Penn & Teller Live - UK tour

June Dates

Manchester, Glasgow, London: 10th - 25th June 2017. From the producers: Kings of Magic Penn & Teller are all set to perform their classic magic. The Emmy award-winning TV stars are also best-selling authors and Las Vegas icons. Their Showtime series, ‘Penn & Teller: BS!’ was nominated for 16 Emmys. Recent ventures include ITV’s highly successful ‘Penn & Teller Fool Us!’ hosted by Jonathan Ross and ‘Penn & Teller Tell A Lie’ for the Discovery Channel. The shows will feature never before seen tricks in the UK.


Sat June 24 2017 - London Eventim Apollo
Sun June 25 2017 - London Eventim Apollo

Book via www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

 

Mark James Sideshow Tricks - Blackpool

Summer Season

To October 25th. Mark James has worked professionally for over a decade on land and at sea worldwide. He now brings his critically acclaimed show to The Festival Suite at Viva, Blackpool! Mark combines original comedy and magic with juggling, escapology and sideshow stunts to create a one-man variety show like no other. The show is fresh, original and always family friendly. In ‘Sideshow Tricks’ there’s something for the whole family. You’ll see Mark perform world class sleight of hand magic, escape from a straightjacket, eat fire, and even juggle mousetraps! The show promises to be hilarious, so whether you’re 5 or 105 grab your ticket, hold on to your hat and take your seat for a night you’ll never forget! Tickets via www.vivablackpool.com/event/mark-james-sideshow-tricks.

 

The Magic Hour - The Park Lane Hotel, London

Every Friday

Sit back and enjoy the plush surroundings of London's first ever luxury hotel, The Park Lane Hotel, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 7BX (Map). The show room itself enjoyed visits from Winston Churchill, and many others, who can be seen on its walls. We hope to welcome you for what will be a very special evening of magic, in an exclusive location! For inforamtion and to book visit www.magichourshow.com.

 

Kent Magicians Guild Dealer Dem

27th June

Mike Bonfield writes: The Kent Magicians Guild will be holding a Dealers' Dem at their clubroom at 8pm on Tuesday 27th June at Kent Magicians' Guild, CIU Dunton Green Social Club, 159 London Road, Dunton Green, Kent TN13 2TA (Map). Members of all other magic clubs are cordially invited. Hosted by Adam Smith. Admission is free. It is likely to be a great evening, so come along to the CIU Club, Dunton Green, Kent, meet the members or become a member. thekentmagiciansguild.simplesite.com

 

Close-up 'Witchcraft' Magic at The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic - Boscastle, Cornwall

28th, 29th June

Brian Johnson writes: The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic located at Boscastle, Cornwall. Following a successful appearance in May, Tony Quenten returns to the Museum on Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th June to perform Close-up ‘Witchcraft’ Magic. This is a free show, repeated continually throughout the day for museum visitors. See www.anthonyquenten.com and www.museumofwitchcraftandmagic.co.uk.

 

Conjuring at the Court - London

29th June

From the organisers: Witness the impossible as top magicians take to the stage! On Thursday 29th June Conjuring at the Court celebrates its 8th year of great magic with a terrific line-up of performers: One of Holland’s top magicians, Fritz Alkemade, who’s had a successful run at Edinburgh, full of ideas and comedy! Claire Lenahan, who had a brief spot at the Court last year with a remarkable and funny straitjacket escape. Now this sparkling performer returns with a full act of her magic! Lee Hathaway is one of London’s best established comedy magicians. His magic is so strong, he fooled Penn and Teller; and he seems to be as amazed as his audience by what’s going on! Steve Hewlett is a fabulous ventriloquist, a semi-finalist on Britain’s Got Talent, with loads of imagination and humour. Russell Levinson as MC keeps the show moving with a series of baffling miracles ..and as it’s a birthday, of course there’ll be a cake! The show starts at 8pm and runs to 10pm with an interval. It’s in the lovely function room of the Drayton Court, 2 The Avenue, West Ealing, London W13 8PH (Map). Come early to enjoy a meal before the show! Parking is free from 6.30pm. Tickets still just £11 in advance from www.conjuringatthecourt.com.

 

Mark Elsdon's Storytelling & Mentalism Workshop - Newcastle

30th June

This is the Friday morning before the 4Minds Convention that takes place over the weekend. "The greatest art in the world is the art of storytelling." Cecil B. DeMille. Mark Elsdon is running this brand new and highly collaborative Workshop for mentalists, mindreaders, magicians and entertainers who want to add some depth, meaning and resonance to their performances. Performers who enjoy delighting their audiences with something unique, interactive and memorable. For more info and to book: Click Here.

 

Ian Rowland: Anytime, Anywhere, Psychic Readings - Newcastle

30th June

4Minds Conference organiser Michael Murray writes: After pleading and begging with Ian​ for well over a year he has finally agreed to do it! 'It' being the event that we have all dreamed of. I am sure that almost all of you have read Ian's highly acclaimed book "The Full Facts of Cold Reading". Now, for the very first time ever Ian will be teaching his personal cold reading system. This one system will enable you to give any kind of reading you want, anytime, anywhere to anyone. I for one will not be missing this amazing opportunity to learn from the very best in the business. To learn more and to secure your place visit Click Here.

 

Juggling Clubs 2017 Magic and Circus Convention - Lancaster University

30th June - 3rd July

From the organisers: Juggling clubs is a joint magic and circus skills convention. It will be running over the Saturday and Sunday, with the Friday and Monday set aside for travelling to allow us to pack more into the time. Over the weekend there will be: Fire Spinning, Workshops, Games, Challenges, a Live Show and Renegade Show. Tickets are now on sale! Visit www.jugglingclubs2017.co.uk for details.

 

Edinburgh International Magic Festival 2017

30th June - 8th July

From the organisers: We are delighted to reveal our biggest ever programme for the 8th year of MagicFest - join us and 'let your imagination fly' 30th June - 8th July. Discover the colourful history and untold stories of Edinburgh's historic buildings with captivating magic tours as sell-out event 'The Secret Room' expands to Riddle's Court, The Writers' Museum and Lauriston Castle. Be completely bamboozled with misdirection from David Stone, let cult magician Dave Alnwick brainwash you with devastatingly dangerous mind reading and sleight of hand, try not to jump out of your seat at Luke Eaton's 'Horrible Magic Show' (truly gruesome), travel through time and celebrate Morgan & West's 10th birthday with all their best tricks, and succumb to conjuring and cons from the renowned R Paul Wilson, then learn how he does it in 'Scams and Fantasies'. For more information and to book tickets visit www.magicfest.co.uk.

 

Conjuring a Better Future - The Magic Circle, London

1st July

College of Magic, South Africa, write: For one night only - Guy Hollingworth presents 'Conjuring a Better Future', a unique charity show on Saturday 1st July at the world-famous Magic Circle in London in support of the College of Magic in South Africa. Featuring Guy Hollingworth and friends, including one of the world's greatest pickpockets, James Freedman, World Champion magician Richard McDougall, and the mind reader who fooled Penn & Teller, Graham Jolley - this is an unrivalled opportunity to see some of the UK's best performers in the most magical venue in London! We are honoured to have the support of such an amazing group of performers. Guy first visited the College of Magic in 2015 - and has been an incredible advocate of the organisation ever since. Tickets for this unique fundraising show are already nearly sold out and available via www.guy-hollingworth.com. 100% of the ticket price goes directly to the College of Magic's outreach efforts.

 

4Minds Conference 2017 - Newcastle

1st & 2nd July

Limited to just 90 delegates, the line-up for Michael Murray's 4Minds 2017 is now confirmed as: Jan Forster (Germany), Anthony Jacquin (UK), Stephen Young (The Netherlands), Phill Smith (UK), Ian Harvey Stone (UK), Thomas Heine (Germany) and Rainer Mees (Germany). Michael is also in talks with a couple of up and coming mentalists to feature in a series of mini-lectures throughout the weekend. The registration fee includes access to all of the lectures, together with the following extras: a limited edition book detailing routines, ideas and advice from the lecturers; a delegates pack; chilled bottled water, tea, coffee, juice; a light buffet lunch, and lecture discounts. Those who are arriving early on the Friday will also be invited to witness a unique show (full details to be announced shortly!). For more information and to register visit: www.mindfx.co.uk.

 

Magic at the Barn - Rochford, Essex

1st & 2nd July

Witness incredible illusions, crazy juggling feats, magic and science colliding, plus award-winning magic and comedy. Suitable for all the family. Now in its 14th year! Award-winning magic and hilarious comedy, featuring some of the most exciting names in magic and variety in the UK held within an enchanting 17th century Red Brick Barn theatre. Starring the multi-award winning magic of Oliver Tabor, top international juggler Florian Brooks and the magic and science of Oliver Meech following his sell out run at the Edinburgh Festival. Outside entertainment will be running throughout the weekend featuring close-up magicians, plus bouncy castles, inflatable games and stalls offering face painting, food and drink. 4 amazing shows over 2 days! Saturday 1st July at 3pm & 7:30pm and Sunday 2nd July at 12noon & 3pm. Magic at the Barn, Red Brick Barn, Sutton Hall, Shopland Road, Rochford, Essex SS4 1LH (Map). Tickets Click Here or call the ticketline on 01702 543242.

 

Travis Perkins Assembly - Ferrybridge Day of Magic

2nd July

From the organisers: With Lecturettes from Steve Gore and Alec Powell, a Workshopette from Alex Csurko, and the star-studded Showette featuring: Alex Powell, Steve Gore, Matthew Pomeroy and Cameron Glenwright. The venue is The Community Centre, The Square, Ferrybridge, West Yorkshire WF11 8PQ (Map). Doors open at 9.45am and the day ends at 5pm. Refreshments available all day. Entrance fee £6. For more information please visit our Facebook page: Ferrybridge Day of Magic, contact the Travis Perkins Assembly on 01904 709500 or email Michael Shepherd gmfs.msm@gmail.com or Danny Hunt info@amethystmagic.com.

 

Care & Share Balloon Fun Days

July Dates

Graham Lee writes: The Care & Share Balloon fun days are still going strong and are a great place to meet and network with like minded balloon artistes. I am going down to Cornwall for the first time to run a Care & Share day in June. Other dates throughout the year are listed below. For any more info about the days please email graham@balloonartwholesale.co.uk.
3rd July, Sutton, Surrey. Lecturer Linda Truscheit from Germany.
4th July, Sutton, Surrey. Lecturer Doctor Bob from Wales.
For more information or to book on the days see www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk/balloons/care-share-days.

 

Morgan & West: Parlour Tricks - Tour

7th July

Time travelling magic duo Morgan & West present a brand new show chock full of jaw dropping, brain bursting, gasp eliciting feats of magic. The dashing chaps offer up a plateful of illusion and impossibility, all served with wit, charm and no small amount of panache. Be sure to wear a hat – Morgan & West might just blow your mind.


**** The Stage
**** Daily Mirror
More details can be found at www.morganandwest.co.uk/live-dates


7 July TBC Deal - Astor Theatre

 

Modern Magic: Jake Banfield - London

8th July

Prepare to believe in magic...! Downstairs in the sumptuous screening room at the Charlotte Street Hotel, an audience will have their minds read, have their senses manipulated and experience some of the most astonishing feats of modern magic. Sit down and relax as Jake takes you on a journey of dapper deception, sophisticated sleight of hand and mischievous mind games. Tickets: Front Row: £35, Parlour: £25. Doors 7.30pm. Show 8pm. Venue: The Charlotte Street Hotel, 15-17 Charlotte Street, London W1T 1RJ (Map). www.modernmagic.co.uk.

 

Re-coding Perception Through Magic

July 8th & 9th

A two-day programme that builds knowledge and skills across key scientific disciplines and concepts of illusion. July 8-9th, 2017, Cambridge. The organisers write: We are very excited to invite you to attend a unique convention to "Re-Code Your Perception Through Magic”, looking at how we communicate, how we perceive the world around us, how we process knowledge and how these mechanisms impact the way we behave and live. The Academy of Magic and Science, our educational partner, is organising in Cambridge, a fascinating two-day event of lectures, shows and workshops. The convention will cover topics from science, communication and social media campaigns with a magic twist, to deceive and re-educate our perception. The Academy of Magic and Science has been supported by the Cambridge University Accelerator of the Judge Business School and is an official partner of FISM. Register now at www.eventbrite.co.uk. Enjoy an exclusive 10% discount using the code: MagicWeek10.

 

Morgan & West's Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show For Kids (and Childish Grown-ups!) - Tour

July Dates

Fresh from their appearance on ITV 1’s The Next Great Magician, and sell-out seasons in 2015 and 2016 at the Edinburgh Fringe and on the London Southbank the time-travelling magicians Morgan & West are off on a tour of the country with their critically acclaimed magic show for kids (and childish grown-ups!)

“A colourful crescendo of noise and mayhem.” Scottish Sunday Express
“Great magic, enormous fun and original delivery.” Primary Times
“Superbly crafted.” The Stage
More details can be found at www.morganandwest.co.uk/live-dates


15 July 2pm Washington - Arts Centre Washington - 0191 561 3455
23 July 2pm Bromsgrove - Artrix - 01527 577330

 

Gary Jones Lecture - Banished Magicians, Banbury

18th July

From the organisers: Banished Magicians (the Banbury based magic club) are delighted to be holding a lecture from one of the UK's finest magicians - Gary Jones on Tuesday 18th July at 7.30pm at Hanwell Community Centre, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX16 1ER (Map). If you are interested in coming please let us know in advance as there is limited space, email banishedmagicians@gmail.com or visit our website www.banishedmagicians.com. For Banished Magicians members this lecture is free. Non-members are welcome at a cost of £10 (£6 under 18's).

 

KFC2, the second Karl Fulves Convention - London

19th July

Organised by Allan Brown, this is the second annual gathering to honour an unsung giant of magic. Last year's attendance included close-up magicians from America, Scotland, England and Belarus! This highly informal event will take place on July 19th at 7pm, at The Holiday Inn, 30 Jamestown Road, Camden Town, London NW1 7BY (Map). The idea is that all attendees must be prepared to perform or demonstrate at least two Fulves items or material from any of his publications, or talk about some idea, publication or any item of interest related to, or published by, Fulves. Free entry, very informal, no need to register... just turn up. Any questions, email abrown.kfc@gmail.com.

 

Modern Magic: Jake Banfield - London

22nd July

Prepare to believe in magic...! Downstairs in the sumptuous screening room at the Charlotte Street Hotel, an audience will have their minds read, have their senses manipulated and experience some of the most astonishing feats of modern magic. Sit down and relax as Jake takes you on a journey of dapper deception, sophisticated sleight of hand and mischievous mind games. Tickets: Front Row: £35, Parlour: £25. Doors 7.30pm. Show 8pm. Venue: The Charlotte Street Hotel, 15-17 Charlotte Street, London W1T 1RJ (Map). www.modernmagic.co.uk.

 

Craig Stephenson: Deception - York

21st July

From the producer: What would you do if you could read someone’s private thoughts? Yorkshire based comedy magician Craig Stephenson returns to the Edinburgh Fringe to perform his new one-man magic show, Deception. The show involves mindreading and magical misdirection all delivered in his devilishly funny style. After many years performing magic throughout the UK, in 2016 Craig took his show, Impossible, to the Edinburgh Fringe. Over its fourteen-night run the show sold out on seven separate nights and attracted a lot of positive attention from audiences and media, including mentions on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4. Following this success, Craig is now taking his latest, and highly original show, Deception to Edinburgh. This exciting production promises more dazzling magic and incredible mindreading, all delivered in his uniquely funny style. This brand-new show will see him performing material designed to surprise and delight. “If you only see one magician in your life, make it him.” One&Other magazine. Venue: The Space @ Surgeon’s Hall – Venue 53. 4th–26th August (but not Sunday 13th) at 7.05pm (50 mins running time). www.craigsmagic.co.uk/2017/04/deception. Craig is also performing at the Great Yorkshire Fringe raising funds for York Against Cancer on Friday 21st July at 9.45pm. For every ticket sold for his Great Yorkshire Fringe performance Craig will donate £1 to this local charity that he has supported for many years. Venue: The Teapot, Piccadilly Square, York. See www.craigsmagic.co.uk/2017/04/deception.

 

Magic on the Fringe

August

The official Edinburgh Fringe programme was released earlier this week. This year's list contains 67 magic and magic-related shows. Once again card man Peter McLanachan (www.thecardman.co.uk) has kindly pieced together all the magic listings for MagicWeek readers (many thanks Pete!) Click Here.

 

Craig Stephenson: Deception - Edinburgh Fringe

August Dates

From the producer: What would you do if you could read someone’s private thoughts? Yorkshire based comedy magician Craig Stephenson returns to the Edinburgh Fringe to perform his new one-man magic show, Deception. The show involves mindreading and magical misdirection all delivered in his devilishly funny style. After many years performing magic throughout the UK, in 2016 Craig took his show, Impossible, to the Edinburgh Fringe. Over its fourteen-night run the show sold out on seven separate nights and attracted a lot of positive attention from audiences and media, including mentions on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4. Following this success, Craig is now taking his latest, and highly original show, Deception to Edinburgh. This exciting production promises more dazzling magic and incredible mindreading, all delivered in his uniquely funny style. This brand-new show will see him performing material designed to surprise and delight. “If you only see one magician in your life, make it him.” One&Other magazine. Venue: The Space @ Surgeon’s Hall – Venue 53. 4th–26th August (but not Sunday 13th) at 7.05pm (50 mins running time). www.craigsmagic.co.uk/2017/04/deception. Craig is also performing at the Great Yorkshire Fringe raising funds for York Against Cancer on Friday 21st July at 9.45pm. For every ticket sold for his Great Yorkshire Fringe performance Craig will donate £1 to this local charity that he has supported for many years. Venue: The Teapot, Piccadilly Square, York. See www.craigsmagic.co.uk/2017/04/deception.

 

Richard Jones 'The Power of Imagination' tour

August Dates

Richard Jones's 'The Power of Imagination' show will be back on the road in August, with more dates to be added. Book early, the last tour sold out.
Friday 4th August – FireStation – Windsor Click Here.
Saturday 5th August – The Library Theatre – Luton Click Here.
Thursday 10th August – Engine Shed, Lincoln Click Here.

Friday 11th August – Riley Smith Theatre – Leeds Click Here.

 

Scottish Comedy and Variety Gala Performance - Kirkcaldy

18th August

From the organisers: An incredible new variety show with fully staged numbers featuring famed TV mentalist Drew McAdam, Scottish comic legend Dean Park, Comedy Central's David Kay, The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppets, Artie's Tartan Tales (formerly of the Singing Kettle) all hosted by Fife's own pantomime favorite Liam A Black with his hilarious stunts, magic, comedy and illusions, with new unseen material that was just too stupid for TV! This show is family friendly and is suitable for all ages. Friday 18th August at 7pm. Tickets start at only £15 and can be purchased via www.onfife.com. Adam Smith Theatre, Benochy Road, Kirkcaldy, Fife KY1 1ET (Map).

 

The Family Festival of Magic - Great Yarmouth

22nd & 23rd August

From the organisers: Britain's Got Talent Stars of Magic come to Great Yarmouth for The Family Festival of Magic. Imagine a cavalcade of magicians descending into Great Yarmouth who will wave their magic wands and make your troubles disappear... well, for a few hours at least. That’s exactly what’s happening at the St. Georges Theatre and Plaza on August 22nd and 23rd as Great Yarmouth plays host to the first Family Festival of Magic. Magical folk and entertainers of all kinds will be performing their skills inside and out at the St. Georges venue on King Street with Free Entry to the daytime events featuring: balloon modellers, children's magicians, Punch & Judy, close-up conjurors and circus style performers.


TV comedy stunt man Jeff Drayton and TV comedy magician Stevie Pink from Britain's Got Talent will both be appearing along with Chris North from ITV's New Faces and 3,2,1. The evening magic shows are priced at £3.00 per person and feature these local TV stars of magic together with many other local stars of variety, magic and wizardry. The Family Festival of Magic is a two-day event which will be raising funds to help the local magic clubs. The Gathering and The Anglian Magic Society. If anyone wishes to join in the event during the two days please contact Kyle 07982 819727. Also see: www.magicfestival.co.uk and www.stgeorgestheatre.com.

 

Magic Course with BGT winner Richard Jones - Berkshire

3rd September

From the organisers: UK Magic Course with the 2016 winner of 'Britain's Got Talent' Richard Jones in Windsor, UK. It was a hard job, but we have finally found someone to fill the late great Paul Daniels' shoes! Welcome to our newest tutor Richard Jones - Winner of BGT 2016. Intimate course for Magicians and suitable for beginners young or old. Sunday 3rd September 2017. From just £109. A full day with the winner of Britain's Got Talent'!

 

Indulge the magician in you! Join us for this ultimate weekend of pampering and luxury with a whole day of Magic tuition from the UK's newest face of magic, and winner of Britain's Got Talent 2016 - Rich Jones. Your (optional) stay in the 4-Star Millennium Copthorne Hotel Slough (Windsor) includes either one or two nights Bed & Breakfast and a whole day in the company of Rich Jones, being taught how to perform magic tricks that will amaze your friends when you return. When the day of magic is over, retire to the bar with Rich for a drink and chat, take photos and get an autograph.

 

When you are not pulling rabbits from hats or making cards appear and disappear, take advantage of the Swimming Pool, Sauna, Steam Room, Whirlpool and Gym (included in price if you are staying) or get some Spa Treatments (additional fees are payable directly at the hotel). Non participating partners are also welcome, as are families who can take advantage of the hotel facilities whilst you learn, or can take a short drive into the town of Windsor, Legoland, Eton College, Ascot or even into Central London, and they are welcome to join us in the bar with Rich immediately after the course.

 

Rooms are available as a Single room or a Double room with either one or two participants in the magic day with Rich Jones. Family rooms can be arranged usually at little or no additional cost. Also included in the price is Morning coffee, a light lunch and afternoon tea during the Sunday with Rich. Entry to the Swimming pool, sauna, steam room, whirlpool and Gym is also included in the price, however some treatments and fitness classes will be charged by the Spa directly. A full and detailed list of what is included will be given to you on booking. Payment in instalments can be arranged without any additional fees, interest or charges. Partners / Friends can join you for free and join us in the bar afterwards with Rich. Full details: www.learninthesun.com.

 

At Home with The Magic Circle - London

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.

 

Care & Share Balloon Fun Days

September Dates

Graham Lee writes: The Care & Share Balloon fun days are still going strong and are a great place to meet and network with like minded balloon artistes. I am going down to Cornwall for the first time to run a Care & Share day in June. Other dates throughout the year are listed below. For any more info about the days please email graham@balloonartwholesale.co.uk.
5th September, Airdrie, Scotland. Lecturer Thelma Levett & Graham Lee.
7th September, Manchester/Birmingham. TBC.
For more information or to book on the days see www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk/balloons/care-share-days.

 

History and Mystery at The Magic Circle - London

September Dates
Enjoy a visit to the House of 10,000 Secrets with a unique experience at the headquarters of The Magic Circle. Be enthralled by tales of past Masters of Magic during a guided tour of the building which houses priceless treasures, memorabilia and magical posters. Make a wish while turning three times on The Magic Circle emblem beneath the magnificent staircase which leads to the Devant Room displaying unique apparatus of the past. Marvel at the hand painted murals on the staircase depicting magic from its early beginnings to the present day. Enjoy some entertaining close-up magic presented by a skilled member of The Magic Circle and a unique live magic performance in our fully equipped theatre which includes a hearing loop. There is a lift and wheelchair access to all public areas, plus tea/coffee and biscuits on arrival.

 

Mondays 11th and 25th September at 11.30am.

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-14s only - no refunds will be issued for under-14s. Tickets £19.50 plus booking fee for individuals and £19.50 with no booking fee for groups of 20 or more. The Magic Circle Headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map). Tickets available from www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events.

 

Corporate & Trade Show Workshop - Liverpool

13th September

Unique Magic Events presents a Corporate & Trade Show Workshop on Wednesday 13th September at Jury's Inn Hotel in Liverpool. From the organisers: Whether you are already an established Corporate Show performer or Trade Show worker and would like to significantly increase your client list and earnings or are a performer who is new to this lucrative side of the magic business and would like to find out how to earn a six figure income every year ..... you need to be at this life-changing event! The Corporate & Tradeshow Workshop is bringing together for one day only a team of top International performers with unrivalled experience and success in the corporate world, Trevor Liley, Seth Kramer, Bob Kohler and Paul Stone.

The information, methods and advice that they will share with you will be worth many many times the minimal registration fee. The chances of having such an experienced and knowledgeable group of performers together in one room are extremely rare, so if you are genuinely serious about being successful in the Corporate world then you do not want to miss this outstanding opportunity! Space is limited to just 50 delegates.

The program will include Trevor Liley's Trade Show Masterclass, which he is presenting at a magic event for the first time ever. Priceless information from this Corporate 'Guru' on how to build a lucrative Corporate magic business and take your earnings to a whole new level! Seth Kramer will lecture and also perform his Trade Show pitch 'live' for all the delegates. Seth has been without doubt one the most successful Trade Show workers in USA for the past 30 years and is the author of the Modern Tradeshow Handbook, the recognised 'bible' for Trade Show performers. This event will also feature expert panel sessions with Trevor Liley, Seth Kramer, Bob Kohler, and Paul Stone covering topics in depth which will include how to break into the lucrative corporate world of Trade Shows, Hospitality Suites, Product launches, VIP Receptions, Conferences / Conventions, Motivational Speaking and Trade Charity events & Fundraisers. For full details and to register go to www.magiconthemersey.com and click on the red Corporate & Trade Show link at the top of the screen.

 

Magic on the Mersey

14th & 15th September

Organiser Paul Stone writes: Magic on the Mersey' whose slogan is 'promoting excellence in magic performance' promises to be a very different style of magic convention. Produced by Paul Stone and taking place at Jury's Inn Hotel on Liverpool's award stunning Albert Dock Waterfront on Thursday 14th & Friday 15th September this will be a very intimate and high quality event where everyone attending is guaranteed a good seat for every lecture, workshop and show.

Unlike other magic conventions we deliberately limit the number of attendees so that delegates have the opportunity to meet and spend time with the impressive International line-up of talent. Paul Zenon, fresh from his success at the recent Blackpool Convention will once again appear in his highly acclaimed One Man 'Linking Rings' Show, and will also perform in the Gala Show and take part in the innovative Expert Panel Sessions. Overseas stars flying in specially for the convention include Close-up wizards Armando Lucero, Mike Close and Bob Kohler and will be joined by top British pro's Mindreading Master Marc Paul and the hilarious Mandy Muden. And if that isn't enough to tempt you then we've also got two show business greats, Freddie 'Parrotface' Davies and legendary juggler Kris Kremo!

Included in the Convention registration price of just £95 are tickets to see both stage shows, Paul Zenon in 'Linking Rings' and also 'World Stars of Magic & Variety' at the beautiful Victorian Epstein Theatre, and an invitation to the Night Before Welcome Party. For full Convention details and how to register, go to www.magiconthemersey.com.

 

Ali Cook Principles of Deception Tour

September Dates

Ali Cook is on tour from September 16th with his one-man show 'Principles of Deception' taking in Aberdeen, Norwich, Bridport, Guildford, Chipping Norton, Bangor, Hemel Hempstead, Birmingham, Didcot and Melton. Tickets via www.alicook.com/gigs. Star of the West End magic show 'Impossible', BBC's 'Now You See It', 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us', 'Dirty Tricks' and 'Monkey Magic' Ali Cook returns with his own brand of awe-inspiring magic and off-beat comedy. Expect to be genuinely amazed. Taking its name from Arthur Buckley’s influential magic collection Principles and Deceptions – the first book to categorize every magic trick – the show demonstrates Ali Cook’s skill as a historian of deception. In a masterclass of technique across a range of magic disciplines, including close-up magic, mind reading and sleight of hand, expect an evening of magical invention and re-invention. "Forget what you think you know about comedy magicians - Ali Cook is edgy, intelligent, self-referential, caustically hilarious and one of the most sought-after illusionists on the planet." GQ Magazine.


Aberdeen - Saturday 16th Sept 2017 - Lemon Tree Studio - Tickets Click Here
Norwich - Saturday 30th Sept 2017 - Norwich Playhouse - Tickets Click Here

 

Paul Gordon's Card Capers Day of Magic - Worthing

24th September

"Paul Gordon's Card Capers Day of Magic is a full day of magic tuition and lecturing. It's a fun fast-paced day full of practical and entertaining card magic from Paul's books and DVDs. Paul also teaches sleights, presentation, the business, patter, and relates funnies and experiences. In all, it's an inspirational day. This year's Card Capers is the 20th and always sells out. In other words, book as soon as possible! Sunday 24th September. 10am to 5pm. Tickets £55, and include food. Book via www.paulgordon.net/cardcapers.html. Venue: The John Selden, Worthing, West Sussex BN13 2EN (Map).

 

Albion Magic presents The UK Children's Entertainer of the Year Competition 2017 - Birmingham

25th September

12.30pm at the Austin Sport and Social Club, 30 Tessall Lane, Longbridge, Birmingham B31 2SF (Map). Alec Powell writes: Anyone interested in taking part just needs to submit an unedited recording of themselves entertaining a group of children. The quality of the recording does not matter. It can be recorded on a mobile phone and needs to be no less than 5 minutes long. Previous Kidology UK Competition Competitors are welcome to apply. Contact Alec Powell on 07831 115448 or by email to alec@alecpowell.co.uk. The committee will look at all submissions and select six to take part in the competition which will be held in front of an audience of mainly children. The winner will receive a trophy plus a 10 week summer season at a holiday park in 2018 worth at least £5,000. For full details look at the Kidology UK Facebook group. Photo: Competition host PJ the Showman.

 

Kidology Convention - Birmingham

25th & 26th September

Austin Sport and Social Club, 30 Tessall Lane, Longbridge, Birmingham B31 2SF (Map). For details see www.kidologyuk.co.uk.

 

Ali Cook Principles of Deception Tour

October Dates

Ali Cook is on tour from September 16th with his one-man show 'Principles of Deception' taking in Aberdeen, Norwich, Bridport, Guildford, Chipping Norton, Bangor, Hemel Hempstead, Birmingham, Didcot and Melton. Tickets via www.alicook.com/gigs. Star of the West End magic show 'Impossible', BBC's 'Now You See It', 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us', 'Dirty Tricks' and 'Monkey Magic' Ali Cook returns with his own brand of awe-inspiring magic and off-beat comedy. Expect to be genuinely amazed. Taking its name from Arthur Buckley’s influential magic collection Principles and Deceptions – the first book to categorize every magic trick – the show demonstrates Ali Cook’s skill as a historian of deception. In a masterclass of technique across a range of magic disciplines, including close-up magic, mind reading and sleight of hand, expect an evening of magical invention and re-invention. "Forget what you think you know about comedy magicians - Ali Cook is edgy, intelligent, self-referential, caustically hilarious and one of the most sought-after illusionists on the planet." GQ Magazine.


Bridport - Friday 6th Oct 2017 - Bridport Arts Centre - Tickets Click Here
Guildford - Saturday 7th Oct 2017 - G Live, Guildford - Tickets Click Here
Chipping Norton - Friday 13th Oct 2017 - Chipping Norton Theatre - Tickets Click Here
Bangor - Saturday 14th Oct 2017 - Pontio Bangor - Tickets Click Here
Hemel Hempstead - Saturday 21st Oct 2017 - Hemel Hempstead Old Town Hall - Tickets Click Here
Birmingham - Saturday 28th Oct 2017 - Mac Birmingham - Tickets Click Here

 

Tony Griffith 'At Home' - Bristol

8th October

Tony Griffith writes: I will be holding another of 'At Home' day on Sunday 8th October in Norton Malreward, Bristol. This a day-long event for those looking for a more in-depth discussion and learning experience in the magic art. The day will cover a variety of areas such as Presenting/Organising a One Man Show - Close Up/Stand Up - Promotion, Publicity, Organisation - After Dinner Speaking/Entertainment - Trade Shows/Corporate Hospitality - Working in Schools. I will be showing and explaining a great many of the routines that have served me well over the years. The day starts at 10.30am, finishing at 5pm. Registration is £40 and includes coffee on arrival, a sandwich lunch and tea/cake prior to departure. Seating is very limited. Early registration is essential. I had 30 years experience as a professional magician and have lectured throughout the UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the U.S.A. including the Magic Castle, Hollywood. I am a Gold Star Member of The Inner Magic Circle, and author of numerous publications including my recent Reflection series. For more details or to register email tony@tonygriffith.co.uk or telephone 01275 835463 www.tonygriffith.co.uk 13 Church Road, Norton Malreward, Bristol BS39 4EX.

 

At Home with The Magic Circle - London

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.

 

The London Society of Magicians One Day Magic Convention

14th October

Bob Pamplin writes: The London Society of Magicians is pleased to announce that to celebrate its 75th birthday they will be holding a 1 day magic convention at Woodford Memorial Hall in South Woodford, London E18, on Saturday October 14th. The day will consist of dealers, lectures and an evening Gala show. Further details can be obtained by emailing info@lsmmagic.co.uk.

 

Magic Lectures at Smoke & Mirrors - Bristol

22nd October

From the organisers: As you may know Smoke & Mirrors & Illusions Magic Bar are the leading Magic Bars in the UK and we are making 2017 even more magical by adding lectures from our guest performing magicians coming up at Smoke & Mirrors. Spaces are limited so we suggest booking your seat now. Lectures will be held in our theatre, offering a real close-up and personal feel. Lectures are priced at £7.50 per delegate and are held on a Sunday so there's Free Parking! Lectures start at 1pm. Bar opens at 12 noon and the bar will remain open for 2 hours after the lecture has finished.

22nd October 2017 Jasper Blakeley (aka Kockov) - The emphasis will strongly be on the importance of performance in all aspects of magic. Plus creating laughter. Looking at the core values of Jasper's ethos - Control, Flexibility & Change, he will use these themes to discuss his approach and tips on working close-up private & corporate events, concentrating mainly on working tables and overcoming all problems and eventualities. Book Here.
Smoke & Mirrors, 8 Denmark Street, Bristol BS1 5DQ (Map) www.smokeandmirrorsbar.co.uk. The UK's Only Magic Theatre Pub.

 

Ali Cook Principles of Deception Tour

November Dates

Ali Cook is on tour from September 16th with his one-man show 'Principles of Deception' taking in Aberdeen, Norwich, Bridport, Guildford, Chipping Norton, Bangor, Hemel Hempstead, Birmingham, Didcot and Melton. Tickets via www.alicook.com/gigs. Star of the West End magic show 'Impossible', BBC's 'Now You See It', 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us', 'Dirty Tricks' and 'Monkey Magic' Ali Cook returns with his own brand of awe-inspiring magic and off-beat comedy. Expect to be genuinely amazed. Taking its name from Arthur Buckley’s influential magic collection Principles and Deceptions – the first book to categorize every magic trick – the show demonstrates Ali Cook’s skill as a historian of deception. In a masterclass of technique across a range of magic disciplines, including close-up magic, mind reading and sleight of hand, expect an evening of magical invention and re-invention. "Forget what you think you know about comedy magicians - Ali Cook is edgy, intelligent, self-referential, caustically hilarious and one of the most sought-after illusionists on the planet." GQ Magazine.


Didcot - Friday 3rd Nov 2017 - Didcot Cornerstone Arts Centre - Tickets Click Here
Melton - Saturday 11th Nov 2017 - Melton Theatre - Tickets Click Here

 

Care & Share Balloon Fun Days

November Dates

Graham Lee writes: The Care & Share Balloon fun days are still going strong and are a great place to meet and network with like minded balloon artistes. I am going down to Cornwall for the first time to run a Care & Share day in June. Other dates throughout the year are listed below. For any more info about the days please email graham@balloonartwholesale.co.uk.
20th November, Birmingham. Lecturer Sam Cremeens from the USA.
21st November, Birmingham. Lecturer Sam Cremeens from the USA.
For more information or to book on the days see www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk/balloons/care-share-days.

 

Portsmouth and District Magic Circle Jumbo Day

5th November
All Day magic convention featuring magic lectures, new and second-hand magic to buy, the Southern Magician of the Year competition sponsored by PropDog and evening Gala Show. Sunday 5th November 2017 from 9am to 9pm. Venue: Bucklands Community Centre, Malins Road, Portsmouth, PO2 7BB (Map). www.jumboday.co.uk.

 

At Home with The Magic Circle - London

November 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 and 21st November at 7.30pm

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 Magic Circle Christmas Show - London

December Dates
A festive treat with a chance to see inside the headquarters of The Magic Circle, see close-up magic performed before your very eyes and witness the spectacular stage show. Ideal for families with children aged five and above.

 

Tuesday 19 December 2.30pm and 7pm

Wednesday 20 December 2.30pm and 7pm

Thursday 21 December 2.30pm and 7pm

Friday 22 December 2.30pm and 7pm

Saturday 23 December 7pm (no 2.30pm performance)

Wednesday 27 December 2.30pm and 7pm

Thursday 28 December 2.30pm and 7pm

Friday 29 December 2.30pm and 7pm

 

Venue: The Magic Circle headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map).

Further details: www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events.

Book via: www.seetickets.com

 

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