Number 978 - 23rd March 2019

 

David Blaine: Real or Magic - first ever UK and Ireland Tour, June 2019. 'David Blaine Real or Magic' promises to be an interactive experience featuring death-defying stunts with no two performances being the same.
5th June Playhouse, Edinburgh
8th June The 3 Arena, Dublin
11th June 02 Apollo, Manchester
14th June Arena, Birmingham
15th June BIC, Bournemouth
18th June Eventim Apollo, London
19th June Eventim Apollo, London

Book via www.livenation.co.uk. Also see www.davidblaine.com/live. 23.3.19

 

This year Magicbox celebrates its 25th year in business! And over the next few months Magicbox will be celebrating this, by running competitions, special sales and unbeatable discounts; they'll also be rewarding their best and most loyal customers. See their Facebook page, website and newsletters to keep posted! Right now they have reduced 25 products by 25% for 25 days! Act now as stock is limited and this special sale will end on April 10th. (Huge congratulations to Magicbox from MagicWeek. 25 years is quite an achievement in this ever-changing world. DT) 23.3.19

 

Ehrlich Brothers on Blue Peter. "Blue Peter is going to blow your mind as the Ehrlich Brothers perform some incredible illusions in the studio! Lindsey gets up close with the ravens of the Tower of London, Radzi makes the final diamond badge delivery, and author Francesca Simon pops in to tell us about 25 years of Horrid Henry." On iPlayer now. To book tickets for their Wembley Arena show on April 6th Click Here. 23.3.19

 

The Magicians’ Podcast. Richard Young writes: This week I speak to Troy, perhaps the coolest magician in the UK who has enjoyed success with two TV series on E4 and a Channel 4 television special. From the outside it all looks like a dream career, however Troy talks openly and honestly in this interview about the relentless comparison he gets with Dynamo and how he felt when the Channel 4 television special he put his heart and soul into ran into all sorts of problems beyond his control and was poorly received. Plus What's Going On with Alan "once is enough" Hudson. The Magicians' Podcast, listen now, via iTunes, Podbean or Spotify. 23.3.19

 

Kidology UK, the Children’s Entertainers Convention, returns on Tuesday 24th September, for a 16th year. With a great range of lectures and workshops, see www.kidologyuk.co.uk for full details and to take advantage of the Early Bird registration price of just £35 (ends 30th April). The convention will once again take place at The Austin Sports and Social Club, 30 Tessall Lane, Birmingham B31 2SF (Map) and there will be social events with entertainment the night before, and the night after. The Kidology UK Children’s Entertainer of the Year competition will take place the day after the convention, on 25th September at 11am at the same venue. 23.3.19

 

South Tyneside International Magic Festival, 11th-13th October 2019. Just in from the organisers: From the USA, making his UK premiere, the person who has performed more than 12,000 shows at the Magic Castle in Hollywood... Mike Pisciotta. "Mike Pisciotta is my favorite magician." Milt Larsen, co-founder of the Magic Castle. He is the regular bar magician at the Magic Castle having performed weekly for over 6 years in the Hat & Hare bar and has won the Magic Castle Close-up Magician of the Year on two occasions. This year Mike has been nominated for Parlour Magician of the Year. Mike is lecturing and performing in our close-up and stage galas. To book, see www.southtyneside.gov.uk. Names announced already include Mario 'The Maker' Magician, Maga Gisell, Steve Hewlett and Richard Jones... with many more still to come! 23.3.19

 

Wayne Dobson lectures at The Surrey Society of Magicians on Thursday 28th March. Adam Mosley writes: The lecture will consist of Wayne’s critically acclaimed 'Hands off', one-man card routine. This will be followed by his new releases that can be made using everyday items or (even better) bought from Wayne as his disability allowance has been stopped. lol. Joined by his right and (left) hand man Mike Sullivan, who will take you through the explanations of the effects. Make sure you bring an extra £10 for the deal of the century! See you there. 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 please contact Adam Mosley info@surreymagic.org.uk. 23.3.19

 

The MagicWeek Video Archive. This week, Markus Gabriel & Trix on John Fisher's 'Magic Comedy Hour' from September 1991. See The MagicWeek Video Archive. To catch up with past weeks and the occasional bonus video Click Here. 23.3.19

 

Nick Einhorn and Hat Trick Creative are looking for a number of experienced close-up magicians for regular performances at the new 62,062 seater Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. With approximately 25-30 match days per season this is a great opportunity for regular work. If you have other talents or speciality skills suitable for a family audience please get in touch and let us know about those too! Hat Trick Creative will be providing entertainment in all areas of the stadium, from Premium Lounges to General Admission and Family areas. Please email your details/website/experience to info@hattrickcreative.co.uk. You must have access to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium via public transport. Hat Trick Creative is owned and managed by Nick Einhorn, Craig Squires and Katrina Flavell. In 2018 they became the preferred supplier of entertainment, match-day support and provision of hosts and hostesses for the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. www.hattrickcreative.co.uk. 23.3.19

 

Hey Presto! Magic Show, Bingley Arts Centre, Bradford. The Bradford Magic Circle host their annual family magic show at Bingley Arts Centre on Saturday 23rd March: Suitable for all the family. This year we have really pulled out the stops. The Compère and Children’s Magician is ventriloquist John Kimmons aka 'Kimmo'. He has just returned from another season performing on the Disney Cruise Line around the Caribbean and is so funny the whole family will be in stitches! From Scotland we have the skilled manipulative magic of Hamish. He won the Theo Speaker trophy and Ditta Shield for Manipulation at the British Ring IBM convention in 2018. From Amsterdam we have Fritz Alkemade. Fritz is a highly sought after comedy magician who frequently travels the globe performing his brand of magic. Illusionists 'Disillusion' also travel the world and headline cruises with stunning illusions and magic. See www.ticketsource.co.uk to book. 23.3.19

 

Life's a Beach. Jay Fortune reviews Gary Jones' new book this week: "This book is full of brilliant routines. You know when someone has spent most of their waking hours thinking, developing, tweaking and performing magic when you see how they have created streamlined, powerful magic effects with a method so devilishly simple, only a trained magical mind could reach such a clever method..." To read the full review Click Here. 23.3.19

 

Smoke and Mirrors Exhibition, London. From the organisers: Opening in April 2019, our free exhibition ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ will be the first-ever to focus on the relationship between magic and psychology. ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ will seek the truth about deception, ask how bias and suggestion affect our senses and decisions, and consider what it is about the human condition that means many of us believe in magic and the supernatural, even in the face of logical explanations. Artefacts from the world of magic will include those from Derren Brown, Tommy Cooper, Paul Daniels, Debbie McGee and Harry Houdini. Explore spirit photography, magic props, psychology experiments and more to see how magic works on – and in – your mind. 11th April - 15th September 2019. Welcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE (Map) www.wellcomecollection.org. (Just a 2 minute walk from The Magic Circle.) 23.3.19

 

Free Routine from Mark Leveridge Magic. Mark Leveridge's creative output these days is mainly poured into the content provided to members of his online magic club, E-Club Pro. As a result, there are hundreds of ideas and effects available to members which nobody else gets to see. One of the main sections of the Members' Only E-Club Pro web pages is called the Vintage Vault, and in here there are about 100 routines performed and explained on online video covering a very wide array of magic effects. None of this material has appeared on video before; so members have access to a lot of magic that is not available elsewhere. To give you a taste of the type of content that is featured, Mark is offering you the chance to watch one of the routines currently in the Vintage Vault completely for free. It's an effect called ESPeriment and is an easy to do idea using a set of ESP cards. To watch and learn this effect Click Here. More information on all the benefits afforded by membership to E-Club Pro can be found at www.markleveridge.co.uk/eclubpro.php. 23.3.19

 

Tim 'Triumphs' at the United Kingdom Escape Artists Annual Competition. From the organisers: The Annual General Meeting of the United Kingdom Escape Artists (UKEA) took place on Saturday, 16th March, in Northampton, with a strong turnout of both professional and amateur escape artists. The meeting comprised a number of lectures and presentations and also saw the 4th annual Mick Hanzlik Award Competition and the 2nd David De-Val Award taking place. This year, the award was won by Tim Houlton from Hull. Tim came up with an unusual escape and possibly the first of its kind anywhere in the world, combining his love of motorcycles and escapology. The escape featured him first being secured in a straitjacket, and then a pair of full-body motorcycle leathers, with the straps from the straitjacket being inserted through the arms of the leathers. A motorcycle helmet and full boots were also worn. After around five minutes of wrestling (even throwing in some comedy air guitar), Tim, much to our amazement, managed to escape successfully! The Award is named after Houdini Historian and Master Locksmith Mick Hanzlik and is presented for the 'Best Escape' of the day and is voted for by all members.

 

The second award went to Chris Gower. He now becomes the second person to win the prestigious David De-Val Award for his efforts during the last 12 months in promoting the art form. Chris was the escapology consultant for the primetime Halloween show on ITV 'Live & Deadly: Drowned'. The show witnessed Ben Hamlin and Josey Essex attempt a dangerous escape as the pair were handcuffed and chained, whilst immersed in water, live on TV. The 90-minute one-off special showed Ben and Joey training for 5 days, as they perfected the escape. www.ukea.webs.com. 23.3.19

 

Top Prize was on the cards for Fraserburgh Magician. A Fraserburgh magician is celebrating success after being named the top card sharp in the north east by the Aberdeen Magical Society. Norn Bichan scooped the Ron Gordon Trophy for Card Magic, awarded by members of the Aberdeen Magical Society, in a hotly contested competition. Norn said of his win: "I was very surprised. There were five other magicians competing who are all strong and skilled in card magic, so it was a tough competition."

 

Aberdeen Magical Society was founded in 1926, and is one of the most active magical societies in the country. With a membership ranging from full-time professionals to amateur hobbyists, all those with a genuine interest in magic are welcome to join. Providing a warm and welcoming environment for magicians in the north east of Scotland, Aberdeen Magical Society is dedicated to developing the art of magic. Photos: Norn Bichan accepts the 'Ron Gordon Trophy for Card Magic' from Aberdeen Magical Society president Garry Seagraves, and below celebrates his success with Ron Gordon. Also see www.aberdeenmagic.com. 23.3.19

 

The Russell Howard Hour. With special guests illusionist Derren Brown and top snooker-player Stephen Hendry. Plus, the first Grill Grahams of the series with Maria McErlane and one lucky listener chats to Graham about their favourite Tune With A Tale. (Repeat) Wednesday 27th March on Sky2, see TV Magic. 23.3.19

 

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"Dead famous: the Kickstarter campaign to restore Méliès's grave" Click Here • "House of Cards" by Angelo Carbone YouTube • "Johnny Thompson, a Magician’s Magician, Is Dead at 84" Click Here • "Magician Cameron performs debut show" Click Here • "Local history: Lewes’s twin town magician who gave name to Harry Houdini" Click Here • "Uri Geller promises to stop Brexit using telepathy" Click Here • "Bradford Magic Circle show this weekend" Click Here • "People told Mahdi the Magician his body would make his dreams impossible — but he refused to quit" Click Here • "Magician Etienne Pradier in Cancer Research UK auction of promises with estate agent Nigel Colebrook of Bright & Bright" Click Here • "An Evening With Professor Richard Wiseman" Click HereThat's it! Have a magic week, Duncan. 23.3.19

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Number 977 - 16th March 2019

 

The world’s biggest selling magic spectacular, 'The Illusionists – Direct From Broadway', returns to London in July with a brand new show starring James More (The Showman), Jonathan Goodwin (The Daredevil and Escape Artist), Adam Trent (The Futurist), Yu Ho-Jin (The Manipulator), Chris Cox (The Mentalist), Paul Dabek (The Trickster) and Enzo ( The Unforgettable).

The Illusionists is a mind-blowing spectacular showcasing the jaw dropping talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth. Collectively these performers have been seen by millions across the world and this production showcases their talents on stage together for the very first time. The Illusionists has shattered box office records and dazzled audiences of all ages around the world with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions. Prepare to witness stunning acts of grand illusion, levitation, mind-reading, and disappearance this summer. Shaftesbury Theatre, London, 6th July - 1st September 2019. See www.theillusionistslive.com/tour/london to book.
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Magic in the City – Bristol’s New Magic Convention, Sunday 19th May. From the organisers: Bristol’s new convention is back in Bristol for the first time in 25 years. It features a new venue in the centre (hence Magic in the City), minutes from Temple Meads station, with plenty of free parking in modern surroundings. Situated near Bristol’s top attractions and latest shops this promises to be the best venue we have ever used. The latest addition to the line-up is Alan Hudson (in place of Michael Murray unable to appear this year). Join us at the Double Tree by Hilton Bristol along with Dennis Behr, Kieron Johnson, Ken Dyne, Henri White and many others for a great day of magic in a new style. Further dealers and artistes to be announced in the coming weeks. Visit: www.bristolmagic.club for details and easy online booking. 16.3.19

 

An Evening of Magic, Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford. From the organisers: The sell-out show An Evening of Magic returns, yet this time it's even bigger and better! Our special headline guest includes the national star and Britain’s got Talent’s runner-up Jamie Raven, performing some of his routines live on stage! Plus international act and award-winning magician Oliver Tabor, mentalist and card expert James Pritchard and The Magic Circle’s grand slam award-winning act, teenage star Ryan Jackson, who all promise to mystify and amaze, as you witness the impossible. Compered by host George Berryman. Thursday 11th April at 7.45pm at The Cramphorn Theatre, Fairfield Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1JG (Map). For more info and to book Click Here. 16.3.19

 

The Magical Mysteries of Harry Price. Harry Price was a ghost hunter, psychic investigator, conjurer and a man of mystery. Uncover the truth with psychologist and magician Professor Richard Wiseman and the haunting music of The Creative Martyrs. Come along and encounter a talking mongoose, discover the secret of the Indian Rope Trick, and find out what happened when Price tried to transform a goat into a prince. There will be a little magic and a free drink. Senate House, London, £5. Wednesday 27th March. Doors: 6.30pm, performance: 7pm. See www.senatehouselibrary.ac.uk for more information. 16.3.19

 

The Magicians’ Podcast. Richard Young writes: Paul Kieve takes to the podcast hot seat to share his incredible journey from performing conjuror to Broadway magic consultant. In this episode Paul explains how that transition took place and talks over the amazing shows he has worked on, including: The Invisible Man, Matilda, Ghost The Musical and the ill-fated Groundhog Day. Paul also discusses his friendship with David Copperfield and gives us an insight into what makes the great man tick. Plus 'What's Going On' with Alan Hudson. The Magicians' Podcast, listen now, via iTunes, Podbean or Spotify. 16.3.19

 

The Magic of Discovery. Sunday 17th March in Cambridge. To celebrate its centenary the Cambridge Pentacle Magic Club has teamed up with the University of Cambridge Science Festival to present a magical journey through scientific discovery. It was Arthur C Clarke who said that any advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. In our show we hope to show you that magic is out there, as we break the known laws of science in a mind bending adventure through the amazing discoveries that have been made here at the University of Cambridge. There will be prizes to be won and fun to be had as the members of the club bamboozle you with routines inspired by our local university. The fun isn't just on stage; during the interval you'll be able to see close-up magic from members of the club, most of whom are also members of the world famous Magic Circle and interact with our green screen for some memorable photos. So join our club president and local entertainer Jezo and the other members of the club for a magical tour de force on Cambridge Junction's largest stage! Part of Cambridge Science Festival. 17th March 2pm and 6pm. Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge CB1 7GX (Map) www.junction.co.uk/the-magic-of-discovery. 16.3.19

 

Conjuring at the Court - London. From the organisers: It’s a night of contrasting approaches to our wonderful art. Prepare to shiver and laugh at the Victorian Gothic flavoured magic of Sylvia Sceptre. There’s the burly street humour of juggler Mark Watson. Over from Holland, enjoy the suave deceptions of the genial Fritz Alkemade. And the ever-entertaining Graham Jolley presents fast-paced mind-reading with his unique acerbic wit. Not to be missed! 28th March. 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. 16.3.19

 

Timeless at The Horseshoe Show bar, Blackpool. From the producers: Your imagination is Timeless. A beautifully carved masterpiece of entertainment, with some of the best singers and illusionists around. From the imaginations of international vocalist and front-man Marc Andrew of The Splash Showgroup and renowned master of illusions Chris De Rosa comes ‘Timeless’, a breathtaking new entertainment experience. A contemporary take on the classic variety show, featuring a seamless blend of music and vocals from timeless classics such as The Greatest Showman, Moulin Rouge and more, with mind-blowing stage illusions, close-up magic, audience participation, dance and performance from four of the greatest singers and performers in entertainment. Following on from a wildly successful UK tour, witness ‘Timeless’ at the legendary Horseshoe venue in its first Blackpool residency, and let the show take you on a journey of imagination you’ll remember forever. Book this one of a kind show and you will remember the show for All Time. 6th-21st April nightly at 6pm. See www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com. 16.3.19

 

Expert at the Card Table, on Talking Tricks. From the producers: The Expert at the Card Table: How To Cheat At Cards is one of the most iconic books on magic and the inspiration behind Jden Redden’s award-winning Adelaide Fringe show. Jden spills the beans on what we know and don't know about the elusive author of the book; why it inspired his show; the role of technology in magic; winning the ‘Best Magic’ award at the festival; his inspirations and why he doesn’t see himself as a member of the magic community. He also talks us through his early career working on The Illusionists, his other shows and other work. Listen to this fascinating podcast via Podbean, iTunes or Acast. 16.3.19

 

Wolverhampton Circle of Magicians Quentin Reynolds Lecture - change of venue. This lecture will now take place at The Bradmore Arms, Trysull Road, Wolverhampton WV3 7HX (Map). Quentin will be sharing his expertise on improving performance presentations and stagecraft for magicians. Wednesday 20th March. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. www.wcm-magic.co.uk. Members of other magic societies welcome (£5 entrance fee). To book your place, please email mark@illusistration.com or call Mark on 07779 608387. 16.3.19

 

The MagicWeek Video Archive. This week, Mystina on 'Bob Says Opportunity Knocks' from 5th March 1988. See The MagicWeek Video Archive. To catch up with past weeks and the occasional bonus video Click Here. 16.3.19

 

Wessex Magical Association Convention Delegate Pack. From the organisers: The members and Council of the WMA would like to extend a huge thank you to Alakazam Magic and Mark Leveridge Magic for contributing some fantastic gifts to our convention delegate pack. The delegate pack, which is free for all full convention ticket holders, is worth a staggering £30* (that’s the same price as an adult early bird ticket!). Early Bird Tickets are still available for the full convention including the Gala Show. Early Bird prices are just £30 Adult and £15 Junior (18 and under) and can be purchased from our website:  www.wmagic.uk. The convention is on Sunday 7th April 2019 from 9am to 10pm at The Hub, Verwood, Dorset BH31 7QE (Map). www.wmagic.uk. (*Note: items in delegate pack have an indicative value of £30). 16.3.19

 

Magic Olly lecture at The Ipswich Magic Society. Wayne Goodman writes: This coming Monday, 18th March, The Ipswich Magic Society is pleased to present an amazing lecture by the one and only Magic Olly. Renowned nationwide as a true expert in the family audience arena this is one lecture that will be invaluable to all types of performers, of all skill levels and audience types. Non-members welcome with a £10 admission fee. The club opens at 7pm, with the lecture starting at 7.30pm. The club utilises two rooms, so visiting magicians should go to the reception to be directed to the meeting room. Club meetings are now held at: Best Western Ipswich Hotel, London Road, Copdock, Ipswich IP8 3JD (Map). www.ipswichmagicalsociety.co.uk. 16.3.19

 

Blackpool Magicians' Club extend a warm welcome to visiting magicians to attend our future lecture events. For the first time guests are welcome to enjoy an evening at our unique clubroom and headquarters. A full list of future events and more details can be found at www.eventbrite.co.uk. 16.3.19

 

Special Offer on Mark Leveridge Card E-Book Series. The Collected Card Magic of Mark Leveridge is a four volume set of E-Books featuring fully illustrated details of 47 of Mark's best card routines. These are practical effects that employ no knuckle busting moves and which deliver clear card plots and strong magic. Included in this collection are routines for close up shows, strolling gigs, mentalism and stand up work, so there is plenty of variety to please you no matter what your area of interest may be. Currently Mark has a special deal on these fine E-Books, which is that if you purchase any three of the volumes you will receive a link to the fourth one completely free! This offer is valid until 31st March 2019, so go to www.markleveridge.co.uk/EBooks.php right now and place your order while the Four-For-The-Price-Of-Three deal is still valid. 16.3.19

 

We Know What You Are Thinking are in Shrewsbury tomorrow evening. See What's On for remaining tour dates. From the promoters: Following their astounding appearances on the eleventh series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2017, mind reading duo DNA are back with their brand new show. Andrew and Darren, best known as mind-reading double act DNA, took the nation by storm when they appeared on Britain’s Got Talent in 2017 with their incredible telepathic ability known as 'The Gift'. Wowing the judges, live audience and viewers at home, the duo went on to reach the live finals of the hit ITV talent show. Their first audition has reached almost 10 million YouTube views alone. Performed completely live, they can ask volunteers to concentrate on the name of celebrities, telephone numbers, credit card numbers, a word in a book, the name of the street they grew up on, a relative’s name... literally anything. With devastating speed and accuracy, the pair are then able to reveal what that name, number or word is, every time. Their unique mind-reading performances have now been enjoyed by tens of millions of people around the world. This brand new show features world exclusive, never before seen material, that is being showcased for the very first time! www.dnaofficial.com. 16.3.19

 

Kieron Johnson Lecture at the Cambridge Pentacle Club. Hugh Newsam writes: The Cambridge Pentacle Club present a lecture by one of the most inventive brains in magic. Kieron Johnson. His lecture at Blackpool in 2017 brought the house down; we are sure he'll do it again in Cambridge! 19th March. Doors open at 7.30pm and the Lecture starts at 8pm. The fee for non-members is £10. For location and details check out our website www.pentacleclub.com. The Pentacle Club, St Andrew's Church Centre, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge CB1 9LR (Map). 16.3.19

 

Derek Lever and Jez Mansfield lecture at Manchester Circle of Magicians. William Booth writes: We have a double-header with Derek Lever and Jez Mansfield lecturing at the Manchester Circle of Magicians on Monday 18th March. Magic at its best; surely a night not to be missed. Visitors are welcome with prior approval from the President and a charge of £10.00 on the night. For more information and details visit our website www.manchestercircleofmagicians.co.uk or email contact@manchestercircleofmagicians.co.uk. 16.3.19

 

Peterborough Society of Magicians Sale, Exchange & Lecture Day update. Keith Downs writes: The Peterborough Society of Magicians can now confirm that Nick Einhorn will be lecturing at its Sale, Exchange & Lecture Day on Sunday 22nd September 2019. Make a note in your diary and keep up to date at www.psmagicians.org.uk. 16.3.19

 

Life's a Beach. Gary Jones is well known for his commercial approach to magic - as a full time pro he knows what works. So Magicseen Publications are delighted to be publishers of his first major book, Life's A Beach, which contains 40 routines and advice segments in a nicely produced soft backed book which runs to 135 illustrated pages. Released at the Blackpool Convention last month, the book has already enjoyed strong sales, but if you have yet to get your copy, now would be a great time because everyone who orders the book before 31st March 2019 will receive a complimentary printed copy of the March Magicseen which features a major article on Gary inside. So order your copy of Life's A Beach by going to www.magicseen.co.uk/shop-2 and if you are not a subscriber to Magicseen already we will be pleased to slip the latest issue into your package. 16.3.19

 

The Cotswold Magical Society present a lecture by Kieran Lefever. Colin Dymond writes: To describe Kieron Lefever's magic is no easy task, it's like nothing you have ever seen before, and you won't see anything like it again! Whether he's producing gifts from a flash of fire, finding your signed playing card inside a solid block of ice, or even hammering a solid 6" nail up his nose, Kieron always makes an impression. 20th March at 7.45pm at The Cotswold Magical Society, The Hucclecote Community Centre, Hucclecote Road, Gloucester GL3 3RT (Map). www.cotswoldmagic.co.uk. £10 non-members. 16.3.19

 

Anglian Magic Society Dealer Dem Night. Kyle Sarocen writes: Our next meeting will be at 7.30pm on Tuesday 19th March, at the White Horse Inn, The Street, Trowse, Norwich NR14 8ST (Map). We have a Dealer Demo night with well known dealer Zane's Magic Shop. A fun night out always enjoyed by past and present members; hope to see you all on the night for some spellbinding entertainment. www.theanglianmagicsociety.uk. 16.3.19

 

Dave Rawson lecture, Bexley Magic Society. Roy Marsh writes: Bexley Magic Society 20th March 2019. Dave Rawson has been performing his Comedy Hypnosis Show in Ibiza for the past 20 years. He has also performed on Cruise Ships and lectured at the Northern Magic Society, Nottingham Circle of Magicians and Blackpool Magicians' Club. His two-hour lecture will give you an insight into how hypnosis works with live demonstrations. Dave has also treated thousands of people using hypnotherapy. Come along and open your mind. Visiting magicians welcome, see www.bexleymagic.org.uk for more information. 16.3.19

 

The Late Jack Grigg's Magical Estate Sale. Hypnotist Jonathan Royle, who regarded Jack as his friend and mentor of over 30 years, has been asked to dispose of Jack's collection of rare first edition and signed magic books, and some magic tricks also. Jack's daughter, Gina, and her family have stated that money raised from the sale will be being donated to The Rochdale Hospice where Jack spent his final days. For a full listing and pictures of items available Click Here. 16.3.19

 

News Deadline reminder. Please submit news by Thursday if possible - absolute deadline 12 noon Friday, no exceptions. DT. 16.3.19

 

"Magician Johnny ‘The Great Tomsoni’ Thompson Dies at 84" Click Here • "Even magician Bob couldn't pull off a final trick" Click Here • "Bozo Show Icon — a Geneva Resident — Dies at Age 84" Click Here • "Magician and TV Star Michael Carbonaro Will Make You Question Reality" Click Here • "Sheffield gets ready to marvel at TV magician Pete Firman" Click Here • "Holly Willoughby fans joke she is ‘tipsy’ as she entertains viewers as magician's assistant on The One Show" Click Here • "Illusionist Criss Angel tours to Genesee Theatre in Waukegan" Click Here • "Comedian and magician hopes to be a TEDx crowd pleaser" Click Here • Your UK magic news and reviews are always welcomed, see you next week, Duncan. 16.3.19

 

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