James Freedman: Man of Steal. A brilliant exciting new show is coming to the Chocolate Factory, London, for 6 performances only! James Freedman: Man of Steal. Persuader, showman, thief… James Freedman will steal a whole lot more than you might expect. One member of the audience will lose the most valuable thing possible - it could be you! Funny and fast-fingered, his unique and extraordinary show exposes how the bad guys really work, sharing a life-time spent studying hustlers, street criminals and con-men.

Hailed a genius in his field by Derren Brown, stealth-crime expert James Freedman is the only man to have picked the pockets of the Mayor of London, the Chancellor and the Governor of the Bank of England. No wonder then that his hands have been insured for £1 million. You can’t afford not to see this show… Booking opens on Monday 2nd March. Tickets from just £19.50. 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th April. Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU. www.menierchocolatefactory.com.
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International Illusionist Christian Farla prepares for Blackpool summer season. "See the magic act who even wowed Copperfield. International illusionist Christian Farla will be casting his spell over audiences at the Pleasure Beach [Blackpool] this summer. The Dutch magician has announced a full summer season of daily shows combining magic and variety at the theme park’s Horseshoe bar, opening on Friday, July 3. He’ll be making a return to the resort after appearing at last weekend’s Blackpool Magic Festival at the Winter Gardens." To read the full story in the Blackpool Gazette Click Here. 28.2.15

 

An Evening of Deception, Cheltenham - it's back! "Gloucestershire’s only contemporary magic show, 'An Evening of Deception', is back at the Everyman Studio for 2015. Now in its sixth year, the show has always sold out and this year looks like being no exception. Headlining is the fabulous Peter Clifford (photo) fresh from his own sell-out show at the Tobacco Factory in Bristol. Peter was part of the original creative team for Derren Brown’s TV shows and co-created and directed Derren’s first UK tour and West-end run. He has worked as a magical advisor for many theatre productions and is also an accomplished actor. Last year he played the lead role of the Cheltenham Victorian magician, JN Maskelyne, in 'The Mysterious Gentleman'. Peter’s magic is classy, sublime and mindblowing! Joining Peter will be Magician and Mindreader Kieron Kirkland who will bring his unique blend of technology and magic to An Evening of Deception. Prepare to be amazed by his all knowing lie detecting robotic monkey and the world's first (and only) brain controlling headbands! Also on the bill will be Gloucestershire’s very own Andi Gladwin. Andi, from Newent, is one of the organisers of the show and one of the highest regarded and talented magicians around the world. 'An Evening of Deception' will be compered by magic fan Steve Knibbs, from BBC Points West, who promises a few tricks too!" More details and updates can be found on the show’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/aneveningofdeception. 'An Evening of Deception' runs from 18th - 21st March at The Everyman Theatre Studio. Box Office 01242 572573 or via www.everymantheatre.org.uk. 28.2.15

 

West End Magic, Leicester Square Theatre London, 21st March: "The brilliant West End Magic show returns this March to the Leicester Square Theatre with comedy, magic and some nail biting stunts. Ben Hart, star of BBC 3 “Killer Magic” and a smash hit in Edinburgh 2014 brings his incredible magic to the show, weaving stories with breath-taking tricks that are mesmerising. We have the nail biting, sweat inducing AJ, with his super sharpened knives, endangering his limbs and the front row in acts of sheer entertaining madness. Multi award winning magician Oliver Tabor will perform his extraordinary illusions, where objects change form and shape in a dazzling display of magic that might leave you wondering whether reality really can be bent and manipulated in this man's hands. Neil Henry, mentalist and magician will compere the evening." Suitable for all the family and for ages 8+. The Leicester Square Theatre, 6 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BX (Map); Doors 3pm; Show 3.30pm; Tickets £15 full price, £10 children, £40 family ticket for four. www.leicestersquaretheatre.com. 28.2.15

 

Crafted With Carey is released! Magicseen Publications would like to thank everyone who has helped to make the launch of John Carey's new 200 page hard backed book such a great success. John spent some of his time at the Blackpool Convention last weekend on the Magicseen stand demming items from the book which enabled people to see how wonderfully practical the nearly 70 routines contained in the book really are. When so much card magic can be difficult for the average card enthusiast to get to grips with, it makes a pleasant change to find a book that has such accessible material in it. Crafted With Carey is now in stock and ready to be despatched, so if you are into interesting, fun card magic, then place your order now at www.magicseen.co.uk. And while you're placing your order, why not get your copy of the March Magicicseen Magazine, our special 10 year anniversary issue. With its new design, new type of paper and entertaining and informative content, it's a must-read for anyone interested in magic. 28.2.15

 

The Magicians' Podcast this week features John Archer. Listen to this Podcast and catch up with previous ones at magicianspodcast.podbean.com. Also see www.facebook.com/MagiciansPodcast and iTunes, Click Here. 28.2.15

 

Amethyst Magic present An Evening of Magic and Illusion in aid of Liverpool Hope University's Global Hope Project, at the Capstone Theatre, Liverpool L6 1HP (Map), on Friday 6th March at 7.30pm. The Global Hope Project gives students and staff an opportunity to act as global citizens by engaging with issues of social justice and participating in projects in countries as diverse as India, Malawi, Sri Lanka, Uganda and Brazil. Danny and Stephanie (Amethyst) are helping raise money to send one of their dancers to Sri Lanka where she will have the opportunity to help make a difference in young children's lives. Tickets available on the night, are: adults £6 children/students £4. For more information visit www.amethystmagic.com or www.hope.ac.uk/globalhope. 28.2.15

 

British Children's Entertainer National Champion 2015: "Last Saturday at the 63rd Annual Blackpool Magic Convention held at the Winter Gardens Blackpool Mr Stix and sidekick Peanut (Stuart Mc Dowell and his dad Ronnie McDowell) took to the stage in the competition and were crowned British Children's Entertainer National Champion 2015. The winning act was fast-paced from the start, featuring a mutilated umbrella routine, vanishing giant die, and the flattening and restoration of a real guinea pig! The whole act was interlaced with comedy throughout, making it one to remember." www.mrstix.com. 28.2.15

 

Gary Jones lecture: 9th March, Farnborough and 15th March, Cornwall. Gary Jones lectures at the Farnborough Association of Magical Entertainers on March 9th. Gary is well known as the inventor of many commercial close-up magic effects and is a busy magical entertainer. There will be something for everyone at this entertaining and informative lecture. Visiting magicians welcome, £5 on the door. The lecture starts at 8pm and doors open at 7.45pm. St Mark's Church Hall, Farnborough, Guildford Road East, Farnborough GU14 6TU (Map). www.fame-magic.co.uk. Philip Sweeting. On March 15th Gary, lectures at The Cornish Magical Society at 3pm at Carnon Downs Village Hall, Carnon Downs, Cornwall. Visiting magicians £5. Contact Paul Scott on 07747 122659 for more details. 28.2.15

 

Dynamo and Dobson, seen here at the Blackpool Convention last week. Dynamo's got a copy of the new DVD 'Early Dobson Vol 1. A selection of Wayne Dobson's Classic TV performances revealed' in his hand - now available from www.waynedobson.co.uk. 28.2.15

 

Martin Cox has just returned from a very successful lecture and show tour of the USA, and would Like to thank Scott Wells, Geoff Williams and Stephen Bargatze for their hospitality. Also, working with David Stone was a pleasure writes Martin. You'll be able to listen to Martin on Scott Wells' The Magic Word podcast shortly. For lecture booking details contact Martin via www.comedyofmagic.co.uk. 28.2.15

 

Marvelous Matthew Wright Wins! The British Magical Championships made a welcome return to the Blackpool Magic Convention last weekend, and Marvelous Matthew Wright was the winner. The win means that Matthew is now the only magician in history to have won all four major British close-up competitions, having previously been crowned The Magic Circle Close-up Magician of the Year, the IBM British Ring Close-up Champion and Ron MacMillan's International Close Up Magician of the Year. "It's a great honour to have won the British Magical Championships" said Matthew. "I remember watching the competition as a kid and have always wanted to take part. To win it is a great bonus!" Matthew now sets off to Spain to open his own Magic Theatre show in the Costa Del Sol, but before he does will be performing his only UK lecture of the year in Grimbsy, on Monday evening. 28.2.15

 

The Wobbly Wands: "‘The Wobbly Wands’ - an online social group for LGBT magicians has just been launched on Facebook, and we already have magicians from Britain, Spain, Holland and The United States as members. It’s a free, fun and friendly place for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered magicians and those interested in magic to hang out and sometimes arrange social events at conventions etc. For obvious reasons, it’s a private group, but if you’d like to join, send an email to: wobblywands@gmail.com and we’ll invite you to the group." 28.2.15

 

Paragon. Mike Sullivan writes: Wayne Dobson's trick, 3Sixty, is being discontinued. Jon Allen is collaborating with him to produce Paragon, the biggest hit in the dealers' room at the Blackpool convention. Current, 3Sixty owners can convert 3Sixty into Paragon by going to the exclusive YouTube channel for the upgrade. While the first run of Paragon is nearly sold out, the next batch will be ready in a couple of months. To see a short clip of Paragon Click Here. 28.2.15

 

The Tim Bat Trick Show at The Old Courtroom. Part of the Brighton Festival. Sunday 10th May and Sunday 17th May. Gentleman juggler and unwitting clown Tim Bat performs his impressive repertoire of amazing tricks with aplomb. But when the props get the upper hand, frantic hilarity ensues. There’s plenty for adults to enjoy and the kids have a really good laugh, egging Tim on to ever greater heights of silliness! Audience participation and hilarity guaranteed. “Highly recommended for kids and adults alike” (The Argus) “Still the must-see children’s show of Brighton Fringe” (Fringe Review). More info: www.brightonfringe.org. 28.2.15

 

Gary Dunn lectures at The Cotswold Magical Society on Wednesday, March 4th. "Gary is one of the most exciting children’s entertainers in the country and has great ideas and plenty of gags, but don’t be put off by thinking this is a lecture for children’s entertainers, Gary is equally at home entertaining an adult or family audience. This lecture is a must for anybody who wants to entertain! The lecture takes place at The Hucclecote Community Centre, Hucclecote Road , Gloucester GL3 3RT (Map). Doors open at 7.30pm and there's a £5 charge for visiting magicians." www.garydunn.com www.cotswoldmagic.org. 28.2.15

 

Michael J Fitch is a special guest on Justin's House (CBeebies) this morning at 11am (also available on iPlayer later on). www.michaeljfitch.co.uk. 28.2.15

 

Chan Canasta, Dynamo, Graham Jolley and Alan Davies, together on The One Show. Catch up via iPlayer [11:30 in] Click Here. 28.2.15

 

Professor Solomon's Lives of the Conjurers, Volume Two, features the lives of Cardini, Malini, Blackstone, Dunninger, and other masters of deception. 151 pages. Illustrated. Free download from www.professorsolomon.com also see www.youtube.com/user/profsolomon/videos. 28.2.15

 

Iain Moran Lecture - Bolton Magicians' Club. Paul Goodman writes: Iain Moran is a leading UK magician performing close-up magic worldwide for over 20 years. Iain's lecture will feature a combination of routines from his working repertoire including card tricks from the Ultimate Self-working Card Tricks DVD, which Iain was heavily involved with. 8.30pm on Wednesday 4th March 2015 at The Doffcocker Inn, Chorley Old Road, Bolton BL1 5QD (Map). Visiting magicians from other societies are most welcome. There will be an entrance fee of £5.00 for non-members. For directions to the Doffcocker Inn visit www.boltonmagic.co.uk or telephone Paul Goodman on 07889 676003. www.iainmoran.com. 28.2.15

 

The 54th Annual Dinner of the Cornish Magical Society takes place on Saturday 21st March at the Membley Hall Hotel, Falmouth, with Star Cabaret Martin Daniels. Tickets £25, from Paul Scott on 07747 122 659. 28.2.15

 

Hickory Dickory Dock – Ian Adair. Ian Adair has spent a lifetime in magic dealing. At the age of 15 he ran two magic dealing firms from his home in Kilmarnock, but it was when he left Scotland in 1959 to join Edwin Hooper at the Supreme Magic Company that a constant flow of his marketed items kept appearing, including his best-selling children's routine 'Dressing Doll', which reached 5,000 sales. This week Ian celebrates his 1,300th marketed effect, with the launch of a brand new children's effect 'Hickory Dickory Dock', manufactured and sold by Practical Magic. The firm has already marketed a great number of Ian's children's effects, and his latest was featured on the Practical Magic stand at the recent Blackpool convention. Visit www.practical-magic.com for more info and to order. 28.2.15

 

Congratulations to Dov Citron (Captain Calamity), winner of the Watford Association of Magicians 'Children’s Entertainer of the Year Competition' which took place back in December 2014. Well done Julie Carpenter (Auntie Julie) who was a close runner-up. The afternoon was organised and compered by Christopher Garside (Krisgar). Huge thanks go to everyone involved who helped make this event a great success. Even the real Father Christmas couldn’t resist a visit. See more of Dov Citron at www.madhousekids.com. Christopher Garside. 28.2.15

 

Blackpool Festival Children's Competition 2016. Derek Lever writes: Do not try to enter by telephone, it will not be accepted. You need to send an e.mail to d.lever1@sky.com along with a 10 minute showcase of your performance in front of an audience of children. You can send a video by mail to Derek Lever, 32, Pilling Lane, Preesall, Wyre. FY6 OEU. 28.2.15

 

Last week's 63rd Blackpool Magicians' Convention is reviewed by Steve Majes this week, Click Here • "MORE introduces you to Magician Jeff McBride's Wonderground" Click Here • "See how Illusionist Alex Chinneck turns a Vauxhall Corsa upside down" Click Here • "One of the most elaborate shows" Click Here • "Casinos: Hard Rock has a young act up its sleeve" Click Here • "Meet the Illusionists!" Click Here • "Watch: Britain's Got Talent star Darcy Oake shows off tricks at Coronation Street set" Click Here • "A unique collaboration brings Harry Houdini’s story to life" Click Here • "Seven magicians do the impossible in 'The Illusionists'" Click Here • "Brewing Some Magic" Click Here • "Young performers given opportunity to take part in professional Blackburn variety show" Click Here • "Horizons benefit spotlights success stories" Click Here • "Jay Owenhouse: 'Dare to Believe'" Click Here • "Roll up, roll up to savour a dazzling Dutch display as circus comes to Stevenage" Click Here • "Magic and literature, together at the Chan Centre" Click Here • "Optical illusion: Dress colour debate goes global" Click Here • Your UK magic news is always welcomed - have a good week, Duncan. 28.2.15

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Last Week: Number 765 - 21st February2015

 

FISM updates, from the organisers: James More, a master of illusion, an incredible TV star who has amazed the audience of Britain’s Got Talent, has been confirmed as a performer in the Olympus of Magic show, to show us the extraordinary performances he has presented around the world. FISM Italy 2015... by night it will be full of surprises, food, cocktails, music and magic! The Palacongressi, headquarters of the World Championship of Magic, will be open from 9am until 5am the next morning! There will be night shows, a magic bar, and the opportunity to exchange secrets in comfortable magic corners with tables and seats where you can eat and drink with friends. You will be able to have fun throughout the night, waiting for the dawn. This will be a very special way to experience FISM, sharing a unique opportunity with magicians from around the world. For a live reportage by Max Maven and Walter Rolfo from Palacongressi in Rimini Click Here." Main website: www.fismitaly2015.com. 21.2.15

 

London Presents… An introduction to TV Magic. Intensive Evening Workshop with Anthony Owen. Friday 6th March, London: "Anthony is the BAFTA award-winning producer of all of Derren Brown's specials and series. He has produced most of the UK's magic on TV and is now sharing his knowledge in a one-off unique workshop at the Hippodrome Casino in London. Attendees to this unique exclusive workshop will get a hands-on opportunity to learn first hand how they can adjust their magical performances for the television medium. If you are a magician who is interested in: Learning how to look your best on television; Showing yourself at your very best in your promotional video, showreel, website or internet footage (YouTube, Vimeo) and making a great trailer of your magic effect on sale to other magicians; Discovering the secrets of success behind the world’s leading television magicians, then you need to be a part of this one-off opportunity of a lifetime. Only a few spaces left! For tickets and further info please go to: Laura London Presents - Anthony Owen." 21.2.15

 

The South Tyneside International Magic Festival Convention 2015, which is being held at the Customs House, South Shields, will feature a range of workshops, performances and lectures by some of the finest magicians from around the world. The three-day event, organised by South Tyneside Council and magician John Archer, is open exclusively to professional performers and the most ardent magic fans and is strictly limited to 150 attendees. Those set to appear between Friday March 13th and Sunday March 15th include multi award-winning Satori (photo), comedy magician Paul Nardini and card expert John Carey, who promises that "attendees will leave with more than one idea to add to their repertoire." They will be joined by mentalist Luke Jermay, children’s entertainer Russ Brown, eccentric and theatrical performer Kieron Lefever, dynamic mind-reading duo, Atlas and Looch, card manipulator Gordon Bruce and multi-award winning Michael Finney. A number of additional international acts will also be taking to the stage for two Gala performances, which are included in the convention ticket price. www.southtynesidemagic.com. 21.2.15

 

Tim Vine 2015 Tour with Special Guest John Archer. Tim Vine the punslinger returns with lots of new jokes, silly songs and twitchy dancing in his first stand-up tour for 4 years with special guest John Archer. It’s time to put the satire on hold and watch a grown man act the goat. Come along and enjoy the nonsense. For tour dates and more info see www.timvine.com/tour.html and What's On. 21.2.15

 

Science and Magic of Light, the Universe and Everything. March 28th 2015 10am - 5pm at Edinburgh University Eusa Debating Hall, Bristo Square, Edinburgh EH8 9AJ (Map). In recognition of the 2015 International Year of Light, why not join us in a free day-long warp speed tour of our luminous, multi coloured universe, suitable for ages 8 and up. This will be under the guidance of eminent scientists such as Professor Chris Lintott from the BBC's Sky at Night programme and Professor John C Brown, 10th Astronomer Royal for Scotland. These experts will describe and explain the wonders of light and how it interacts with matter, space time, gravity and black holes. Aerospace concepts from light sails to Star Wars will also be discussed. Assisting with the tour we have professional magicians including Kevin MacMahon, Director of the highly successful Edinburgh International Magic Festival. They will illuminate our way by using magic to demonstrate and help explain the science. The day event also includes a meteorite display, sunspot observing and parallel planetarium shows (small fee). For those interested it is followed by a separate (ticketed) evening Ceilidh (dance) event "Tripping the Light Fantastic". For more information visit: www.johncbrown.org Enquiries to john.brown@glasgow.ac.uk. 21.2.15

 

Northern Magic Circle Convention updates. Robert Temple writes: Two more names have been added to the Northern Magic Circle Convention lineup. Elizabeth Rogan came 3rd in The Magic Circle’s Young Magician of the Year Competition back in 2013. Since then this confident teenager has appeared on BBC 1’s The One Show and performs regularly in shows across the country. Now you can see her fantastic act at the convention. Michael Diamond is a performer of bizarre magic (at its best) and has also been a professional children's entertainer for many years. Michael has 6 completely different 1 hour children's shows that can be performed anywhere, from your front room at home, to the largest holiday camp, theatre or outdoors. Michael will taking part in our Gala show as the infamous Doctor Diablo. The Northern Magic Circle Convention is on 11th and 12th April 2015 at Harrogate Theatre, Oxford Street, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 1QF (Map). Tickets available from www.northernmagiccircle.org.uk or email sujayne@live.co.uk. 21.2.15

 

Danny Buckler's Magic Salon, Rhoda McGaw Theatre, Woking. Danny Buckler returns with another of his Magic Salons. The magic show where the world’s finest trick artists perform headline sets before sharing their insights about magic with genial host Danny Buckler. Danny will present three of the biggest names in UK magic for an evening of illusion, card tricks and mystery in a chat show revealing how a magician’s mind works. Returning to his hometown and the theatre where he started his career, as a stage-hand and box office clerk, Danny will welcome to his Woking stage: Victorian time-travelling magicians Morgan & West; The mindreader who can’t read minds, Chris Cox and Sleight of Hand artist Justin Monehen. 8pm on Friday 10th April. To book Click Here. (I saw Danny's Magic Salon in Windsor last week, it's a really good, original, evening. DT). 21.2.15

 

Red and Black American Thin Flash Paper - now available in the UK. MagicNevin write: This is quite simply the best flash paper we have ever seen! Very clean and fast burning with a bright flame. These packs contain 10 sheets, each measuring 8" x 9.75" sheets (20cm x 25cm). Fire effects used at your own risk and only sold to persons over 18 years of age. We offering a 30% discount against orders. Type 'thin' into the coupons/discount box during the checkout process on our website (this week and next week only). www.magicnevin.com. 21.2.15

 

Luke Jermay: Sixth Sense UK Tour. "Luke Jermay is the most incredible man you’ve probably never heard of. He can read your mind. No really; he can read your mind. He doesn’t use mind games or psychological tricks; there are no smoke and mirrors. He can simply read your mind. Jermay’s - Sixth Sense has gained critical acclaim with 5 Star reviews from Edinburgh to London’s West End. You’ll be amazed at Jermay’s incredible powers; he knows your past, present and future, sometimes better than you do. From your favourite schoolteacher, childhood pet even the colour of your underwear, Jermay impossibly knows all, sees all and tells (almost) all in an expert display of telepathy and personal predictions about your future developed to amazing razor sharp accuracy." For tour dates see www.jermay.com/tour or What's On. "Mind reader taps into sixth sense for live tour" Click Here. 21.2.15

 

Lost Magic Decoded. US Magician to the millionaires Steve Cohen tracks down and resurrects some of the most mind-boggling, mysterious and deadly tricks in history, including the bullet catch. 7pm and 11pm on Saturday 28th February on H2. www.chambermagic.com also see TV Magic. 21.2.15

 

The Magicians' Podcast this week features Laura London. Listen to this Podcast and catch up with previous ones at magicianspodcast.podbean.com. Also see www.facebook.com/MagiciansPodcast and iTunes, Click Here. 21.2.15

 

The Anglian Magic Society are very proud to announce that Chris North has been made a life honorary member of the society. This is in recognition of his many years service to the society and the constant support Chris offers to the committee and our members. We are also delighted that Chris’s new act “The Victorian Conjuror” has been selling out in local theaters. Chris previewed this act at the society's December meeting with great reviews from our members and will be featuring part of this new act at the Blackpool Magic Convention in the after gala show party, on the Sunday evening. On behalf of the whole society may we wish Chris continued success. Steve Majes, Secretary, The Anglian Magic Society. (Larger photo: www.facebook.com/TheAnglianMagicSociety). 21.2.15

 

Young Magician of the Year 2015 Final. The Heats of the Young Magician of the Year 2015 were held on Sunday 15th February, and the Finalists are: Leah Devine, David Hardman, Chris Head, Dean Leavy, Callum McClure, Oliver Paice and Giorgio Rand. The Final will take place on Sunday 29th March and there will be two performances: the first at 3pm will act as a dress rehearsal with an audience and the actual (judged) Final will be at 6pm. Tickets for the afternoon performance are £8 and for the evening £15. Details for purchasing tickets will be available soon. Michael Colley, Competition Secretary. 21.2.15

 

Magicians at the Half Moon. Andy Clockwise writes: They're back! Friday 27th February sees the return of Bishop's Stortford's only monthly magic show, 'Magicians at the Half Moon' after a looooong Christmas break - and what a great first show of the year it will be. Martin Cox hosts, introducing Half Moon favourites Michael Vincent and Tim Shoesmith (both former winners of The Magic Circle's Close-Up Magician of The Year Competition). As always, it'll be a fun and entertaining evening full of magic and wonder and it all kicks off at 8pm at the Half Moon, 31 North Street, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 2LD (Map). Entry is £10 and doors open at 7.30pm. To reserve yourself a ticket or two, call Martin on 01279 659562 and for more information visit www.halfmoonmagic.co.uk. 21.2.15

 

The Trixta presents Bluelight Comedy & Magic: This event has been running for almost two years in a private invite-only venue and has seen some fantastic acts perform. It is now moving to a public venue in Northampton. Every first Friday of the month at The Sun Inn, Hardingstone, Northampton. On March 6th John Archer and Andi Gladwin perform along with some up and coming comedy talent. Doors open at 6.30pm and the show starts at 7.30pm. This night always sells out so book early. £10 a ticket: www.seetickets.com/Tour/bluelight-comedy-magic www.facebook.com/bluelightcomedy. 21.2.15

 

Shane West Coventry Magic Circle lecture. James Cannon writes: Coventry Magic Circle are delighted to welcome Shane West (Uncle Zooboo). Shane is a brilliant professional magician who this year performed at the Blackpool Magic Convention. This lecture is for those magicians who want to perform children's entertainment at a very high level. To perform at Blackpool you have got to be very good. £10 entrance fee and visiting magicians welcome. Tuesday 24th February (8pm - 10pm) at Bentley Road Social Club, Bentley Road, Nuneaton CV11 5LR (Map). 21.2.15

 

Sorcerers Safari Magic & Performance Summer Camp, Canada: See what our Magic & Performance Summer Camp is all about, from our campers perspective, Click Here. After watching this documentary you’ll see what makes magic camp so special and why campers keep coming back year after year. While the grounds are amazing, the teaching is top quality and the nightly shows are stellar, magic camp is much more than the sum of its parts - this documentary helps explain why. Sorcerers Safari Magic & Performance Camp runs at Camp White Pine in Haliburton, Ontario, Canada for one awesome week every summer. For more information, or to join us this August 15th - 19th, 2015, visit www.sorcererssafari.ca. Thanks, Sorcerers Safari Magic Camp Team. 21.2.15

 

"With Up-And-Coming YouTubers, Big Frame Looks To The Stars" Click Here • "A Disappeared Houdini Film Escapes from Obscurity" Click Here • "Cartamundi debuts new Carta Magic range" Click Here • "Penn & Teller Technology has morphed the magic act" Click Here • "Lev Grossman’s ‘The Magicians’ Trilogy Coming To Syfy Channel This Spring With Pilot Episode" Click Here • Steve Short's lecture: "Alan Shaxon - The Sophisticated Sorcerer" is reviewed by Steve Majes this week, Click Here • "Watch this magician do all his magic tricks on an iPad" Click Here • "Teen magician from Windsor reaches Magic Circle final" Click Here • "Master illusionist Franz Harary has a few tricks up his sleeve" Click Here • "Like magic, 'Illusionists' star turned into a New Yorker" Click Here • Your UK magic news is always welcome, either use the red 'Submit' buttons (below) or simply email your news items. Please submit news by Thursday if possible - absolute deadline 12 noon Friday. That's it for this week, see you next week, Duncan. 21.2.15

 

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