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.

 

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

23rd July

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
23 July 2pm Bromsgrove - Artrix - 01527 577330

 

Shoot Ogawa Lecture Tour

July Dates

Shoot Ogawa, a four-times Magic Castle Magician of the Year awardee is back in the UK with a new lecture for 2017. he'll be sharing new stories, routines and effects that he has been working on over the past five years. Shoot also teaches from 3 new DVDs created just for this lecture. Shoot uses these new tricks to demonstrate: how he creates tricks, how to be more skilful as a performer, creating the desired 'magical feeling' with any trick, what he thinks is a 'good magician', and how to control the power of magic. Full of Shoot’s original tricks and legendary skill and creativity, this lecture promises to be as entertaining and enlightening as ever.
22/07/2017 Smoke & Mirrors show
23/07/2017 Smoke & Mirrors lecture
24/07/2017 Leicester Magic Circle
25/07/2017 Blackpool Magicians Club
26/07/2017 Derby
27/07/2017 Sussex
29/07/2017 Isle of Mann
31/07/2017 Belfast
01/08/2017 Dublin

 

Christian Gambin: The Gentleman Cheater - London

All Year

From the organisers: His life: the game! His passion: winning! His pleasure: cheating! When the cards start burning his hands, every trick becomes a new challenge. Do you enjoy close-up magic? You will love playing against him! Come and have fun in an interactive show. Christian Gambin, a stunning magician, award winning magician, World FISM and French Magic Champion, plays for the first time in London's West End. An expert in close-up magic and a stunning magician. The nearer you are, the less you can see! Come and see his sleight of hand and let dreams come true... The last Friday of the month at 7.30 pm from July 2017 to June 2018. Courthouse Hotel, 19-21 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F 7HL. For more information and to book visit www.magicentertainmentlondon.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.

 

Craig Christian: Evolution of Magic - Blackpool

July Dates

Craig Christian and Elizabeth Best are back with another groundbreaking show, 'The Evolution of Magic' at the Horseshoe Bar, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. After touring and headlining in Germany for the past year, Craig is ready to surpass all expectations with a cool, urban show, featuring illusions, close-up sleight of hand magic and mind reading. Expect to be amazed! Tickets are available online www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com or at the Pleasure Beach box office. Running from July 11th to September 3rd. Also see YouTube.

 

The Very Best of Derren Brown Underground

July Dates

Derren Brown Underground is the latest stage show from the multi-award winning master of psychological illusion. Bringing together a collection of the very best of Derren’s previous stage work, Underground is a spell-binding experience of showmanship and magical genius. A unique opportunity to see Derren perform his own choice of some of his favourite work on the stage, for a limited run only. Book quickly as tickets will sell out fast. Not suitable for under 12's. Directed by Andrew O'Connor and Andy Nyman. Also see www.derrenbrown.co.uk/on-stage.

Mon 24 – Wed 26 July Birmingham New Alexandra Theatre
Thu 27 – Sat 29 July Northampton Royal & Derngate
Mon 31 July – Wed 2 Aug. Ipswich Regent Theatre

 

Anthony Owen Lecture - London Society of Magicians

25th July

Daniel Young writes: He is a magic creator, producer, director and writer. He was Head of Magic at Objective TV Productions, London from 2002 - 2016. He has received awards for his work from BAFTA, the Royal Television Society, Rose D’or, The Magic Circle, The British Magical Society and others. He created shows such as "Killer Magic", "Help My Supply Teacher is Magic" and "Now You See It!" Owen also worked as Producer and Executive Producer on all of Derren Brown’s UK and international TV programmes from 2000 - 2015, was Executive Producer on all eleven series of BBC’s "The Real Hustle", UKTV's "Incredible Mr Goodwin" and on other programmes for broadcasters in the UK and around the world. He is excited to be lecturing at Davenports about some of his magic and mentalism creations, many of which have been performed on stage and screen by some of the world's most successful magicians. His new book, Anthony Owen’s Secrets, will be published by Vanishing Inc later this year. Price: £12.00. Date: Tuesday 25th July. Time: 7.30pm. Location: Davenport's Magic (www.davenportsmagic.co.uk).

 

'Dunninger on TV' An Evening with Joe Atmore - International Magic, London

25th July

Joe Atmore, the acknowledged expert on the great American mentalist 'The Amazing Dunninger', will discuss Dunninger's career on television and show rare television clips not seen in over 60 years. The principles of mentalism and showmanship that Dunninger used are as applicable today as they were when originally used by Dunninger and will baffle the audiences of today in the same way that they baffled the audiences of yesteryear. Joe will also cover the extraordinary "Brain Busters" that continuously received newspaper coverage. Plus, as the international consultant to Uri Geller's Phenomenon television series, Joe Atmore will tell how he got that series to perform some Dunninger inspired routines. This is a rare chance to catch Joe Atmore in London and an equally rare opportunity to learn about one of the most significant contributors to the art of mentalism. Book your place by emailing martin@internationalmagic.com. Tuesday 25th July at 7.30pm (finish approx 10pm). Venue: 2nd Floor of Casa Italiana, 136 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1R 5DL (Map). Admission £15 per person (pay on the door, but book your place in advance) www.internationalmagic.com.

 

Secret Cellar - London

July Dates

Secret Cellar, London’s hidden theatre of Close-up Magic. Summer/Autumn Season 2017. Secret Cellar returns to Vaulty Towers with a new line up of award-winning magicians and TV stars. With 5 star user reviews and a string of sell-out shows, London's hidden theatre of magic is fast becoming the capital’s underground hotspot for real magical talent. Witness incredible feats of illusion closer than ever before...

Chris Rawlins: I Remember Things. 26th–30th July. "Knocked me for six!" BBC.
Performances last 1 hour. Strictly limited to 33 seats. Please note due to the nature of the cellar there is no wheelchair access.
Secret Cellar, Vaulty Towers, 34 Lower Marsh, London SE1 7RG (Map) www.secretcellarlondon.com.

 

Conjuring at the Court - London

27th July

From the producers: Witness the impossible as top magicians take to the stage! Conjuring at the Court enters its 9th year of great magic with a terrific line-up of entertainers: Michael Vincent is widely recognised as a master of classic sleight-of-hand. An enchanting performer of pure visual magic; Steve Doe took the show by storm at his first outing last year. Steve does things with bubbles that you cannot believe! Using colour, music, and lights he creates an extravaganza of beautiful bubbles; Laura London gives us a behind-the-scenes insight into the world of gambling based on the story of an accomplished female cardsharp. It’s taken from her successful Edinburgh show, “Cheat”; Graham Jolley is one of the country’s most successful cabaret performers. He’s a mind reader of extraordinary ability – and a very, very funny man, with a dry humour that has the audience in stitches; Russell Levinson as MC keeps show moving with a series of baffling miracles. 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.

 

Magicians at the Half Moon - Bishops Stortford

28th July

From the organisers: On Friday 28th July the doors to the Long Room at the Half Moon swing open again as Martin Cox returns from performing at The Magic Castle in Hollywood, (yes, the actual Hollywood, California, USA), to present another night of Magicians at the Half Moon. This month Martin has invited back Jamie Docherty and newcomer to the Half Moon, but certainly not to magic, the very funny John Eaton. Entry is still just £10 and doors open at 7.30pm with the show starting at 8pm (finishing around 10pm with a 20 minute interval). To reserve yourself a front row seat, contact Martin on 01279 659562. For more information visit www.halfmoonmagic.co.uk.

 

Paul Zenon in Linking Rings - Brighton

28th July

Houdini's right-hand man deals with the death of his boss. A half century later, a Blackpool joke shop proprietor takes on a wide-eyed young protégé. An affectionate look at a misspent youth and unsung heroes; a touching true story of interlocking lives. Not a magic show, but magical nonetheless. "A touching, beautifully made magic cabinet of theatre-story. Highly recommended." Fringe Review. "Compelling storytelling from a contemporary master of his art" The Times. This acclaimed self-penned work is an exciting change of direction for Paul Zenon, who has made regular appearances everywhere from Countdown to La Clique and is known as the UK pioneer of Street Magic.
 

Friday 28th July at 7pm (70 minutes) at the Rialto Theatre, 11 Dyke Road, Brighton BN1 3FE (Map) www.rialtotheatre.co.uk. £10/£8 concs. Special Offer: Double-bill ticket for Paul Zenon in Linking Rings and Mikelangelo Sings Cave*Waits*Cohen (9pm same night) for just £15. Ages: suggested 14+. Also see www.facebook.com/paulzenonlinkingrings.

 

Magic on the Fringe - Edinburgh

August Dates

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.

 

The Very Best of Derren Brown Underground

August Dates

Derren Brown Underground is the latest stage show from the multi-award winning master of psychological illusion. Bringing together a collection of the very best of Derren’s previous stage work, Underground is a spell-binding experience of showmanship and magical genius. A unique opportunity to see Derren perform his own choice of some of his favourite work on the stage, for a limited run only. Book quickly as tickets will sell out fast. Not suitable for under 12's. Directed by Andrew O'Connor and Andy Nyman. Also see www.derrenbrown.co.uk/on-stage.
Mon 31 July – Wed 2 Aug. Ipswich Regent Theatre
Thu 3 Aug – Sat 5 Aug. Salford Quays The Lowry
Mon 7 – Thu 10 Aug. Newcastle Theatre Royal
Fri 11 – Sat 12 Aug. Carlisle The Sands
Mon 14 – Tue 15 Aug. Edinburgh Playhouse
Thu 17 – Sat 19 Aug. Cambridge Corn Exchange
Mon 21 – Wed 23 Aug. Woking New Victoria Theatre
Thu 24 – Sat 26 Aug. Sheffield Lyceum Theatre
Mon 28 – Wed 30 Aug. Buxton Opera House
Thu 31 Aug – Sat 2 Sep. Blackpool Grand Theatre

 

The Gathering - Great Yarmouth

1st August

Stephen Bolam writes: Our next gathering will be at 7.30pm on Tuesday 1st August, at Grosvenor Casino, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth NR30 3JG (Map). The aim of the evenings is to allow magicians to meet and socialise, and exchange ideas, in a relaxed atmosphere. Our social evenings are free of charge and there will be a free buffet, and you will be able to buy drinks from the bar. The evening starts at 7.30pm, so come along and enjoy the atmosphere. If anyone wants go come along, please email thegathering@mail.com or you can phone Kyle on 07982 819727 for further information.

 

Shoot Ogawa Lecture Tour

1st August

Shoot Ogawa, a four-times Magic Castle Magician of the Year awardee is back in the UK with a new lecture for 2017. he'll be sharing new stories, routines and effects that he has been working on over the past five years. Shoot also teaches from 3 new DVDs created just for this lecture. Shoot uses these new tricks to demonstrate: how he creates tricks, how to be more skilful as a performer, creating the desired 'magical feeling' with any trick, what he thinks is a 'good magician', and how to control the power of magic. Full of Shoot’s original tricks and legendary skill and creativity, this lecture promises to be as entertaining and enlightening as ever.
01/08/2017 Dublin

 

Craig Christian: Evolution of Magic - Blackpool

August Dates

Craig Christian and Elizabeth Best are back with another groundbreaking show, 'The Evolution of Magic' at the Horseshoe Bar, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. After touring and headlining in Germany for the past year, Craig is ready to surpass all expectations with a cool, urban show, featuring illusions, close-up sleight of hand magic and mind reading. Expect to be amazed! Tickets are available online www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com or at the Pleasure Beach box office. Running from July 11th to September 3rd. Also see YouTube.

 

Secret Cellar - London

August Dates

Secret Cellar, London’s hidden theatre of Close-up Magic. Summer/Autumn Season 2017. Secret Cellar returns to Vaulty Towers with a new line up of award-winning magicians and TV stars. With 5 star user reviews and a string of sell-out shows, London's hidden theatre of magic is fast becoming the capital’s underground hotspot for real magical talent. Witness incredible feats of illusion closer than ever before...
Kockov: Mind-Messer. 2nd–6th August. "Truly remarkable" Rob Brydon.
Performances last 1 hour. Strictly limited to 33 seats. Please note due to the nature of the cellar there is no wheelchair access.
Secret Cellar, Vaulty Towers, 34 Lower Marsh, London SE1 7RG (Map) www.secretcellarlondon.com.

 

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.

 

Magic at the Angles - Cambridgeshire

5th August

Magic at the Angles is back on Saturday, 5th August. This month multi-award winning magician Richard Griffin introduces: comedy magician and star of 'Undercover Magic', 'Help My Supply Teacher Is Magic' and the first man to fool Penn and Teller on Penn and Tellers 'Fool Us', John Archer. Award winning international speciality act Jason Maverick who has performed at private parties for Her Majesty the Queen, Jonathan Ross, Madonna, Sting and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and comedy magician and semifinalist on 'Britain's Got Talent' with over 40 million hits to date, Christian Lee. Tickets available from only £10.00 at www.anglestheatre.co.uk. The Angles Theatre, Alexandra Road, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire PE13 1HQ (Map).

 

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.

 

Craig Christian: Evolution of Magic - Blackpool

September Dates

Craig Christian and Elizabeth Best are back with another groundbreaking show, 'The Evolution of Magic' at the Horseshoe Bar, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. After touring and headlining in Germany for the past year, Craig is ready to surpass all expectations with a cool, urban show, featuring illusions, close-up sleight of hand magic and mind reading. Expect to be amazed! Tickets are available online www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com or at the Pleasure Beach box office. Running from July 11th to September 3rd. Also see YouTube.

 

The Very Best of Derren Brown Underground

September Dates

Derren Brown Underground is the latest stage show from the multi-award winning master of psychological illusion. Bringing together a collection of the very best of Derren’s previous stage work, Underground is a spell-binding experience of showmanship and magical genius. A unique opportunity to see Derren perform his own choice of some of his favourite work on the stage, for a limited run only. Book quickly as tickets will sell out fast. Not suitable for under 12's. Directed by Andrew O'Connor and Andy Nyman. Also see www.derrenbrown.co.uk/on-stage.
Thu 31 Aug – Sat 2 Sep. Blackpool Grand Theatre
Mon 4 – Tue 5 Sep. Southampton Mayflower
Wed 6 – Thu 7 Sep. Hastings White Rock Theatre
Fri 8 – Sat 9 Sep. Oxford New Theatre

 

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.

 

Secret Cellar - London

September Dates

Secret Cellar, London’s hidden theatre of Close-up Magic. Summer/Autumn Season 2017. Secret Cellar returns to Vaulty Towers with a new line up of award-winning magicians and TV stars. With 5 star user reviews and a string of sell-out shows, London's hidden theatre of magic is fast becoming the capital’s underground hotspot for real magical talent. Witness incredible feats of illusion closer than ever before...
Ian Rowland: The Mind Man. 6th–10th September. Consultant to Derren Brown, Uri Geller, MOD, British Olympic Team and the FBI.
Brendan Rodrigues: Intoxicated. 13th-17th September. Winner of the 2016 Magic Circle Close-Up Magician of the Year.
The Vienna Experiment. 27th September – 1st October. Sell-out show at the London Horror Festival 2016.
Performances last 1 hour. Strictly limited to 33 seats. Please note due to the nature of the cellar there is no wheelchair access.
Secret Cellar, Vaulty Towers, 34 Lower Marsh, London SE1 7RG (Map) www.secretcellarlondon.com.

 

IBM British Ring No.25 Convention - Greenock, Scotland

7th-10th September

See www.magicconvention.co.uk for details and to register for the Convention.

 

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

 

Alien Autopsy - London

24th September

Alien Autopsy - The Greatest Hoax of All Time: In 1995, Spyros Melaris created an illusion of global significance. His mission was to create something so unusual, so disturbing that it would rock the world. ‘The Alien Autopsy’ was not just a hoax. It challenged belief systems. It asked, 'Do Aliens exist, and are they visiting our planet?' The film fooled NASA, Kodak and every expert who had a say in the subject, including the Queen's Pathologist. The film maintained its integrity for 15 years until Melaris and his crew revealed the truth. Melaris has prepared slides, film and inside secrets exclusively for this show. Leicester Square Theatre, 24th September 2017. For more information and to book Click Here also see YouTube.

 

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

From the organisers: Kidology, the convention for children’s entertainers, takes place this year on Tuesday 26th September at The Austin Sport and Social Club, 30 Tessall Lane, Longbridge, Birmingham B31 2SF (Map). Headlining the lecturers is Richard Cadell who needs no introduction. Richard will be calling upon his vast experience with Sooty to talk about constructing routines for children. For full details about the convention go to www.kidologyuk.co.uk or join us on Facebook or call Alec Powell on 07831 115448.

 

Ventarama Ventriloquists Convention - Birmingham

27th September

A mid-week convention for ventriloquists in Birmingham www.kidologyuk.co.uk/page5.shtml.

 

Secret Cellar - London

October Dates

Secret Cellar, London’s hidden theatre of Close-up Magic. Summer/Autumn Season 2017. Secret Cellar returns to Vaulty Towers with a new line up of award-winning magicians and TV stars. With 5 star user reviews and a string of sell-out shows, London's hidden theatre of magic is fast becoming the capital’s underground hotspot for real magical talent. Witness incredible feats of illusion closer than ever before...
The Vienna Experiment. 1st October. Sell-out show at the London Horror Festival 2016.
Paul Zenon: Linking Rings. 18th–23rd October. "Contemporary master of his art" – The Times
Performances last 1 hour. Strictly limited to 33 seats. Please note due to the nature of the cellar there is no wheelchair access.
Secret Cellar, Vaulty Towers, 34 Lower Marsh, London SE1 7RG (Map) www.secretcellarlondon.com.

 

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

 

The Session & The Event - London

12th, 13th, 14th January
Now based just two minutes from Heathrow airport (making it very easy to get to!), you’ll learn the true secrets of performing amazing close-up magic and mentalism from some of the best in the industry. With a variety of workshops, lectures, parties and plenty of time to session (of course), it’s no wonder that The Session has sold out every single year. With one-off events and lectures designed specifically for this event, The Session is not just a conference; it is a learning experience like no other in magic. The Session 2018 promises to be the best yet! www.sessionconvention.com.

 

66th Blackpool Magic Convention

16th, 17th, 18th February

Alan Horne writes: The Blackpool 2018 convention line up begins. Amongst the artistes/lecturers booked so far we have Asi Wind, Paul Gordon, Andi Gladwin and Ben Earl. Keep checking our website www.blackpoolmagic.com for details.

 

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