Number 1008 - 19th October 2019

 

'Shaman & Showman' with Jeff McBride and Larry Hass. A brand-new two day conference. Jay Fortune writes: I'm pleased to announce 'Shaman & Showman', a brand-new two day conference sponsored by Magicseen happening on March 28th & 29th, 2020 in Blackpool. For the first time ever, Jeff McBride and Larry Hass will be presenting two unique one-day conferences exploring the healing art of meaningful magic. McBride's Mystery School have hosted events in Las Vegas for many years which I have long planned to bring a flavour of to magicians in the UK (namely the 'Magic & Medicine' and 'Magic & Meaning' conferences). Shaman & Showman is a two-day event.


Saturday 28th March, 10am-6pm: The Healing Power of Magic. Open to doctors, medical practitioners, therapists, healers, as well as magicians and magic practitioners. Learn how the art of magic can be used in therapeutic environments. With an intense focus on raising your magic—and your performances—to a whole new level.


Sunday 29th March, 10am-6pm: The Meaning of Magic. Magic is the art of Transformation. You will learn enough material to create a brand new show and, more importantly, you'll leave with a deeper, more refined appreciation for the power of your own magic, and how to tap into your best inner-magician.


Both dates are very limited as there will be group/individual learning with over £150 worth of free merchandise (different bundle each day). Plus, Early Bird tickets are now on sale at a reduced price. Each day is only £55, or just £99 for the entire weekend (until 31.12.19). We have secured a holistic training venue for the conference. Your ticket includes arrival drinks and buffet lunch. It's taken a lot of preparation over many years to make these events a reality and may never be repeated. If you want to spend a weekend with two of the greatest teachers in magic and explore how magic can be used for deeper connection, then please book your ticket today. Full details and venue information: www.jayfortune.co.uk/product-category/shaman-showman. If you've ever dreamed of attending the Las Vegas conferences and never made it, don't delay in booking your ticket today at a fraction of the cost and treat yourself to a sample of these magical experiences.
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The Magic Circle Children's Entertainer of the Year Competition 2019. From the organisers: On the afternoon of Sunday 17th November, The Magic Circle will be opening its doors at 12 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD (nearest tube stations are Euston and Euston Square) to the public to hold its very first Children’s Entertainer of the Year Competition. Competing in the live final are: Magic Mikey, Quentin Reynolds, Edward Hilsum, Mr Biscuit, Nutty Natty and Magic Dave. We would like to encourage as many children as possible to attend, and so audience tickets will be free for children aged 12 years and under (no more than 2 children per adult). For children ages 13 - 17 years, tickets will be £10 each and for everyone over the age of 18 years, tickets will be £15 each. The show will be a family show, suitable for the young and the young at heart and to make it as fun and interactive for the children as possible, all children (aged 12 years and under) in the audience will be voting for their favourite entertainer. Doors open at 1.30pm and the competition gets under way at 2.30pm (expected finishing time 4.30pm). Tickets and further information are available now from www.ticketsource.co.uk. [It's great news that The Magic Circle is introducing a new competition specifically for Children's Entertainers that will recognise excellence in children's entertainment. Most of us will remember seeing a magician during our childhoods and the impact magic had on us at that time. Those early days are when a lot of us got hooked on magic; ironically we then go on to spend a lifetime trying to entertain adults with magic instead! DT] 19.10.19

 

Guy Hollingworth lectures at The Cambridge Pentacle Magic Club on Tuesday 26th November. Alex Joseph writes: As part of our 100 year celebration Guy Hollingworth will be lecturing on the 26th November. Tickets must be purchased in advance via the Pentacle Club website as there are only a few available for non-members. See www.pentacleclub.com. 19.10.19

 

Circus 1903. Following a critically acclaimed Christmas run in London last year, Circus 1903 will tour for the first time to Birmingham, Salford and Dublin before returning once more to Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall this Christmas. Featuring the sensational life-sized elephants created by the puppeteers from War Horse, alongside ringmaster David Williamson, the troupe will be joined by a range of new and jaw-dropping acts from around the world including the Brazilian Wheel of Death (London only). From acrobats to contortionists, jugglers to trapeze, high wire performers and much more, this show will amaze, captivate, and transport audiences of all ages to the mesmerising Golden Age of circus.

Birmingham Hippodrome 25th October -2nd November

Salford Lowry 19th - 24th November

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre Dublin 27th November - 1st December

Royal Festival Hall London 19th December – 30th December

Also see www.circus1903.com. 19.10.19

 

Tenth MagicFest set to make Scotland’s festive season the most magical ever. Kevin Quantum, magician and festival organiser, said: “We’re so proud to unveil the 10th annual MagicFest and we think the lineup is the best yet – with mind-blowing entertainment over Christmas and Hogmanay. We’ll have shows for adults and for families, plus our ever popular Magic School – which is just for kids. And the entertainment all comes courtesy of some of the most impressive magicians, illusionists and mind-readers.”


Svetlana McMahon, festival producer, added: “We’re particularly excited to unveil the new productions like Hogmanay House - a key event in Scotland’s Winter Festivals programme. It’s a chance to discover weird and wonderful Scottish traditions presented by magicians, musicians and storytellers while exploring the opulent rooms, secret passages and hidden chambers of Lauriston Castle.”


The festival takes place from 27th December to 5th January and the attractions include:


• The Opening Night Christmas Gala: An eclectic mix of the weird and the wonderful including Harthill-local-cum-Vegas-headliner Colin Cloud and Magic Circle Young Magician of the Year Adam Black. Enjoy a multitude of breath-taking illusions from top magicians and the most talented newcomers.


• Hogmanay House: A magical “First Foot” adventure at Lauriston Castle – escape the dreich winter weather, join us for a dram or a hot chocolate and make merry as musicians, magicians and storytellers celebrate the magic and origins of Hogmanay. Featuring world-class card magician Lewis Barlow, singer/songwriter Ainsley Hamill, mind reader Drew McAdam, silver-tongued storyteller Jock Ferguson, and more.


• You Are Magic: Huge fun for children and families. A magic show conjured up from thin air where the audience become the stars – do you have the skill to saw someone in half and put them back together again? Packed with thrilling illusions, spooky mind reading, stunning sleight of hand, and death-defying escapes. Presented by the Magic Gareth and Michelle Ferguson and written by YouTube star Professor Richard Wiseman.


• Kevin Quantum “Anti-Gravity”: Enter a space where the rules of gravity are bent and broken. Impossible illusions and levitations in a ★★★★★ show mixing science, comedy and magic, brought to you by Scotland’s own magician-scientist hybrid Kevin Quantum. Winner of the “Best Magic” award at the Adelaide Fringe 2018.


• Comedy Magic Club: Have your mind blown and laugh yourself silly with the funniest, scariest, and freakiest, conjured for your delight in our magic comedy club for ages 16+. Featuring Elliot Bibby, Luke Eaton, Cammy Young, Cammy Gibson, Dan Bastianelli and special guests.


• Magic School: Now enrolling young sorcerers aged 7-10 can to learn magic tricks from professional magicians then astound your family and friends. Join a one-off session or a four-day course with a show for parents as the grand finale. Led by magician and Magic School headmaster Gary James.


• Tricky Ricky “Christmas Madness”: The four-times winner of Scottish ‘Children’s Entertainer of the Year’ Tricky Ricky takes you on a magical festive journey. Prepare to be amused and amazed in a fast-paced, nutty, comedic and chaotic magic show for kids aged from 1 to 101!


• The Power of Perspective: An Exhibition of photographic Illusions presented by the Rock Trust, illusion expert Professor Richard Wiseman and MagicFest. Enjoy the illusions at the Scottish Storytelling Centre and then see how they were created at the Museum of Edinburgh.


This year Edinburgh International Magic Festival is moving from its usual summer dates to winter due to the tremendous popularity of the MagicFest Christmas Show which they have run for the past three years. For full details of all our events and activities see www.magicfest.co.uk and also see the YouTube trailer.
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The Magic Dealers Day - today, Saturday October 19th, Park Plaza Hotel, Victoria, London. The Magic Dealers Day this year features over 30 stands from magic suppliers and organisations, an exclusive lecture from Ben Earl, as well as a dedicated Magic Jam area to try out new purchases or relax with a drink. The Park Plaza Hotel is adjacent to Victoria station and the doors open at 10.30am. Entry to the event is free for members of The Magic Circle or the Young Magicians Club and just £10 for non-members. Pay on the door. Ben Earl's lecture takes place at 1pm and costs just £5 (free for Young Magicians Club Members). Pay on the day. More info: www.facebook.com. 19.10.19

 

Eric Walton: Mentalist, Friday 25th October, Theatre Royal Stratford East, London. Does fate govern our lives? Is it possible to see the future? Do our star signs really determine our personalities? Join critically-acclaimed showman, raconteur and mind-reader Eric Walton in this highly theatrical exploration of the subconscious mind. "An erudite magician and rabble-rouser." The New York Times. "A masterclass in card magic and mentalism...an absolute pleasure." The Times. Friday 25th October at 9.15pm at Theatre Royal Stratford East, London E15 1BN (Map). Part of the Roundabout Festival. To book visit www.stratfordeast.com.

Have I Got A Trick For You, Saturday 26th October Theatre Royal Stratford East, London. Comedy, stage magic and mind-reading combine into one hilarious and spellbinding show from award-winning magician and entertainer Eric Walton, for all the family to enjoy. Since 2017, Eric Walton has been delighting and mystifying audiences weekly with this mesmerising show at Times Square Magic in New York City and is very excited to bring it to the UK for the very first time. "A very entertaining one-man show." The New York Times. Saturday 26th October at 4.30pm at Theatre Royal Stratford East, London E15 1BN (Map). Part of the Roundabout Festival. To book visit www.stratfordeast.com.
19.10.19

 

The MagicWeek Video Archive. This week, John Calvert in a guest appearance on John Fisher's 'The Best of Magic' from 11th October 1989. See The MagicWeek Video Archive. To catch up with more from the Archive Click Here. 19.10.19

 

Become a MagicWeek Backer. Thank you to everyone who became a MagicWeek Backer since the launch of the scheme just over a year ago. I introduced it so that MagicWeek will always be free. All Backers receive a small 'thank you' gift. Click Here to find out more. DT. 19.10.19

 

Seance: Conversations in the Dark by Christopher Howell - The Asylum, London. 29th & 30th October. Nightmares and phantom legends form the backdrop of this new interactive seance show presented in one of London’s most haunting venues. The participants in each audience invite the spirits into the space to share their wisdom, exorcise their demons or complete their unfinished business. The seance is led by Christopher Howell who has performed on stages including The Magic Castle, Berlin's Wintergarten, the Hackney Empire and The Barbican. Directed by Scott Le Crass. Tuesday 29th October and Wednesday 30th October. Shows each night at 6.15pm and 7.45pm. The Asylum, Caroline Garden's Chapel, Asylum Road, London SE15 2SQ (Map) (direct buses from London Bridge). Ages 15+. See Facebook for more info. Advance tickets £13 Click Here. 19.10.19

 

Magiciansrope.co.uk - New website & 10% off this weekend deal. Magiciansrope.co.uk write: We have a brand new website and to celebrate we are offering 10% off, this weekend only, on any orders. Use code 10SAVE10 at the checkout. www.magiciansrope.co.uk. 19.10.19

 

The Mark Leveridge October E-Video Newsletter. Mark says: "Every month I produce a half hour online video presentation called the E-Video Newsletter. It contains six interesting sections featuring advice, help, ideas and of course magic to learn. Here are the contents for the October edition. The Teach In – video instruction for a quick visual effect in which a sponge ball magically changes into a coin. Top Tips – information on the highly useful waistband amps. The Strolling Magician Unplugged – part 21 looks at two more core elements that make up good strolling effects. Web Offers – watch a dem of a commercial card routine and learn what’s in an important E-Book, both products available for less this month. 60 Seconds To Success – advice on how to combat performance nerves. The Review Corner – a look at Gary James’ Pro Marker effect. Access to the complete online video is available for a small payment either as a one off purchase or for even better value as part of a 1 year subscription. To watch a trailer and to order, go to www.markleveridge.co.uk. 19.10.19

 

Zane's Magic Shop write: Shane Robinson, the owner of Zane's Magic Shop and the author of 'The Amazing Fartzini', will be doing a book signing at The Magic Circle Dealers Day this Saturday at the Victoria Park Plaza Hotel, Victoria, London. It makes an ideal present for nine-years up. As well as an entertaining and inspirational novel about a boy magician, it is also an illustrated teaching magic book, full of advice for magicians. An author signed copy purchased on the day will also be £2.00 cheaper than at Amazon or Barnes & Noble. www.zanesmagicshop.com. 19.10.19

 

Cult Fringe Sensation Dave on Talking Tricks. Dave Alnwick joins Talking Tricks to discuss thirteen full houses in a row at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and everything he's learnt in his time performing at the world's largest arts festival. Dave reveals why he is more inspired by authors Dan Harmon and Stephen King than other magicians; adding a narrative to his magic show; growing as an artist and structuring a magic show. He also discusses what led to him directing two shows at this year’' Edinburgh Fringe Festival, studying at the prestigious LIPA, and his life outside of the festival. Listen to the podcast via iTunes or Podbean. To order Dave’s "#Dave Literally the Best Magician" show, Click Here. 19.10.19

 

Anthony Owen. Andy Nyman writes: This week was the inquest into the death of our dear friend Anthony Owen. It was concluded that tragically Anthony took his own life. Anthony was one of the kindest, sweetest, most creative and best-loved figures in the magic world, so the fact that he kept his mental health and work pressures a dark secret came as a terrible shock to so many of us. The male 'code of silence' is a devastating one that means that for men under 45, suicide is the largest cause of death. If you are struggling at all, you can call CALM - the male suicide helpline on 0800 58 58 58 (nationwide) or 0808 802 58 58 (London).  You can also visit the website and chat online at www.thecalmzone.net. 19.10.19

 

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Number 1007 - 12th October 2019

 

The Amazing Johnathan Documentary - one night only Q&A with director Ben Berman and Louis Theroux. Ahead of its nationwide UK release on 22nd November 2019, Dogwoof have released a UK trailer for The Amazing Johnathan Documentary. Benjamin Berman’s acclaimed feature directorial debut starts as the story of The Amazing Johnathan, an extraordinary magician who built a career out of shock and deception in the 1980s, which transforms into a bizarre story about the unravelling of the documentarian.

After Johnathan is diagnosed with a terminal heart condition and given one year to live, he’s forced to retire his act. Cut to three years later: Johnathan is not dead, much to everyone’s amazement, and documentarian Ben Berman films the illusionist on an epic comeback tour. But as their mutual journey kicks off, Johnathan drops a bombshell that sends the film spiraling into uncertainty. Embracing this unforeseen obstacle, Ben delves deeper to determine what is truth and what is illusion. Built into the heart of this quick-witted and highly meta story is an indelible commentary on the process and ethics of making a documentary today. Issues of negotiation and access become the central threads that reveal, and further cloud, our understanding of this elusive protagonist. A one night only Q&A with director Ben Berman and Louis Theroux will be broadcast in cinemas across the country on 19th November 2019. Tickets available via: www.tajdfilm.co.uk.
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An Audience with Andy Nyman - Hosted by Jay Rayner. Monday 2nd December, London. Join us for a special evening with Andy Nyman, discussing his career on stage, in movies, as a writer and in magic. Andy Nyman is an award-winning actor, director and writer who has earned acclaim from both critics and audiences for his work in theatre, film and television. His West End credits include recently playing Tevye in Trevor Nunn's revival of Fiddler on the Roof, Martin McDonnagh's Hangman and Abigail's Party.

 

Andy's extensive film credits include The Commuter, Death at a Funeral, Kick-Ass 2 and most recently starring opposite Renee Zelwegger in Judy. Last year saw the release of the film version of Ghost Stories. Based on their play, the film was written and directed by Andy and Jeremy Dyson. Andy stars alongside Martin Freeman, Alex Lawther and Paul Whitehouse. The film has been hailed as the best British Horror Film for years and a modern horror classic. Andy's extensive television credits include: Hanna, Wanderlust, The Eichmann Show, Psychobitches, Campus, Crooked House and Dead Set, as well as his highly acclaimed performance as Winston Churchill in Peaky Blinders.


Andy will also talk about his extensive work with the world of magic, including twenty years of writing and directing Derren Brown in his TV and theatre shows. The event will be hosted by the award-winning restaurant critic and Masterchef judge Jay Rayner. The renowned presenter of BBC Radio 4's, The Kitchen Cabinet. There will be an opportunity for members of the audience to ask questions to Andy directly as well as a chance for pictures and autographs. (Guests can bring one personal item to be signed for free). There will be an opportunity for you to purchase copies of Andy's books at the event. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis for what promises to be a wonderful evening via www.eventbrite.co.uk. 7pm on Monday 2nd December, at Fitzjohn's Primary School, 86a Fitzjohn's Avenue, London NW3 6NP (Map).
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Mark Elsdon's Creating Magic and Mystery Masterclass. Manchester City Centre, Sunday 10th November. From the organisers: Learn how to incorporate the power of story into your performances, to transform the thrill of astonishment into the power of mystery. You will learn incredible new effects, plus the techniques, hooks and subtleties that will take your performance to the next level - guaranteed! Strictly limited availability. Price £45. 12 noon to 3pm on Sunday 10th November in Manchester. Book online at: www.livemagicstudio.co.uk. Comes with 2 Bonuses: Bonus 1. Receive a digital copy of the Masterclass when released, so that you can study the material at your leisure. Bonus 2. Receive a full 90 minute new lecture packed with original magic. 12.10.19

 

An Evening with Richard Turner, subject of the award-winning film documentary 'Dealt'. From the organisers: Sixty-five year old Richard Turner is renowned as the world's greatest card mechanic, yet he is completely blind. This is an in-depth and intimate look at a complex character who will be performing live and in conversation with his new show 'Living Off Jacks & Queens' for the first time in the UK. This is his only UK date, live in London at the Shaw Theatre, 100-110 Euston Road, London NW1 2AJ (Map) on Sunday 24th November 2019. Matinee and Evening performances. For more information and to book Click Here. 12.10.19

 

Ben Earl to lecture at The Magic Dealers Day next Saturday October 19th at the Park Plaza Hotel, London. Ben will be performing and explaining some brand new effects utilising his world renowned approaches to psychology and performance techniques. The organisers say "His ideas will inspire you to look at both the basics and your own magic in new ways - regardless of your ability or style. Ben has only given a small handful of lectures in 2019, so don't miss this opportunity to see his work." The Magic Dealers Day will be the first time he has ever performed at a Magic Circle event, and tickets for the 1pm lecture will be available only to Dealers Day attendees for just £5 (free for Young Magicians Club Members). Pay on the day.

 

The Magic Dealers Day this year features over 30 stands from magic suppliers and organisations (including Equity, The Magic Circle and The International Brotherhood of Magicians), as well as a dedicated Magic Jam area to try out new purchases or relax with a drink. The Park Plaza Hotel is adjacent to Victoria station and the doors open at 10.30am. Entry to the event is free for members of The Magic Circle or the Young Magicians Club and just £10 for non-members. Pay on the door. More info: www.facebook.com. 12.10.19

 

Sean Heydon, Chloe Louise Crawford and Colin Cloud replace acts at Festival. New names have been added to the lineup of the South Tyneside International Magic Festival this weekend. America’s Got Talent: The Champions favourite Colin Cloud and Britain’s Got Talent star Chloé Louise Crawford performed in the gala show on Friday, while Sean Heydon will take to the stage tonight.

The announcement comes after Spanish magician Maga Gisell and Britain’s Got Talent winner Richard Jones have had to withdraw from the event due to unforeseen circumstances. Sean, who has performed at a wide range of events and venues, including casinos, conventions, weddings and aboard cruise ships, is also well known as the co-host of The Wizard Product Review. For more information visit www.southtyneside.gov.uk/magicfestival.
12.10.19

 

Richard Jones: Escape 2020 Tour Dates announced, with more dates to be added over the coming weeks. From the promoters: "Richard Jones was the winner of Britain's Got Talent and is a British Army soldier as well as one of the world’s greatest magicians in The Magic Circle. Having recently had audiences on Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions completely captivated, Richard is extending his sell-out tour of the UK earlier this year. Therefore due to popularity, new dates in 2020 have been announced where the mesmerising Lance Corporal will confirm exactly what made him the stand out act to win Britain’s top talent show in 2016... And still the only magician to have won the show. After gasps of emotion shown on the ITV1 programme, much of the audience this month were reduced to tears when Richard paid tribute to his veteran mentor, Fergus Anckorn – a fellow magician who died last year before his 100th birthday. On his extended tour of Escape, Richard endeavours to break the boundaries of the mind with his ‘magic with meaning’, debuting a further twist on some of his newest, awe-inspiring magic. In heart-warming memory of Fergus, he will be recreating some of his dear friend’s most incredible tricks too - some of which the legendary soldier only ever taught Richard himself."

 

"Britain's Got Talent magician Richard Jones wows with baffling card trick" www.mirror.co.uk.

 

February 14th – Surrey – Camberley Theatre – 01276 707 600
February 28th – The Mansfield Palace Theatre – 01623 633 133
March 3rd – Chippenham – The Neeld Community & Arts Centre – 01249 446699
April 2nd – Hertford Theatre – 01992 531500
April 21st – Bristol – Redgrave Theatre – 0117 3157 800 Or 602
September 9th – Hertfordshire – The Radlett Centre – 01923 859 291
September 12th – Eastbourne – Royal Hippodrome Theatre – 01323 802020
www.richardjonesmagic.co.uk/tour-dates.
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The New Mark Leveridge Club Lecture - now booking. Mark Leveridge is pleased to announce that he is now taking bookings for 2020/21 for his brand new E-Club Pro - Live lecture and writes: "Over the last few years I've been touring the magic club circuit presenting a 'pure' lecture in which everything is properly performed and fully explained with no associated product sales attached. This means that all the magic included in the lecture uses either readily available apparatus or that which can be easily made up - the lecture is therefore not a thinly disguised dealer dem! The latest version of the E-Club Pro - Live lecture for 2020/21 has completely different content from previous versions and provides straightforward magic for strolling, close-up, stand-up and mentalism." Everything has been taken from Mark's online club E-Club Pro which means that the material has previously only been seen by members. For further information interested clubs should either go to www.markleveridge.co.uk/lectures or call Mark on 01392 490565. Photo credit: Harry Mandel. 12.10.19

 

The MagicWeek Video Archive. This week, Terry Herbert in a guest appearance on The Paul Daniels Magic Show from 20th February, 1988. See The MagicWeek Video Archive. To catch up with more from the Archive Click Here. 12.10.19

 

The Magic of Laurel and Hardy, a talk by Kevin Doig at Bexley Magic Society. Wednesday 16th October. Kevin Doig is the chairman of Bexley Magic Society and has been a fan of movie comic legends Laurel and Hardy for as long as he has been into magic. And that’s a very long time! He is delighted to give his talk on The Magic of Laurel and Hardy to Bexley Magic Society on 16th October. The full evening talk was put together for the Zodiac Magic Club after their president saw Kevin give two shorter presentations at The Magic Circle.

During the talk, which will be illustrated by clips from Laurel and Hardy films, Kevin will show how innovations in comedy from these comedians are still an influence on magicians today; will show some very rarely seen footage from a foreign language Laurel and Hardy film including the full act of a star magician at that time; talk about what is known as Stan Laurel’s “white magic”; show parts of a movie in which a famous American magician was billed as their co-star; show the boys using a magic prop widely available from magic dealers; Laurel and Hardy performing a cod magic act in a Hollywood Revue and, in the grand finale, talk about how a Laurel and Hardy movie probably influenced one of today’s greatest and best tricks used by hundreds of magicians to this day.

Zodiac told Kevin it was one of the most interesting talks they have seen. Equity Variety Branch told Kevin it was in the top two of all the talks they have had (beaten only by an entire talk presented by puppets!). Kevin hopes you will all want to be there! Visiting magicians welcome. Entrance fee £10 on the night. See www.bexleymagic.org.uk for details.
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I Draw Clouds. A Magic Show by Neil Kelso. A magician's ideas escape from his notebook. Reality starts to unravel around him. Prepare yourself for bizarre, surreal, and unforgettable moments of mystery in this musical magical show by Neil Kelso. Wherever Neil goes, strange and unexpected things happen. "An incredible stage presence." Broadway Baby. "Astonishing! One of Britain's Ten Best Cabaret Stars." Bored Panda. "He invariably has the crowd eating out of his hand." On In London. "Hilariously charismatic." Loverboy Magazine. Wednesday 16th October at 6.30pm at The Broadgate Theatre at Theatre Deli, London. See: www.idrawclouds.eventbrite.co.uk. 12.10.19

 

"With the Rizos Again" -  Bath Circle of Magicians, Thursday October 24th. Roger Nicot writes: 'With the Rizos Again' is a unique and original lecture in which you will discover some of the best tricks created by Ferràn Rizo; tricks taken from his artistic repertoire. Magic that has been tested on real audiences and improved upon over the years. Secrets with cards and coins that haven't been published or revealed to date. Also, you will discover 'Relaxed Tricks'; magical effects without manipulation but with strong impact. As well as the lecture you'll see choreographer, dancer and magician Nataly perform. Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy a fantastic lecture. £15 for visiting magicians. Thursday, October 24th at 8pm. Bath Circle of Magicians, St Mary's Church, Queen Square, Saltford, Bristol BS31 3EL (Map) www.bathcircleofmagicians.co.uk. Also see www.ferranrizo.com. 12.10.19

 

Merlins of Wakefield. Merlins of Wakefield write: Our new 20 page Preview Catalogue for October/November is now available with the latest Magic Wagon, Tenyo and 3D Magic Works products. There are also pages of used magic, books and special offers. Just email your address and we will post a copy out to you free! We will be attending The Magic Circle Dealers Day next Saturday 19th October in London, so if you would like anything taking to save on postage, get in touch. Tel 01924 339933 or email merlins@btconnect.com www.merlinswakefield.com. 12.10.19

 

Free stuff and deals from Magicseen! From the publishers: The UK's only independent magic magazine, Magicseen, is currently in its 15th year of publication and is well established as one of the most popular magic periodicals available. Every two months an issue arrives that is full of great personality features, articles of insightful content, humour, advice and help, reviews and more. With no regular columnists, every issue comes up fresh and is full of pleasant surprises - you just never know what the new edition will provide to excite and entertain you! But as well as providing great content, being a subscriber has other benefits too. For instance, if you are a printed copy subscriber you can request to receive a free advance download copy of every issue. Or if you are a download subscriber, you can select any two back issues to receive for free each time a new issue is published, thus enabling you to build up a complete Magicseen collection. Plus, all subscribers are entitled to receive a 20% discount on all online book and E-Book purchases. So, if you are not a current subscriber, why not join us and reap the benefits? Go to www.magicseen.com today. 12.10.19

 

Interviews with Brendan Rodrigues... 'Magic of the Mind! Brendan Rodrigues in conversation with Dr. Hugo Caffaratti' is the latest video from Brendan Rodrigues on his YouTube channel 'Brendan.MagicTV' with new content being added every few days. Click Here to see the latest. 12.10.19

 

Something Strange at the Grange (Halloween Magic). HCMS write: Home Counties Magical Society present An Evening of Halloween Magic, Mystery, Entertainment, Music and Dance at the Masquerade Ball on Saturday 26th October at 8pm. Hot Buffet provided (cash bar). Dress Code: Masked Ball Smart Casual (this is not a Fright Night). Saturday 26th October at 8pm. Over 18s only. £25 per person. All profits to HCMS. Venue: (near Reading) Full RG2 location will be given on purchase of your ticket. Website: www.hcms.org.uk. 12.10.19

 

The Ferràn Rizo Lecture - Northamptonshire Magicians' Club. The Amazing, flamboyant and highly entertaining Ferràn Rizo has performed all over Europe and lectured in the best Magic Clubs in the world. This is a night not to be missed. Tuesday 15th October at 8pm at The Northamptonshire Magicians' Club, Brafield on the Green Working Men's Club, 35 Bedford Road, Brafield on the Green, Northampton NN7 1BD (Map). www.northamptonshiremagicians.uk. Visiting magicians welcome, £10 door charge. Mark Paul MMC, Secretary, The Northamptonshire Magicians Club. 12.10.19

 

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