Number 990 - 16th June 2019


Derren Brown Secret to open on Broadway in September. J.J. Abrams, Thomas Kail and Jeffrey Seller present Derren Brown Secret on Broadway. After a sold-out run at Atlantic Theater Company the critically-acclaimed production of Derren Brown Secret will open on Broadway this September for a strictly limited engagement, starring Olivier Award winner Derren Brown, written by Andy Nyman, Derren Brown and Andrew O'Connor, directed by Andrew O'Connor and Andy Nyman. Performances begin on Broadway on September 6th. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, June 28th, opening Sunday, September 15th. From stage to screen, two-time Olivier Award winner Derren Brown has mesmerised millions worldwide with his unique brand of mind reading, persuasion and psychological illusion. Now, for the first time ever, this UK phenomenon and Netflix star is set to play Broadway. For more info and to book visit 15.6.19


London Festival of Close-Up Magic, Summer 2019. From the promoters: Magic settles over the capital this summer as the UK’s foremost sleight of hand artists perform hour-long close-up shows in a unique festival in Piccadilly Circus. (see Limited to 40 seats per show, this is a rare chance to rub shoulders with some of the giants of the close-up magic world, as seen on Penn & Teller: Fool Us, The Next Great Magician, and France’s Got Talent, in an opulent and evocative setting. Hosted by the 5 star Le Meridien Piccadilly, guests can also enjoy not only the show, but further close-up magic into the night by award-winning members of The Magic Circle at Maskelyne & Cooke – London’s only close-up magic bar Festival shows and performers:

11th & 12th July – Nick Einhorn
Kicking off the festival is Gold Star Member of The Inner Magic Circle, Nick Einhorn, who fooled Penn & Teller on series 1 of Fool Us. Three times winner of 'Close-Up Magician of the Year' and FISM Award Winner he has 25 years of  experience performing for celebrities and royalty in over 20 countries around the world.

18th & 19th July – Laura London
As seen on Fool Us and ITV's The Next Great Magician, Laura London will dazzle you with this intimate 1920s card cheating show. Following rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe, her show Cheat takes you on a journey into her life and background as one of the UK's foremost female sleight of hand artists.

24th & 31st July – Dr. Will Houstoun
Catching a bullet on a china plate. A magician without any hands. Conversations with the dead. An iconic trick that never happened. The last five hundred years are filled with astonishing moments of magic. This is a very special kind of show that reveals the truth behind the smoke and mirrors.

27th July - Double Bill: Michael Vincent & Dominick Zwolinski
Michael has been named the best close-up magician in the UK three times by The Magic Circle, made multiple appearances at The Magic Castle in Hollywood, and appeared twice on the hit TV show Fool Us. His presentations combine engaging narrative, storytelling and visually stunning magic. He is joined by Dominick Zwolinksi, an Associate of the Inner Magic Circle with 20 years experience, who has performed for over 2 years in the 5 star sell out show Sleight of Hand on the Strand at the world famous Savoy Hotel.

4th August – Paul Gordon
Join Paul Gordon - author of 45 books on magic, and winner of the Magic Circle's Nevil Maskelyne Prize for Literature - for an extraordinary close-up show. His TV credits include The Richard & Judy Show and Des & Mel.  His style is interactive and comedic. His magic is both jaw-dropping and full of fun.

10th August – David Stone
Finishing the festival this year, direct from Paris, is France's Got Talent finalist David Stone. He returns to London for one night only following his sell out run in the West End last April. Enjoy his multi-award winning comedy and magic closer than ever before!

Show information: Tickets: £25 Standard (unreserved) / £35 Premium (Reserved 1st /2nd row). Show times: Thursday to Saturday 7pm & 9pm, Sunday 5pm & 7pm. Duration: 1 hour. Address: Le Meridien, 21 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 0BH (Map). Produced by Tony Middleton and The Magic Hour in conjunction with Le Meridien Piccadilly. For further information see and


Conjuring at the Court celebrates 10 years of presenting great live magic! Debbie McGee hosts a fabulous line-up with Scott Penrose, Norvil and Josephine, James Brown, and America’s Got Talent winner Paul Zerdin. Tickets are still just £11 from but they’re going fast! Thursday 27th June. 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. 15.6.19


Magic at the Barn, 6th & 7th July, Rochford, Essex. Award-winning magic, comedy and incredible mind-reading for all the family held within an enchanting 17th century converted barn theatre. Now in its 16th year! Featuring the conjuring feats of Oliver Tabor, incredible mind magic and mysteries from Joel Dickinson and comedy magic from compère Wayne Trice. Sensational summer sorcery; the perfect magical treat for all the family. Saturday 6th July at 7.30pm and Sunday 7th July at 3pm. £15 adult, £10 child, £40 family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) from Ticketline: 01702 543242. Also see Red Brick Barn, Sutton Hall, Shopland Road, Rochford, Essex SS4 1LH (Map). 15.6.19


Nate Staniforth at the South Tyneside International Magic Festival. From the organisers: The South Tyneside International Magic Festival are proud to announce their 14th act... Mr Nate Staniforth! He is presenting his first magic lecture in the UK and will be performing in our stage gala show! "Nate is one of my favourite magicians in the world." Derren Brown. Nate Staniforth has been blowing the minds of audiences and magicians for the past 10 years. Have a look at some of his YouTube videos (the lottery prediction has more than 1 million views!) and you'll see why. Real Magic trailer YouTube, Lottery Prediction YouTube, Google Talk YouTube.

Nate Staniforth is a magician, performer, writer, traveler, and former host of the Discovery Channel's international hit TV series Breaking Magic and The Next Great Magician on ITV. Last year Bloomsbury Publishing released Nate's memoir Here is Real Magic worldwide, and for over a decade he has toured the U.S. as one of the busiest working magicians in the country. As an inventor, Nate is known for his original magic (both David Blaine and Dynamo have used versions of his Lottery Prediction), and a new collection of his work titled Clouds and Kingdoms has received rave reviews from top names in the magic world. Nate has lectured about the philosophical underpinnings of his work at Oxford University and Google, and is currently creating a series for YouTube. He lives in Iowa City. He joins Mario Marchese (The Maker Magician), Mike Pisciotta, Laura London, Xulio ML, Olivier Macia (Olmac), Maga Giselll, Richard Jones, R Paul Wilson, Mark Shortland, Steve Hewlett, Safire, Matricks and Adam Black. 11-13th October 2019. To book, please go to our website Only £65 for the full 3 days of magic! Book now as it's limited to 150 people!


Sensation: The Greatest Variety Artists… Live! - One Night Only at The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering. From the promoters: Join the international superstars of Sensation for their brand new spectacular show. Witness mind-blowing magic, breathtaking acrobatics, laugh out loud comedy, virtuoso juggling and thrilling circus skills that will have you on the edge of your seat. Experience surprise after surprise in this eye-popping production featuring world-class performers. Sensation is a fast-paced, family-friendly show suitable for everyone from 5 to 105! Starring the current Magic Circle Stage Magician of the Year, Edward Hilsum; Hula Hoop Guinness World Record holder, Symoné; BMX Flatland European Champion, Keelan Phillips; UK & European Arial and Pole Art Champion, Anna McDonnell; Juggling Superstar with multiple European awards, Florian Brooks and Second Generation Acrobats and Contortionists, Delia & Yvette Du Sol. Hosted by the 2018 Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year, Jack Gleadow. Video teaser: Saturday 22nd June at 7.30pm. Special Magic Discount: Top price tickets just £15 (instead of £23.50) using code ‘MAGIC’. Book Now at or call 01536 414141. 1.6.19


Brand New MTV Talent Show... Be among the first to be seen on MTV's brand new talent show, featuring the best new acts from across the UK. Open audition for performers aged 17+ in Shepherd's Bush Green, London W12, on Saturday & Sunday, June 29th & 30th, from 12 noon to 11pm. For more details and to apply email with the subject heading 'MTV'. 15.6.19


Vanishing Cabaret, Manchester, 11th July. Take your seats in our intimate speakeasy, where every seat is a great seat, and immerse yourself in a show like no other. You’ll witness world class sleight of hand, astounding mind-reading and classic conjuring "that will leave you baffled" ★★★★★ Daily Mail. The Vanishing Cabaret is presented by three accomplished showmen who between them have performed around the world, sold out shows at The Edinburgh Fringe, dazzled dozens of celebrity clients and performed on TV. Each month we welcome a critically acclaimed guest, from local legends to globe trotting talent, to amaze you with their unique act. Welcome to the Vanishing Cabaret. Cathedral Street, Manchester M4 3TR (Map). See for more info and to book. 15.6.19


Chris Kenner on The Magicians' Podcast. Richard Young writes: The second in our trio of interviews is with David Copperfield's Executive Producer Chris Kenner. In this interview Chris discusses his thoughts on creativity in magic and the overuse of that particular word. He also talks about his generosity towards young magicians and why he doesn't give them advice. Chris also shares the story of his first meeting with David Copperfield and how he made his way up the ranks to his current position, why the Tornado of Fire TV special was David's last and more. Plus "What's Going On?" with Alan Hudson. The Magicians' Podcast, listen now, via iTunes, Podbean or Spotify. 15.6.19


The MagicWeek Video Archive. This week, the World Magic Awards - Part 2. Jonathan Frakes introduces: David Williamson, Ed Alonzo, Gay Blackstone, Penn & Teller, Tina Lenert, Ayala, Mystina, Nick Rushton, Franz Harary and Will Tremont. Produced in 2000 and transmitted on 25th May 2001. See The MagicWeek Video Archive. To catch up with past weeks Click Here. 15.6.19


Tommy Cooper: In His Own Words is being repeated on Sunday, 23rd June. "An affectionate look back at Tommy Cooper's life and career. Sir Michael Parkinson, Jimmy Tarbuck and Chris Tarrant and others reflect on what made Tommy Cooper one of the greatest ever entertainers. Colleagues talk about working with him, and his daughter Vicky reveals her feelings about her father." See TV Magic for details. 15.6.19


Neb - Musical Mindreader. Canal Cafe Theatre, London. Join Psychological Magician Neb in one final bid to resurrect his past career as a musician, combining music with powerful mindreading! Fresh from his recent work on the BBC’s "Science of Memory", Neb presents a truly original one hour show, showcasing both magical and musical abilities. "Unbelievable!" Dua Lipa. "Oh My God! You are good, you are really good!" Davina McCall. The last show completely sold out! Monday 1st July. See to book. 15.6.19


Wayne Goodman lectures for the Surrey Society of Magicians on Thursday 20th June. Adam Mosley writes: Wayne Goodman's lecture is a mixture of effects and theory, concentrating mainly on entertainment. Wayne is the creator of many commercial effects including Lord of the Bling and Look Sharp and the author of many highly regarded books including The Expert at the Restaurant Table and Go Compère. Wayne is known for being a very busy professional performer who along with great skills also has a million one-liners at hand. Members are free and visiting magicians are welcome for a £10 entrance fee. The lecture takes place in East Horsley, Surrey at 8pm. For full details contact Adam Mosley 15.6.19


Craig Davies 'One Man and his Monkey', Comedy Magic Show, Stafford. From the promoters: After the huge success of Craig's comedy magic appearance at KMAC Real Full Monty at the Stafford Gatehouse Theatre, Craig Davies is presenting his award-winning comedy magic in a one night only 90 minute spectacular; featuring a mixture of visual, fast-paced comedy magic, gags and banter with loads of audience participation. Craig's one man show featuring Rocky Raccoon and Dave the mind reading monkey is guaranteed entertainment that everyone will enjoy. Prepare to be entertained by a magician within your price range! All tickets £7.50 from the box office. Act is likely to contain mild profanities and innuendo. All persons aged under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Thursday 27th June at 7.30pm. Venue: The MET Studio, Stafford Gatehouse Theatre, Eastgate Street, Stafford ST16 2LT (Map). For more info and to book visit 15.6.19


Craig Petty Lecture - Northamptonshire Magicians' Club, Tuesday 18th June at 8pm. Mark Paul writes: Craig has published over 30 instructional DVDs on the art of magic and these have proven to be a huge hit worldwide. This is a lecture not to be missed. Visiting magicians welcome, £10 charge. The lecture starts at 8pm at Northamptonshire Magicians' Club, Brafield on the Green Working Men's Club, 35 Bedford Road, Brafield on the Green, Northampton NN7 1BD (Map). 15.6.19


Dice Mysteries by Steve Drury. From the publishers: Dice Mysteries is a study into the world of dice, aimed as a resource for the mystery - psychic entertainer. A hardbound, dust-jacket covered, book - it runs at over 580 pages. It initially delves into its journey from the shaman to the layman, then through history into its roles in society, religion and science, including various cultural and indigenous perspectives. Many types of dice are reviewed, alongside their varied uses, from reading systems to gambling and cheating plus performance applications and routines. Steve Drury's own ideas are included throughout, plus there are varied supporting contributions from: Les Cross, Richard Webster, Stephen Ball, David Berglas, Lior Manor, Mark Chandaue, Richard Osterlind, Ronald J. Dayton, Pablo Amira, Docc Hilford, T.C.Tahoe, Seamus Maguire, Dale Hildebrandt, Danny Proctor, Kenton Knepper, Craig Conley, Steve Cook, Scott St Clair, Neal Scryer, Jackie McClements, Cara Hamilton, Vito Gattullo and Sudo. Foreword by Ronald J. Dayton. Further details including contents preview and purchase link, see 15.6.19


Leamington and Warwick Magic Society's Day of Magic, this Wednesday, 19th June. Top lectures by Jon Allen, Lee Thompson and Colonel Custard. The Midlands "Champion of Champions" Close Up Competition. Breakfast / Buffet Lunch and BBQ and a friendly welcome! See LWMS website for more information. Pre book available on website: Mike Price, Vice President and PRO for the LWMS. 15.6.19


Jay Adkins A State of Mind, The Blue Orange Theatre, Birmingham. From the promoters: A State of Mind will see award-winning Mentalist and Magician Jay Adkins return to the stage once more with two hours of mind splitting mentalism and a generous helping of comedy. Jay is sure to amaze and delight. This year's show is all about the audience, what they are thinking and what they experience. The audience will be involved every step of the way. The State of Mind show has been built from the ground up with brand new material never before seen on the stage. Based around audience participation it'll leave you thinking one thing if anything... "How did he do it?". With over 20 years of performance experience under his belt, Jay Adkins brings you a powerhouse performance of entertainment and mind-blowing psychological illusions, including never before seen effects designed and built just for this show! A State of Mind is presented by Jay Adkins, directed by Mark Evans and written by Mark Evans and Jay Adkins. Friday October 4th at 7.30pm. The Blue Orange Theatre, 18 Great Hampton Street, Birmingham, West Midlands B18 6AD (Map). Bookings Click Here. 15.6.19


Order of The Magi Manchester Close up Competition. Geoffrey Newton PRO writes: The Order of The Magi Manchester held their annual Close up Competition on Tuesday which attracted a good number of competitors, spectator members and visitors. The evening was filled with good quality magic presented by those who had clearly well-rehearsed their respective acts. After much deliberation by the judges, both magical and lay, Mike Sharples was declared the winner with the Sly Smith Shield for The Best Card Trick going to Adrian Sullivan for The Hand of Cleopatra. On 25th June The Magi presents an evening with James Brandon (half of The Grumbleweeds) about bringing comedy into magic and dealing with hecklers. Visitors welcome by prior arrangement with the secretary:, for a fee of £5. Other details on 15.6.19


Eric Weinstein (USA), Balloon Twister of the Year 2018/19, UK Masterclasses. Graham Lee writes: Eric is over in the UK running two balloon master classes for the Balloon Artistes Guild in Birmingham on 18th and 19th June. On the 18th Eric will be showing some of his favourite designs and on the 19th working on distortion techniques. Both days run from 10am to 5.30pm and will have different content, so you can come for just one day or both if you prefer. Please contact Graham Lee for more information, or book, via 15.6.19


"David Blaine Shocks Eamonn and Ruth with Incredible Card Trick" YouTube • "Magician David Blaine bemused that pals still tell him to keep something secret" Click Here • "Watch homegrown magician Luca Gallone wow millions on Ellen show" Click Here • "Secrets for sale as magician's historic tricks go to auction" Click Here • "Two Very Different Documentaries Are Being Released on Comedy Magician The Amazing Jonathan" Click Here • "See ‘The Amazing Johnathan Documentary’ Question Magician’s Illness in Trailer" Click Here • "Marc Spelmann on how he fooled the BGT judges & Ant and Dec" Click Here • "Review: In ‘Open,’ a Love Story Told by Sleight of Hand" Click Here • "Jeanette Andrews has mastered the art of 'Bottling the Impossible'" Click Here • That's it for another week. If you haven't seen David Blaine's show I've heard really good things, tickets are still available for Bournemouth (tonight) and London (Tuesday & Wednesday) Click Here. Your UK magic news is always welcomed, see you next week, Duncan. 15.6.19

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Number 989 - 8th June 2019


X casts his spell over BGT. Huge congratulations to X (Marc Spelmann) on becoming runner-up in this year's Britain's Got Talent Final. It's an incredible achievement to have come so close last year and then to have capitalised on that success by making such a powerful return this year, the man's a genius! And huge congratulations too, to Ben Hart, for being placed third. Ben stood out to me 12 years ago as being a real magic talent (MagicWeek 21st July 2007). Jonathan Goodwin, Dave & Finn and 4MG all made a real impact with their magic in the Final as well, so many congratulations to them, too. Britain's Got talent became a night of magic.


My other magic favourites this year? Jonathan Goodwin's crossbow stunt in his semi-final which I thought was stunning; Moretti would have been the first to applaud. Elizabeth's 'The Haunting', which had me jumping out of my seat at one point and John Archer, simply for being John Archer. Who knows what next year will bring? DT. 8.6.19


David Blaine: Real or Magic - first ever UK and Ireland Tour. 'David Blaine Real or Magic' opened in Edinburgh on June 5th and magician Chris Cross found himself up on stage Click Here. The show promises to be an interactive experience featuring death-defying stunts with no two performances being the same. Book via YouTube tour promo: YouTube. Website: • "David Blaine tells Chris Evans’ Virgin Radio Breakfast Show he’s lost a staggering three stone in just three months after cutting sugar from his diet" • "David Blaine comes face-to-face with Eamonn Holmes 18 years after their famously awkward GMTV interview" • "Illusionist David Blaine Amazes Lorraine with His Original Card Tricks" YouTube • "David Blaine reveals why he refused to talk to Eamonn Holmes in that agonising interview"
9th June Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin
11th June 02 Apollo, Manchester
14th June Arena, Birmingham
15th June BIC, Bournemouth
18th June Eventim Apollo, London
19th June Eventim Apollo, London.


The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, August 2019. Over 70 magic related shows are listed this year, that's pretty amazing! Click Here to see who's doing what, where. Compiled for MagicWeek by Peter McLanachan (many thanks Peter!). 8.6.19


KFC4... now in its 4th great year! The Karl Fulves Convention, organised by Allan Brown, is set up to honour close-up magic's greatest unsung genius and giant of magic... Karl Fulves. This highly informal event will take place from 6pm on Saturday 13th July at the Holiday Inn Express, Swiss Cottage, 152-156 Finchley Road NW3 5HS (Map), opposite Finchley Road tube station. All attendees must come with at least one magic trick from any Fulves publication that they can share with others. This year, we hope to be joined by Thomas Ellis, Paul Grayling, Jerry Mensfield and a special surprise guest who will not be named. There will be items on display from Swindle and Cheat. Free entry, very informal, no need to register, just turn up! Any questions email 8.6.19


Homer Liwag on The Magicians' Podcast. "The first of our trio of interviews looking at the David Copperfield brand sees Richard sitting down with Homer Liwag, David's Co-Director. Homer has worked for David for nearly 25 years and he designs many of the stage props, lighting and video in the show. He grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and is the son of an artist. Homer has an incredibly artistic eye which shines through in his magic and cinematography. In this interview Homer shares the story of how he went from a being a working close-up magician in a themed magic restaurant to sitting on the stage in Las Vegas surrounded by all of David Copperfield's props in a matter of hours. Homer also gives us an amazing insight into one of the teams real secrets, their attention to detail." Plus "What's Going On?" with Alan "I'm Out" Hudson. The Magicians' Podcast, listen now, via iTunes, Podbean or Spotify. 8.6.19


The South Tyneside International Magic Festival. From the organisers: The South Tyneside International Magic Festival are proud to announce their 12th and 13th Acts: R Paul Wilson and Adam Black! R. Paul Wilson returns with baffling new material for the close-up gala and a workshop for experts and beginners, featuring killer new material and fresh insight for serious performers and enthusiasts. Adam Black is the current Magic Circle Young Magician of the Year. He has had a passion for magic since the age of 10. Adam has also won other awards including the Edinburgh MagicFest Under 18s competition in 2012 (aged just 11!), the IBM British Ring Theo Speaker Cup in 2017 and this year's SAMS Scottish Stage Magician of the Year. Adam is performing his multi award winning act in one of our stage gala shows! They join Mario Marchese (The Maker Magician), Mike Pisciotta, Laura London, Xulio ML, Olivier Macia (Olmac), Maga Giselll, Richard Jones, Mark Shortland, Steve Hewlett, Safire and Matricks. 11th-13th October 2019. To book, please go to our website Only £65 for the full 3 days of magic! Book now as it's limited to 150. 8.6.19


Nate Staniforth 1 Day Workshop. The author of the international hit memoir 'Here Is Real Magic' is coming to the UK to present a very special workshop on Sunday 13th October. Perhaps best-known for Breaking Magic on The Discovery Channel, his lottery prediction illusion and the recently published Clouds and Kingdoms, Nate Staniforth has been blowing the minds of audiences and magicians for the past 10 years. Take a look at some of his YouTube videos (the lottery prediction has more than 1 million views!) and you'll see why. "Nate is one of my favourite magicians in the world." Derren Brown.

Nate writes: "My aim with this workshop is to give everyone a set of specific tools and strategies for amplifying the impact of a routine towards the experience of wonder and magic rather than skillful deception or trickery." Hosted by Jez Rose and just 18 minutes from Peterborough train station, in the comfortable and peaceful surroundings of his purpose-built training barn. From 10am to 4pm with lunch and an open Q&A session at the end. Find out more, visit


Chris Rawlins Mentalism Workshop, MagicWorld, Stockport, Thursday 4th July. From the organisers: Chris Rawlins Private Workshop, Thursday 4th July at 7pm. Expect 3 hours of small group tuition teaching some inside secrets of mentalism and performing. Chris Rawlins is a 29 year old Mind Reader and Memory Performer, based in Manchester. Performing professionally since leaving university, Chris's approach to performing is no nonsense, direct and reliable. So far throughout his career as a performer Chris has spoken at The Session Convention, The Event, given a Penguin Live lecture, and two At The Table lectures. He has also featured in Magic and Genii magazines and released various books, manuscripts and effects to the community. His work is always very well received and highly praised. Outside of the magic world Chris earns his living performing for private and corporate clients; he is not only renowned for his surprising and remarkable demonstrations but also his very unique and charismatic character. This workshop has something for everyone, you will learn reliable, tested and workable material that Chris has performed countless times in the real world. Visit : for full details and to book. Venue: MagicWorld Magic Shop, 342 Wellington Road North, Stockport SK4 5DA (Map). 8.6.19


The MagicWeek Video Archive. This week, the World Magic Awards - Part 1. Jonathan Frakes introduces: The Majestix, Tony Clark, Mark Kalin & Jinger, Jeff Hobson, Franz Harary, Thomas Solomon, Brian Gillis and Max Maven. Produced in 2000 and transmitted on 15th May 2001. Part 2 next week. See The MagicWeek Video Archive. To catch up with past weeks Click Here. 8.6.19


Phillip Northfield - Mind-Reader? The Sitting Rooms, Ludlow, Saturday 22nd June. From the promoters: Bigger, Balder, Better. Returning oddball Phillip Northfield brings his one man show (Mind-Reader?) back to the Ludlow Fringe, with a few new surprises for 2019! An evening of entertainment, mystery and laughter for those who seek it, with manipulation and mind reading aplenty! Phil's past shows have seen him predict human behaviour, reveal PIN codes, and influence seemingly impossible choices. Watch as minds are read, blue and sometimes green; he puts his money where his mouth is in a battle of wits and attempts to redefine how predictable we all truly are in a finale that will leave you scratching your head for weeks. For a unique fringe show experience; unlike anything else you'll see this year, come see Phillip Northfield - Mind-Reader? this Ludlow Fringe. Not suitable for under 15's. Tickets Venue: The Sitting Rooms, The Blue Boar, 52 Mill Street, Ludlow SY8 1BB (Map). 8.6.19


John Derris's Farewell 'KISS' lecture, Bexley Magic Society, 19th June. From the organisers: A memorable evening packed with the method and magic of his unique programme 'KISS' (Keep it Simple Stupid) that secured him world magic bookings for over eight years including Athens, Istanbul, Copenhagen, Marbella, Osaka, Paris, Rabat, St. Petersburg and Buckingham Palace. When John Derris turned professional following retirement from his advertising agency. Plus, the launch of his super, annotated, hard cover, best selling book on magic presentation and routines including the goldfish bowl production, Welded Bliss, the joining of two wedding rings in a glass of champagne, the penetration of a diva’s handbag mirror and other commercial items of close-up and stage. Magicians who gave nodded approval about KISS included Dai Vernon, Roy Walton, Michael Bailey and other noted and working performers who said the new edition is set to become a definitive work for the emerging and established magician. A most important event at the Bexley Magic Society, Barton Hall, Barton Close, Bexleyheath, Kent DA6 8JP (Map). Visitors welcome at £10.00 on the door. 19th June, doors open at 7.30pm. 8.6.19


Merlins of Wakefield. Merlins write: Merlins of Wakefield latest ‘Preview’ for June/July is now available as a download. With 20 pages of new, used and special offers, there are over 100 items of magic. For your copy, email We have several new exclusive items including Colour Match Chips, Deluxe Devils Hank, Die Cast and Sliced. We are also stocking a couple of items that are selling fast: Level One and Flat Pack, get them before they are gone! If you are interested in seeing a great Magic Lecture, then book a place to see Chris Stevenson at the shop on Wednesday 10th July! Also, on Sunday 10th July, we will be holding our annual Magic Auction, for details Click Here. As places are limited, both the Lecture and Auction must be booked in advance! Contact us at or phone on 01924 339933. 8.6.19


Steve Dela lecture at Banished Magicians, Banbury, Oxfordshire. From the organisers: Steve is one of the most decorated magical performers in the world with 19 international awards to his name. These include, ‘UK Close Up Magic Champion’ as awarded by the International Brotherhood of Magicians – a title Steve has now held on two occasions. Steve also made magic history in 2007 by becoming the only magician to win The Rovi Trophy – presented to the UK’s best card magician – three years in a row. Before Steve no performer had ever won this award more than once. Banished Magicians are incredibly excited to be able to host a lecture by such a well respected and entertaining magician. 7.30pm on Tuesday 25th June in Banbury, Oxfordshire. Members: Free. Non-Members: £8 (Under 18’s £5). All are welcome. Please email to reserve your seat or visit for further details. 8.6.19


Colin Skinner presents The Trick with Harrison Richards and Kevin Goodwin, Wednesday 12th June at The Shed, Leicester City Centre. From the promoters: Harrison has predicted the future for celebrities on TV, demonstrated direct mind-to-mind communication on the radio and performed his unbelievable mind magic at numerous events up and down the country. Harrison combines the ancient and mysterious mind reading methods of the past with cutting edge magic, psychology and a healthy dose of humour. Kevin Goodwin - What makes us think? How do our minds work? Why do we sometimes get telepathic feelings? Are people really that easy to Read? These are the things that have always occupied Kevin which he has been on a life-long quest to answer.

Tickets available through Facebook event page. Doors are at 7.30pm, with the first performance beginning at around 8pm. Performance times will be around 40 minutes, with a break in between for you to try and figure out how they did it and head to the bar. Entry starts at £6 in advance, including an Agwa cocktail. Advance tickets will come off sale at 7pm on the day of the event, and you can then get tickets on the door for £7 - but you don't get your free cocktail, and you will not be guaranteed a seat. 18+ Only. This event is proudly sponsored by Agwa. Venue: The Shed, Leicester City Centre, LE1 1UT (Map). See for more info.


Magicseen Lite - Issue 1. From the publishers: We are delighted to announce the release of the first edition of Magicseen Lite. This is a sampler issue of the May regular Magicseen edition, containing some of the features from the original publication. In issue 1 readers will be able to enjoy the major articles on cover star Henry Harrius, and on magic personality Morgan Strebler, learn one of the tricks from the Masterclass, benefit from the advice on avoiding magic burnout by Dominic Reyes, and read a selection of the latest product reviews. The download only Magicseen Lite is completely free and is available from and also from selected dealers such as Card Shark, Vanishing Inc, Black Artefacts, Discount Magic and PropDog. The full regular version of the May issue is also still available for individual purchase in printed and download versions, as well as part of a 1 or 2 year printed or download sub directly from So, download your free version of Magicseen Lite today and get a taster for what the UK's only independent magazine is all about. 8.6.19


Special Guest Night at the Anglian Magic Society. Kyle Sarocen writes: Our next meeting of the Anglian Magic Society is on Tuesday the 18th of June starting at 7.30pm at the White Horse Inn in Trowse, Norwich. We have a special guest night and this talented gentleman has much experience in stage and TV work and is doing a talk about his career in the World of Magic, there will be a lot to learn and you will leave on the night knowing more than you did when you arrived. A night not to be missed. The Anglian Magic Society, The White Horse Inn, The Street, Trowse, Norwich NR14 8ST (Map). 8.6.19


Luca Gallone on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. "Howie Mandel joins the host to talk about America's Got Talent, while Dr Dean Ornish discusses UnDo It! Plus, magician Luca Gallone from London performs a trick." Friday 14th June on ITV2. See TV Magic. 8.6.19


The Psychic Project - London, 12th-22nd June. From the producers: A mind-reading show based on the true story of the Cold War’s psychic spies. In 1972, the Cold War took an unusual turn. The CIA learnt that Russia was investing in mind-control research and achieving some remarkable results. Not wanting to be left behind, US scientists began a secret project to train civilians as psychic spies: stealing secrets, manipulating memories and finding out if thoughts can kill. Drawing on 100,000 pages of declassified documents, David Narayan attempts the CIA’s experiments, seeing if a modern audience can use the same techniques. "Fascinating" World Magic Review. "Inexplicable" Daily Info. "As disturbing as it is astonishing" The Oxford Times. Tickets £16 / £20, or 10% off with the code ‘remoteview’. Book via 8.6.19


The Leamington and Warwick Magic Society Day of Magic. Mike Price writes: Just 2 weeks to go, before The Leamington and Warwick Magic Society's "Day of Magic" Wednesday 19th June. Top lectures by Jon Allen, Lee Thompson and Colonel Custard. Quality magic dealers. The Midlands "Champion of Champions Close Up Competition". Breakfast, Buffet Lunch and BBQ. As well as a friendly welcome. See LWMS website for more information about pre-booking tickets (save money). Tickets are also available on the door. See LWMS website for more information: 8.6.19


Mark Chandaue lecture at the Merlin Magical Society. John Clayton writes: On the 13th June, the Merlin Magical Society is having a lecture by Mark Chandaue. Mark Chandaue is the author of the critically acclaimed Harpacrown. This book has had nothing but rave reviews and has pride of place in the collection of many top pros. In addition to his own book Mark has contributed to several other books including: Isabella’s Star 2 by Peter Turner, When In Rome by Peter Turner, Readings by Peter Turner, Astrological Mentalism by Peter Turner, A Piece of My Mind by Michael Murray. Mark is known for practical material that works in the real world. His lecture includes material from Harpacrown and the upcoming Harpacrown two. Entry is £10 for non-members Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start at Merlin Magical Society, Little Heath Parish Hall, Thornton Road, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire EN6 1JJ (Map) 8.6.19


Marc Oberon lecture - Manchester Circle of Magicians. William Booth writes: Award winning magician Marc Oberon will be lecturing at the Manchester Circle of Magicians on Monday 10th June. 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 or email 8.6.19


Malcolm Norton lecture at Plymouth Magic Circle on Thursday 13th June. From the organisers: Malcolm Norton, professional magician for over 35 years, owner of "Top Secret Magic" and current secretary of the Plymouth Magic Circle, will be presenting his first ever lecture at the club on Thursday 13th June at 7pm. Visiting magicians welcome. Plymouth Magic Circle, The Walrus, Athenaeum Street, Plymouth PL1 2RH (Map). 8.6.19


Travis Perkins Assembly Ferrybridge Day of Magic. From the organisers: Travis Perkins is pleased to announce the date for the 27th Ferrybridge Day of Magic, Sunday 7th July 2019. With two Lecturettes, Dealers and Traders, and the Showette, the day looks promising, and all for £6.00. The venue is The Community Centre, The Square, Ferrybridge, West Yorkshire WF11 8PQ (Map). Doors open 9.45am and the day ends at 5pm. Information can be obtained from: or or 8.6.19


The Mark Leveridge June E-Video Newsletter. The latest half hour online video magazine programme is out and contains the usual interesting mix of magic, advice and information, including: The Teach In - a stand up show prediction effect is explained using a glass, a silk and a tube! Top Tips - how to promote yourself all the time you are performing. The Strolling Magician Unplugged - part 17 looks at effective offline marketing. Web Offers - an unusual TricKlip routine and a recently released ebook on offer are both discussed. 60 Seconds To Success - how to take the worry out of quoting high show fees. The Review Corner - comments on Javi Benitez's Gypsy Thread effect El Hilo. Access to the half hour video programme can be had for as little as £2.00 with a 1 year sub, so to watch a trailer and to get more information or to order, go to 8.6.19


The Collection of Jim Rawlins Part II. This auction includes 450 lots of finely curated apparatus, books, stage worn costumes, ephemera, and memorabilia from Harry Houdini, Edgar Bergen, and other popular 20th century magicians and performers. June 29th, 2019. See 8.6.19


Ulster Society of Magicians AGM. James Hobart writes: At the AGM of the Ulster Society of Magicians last Monday Paul Gomac handed over to our new Chairman Paul Heaney. They are joined on Committee by Peter Gunn (Vice Chairman), George Bleeks (Secretary), James Hobart (Assistant Secretary), Craig Gill (Treasurer) and Committee members John Donnelly, David Lillie and Trevor Price. Following the success of Belfast MagiCon 2019 another magic-packed year is planned with the usual mix of guest lectures, club nights and social activities, including a return to the Park Avenue Hotel for the Annual Chairman’s Dinner on 21st March 2020. Full details on joining the society, our history and activities, can be found on the website 8.6.19


A Trespasser's Guide to the Classics, Friday 14th June on BBC Radio 4 Extra. In 19th-century Whitby, a magician prepares to compete with Harry Houdini at a major international magic convention. When a ship carrying a cargo of 50 coffins runs aground on the town's beach, he suspects Houdini of pulling a huge publicity stunt. He also notices strange bite marks on the neck of a woman he's just met. Comedy in which writers John Nicholson and Richard Katz join Javier Marzan to derail the plots of great works of fiction. First broadcast in 2017.See TV Magic. 8.6.19


"Masters of Magic World Convention 2019" YouTube • "BGT Magician 'X' Unmasked as Former Contestant Marc Spelmann" YouTube • "Who is Britain’s Got Talent runner-up X – aka magician Marc Spelmann? Click Here • "Star illusionist Hans Klok moving into Thunderland on Las Vegas Strip" Click Here • Simon Rosselli reviews Paul Megram's "It’s all about the Tricks" lecture, Click Here • "Derren Brown admits he used magic skills to steal music from Harrods as a teen" Click Here • "Winner of Penn & Teller Fool Us, Illusionist Ivan Amodei Brings Secrets & Illusions To Southern California Stages" Click Here • "The downsides of positive thinking" Click Here • That's it for another week - see you next week, Duncan. 8.6.19