Number 844 - 27th August 2016

 

A Night of Wonders, Gorleston Pavilion, Norfolk. Following the devastating fire at the Great Yarmouth Indoor Market, A Night of Wonders is being staged to support magic dealer Mike Wallis, of Wallis’s Wonders Magic Shop, who lost his stock, life savings and livelihood in the fire.
This fantastic family magic show features top magicians and performers from the area:
Roy Davenport of Davenports Magic Kingdom with his award winning act.
Sean Alexander flying in from Norway to present his sensational illusions.
Steve Zebs brings his comedy magic to the stage.
The Victorian Conjuror will transport the audience back in time.
Steve Majes will thrill with his levitation abilities.

The Angels of Magic an all girl illusion act.

Paul Henri ventriloquism and comedy.

Tracey Dean singing for you

Olly Day will host, with his unique brand of comedy. Please support this one-off event; all artistes are appearing free of charge and Gorleston Pavilion has donated the use of the theatre. Saturday September 24th at 7.30pm. Doors open 6.45pm. Close-up magicians will perform throughout the audience prior to the show. Tickets £15 or Family Tickets £40 (2 adults and up to 2 children). Gorleston Pavilion Theatre Box Office 01493 662832 or book online www.gorlestonpavilion.co.uk. Pavilion Theatre, Pier Gardens, Gorleston, Norfolk NR31 6PP (Map). 27.8.16

 

No Tricks: An Evening with Derren Brown. Derren Brown talks about happiness, the subject of his latest book, Happy. This is your chance to meet the man and delve into his extraordinary mind. The talk will be followed by an extended time for Derren to answer any questions you might have. Early booking recommended.

Saturday 24th September – Assembly Hall, Tunbridge Wells.
Sunday 25th September – The Anvil, Basingstoke.
Saturday, 1st October – Concert hall, Reading.
Friday 21st October – The Hawth, Crawley.
With more dates to be announced.

See www.derrenbrown.co.uk for details. 27.8.16

 

V&A Museum acquire Tommy Cooper collection. "The collection, which includes his 'gag file' and magic tricks, will be displayed in the autumn. The V&A Museum has acquired the largest collection of Tommy Cooper memorabilia, tracing the life and legacy of the comedy legend. One of the centerpieces of the collection is Cooper's 'gag file' - his system for meticulously storing jokes only a small percentage of which he actually performed. It also includes documents relating to the inner workings of his career, such as contracts which date back to 1946, and some he was not able to fulfill following his sudden passing in 1984." To read the full story by Will Longman see www.whatsonstage.com. 27.8.16

 

Magic & Mixology - the underground close-up magic sensation is returning to The Vaults, Waterloo, London in September. From the organisers: Following its sell-out success, Magic & Mixology returns to the Vaults on September 10th. In a world of camera tricks, clever lighting and deceptive editing, the best way to experience top-class magic is up close - right in front of your eyes. Step into an underground world of liquor and legerdemain and experience the impossible in your own hands. Witness an hour of top class magic at 7pm, 8pm or 9pm and enjoy the rest of the evening in the atmospheric Vaults bar with exclusive magic cocktails. The shows will feature Katherine Mills – Star of TV’s ‘Katherine Mills: Mind Games’; Brendan Rodrigues - Magic Circle Close-Up Magician of the Year 2016 and Tony Middleton - Headliner of 'The Magic Hour'. See www.thevaults.london. Prices: £15.00 - £21.00. 27.8.16

 

Christian Magicians UK first National Conference, 13th to 17th February 2017. Austin Siviter writes: Christian Magicians UK are pleased to announce their first national conference, 13th to 17th February 2017 (our 30th conference as an organisation). The Venue: High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddesdon. The present lineup: Steve Gore - a truly versatile entertainer who regularly performs magic of all types from close-up magic and balloon modelling at weddings and functions to children's parties and stage illusions to comedy magic. He has been performing magic for over twenty-five years. Steve has been a performer at the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, where he was introduced as "The Happiest Magician on the Planet!" His experience and professionalism will add that touch of magic and entertainment to brighten up your day. Dave Allen - Comedy Magician and Ventriloquist. Dave has been performing from the age of 5, after his first ever magic show in a Hotel Playroom in Bournemouth. Now a full time professional entertainer with a very unique and endearing style his family show uses a mix of comedy magic and some very baffling illusions and also original ventriloquist routines using members of the audience and some very special puppet guests. Audiences young and old all agree that Dave Allen will leave you amazed and spellbound. Dave is the proud winner of many titles including being International Comedy Act of the Year 2010/11, for the International Brotherhood of Magicians (British Ring) and is also the current holder of British Isles Family Entertainer of the Year, and the W.A.M. Stage Magician and Close Up Magician of the Year 2008. Conference planning is still on-going and there's much more to come, so watch this space and the website www.christianmagiciansuk.org for further announcements. 27.8.16

 

Paul Gordon Lecture: Houdini's Magic Bar, Broadstairs. Sam Watson writes: Houdini's Magic Bar, located in Broadstairs, Kent, is pleased to announce our second lecturer for our Black Card Club on Monday 29th August; Paul Gordon. Paul Gordon one of the UK's leading magicians, an award-winning member of the Sussex Magic Circle and an Associate of the Inner Magic Circle. An expert at sleight of hand and the author of Gold Dust. We welcome magicians, and those learning magic and with genuine interest. £10 on door, £5 to Black Card Members. Houdini's Magic Bar, 158 High Street, Broadstairs, Kent CT10 1JB (Map). See www.facebook.com/houdinismagicbar. 27.8.16

 

'Teamagic' were out on the streets of Buxton last weekend, promoting the public shows being run in conjunction with the 80th convention of The British Ring to be held in Buxton next month. The Sooty Show is at 10.30am on Saturday morning, 10th September, and in the evening the International Stars of Magic and Variety hits the stage of the Opera House. President Elect Clive Moore (third right) had rounded up a few members of Derby Magic Circle and The Order of The Magi to assist with leaflet distribution and making free balloon animals for children. The convention is from 8th – 11th September and details are on www.magicconvention.co.uk with accommodation details on www.visitbuxton.co.uk. Oh, by the way, what does this ‘youthful’ team all have in common? They all remember the original Sooty show – and are proud of it! Geoffrey Newton PRO. 27.8.16

 

Traditional Japanese magician ‘Tezuma’ to perform in Trafalgar Square at the Japan Matsuri 2016 Festival on Sunday 25th September. London’s very own and much loved festival of Japanese culture – Japan Matsuri – returns this year on Sunday 25th September to Trafalgar Square, and it’s absolutely free! Now in its 8th year and a regular fixture in the London calendar, this energetic annual event brings people together to enjoy an amazing day of Japanese food, music, dance and so much more. This year there are special appearances from a number of renowned Japanese performers, including the unmissable Joji Hirota. The London Taiko Drummers will also captivate you with their mighty thunder drum sound while magician Taiju Fujiyama will dazzle you with traditional Japanese magic. Everything kicks off bright and early at 10am and the action runs non-stop all the way through until 8pm in the evening. See www.japanmatsuri.com and www.japanesemagic.jp. 27.8.16

 

The MagicWeek Video Archive. This week, a little magical mischief from Mandy Muden in an appearance on Bradley Walsh's 'The Big Stage' that went out in April 2000: The MagicWeek Video Archive. To catch up with past weeks, Click Here. 27.8.16

 

Perth Magic Circle. Adrian Harris writes: Perth Magic Circle resume meetings for the 2016-17 season on Wednesday 7th September in the Perth & District Ex-Servicemens Club (commencing 7.30pm). Our new incoming President, Phill Sharp, has some new innovative ideas for our regular meetings, plus a couple of surprises hidden up his sleeve which he thinks the members will find interesting - and fun. Perth Magic Circle is a small group of magic enthusiasts whose aim is to make the meetings fun nights with the emphasis being on letting anyone participate. The meetings are held on the First and Third Wednesday of each month through to June 2017 and a warm welcome is extended to all magicians visiting Perth or the surrounding area. For more information about the club, contact the Secretary, adrian.harris@blueyonder.co.uk. 27.8.16

 

The Magicians' Podcast this week features Harry De Cruz. Host Richard Young writes: It is always great to hear an enthusiastic young magician talk about the magic world and how they view its past, present and future. This week Harry De Cruz takes to my hot seat; he is the youngest magician to ever do so. Harry is only 22, however, for the last 4 years, he has worked in the very heart of team Dynamo and has been at Steven Frayne's side throughout the TV shows, national arena tours and publicity stunts. Harry has also recently been working alongside Paul Kieve and has some big plans for his own performing future. This episode also features the first ever pair of magicians to gate-crash a podcast recording: Alan Hudson and Tom Elderfield add in their 2 cents. Listen to this Podcast and catch up with previous ones at magicianspodcast.podbean.com also see www.facebook.com/MagiciansPodcast. 27.8.16

 

Two special Psycrets events for September and October. Steve Drury writes: Psycrets British Society of Mystery Entertainers are proud to sponsor two events: Tabula Mentis XVIII - A unique day of member presentations and lectures featuring: Ian Harvey Stone, Stuart Nolan, and very special guest, Docc Hilford (strictly limited to 40 participants). On Saturday 1st October 10am - 6pm at the Clarion Collection Hotel, Ryder House, 27 Holywell Hill, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 1HQ (Map). For further details and tickets visit www.psycrets.org.uk. Our second event: Docc Hilford's Exclusive UK Workshop: "The Effects I Really Use". Docc will cover various impromptu, close-up, stand-up, and stage acts, including some unpublished material. A special package will also be made available to attendees of this workshop (strictly limited to 30 participants). Sunday 2nd October 11am - 4pm at the Clarion Collection Hotel, Ryder House, 27 Holywell Hill, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 1HQ (Map). For further details and tickets visit www.psycrets.org.uk. 27.8.16

 

Magikarma Magic Blog. Paul Wingham writes: I have set up a magic blog called www.magikarma.com with the aim of giving away original ideas of my own and from contributors, without any sort of cost. The blog is about 3 weeks old now and has been really well received by over 1000 visitors. I'd like to: a) draw peoples attention to it and b) to ask if any one would like to contribute an idea (with full credit). The aim of the site is to give away magic, without any immediate personal gain (i.e. not selling it and hence magi karma) but I would be happy to plug a new product or site in exchange for a trick contribution. The only rule is the trick needs to be original and use sleights that are in the public domain. 27.8.16

 

Become a Children's Entertainer - online training. If you're interested in learning how to entertain children with a magic show, the £75 discount for MagicWeek readers for the "Become a Children's Entertainer" online training expires at midnight on August 31st. Don't miss out on this discount - just visit www.becomeachildrensentertainer.com for full information on the training, and then use the code EARLYBIRD2016 on the checkout page to benefit from the £75 discount. 27.8.16

 

The Magicians Advice Podcast. Phil Tayler writes: For those that are interested, please take a listen to our latest podcast. This is part two of our discussion on different types of venues. Please enjoy. www.magicianscorner.co.uk/episode-10. 27.8.16

 

Michael Gee - Night Tube: The First Weekend on BBC Three. Magician & Illusionist Michael Gee performed magic on unsuspected travelling passengers as part of a brand new BBC Three series, Night Tube: The First Weekend, which is due to air on Sunday at 4pm. He is seen here performing his version of the levitating ring. Click Here to read the full article in the Evening Standard, which also shows a trailer for the show featuring Michael spinning and levitating a spectator’s ring. www.michaelgeemagic.com. 27.8.16

 

Chris Cross's Castle Keep Escape Stunt - this Sunday in Newcastle. Chris Cross the Magician will attempt to escape from a straitjacket in just 90 seconds, whilst suspended upside down by his ankles, 80ft high in the sky, from the rooftop of the iconic Newcastle Castle Keep. The most famous Escapologist ever to have lived, Harry Houdini, visited the Keep when he performed in Newcastle and he did a few press stunts up there to promote his show whilst in the region. Chris Cross will replicate one of Houdini's most famous escapology stunts as a tribute to Houdini and to promote his own upcoming variety show, ''The Greatest Show on the Tyne'' at the Tyne Theatre, days later on 2nd September. If Cross fails, death is almost certain. Let's hope for a successful stunt. The Daredevil Performance can be seen for free from the Quayside, the Baltic viewing point and from the bridges. It's a public entertainment piece that can be seen by all of Newcastle for free! For more Click Here. Sunday 28th August at 12noon on the Rooftop of The Newcastle Castle Keep facebook.com/events/1828452284041018. 27.8.16

 

James Brown Lecture, Beckenham, 6th September. The lecture: Load One - 2 Powerful Routines for card to wallet. Confidence & Relaxation - The Art of Misdirection. James shares the foundations of audience management and shows you how to create magic not just on the table but in the minds of the audience. Easy Steal - Ever wanted to try pickpocketing but where afraid of being caught? This one is so easy you could teach your granny to do it! Reality Bending - James will perform his full hypnosis routine whilst simultaneously explaining everything as it happens. NO sleep, No inductions, No rituals. "This has to be seen to be believed!" Bath Magic Society. During this time James will teach everyone how to stick someone's foot to the floor effortlessly and without fear of failure and give you the opportunity to practice. Q&A session: What you will witness will make you question what you know about hypnosis, this is the time to ask. 6th September 7.45pm for an 8pm start. £10 on the door if not a member- this can be put towards your membership fee if you decide to join. Venue: Clock House Methodist Church Hall, Clock House Road, Beckenham, Kent (Map - just opposite Clock House Railway Station). See www.southlondonmagic.co.uk. Simon Rosselli. 27.8.16

 

Sideshows in Hull, 3rd and 4th September. The Mummy is coming! Dare you enter? See Yvette, The Headless Lady kept alive by the miracles of modern science. Both these sideshows with their original 1950s fronts will be appearing at Hull’s Freedom Festival on Saturday and Sunday 3rd and 4th September. Showman, Magician and Fireeater, Jon Gresham created these shows and toured them in the 1950s and 60s. Now restored and recreated by Jon Marshall and his talented Sideshow Illusions team, this will be their first public appearance in Hull for over forty years since they were last seen at Hull Fair. See: www.freedomfestival.co.uk and www.sideshowillusions.com . 27.8.16

 

Simon Sparkles' Sparkly-Warkly-Woo lecture, North Lanarkshire. Pat Doogan writes: Attention all Family Entertainers! ACE Performers presents International award-winning family entertainer, Simon Sparkles, and his acclaimed Sparkly-Warkly-Woo lecture for the first time in Scotland. With over 25 years experience, Simon Sparkles will share with you his award-winning approach to entertaining children and family audiences. Be prepared for an evening of magic tricks and comedy routines, all peppered with lots of practical tips and ideas. Simon is a novel and original thinker who will explain the vital ingredients for successful family entertainment. He will introduce you to a full entertainment system: everything from magic, fun, games, and simple puppetry, through to control, both in and out of the performance arena. If you want to learn the ins and outs of family entertaining, this is a must-see lecture! 7.30pm on Thursday, 8th September at ACE Performers, St Margaret's Church Hall, 96 Hallcraig St, Airdrie ML6 6AW (Map). £10 admission (on the door) for visitors. 27.8.16

 

Now You See It - or at least you can this evening at 5.30pm on BBC 1. Featuring the best and worst magic/novelty clips from around the world. See TV Magic. 27.8.16

 

The Mersey Dee Magic Competition was held earlier this month in Liverpool, hosted by previous winners, Liverpool Magic Circle. Four clubs took part: Liverpool Magic Circle, Liverpool Mahatma Magic Circle, North Wales Magic Circle and The Chester Guild of Magicians. Two members from each club competed. This time around Chester were the winners thanks to Stephen Cooil and Scott Prior. Stephen also gained the highest individual mark. "It was a great night of magic and all participants did their clubs proud." 27.8.16

 

The Gathering, Great Yarmouth. Stephen Bolam writes: Our next gathering will be at 7.30pm on 6th September, at the St George Hotel, 7-10 Albert Square, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk NR30 3JH (Map). The aim of the social evenings is to allow magicians to meet and socialise, and exchange ideas, in a relaxed atmosphere. Entrance is free. If anyone wants to come along, please email thegathering@mail.com for further information. Stephen Bolam And Kyle Sarocen. 27.8.16

 

Impossible is reviewed by Quentin Reynolds this week, Click Here • "Magician’s act theft dispute settled with Impossible producer" Click Here • A Bumbling Magician Finds His Stride in This Charming, Peculiar Short Film From Ray-Ban" Click Here • "Magician Jamie Raven Invites Audiences Inside The Magic Circle" Click Here • "'America's Got Talent' magician Blake Vogt tricks Simon Cowell" Click Here • "Jim the Magician – see him tonight at 8.15!" Click Here • "Magician Jeff Quinn 8/24/16" Click Here • "Psychologist's magic makes a non-existent object disappear" Click Here • "How Crawley magician Ben Taylor got to know his hero Paul Weller" Click Here • "YTV to Debut New Canadian Original Series ‘Tricked’" Click Here • "Steve Martin’s short plays staged by CNY Playhouse lack focus and finesse" Click Here • "Review: Criss Angel and Dee Snider release empowering video for charity" Click Here • "British magician Jamie Raven to embark on U.K. tour this October" Click Here • "Why Live.me does the trick for teen magician Collins Key" Click Here • "For magician Mat Franco, success is in the cards" Click Here • "SNAP @ Assembly Theatre Review" Click Here • "I performed on a yacht for Kim Kardashian" Click Here • Have a good Bank Holiday weekend, Duncan. 27.8.16

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Number 843 - 20th August 2016

 

Jamie Raven - Live at The Magic Circle. Britain's Got Talent star Jamie Raven is set to play a special series of intimate shows at The Magic Circle in London in October. Long-shrouded in mystery, The Magic Circle has been a worldwide beacon for the art of magic since its inception in 1905. Ahead of a nationwide tour in November, Jamie will be inviting audiences inside this unique venue offering them a rare opportunity to witness some of its many secrets. After headlining in the West End box office smash hit The Illusionists and selling out his own national theatre tour, Jamie is now gearing up for a very exciting and exclusive evening of magic, trickery and illusion. VIP pre-show reservations also available. The Magic Circle, London: 28th, 29th & 30th October 2016. Tickets go on sale on Monday, 22nnd August at 12.30am via www.seetickets.com. Video Click Here. Then on tour nationwide, from 4th November 2016. Tickets: www.jamieraven.co.uk/tour. 20.8.16

 

The Magic Circle Awards Ceremony 2016, Thursday 22nd September. Katherine Rhodes writes: Held at our amazing headquarters, the evening begins with a champagne reception and stunning close-up magic from Wayne Fox MIMC. This is followed by a stage show featuring our Vice President Richard Pinner MIMC, Elizabeth Rogan MMC, Christopher Howell AIMC, Mandy Muden MIMC, Alan Hudson AIMC and, of course, the all-important awards announcements by our President Scott Penrose MIMC. Doors open at 6.30pm and tickets (priced at just £15) are on sale now. Previous years have seen a galaxy of stars from both the magic and non-magic worlds in attendance. You never know who you're going to bump into and there's only one way to find out, so I hope to see many of you there for what promises to be a superb evening. Tickets are available directly from: www.seetickets.com. Also see www.themagiccircle.co.uk. 20.8.16

 

Conjuring at the Court, Thursday 25th August, London. From the organisers: Conjuring at the Court presents the best comedy magicians in the business: Starting off with Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist, London’s ‘King of Comedy Magic’ Christian Lee – seen here with Amanda Holden. Wes Zaharuk is no corrective at all to Christian’s zaniness. In fact, he goes so far over the top that he leaves it spinning. His magical comedy has the audience in stitches. There’s the remarkable Ian Keable, a mindreader and magician of a wit so dry that he’s stopped using towels. A very funny man with astonishing illusions. And a new performer for the Court, Chris Rawlins, who demonstrates feats of super-human memory. The only thing we ask you to remember is - to book early. Compered by Russell Levinson without a safety net. The show starts at 8pm at the Drayton Court, 2 The Avenue, West Ealing, London W13 8PH (Map). See www.conjuringatthecourt.com. 20.8.16

 

The Old Men with PBH Free Fringe Present Die Magik Kunst: The best magicians in the universe make their comeback with the greatest maelstrom, extravaganza, tsunami of a magic show the world will ever see! In reality it s a physical comedy homage in super realistic prosthetics to the bombastic and glittery world of the great Vegas grand Illusion shows of the 1970s and 1980s, but with geriatric performers. Created by ex Men in Coats stars Toby McMillan and Louie Bayliss, who have worked in award-winning shows and on TV around the world. Live fast die young! Daily until 28th August at 2.45pm (23rd August). Venue: La Belle Angele, 11 Hasties Close, Edinburgh EH1 1HJ. Website: www.theoldmen.co.uk www.tickets.edfringe.com. 20.8.16

 

Magic and Mayhem at The Edinburgh Fringe: "Come join us for an afternoon of amazing stunts, mind reading, stand-up comedy and magic that isn’t sh*t! 'The Empathist' Ian Harvey Stone (The Devil Without) will open your mind and tickle your 'punny' bones, 'The Detective' Ben Cardall (Sherlockian) will reveal your inner thoughts and the contents of your pocket and 'The Comedian' Phil Knoxville (SCIN) is the stand-up magician with the twisted skills to pay the bills and a fully fledged license to rock. Cowgatehead, 65 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JW. August 21st - 27th at 3pm free entry. 20.8.16

 

Exonian Magic Society One Day Convention, 2nd October. Ozzy Dee writes: Only a few weeks left to book your ticket for the Exonian Magic Society's 80th Anniversary One Day Convention. Five lectures, close-up session, dealers, three-course meal and a gala show, all set in a glorious hotel in Devon. We are also looking for one more act to perform close-up at the tables to laymen during the meal, please email me if interested ozzydee@themagiccircle.co.uk. The venue is the excellent Deer Park Country House Hotel, Honiton, which also offers accommodation for the Sunday evening. www.exonianmagicalsociety.co.uk. 20.8.16

 

This October marks 25 years since The Magic Circle opened its doors to female members. In addition to a special event to celebrate women in magic (keep an eye out for more details to be announced), The Magic Circle is offering a reduced joining fee of £25 to all new female applicants between now and May 2017. For details of how to apply contact membership Secretary Lee Hathaway: membershipsec@themagiccircle.co.uk. 20.8.16

 

Derren Brown at the Cheltenham Festival. Saturday 15th October. The Times Forum. The mind-blowing and hugely popular illusionist talks to Caroline Sanderson about his new book, Happy, exploring the changing concepts of happiness. He also discusses his TV and stage performances that have entranced and dumbfounded millions. Public booking opens on Wednesday September 7th at 1pm. www.cheltenhamfestivals.com. 20.8.16

 

Happy: Why more or less everything is absolutely fine by Derren Brown. Publication date 22nd September 2016. Everyone says they want to be happy. But that's much more easily said than done. What does being happy actually mean? And how do you even know when you feel it? Across the millennia, philosophers have thought long and hard about happiness. They have defined it in many different ways and come up with myriad strategies for living the good life. Drawing on this vast body of work, in Happy Derren Brown explores changing concepts of happiness - from the surprisingly modern wisdom of the Stoics and Epicureans in classical times right up until today, when the self-help industry has attempted to claim happiness as its own. He shows how many of self-help’s suggested routes to happiness and success – such as positive thinking, self-belief and setting goals – can be disastrous to follow and, indeed, actually cause anxiety. This brilliant, candid and deeply entertaining book exposes the flaws in these ways of thinking, and in return poses challenging but stimulating questions about how we choose to live and the way we think about death. Happy aims to reclaim happiness and to enable us to appreciate the good things in life, in all their transient glory. By taking control of the stories we tell ourselves, by remembering that ‘everything’s fine’ even when it might not feel that way, we can allow ourselves to flourish and to live more happily. To pre-order from Amazon.co.uk Click Here (MagicWeek is an Amazon Associate, so we receive commission on all sales via this link, which should make us happy... but will it?). 20.8.16

 

The MagicWeek Video Archive. This week, from 30 years ago, a little Extra Sensory Deception with Paul Daniels... The MagicWeek Video Archive. Catch up with past weeks, Click Here. 20.8.16

 

Deception - Cleethorpes. "Deception comes to The Parkway Theatre in Cleethorpes for an evening of magic, illusion and comedy. Dave Burns presents his fast paced, high energy show." Tickets: £10, £8.50 and family tickets £34.00. 20th August. Venue: Parkway, Kings Road, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire DN35 0AQ (Map) www.parkwaycinemas.co.uk. 20.8.16

 

Cancelled: The Top Secret Magic Day, Sunday 21st August. Organiser Gary Young writes: "Please could you put a notice on MagicWeek to sincerely apologise but unfortunately I'm having to postpone my magic day due to the fact I've had a very serious fall and have been in hospital with numerous broken bones and a fractured eye socket. I will announce the new date as soon as I'm well enough. All money can be put to the new date or refunded if necessary. My sincere apologies, Gary" www.topsecretmagicday.co.uk. 20.8.16

 

The Magicians' Podcast this week features Debbie McGee. Host Richard Young writes: The lovely Debbie McGee takes to my hot seat this week to discuss her incredible life and career as both a ballet dancer and also as one half of the most famous magic double act in the UK over the last 30 years. Debbie talks about her marriage to Paul Daniels, the TV shows, the West End run, the live shows, the Louis Theroux and 'Wife Swap' documentaries, as well as sitting on Mrs Merton's sofa when asked that very famous question. Debbie also talks about her future plans. Listen to this Podcast and catch up with previous ones at magicianspodcast.podbean.com also see www.facebook.com/MagiciansPodcast. 20.8.16

 

Shell Shock - The Masterclass. Richard T Smith aka 'The Swindler' is holding a three shell and pea masterclass, titled "Shell Shock - The Masterclass" at 7pm on Wednesday, 24th August in Liverpool. The cost is £50 per person. Venue: Longmoor Social Club, Longmoor Lane, Liverpool L9 9EN (Map) Tel 07979 804823. Email rtsmagic1@gmail.com. It's on a first come basis, 10 maximum. All attendees will receive a set of shells and peas, plus Richard's Shell Shock DVD. 20.8.16

 

Enterteasement: Comedy Magic Burlesque - Glasgow. Saturday, September 10th, 8pm - 10.30pm. "Enterteasement is Glasgow's Comedy Magic Burlesque show. They proudly boast a 4.7 star average customer review and have a reputation for selling out. Paul Distefano from the USA will be providing the magic at this month's Enterteasement show. Tickets £14 via www.enterteasement.com. Venue: Admiral Bar, 72 Waterloo Street, Glasgow G2 7DA (Map). 20.8.16

 

You Are Feeling Sleepy? From Archive on 4, the history and science of hypnosis in medicine, illustrated by sometimes inspiring, often eccentric, tales of the maverick medics who have harnessed its powers with interviewees psychiatrist Dr John Butler and Derren Brown. 8pm this evening on BBC Radio 4, see TV Magic. 20.8.16

 

Magic Old & New, Potter & Potter Auctions, August 27th. A wide array of magic collectibles - both old and new - will be auctioned off on August 27th. Vintage prints, posters, automata, rare and collectible books, apparatus, and ephemera will be going on the block. Among the highlights of the auction are the author's own copy of Clarke's famous Annals of Conjuring (one of four copies bound to the author's specifications); a selection of Pierre Mayer's wooden automatons, an assortment of personal memorabilia and tricks owned and used by Dai Vernon aka "The Professor", a large selection of collectible books, choice vintage ephemera from Heller, Hartz, and Anderson; and much, much more. The auction takes place on Saturday, August 27th in Chicago, but overseas bidding is also available of course.
www.potterauctions.com/auctions/upcoming.
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Planning next year's programme of events for your club? Visit the MagicWeek Lecturers page! 20.8.16

 

News Deadline reminder. Please submit news by Thursday if possible - absolute deadline 12 noon Friday, no exceptions. DT. 20.8.16

 

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