Davenport's Magic Kingdom - Norfolk

All Year

At the heart of magical entertainment since 1898, the Davenport family welcomes you to one of the largest collections of magic memorabilia in the world. Join us for the Witches to Wonder timeline exhibition, live magic demonstrations, fun photo opportunities, children’s activities and much more. A live 30-minute magic show is included in your admission. Visit the Ace to Eat Café for a range of delicious snacks, light lunches and cakes. The Magic Emporium offers a fine selection of items for the budding conjuror or professional entertainer. There is always something magical happening at Davenport’s Magic Kingdom. We look forward to your visit! www.davenportsmagickingdom.co.uk.

 

Richard Cadell - Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

December Dates

Richard Cadell MIMC is appearing daily at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland. He can be seen presenting The Sooty Christmas Show at 11am in the Megadome. Richard then stars with his illusion show at Zippos Circus at 12.30, 2.00, 3.30 and 5.00 pm. The large scale illusions have been newly constructed in Las Vegas by Tim Clothier and Mike Michaels. Both shows run daily until January 3rd. For more info and tickets visit www.hydeparkwinterwonderland.com.

 

Mark Bennett & The House Magicians Comedy & Magic Show - Bristol
December Dates

Smoke & Mirrors offer you a chance to experience the number one show in the South West with our resident performers The House Magicians. Two great comedy magicians will make you gasp and laugh, and will entertain you for 2 hours - book via our own box office today.
Venue : Smoke & Mirrors, 8 Denmark Street, Bristol BS1 5DQ (Map)
3rd, 7th, 8th, 9th SOLD OUT, 10th, 14th SOLD OUT, 15th, 16th SOLD OUT, 17th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd.
Tickets shop.smokeandmirrorsbar.co.uk.

 

Richard Jones in Sleeping Beauty - Swansea Grand Theatre

December Dates

Once upon a time in a land far away, the beautiful Princess Aurora is given a sixteenth birthday present by her evil godmother Carabosse. By pricking her finger on an enchanted spinning wheel she is placed under a cruel curse and forced to sleep for 100 years. Can true love survive and handsome Prince Charming break the spell? Can Aurora's hilarious best friend Muddles help save the town and who will outwit the evil Enchantress and foil her wicked plans? With magic, music, comedy and special effects, make Sleeping Beauty the pantomime of your dreams and book your tickets now: www.swansea.gov.uk/SleepingBeauty. 9th December 2016 - 8th January 2017. Swansea Grand Theatre, Singleton Street, Swansea SA1 3QJ (Map).

 

Christmas West End Magic - London

December Dates

This December West End Magic will be presenting a series of special Christmas Magic Shows in London every Saturday and Sunday at the Museum of Comedy in Bloomsbury at 2pm and 4pm. The family friendly show features conjuring feats from Oliver Tabor, the magic and science of Oliver Meech; plus a different guest act for each show. These include Jon Allen, Megan Knowles-Bacon, Dee Riley, Wayne Trice and Dean Leavy, with more to be announced. Christmas West End Magic, 3rd-18th December 2016 at 2pm & 4pm at the Museum of Comedy, The Undercroft, St. George’s Church, Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2SR (Map). To book Click Here or call the Box Office 020 7734 2222.

 

The Young Magicians of Mann present 'Finale'

4th December

The Young Magicians of Mann, a club for 10 to 18 year olds on the Isle of Man, is to close at the end of 2016. The club, founded by Mike Clague AIMC in 1987, is to stage its last show on the afternoon of Sunday 4th December at 2pm at the Youth Arts Centre, Kensington Road, Douglas, Isle of Man IM1 3EG. Current members will perform, and will be joined by Juan Corrin and Lexi Watterson MMC. Tickets cost £7, and can be booked by leaving a message on 01624 878328. Facebook: Click Here.

 

The Gathering - Great Yarmouth

6th December

Stephen Bolam writes: Our next meeting is on 6th December at 7.30pm 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, and with it being close to Christmas this one will be full of festive fun. Their will be a Bar as well as free coffee and a small buffet. If anyone wants to come along, please email thegathering@mail.com or Phone Kyle on 07510 933734 for further information.

 

Jason Steele and Joanne in Aladdin - Wirral

December Dates

Jason Steele and Joanne  are excited to be performing as Genie of the Lamp and Slave of the Ring in Duggie Chapman's production of Aladdin at the Gladstone Theatre, the Wirrall, this Christmas, appearing with the Patton Brothers from Chucklevision, Danny Rogers from BBC TV Cbeebies, Andy Eastwood, Mervyn Francis, Pete Lindup, Helen Farrell and Chris Ritchie. 10th December 2016 - 7th January 2017. Venue: Gladstone Theatre, Port Sunlight Village, Greendale Road, Wirral CH62 4XB (Map). Tickets: Click Here.

 

Quentin Reynolds Lecture - Order of The Magi, Manchester

13th December

Geoffrey Newton PRO writes: The Order of The Magi has secured the lecture services of Quentin Reynolds for their meeting on Tuesday 8th November at 8pm. Quentin's lecture will include magic from his professional repertoire and covers close-up, children's magic and mentalism. With over thirty years in the business and over ten thousand shows under his belt, you will benefit from his knowledge and experience in real-world situations. Regardless of what kind of magic you perform, Quentin will cover all aspects of professional presentation. Door charge for non-members, directions on www.orderofthemagi.org.uk. Details of the Christmas Party on 13th December are also on the website.

 

The Order of The Magi Christmas Party - Manchester

13th December

The Order of The Magi are holding their Christmas Party on Tuesday 13th December at the Irish World Heritage Centre in Manchester at 8pm. It will be a night of fun, games, competitions, prizes and a hot pot type supper followed by the exciting magic and music of Jez Mansfield and Emma. This magic duo is making quite a name these days so it is an opportunity to see them in action. Tickets are £7.50 each and available from pro@orderofthemagi.org.uk or telephone 0161 969 8222. Closing date for ticket application is 3rd December. Directions on www.orderofthemagi.org.uk. Geoffrey Newton.

 

The House of Q presents "Grand Cabaret" - London

14th December

The House of Q presents "Grand Cabaret" an all-new cabaret and variety show in the West End's famous Crazy Coqs (Cabaret Venue of the Year 2015) featuring magic, burlesque, music, mime and more. The House of Q comprises The Magic Circle's Neil Kelso, Cwtch Cabaret Award Winner 2015 Alexander Luttley, and a finalist in the upcoming Burlesque Awards as Performer of The Year 2016 Felicity Furore. They will be presenting their most spellbinding acts as showcased around the globe. Step into their enchanting world for an unforgettable evening like no other. "An extraordinary evening of cabaret... this trio are the perfect form of escapism." Access London. Showtime 9pm. Tickets £15.00. The Crazy Coqs at Brasserie Zédel, 20 Sherwood Street, London W1F 7ED (Map). www.brasseriezedel.com

 

The Magic Circle Christmas Show - London

December Dates

A festive treat with a chance to explore the headquarters of The Magic Circle, see close-up magic performed before your very eyes and witness the spectacular stage show. Ideal for families. (This event is for over-5s only no refunds will be issued for under-5s. The balcony is unsuitable for children under 14 who may be unable to see over the balcony railing.) Doors open at 1.30pm and 6pm. Tickets £30 (circle) and £34 (stalls) via www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events. Venue: The Magic Circle Headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)

Tuesday 20 December at 2.30pm and 7pm

Wednesday 21 December at 2.30pm and 7pm

Thursday 22 December at 2.30pm and 7pm

Friday 23 December at 7pm

Tuesday 27 December at 2.30pm and 7pm

Wednesday 28 December at 2.30pm and 7pm

Thursday 29 December at 2.30pm and 7pm

Friday 30 December at 2.30pm and 7pm.

 

Steve Allen's Christmas Cracker - The Magic Circle, London

23rd December

A special show from radio host and magician Steve Allen at the headquarters of the world-famous Magic Circle. The show is aimed at LBC listeners and Steve Allen's loyal following. Friday 23rd December 2016. Doors open 1.30pm, show starts 2.30pm. This event is for over 5s only. Tickets £31.00 and £35.00 plus transaction fee. Venue: The Magic Circle headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map). www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events.

 

MagicFest Christmas Special!

December Dates

Wrap yourself in magic this Christmas and enjoy the spectacular ‘Collection of Wonders’ – the inaugural MagicFest Christmas Show. It will run for 4 days only from the 27th – 30th December at George Square Theatre, Edinburgh. A heart-warming mix of thrilling magic with a sprinkling of comedy, featuring top magicians from around the UK, and a special guest from France. From cutting-edge illusions and mind reading, to mesmerising sleight of hand magic and edge-of-your-seat levitation, this show is not to be missed! Starring:

Kevin Quantum – Magician-scientist hybrid trained by Penn and Teller in Las Vegas fuses visual magic with modern technology and unique inventions. His comedy magic shows have twice been nominated at the Scottish Comedy Awards and have received 5 star reviews at the Fringe.
Florian Sainvet – An incredible talent from France and Finalist in the World Magic Championships 2015 and in ‘France has got Talent’, will present his award-winning futuristic act and a brand new “money from thin air” illusion. He is recognised as one of the best sleight of hand magicians in the world.
Drew McAdam (27th and 28th Dec only) – “Scotland’s foremost mind reader” (BBC, STV, Channel 5) has baffled audiences in US, Russia and across Europe to Africa with his mind-boggling demonstrations of spoon-bending and mind-reading. If you think your thoughts are yours, and yours alone… think again!
Matthew J Dowden – Known as the Dean Martin of magic, he has charmed and enchanted audiences in 20 different countries with his unique show “Magic of the Movies” inspired by Hollywood and his infectious love for classic art of magic.
Lewis Barlow (29th and 30th Dec only) – Edinburgh’s sleight of hand master. The magic Lewis performs has been developed and closely guarded by the world’s greatest magicians over the last two hundred years. BBC consultant and past president of the Edinburgh Magic Circle, Lewis is one of Scotland’s finest prestidigitators.

Tickets from £14. See www.magicfest.co.uk/event-item/magicfest-christmas.

 

The Stars of Magic Christmas Show - Bristol

27th - 29th December

From the organisers: Do you believe in magic? Six of the finest magicians and illusionists from around the globe come together in a breathtaking, gasp-inducing and head-scratching show that you won't want to miss! The Stars of Magic is a family-friendly show featuring world-class magicians from the UK, Germany and Taiwan. From spectacular Las Vegas-style illusions to astonishing sleight of hand magic, this show is a first of its kind in Bristol and really has to be seen to be (dis)believed. Starring: Young and Strange: Our grand illusionists and YouTube viral stars. One of their videos received ten million views in one weekend alone! Alan Hudson: The hilarious star of ITV's prime-time shows The Next Great Magician and Penn and Teller Fool Us. Alana: Enchanting, unique magic from Germany's national champion. She presents the act that won her that title and that she has performed on television shows all over the world. Anson Lee: Taiwan's master of sleight of hand card manipulation. Anson has swept the board with awards in Asia for his cutting-edge act. Rob James: The International Brotherhood of Magicians first prize winner for close-up magic 2015. Rob has amazed audiences everywhere from the Magic Castle in Hollywood to Disneyland in Paris. For more details see www.starsofmagic.co.uk or www.redgravetheatre.com.

 

Richard Cadell - Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

January Dates

Richard Cadell MIMC is appearing daily at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland. He can be seen presenting The Sooty Christmas Show at 11am in the Megadome. Richard then stars with his illusion show at Zippos Circus at 12.30, 2.00, 3.30 and 5.00 pm. The large scale illusions have been newly constructed in Las Vegas by Tim Clothier and Mike Michaels. Both shows run daily until January 3rd . For more info and tickets visit www.hydeparkwinterwonderland.com.

 

At Home with The Magic Circle

January Dates
An evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians. You'll learn about the history of magic and The Magic Circle itself and get to witness amazing close-up conjuring during the Parlour Magic Shows and a magical stage show as part of this highly entertaining evening. Doors open at 7.00pm and the event finishes at around 10pm. You'll be able to enjoy a drink in the Club Room bar and browse the treasures of The Magic Circle Museum before the magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval you'll have further opportunity to explore our fabulous headquarters before it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle Theatre to finish off your evening. Arrive early to enjoy your magical night out.

 

Tuesday 10th January + 24th January

Note: suitable for ages 14 and above. Under-14s will not be admitted.

Tickets £50 for premium seats, £34.00 for individuals or £30 for groups of 20 or more plus transaction fee via

Tickets available from www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events
Suitable for ages 14 and above. Under 14s will not be admitted.
Venue: The Magic Circle Headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)

The Magic Circle 020 7837 2222.

 

Richard Jones in Sleeping Beauty - Swansea Grand Theatre

January Dates

Once upon a time in a land far away, the beautiful Princess Aurora is given a sixteenth birthday present by her evil godmother Carabosse. By pricking her finger on an enchanted spinning wheel she is placed under a cruel curse and forced to sleep for 100 years. Can true love survive and handsome Prince Charming break the spell? Can Aurora's hilarious best friend Muddles help save the town and who will outwit the evil Enchantress and foil her wicked plans? With magic, music, comedy and special effects, make Sleeping Beauty the pantomime of your dreams and book your tickets now: www.swansea.gov.uk/SleepingBeauty. 9th December 2016 - 8th January 2017. Swansea Grand Theatre, Singleton Street, Swansea SA1 3QJ (Map).

 

Jason Steele and Joanne in Aladdin - Wirral

January Dates

Jason Steele and Joanne  are excited to be performing as Genie of the Lamp and Slave of the Ring in Duggie Chapman's production of Aladdin at the Gladstone Theatre, the Wirrall, this Christmas, appearing with the Patton Brothers from Chucklevision, Danny Rogers from BBC TV Cbeebies, Andy Eastwood, Mervyn Francis, Pete Lindup, Helen Farrell and Chris Ritchie. 10th December 2016 - 7th January 2017. Venue: Gladstone Theatre, Port Sunlight Village, Greendale Road, Wirral CH62 4XB (Map). Tickets: Click Here.

 

The Session 2017

6th-8th January

Legendary bar magician Eric Mead (USA) joins magic theorist Jamy Ian Swiss (USA) and Ben Earl (his first convention appearance in many years), together with the hilarious Danny Buckler! On the Friday, Luke Jermay will host a day of mentalism with Vincent Hedan (France), Alex Ray (Austria), Chris Rawlins (UK) and more. The hotel is conveniently situated right outside Heathrow Airport and tickets are now available. www.sessionconvention.com. Full list of names released to date: Alex Ray (Austria), Andi Gladwin (UK), Ben Earl (UK), Bill Cheung (Austria), Chris Rawlins (UK), Danny Buckler (UK), Eric Mead (USA), Jamy Ian Swiss (USA), Joshua Jay (USA), Luke Jermay (UK), Vincent Hedan (France).

 

Magic Car Boot Sale - Birmingham

22nd January

Alec writes: Due to many requests the Magic Car Boot Sale will return on 22nd January 2017 at a new venue in Birmingham: The Austin Sports and Social Club, 30 Tessall Lane, Longbridge, Birmingham B31 2SF (Map). This venue is right next door to Longbridge Railway Station and less than 10 minutes from Junction 4 on the M5. There is plenty of free parking with barriers on the car park. There is a Premier Inn and Beefeater just across the road. Stalls remain at £15 and can be booked by calling 07831 115448, or by email alec@alecpowell.co.uk. The first stall booked is Gordon Astley who is selling items on behalf of Paul Zenon!

 

Charity Magic Show - Harrow Weald

29th January

Peter Altman writes: Charity Magic Show with Magic Circle members Clive Hyams and Norman Gee. Pennies from Heaven presents 'Magic' a Charity Magic Show with Magic Circle members Clive Hyams and Norman Gee to include close-up and stage magic, and a Q&A session. Sunday 29th January 2017, 7pm -10pm. Venue: Blackwell Hall, 90 Uxbridge Road, Harrow Weald HA3 6DQ (Map). Tickets: £20 per person (includes a deli supper and tea/coffee/cake). Contact: Peter Altman peter.altman@ntlworld.com. All proceeds to Crohn’s & Colitis UK and Chai Cancer Care.

 

Jamie Raven Tour

February Dates

Britain's Got Talent star Jamie Raven on Tour "A huge thank you to everybody who came to see and support the sell out shows in June and July 2016 across the UK, Jersey and Abu Dhabi. It was so much fun that we are doing it all over again in October and November 2016 and February 2017. There is very limited availability so get your tickets before they disappear. I can’t wait to see you all there!" Jamie Raven.

4th February 2017 – Ferneham Hall, Portsmouth
6th February 2017 – New Theatre, Oxford
7th February 2017 – Glasgow, Royal
9th February 2017 – Tunbridge Wells, Assembly Hall
10th February 2017 – Grove Theatre, Dunstable
11th February 2017 – Reading Hexagon
12th February 2017 – Rose Kingston
13th February 2017 – Palace, Torquay
14th February 2017 – Stoke, Regent
21st February 2017 – Southport, Theatre
23rd February 2017 – Lancaster, Grand
25th February 2017 – Harlow, Playhouse
26th February 2017 – Letchworth, Broadway

Tickets: www.jamieraven.co.uk/tour.

 

At Home with The Magic Circle

February Dates
An evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians. You'll learn about the history of magic and The Magic Circle itself and get to witness amazing close-up conjuring during the Parlour Magic Shows and a magical stage show as part of this highly entertaining evening. Doors open at 7.00pm and the event finishes at around 10pm. You'll be able to enjoy a drink in the Club Room bar and browse the treasures of The Magic Circle Museum before the magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval you'll have further opportunity to explore our fabulous headquarters before it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle Theatre to finish off your evening. Arrive early to enjoy your magical night out.

 

Tuesday: 7th February + 21st February

Note: suitable for ages 14 and above. Under-14s will not be admitted.

Tickets £50 for premium seats, £34.00 for individuals or £30 for groups of 20 or more plus transaction fee via

Tickets available from www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events
Suitable for ages 14 and above. Under 14s will not be admitted.
Venue: The Magic Circle Headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)

The Magic Circle 020 7837 2222.

 

Christian Magicians UK first National Conference - Hoddesdon

13th to 17th February

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.

 

Blackpool Magic Convention & FISM European Championships

16th - 19th February

The 65th Annual Blackpool Magic Convention. 16th, 17th,18th, 19th February 2017. Join Paul Zenon, Yan Yan Ma, Mike Bent and John Guastaferro in what promises to be an amazing event. More exciting names to be announced soon. To book, visit www.blackpoolmagic.com.It is held at The Winter Gardens, Blackpool. www.blackpoolmagic.com.

 

At Home with The Magic Circle

March Dates
An evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians. You'll learn about the history of magic and The Magic Circle itself and get to witness amazing close-up conjuring during the Parlour Magic Shows and a magical stage show as part of this highly entertaining evening. Doors open at 7.00pm and the event finishes at around 10pm. You'll be able to enjoy a drink in the Club Room bar and browse the treasures of The Magic Circle Museum before the magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval you'll have further opportunity to explore our fabulous headquarters before it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle Theatre to finish off your evening. Arrive early to enjoy your magical night out.

 

Tuesday: 7th March + 21st March

Note: suitable for ages 14 and above. Under-14s will not be admitted.

Tickets £50 for premium seats, £34.00 for individuals or £30 for groups of 20 or more plus transaction fee via

Tickets available from www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events
Suitable for ages 14 and above. Under 14s will not be admitted.
Venue: The Magic Circle Headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)

The Magic Circle 020 7837 2222.

 

Derren Brown: Underground - London

March Dates

A collection of some of the very best of Derren’s previous stage work, set to play at the The Charing Cross Theatre from 8th March - 1st April 2017. The theatre is small, intimate, discrete, and indeed, Underground. This is a one off opportunity to see Derren in this type of location, in a very limited number of performances. If you want to see Derren perform his own choice of some of his favourite work, then this is the show to see. www.ticketmaster.co.uk. 8th March - 1st April 2017, Charing Cross Theatre, London www.charingcrosstheatre.co.uk.

 

The Annual British Magical Society Dinner - Birmingham

11th March

Jay Adkins writes: 80 is a magic number! This is the maximum number of seats available at next year’s B.M.S. Annual Dinner on Saturday, March 11th 2017 at The Tally Ho Conference and Banqueting Centre, Edgbaston, Birmingham! With cabaret from the one and only Martin Daniels this is going to be a great night, so early booking is definitely advised. Family and friends are welcome to enjoy this special evening with an excellent meal, presentations, close-up magic, raffle, tombola and Star Cabaret with Martin Daniels. All seats only £35.00. Tally Ho Conference & Banqueting Centre, Pershore Road, Birmingham B5 7RN (Map). Contact info at www.britishmagicalsociety.co.uk.

 

South Tyneside International Magic Festival 2017

17th - 19th March

News from Steve Gore, the new magic talent booker for the South Tyneside International Magic Festival: It is with huge excitement that the South Tyneside International Magic Festival can announce the first batch of Star lecturers and performers at our convention next year. All these guys appeared in the documentary 'Our Magic' created and filmed by R. Paul Wilson, which will be shown at the convention.

Rob Zabrecky From Los Angeles
As a magician there is simply no one like him. In live performances he invents a magical World through a series of strange and beautiful effects, which combines with remarkable timing and theatrical edifice. He has become a prime attraction at the Magic Castle. There he has received multiple award nominations by the Academy of Magical Arts.

Mahdi Gilbert from New York
A Canadian professional sleight of hand card magician, he has created every technique he uses due to being born without hands and feet. Because all instructional material on magic has been created for people with hands Mahdi has had to invent techniques for every trick he performs. Mahdi has appeared on Penn & Teller: Fool Us Season three where his was successful in fooling Penn Jillette and Teller with a version of the card effect 'Oil and Water'. He also contributed to the research of the book The Greatest German Living by Ricky Jay about Matthias Buchinger who was also born without hands or feet.

Asi Wind From New York
This NYC based Corporate Mentalist is one of magic's most influential thinkers and performers. Magicians all over the world study and perform his creations. Recently he was presented with the Merlin Award for the most original show (previously given to Penn & Teller and David Copperfield). Asi's recent off-Broadway show, “Concert of the Mind,” completely sold out, extended its run, and received rave reviews and critical acclaim. His new show " Do You Want To Change Your Mind?" is due to premier in London on Nov 8th 2016.

Remember to pop the dates in your diary (17th -19th March 2017) or just pay now by calling Ian on 0191 424 7823. Any general questions call Karri on 0191 455 4031 or email karri.prinn@southtyneside.gov.uk. Cost for the convention remains at £65 and includes all 7 star lecturers, Q&A sessions, close-up gala, 2 amazing gala stage shows, 'Our Magic' movie, access to dealers and our new 1 trick contest.

 

Carmarthen Merlin Festival

24th & 25th March

Plans are underway to relaunch Carmarthen’s Merlin Festival next year as part of plans by the Welsh government to celebrate 2017 as the Year of Legends. The great wizard was said to have been born in the town while local legends have him buried in a cave on top of a hill, waiting to come back to life when the future of the country is threatened. It is hoped that magic will again be a major part of the festival with street performances planned around the town over the weekend of March 24th & 25th 2017. Three years since the last festival was held, there are hopes to build a sustainable annual event which will attract visitors from all over the UK.

 

Derren Brown: Underground - London

1st April

A collection of some of the very best of Derren’s previous stage work, set to play at the The Charing Cross Theatre from 8th March - 1st April 2017. The theatre is small, intimate, discrete, and indeed, Underground. This is a one off opportunity to see Derren in this type of location, in a very limited number of performances. If you want to see Derren perform his own choice of some of his favourite work, then this is the show to see. www.ticketmaster.co.uk. 8th March - 1st April 2017, Charing Cross Theatre, London www.charingcrosstheatre.co.uk.

 

At Home with The Magic Circle

April Dates
An evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians. You'll learn about the history of magic and The Magic Circle itself and get to witness amazing close-up conjuring during the Parlour Magic Shows and a magical stage show as part of this highly entertaining evening. Doors open at 7.00pm and the event finishes at around 10pm. You'll be able to enjoy a drink in the Club Room bar and browse the treasures of The Magic Circle Museum before the magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval you'll have further opportunity to explore our fabulous headquarters before it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle Theatre to finish off your evening. Arrive early to enjoy your magical night out.

 

Tuesday: 4th April + 25th April

Note: suitable for ages 14 and above. Under-14s will not be admitted.

Tickets £50 for premium seats, £34.00 for individuals or £30 for groups of 20 or more plus transaction fee via

Tickets available from www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events
Suitable for ages 14 and above. Under 14s will not be admitted.
Venue: The Magic Circle Headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)

The Magic Circle 020 7837 2222.

 

Northern Magic Circle Convention

21st-23rd April

Northern Magic Circle is excited to announce its 61st annual convention. The “Northern Magic Summit” will take place in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd April 2017. The weekend will be filled with a wide variety of magic lectures, an inter-society competition, a dazzling Gala show at the 1,100 capacity Tyne Theatre & Opera House and great dealers too! Having just celebrated its 60th birthday, this event will mark the end of the diamond year of Northern Magic Circle, returning to Newcastle - the home of its very first convention in 1957. Full details, artistes and booking information will be published very soon. Rob J. Temple. www.northernmagiccircle.org.uk.

 

SAMS Convention 2017 - Montrose

5th, 6th & 7th May

From the organisers: The 2017 convention will be taking place at The Park Hotel, Montrose on 5th, 6th & 7th May. For the Saturday Night Gala Show the following acts have been confirmed: The local dance group from Montrose; the winner of the 2016 SAMS Stage competition, Fraser Stokes; One of our top magicians from the west coast of Scotland, George Colvan; from England, one of the UK's top children's entertainers, Shane West and also from England, performing "alternative magic" and the star off BBC3's Killer Magic, Dee Christopher. Last, but no means least, all the way from the USA, comedy magician and past winner of "Magician of the Year" at the Magic Castle, TC Tahoe. The show will be compèred by Malcolm Wilson, better known as Magic Malky.


Lecturers: TC Tahoe will be giving his "close-up lecture", Dee Christopher will be lecturing on "TV / Alternative Magic" and Shane West will be doing a lecture on "Kids Magic". Plans are afoot for Harry Robson to do a workshop on "close-up" as well. Dealers: Harry Robson, Shane West, Alan Duncan, Heidi Costumes, Jimmy Craig and Green Tea. Hotel Rooms: Hotel rooms in the Park Hotel are £90 per room per night for a double and £60 per room per night for a single. These are B&B rates per room, so effectively a couple are £45 each per night for B&B. Rooms should be booked through our secretary Elizabeth McNamara. Please contact her rather than book through the hotel as it makes it easier to monitor the room allocation, email elizabethmcnamara@btinternet.com phone 01563 821241. Our Registration Secretary this year is Lynne Kennedy and she can be contacted via kennedy.lynne@sky.com. Competition Organiser: Dave Ennis is running the competitions again this year and can be contacted on david@magicman.guru or 07760 173392. www.scottishassociationofmagicalsocieties.co.uk.

 

57th Bristol Day of Magic

7th May

Paul MacLeavy writes: The Bristol Society of Magic wish to announce that the 57th Bristol Day of Magic will be held on Sunday 7th May 2017 at the Nailsea Academy of Performing Arts, Nailsea, Bristol BS48 2LE (the same venue as this year). Once again there will be a full programme of lectures, dealers, close-up performances, and an international Gala Show. Details to follow. www.bristolmagic.co.uk.

 

Trix in the Stix - Shropshire

22nd and 23rd May (Sold Out)

Practical Magic would like to announce details of Trix in the Stix 2017, a convention for children's entertainers held in sunny Shropshire at the magnificent Lion Quays hotel near Oswestry on the Welsh border. The dates are Monday and Tuesday 22nd and 23rd May 2017. One of the Star Lecturers will be Ken Scott (photo) from the US. Ken has three times been winner of Greater Atlanta Magician of the Year and is a highly experienced entertainer, having performed his shows for over a million people. More lecturers will be added as the year progresses. In addition, there will be dealers, Power Presentations... and surprises! This will be the 5th Trix in the Stix and the convention sells out very rapidly: for this year's convention, all 240 tickets sold out in just under 2 hours. www.practical-magic.com.

 

At Home with The Magic Circle

23rd May
An evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians. You'll learn about the history of magic and The Magic Circle itself and get to witness amazing close-up conjuring during the Parlour Magic Shows and a magical stage show as part of this highly entertaining evening. Doors open at 7.00pm and the event finishes at around 10pm. You'll be able to enjoy a drink in the Club Room bar and browse the treasures of The Magic Circle Museum before the magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval you'll have further opportunity to explore our fabulous headquarters before it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle Theatre to finish off your evening. Arrive early to enjoy your magical night out.

 

Tuesday 23rd May

Note: suitable for ages 14 and above. Under-14s will not be admitted.

Tickets £50 for premium seats, £34.00 for individuals or £30 for groups of 20 or more plus transaction fee via

Tickets available from www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events
Suitable for ages 14 and above. Under 14s will not be admitted.
Venue: The Magic Circle Headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)

The Magic Circle 020 7837 2222.

 

The Peterborough Society of Magicians 29th Annual Sale, Exchange and Lecture Day

11th June

John Learoyd writes: The Society is pleased to announce the booking of Andi Gladwin for the afternoon Lecture at our Annual One Day Magic Convention on Sunday 11th June 2017. Traders will have access at approx 8.45am to set up. Doors open for all at 9.45am. The official opening is at 10am. There is free on-site parking. Refreshments available all day at very reasonable prices. For further details please go to: www.psmagicians.org.uk or contact Keith Downs on 01778 343167 or the220@btinternet.com. The venue is The Millfield Community Centre, Lincoln Road, Peterborough PE1 2PE (Map). For maps of the venue email: johnlearoyd@homail.com.

 

At Home with The Magic Circle

13th June
An evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians. You'll learn about the history of magic and The Magic Circle itself and get to witness amazing close-up conjuring during the Parlour Magic Shows and a magical stage show as part of this highly entertaining evening. Doors open at 7.00pm and the event finishes at around 10pm. You'll be able to enjoy a drink in the Club Room bar and browse the treasures of The Magic Circle Museum before the magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval you'll have further opportunity to explore our fabulous headquarters before it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle Theatre to finish off your evening. Arrive early to enjoy your magical night out.

 

Tuesday 13th June

Note: suitable for ages 14 and above. Under-14s will not be admitted.

Tickets £50 for premium seats, £34.00 for individuals or £30 for groups of 20 or more plus transaction fee via

Tickets available from www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events
Suitable for ages 14 and above. Under 14s will not be admitted.
Venue: The Magic Circle Headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)

The Magic Circle 020 7837 2222.

 

 

 

 

 

At Home with The Magic Circle

September Dates
An evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians. You'll learn about the history of magic and The Magic Circle itself and get to witness amazing close-up conjuring during the Parlour Magic Shows and a magical stage show as part of this highly entertaining evening. Doors open at 7.00pm and the event finishes at around 10pm. You'll be able to enjoy a drink in the Club Room bar and browse the treasures of The Magic Circle Museum before the magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval you'll have further opportunity to explore our fabulous headquarters before it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle Theatre to finish off your evening. Arrive early to enjoy your magical night out.

 

Tuesday 5th September + 19th September

Note: suitable for ages 14 and above. Under-14s will not be admitted.

Tickets £50 for premium seats, £34.00 for individuals or £30 for groups of 20 or more plus transaction fee via

Tickets available from www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events
Suitable for ages 14 and above. Under 14s will not be admitted.
Venue: The Magic Circle Headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)

The Magic Circle 020 7837 2222.

 

At Home with The Magic Circle

October Dates
An evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians. You'll learn about the history of magic and The Magic Circle itself and get to witness amazing close-up conjuring during the Parlour Magic Shows and a magical stage show as part of this highly entertaining evening. Doors open at 7.00pm and the event finishes at around 10pm. You'll be able to enjoy a drink in the Club Room bar and browse the treasures of The Magic Circle Museum before the magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval you'll have further opportunity to explore our fabulous headquarters before it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle Theatre to finish off your evening. Arrive early to enjoy your magical night out.

 

Tuesday 10th October + 24th October

Note: suitable for ages 14 and above. Under-14s will not be admitted.

Tickets £50 for premium seats, £34.00 for individuals or £30 for groups of 20 or more plus transaction fee via

Tickets available from www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events
Suitable for ages 14 and above. Under 14s will not be admitted.
Venue: The Magic Circle Headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)

The Magic Circle 020 7837 2222.

 

At Home with The Magic Circle

21st November
An evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians. You'll learn about the history of magic and The Magic Circle itself and get to witness amazing close-up conjuring during the Parlour Magic Shows and a magical stage show as part of this highly entertaining evening. Doors open at 7.00pm and the event finishes at around 10pm. You'll be able to enjoy a drink in the Club Room bar and browse the treasures of The Magic Circle Museum before the magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval you'll have further opportunity to explore our fabulous headquarters before it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle Theatre to finish off your evening. Arrive early to enjoy your magical night out.

 

Tuesday 21st November

Note: suitable for ages 14 and above. Under-14s will not be admitted.

Tickets £50 for premium seats, £34.00 for individuals or £30 for groups of 20 or more plus transaction fee via

Tickets available from www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events
Suitable for ages 14 and above. Under 14s will not be admitted.
Venue: The Magic Circle Headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)

The Magic Circle 020 7837 2222.

 

 

 

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