AUGUST 2014

All Year

Davenport’s Magic Kingdom - Norfolk

Since the 1890's, the Davenport family have been professional performing magicians and collectors of some of the most important artifacts in the world of Conjuring, Illusion and Mystery. Experience the unique story of this remarkable family and their place in British magical history through the timeline exhibition, films and their family magic show. Meet characters from the past, and visit L. Davenport Ltd's 1920's shop. Then sit back and enjoy a fun filled magic show for all the family to enjoy - included in the price of admission. Davenport's Magic Kingdom is Norfolk's newest attraction. Davenport's Magic Kingdom, Cromer Road, North Walsham, Norfolk NR28 0NB (Map). Visit www.davenportsmagickingdom.co.uk for more information and to book.

 

All Summer

Michael Jordan's High Jinx Magic and Illusion Show - Blackpool

Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday at 7.45pm to 2nd November 2014 with Matinees every Saturday at 3pm from 13th September. "Join Michael Jordan and friends as they return with their hit show for a third successive year. This brand new exciting family Magic and Illusion show has something for everyone. A fast paced show filled with magic, illusion and circus skills, with a welcome return of the House of Magic Dancers and some very unusual guests. This show is a must see for all the family and Blackpool's number 1 attraction on Trip Advisor for 2013 & 2014. Box Office 0871 222 9090. Adults £10.00, Children £8.50, Family Ticket £35.00. Venue: The Horseshoe, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Ocean Boulevard, Blackpool FY4 2EZ. www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com www.highjinxmagic.com.

 

August Dates
The Magic Cavern
London's most intimate and atmospheric theatre show of traditional grand magic for the whole family. 11th sensational year. Created and presented by magician and showman Richard Leigh. Richard opened at The Barons Court Theatre with 'The Magic Cavern' in 2002. It has become London's longest running weekly theatrical magic show. Over 1000 performances. You won't believe your eyes as you witness the seemingly impossible. Wherever you sit in this atmospheric venue, you are only a few feet away from the magic which happens literally under your very eyes. This show is interactive and suitable for all the family. (6 years to 106) nd fifteen minutes without an interval. The bar of 'The Curtains Up' pub, above the theatre awaits your company after the performance.
Barons Court Theatre, 'The Curtains Up', 28A Comeragh Road, London W14 9HR (Map). 2 minutes walk from either Barons Court (Piccadilly Line) or West Kensington (District Line) tube stations.

Adults £12.00. Concessions £8.00. Box Office 020 8932 4747 or buy tickets online at: www.falseimpressions.co.uk

Performance schedule
Sunday 24th August at 3.00pm and 6.00pm
Sunday 31st August at 3.00pm

 

August Dates

Reality Abuse - London

Reality Abuse: "Mind Control? Illusion? Hallucinations? Join magician and mind reader S1L3NC3 on a dark, interactive experience examining the psychology behind hallucinations, and how to control them. "An audiovisual feast for the eyes and ears" JUKE Magazine; "Terrifying but beautiful" GQ Magazine; FringeGuru: "A thing to behold ... I couldn't tear my eyes away" FringeGuru. Note: This show is not for the faint hearted. Strictly limited to 13 seats per performance. Ages 18+. Weekends throughout August at 2pm and 4pm at The Dublin Castle, 94 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 7AN (Map) Tickets £10. More info and to book: www.realityabuse.com.

 

31.8.14

The AWS Magic Tabletop Sale & Magic Jam Sessions - Southampton

Darren Holden writes: On Sunday 31st August the AWS are hosting a mini convention at our club from 9am - 11pm. The table top sale starts at 9am. Bring along your old magic items to sell. Entry / Table is £5. Please note that tables will go very quickly and are on a first come first served basis. Under 16 £3. Dealer tables £10 (we are only saving 6 tables for dealers). Workshops and lectures all day. Open mic contest in the evening. Come and join us! Anyone interested in doing a workshop or lecture please contact me. Lectures confirmed and lots more to follow: Sean Boon - The Power of Social Media; David Schollenberger - Balloon Lecture; Tony Hyams - Close-up Magic. We also have the Pig In A Bun Hog Roast Company coming along, as well as Trickett's Funfair. A great day for everyone. Dealers: Magic Tao, Razamatazz Magic, The Magic Attic with more to be added. Venue: Southern Parishes Conservative Club, The Hill, Upper Northam Close, Hedge End, Southampton SO30 4BB (Map). Organised by Darren Holden, The Associated Wizards of The South, email darren@magicdarren.co.uk 07980 385 832. See www.awsmagic.co.uk and facebook.com/events/1455215894726737.

 

SEPTEMBER 2014

2.2.9.14
Tony Griffith Reflections lecture - Mercian Mystics Magic Society

Tony Griffith will be presenting his Reflections lecture for the Mercian Mystics Magic Society on Tuesday 2nd September. Further details from Howard Carter 01782 868164.

 

2.9.14

Wayne Dobson Lecture - Watford Association of Magicians

Dov Citron writes: This promises to be an amazing night from a master of comedy magic. Wayne Dobson's insight, timing, inventiveness and comic brilliance have made him nothing less than magic royalty. If you want to share an evening with this master of magic and mirth then get this date penned into your diary today! 8pm on Tuesday 2nd September. Price: £10.00 for non-members. Venue: The Hall, Bricket Wood Social Club, Oak Avenue, Bricket Wood, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL2 3LQ (Map). www.wamclub.co.uk.

 

2nd - 7th September

Clive Grewcock - Nairn Book & Arts Festival, Inverness

Highland based magician Clive Grewcock is delighted to be invited to perform once again at the Nairn Book & Arts Festival which takes place from the 2nd - 7th September at a variety of venues throughout the town just east of Inverness. Clive commented, "this is always an exciting opportunity for a Magician because it highlights the entertainment as both a performing art and storytelling medium. There is a wide range of subject matter covered during the festival, last year I was involved in the variety night and this year I will be very much part of the kids' day with family magic over the 6th of September." The 11th Nairn Book & Arts Festival delivers a diverse programme of poetry, writers, drama, music, film, art and workshops which will include international, national and local talent . One of the UK’s most familiar broadcasters, Kirsty Wark, will launch the festival, while an event with Scottish TV presenter and author Sally Magnusson, will close it. www.nairnfestival.co.uk.

 

3.9.14

Dave Forrest Lecture - Scottish Conjurers' Association

George Fitzpatrick writes: The Scottish Conjurers' Association are delighted to announce that Dave Forrest (www.full52.com) will be presenting a lecture on Wednesday 3rd September at 7.30pm. Venue SMPT, 8-10 Balcaress Avenue, Glasgow G12 0QF (Map). Visitors welcome £10. Dave will be known to many as an inventor of card effects and as a producer of DVDs, his own and of other artists.

 

5.9.14

Magic Night at Madame JoJo's - London

Friday, 5th September. From the organisers: It’s tricky, it’s juggly, its Magic Night replete with knives, clever handiwork, brilliant mind tricks and one mass trick to fool you all. We are back in September with some incredible acts, feats and awe-inspiring tricks. Oliver Meech joins us with his tricks to fool us all involving food and a spot of time travel. Ben Hart, smash hit of Edinburgh 2014 brings his incredible magic, weaving stories and breath-taking tricks that are mesmerising. Meanwhile knives will be played with and table cloths removed from fully laden table by Matt Riccardo then replaced again and nothing will move, whilst Jon Hicks, the Paintertainer will be calling up ghosts from the past using only his paintbrush and music. All ably compered by mighty sorcerer Neil Henry who will be placing some magic bets. Magic Night at Madame JoJo's. Doors open 7.00pm. Show starts at 7.45pm. Tickets £12 including entry to Good Foot. £14 OTD. Show ticket plus dinner: £27. Madame JoJo's, 8-10 Brewer Street, London W1F 0SE (Map). Tickets and more info: www.magicnight.co.uk.

 

6.9.14

The Magic Circle Stage Magician of the Year 2014

Saturday 6th September at 7pm. "Tickets are now on sale for The Magic Circle Stage Magician of the Year 2014. Watch some of our top magicians battle for the coveted trophy and prize money. This year, the competitors are: Dave Andrews, Richard Griffin, Edward Hilsum, Richard Pinner, Mark Shortland, Oliver Tabor and Young & Strange. Who will win? Join us at The Magic Circle on 6th September to find out." Doors open 6pm, event starts at 7pm. Tickets £26.00 plus transaction fee from www.themagiccircle.co.uk or www.seetickets.com. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult. No refunds will be issued to under 14s who are not accompanied by an adult. Venue: The Magic Circle Headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map). More details: www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events.

 

September Dates
The Card Shark Show - London

"One of the world's foremost Magicians and close up magic star Steve Truglia amazes London's West End Audiences with classic card tricks, cheats and scams in this unique and interactive multimedia show, with film, images, music and live camera action, to bring close up magic to every audience member. Having passed the notoriously rigorous performance exam for The Magic Circle, Steve sought out long ago hidden secrets within the Magic Circle's incredible library, to further study these dark arts. In earlier life Steve's time with UK Special Forces taught him the use of psychological operations to defeat an adversary; skills which are also used by gambling cheats and con artists to this day. Steve has now been awarded the highest degree within the Magic Circle, attainable by examination, that of Associate of the Inner Magic Circle, (AIMC); he is one of only 300 people in the world to hold this distinction."

"If you want to see a specialist skill elevated to the highest level, buy a ticket to the Card Shark Show." - GQ

Venue: Courthouse Hotel, 19-21 Gt Marlborough Street, London W1F 7HL (Map). www.thecardsharkshow.com

Tickets Premium £58 (front five rows), Standard £47. 30% off promotion, use code 14Card30

Every Friday at 7.30pm:
September 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

Running time: 1 hour 10 minutes. Box office opens at 6.30pm, doors open at 7pm.

 

7.9.14

Magic Car Boot Sale - West Bromwich

"Now in its 21st year the next Magic Car Boot Sale will take place on Sunday 7th September at The Masonic Hall, Edward Street, West Bromwich B70 8NT (Map). Admission is £4 and doors open at 9am. There are over 20 stalls, so you never know what is going to turn up. There are three new stall holders this time, all having a major clear out; one with a lot of Supreme and Alan Warner items. Hot food available and some stall space left. For full details look at the Albion website www.albionmagiccompany.co.uk or call Alec Powell on 07831 115448. This is not far from Wolverhampton where the Kidology Children's Entertainers Convention will be taking place the following two days and the day after that it is Ventarama the Ventriloquists Convention for beginners or experienced vents, also in Wolverhampton. Same contact details apply."

 

8th, 9th September

Kidology UK - Wolverhampton

Monday 8th September, Kidology UK Children's Entertainer of the Year Competition and Cabaret at The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton. Tuesday 9th September Kidology UK at The Civic & Wulfrun Halls, North Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1RQ (Map) Billed as America's number one kid show ventriloquist Mark Wade's credits include stage shows, lectures, writing columns about performing, and much more. Dov Citron, better known to children in the Greater London area as Captain Calamity, utilises marvelous magic, interactive story telling, call-and-response games, crazy clowning, sensational circus skills, incredible balloon twisting, hilarious puppetry, action-dances and jaw dropping bubble performances. Full-time entertainer Dave Allen's 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 of his very special puppet guests. PJ has worked for many years on the Holiday Park circuit, mainly on the south west coast of England. He has worked in Family Resorts in Spain as well as venues in Russia & Sweden as well as many great British institutions. Quentin Reynolds, born in Dublin, now lives in Manchester. In Britain and in Ireland he is hailed as a skilled Children's Entertainer. One of his early influences was the master of the genre, Eric Sharp. Ian Thom, probably better known as Gingernutt the Clown, knows the value of diversity. Ian has worked all over the world bringing laughter to children. Chris Somerville will once again present a mini workshop on a particular aspect of puppetry. This year he will concentrate on "50 Tricks a Puppet Can Do!" For full details and to book visit www.kidologyuk.co.uk.

 

10.9.14

Wayne Goodman Lecture - Associated Conjurers of East Sussex

Nicky Lewis  writes: The Associated Conjurers of East Sussex are delighted to announce a members' choice lecture by superb close-up performer Wayne Goodman from 8pm - 10pm on 10th September. Wayne is responsible for many of the effects used by the professional table magician and we are delighted to have him join us for the evening. Visiting magicians are welcome for £5 on the door. Contact Nicky Lewis Secretary on 01903 532413 for more information. Venue: Thomas A Beckett Church Hall, Cliffe High Street, Lewes, East Sussex. www.acesmagic.co.uk.

 

10.9.14

Fritz (with a Z) Alkemade Lecture - Edinburgh Magic Circle

Edinburgh Magic Circle are proud to present a lecture by Fritz (with a Z) Alkemade on Wednesday 10th September. Fritz will be presenting a lecture featuring an amazing collection of practical card effects. The lecture covers most of his working material, including his Magic Castle act. All the attendees will receive a free PDF just for showing up at the lecture. We welcome you all to come and join us for what should be a memorable lecture at our headquarters, Myreside Pavilion, The Watsonian Club, 79 Myreside Road, Edinburgh EH10 5DB (Map) at 8pm. Entry is £10 for non members. Ian Buchan, Secretary EMC.

 

12.9.14

London Presents: An Evening with Alex Pandrea at the Hippodrome Casino, London

Friday 12th September 6pm-11pm. "London Presents is proud to host an evening with Alex Pandrea. Creator of The Blue Crown, incredible magician and move monkey king. Alex will tip his hand on material that has never been released or included in his lectures. This special engagement is open to only fifteen people to keep it an intimate occasion, and you will get hands-on instruction and guidance in techniques from one of magic's modern masters. Known for his extreme skill with a pack of cards, magicians from around the globe have requested tutorials on Alex's skillful, elegant, and deceptive card artistry. Don't miss your chance to pick his brain and bring your card magic to the next level. There is no better environment for an intimate workshop on sleight-of-hand card magic than the private room in a casino. Over 18s only." For full details and to buy tickets visit www.lauralondonmagic.co.uk/LondonPresents.html.

 

12.9.14

Close-up at The Magic Circle - London

Friday 12th 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 The Magic Circle in London, often taking part themselves. An amazing collection of close-up magicians presenting superlative magic right before your very eyes. Seeing is believing!" Doors open 7pm, event starts at 7.30pm. Tickets £16.50 plus transaction fee from www.themagiccircle.co.uk or www.seetickets.com. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult. No refunds will be issued to under 14s who are not accompanied by an adult. Venue: The Magic Circle Headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map). More details: www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events.

 

15.9.14
The Magic Circle Experience

Visit the house of 10,000 secrets and enjoy a unique experience at the headquarters of The Magic Circle. A Monday morning event, bookable in advance only, for groups and individuals.
Monday 15th September. Doors open 11am, event starts at 11.30am and lasts two hours which leaves plenty of time to explore the rest of London.

Note: this event is for over 12s only - no refunds will be issued for under 12s.

Tickets £16.50 plus fee via www.seetickets.com 
Venue: The Magic Circle headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)
Further details: www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events

 

16.9.14
At Home with The Magic Circle

A regular evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians in "At Home with The Magic Circle". This event features history, close-up and stage entertainment and happens throughout the year and lasts for a full evening. Doors open at 7pm and the Club Room bar and museum are open. Parlour magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval, The Magic Circle museum and the Club Room bar are open once again and you ll have a chance to explore the fabulous headquarters. Then it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle theatre to finish off your evening. Individuals can book online.

Tuesday 16th September 7.30pm

Groups (20 or more) can make bookings for all available dates, subject to availability. Note: suitable for ages 14 and above. Under 14s will not be admitted.

Tickets £32.00 via www.seetickets.com 
Venue: The Magic Circle headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)
Further details: www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events

 

17.9.14

Shawn Farquhar Lecture - The Fylde Mystics

"The Fylde Mystics are pleased to announce another exclusive. On Wednesday, 17th September, we will be hosting the only north of England lecture by current International IBM President and Honorary Fylde Mystics member Shawn Farqhar. This will be Shawn's new lecture, titled 'Powerful But Justified', and will be held at the South Shore Lawn Tennis Club, Midgeland Road, Blackpool FY5 4HZ (Map). The lecture will commence at 8pm with a £5 lecture fee per person. To secure you place please email Alan Mylecraine info@fyldemystics.co.uk or visit www.fyldemystics.co.uk for more details."

 

September Dates

Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee: The 'Back Despite Popular Demand' Tour

Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee are 'Back Despite Popular Demand' later this year as they weave their spell across the country. www.pauldaniels.co.uk/tour-dates.

Sept 18th The Forum, Billingham
Sept 19th The Town Hall, Kidderminster
Sept 21st The Harlington Centre, Fleet
Sept 24th The Wyvern Theatre, Swindon
Sept 25th Windsor Hall, Blackburn
Sept 26th Howden Park Centre, Livingston

 

September Dates

Axel Hecklau UK Lecture Tour

German Magician, Axel Hecklau, creator of 'Newsflash', 'Just A Cup' and 'Spoonaround' will be touring the UK for the first time in September 2014, presenting his lecture entitled 'Details' which includes high impact, practical, strong magic with effects including 'Twist', 'Fusion' and 'Out Of This World Extreme'. Axel has over thirty years experience in magic and regularly performs at Berlin's Close-up Magic Club. Axel's website is www.axelhecklau.com.

Tour Dates:

Thursday 18th September – Bristol Society of Magic
Sunday 21st September – Southend Sorcerers
Monday 22nd September – Ipswich Magical Society
Tuesday 23rd September – British Magical Society
Wednesday 24th September – Zodiac Magical Society
Thursday 25th September – Surrey Society of Magicians

Saturday 27th September - Bournemouth British Ring Convention
Monday 29th September – Portsmouth & District Magic Circle
Tuesday 30th September – Kent Magicians’ Guild

 

18.9.14

Steve Gore Lecture - Exonian Magic Society, Devon

Steve Gore, known to readers for organising lecture tours, will present his own lecture at various clubs throughout 2014. the lecture will include lots of his original effects such as ‘Trick Photography’, which MagicWeek called “Close-up Trick of the Year” YouTube and “Visions from Vegas”, an ingenious mentalism effect YouTube. Everyone who has seen and purchased this effect has said that they haven't seen a book test, or indeed any effect, using this method. There are effects for Mentalism, Stage, Stand up, Close up and kids too, so there’s something for everyone. The majority of his effects are also easy to master, allowing you to focus on the presentation. “We would certainly recommend him unreservedly to any society looking for an entertaining and totally original session.” Brian Lead, Modern Mystic League. “It was professional in every respect from dress to the presentation of the effects whether they be close-up, stage or children’s magic.” Liz Warlock, British Magical Society.
Thursday 18/9/14 Exonian Magic Society www.exonianmagicsociety.com

 

19.9.14

Magic Night at Madame JoJo's - London

Friday, 19th September. From the organisers: Magic Night's bag of tricks include rope, psychics, liquid crystal and some light bulb moments in unexpected places. Have you ever known what someone was going to say before they said it? Well meet Peter Antoniou, he knows what’s on your mind and what you’ll say, he knows what’s in your pocket and whom you might be thinking of. It would be scary if he weren’t quite so hilarious. The duo Griffin & Jones will be with us tricking up a storm utilizing razor blades, rope and humorously dark magic. Meanwhile unique illusionist juggler, Matt Hennem bewitches his liquid crystal ball into a life of it’s own as he moonwalks and dances around a seemingly floating orb and Wendy Watts plays with lights in an unexpected and cheeky way, showing up in places where even the sun don’t shine. Live wire trickster and super sorcerer, Neil Henry, will expertly compere this show. Magic Night at Madame JoJo's. Doors open 7.00pm. Show starts at 7.45pm. Tickets £12 including entry to Good Foot. £14 OTD. Show ticket plus dinner: £27. Madame JoJo's, 8-10 Brewer Street, London W1F 0SE (Map). Tickets and more info: www.magicnight.co.uk.

 

20.9.14

Leicester Magic Circle, celebrating 90 years

Glenn Fielding, PR Officer, The Leicester Magic Circle writes: This year Leicester Magic Circle is 90 years old making us one of the oldest Magic Clubs in the world. We're celebrating this special year with a great night of magical entertainment, awards and a superb 3 course dinner. We have fantastic performances lined up including Jasper Blakeley and James Parker, and compere Mark Shortland, together with two walkabout magicians. Along with our great entertainment and dinner we'll have an auction which will include some fantastic prizes. We want to share this special night with everyone so it is open to the general public. Don’t miss out on this great night! Saturday 20th September 2014 at the Lingdale Golf Club, Leicestershire LE12 8TF. Tickets are £37. For more info email Barry secretary@leicestermagiccircle.co.uk.

 

20.9.14

West End Magic - Leicester Square Theatre, London

From the organisers: The brilliant and popular family friendly magic show returns this September to Leicester Square Theatre with flying, slicing cards, magic thimbles, exploding balloons, tricky mind reading, comedy magic and some very Tommy Cooperesque compering. This autumn shows features some eye-popping tricks from the Card Ninja, he’ll be throwing cards… a lot of cards, through the air, at objects, even at himself, boomerang style. Clever comedy trickster Alan Hudson (photo) will be using your eyes to predict what he simply cannot know and playing with bursting balloons, bags and thimbles. 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. The very Tommy Cooperesque Christian Lee comperes all proceedings and will perform the best hand stab routine seen around! 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. Recommended ages: 8 upwards. To book in advance Click Here. 16.8.14

 

September Dates

Champions of Magic - Autumn 2014 Tour

"Join our award winning team of tricksters, swindlers and cheats for a spectacular night of mystery you'll be trying to work out for a very long time to come. Audiences will witness mastery of card manipulation, death defying stunts, mind boggling sleight of hand and spectacular illusions from some of the foremost performers in magic including:
Young & Strange - Grand Illusionists “Fantastic, just amazing” Jonathan Ross; Fay Presto - Queen of Close-up “Incomparable” The Stage; Alex McAleer - Master Mind Reader “Phenomenal” BBC; Edward Hilsum - Magic’s Latest Sensation “A great act” Derren Brown. Champions of Magic includes 5 world class, award winning entertainers performing everything from stage-filling illusions to magic right in the palm of spectators’ hands. Along with a live video feed, fiery pyrotechnics and stunning lighting, the show is an immersive experience in the art of magic. Press Quotes:
“Spectacular family show... take a seat and prepare to be astounded, astonished and amazed” Heart FM
“Stylish and unbelievable” The Packet
“A night of spectacular magic and illusion” West Briton

Autumn 2014 Tour Dates
Sat 20 September 2014 Anvil, Basingstoke www.anvilarts.org.uk
Sun 21 September 2014 Orchard Theatre, Dartford www.orchardtheatre.co.uk
Wed 24 September 2014 Fairfield Halls, Croydon www.fairfield.co.uk
Fri 26 September 2014 St David’s Hall, Cardiff www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk
Sat 27 September 2014 G Live, Guildford www.glive.co.uk

More information on the tour can be found at www.championsofmagic.co.uk.

 

21.9.14

Magic: Unleashed 2014 - York

US magician Alex Pandrea is the star lecturer at this year's Magic Unleashed One Day Convention at the Priory Centre, York, on Sunday 21st September, which will also feature new lectures from Chris Congreave and Wayne Goodman. Dealers include MAPro Magic, Mission Magic, Magic Tao, Magic World, Macrow Magic plus lecturers tables. Registration for the convention is £15 for adults and £10 for 16 and under. Group discounts are available. Book online at www.magic-unleashed.co.uk. From the organisers: "Alex Pandrea is considered a master of sleights by top magicians such as Chris Kenner, Richard Kaufman and Dani DaOrtiz. As the CEO of The Blue Crown, Alex has brought several of his own stunning effects to the market. In his 3-part lecture, Alex will teach tips on classic card moves, plus many original sleights and effects. Alex will not only share the method, but also his philosophies and theories on performing, and his minimalist approach to routining. All attendees will also receive 5 free video downloads via email after the lecture. The two other lecturers are our very own Chris Congreave and Wayne Goodman. Wayne Goodman's last release 'The Definitive Guide to Restaurant Magic' sold over 1000 copies in less than 30 days and Chris Congreave is one of the UK's top close-up magicians, has lectured at The Magic Circle and has released some of his original ideas to the magic community. We're delighted to have Chris with us." Magic Unleashed is organised by York magicians Martin Hunt of www.mapromagic.co.uk and Mark Foster of www.missionmagic.co.uk. Venue: York Priory Centre, 15 Priory Street, York YO1 6ET (Map). For more information visit www.magic-unleashed.co.uk.

 

22.9.14
The Magic Circle Experience

Visit the house of 10,000 secrets and enjoy a unique experience at the headquarters of The Magic Circle. A Monday morning event, bookable in advance only, for groups and individuals.
Monday 22nd September. Doors open 11am, event starts at 11.30am and lasts two hours which leaves plenty of time to explore the rest of London.

Note: this event is for over 12s only - no refunds will be issued for under 12s.

Tickets £16.50 plus fee via www.seetickets.com 
Venue: The Magic Circle headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)
Further details: www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events

 

September 23rd - 26th

Ben Earl Show - London

Ben Earl Show, Theatre at The Lounge, Leicester Square Theatre at 9pm on September 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th. All seats £12.00. "Ben Earl is a unique artist with a highly original, postmodern magic show that will have you spellbound. This show is about much more than just tricks; it's an amazing spectacle of skill, obsession, passion and play..." To book Click Here.

 

24th-28th September

The British Ring Convention 2014 - Bournemouth

Geoffrey Newton PRO writes: Organisers have been working hard and have pleasure in announcing that the following artistes are now booked: Fielding West (USA), Jeton (Germany), Hans Davis (Belgium), Kyla Lingley (Canada), Celtic Storm (Ireland) and from the UK: Tensai, Daniel Dean and Co, Terry Herbert, Martyn James, Mel Harvey, Paul Stone, Michael Carr, Nicholas Lee, Richard Cadell & Sooty, and The Amazing Morgan. An excellent line up I’m sure you will agree. Look out for further announcements as information comes to hand. Members’ registration for the convention is £120 (Beaulieu Day Trip, Dinner, and Sooty Show extra) until 31st January 2014. See www.magicconvention.co.uk for further details.

 

26.9.14

Jez Rose: Oh Behave!

"Is this the most intelligent comedy show you'll ever see? The award-winning Jez Rose, as seen on BBC1, ITV, the Discovery Channel and Channel 4 is coming to the 540 seat Connaught Theatre in Worthing! Mind reader? Behaviour expert? Mentalist? Comedian? Whatever you want to call him, Behaviourist Jez Rose unleashes his razor-sharp comedy and unnerving observations of human behaviour while playing with your mind! Expect his trademark blend of playful audience participation and high energy comedy - but be prepared to shuffle to the edge of your seat when Jez plays Russian Roulette with a glass bottle. Lean back in amazement as he reveals the thoughts and personal details of volunteers, predicts choices you'll make and influences your decisions right in front of you - without you even knowing. And then there's the mind-blowing finale... A night of hilarious entertainment from a real-life mentalist." 'Hilarious!' Jonathan Ross. 'Brilliant!' Bill Nighy. 'One of the best - prepare for a top time!' GO! Magazine. Connaught Theatre, Worthing, Friday 26th September at 7.30pm. To book visit www.worthingtheatres.co.uk."

 

30th September - 24th January

Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show - Museum of Comedy, London

Tommy Cooper was a true comic genius. His impeccable timing, love of slapstick and quick-fire gags made him an international star. Complete with his trademark fez and a plethora of misfiring magic, the man was an undisputed icon of live entertainment. Commemorating 30 years since his death, this all-encapsulating show of magic, music and mirth is the perfect celebration of arguably Britain's top comedian of all time. Also featuring live musical accompaniment, this is a laugh-a-minute extravaganza that comedy fans of all ages simply can't miss - just like that! “John Hewer really captures - and bottles - the essence of Tommy Cooper." – Louth Leader. Supported by The Tommy Cooper Estate and Vicky Cooper. Museum of Comedy, The Undercroft, St George’s Church, Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2SR. Booking September 30th 2014 - January 24th 2015: ticketsolve.com.

 

OCTOBER 2014

October Dates

Champions of Magic - Autumn 2014 Tour

"Join our award winning team of tricksters, swindlers and cheats for a spectacular night of mystery you'll be trying to work out for a very long time to come. Audiences will witness mastery of card manipulation, death defying stunts, mind boggling sleight of hand and spectacular illusions from some of the foremost performers in magic including:
Young & Strange - Grand Illusionists “Fantastic, just amazing” Jonathan Ross; Fay Presto - Queen of Close-up “Incomparable” The Stage; Alex McAleer - Master Mind Reader “Phenomenal” BBC; Edward Hilsum - Magic’s Latest Sensation “A great act” Derren Brown. Champions of Magic includes 5 world class, award winning entertainers performing everything from stage-filling illusions to magic right in the palm of spectators’ hands. Along with a live video feed, fiery pyrotechnics and stunning lighting, the show is an immersive experience in the art of magic. Press Quotes:
“Spectacular family show... take a seat and prepare to be astounded, astonished and amazed” Heart FM
“Stylish and unbelievable” The Packet
“A night of spectacular magic and illusion” West Briton

Autumn 2014 Tour Dates
Wed 1 October 2014 Queen’s Theatre, Barnstaple www.northdevontheatres.org.uk
Sat 4 October 2014 Courtyard Theatre, Hereford www.courtyard.org.uk
Thurs 23 October 2014 New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich www.wolseytheatre.co.uk
Sat 25 October 2014 Mercury Theatre, Colchester www.mercurytheatre.co.uk
Thurs 30 October 2014 Rose Theatre, Kingston www.rosetheatrekingston.org

More information on the tour can be found at www.championsofmagic.co.uk.

 

October Dates

Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee: The 'Back Despite Popular Demand' Tour

Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee are 'Back Despite Popular Demand' later this year as they weave their spell across the country. www.pauldaniels.co.uk/tour-dates.
Oct 2nd The Civic Theatre, Rotherham
Oct 3rd The Broadway Theatre, Barking
Oct 4th Chipping Norton Theatre
Oct 5th The Playhouse, Weston-Super-Mare
Oct 8th The Savoy Theatre, Monmouth
Oct 9th The Playhouse, Epsom
Oct 10th Blackfriars Arts Centre, Boston
Oct 15th Millfield Arts Centre, Edmonton
Oct 16th Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone
Oct 17th The West Cliff Theatre, Clacton

Oct 18th Chequer Mead Arts Centre, East Grinstead
Oct 24th The Lyceum Theatre, Crewe
Oct 25th The Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford

Oct 26th Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering
Oct 29th The Playhouse Theatre, Whitley Bay
Oct 31st The Regal Theatre, Tenbury Wells

 

October Dates

Axel Hecklau UK Lecture Tour

German Magician, Axel Hecklau, creator of 'Newsflash', 'Just A Cup' and 'Spoonaround' will be touring the UK for the first time in September 2014, presenting his lecture entitled 'Details' which includes high impact, practical, strong magic with effects including 'Twist', 'Fusion' and 'Out Of This World Extreme'. Axel has over thirty years experience in magic and regularly performs at Berlin's Close-up Magic Club. Axel's website is www.axelhecklau.com.

Tour Dates:
Wednesday 1st October – Leamington & Warwick Magic Society

Thursday 2nd October - Hull Magicians’ Circle
Friday 3rd October – Aberdeen Magical Society
Sunday 5th October – High Peaks Magical Society
Monday 6th October – Manchester Circle of Magicians
Tuesday 7th October – Blackpool Magicians’ Club
Wednesday 8th October – Wolverhampton Circle of Magicians
Thursday 9th October – Sussex Magic Circle

 

October Dates
The Card Shark Show - London

"One of the world's foremost Magicians and close up magic star Steve Truglia amazes London's West End Audiences with classic card tricks, cheats and scams in this unique and interactive multimedia show, with film, images, music and live camera action, to bring close up magic to every audience member. Having passed the notoriously rigorous performance exam for The Magic Circle, Steve sought out long ago hidden secrets within the Magic Circle's incredible library, to further study these dark arts. In earlier life Steve's time with UK Special Forces taught him the use of psychological operations to defeat an adversary; skills which are also used by gambling cheats and con artists to this day. Steve has now been awarded the highest degree within the Magic Circle, attainable by examination, that of Associate of the Inner Magic Circle, (AIMC); he is one of only 300 people in the world to hold this distinction."

"If you want to see a specialist skill elevated to the highest level, buy a ticket to the Card Shark Show." - GQ

Venue: Courthouse Hotel, 19-21 Gt Marlborough Street, London W1F 7HL (Map). www.thecardsharkshow.com

Tickets Premium £58 (front five rows), Standard £47. 30% off promotion, use code 14Card30

Every Friday at 7.30pm:
October 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st

Running time: 1 hour 10 minutes. Box office opens at 6.30pm, doors open at 7pm.

 

7.10.14
At Home with The Magic Circle

A regular evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians in "At Home with The Magic Circle". This event features history, close-up and stage entertainment and happens throughout the year and lasts for a full evening. Doors open at 7pm and the Club Room bar and museum are open. Parlour magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval, The Magic Circle museum and the Club Room bar are open once again and you ll have a chance to explore the fabulous headquarters. Then it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle theatre to finish off your evening. Individuals can book online.

Tuesday 7th October 7.30pm

Groups (20 or more) can make bookings for all available dates, subject to availability. Note: suitable for ages 14 and above. Under 14s will not be admitted.

Tickets £32.00 via www.seetickets.com 
Venue: The Magic Circle headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)
Further details: www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events

 

10.10.14

Close-up at The Magic Circle - London

Friday 10th October. "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 The Magic Circle in London, often taking part themselves. An amazing collection of close-up magicians presenting superlative magic right before your very eyes. Seeing is believing!" Doors open 7pm, event starts at 7.30pm. Tickets £16.50 plus transaction fee from www.themagiccircle.co.uk or www.seetickets.com. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult. No refunds will be issued to under 14s who are not accompanied by an adult. Venue: The Magic Circle Headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map). More details: www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events.

 

October Dates

Henry Evans Lecture Tour

World Famous Magician, Henry Evans, will be touring the UK with his lecture 'Magic As A Composition' in October and November. "Henry is a world famous lecturer who has travelled the globe since being placed first in Close-up Card Magic at FISM in 2000. He has amazed both laymen and magicians with his devious mind, producing miracles with cards, silks and coins, all with his own particular twist. If you have already attended one of his previous lectures you'll know why he has achieved such success. If you have never seen him lecturing before, you are invited to peek into his original world of magic. From clever uses of gaffes, to effects with nothing other than a borrowed deck of cards, Henry’s approach to magic is something not to miss.
Monday 13th October – The Magic Circle (members only)
Tuesday 14th October – London Society of Magicians
Wednesday 15th October – Zodiac Magical Society
Thursday 16th October – Home Counties Magical Society
Sunday 19th October – High Peaks Magical Society
Monday 20th October – Manchester Circle of Magicians
Tuesday 21st October – Blackpool Magicians’ Club
Wednesday 22nd October – Shropshire Magic Society
Thursday 23rd October – Surrey Magicians’ Society
Sunday 26th October – J-Day at The Magic Circle
Monday 27th October – Portsmouth Magic Circle

 

15.10.14

Table Top Sale & Mini Auction - Perth Magic Circle

Adrian Harris writes: Perth Magic Circle is gearing up for the new season commencing in September and is pleased to announce that the annual Table Top Sale & Mini Auction will be held in the Perth Ex-Servicemens Club on Wednesday 15th October, commencing at 7.30pm. Because of the popularity of this event, the sale this year will be held in the Function Suite so we will be able to offer more tables and there will be more space for buyers to browse. The cost of entry is being kept the same as previous 5 years at £3.00 with sellers paying £5.00 if booked in advance. Last year's sale resulted in every table being booked and there were magicians present from all the Scottish Clubs - plus one real enthusiast made the long journey from Preston to attend by bus! He got back home at 4.00am with a bag full of goodies! For more info, and to book a table, contact the Hon. Sec. adrian.harris@blueyonder.co.uk or tel. 01738 628985.

 

21.10.14
Tony Griffith Reflections lecture - Cumbria Magic Circle

Tony Griffith will be presenting his Reflections lecture for the Cumbria Magic Circle on Tuesday 21st October. Further details from Stuart Bowie 01697 472734.

 

22.10.14
Tony Griffith Reflections lecture - Modern Mystic League

Tony Griffith will be presenting his Reflections lecture for the Modern Mystic League on Wednesday 22nd October. Details from Brian Lead 01254 52070.

 

25.10.14

The Magic Circle Dealers' Day - London

Doors open 10am on Saturday 25th October at the Royal National Hotel, Russell Square, London WC1H 0DG (Map). This event is open to all magicians and features a broad selection of dealers together with two lectures in the afternoon from Fay Presto and Kieron Le Fever. Admission: Free entry to Magic Circle members, £5 for non-members. Lectures: From 4.30pm, separate lectures by Fay Presto and Kieron Le Fever, entrance £10 to attend both (for members and non-members). www.themagiccircle.co.uk.

 

25th - 28th October

3 Day Stage Hypnosis  & Hypnotherapy Training Course on a Luxury Cruise Ship

"UK Hypnotists Making Waves! The Ultimate 3 Night Stage Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy workshop on a Luxury Cruise Ship. It's all-aboard for an intense 3 day hands-on Stage Hypnosis, Rapid Induction, Gastric Band Weight Loss and Stop Smoking training course, where we will teach you the techniques and help you master the art of building and structuring your very own stage hypnosis show! The aim is building and boosting your confidence in this business through knowledge and expertise. The course is suitable for anyone wishing to learn Stage Hypnosis, Rapid Induction or anyone who is performing stage hypnosis in some capacity. Engage with one of the busiest UK Stage Hypnotists around today, Christopher Caress and Hypnotherapist & Trainer, Peter Hanney. Last few cabins remaining so book now to avoid disappointment! Simply follow the links. www.cruisehypnosistraining.com and www.sailtosuccess.co.uk."

 

27.10.14

Steve Gore Lecture - Newcastle

Steve Gore, known to readers for organising lecture tours, will present his own lecture at various clubs throughout 2014. the lecture will include lots of his original effects such as ‘Trick Photography’, which MagicWeek called “Close-up Trick of the Year” YouTube and “Visions from Vegas”, an ingenious mentalism effect YouTube. Everyone who has seen and purchased this effect has said that they haven't seen a book test, or indeed any effect, using this method. There are effects for Mentalism, Stage, Stand up, Close up and kids too, so there’s something for everyone. The majority of his effects are also easy to master, allowing you to focus on the presentation. “We would certainly recommend him unreservedly to any society looking for an entertaining and totally original session.” Brian Lead, Modern Mystic League. “It was professional in every respect from dress to the presentation of the effects whether they be close-up, stage or children’s magic.” Liz Warlock, British Magical Society.
27/10/2014 Newcastle www.newcastle-magic-circle.org

 

27.10.14

James More Theatre of Illusion - Harrogate

Illusionist James More has just announced two special UK theatre dates for his full stage show 'Theatre of Illusion'. These dates have been scheduled between performances in Dubai and Russia, and are the only opportunity to see his full theatre show in the UK, this year. "I'm very excited to announce two very special shows for the UK this October and I can't wait to show everyone what I've worked so hard to achieve. I want people to experience the magic as it should be seen, up close and personal! Tickets are very limited. I can promise a great night with some spectacular illusions that will have you on the edge of your seat," said James. Latest trailer: Click Here. Tickets are now on sale.

Monday 27th October, 7.30pm, Harrogate Royal Hall www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk

 

28.10.14
At Home with The Magic Circle

A regular evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians in "At Home with The Magic Circle". This event features history, close-up and stage entertainment and happens throughout the year and lasts for a full evening. Doors open at 7pm and the Club Room bar and museum are open. Parlour magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval, The Magic Circle museum and the Club Room bar are open once again and you ll have a chance to explore the fabulous headquarters. Then it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle theatre to finish off your evening. Individuals can book online.

Tuesday 28th October 7.30pm

Groups (20 or more) can make bookings for all available dates, subject to availability. Note: suitable for ages 14 and above. Under 14s will not be admitted.

Tickets £32.00 via www.seetickets.com 
Venue: The Magic Circle headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)
Further details: www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events

 

29.10.14

Steve Gore Lecture -  North Western Society of Magicians

Steve Gore, known to readers for organising lecture tours, will present his own lecture at various clubs throughout 2014. the lecture will include lots of his original effects such as ‘Trick Photography’, which MagicWeek called “Close-up Trick of the Year” YouTube and “Visions from Vegas”, an ingenious mentalism effect YouTube. Everyone who has seen and purchased this effect has said that they haven't seen a book test, or indeed any effect, using this method. There are effects for Mentalism, Stage, Stand up, Close up and kids too, so there’s something for everyone. The majority of his effects are also easy to master, allowing you to focus on the presentation. “We would certainly recommend him unreservedly to any society looking for an entertaining and totally original session.” Brian Lead, Modern Mystic League. “It was professional in every respect from dress to the presentation of the effects whether they be close-up, stage or children’s magic.” Liz Warlock, British Magical Society.
Wednesday 29th October - North Western Society of Magicians http://johnlittle.wix.com/nwsm2

 

29.10.14

James More Theatre of Illusion - Newbury

Illusionist James More has just announced two special UK theatre dates for his full stage show 'Theatre of Illusion'. These dates have been scheduled between performances in Dubai and Russia, and are the only opportunity to see his full theatre show in the UK, this year. "I'm very excited to announce two very special shows for the UK this October and I can't wait to show everyone what I've worked so hard to achieve. I want people to experience the magic as it should be seen, up close and personal! Tickets are very limited. I can promise a great night with some spectacular illusions that will have you on the edge of your seat," said James. Latest trailer: Click Here. Tickets are now on sale.

Wednesday 29th October, 7.45pm, Newbury Corn Exchange www.cornexchangenew.com.

 

NOVEMBER 2014

November Dates

Champions of Magic - Autumn 2014 Tour

"Join our award winning team of tricksters, swindlers and cheats for a spectacular night of mystery you'll be trying to work out for a very long time to come. Audiences will witness mastery of card manipulation, death defying stunts, mind boggling sleight of hand and spectacular illusions from some of the foremost performers in magic including:
Young & Strange - Grand Illusionists “Fantastic, just amazing” Jonathan Ross; Fay Presto - Queen of Close-up “Incomparable” The Stage; Alex McAleer - Master Mind Reader “Phenomenal” BBC; Edward Hilsum - Magic’s Latest Sensation “A great act” Derren Brown. Champions of Magic includes 5 world class, award winning entertainers performing everything from stage-filling illusions to magic right in the palm of spectators’ hands. Along with a live video feed, fiery pyrotechnics and stunning lighting, the show is an immersive experience in the art of magic. Press Quotes:
“Spectacular family show... take a seat and prepare to be astounded, astonished and amazed” Heart FM
“Stylish and unbelievable” The Packet
“A night of spectacular magic and illusion” West Briton

Autumn 2014 Tour Dates
Sat 1 November 2014 Colosseum, Watford www.watfordcolosseum.co.uk
Sun 2 November 2014 Corn Exchange, Kings Lynn www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk
Thurs 6 November 2014 De Montfort Hall, Leicester www.demontforthall.co.uk
Sat 8 November 2014 The Hawth, Crawley www.hawth.co.uk
Sun 9 November 2014 Wyvern Theatre, Swindon www.swindontheatres.co.uk
Fri 21 November 2014 Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch www.queens-theatre.co.uk

More information on the tour can be found at www.championsofmagic.co.uk.

 

November Dates

Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee: The 'Back Despite Popular Demand' Tour

Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee are 'Back Despite Popular Demand' later this year as they weave their spell across the country. www.pauldaniels.co.uk/tour-dates.
Nov 2nd Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage
Nov 6th Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl
Nov 7th Palace Theatre, Newark
Nov 8th Camberley Theatre

Nov 9th The Regal Cinema/Theatre Redruth
Nov 12th The Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon

Nov 13th The Swan Theatre, High Wycombe
Nov 14th St George’s Theatre, Gt Yarmouth
Nov 15th The Mill, Banbury
Nov 21st The Princess Theatre, Hunstanton

 

2.11.14

Portsmouth and District Magic Circle's 52nd Jumbo Day

Portsmouth and District Magic Circle will be holding their 52nd Jumbo Day at Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road, Portsmouth on Sunday 2nd November 2014. During the day there will be lectures from Andi Gladwin, David Gemmell and Jon Armstrong. Together with a magic competition during the day and workshops. The evening the Gala show will feature Martin Cox, Ben Hart, David Gemmell and Jon Armstrong (photo). Add to this the usual buying and selling of new and second hand magic, and the annual auction, and it promises to be a day jam-packed with Magic! Further details and tickets are available from the PDMC website: www.portsmouthmagic.co.uk. Colin Rumford.

 

10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th November

The Festival of Magic - London

Jim Steinmeyer will be lecturing both during the Festival of Magic and at the International Magic Convention in London, in November. Jim is responsible for popular illusions featured by professional magicians around the world, and special effects in theatrical shows from Broadway to Las Vegas. Through his designs and his writing on historical magic, he's been credited with creating the "defining illusions in contemporary magic", deceptions featured by Doug Henning, David Copperfield, Siegfried & Roy, Harry Blackstone, Orson Welles, The Pendragons, Lance Burton, Mark Kalin & Jinger and many others. But his work is not only confined to illusions. He has created unique effects both for the stage performer and close-up worker. His lectures truly are ones that have something for everyone. His historical knowledge has been spotlighted both in his presentations at The Magic History Conference in LA and in his books, including Hiding The Elephant and Glorious Deception. The Convention will be held from November 14th -16th at The Mermaid Conference Centre in central London, and The Festival of Magic will be held from November 10th -14th at The Bridewell Theatre just off Fleet Street in London. The Festival consists of separately themed days where the stars of the Convention have a chance to speak at more length and detail, on their particular niche subjects. This year the day themes are:

Monday November 10th - Mentalism
Tuesday November 11th - Card Work
Wednesday November 12th - History Day
Thursday November 13th - Stage Magic and Performance
Friday November 14th - Bar Magic

Join International Stars of Magic at these great events. Speakers and performers alongside Jim Steinmeyer include: Tom Mullica, Jonathan Pendragon, Doc Eason, Bob Sheets, Jon Armstrong, Karl Hein, Morgan & West, and many many more. More information: www.internationalmagic.com.

 

14th, 15th, 16th November

International Magic Convention - London

Jonathan Pendragon will present his one man show on the Friday night of the International Magic Convention in London on November 14th. The convention organisers write: Not only will Jonathan be performing, but he will also be lecturing both at the main Convention and at the Festival of Magic in the week leading up to the Convention, in a special 'Stage Magic and Illusion Day'.

 

With three Presidential Galas in Washington D.C., performances for the Queen of England, the Prince of Wales and the Royal Family of Monaco under his belt, it is no surprise that he is the youngest performer to ever receive a Performing Fellowship from the Academy of Magical Arts (the governing body of the Magic Castle). Considered by many as the Master of Grand Illusion Jonathan redefined the art of illusion with a dramatic new style, “Physical Grand Illusion.” This style of Illusion put the emphasis on the physical performance instead of the prop. At a time when magician after magician presented larger and larger illusions on television, some of which were elaborate camera tricks, Jonathan wowed international audiences with illusions based on years of physical training, including dance, gymnastics, and martial arts. He created The Pendragons, an illusion team who were as spectacular in their appearance and movement as anything they presented. Metamorphosis, their most famous illusion, involved a split-second transposition that would have fooled Houdini (the illusion’s inventor), according to the 2005 50th Anniversary Edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.

 

This is an unprecedented chance to see and hear Jonathan talk about some of the groundbreaking illusions he has created and what it takes to create performances that have been seen in at least 14 prime time network television specials in the United States, and on television in approximately 50 countries around the world. As previously announced on MagicWeek, due to limited seating at The Bridewell Theatre, tickets for the Friday night Convention events are now only available as part of a full registration for the whole Convention and registration prices are being kept the same as last year for all events, if you book before March 2nd. This is a great opportunity to enjoy performances and lectures by Tom Mullica, Jonathan Pendragon and many more star names still to be released at a truly affordable rate. To register visit www.internationalmagic.com.

 

November Dates

Henry Evans Lecture Tour

World Famous Magician, Henry Evans, will be touring the UK with his lecture 'Magic As A Composition' in October and November. "Henry is a world famous lecturer who has travelled the globe since being placed first in Close-up Card Magic at FISM in 2000. He has amazed both laymen and magicians with his devious mind, producing miracles with cards, silks and coins, all with his own particular twist. If you have already attended one of his previous lectures you'll know why he has achieved such success. If you have never seen him lecturing before, you are invited to peek into his original world of magic. From clever uses of gaffes, to effects with nothing other than a borrowed deck of cards, Henry’s approach to magic is something not to miss.
Wednesday 12th November – Wolverhampton Circle of Magicians
Thursday 13th November – Bristol Society of Magic
Friday 14th November – International Magic Convention London
Tuesday 18th November – British Magical Society

 

17.11.14
The Magic Circle Experience

Visit the house of 10,000 secrets and enjoy a unique experience at the headquarters of The Magic Circle. A Monday morning event, bookable in advance only, for groups and individuals.
Monday 17th November. Doors open 11am, event starts at 11.30am and lasts two hours which leaves plenty of time to explore the rest of London.

Note: this event is for over 12s only - no refunds will be issued for under 12s.

Tickets £16.50 plus fee via www.seetickets.com 
Venue: The Magic Circle headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)
Further details: www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events

 

DECEMBER 2014

8.12.14
The Magic Circle Experience

Visit the house of 10,000 secrets and enjoy a unique experience at the headquarters of The Magic Circle. A Monday morning event, bookable in advance only, for groups and individuals.
Monday 8th December. Doors open 11am, event starts at 11.30am and lasts two hours which leaves plenty of time to explore the rest of London.

Note: this event is for over 12s only - no refunds will be issued for under 12s.

Tickets £16.50 plus fee via www.seetickets.com 
Venue: The Magic Circle headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)
Further details: www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events

 

27th - 30th December
The Magic Circle Christmas Show 2014

A festive treat for all the family. The doors of the world-famous Magic Circle will be open for some spectacular close-up magic and stage performances. This is the ultimate highlight in The Magic Circle's annual calendar of events and many performances sell out months in advance. Daily at 2.30pm and 7pm
Tickets £28 and £32 via www.seetickets.com 
Venue: The Magic Circle headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)
Further details: www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events

 

JANUARY 2015

10th, 11th January

The Session - Cheltenham

Join Asi Wind (Israel), Michael Weber (USA), Peter Clifford (UK) and Luke Jermay (UK) at The Session in Cheltenham on January 10th and 11th, 2015, with more names to be announced over the coming months. If you're keeping score, you'll know that this year marks The Session's tenth anniversary... "for this reason we are pulling every favour, and doubling our efforts to ensure that The Session will be the best yet. Wait until you see what we have in store!" Visit www.sessionconvention.com.

 

13.1.15
At Home with The Magic Circle

A regular evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians in "At Home with The Magic Circle". This event features history, close-up and stage entertainment and happens throughout the year and lasts for a full evening. Doors open at 7pm and the Club Room bar and museum are open. Parlour magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval, The Magic Circle museum and the Club Room bar are open once again and you ll have a chance to explore the fabulous headquarters. Then it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle theatre to finish off your evening.

Tuesday 13th January 7.30pm

Groups (20 or more) can make bookings for all available dates, subject to availability.

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

Tickets £34.00 via www.seetickets.com 
Venue: The Magic Circle headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)
Further details: www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events

 

27.1.15
At Home with The Magic Circle

A regular evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians in "At Home with The Magic Circle". This event features history, close-up and stage entertainment and happens throughout the year and lasts for a full evening. Doors open at 7pm and the Club Room bar and museum are open. Parlour magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval, The Magic Circle museum and the Club Room bar are open once again and you ll have a chance to explore the fabulous headquarters. Then it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle theatre to finish off your evening.

Tuesday 27th January 7.30pm

Groups (20 or more) can make bookings for all available dates, subject to availability.

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

Tickets £34.00 via www.seetickets.com 
Venue: The Magic Circle headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)
Further details: www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events

 

FEBRUARY 2015

10.2.15
At Home with The Magic Circle

A regular evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians in "At Home with The Magic Circle". This event features history, close-up and stage entertainment and happens throughout the year and lasts for a full evening. Doors open at 7pm and the Club Room bar and museum are open. Parlour magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval, The Magic Circle museum and the Club Room bar are open once again and you ll have a chance to explore the fabulous headquarters. Then it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle theatre to finish off your evening.

Tuesday 10th February 7.30pm

Groups (20 or more) can make bookings for all available dates, subject to availability.

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

Tickets £34.00 via www.seetickets.com 
Venue: The Magic Circle headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)
Further details: www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events

 

20th, 21st, 22nd February

63rd Blackpool Magicians Convention

(Details later in the year)

Registration: www.blackpoolmagic.com

 

24.2.15
At Home with The Magic Circle

A regular evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians in "At Home with The Magic Circle". This event features history, close-up and stage entertainment and happens throughout the year and lasts for a full evening. Doors open at 7pm and the Club Room bar and museum are open. Parlour magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval, The Magic Circle museum and the Club Room bar are open once again and you ll have a chance to explore the fabulous headquarters. Then it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle theatre to finish off your evening.

Tuesday 24th February 7.30pm

Groups (20 or more) can make bookings for all available dates, subject to availability.

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

Tickets £34.00 via www.seetickets.com 
Venue: The Magic Circle headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)
Further details: www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events

 

MARCH 2015

10.3.15
At Home with The Magic Circle

A regular evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians in "At Home with The Magic Circle". This event features history, close-up and stage entertainment and happens throughout the year and lasts for a full evening. Doors open at 7pm and the Club Room bar and museum are open. Parlour magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval, The Magic Circle museum and the Club Room bar are open once again and you ll have a chance to explore the fabulous headquarters. Then it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle theatre to finish off your evening.

Tuesday 10th March 7.30pm

Groups (20 or more) can make bookings for all available dates, subject to availability.

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

Tickets £34.00 via www.seetickets.com 
Venue: The Magic Circle headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)
Further details: www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events

 

March Dates

Derren Brown Tour 2015
13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 DARTFORD, Orchard Theatre
23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 OXFORD, New Theatre
30, 31 BIRMINGHAM, New Alexandra Theatre

 

24.2.15
At Home with The Magic Circle

A regular evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians in "At Home with The Magic Circle". This event features history, close-up and stage entertainment and happens throughout the year and lasts for a full evening. Doors open at 7pm and the Club Room bar and museum are open. Parlour magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval, The Magic Circle museum and the Club Room bar are open once again and you ll have a chance to explore the fabulous headquarters. Then it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle theatre to finish off your evening.

Tuesday 24th March 7.30pm

Groups (20 or more) can make bookings for all available dates, subject to availability.

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

Tickets £34.00 via www.seetickets.com 
Venue: The Magic Circle headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)
Further details: www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events

 

APRIL 2015

April Dates

Derren Brown Tour 2015
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 BIRMINGHAM, New Alexandra Theatre
13, 14, 15 SHEFFIELD, City Hall
16, 17, 18 BOURNEMOUTH, BIC
20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 PLYMOUTH, Theatre Royal

 

7.4.15
At Home with The Magic Circle

A regular evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians in "At Home with The Magic Circle". This event features history, close-up and stage entertainment and happens throughout the year and lasts for a full evening. Doors open at 7pm and the Club Room bar and museum are open. Parlour magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval, The Magic Circle museum and the Club Room bar are open once again and you ll have a chance to explore the fabulous headquarters. Then it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle theatre to finish off your evening.

Tuesday 7th April 7.30pm

Groups (20 or more) can make bookings for all available dates, subject to availability.

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

Tickets £34.00 via www.seetickets.com 
Venue: The Magic Circle headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)
Further details: www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events

 

28.4.15
At Home with The Magic Circle

A regular evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians in "At Home with The Magic Circle". This event features history, close-up and stage entertainment and happens throughout the year and lasts for a full evening. Doors open at 7pm and the Club Room bar and museum are open. Parlour magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval, The Magic Circle museum and the Club Room bar are open once again and you ll have a chance to explore the fabulous headquarters. Then it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle theatre to finish off your evening.

Tuesday 28th April 7.30pm

Groups (20 or more) can make bookings for all available dates, subject to availability.

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

Tickets £34.00 via www.seetickets.com 
Venue: The Magic Circle headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)
Further details: www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events

 

MAY 2015

3.5.14

The Dundalk Day of Magic

Sunday 3rd May. "The Irish Convention will adopt a new format next year when for one year only it becomes the Dundalk Day of Magic on Sunday 3rd May 2015. Organised by the Irish Ring 85 of the International Brotherhood of Magicians the venue will be the stunning Carrickdale Hotel and Spa who are now accepting overnight bookings. A full programme of lectures, dealers, evening meal and cabaret show is promised, along with legendary Irish hospitality! Organisers are keen at this time to hear from anyone keen to lecture, deal or perform at the convention (or all three!). Interest from overseas is particularly welcome, although budget constraints would favour those willing to include the convention as part of an Irish holiday or UK lecture tour. The organisers can be contacted on ring85.convention@btinternet.com."

 

May Dates

Derren Brown Tour 2015
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 STOKE, Regent Theatre
11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 BRADFORD, Alhambra Theatre
18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 EDINBURGH, Playhouse
25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 SUNDERLAND, Empire

 

12.5.15
At Home with The Magic Circle

A regular evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians in "At Home with The Magic Circle". This event features history, close-up and stage entertainment and happens throughout the year and lasts for a full evening. Doors open at 7pm and the Club Room bar and museum are open. Parlour magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval, The Magic Circle museum and the Club Room bar are open once again and you ll have a chance to explore the fabulous headquarters. Then it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle theatre to finish off your evening.

Tuesday 12th May 7.30pm

Groups (20 or more) can make bookings for all available dates, subject to availability.

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

Tickets £34.00 via www.seetickets.com 
Venue: The Magic Circle headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)
Further details: www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events

 

18th, 19th May

Trix in the Stix -  Oswestry (Sold Out)

(Details later in the year)

Waiting list: www.practical-magic.com

 

19.5.15
At Home with The Magic Circle

A regular evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians in "At Home with The Magic Circle". This event features history, close-up and stage entertainment and happens throughout the year and lasts for a full evening. Doors open at 7pm and the Club Room bar and museum are open. Parlour magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval, The Magic Circle museum and the Club Room bar are open once again and you ll have a chance to explore the fabulous headquarters. Then it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle theatre to finish off your evening.

Tuesday 19th May 7.30pm

Groups (20 or more) can make bookings for all available dates, subject to availability.

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

Tickets £34.00 via www.seetickets.com 
Venue: The Magic Circle headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)
Further details: www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events

 
 

JUNE 2015

June Dates

Derren Brown Tour 2015
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 NORWICH, Theatre Royal
8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 NORTHAMPTON, Royal & Derngate
15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 LIVERPOOL, Empire
29, 30 LEICESTER, De Montfort Hall

 

9.6.15
At Home with The Magic Circle

A regular evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians in "At Home with The Magic Circle". This event features history, close-up and stage entertainment and happens throughout the year and lasts for a full evening. Doors open at 7pm and the Club Room bar and museum are open. Parlour magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval, The Magic Circle museum and the Club Room bar are open once again and you ll have a chance to explore the fabulous headquarters. Then it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle theatre to finish off your evening.

Tuesday 9th June 7.30pm

Groups (20 or more) can make bookings for all available dates, subject to availability.

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

Tickets £34.00 via www.seetickets.com 
Venue: The Magic Circle headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)
Further details: www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events

 

23.6.15
At Home with The Magic Circle

A regular evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians in "At Home with The Magic Circle". This event features history, close-up and stage entertainment and happens throughout the year and lasts for a full evening. Doors open at 7pm and the Club Room bar and museum are open. Parlour magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval, The Magic Circle museum and the Club Room bar are open once again and you ll have a chance to explore the fabulous headquarters. Then it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle theatre to finish off your evening.

Tuesday 23rd June 7.30pm

Groups (20 or more) can make bookings for all available dates, subject to availability.

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

Tickets £34.00 via www.seetickets.com 
Venue: The Magic Circle headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)
Further details: www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events

 

JULY 2015

July Dates

Derren Brown Tour 2015
1, 2, 3, 4 LEICESTER, De Montfort Hall
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 AYLESBURY, Waterside
13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 YORK, Grand Opera House

 

14th - 16th July

Innovention 2015 -Liverpool

From the organisers: Come and experience the Magic of Liverpool at Innovention 2015. 14th - 16th July 2015. Unlike any other Magic Convention! Superb venue - The Playhouse Theatre, right in the heart of Liverpool's City Centre; An intimate Convention - We deliberately limit the number of attendees so everyone is treated like a VIP! Everyone has a great seat for all the Lectures, Workshops, and Shows; High quality professionally produced events; Exciting line-up of talent with many surprises! Part of the first ever Liverpool Festival of Magic; Excellent choice of hotels, all within 5 minutes walk of the Playhouse Theatre; No need for taxis, or long lines waiting for buses. Everything is right there! Liverpool is a wonderful city with the superb Albert Dock overlooking the River Mersey, Liverpool One Centre with great shops, bars & restaurants, and The Cavern Club, where The Beatles began their incredible career. Registration for Innovention 2015 is £195. Special Offer! If you book and pay in full by 31st August 2014, you will receive an amazing 20% Discount and pay just £155. For full details and to register - email us at info@innoventionliverpool.com.

 

 

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