Number 1085 - Saturday 10th April 2021

 

Game of Talents. Tonight at 7.30pm on ITV. From the producers: Eight performers, eight incredible talents. In Game of Talents performers will entertain and amaze. But there’s a catch – the viewers and the contestants have no idea what those talents are. Can you tell the fire eater from the footballer or the line dancer from the lion tamer? Vernon Kay presents this brand-new ITV series in which two contestants will battle it out each week to guess the talents, as they compete for the chance to win a life changing sum of money. Two celebrities will help them to make the right decisions before the performers "Show us your talent". New trailer: YouTube. See TV Magic for details. [A number of magicians will be appearing throughout the series. DT]. 10.4.21

 

International Magic reopen their magic shop on Monday 12th April.

We open the shop again on Monday 12th April according to Government regulations. Hours are:
Monday 12th April - Midday until 5.30pm
Tuesday 13th April - Closed
Wednesday 14th April - Midday until 5.30pm
Thursday 15th April - Midday until 5.30pm
Friday 16th April - Midday until 5.30pm
Saturday 17th April Midday until 5.30pm
Sunday 18th April - Closed
Check the website for updates on continuous opening times: www.internationalmagic.com.
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Merlins of Wakefield - magic shop reopens on Monday 12th April.

In line with government guidelines face masks and social distancing will still be in place until further notice. The shop opening times for now are:

Monday 12th April 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 14th April 10am - 4pm
Friday16th April 10am - 4pm
Saturday 17th April 10am - 4pm
Monday 19th April 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 21st April 10am - 4pm
Friday 23rd April 10am - 4pm
Saturday 24th Apr Closed
Monday 26th April 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 28th April 10am - 4pm
Friday 30th Apr April 10am - 4pm
Saturday 1st May 10am - 4pm
Monday 3rd May Closed (Bank Holiday)

Merlins will be reviewing their opening hours monthly. For the latest information see www.merlinswakefield.co.uk. 10..4.21

 

Blackpool Magic Virtual Convention 2021 - just one week to go! A free online event from a locked down Winter Gardens (our 'thank you' for your continued support) starring: John Archer, Ben Hart, Ali Cook, Brendon Rodrigues, Marc Oberon, Romany, Paul R Wilson, Phil Hitchcock, Sam Hurst, Graeme Shaw, Noah Kelly, John Kimmons and Gary Dunn. Plus Special Guests! On Facebook Live. No booking required, Sunday 18th April at 6pm GMT. 10..4.21

 

Anthony Owen. Andy Nyman writes: Astonishingly April 12th will be the second anniversary of Anthony Owen’s death. It’s still seems impossible to me that one of my best friends could take his own life without me having a clue it would happen. Male suicide continues to be a major problem that devastates and this year in particular has put terrible strains on our mental health. The concerns and pressure we feel to be providers for ourselves and our families has been so difficult as our income streams have been taken away from us. If you or a friend have been struggling, please reach out to someone and tell them. If you need to do that in confidence visit CALM and talk to them. They will help and phone lines are open every day from 5pm-midnight. www.thecalmzone.net/help/get-help

Anthony’s family still need support, so any help you can give, no matter how small, will really make a huge difference to his children’s futures: www.gofundme.com/f/anthony-owen-family-fund. Let’s stay strong, stay positive, be vigilant towards our friends and loved ones and keep treating each other with kindness. Love to all, Andy x.
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Penn and Teller's First Final UK Tour - rescheduled dates. June 2021 moves to June 2023. From the promoter: These shows will feature Penn & Teller's classic magic performed live with their unique brand of humour and audience participation and will feature never before seen tricks in the UK. For over 45 years as magic's most outrageous and innovative team, Penn & Teller are Emmy award-winning TV stars, best-selling authors and Las Vegas icons. Their Showtime series, 'Penn & Teller: BS!' was nominated for 16 Emmys. Past ventures were the highly successful ITV's 'Penn & Teller Fool Us!' hosted by Jonathan Ross on Saturday nights and 'Penn & Teller Tell A Lie' for Discovery Channel and Channel 5's 'Fool Us in Vegas' TV show is in the 7th series.

Penn says "We’ve been working together 45 years and are now coming out of the longest break we've ever had from working together. We are so excited to start touring in the UK playing our favorite theaters. Is this our last UK tour? We don't know, but you're welcome to buy tickets and hope for that, while we'll be hoping for more final tours than the Stones and Cher put together." Don’t miss your chance to see the funniest and most unique magicians in the world in this brand new show.

 

4th-5th June 2023, O2 Apollo Manchester www.viagogo.co.uk
8th-9th June 2023, New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham www.viagogo.co.uk

13th-18th June 2023, Eventim Apollo, London: www.ticketmaster.co.uk. 10..4.21

 

Introducing E-Club Pro Select. Mark Leveridge's online magic resource, E-Club Pro, has hundreds of great ideas included for members to access at any time they want. There is magic explained for close up, stand up, mentalism and children's work, and every effect bears the hallmark of Mark's professional experience. If you are not a member, all of this great material is normally unavailable to you, but now Mark is pleased to announce a new initiative which will change this situation a little. E-Club Pro Select is a special section in the MLM online shop where at any one time you will find 10 products extracted from the E-Club Pro vaults and made available for individual sale at just £7.00 each. Every month two of the tricks will be removed and two new ones from E-Club Pro will be added, which means that there will regularly be fresh magic ideas for you to consider. This is an ideal way for non-members of E-Club Pro to get hold of some of the magic normally only available to members. To see which items are currently in the E-Club Pro Select range, go to www.markleveridge.co.uk. 10.4.21

 

The MagicWeek Video Archive. A new magic clip or show every week! This week, the inimitable Ali Bongo on Five Magic Minutes in 1980. See The MagicWeek Video Archive. To catch up with more from The MagicWeek Video Archive Click Here. 10.4.21

 

Jay Sankey Online Lecture - Blackpool Magicians' Club, Tuesday 13th April at 8pm. From the organisers: Jay Sankey, the hit of Blackpool 2019 presents this unique online event for Blackpool Magicians Club. Very Limited places so book fast! Jay Sankey is a true magician’s magician and is widely considered to be one of the most original thinkers and finest magic teachers alive today. He is also one of the most prolific magic creators on the planet. While many of his creative contemporaries have a few dozen original routines to their credit, at last count Jay has created well over 1500 original magic effects. "Jay is one of the most creative magicians alive today." Genii magazine. See www.eventbrite.co.uk for more info and to book. 10..4.21

 

Jeremy Griffith Talking Shtick with Mark James. Mark writes: Jeremy Griffith. Two words: Lost Angelus. If you know, you know. This episode is an incredible chat with one of the nicest, most talented people I've met in magic. It's packed full of warmth, honest and incredible advice. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Via your favourite listening platform including Podbean. 10..4.21

 

Wayne & Mike’s Coffee Morning. This week Mike presents a few unseen clips from previous editions: YouTube. 10..4.21

 

Final Call For The Inner Circle Zoom Session. On Wednesday 21st April at 7.30pm BST Mark Leveridge will be holding his interactive Inner Circle Zoom Session. This two hour event will feature eight of the most popular topics as selected by attendees from a list of a dozen varied choices. There wil be practical magic performed and explained, plus Mark will use his experience to give pertinent opinion on a number of advice topics. It's a great opportunity to join in with an interesting and enjoyable magic evening, to have a say in the session content, and to mix with other attendees from around the world. The last date that registrations can be accepted is Sunday 18th April, and so if you would like to join, you need to do it soon. The cost is just £10.00 and you can get more information as well as submit your registration at www.markleveridge.co.uk. 10..4.21

 

Magicians Advice Podcast. Hosted by Phil Taylor and Ian Brennan. This week, two editions: First (April 3rd) with magic guest Craig Petty and then (April 6th) an Easter 2021 round-up: www.magiciansadvice.com. 10..4.21

 

Northern Magic Circle: Convention 21 - online, today from 10am. NMC Secretary Brian Lead writes: Founded in April 1956, the Northern Magic Circle celebrates its 65th birthday this year. Traditionally, Easter heralds a NMC convention, but this year we are having to take our celebrations online. A day of magical festivities will begin at 10am on Saturday, 10th April, with welcomes from NMC President Roy Field and British Ring President Alan Maskell. During the day you will be able to browse in the Dealers' Room, visiting the Ace Magic Studio, Merlins of Wakefield and Mark Leveridge Magic, among others. Lectures, ranging in theme from children’s magic to the History Mystery, will be presented by Wayne Goodman, Martin Duffy, Walt Lees, Darren Mac, Jon Marshall and Roy Field.

 

Throughout the day there will be performances from Neil Roberts (as the Mandarin), Michael ‘High Jinx’ Jordan, Stephen Bridges, Chris Cross, John Russell, Sheriton Swan, Paul Guy, Graeme Shaw, Stuart Clarkson and Lorenzo. The day will close, of course, with a gala show featuring some of the above, along with Brian Sefton, Clive Moore and Jeani, Steve Gore, John and Carol Pye, Dave Andrew, Rick and Carol Tynan, Ray Roberts and Brian Lead.

 

This is an event we hope you won’t want to miss, so please accept this free invitation. Programme details are still being finalised owing to a steady influx of new video performances, but you can keep up to date via our website www.northernmagiccircle.org.uk or email convention@northernmagiccircle.org.uk for the password to a world of magic. 10.4.21

 

Silk to Chocolate by Sean Yang - Magicbox. Exclusive Magicbox version: No DIY, ready to go, includes everything you need, with exclusive video instructions. Love Silk to Egg? So do we... however it has a few drawbacks: The mess you are left with afterwards. Matching the gimmick with an egg you have, breaking the egg prematurely! With Silk to Chocolate you don’t have any of those issues to worry about. It's perfect for Zoom shows, Stage, Cabaret, Close-up, Socially distanced shows, Restaurants, Close-up for kids and more. Show a silk and tuck it into a closed fist. With a gentle blow, the silk has transformed into a gorgeous chocolate! A new rendition to the classic effect "Silk to Egg"! Replace the egg with a chocolate, making the effect seemingly more impromptu and delicious! To conclude, you can even give out the chocolate as a souvenir at the end of the routine! Find out more and watch a demonstration at www.magicbox.uk.com. 10..4.21

 

Pro 4 Wallet by ProShow Magic - Alakazam Magic. For a great application using this wallet, check out Komedy Killer by John Archer on Educating Archer DVD or Streaming Video. "An outstanding bit of thinking and a very well engineered and top quality prop. Endless, is the word that describes the potential of this wallet." Mick Wilson. This is the very first wallet of its kind. Offering four distinct outs, any of which can be made to seemingly appear in the same (identical) compartment. Add an envelope and double faced cards and you can quite easily increase this to eight outs. In fact the possibilities for Pro 4 Wallet are almost endless. "Smart bit of kit." Mark Elsdon. See www.alakazam.co.uk. 10..4.21

 

A Show For All Seasons by Christopher T Magician - Practical Magic. No Christmas show? No Halloween show? No Princess show? No problem! Everything you need to build your own fully themed show is here, divided into three fun to read sections: 1. Four Lists – Want to know one of the secrets of Christopher T. Magician’s Success? Lists! And making your own themed show is as easy as making a few of them! Here, Christopher shares the four lists he compiles that automatically build the structure and outline for any themed show at all! 2. The Adapting Tricks Collection – This Collection contains fourteen tricks that can easily be adapted and built around any theme! Christopher shares detailed method instructions along with tons of examples to get your creative juices flowing! 3. Making it – Christopher gets in depth, providing step-by-step, detailed directions for building your own original adapted magic creations. All it takes is a little printing, cutting, and gluing, and you’ll have tricks unique to you and your show! Along with the theory, Christopher includes fourteen of his new favourite kid show routines, fully-scripted and totally interactive. For full contents and to order see www.practical-magic.com. 10..4.21

 

Animal Antics - Mark Leveridge Magic: This is a wonderful fun magic routine for children’s shows using some animal picture cards taken from the picture deck used with the children’s game called Donkey. Six children do mimes of the six different animals shown on the cards and a seventh child selects his favourite. The magician turns out to have a picture of that selection in his wallet or in a small envelope already on his table. This effect is supplied as an E-Routine, which is a downloadable PDF text file: www.markleveridge.co.uk. 10..4.21

 

Appearing Flower Pot from Silks - Merlins of Wakefield. "Produced and Designed by Tora Magic Company, the magician shows several colorful silks to the audience one after the other. He takes all of the colorful silks in hands and shakes them, suddenly a big flower pot appears from the silks! The flower pot is so big!!!! This item is produced with high quality and beautiful Feather Flowers!" www.merlinswakefield.co.uk. 10..4.21

 

The Medway Magical Society, this year celebrating its 75th anniversary, held its AGM on April 6th. Guy Wade was elected as Secretary, taking over from Tim Decker, who retains the role of Treasurer. Pete Donnelly was re-elected as President, and the remainder of the Committee remains unchanged.

 

The Society welcomes new Members from Kent and Medway, and has a growing number of Affiliates from across the country, who are able to participate in meetings via Zoom. To become an Affiliate all that is required is a genuine interest in magic. For more information, including about upcoming meetings and lectures, please see the Society's website: www.medwaymagicalsociety.org.uk. Tim Meadley, Vice President. 10..4.21

 

Ricky Jay portrait. Artist Jay Fortune writes: At 6pm tonight (Saturday 10th April), I’m releasing my latest mini-print from my series of magician paintings. My Ricky Jay portrait is beautifully presented in this quality mini-print on premium silk stock. I will hand-sign your print and dispatch from my studio next week. Plus, as we are still in lockdown, I’m also making this exclusive mini-print available on sale for only £10 plus p&p (RRP £30). Don’t miss out. To get yours, please visit www.jayfortune.co.uk at 6pm tonight! Later this month, I’m also offering further lockdown specials on my original art; join my VIP Private Members List for free to be among the first to hear and acquire new pieces for your collection. Sign-up free when placing your order for your Ricky Jay mini-print. 10..4.21

 

David Regal's Colour Changing Knives - PropDog: It isn’t a secret that one staff member at PropDog has posters of David Regal on his walls, so it is no surprise that they teamed up with David to bring his Colour Changing Knives to the UK. The routine doesn’t differ wildly from the traditional, but David Regal has added a light-hearted premise which justifies why you are carrying a knife and the colour changes. However the really big difference is the knives themselves. These aren’t modified off the shelf knives but purposely designed props for this effect. The look and weight is just perfect. This effect has been popular for generations and has been performed by the greats such as Ascanio; it has just been waiting for the Regal touch! The first sets sold out immediately, but a handful of the latest delivery are still available. David Regal’s Colour Changing Knives: www.propdog.co.uk. 10..4.21

 

The MagicWeek Mystery Box. The MagicWeek Mystery Box sold at 9.20am last Saturday. If you were intrigued by the first teaser photo that I revealed (Click Here) and tried to work out what was what, then here's what you'd have seen in Week 2 and then Week 3 (and yes, that really was all three years of the Essential Magic Conference, the 24 disc DVD set, still factory sealed!). Buyer P.S. kindly emailed: "Just to let you know the box arrived safe and sound and beautifully packaged. It is a terrific collection that you have sent - personal highlights are Tommy Wonder's Books of Wonder, the Amnesia Deck and the Omega Mutation DVDs but there are so many great items that I shall enjoy them all. Thanks again and it was a fun way to buy unexpected magic!"10.4.21

 

"Tributes to the Devon man who discovered Michael Barrymore, Gary Wilmot and Joe Pasquale" Click Here • "Cloquet magician, 10, goes virtual with card tricks" Click Here • "A Local High-Tech Magician Dials Up a Trick to Fool Penn and Teller" Click Here • "Renowned magician discovered love of magic at Havering school" Click Here • Your UK magic news is always welcome, see you next week, Duncan. 10.4.21

 

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Number 1084 - Saturday 3rd April 2021

 

Blackpool Magic Convention 2021 - Performers announced! The Blackpool Magicians Club proudly presents a unique event from a locked down Winter Gardens as a way of thanking you for your continued support. This is a free event starring: John Archer, Ben Hart, Ali Cook, Brendon Rodrigues, Marc Oberon, Romany, Paul R Wilson, Phil Hitchcock, Sam Hurst, Graeme Shaw, Noah Kelly, John Kimmons and Gary Dunn. Plus Special Guests! Sunday 18th April at 6pm GMT only on Facebook Live. 3.4.21

 

Blackpool Magic Convention 2022 - Book from Monday, April 5th. BMC write: Blackpool Magicians' Club are pleased to announce that the online booking site for the 2022 convention will go live on Monday 5th April at 10am: www.blackpoolmagicconvention.com. Details of previously purchased tickets have been transferred, and we will contact registrants in January 2022 with full convention details. 3.4.21

 

Northern Magic Circle: Convention 21 - online, Saturday 10th April. NMC Secretary Brian Lead writes: Founded in April 1956, the Northern Magic Circle celebrates its 65th birthday this year. Traditionally, Easter heralds a NMC convention, but this year we are having to take our celebrations online. A day of magical festivities will begin at 10am on Saturday, 10th April, with welcomes from NMC President Roy Field and British Ring President Alan Maskell. During the day you will be able to browse in the Dealers' Room, visiting the Ace Magic Studio, Merlins of Wakefield and Mark Leveridge Magic, among others. Lectures, ranging in theme from children’s magic to the History Mystery, will be presented by Wayne Goodman, Martin Duffy, Walt Lees, Darren Mac, Jon Marshall and Roy Field.

 

Throughout the day there will be performances from Neil Roberts (as the Mandarin), Michael ‘High Jinx’ Jordan, Stephen Bridges, Chris Cross, John Russell, Sheriton Swan, Paul Guy, Graeme Shaw, Stuart Clarkson and Lorenzo. The day will close, of course, with a gala show featuring some of the above, along with Brian Sefton, Clive Moore and Jeani, Steve Gore, John and Carol Pye, Dave Andrew, Rick and Carol Tynan, Ray Roberts and Brian Lead.

 

This is an event we hope you won’t want to miss, so please accept this free invitation. Programme details are still being finalised owing to a steady influx of new video performances, but you can keep up to date via our website www.northernmagiccircle.org.uk or email convention@northernmagiccircle.org.uk for the password to a world of magic. 3.4.21

 

Magic Goes Wrong - the UK tour. Back with their biggest comedy catastrophe to date, multi award-winning Mischief (The Play That Goes Wrong, BBC One's The Goes Wrong Show) return to the stage with their hilarious new show created with magic legends, Penn & Teller.


A hapless gang of magicians are staging an evening of grand illusion to raise cash for charity. But as the magic turns to mayhem, accidents spiral out of control and so does their fundraising target! Raising the bar with their dare-devil stunts, jaw-dropping feats and irresistible comedy genius, Mischief’s Magic Goes Wrong comes to Leeds Grand Theatre direct from the West End. Book your tickets now, before they vanish out of sight (or sellout!).

 

Tour Dates:

Leicester, Curve: 16th - 24th July 2021

The Lowry, Salford: 27th - 31st July 2021

Congress Theatre, Eastbourne: 3rd - 8th August 2021
Cambridge, Arts Theatre: 10th - 21st August 2021
Newcastle, Theatre Royal: 23rd - 28th August 2021
Leeds, Grand Theatre: 30th August - 4th September 2021
Southampton, Mayflower Theatre: 26th - 30th October 2021
Theatre Royal Bath: 9th - 21st November 2021

For more info and to book see www.mischiefcomedy.com

For London Dates (from October) see www.nimaxtheatres.com3.4.21

 

The Secret Connection. Come and share The Secret Connection with Dr Will Houstoun as he takes you on a journey through magic, from The Golden Age right up to the present day. During the show you will see some classic pieces of magic, as well as cutting edge effects that have never been seen before.

The experience is interactive, hosted online through Zoom, and lasts 70 minutes. Each household ticket comes with a box of props for the show, including a Limited Edition deck of custom playing cards. The show is perfect for individuals, or even groups of friends and family in different households. Playing from 15th April on Thursdays (7.30pm), Fridays and Saturdays (7pm and 8.45pm). Price: £49 for household tickets (including box of props sent in the post prior to the show). See www.secretconnection.co.uk for more info and to book. 
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Wayne & Mike’s Coffee Morning. Wayne and Mike start every Friday with a chat, a coffee and a surprise guest. This week: Episode 9. 'A Support Act Reunion' Part 2, with Phil Hitchcock, Keelan Leyser, David Penn, Scott Penrose and Duncan Trillo. YouTube3.4.21

 

The MagicWeek Video Archive. A new magic clip or show every week! This week, Michael Ammar's Cups and Balls routine from 'The World's Greatest Magic' in 1998. See The MagicWeek Video Archive. To catch up with more from The MagicWeek Video Archive Click Here3.4.21

 

Mind Reader extraordinaire Chris Cox is on video call to the Blue Peter studio and reads the minds of Adam Beales, Lindsey Russell and Richie Driss. He also mind reads two Blue Peter superfans, but more than this he is awarded a second Blue Peter badge. Respect. YouTube3.4.21

 

[Update: SOLD! 9.20am, Saturday]

The MagicWeek Mystery Box... let’s have some fun! Like many I’ve been having a sort-out, and apart from listing some classic Hi-Fi on eBay that's been languishing in a bedroom cupboard for many years I have put together the first and only MagicWeek Mystery Box! It contains 40+ items in 'excellent' to 'as new' to 'factory sealed' condition. In fact it's crammed full of magical, bubble-wrapped goodies (DVDs, books, tricks), and double-boxed for extra protection. There's only one, it is ready to go, and it really is a bargain at £150 (it really is!).

 

Here's a teaser photo: Click Here. Simply email for PayPal payment details and it will be yours (first come, first served as there is only one). There are just two conditions: 1.) Please do not email unless you are ready to make immediate payment via PayPal, and 2.) After it arrives email MagicWeek to let us know how happy this exercise in magical retail therapy has made you, so that we can publish your email the following week, and don't be shy about listing some, or all, of the contents (your name can be reduced to just your initials if you prefer anonymity).

 

Or, wait until next week if it hasn't gone (highly unlikely) when the price will have gone up to £175, but a little more of the contents will be revealed in the photo... or wait another week when the price will have gone up to £200, but even more will be revealed... or (I know, this is getting very silly) wait a further week when the price will have gone up to a final £250, but the entire contents will be revealed and it will still be seen to be a bargain! DT. 3.4.21

 

Carisa Hendrix Talking Shtick with Mark James. Carisa Hendrix is a respected magician and variety artist, known for her skills as a circus stunt girl and bubble performer. She’s been featured in the Guinness Book of World Records and Ripley’s Believe it or Not. This ten-times award-winning performer has been thrilling audiences all over the world with her iconic characters and her precise comedic flare. Talking Shtick with Mark James. Via your favourite listening platform including Podbean3.4.21

 

Magicseen Lite Issue 12 - April 2021. From the publishers: If you have enjoyed the previous free taster issues from Magicseen Magazine, you will hopefully be interested in getting your hands on the latest edition just released. The contents for Lite #12 have been extracted from the March main full issue (#97) and include the following. We offer the full interview with cover star The Amazing Johnathan, a man who loves nothing better than to stir up his audiences! We include a fascinating feature article called Serial Winners, in which, with the help of Marc Oberon, Edward Hilsum and Shawn Farquhar, we investigate what it takes to win high level magic competitions not just once, but several times. There is a thoughtful piece by Jake Strong that explains how magicians can earn the trust of their spectators, and in an extract from the Masterclass, we offer you Andi Gladwin's routine Pocket Mule. Add to this a page of Magic By Numbers with some fun facts, and a selection of the product reviews, and hopefully you will agree that this gives you a worthwhile taste of what the full issue contains. Available in digital format only, you can download your free copy right now from www.magicseen.com3.4.21

 

David Blaine: Beyond Magic. Following his critically acclaimed ratings smash David Blaine: Real or Magic, Blaine returns with his most revealing performance yet, which has been two years in the making. Blaine pulls the lid off his signature brand of street magic, sparking reactions that will leave audiences in awe and defy all expectations. Magic meets documentary in the one-hour special, as Blaine blows the minds of some of the most recognisable celebrities in the world, including David Beckham, Johnny Depp, Drake, Steph Curry, Dave Chappelle, John Travolta, Patrick Stewart, Emma Stone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, among others. (Repeat) Saturday 3rd April on Sky One. See TV Magic3.4.21

 

The MLM E-Video Newsletter April 2021. The very latest edition of the monthly online magic video programme is ready, featuring: The Teach In – this time Mark reveals an interesting use for a classic magic principle. Pro Peeks – E-Club Pro’s Lecture Room has many effects from Mark's live lectures, and this month a neat card effect is offered from one of them. Keeping Control Unplugged – part 10 concentrates on getting pre-show logistics right. Web Offers – info on a quick, easy coin effect and an audio book which are both on offer in April. 60 Seconds To Success – pertinent advice about presenting Zoom magic shows for lay people. The Review Corner – Seth Race’s Keynote comes under the spotlight. Access to the complete 30 minute programme is available to anyone who is signed up to Mark Leveridge's free E-Club Lite. Membership brings a monthly newsletter which is full of information, advice and freebies, plus it contains the link to the latest E-Video Newsletter. To sign up now for E-Club Lite go to www.markleveridge.co.uk3.4.21

 

Sunday Night at the London Palladium - tomorrow. Jimmy Tarbuck hosts the first colour edition of the show, from 1966, featuring Roy Orbison, Judith Durham, the Seekers, Julie Rogers, The Biasinis, Silvan and Ray Fell. The last time I listed this show I missed it myself so am looking forward to it this time around. Sunday 4th April at 8pm on Talking Pictures TV. See TV Magic3.4.21

 

Three recent online magic lectures are reviewed this week:

Grant Maidment's lecture for Hull and Leeds Magic Circles is reviewed by Ray Burrell Click Here.

Marc Kerstein's lecture for the South London Magic Society is reviewed by Simon Rosselli, Click Here

Chris Wardle’s lecture for Hull Magicians Circle and Leeds Magic Circle is reviewed by Jon Marshall Click Here3.4.21

 

Trevor George (1st June 1924 - 28th March 2021) is remembered by his granddaughter Ami Lauren, Click Here. (Billie and Trevor George were a wonderful couple and gave me my first professional magic 'break' with a string of engagements in Torquay hotels over Christmas 1979. DT.) 3.4.21

 

"Jeremy Dyson & Andy Nyman's Hit Horror Ghost Stories Lands In Melbourne" Click Here • "Your Brain: The Invisible Magician" Click Here • "Magician Ricky Jay-Jay escapes rat race" Click Here • "Waltham magician baffles Penn & Teller in amazing mind-reading Zoom performance" Click Here • "Birmingham magician who saw bookings ‘disappear’ says pandemic ‘saved me from breakdown’" Click Here • "Is Murray Sawchuck The Hardest-Working Performer On The Las Vegas Strip?" Click Here • Have a Happy Easter, see you next week, Duncan. 3.4.21

 

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