 2PA (Map). 14.10.17

 

Blackpool Magic Convention. Alan Horne PRO writes: Tickets for the 2018 Magic Convention at Blackpool are now selling at record levels. As well as the usual programme of events we have added some new events making this annual weekend even more value for money. More star name acts and lecturers are due to be announced over the next few weeks. Please check our website www.blackpoolmagic.com to book and see the regular updates as they are announced. 14.10.17

 

Modern Magic, The Charlotte Street Hotel, London. Prepare to believe in magic! Downstairs in the sumptuous screening room at the Charlotte Street Hotel, an audience will have their minds read, senses manipulated and experience some of the most astonishing feats of modern magic. Sit down and relax as Jake takes you on a journey of dapper deception, sophisticated sleight of hand and mischievous mind games. Saturday 18th November. The Charlotte Street Hotel, 15 - 17 Charlotte Street, London W1T 1RJ (Map).  www.modernmagic.co.uk. 14.10.17

 

The Card Collection is under new ownership. Paul and Patricia McCaig of Psychic Mentality are pleased to announce the official relaunch of The Card Collection and would like to thank Clive and Jamie Leewarden for their continued support, wishing them and their family all the best for the future, and write: Although now operating on a much smaller basis, it is still our intention to give the same personal, friendly and efficient service provided by Clive, Jamie and the team over the past 49 years or so. Hopefully we can take the business back to basics by only providing The Card Collection exclusive tricks and effects, gimmicked and unusual decks of playing cards, individual gaff and gag cards, sponge balls, dice, gimmicked coins and general magic accessories... So don’t miss the opportunity to grab yourself a few bargains by taking advantage of our ‘Clearance Sale’, where you can buy new tricks and DVDs, at drastically discounted prices whilst stock last. We will be adding stock to our brand new website on a regular basis, so please feel free to browse and order items which will normally be dispatched the next working day. The Card Collection will be attending ‘The Magic Circle Dealer Day’ on the 21st October 2017 and the 2018 ‘Blackpool Magic Convention’, where we hope to see some familiar faces and welcome customers old and new. Please do not hesitate in contacting us if you have any queries, comments, or would like to confirm availability of a specific item. www.cards4magic.co.uk. 14.10.17

 

TV's 50 Greatest Magic Tricks is being repeated on 20th October. "A countdown of the greatest TV magic tricks of all time. From the astonishing set pieces of Penn and Teller to the mindbending of Derren Brown and the street magic of David Blaine, be prepared to be amazed and mystified. Contributions come from magic's greatest stars, including Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee, Dynamo, Penn and Teller, and magic fans Joe Pasquale, Stephen Mulhern, and Dick and Dom." Friday 20th October on Channel 5. See TV Magic. 14.10.17

 

Three Counties Magic Circle is a newly formed group based in the North Dorset, South Wiltshire, East Somerset area. We hope to meet on an informal basis approximately every two months to discuss magic, exchange tips and practise magic in a friendly supportive environment. Membership is open to amateurs and professionals alike. The only requirement is that you are 18 or over and already have a basic working knowledge of magic tricks. Whilst this group is aimed primarily at those interested in card, coin, mentalism and bizarre magic, we also welcome practitioners of other forms of magic. For more information please visit our website at www.threecountiesmagiccircle.co.uk. 14.10.17

 

Bath Circle of Magicians welcomes new members. The Bath Circle of Magicians would like to welcome new members from the Bath and north Wiltshire area to their friendly club. Formed in 1946, the Bath Circle prides itself on its friendly and welcoming nature with a mixture of professional, semi pro and enthusiast magicians including several members of The Magic Circle. We all share the love of the art of magic. We meet twice a month in the village of Saltford, enjoy lectures, stage our own public shows and have an active fixture list of meetings throughout the year. For further details see our new website bathmagicians.club or contact the President Grant Maidment if you are interested in joining or coming along to a meeting grant@thebathmagician.co.uk  07969 643511 (NB Paul Gordon lecture November 9th, non-members welcome). 14.10.17

 

At Home with The Magic Circle. An evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians. The Magic Circle has announced its list of dates for its popular "At Home" events for 2018. The events are the public's chance to see inside the headquarters of the world-famous society and witness close-up and stage magic. The dates for next year are: Tuesdays 9th Jan, 23rd Jan, 6th Feb, 20th Feb, 6th March, 20th March, 10th April, 24th April, 15th May, 5th June, 4th Sept, 18th Sept, 9th Oct, 23rd Oct, 6th Nov, 13th Nov and 20th Nov at 7.30pm. The 'At Homes' are suitable for people aged 14 and over. Tickets cost £36 for individuals, £30 for groups of 20 or more and £50 for premium seats. Tickets available from www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events. 14.10.17

 

Chris Wood will lecture for Home Counties Magical Society on Thursday 19th October at 8pm at Maiden Place Community Centre, Maiden Place, Kilnsea Drive, Lower Earley RG6 3HE (Map). www.hcms.org.uk. Visiting magicians welcome; door charge £15. Andrew Lewis. 14.10.17

 

West End Magic - Leicester Square Theatre, London, Saturday 14th October. The regular London show continues with a packed line-up of top UK magic and variety acts, including the 2017 Magic Circle Young Magician of the Year. The exciting family friendly show features award-winning magic, juggling, illusions and comedy, plus the latest up and coming magic talent. Featuring the side-show stunts and escapology of Amethyst, top gentleman juggler Mat Ricardo, the conjuring feats of Oliver Tabor plus this year's Magic Circle Young Magician of the Year, Dean Leavy. All compèred by the very entertaining Nigel Mead. Guaranteed to deliver the best in magic, illusion, comedy, jugging and variety. Saturday 14th October at 3.30pm. Box office 020 7734 2222. For more information and to book Click Here. 14.10.17

 

The Magic Circle Dealer's Day - next Saturday! On 21st October the annual event will be held at its new venue, Crypt on the Green, Clerkenwell, London from 10am-5pm. This years event is larger than ever, with over 25 magic dealers exhibiting, including a selection of 'New Talent' that you will not have seen at a convention before. Every hour, on the hour, there will be a performance on the Dealer Showcase Stage for inspiration - and a range of limited time Hot Deals will be available throughout the day, offering amazing savings and unique special offers. The event is free for members of The Magic Circle and just £5 for non-members. For more information, see www.facebook.com/events. The Crypt on the Green, St James Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell Close, London EC1R 0EA (Map). 14.10.17

 

Merlins of Wakefield have just released their latest 16 page 'Preview' for October/November and it's free! Click Here to download or email them at merlins@btconnect.com with your postal address, and they will send you a copy. Merlins held their annual Competition last week and write: Everyone made an effort to perform with the places going to: 3rd Theo, 2nd Kev Mark and 1st to Darren Mac (photo). Well done again to all the competitors and audience who attended. We have some new 3D Magic Works effects (just arrived) and have a couple of extra ones we can ship out straight away. There is normally a 5 to 6 week lead time on these, but the ones available now are: C-Psych, What The Hole, Dom Spots and Colorwise, so if you are interested, please order asap before they are gone. Finally, we will be at The Magic Circle Dealers' Day in London next Saturday, 21st October. If you are going and would like anything specifically contact us and we will bring it along for you: 01924 339933. 14.10.17

 

The Mark Leveridge October Podcast. Sit back and relax and enjoy half an hour with Mark as he chats with you about the following topics: The stresses and strains of moving house and relocating two businesses. Is it best to quote all inclusive show fees, or is it better to have a lower headline price and then go for added extras? The latest annual Cumbrian Conjurers Collective session provides tangible help and advice. Mark highlights one of the most important aspects of performance that some entertainers tend to forget. A new online show agency gets Mark's vote over Bark. Why you should take the online video tour of E-Club Pro and see exactly what benefits members receive. Mark explains why he thinks going back to tables more than once is not a good idea. The Podcast is free to listen to and can be accessed either at www.markleveridge.co.uk/podcast.php or alternatively from www.markleveridge.podbean.com from where you can also sign up as a follower and receive notification of each new issue when it is published on the 1st of each month. 14.10.17

 

Mystery, Magic & Illusion with the South Downs Magicians. "A fantastic evening of brain-fuddling, spell-binding, 'in-your-face' magic from the very accomplished South Downs Magicians promises to be a great night out for all the family. Some of the proceeds will go towards our refurbishment. Come early and see some mesmerising close-up magic!" The Players Theatre, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex BN6 9PU (Map). Saturday 11th November at 7.30pm. Adult £10, Child £6, and Family (2xA+2xU12) £28. Tickets available from the Players Website: www.hurstplayers.org.uk. 14.10.17

 

Robert Temple: The Hypnotist - Live & Outrageous (UK Tour 2018). Yeovil, Dunstable, Bromsgrove, Felixstowe, Birmingham, Leicester, South Shields, Weymouth and Bristol are amongst the first dates to be announced for the April/May tour. Forget swinging watches and people clucking like chickens… this is a cutting-edge, thrilling show featuring incredible hypnosis and never before seen side splitting sketches... which are guaranteed to tickle the very naughtiest parts of your mind. Don’t miss out. Co-written and directed by Kennedy. *Not for the easily offended. For dates and to book visit www.roberttemplehypnotist.com/tour-dates. 14.10.17

 

Cambridge Pentacle Club Presents 'The Magic Show', Tuesday 17th October at 7.30pm. From the organisers: Our biggest and most ambitious show yet! The Cambridge Pentacle Magic Club will be performing Magic and Grand illusions at The Cambridge Junction. This local club that was formed just at the beginning of the rip-roaring 20s will be wowing crowds with spellbinding miracles, stage illusions, close-up magic, comedy and pulse quickening danger! Among the performers are local professional and semi-professional magicians, many of whom are members of the world famous Magic Circle. This includes the charismatic and charming Dr Bondini who has toured the UK and abroad with his illusions, plus the energetic and excitable JezO. Tickets: £10 adult, £6 child, 15% off group of 4 (max. 2 adults). Venue: Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge CB1 7GX (Map). Phone:01223 511511 www.junction.co.uk/the-magic-show. 14.10.17

 

Magic at The Magi. The Order of The Magi in Manchester held their annual stage competition last Tuesday when an enthusiastic number of members and visitors attended to see competitors battle it out for the new Joe Abrahams Cup. This had been donated by the family using proceeds from the magical estate of our late member and past President Joe. His son and daughter-in-law acted as lay judges on the panel which also had two magical judges. Seven performers took part, with only one repeated effect which is well above average for nearly all competitions. The standard was, generally speaking, high, with most competitors keeping within the time limit allocated. The winner was one of the society’s Life Members, Adrian Sullivan (right), with Mike Sharples taking the Comedy Award of which he has been the winner on several occasions recently. Both winners are seen here with current president Stuart Cassels. Photo by Ryan Robertson. Details of Magi’s meetings and more are on www.orderofthemagi.co.uk. Geoffrey Newton PRO. 14.10.17

 

Northern Magic Circle President's Day & Dinner. Rob Temple writes: Rick and Carol Tynan, President and Lady of the Northern Magic Circle, invite you to join them for their President's Day & Dinner on Saturday 18th November 2017. The day begins at 11am at The Atkinson in Southport for a 'behind the scenes' tour followed by an afternoon with Safire Illusions and Magic Light Puppets and magic workshops too. This magical day closes with the President's dinner at 7.30pm, with a three-course meal including coffee and cabaret from Emily Wilkinson, Luna The Broken Doll and John Harding, at the Lakeside Suite, Southport Convention Centre. Tickets for the day are £10 and for the dinner £35. Contact Rick and Carol on 01704 533 768 or email tynmagic@yahoo.co.uk to book. 14.10.17

 

Lukey Magic: Astonishment. From the promoters: Lukey Magic is an amazing young magician based in Bromsgrove. He is bringing his stage show called "Astonishment" to the civic hall on December 15th. In this show he will read minds and perform his stunning card tricks as well as make you laugh. This show is recommended for ages 8+. This show is approximately 90 minutes including support act. Stourport Civic Hall, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, on Friday 15th December at 7.30pm. Tickets: £3.00 - £5.00, Group Tickets: £14.00 plus booking fee. Box Office: 0333 666 3366. www.lukebakertricks.co.uk. 14.10.17

 

Planning next year's programme of events for your club? Visit the MagicWeek Lecturers page! 14.10.17

 

"JN Maskelyne, the Victorian magician who took on the fake spiritualists" Click Here • "An evening with a cool magician" Click Here • "Harry Houdini, Ghostbuster: Exploring an Illusionist’s Exposés through Primary Sources" Click Here • "Local magician joins the Magic Circle" Click Here • "Magician Impossible Dynamo heading to Reading" Click Here •"Malaysian magician among contestants who impressed judges on Asia's Got Talent Season 2" Click Here • "Magician Colin Cloud reveals Tristram Clayton's worst kiss ever" Click Here • "Sick kids get magical treat at Blackpool Victoria Hospital" Click Here • "He fooled Penn & Teller, now Siegfried Tieber is amazing L.A. audiences with his up-close magic show" Click Here • Thanks as always for your news - see you next week, Duncan. 14.10.17

 

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