Neil Henry pulls off his best ever trick Click Here. Many congratulations Neil and Charlie! Full story: www.dailyrecord.co.uk. 29.8.15

 

Russ Brown's Carnival of Magic. This October, the Carnival comes to town! Take a magical journey as the Carnival rolls into town. What lurks deep in the Ghost Train? What secrets are to be revealed in our sideshows? Enjoy a fantastic evening at Russ Brown's Carnival of Magic and who knows, you could even be the star of the show. The Carnival arrives at The Horseshoe, Blackpool Pleasure Beach on Sunday 4th October. All tickets £10. Family ticket:2 adults and 2 children (11 and under) £30. For dates and times visit www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com. 29.8.15

 

This weekend marks the start of Magic Moments Month! Now in its 8th year, with magicians taking part across the globe - all raising smiles and funds for charity through magic. From Mark Bennett’s Smoke & Mirrors bar in Bristol, to the streets of Las Vegas, you can take part Click Here. Creating a Magic Moment is easy and you could also win a truly magical experience thanks to Jeff McBride and the Mystery School in Las Vegas! This weekend loads of magicians will be raising funds at the Riviera Fringe Festival for Parkinsons UK. And so the shows continue all next month. Will you be creating a Magic Moment? If so, please share it and let us know. Jay Fortune. magicmoments@live.co.uk. 29.8.15

 

Woody Allen's Magic in the Moonlight is being shown tomorrow evening on Sky. A renowned illusionist out to expose charlatans and tricksters finds his views tested when he meets a seemingly genuine clairvoyant. Romantic comedy. Colin Firth, Emma Stone, Marcia Gay Harden Director: Woody Allen. See TV Magic. 29.8.15

 

Magic Car Boot Sale, West Bromwich. From the organisers: Now in its 22nd year. Will be held at The Masonic Lodge in Edward Street West Bromwich on Sunday 6th September 2015 from 9.30am. Stalls are still available at £14. General admission is £4. The Sale will be followed by an auction headed up by Gordon Astley. Anyone wishing to submit a lot or book a stall should contact Alec Powell on 07831 115448. 29.8.15

 

Tricked: More Favourite Tricks is being repeated next week on ITV2. Ben looks back at the best moments from the second series, including magical wind-ups on the public and the most popular celebrity tricks on Kym Marsh and The Vamps, plus the amazing Joey Essex car vanish. See TV Magic. 29.8.15

 

The Magicians' Podcast this week features magic writer, lecturer and performer Paul Gordon. Paul's new DVD set will be released shortly. Listen to this Podcast and catch up with previous ones at magicianspodcast.podbean.com also see www.facebook.com/MagiciansPodcast. 29.8.15

 

Close-up Magic at The Magic Circle - London. Friday 4th September. This event showcases some of the best close-up magicians available and audiences get to meet the performers and experience the magic in the intimate setting of the headquarters of the world-famous Magic Circle in London. This popular event features contemporary close-up magic in an informal setting. The format is of four tables, (two in the Devant Room and two in the Clubroom) with a limited audience at each. Four magicians of contrasting styles perform a 20-minute set for each group in turn, typically with cards, coins and borrowed objects. Volunteers are often used who will be as close to the magic as possible. There is a 30-minute interval. Although all shows are of a universal nature and young enthusiasts are welcomed, 80 minutes of close-up is not usually recommended for those under 12. Doors open 7pm - shows start at 7.30pm and finish at approximately 9.30pm. Tickets £19.50 plus fee via www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events. Venue: The Magic Circle headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map). 29.8.15

 

International News. Torino Mind Festival. From the organisers: From 26th to 29th of November 2015, in Turin, Italy. 4 Days that will make history... www.vimeo.com. 9 Lectures; 1 Multi Lecture; 3 Workshops; Mind After Night Party; IV Italian Championship of Mentalism; 2 Amazing Gala Shows; An Exhibition of Optical Illusions; Specialised Dealers. Limited places - book now! Until September 14th discount of 15% on regular passes. VIP Passes limited to 30 persons! These are the first 4 artists announced: Alexander vimeo.com/135754502; Christian Chelman vimeo.com/135790862; Luca Volpe vimeo.com/135875347; Marc Paul vimeo.com/136816341 with more artists to come... Open your mind! www.torinomindfestival.com. 29.8.15

 

Jimmy Carlo can be seen at the Riviera Fringe Festival on the Main Stage today, Saturday 29th August, at 3.50pm. He’s been around the world and back, supported legendary entertainers such as Ken Dodd, and is classed as one of the most unique comedy magicians in Europe! And now he’s coming to Torbay for the Riviera Fringe. Jimmy Carlo will perform a special family show at the Fringe, see: www.rivierafringe.co.uk/comedy. 29.8.15

 

The Bexley Magic Society will be hosting a lecture by Robert Teszka on Wednesday, 2nd September. Roy Marsh writes: Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Visiting magicians are very welcome at £10 on the door and our club details can be found here: www.bexleymagic.org.uk. His lecture is called, "Now You See It, Now You Don’t: The Psychology of Magic". Robert is a cognitive psychology researcher, science promoter, and consultant, as well as a member of The Magic Circle in London. His research uses the techniques of conjurors to understand how people perceive their environment, make decisions, and interact with each other. Robert has given talks on some of the more surprising findings in psychology for CFI Vancouver & London, Neuroscience Week in Barcelona, and the Market Research Society. He has worked as a consultant on magic, games, and other psychological topics for creative and market research agencies in New York and England. Robert's captivating talks inform the audience about how our own minds deceive us as readily as any magician, and how magician's tricks can help us understand our minds a bit better. Expect a curated collection of demonstrations, experiments, and original research, and perhaps a magic trick or two, as Robert attempts to convince you that sometimes, you just can't trust your own mind. 29.8.15

 

Yogano levitations. Christian Glenwright writes: I have been in the amazing world of magic as a stage performer for many years. Over time I have also become an experienced builder of unique electronic props and illusions. Some years ago I was fortunate to be invited to meet Yogano, the world famous French illusion builder, at his home in France. Since then, the sessions with my good friend Yogano have inspired me to promote the longevity of his amazing illusions and I have benefitted greatly from his expertise. Two years ago he allowed me to purchase the rights to officially and exclusively, build Yogano levitations. I feel it is a great honour to carry on this wonderful tradition in his name. bespokemagic.propsandeffects@xlnmail.com. 29.8.15

 

Free Magic Tuition for under 18s. Ian Brennan, President of 3SM, writes: Do you know any under 18s in the Midlands who would benefit from free magic tuition? It’s not an uncommon tale: A young person wants to learn more about magic but doesn’t have anywhere to go or any real-life magicians to speak to. 3SM are hosting 'An Evening With The Magicians'. A chance for under 18s to come to a magic club, share tricks and routines and learn more about the art of magic. We are based in Staffordshire, West Midlands, and we are hoping that by providing events like this we can inspire the next generation and help nurture the future of magic by pointing young, would-be magicians, in the right direction for a future in magic. First meeting September 21st. Free. Contact www.3smmagic.co.uk for more details and to reserve a place. 29.8.15

 

Magicseen Issue 64, September 2015: From the publishers: A smouldering issue of Magicseen complete with fearsome dragon on the cover is now ready for despatch. Piff The Magic Dragon has been a huge success worldwide and we catch up with the man behind the fire breathing monster to find out what he (and his cute dog!) have been up to. The September issue also features one of magic's big men, Dan Garrett, plus we force UK pro Iain Moran into the Psychiatrists Chair to discover what makes him tick. Want to get video footage of your act on your website? We give you a potted guide for how you can do it yourself, plus we ponder the fact that some people truly hate magic, and so we consider what the reasons for this might be and how we can avoid the situation. This issue also has a free gift for those buying a printed copy as we supply a great Bicycle gaffed card that you'll need to do the three Masterclass routines from Craig Chadwick. All this plus part 2 of Jez Rose's magical history mini series entitled From Devant To Dynamo, a behind-the-scenes look at the Casablancas performance tour of Australia, a big selection of our trademark trusted product reviews, and more besides. There's no point in us writing it if you don't read it, so get straight over to www.magicseen.co.uk and get your copy via a 1 or 2 year printed copy or download sub, or sign up for our issue-by-issue Pay As You Go printed copy option, or failing all that, just purchase the latest issue to give it a try. 29.8.15

 

Chris Dugdale’s Sleightly Dishonest gets 5 stars at Edinburgh: www.magicianblog.com. He was featured on STV doing the bullet catch following the success of the show. Next stop: Master of The Macabre with the crazy and bizarre Benedict Barber… "Chris Dugdale: Why a magician should never reveal his tricks… or should he?" Click Here. 29.8.15

 

UK Escape Artist Riley successfully escapes from cell No.1 at Ripon Police museum. On August 15th 2015, UK Escape Artist Riley successfully escaped from cell No.1 at Ripon Police museum. Riley was contacted via the United Kingdom Escape Artists (U.K.E.A), by Rebecca Taylor who is the daughter of David De-Val. She put up a challenge to escape from the very cell her father managed to emancipate himself from back in 1983 after declaring that he had worked out Houdini's method of escaping from jail cells. In July of 1983, De-Val was successful and proved he really had worked out Houdini's secret.

At 12 noon the time had come for Riley to attempt the challenge Rebecca had set. The cell was thoroughly searched and a full strip search was then performed by Dr Derek Jeary to make sure Riley had nothing concealed that could aid his escape. Rebecca provided the locks and restraints, these were checked by the Museum staff, the Doctor and a member of the public. After everyone agreed they were happy Riley was positioned for the escape attempt, his arms and legs through the iron bars, handcuffs and leg irons attached.

The public were at the end of the corridor along with a video camera to ensure that the door was securely locked and no other person was present. The stopwatch started. Whilst waiting in suspense, Rebecca Taylor gave the guests a talk on the history of the cell and spoke about her father David De-Val escaping from the cell. After 3 minutes, 16 seconds all were all amazed when Riley arrived at the main entrance behind all the guests, not only had he escaped from Cell No 1, but he had also managed to get through three further doors and outside the building at the main entrance, behind all the waiting public!
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New Escapology Show to debut in October. "Escapology and the Challenges of Harry Houdini" is a new production featuring the multiple Guinness World Record Holding Escapologist, Strongman and member of The Magic Circle Stuart Burrell. Taking its inspiration not only from the legendary public challenges faced by Houdini himself, the show will cover the history; from the death-defying through to the light-hearted. The show will debut on Friday October 30th at the Red Brick Barn in Rochford. Tickets from £10 for adults and £8 for children, family tickets and 'be on stage' options available" Click Here. 29.8.15

 

Hypnotism Exposed Reloaded! "Just a reminder that the discounted 75% off ticket offer to Jonathan Royle's October Hypnosis training event will end at midnight on Friday 4th September. Usually £797 a ticket, you can grab your place now for just £199.25p. If you want to become a Master Hypnotist now is the time to book www.htglive.com." 29.8.15

 

Chris Rawlins Fylde Mystics Lecture: The Fylde Mystics are pleased to present a lecture by Chris Rawlins on Tuesday, 1st September, at 8pm at the South Shore Lawn Tennis Club, Midgeland Road, Blackpool FY4 5HZ (Map) with a £5.00 on the door charge for visiting magicians. The lecture includes methods and routines that will allow you to know information from a spectator's credit card that you never see or touch; a routine that sees one spectator find another spectator's thought of selection, when their eyes are closed; a lottery prediction; a newspaper test; a drawing duplication, and much more. For further details visit www.fyldemystics.co.uk. 29.8.15

 

Magic & Mirth: An evening of live stage magic and laughs. Friday 18th September at 7pm. Tickets: £15 adults, £12.50 children (includes burger & fries). "This show includes some of London's finest stage, close-up and cabaret magicians. Hosted and performed by London cabaret magician Dee Riley and featuring multi award winning magicians Oliver Tabor and Siegffried Loew. We invite you to enjoy an evening of laughs and live stage magic - an evening to remember! Book online www.wicksteedpark.org/events or alternatively contact our Box Office on 01536 512475. Venue: Wicksteed Park, Barton Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN15 6NJ (Map). 29.8.15

 

Adrian Sullivan Lecture - Bolton Magicians' Club. "Adrian is a very experienced close-up and stage magician. He has performed his act all over the world including Egypt, the USA, the Far East and China. In Adrian's lecture he will be sharing his vast experience and knowledge. Adrian also teaches magic at many magic societies at home and abroad. Doors open at 8.30pm on Wednesday 2nd September 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.adriansullivan.co.uk." 29.8.15

 

Steve Beam May-June 2016 lecture tour now booking. Tony Griffith will be organising a lecture tour for Steve Beam www.stevebeam.com in 2016 (3rd May – 10th June), and writes: This will be Steve’s fifth lecture tour of these islands. Each of the previous tours have been a great success. Steve will be travelling on a systematic route around the country; from London along the M4 to the West Country, then north on the M5/M6 to Scotland and then back to London on the A1(M)/M1 network As he travels he will be popping off the motorway system to take in lectures and on the way is hoping to be able to pop over to Ireland for a few days to lecture there.

Due to the systematic nature of his route it may not always be possible to accommodate a club on their usual club night, although every effort will be made to do so. Steve Beam is certainly one of the top card magicians in the world, and definitely one of the most entertaining. His humour and professionalism comes across very strongly. Steve is the author of numerous publications, notably 'The Semi Automatic Card Trick' series. The first eight volumes of this tremendous collection of great card magic are shortly to be joined by volumes 9 and 10. Previously Steve was the editor of The Trap Door magazine, which is now available in three superb bound volumes. Clubs wishing to book Steve’s lecture should email tony@tonygriffith.co.uk or call 01275 835463. Early booking is advised as the previous four tours have sold out very quickly.
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The Gathering, Great Yarmouth. Stephen Bolam writes: Our next meeting will be at 7.30pm on 1st September, at the St. George Hotel, Great Yarmouth. The aim of the social evenings is to allow magicians to meet and socialise, and exchange ideas, in a relaxed atmosphere. If anyone wants go come along, please email thegathering@mail.com or phone Kyle on 07510933734 for further information. 29.8.15

 

Smokin' Aces. "Las Vegas magician and would-be crime boss Buddy 'Aces' Israel agrees to testify against former partner and friend Primo Sparazza in return for admittance into the Witness Protection Programme. But before the deal can be hammered out, Sparazza orders a hit on Israel, and a host of hit men and women race to kill the snitch and take the bounty, while the FBI endeavours to keep their source of information alive." See TV Magic for times. 29.8.15

 

"Magicians Penn & Teller to return to UK TV with Channel 5's Fool Us in Vegas" Click Here • "Magician Jamie Raven performs for young cancer patients in London" Click Here • "Interview: Britain's Got Talent magician Jamie Raven kicks off his tour at the Bath Forum in 2016" Click Here • "40 Paul Daniels illusions bring magic to show" Click Here • "The Illusionists Plan to Wow 'America's Got Talent'" Click Here • "Banachek discusses fall tour dates with 'The Supernaturalists'" Click Here • "Challenge for Mat Franco is to really ‘reinvent’" Click Here • "Criss Angel's 'The Supernaturalists' to embark on multi-city tour" Click Here • "Marvin's iMagic Review: Can a Smartphone App Make You a Master Magician?" Click Here • "Magician Darcy Oake coming to Bristol" Click Here • "Magician Jeff McBride talks Magic and Mystery School and future" Click Here • "Magician Mat Franco debuts his new show at the Linq" Click Here • "Magicians use tremendous trickery on stage for Taranaki Arts Festival" Click Here • That's it for this week, your UK magic news is welcomed as ever. Enjoy the Bank Holiday Weekend, Duncan. 29.8..15

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Last Week: Number 791 - 22nd August 2015

 

Jamie Raven joins Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford on This Morning on Friday morning, talking about his upcoming headline appearance in The Illusionists, which opens in the West End on November 14th, and also presenting a brand new illusion live in the studio. See TV Magic. "Illusionists complete London magic show" Click Here. "Britain's Got Talent misled viewers over stunt double dog, rules Ofcom" Click Here. 22.8.15

 

Aaron Crow will join Impossible for the final week of the run on Monday 24th August. The hit magic spectacular finishes its 5 week run at the Noel Coward Theatre on 29th August, before embarking on a worldwide tour. On joining the show, Aaron said: "I’m thrilled and honoured to be joining Impossible alongside such a talented group of illusionists and magicians, and looking forward to bringing some of my magic to the West End for the last week of the run". 22.8.15

 

The Magic Circle Awards Ceremony 2015. A champagne reception with stunning close-up magic followed by a star-studded stage show and the awards announcements and presentations. A chance to see inside the headquarters of the world-famous Magic Circle for a special awards evening. Be amazed as magic is performed before your very eyes and in the intimate setting of The Magic Circle theatre. The evening will include the presentation of awards to magicians who have been judged to have made a special contribution to the art of illusion. Saturday 10th  October from 7.30pm. Tickets £15 plus fee via www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events. Venue: The Magic Circle headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map). 22.8.15

 

DMC at the EMC: Scottish Exclusive. DMC will be presenting a one-off lecture at the home of Edinburgh Magic Circle at The Myreside Pavilion on Monday 14th September at 7.30pm. For details visit www.edinburghmagiccircle.com. Tickets are £10. Venue: Edinburgh Magic Circle, Myreside Pavilion, 79 Myreside Road, Edinburgh. 22.8.15

 

Dynamo: Magician Impossible is being shown for the first time on Freeview, from August 30th, on Dave (Channel 12). "In the first show street magician Dynamo will have you speechless as he performs a spectacular Matrix-style levitation, physically moves a girl's tan line and performs magic with rock star Ian Brown." See TV Magic. 22.8.15

 

Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee are guests on Lorraine on Friday 28th August. "Gaby Roslin presents the morning show featuring a topical mix of entertainment, showbiz glamour, fashion, food, discussion and celebrity gossip. Magician Paul Daniels and his wife Debbie McGee chat about their latest national tour and tell us all about what they will be up to." See TV Magic. Also see What's On for tour dates. 22.8.15

 

Magic & Mirth - London. A monthly show of live comedy stage magic, hosted by cabaret magician Dee Riley. On Wednesday September 9th the evening will feature some of London's finest female cabaret magicians including Fay Presto, Loretta Von Dini, Steph Jayne and Miss. Katy Jones. 8pm at The Star of Kings, 126 York Way, Kings Cross, London. Book your seat via www.behindburlesque.co.uk/mm4. 22.8.15

 

Between the Lines is one of Michael Murray's most popular mentalism releases, having sold over 3,000 copies worldwide: "MindFX is proud to announce the release of the BTL Book which contains 100 refill pages. This gives you the option of leaving the spectator with an authentic souvenir at the end of each performance. Alternatively, you may use this book as a force book providing an extra dynamic to the routine. For those that don't yet own this stunning effect the original booklet has been expanded with further insights. For further information please visit: www.mindfx.co.uk." 22.8.15

 

Close-up Magic at The Magic Circle, London. Friday 4th September. This event showcases some of the best close-up magicians available and audiences get to meet the performers and experience the magic in the intimate setting of the headquarters of the world-famous Magic Circle in London. This popular event features contemporary close-up magic in an informal setting. The format is of four tables, (two in the Devant Room and two in the Clubroom) with a limited audience at each. Four magicians of contrasting styles perform a 20-minute set for each group in turn, typically with cards, coins and borrowed objects. Volunteers are often used who will be as close to the magic as possible. There is a 30-minute interval. Although all shows are of a universal nature and young enthusiasts are welcomed, 80 minutes of close-up is not usually recommended for those under 12. Doors open 7pm - shows start at 7.30pm and finish at approximately 9.30pm. Tickets £19.50 plus fee via www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events. Venue: The Magic Circle headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map). 22.8.15

 

Nick Einhorn Lecture - Liverpool Magic Circle. September 2nd at 7.30pm. Lecture nights: Visitors £10. Full Members £5. Venue: Longmoor Social Club, Longmoor Lane, Liverpool L9 9EN (Map) 100 yards from Fazakerley railway station. www.liverpoolmagiccircle.co.uk Richard Smith, secretary: 07979 804823. 22.8.15

 

Sean Goodman Lecture - Liverpool Magic Circle. October 7th at 7.30pm. Lecture nights: Visitors £10. Full Members £5. Venue: Longmoor Social Club, Longmoor Lane, Liverpool L9 9EN (Map) 100 yards from Fazakerley railway station. www.liverpoolmagiccircle.co.uk Richard Smith, secretary: 07979 804823. 22.8.15

 

Magic on the Fringe. Mel Harvey writes: Just a short overview of magic at The Edinburgh Fringe that I witnessed this week. It was my first time at the Fringe and a birthday treat and what a buzz it was. All the leafleteers out on the streets all vying for business; even most street entertainers were including magic and escapology. It's impossible in six days to see all 4000 plus shows, but I managed to see a few. They ranged from student dramas to the pros strutting their stuff, I even managed to bump into Rodney Bewes of the Likely Lads and had a meal with the staff of Fawlty Towers. Michael Jordan presented a family show of magic, juggling and illusion to a packed family crowd. Paul Dubeck surprised many with an edgy show of comedy and magic, which he topped with his hand shadows. Ed Hilsum, back from his tour, was granting magic wishes with some help from James Freedman. Los Angeles magician Magiko thrilled a parlour crowd with his laid-back magic and mind reading which held the audience spellbound. To round off my birthday treat I was taken to Breakfast at Piffany's with our own John van der Put as Piff the Magic Dragon, who, with his team, created a very special magical game show. The showgirl in the photo had come over with John from Las Vegas specially for the Fringe!" 22.8.15

 

'The Big Variety Night' - Calderfields Golf & Country Club, Walsall: "Slightly Unusual are hosting 'The Big Variety Night' on Thursday 17th September at Calderfields Golf & Country Club in Walsall. This is a charity event - every penny raised will be donated to 'Good News All Round' which raises money to supply clean water to children in Africa. It promises to be an excellent night and the ticket price of £20 includes a full carvery as well as the following entertainment: Close-up magic from Nemed Phoenix and Alex Foden; Caricatures from Chris Ryder; Cabaret from Comedy Magician Sam Leeds (resident magician at Alton Towers); Grand Illusions from Slightly Unusual;  Musical performance from David Kettle (international superstar who has performed in front of the Queen three times). Tickets are only £20 (or £10 for children) and can be booked by visiting www.slightlyunusual.co.uk or calling Craig Petty on 07947123967. Also see YouTube." 22.8.15

 

The Magicians' Podcast this week features London based magician Marc Kerstein. It's another good'un! Listen to the Podcasts and catch up with previous ones at magicianspodcast.podbean.com also see www.facebook.com/MagiciansPodcast. 22.8.15

 

Magicians at the Half Moon - Bishop's Stortford. Andy Clockwise writes: Friday 28th August, put it in your diary now! Why? Because it's time for another 'Magicians at the Half Moon' and this month promises to be another cracker of a show (aren't they all?). Wayne Fox (Foxy! Foxy! Foxy!) will be hosting and performing throughout the evening introducing this month's visiting magicians: Oliver Tabor (multi-award winning magician) and Chris Wood (Member of the Inner Magic Circle - Gold Star). As per usual, doors open at 7.30pm and the show starts at 8pm at the Half Moon, 31 North Street, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 2LD (Map). Tickets are £15 on the door or you can save yourself £5 by calling Martin Cox (show producer) on 01279 659562 and reserve your seats. 22.8.15

 

Tom Peach/Oracle Team write: "Do you have what it takes? Do you have a brilliant idea for a new original magic trick or gimmick? Oracle are interested! Oracle is a new exciting magic effect company looking for exciting new magicians and effects. If you have an exciting idea we would love to hear from you, here's what you do. Record some footage of the effect. Upload it on YouTube as an unlisted link. Send us the link together with a description and the subject title 'Submission'. Out of respect all submissions are kept in strict confidence and will not be publicised without prior agreement with yourself. Email all submissions to my personal address at tommagic@myself.com. Our team will look over the effect and get back to you within 24 hours. You could be the next big thing! We are looking forward to working with you!" 22.8.15

 

Behind the Illusion: Unlocking the 9 Types of Magic. From the publishers: Darcy, a thrilling Canadian illusionist, won the coveted People's Choice Award in Seattle and performed at the Magic Castle in Hollywood before he was legally of age. Aged 26, he dazzled the nation as a finalist on ITV's Britain's Got Talent and on ITV special Edge of Reality. In Behind the Illusion, magician Darcy Oake takes you through the nine traditionally accepted forms of magic. He reveals the origins and science behind various illusions, and explains why there is a difference between what the eye sees and what is actually happening on stage; as well as giving famous examples from history, and his own personal twists on them. Hardcover, 224 pages. To be published by Cassell on 3rd September 2015. 22.8.15

 

Jack Stephens Magic Sale. Paul MacLeavy writes: Reminder: Don't miss the unique opportunity this coming Thursday (27th August) to take a trip into the beautiful Wiltshire countryside to the home of the late Jack Stephens. The family are holding an Open Day and Sale of Jack's extensive collection of props, tricks, books, DVDs, equipment, costumes, and magic artifacts, from 8am to 8pm. All potential buyers are welcome to come, browse and buy. Light refreshments will be provided throughout the day. The address is Cotswold House, 42 Netherstreet, Bromham, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 2DW. We hope to see you there. 22.8.15

 

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