Blackpool Magic Convention & FISM European Championships

16th - 19th February

The 65th Annual Blackpool Magic Convention. 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th February 2017. Etienne Pradier and Eric Jones have just been added to the line-up of talent appearing at the Blackpool Convention next month. They'll join Finn Jon, Vlad Magic Feet, Doc Eason, John Carey, Steve Doe, Yan Yan Ma, Paul Zenon, Mike Bent, John Guastaferro, Luis Otero, Hara, Sos & Victoria, R. Paul Wilson and Jamie Allan... visit www.blackpoolmagic.com to book!

 

Mr Swallow Houdini - London

18th February

Having only just touched back down to earth following the success of his spectacular run at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Mr Swallow returns to Soho Theatre for 6 weeks from 10th January 2017 with Mr Swallow – Houdini the self-proclaimed first-ever entirely true auto-biopic of legendary magician Harry Houdini. From the 10th January 2017 to 18th February 2017 Mr. Swallow – Houdini will be at Soho Theatre at 7pm. There will be no show on Sundays and an additional matinee performance on Saturdays. Mr. Swallow – Houdini will also bear witness to a Soho Theatre first, as he presents a Houdini style underwater escape. Mr Swallow will attempt to free himself from the iron-grip like shackles and escape the tank before it’s too late (or that’ll be another first!). The shows Escapology and magic consultants Danny Hunt and Stephanie Clarke (Amethyst), spent many months with Nick Mohammed developing Mr Swallows escape artist skills.


Mr Swallow is the comedic creation of 2015 Chortle Award nominee Nick Mohammed, who is a comedy writer, performer and established actor with recent roles in Ridley Scott’s The Martian, Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, Bridget Jones’s Baby and upcoming features The Sense of an Ending and Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms due out in 2017/18. His first children's book The Young Magicians and The Thieves' Almanac is also published later this year by Penguin Random House. For more information visit www.sohotheatre.com and www.amethystmagic.com.

 

The Vanishing Man - on tour

February Dates

This is a show about magic. But not a magic show. “I’ve been able to work out, deconstruct and rebuild every trick I’ve ever seen. Except this one.” Hugo Cedar was an Edwardian magician known as 'The Vanishing Man'; he created the perfect trick and then disappeared forever, but his story lives on... Directors and performers Simon Evans (magical consultant to the NT, Old Vic and Donmar Warehouse, and two-time recipient of the Close Up Magician of the Year award) and David Aula (‘The Cement Garden’, ‘Personal Enemy’, and ‘MEAT’), team up to create a time-hopping, misdirection-abusing, mind-bending examination of what really happens when a man, in full sight of his audience, simply ceases to be. This is the story of a magic trick: the greatest one ever performed. Produced with generous support from the Unicorn Theatre. Suitable for age 12+. The Vanishing Man is reviewed by Joshua Pickering: Click Here.
18/02/2017 - 19:30 The Junction, Cambridge
23/02/2017 - 20:00 Corn Exchange, Newbury
24/02/2017 - 19:30 Farnham Maltings
25/02/2017 - 19:30 Artsdepot, London

 

Jamie Raven Tour

February Dates

Britain's Got Talent star Jamie Raven on Tour "A huge thank you to everybody who came to see and support the sell out shows in June and July 2016 and October and November 2016, across the UK, Jersey and Abu Dhabi. It was so much fun that we are doing it all over again in February 2017. There is very limited availability so get your tickets before they disappear. I can’t wait to see you all there!" Jamie Raven.
21st February 2017 – Southport Theatre, Southport
23rd February 2017 – Grand, Lancaster
24th February 2017 – Charter Theatre, Preston
25th February 2017 – Playhouse, Harlow
26th February 2017 – Broadway, Letchworth
27th February 2017 – Hexagon Theatre, Reading

28th February 2017 – The Castle Theatre, Wellingborough

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

 

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

February 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


20 Feburary 11am + 2.30pm Birmingham - MAC - 0121 446 3232
21 February 2pm Swansea - The Grand Theatre - 01792 475715
22 February 2.30pm Aldershot - West End Centre - 01252 330040
23 February 2pm Stafford - Gatehouse MET Studio - 01795 619080

 

Morgan & West: Parlour Tricks - Tour

February Dates

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


21 February 7pm Swansea - Grand Theatre (Studio) - 01792 636000
23 February 8pm Stafford - Gatehouse MET (Studio) - 01785 619080

 

Magic Exhibition - Moyse's Hall Museum, Bury St. Edmunds

February Dates

From Saturday 3rd December, an exhibition of antique magic artifacts, from the collection of Marco Pusterla, will be on display at Moyse's Hall Museum, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. The exhibition covers three subjects: 'The Image of Magic', with a rich display of advertising material of magicians of the past, from posters, to photos, programmes and books, to the medal with the first known portrait of a magician. 'The Tools of Magic', being an eclectic collection of magic apparatus from the early 1800s, to modern times, with a strong number of Victorian and pre-Victorian objects and costumes, including one kindly loaned by Debbie McGee. Lastly, 'Chefalo, Italy's Greatest Magician', shows a number of unique props and photos from the career of this great illusionist. The exhibition will be open until 26th March 2017. See www.buryfreepress.co.uk and BBC Radio Suffolk: Click Here (from 1:23:23). "Moyse’s Hall is conjuring up a feast of magic" Click Here.

 

Davenport's Magic Kingdom - Norfolk

All Year

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

 

At Home with The Magic Circle - London

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

 

Tuesday 21st February

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

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

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

The Magic Circle 020 7837 2222.

 

Conjuring at the Court - London

23rd February

Another terrific night of entertainment is all set for Conjuring at the Court, on Thursday 23rd February. There’s comedy magic from Mandy Muden and Andy Clockwise, miracles from Fay Presto, and manic juggling from Steve Rawlings, who brought the house down at his last outing. With compere Russell Levinson. The show starts at 8pm and runs to 10pm with an interval. The Drayton Court, 2 The Avenue, West Ealing, London W13 8PH (Map). Come early to enjoy a meal before the show! www.conjuringatthecourt.com.

 

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

March 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


18 March 2pm Margate - Theatre Royal From £7 - 01843 292795
19 March 2.30pm Folkstone - Folkstone Quarterhouse - 01303 760750

 

Morgan & West: Parlour Tricks - Tour

March Dates

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


14 March 7.30pm Hexham - Queen’s Hall - 01434 652477
15 March 7.30pm Nottingham - Nottingham Playhouse - 0115 941 9419
18 March 7.30pm Margate - Theatre Royal - 01843 292795
31 March 7.30pm Bordon - Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre - 01420 472664

 

Magic Exhibition - Moyse's Hall Museum, Bury St. Edmunds

March Dates

From Saturday 3rd December, an exhibition of antique magic artifacts, from the collection of Marco Pusterla, will be on display at Moyse's Hall Museum, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. The exhibition covers three subjects: 'The Image of Magic', with a rich display of advertising material of magicians of the past, from posters, to photos, programmes and books, to the medal with the first known portrait of a magician. 'The Tools of Magic', being an eclectic collection of magic apparatus from the early 1800s, to modern times, with a strong number of Victorian and pre-Victorian objects and costumes, including one kindly loaned by Debbie McGee. Lastly, 'Chefalo, Italy's Greatest Magician', shows a number of unique props and photos from the career of this great illusionist. The exhibition will be open until 26th March 2017. See www.buryfreepress.co.uk and BBC Radio Suffolk: Click Here (from 1:23:23). "Moyse’s Hall is conjuring up a feast of magic" Click Here.

 

Magic Lectures at Smoke & Mirrors - Bristol

5th March

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.
5th March 2017 Marvelous Matthew Wright - Marvelous Matthew Wright. Need we say any more? Book Here.
Smoke & Mirrors, 8 Denmark Street, Bristol BS1 5DQ (Map) www.smokeandmirrorsbar.co.uk. The UK's Only Magic Theatre Pub.

 

At Home with The Magic Circle - London

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

 

Tuesday: 7th March + 21st March

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

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

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

The Magic Circle 020 7837 2222.

 

Derren Brown: Underground - London

March Dates

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

 

The Annual British Magical Society Dinner - Birmingham

11th March

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

 

South Tyneside International Magic Festival 2017

16th - 19th March

News from Steve Gore, the new magic talent booker for the South Tyneside International Magic Festival: It is with huge excitement that the South Tyneside International Magic Festival can announce the first batch of Star lecturers and performers at our convention next year. All these guys appeared in the documentary 'Our Magic' created and filmed by R. Paul Wilson, which will be shown at the convention: Rob Zabrecky (USA), Mahdi Gilbert (USA), Asi Wind (USA), R. Paul Wilson, (UK), Michael Murray (UK), Simon Hannah (UK).
Remember to pop the dates in your diary (16th -19th March 2017) or just pay now by calling Ian on 0191 424 7823. Any general questions call Karri on 0191 455 4031 or email karri.prinn@southtyneside.gov.uk. Cost for the convention remains at £65 and includes all 7 star lecturers, Q&A sessions, close-up gala, 2 amazing gala stage shows, 'Our Magic' movie, access to dealers and our new 1 trick contest. See www.southtyneside.gov.uk for more information. Venue: The Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields NE33 1ES (Map).

 

West End Magic - London

18th March

From the organisers: London's premier magic show returns for 2017 with a star-studded selection of top UK magic and variety acts including the latest BGT winner! The exciting family friendly show will feature magician Lance Corporal Richard Jones, as seen on the Royal Variety Performance and winner of 2016's Britain's Got Talent. Plus the conjuring feats of Oliver Tabor, ‘King of Comedy Magic’ Christian Lee and gentlemen juggler extraordinaire Ian Marchant. Guaranteed to deliver the best in magic, illusion, comedy, juggling and variety! Booking line: 0207734 2222. Tickets: www.leicestersquaretheatre.ticketsolve.com. West End Magic, Saturday 18th March at 3.30pm, Leicester Square Theatre, 6 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BX (Map).

 

Mel Harvey & Friends - Stratford upon Avon

18th March

Mel Harvey is trading in his role of Spellcaster for a Stradcaster when he takes his guitar and joins his comedy show band, 'The Meltones' for a special fundraiser for the Shakespeare Hospice in Stratford upon Avon next month. Mel who has been Sooty's vocal/guitarist since touring with Harry Corbett in the seventies and for the last four years for Richard Cadell in the annual IBM shows is now going for a little older audience. Mel was recently given a Long Service Award from The Hospice where he is a volunteer in the Diversional Therapy department. The show is being held at The Bear Pit Theatre in Stratford upon Avon on Saturday 18th March at 7.30pm and tickets are now available from The Royal Shakespeare Theatre and The Bear Pit Hotline: 01789 403416. Price £12 and £10 for concessions. The first half of the show will feature comedy magic and audience participation from Mel's cruise show, and the second half will feature Mel and his five-piece band including well known Pop Stars! Mel looks forward to meeting friends old and new at next week's Blackpool Convention.

 

Champions of Magic - UK tour

March Dates

From the producers: Following their debut run in London, in March and April, the UK’s leading band of mind-blowing illusionists and magicians take to the road for the fourth year running to once again perplex, astound and thrill audiences all over the country. From March 18th to April 22nd 2017, grand illusionists Young & Strange (ITV’s The Next Great Magician), master mind reader Alex McAleer, award-winning Queen of close-up Fay Presto, and ‘International Stage Magician of the Year’ Edward Hilsum will be performing incredible feats of mind-reading, stunning close-up, daring large-scale illusions and a death-defying, heart stopping finale. Official Trailer: Click Here. Tickets are now on sale for the dates below with more to be added:
18th March 2017 - Yeovil, Octagon Theatre – 01935 422884 - Tickets: Click Here
23rd March 2017 – Brecon, Theater Brycheiniog - 01874 611622 - Tickets: Click Here

24th March 2017 - Newbury, Corn Exchange – 0845 5218 218 - Tickets: Click Here
25th March 2017 - Colchester, Mercury Theatre – 01206 573948 - Tickets: Click Here
28th March 2017 - Hayes, Beck Theatre - Tickets – 020 8561 8371 - Click Here
29th March 2017 - Bromley, Churchill Theatre – 020 3285 6000 - Tickets: Click Here
30th March 2017 - Winchester, Theatre Royal – 01962 840440 - Tickets: Click Here
31st March 2017 - Kettering, Lighthouse Theatre – 01536 414141 - Tickets: Click Here

 

Carmarthen Merlin Festival

24th & 25th March

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

 

Secret Cellar - London's hidden theatre of close-up magic

March Dates

Hidden in the heart of London is a lair of mystery and deception. Descend the stairs to London's newest venue for close-up magic, you will discover a world of intrigue and illusion. In this exclusive and evocative setting get ready to come face to face with the finest close-up magicians in the world. Performances last 1 hour. Strictly limited to 40 seats. Please note due to the nature of the cellar there is no wheelchair access. Opening Late March 2017. The Secret Cellar is located at: Vaulty Towers, 34 Lower Marsh, London SE1 7RG (Map).

28th March - 1st April Chris Dugdale: Up Close

More info: www.secretcellarlondon.com.

 

Magic Lectures at Smoke & Mirrors - Bristol

26th March

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.
26th March 2017 James Brown - The creator of the POWA academy this a lecture/masterclass not to miss: 'Reality Bending' "Prepare to learn the most direct and effective hypnosis techniques you’ve ever seen" Dan Harlan. Book Here.
Smoke & Mirrors, 8 Denmark Street, Bristol BS1 5DQ (Map) www.smokeandmirrorsbar.co.uk. The UK's Only Magic Theatre Pub.

 

Secret Cellar - London's hidden theatre of close-up magic

April Dates

Hidden in the heart of London is a lair of mystery and deception. Descend the stairs to London's newest venue for close-up magic, you will discover a world of intrigue and illusion. In this exclusive and evocative setting get ready to come face to face with the finest close-up magicians in the world. Performances last 1 hour. Strictly limited to 40 seats. Please note due to the nature of the cellar there is no wheelchair access. Opening Late March 2017. The Secret Cellar is located at: Vaulty Towers, 34 Lower Marsh, London SE1 7RG (Map).

1st April Chris Dugdale: Up Close
5th -9th April Laura London: Cheat
19th - 23rd April Dr. Houstoun's Conjuring
26th -30th April Brendan Rodrigues: Intoxicated

More info: www.secretcellarlondon.com.

 

Derren Brown: Underground - London

1st April

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

 

Wessex Magical Association 2017 Convention

2nd April

From the organisers: The line up is now taking shape! Lectures include Chris Randall from Las Vegas, Marc Oberon and Dave Loosley. The Evening Gala Show, which is included in the convention ticket price, features Noel Britten, Amethyst, Marc Paul, Des & Cherry, Chris Randall, Marc Oberon and Dave Loosley. Convention Tickets are strictly limited to 150, so book now at www.wmagic.uk. Sunday 2nd April: The Hub, Brock Way, Verwood, Dorset BH31 7QE (Map).

 

Champions of Magic - UK tour

April Dates

From the producers: Following their debut run in London, in March and April, the UK’s leading band of mind-blowing illusionists and magicians take to the road for the fourth year running to once again perplex, astound and thrill audiences all over the country. From March 18th to April 22nd 2017, grand illusionists Young & Strange (ITV’s The Next Great Magician), master mind reader Alex McAleer, award-winning Queen of close-up Fay Presto, and ‘International Stage Magician of the Year’ Edward Hilsum will be performing incredible feats of mind-reading, stunning close-up, daring large-scale illusions and a death-defying, heart stopping finale. Official Trailer: Click Here. Tickets are now on sale for the dates below with more to be added:
1st April 2017 - Harrogate, Royal Hall – 01423 502116 - Tickets: Click Here
2nd April 2017 - Basingstoke, Haymarket – 01256 844244 - Tickets: Click Here
3rd April 2017 - Kings Lynn, Corn Exchange – 01553 764864 - Tickets: Click Here
4th April 2017 - Swansea, Grand Theatre – 01792 475715 - Tickets: Click Here
5th April 2017 - Halifax, Victoria Theatre – 01422 351158 - Tickets: Click Here
6th April 2017 - Chesterfield, Pomegranate Theatre – 01246 345222 - Tickets: Click Here
7th April 2017 - St Albans, Alban Arena – 01727 844488 - Tickets: Click Here
8th April 2017 - Felixstowe, Spa Pavilion – 01394 284962 - Tickets: Click Here
9th April 2017 - Swindon, Wyvern Theatre – 01793 524481 - Tickets: Click Here
10th April 2017 - Leicester, Curve Theatre – 0116 242 3595 - Tickets: Click Here
12th April 2017 - Truro, Hall for Cornwall – 01872 262466 - Tickets: Click Here
13th April 2017 - Glenrothes, Rothes Hall – 01592 611101 - Tickets: Click Here
14th April 2017 - Durham, Gala Theatre – 03000 266600 - Tickets: Click Here
15th April 2017 - Grimsby, Audiotorium – 0300 300 0035 - Tickets: Click Here
16th April 2017 - Inverness, Eden Court – 01463 234234 - Tickets: Click Here
18th April 2017 - Dartford, Orchard Theatre – 01322 220000 - Tickets: Click Here
19th April 2017 - Dorking, Dorking Halls – 01306 881717 - Tickets: Click Here
22nd April 2017 - Hertford, Hertford Theatre – 01992 531500 - Tickets: Click Here.

 

Morgan & West: Parlour Tricks - Tour

April Dates

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


1 April 8pm Walton on Thames - Riverhouse Arts Centre - 01932 253354
5 April 7pm London - Greenwich Theatre - 0208 858 7755
9 April 7pm Didcot - Cornerstone Arts - 01235 515144
15 April 7.30pm Barnsley - Barnsley Civic - 01226 327000
21 April TBC Scarborough - Steven Joseph Theatre (Studio)
22 April 7.30pm Derby - Derby Theatre - 01332 593939
26 April 7.30pm Runcorn - Brindley Theatre - 0151 9078360

 

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

April 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


5 April 2pm London - Greenwich Theatre - 0208 858 7755
9 April 2pm Didcot - Cornerstone - 01235 515144
18 April 2pm Ludlow - Assembly Rooms - 01584 878141
21 April TBC Scarborough - SJT Studio
22 April 2.30pm Derby - Derby Theatre - 01332 593939
23 April TBC Brentford - Watermans Theatre
30 April 4pm Radstock - Victoria Hall - 01761 438885

 

At Home with The Magic Circle - London

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

 

Tuesday: 4th April + 25th April

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

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

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

The Magic Circle 020 7837 2222.

 

The Magic Circle Young Magician of the Year Competition 2017

9th April

The heats of the competition were held at The Magic Circle headquarters on Sunday 12th February. The competition was of a good standard and from the fifteen competitors seven were chosen to appear in the Final. They are: Lorenzo Carcione - Bolton; Cameron Glenwright - Stockton-on-Tees; Ryan Jackson - Stock, Essex; Daniel Kirkwood - Glasgow; Dean Leavy - Windsor; Ross McLane - Whitley Bay and Fletcher Ransberry - Kenilworth. The Final will be on Sunday 9th April at 6pm with a preview show at 3pm. Tickets will shortly be available via The Magic Circle www.themagiccircle.co.uk.

 

Monday Morning Magic (on a Tuesday) - London

18th April
A brand new show designed for families during the school holidays. Visit The Magic Circle and explore the mysteries of The Magic Circle's Museum. See wonders of conjuring right under your nose as members baffle you with their skill. Ideal for children over eight years old. Children aged eight to sixteen must be accompanied by an adult. Tuesday 18th April at 11.15am. Doors open 11am. This event and lasts about two hours. Family ticket: A group of four (must include at least one child under 16 and one adult) £50 - no booking fee. Single tickets: £18.50 plus booking fee. Venue: The Magic Circle Headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map). Tickets from www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events.

 

Northern Magic Summit 2017

21st-23rd April

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

 

The Ulster Society of Magicians 75th Anniversary Day of Magic and Dinner

22nd April

George Bleeks writes: The Ulster Society of Magicians invite you to their 75th Anniversary Day of Magic and Dinner on Saturday 22nd April at Malone Lodge Hotel, Belfast. Featuring performances and lectures from Ian Keable, Ali Cardabra and Pat Fallon. To book for dinner contact George Bleeks before noon on Friday 14th April, telephone 07860 115611 or email george.bleeks@ntlworld.com with the numbers in your party and their choices from the menu (see www.online-usm.com). Payment will be made on the night. For those wishing to stay overnight at the hotel (telephone 028 9038 8000) we have arranged a restricted number of rooms at a specially discounted rate of £99.00 Double or Twin Room and £89.00 for a single B&B. Please mention you are attending the magic function when booking quoting Code 14197.

 

SAMS Convention 2017 - Montrose

5th, 6th & 7th May

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


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

 

Morgan & West: Parlour Tricks - Tour

May Dates

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


26 May 8pm Romford - Brookside Theatre - 01708 755775
27 May 8pm Shrewsbury - Theatre Severn - 01743 281281

 

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

May 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


6 May TBC Banbury The Mill Arts Centre
13 May 2.30pm Hemmel Hempsted - The Old Town Hall - 01442 228091
20 May 2pm Richmond (Yorkshire) - Georgian Theatre Royal - 01748 825252
27 May 3pm Shrewsbury - The Theatre Severn - 01743 281281

 

57th Bristol Day of Magic

7th May

Paul MacLeavy writes: After a very successful 56th Day of Magic in 2016, the Bristol Society of Magic will be holding its 57th Day on Sunday 7th May 2017 at the same venue as last year. Registrations are now open and, due to the size of the venue, capacity is limited to 250 registrants. The day consists of lectures, close-up performances and dealers, finishing off with an International Gala Show. For further details and to register see www.bristoldayofmagic.com.

 

Secret Cellar - London's hidden theatre of close-up magic

May Dates

Hidden in the heart of London is a lair of mystery and deception. Descend the stairs to London's newest venue for close-up magic, you will discover a world of intrigue and illusion. In this exclusive and evocative setting get ready to come face to face with the finest close-up magicians in the world. Performances last 1 hour. Strictly limited to 40 seats. Please note due to the nature of the cellar there is no wheelchair access. Opening Late March 2017. The Secret Cellar is located at: Vaulty Towers, 34 Lower Marsh, London SE1 7RG (Map).
10th - 14th May Elliot Bibby: Magic Man
24th - 28th May Billy Kidd: Copious

More info: www.secretcellarlondon.com.

 

Merlins Magic Day - Wakefield

14th May

Merlins of Wakefield are holding a Magic Day on Sunday 14th May 2017 (see www.merlinswakefield.co.uk). With all the regular attractions such as dealers, lecturers and performances, the day is aimed at anyone who has an interest in magic. There will be some special events, goody bags, and a great Gala Show in the evening. Details of all events and artists will be announced at the end of February, but if you would like to register an interest, send an email to merlins@btconnect.com. To book now Click Here. For more info call Merlins on 01924 339933.

 

Magic Manor 2017, Outdoor Camping Weekend Magic Festival - Berkhamsted

19th, 20th, 21st May

Organiser Lee Hathaway writes: We are going to be hosting a weekend magic extravaganza at a secret location in Berkhamsted, about 30 minutes outside London. There is parking on the grounds and all registrations will include campsite pitches. We'll be organising events throughout the weekend. In addition to lectures and performances from Hayashi, Simon Lovell and Fay Presto we will be having a 'Gong Show' with prizes, a magic themed 'pub quiz' and maybe even some late night Karaoke in the sound-proofed cellar, if that takes your fancy! The brilliant Neil Henry (5 star Edinburgh Sold Out shows) will also be hosting a 'Best of UK Cabaret Magic' night on the Sunday on the main stage in our Grand Marquee featuring Young & Strange! There will be an outdoor BBQ included for everyone on the Friday and Sunday nights, and an outdoor Paella night on the Saturday - all included! Veggie options will be provided. Bring your own drink. Just added: Ian Rowland lecture and Tom Crosbie - Magic Nerd! 19th, 20th, 21st May 2017. For more info and to book visit www.indiegogo.com/projects/magic-manor-2017-camping#/.

 

Eric Jones Lecture - Cornish Magical Society

21st May

Eric's lecture will challenge you to look at your magic in a whole new light; discussing ways to make close-up effects play to large audiences, re-directing attention rather than misdirecting it, and how to properly block/stage your performances to both conceal method as well as optimise audience reactions. Sunday 21st May at 3pm. Cornish Magical Society, Carnon Downs Village Hall, Tregye Road, Carnon Downs, Truro TR3 6GH (Map). www.cornishmagicalsociety.co.uk.

 

Trix in the Stix - Shropshire

22nd and 23rd May (Sold Out)

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

 

At Home with The Magic Circle - London

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

 

Tuesday 23rd May

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

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

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

The Magic Circle 020 7837 2222.

 

Monday Morning Magic (on a Tuesday) - London

30th May
A brand new show designed for families during the school holidays. Visit The Magic Circle and explore the mysteries of The Magic Circle's Museum. See wonders of conjuring right under your nose as members baffle you with their skill. Ideal for children over eight years old. Children aged eight to sixteen must be accompanied by an adult. Tuesday 30th May at 11.15am. Doors open 11am. This event and lasts about two hours. Family ticket: A group of four (must include at least one child under 16 and one adult) £50 - no booking fee. Single tickets: £18.50 plus booking fee. Venue: The Magic Circle Headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map). Tickets from www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events.

 

Penn & Teller Live - UK tour

June Dates

Manchester, Glasgow, London: 10th - 25th June 2017. From the producers: Kings of Magic Penn & Teller are set to perform their classic magic tricks, unique brand of humour and audience participation for a mammoth five nights at the London Eventim Apollo next year. 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. www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

 

Morgan & West: Parlour Tricks - Tour

15th June

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


15 June TBC Truro - Hall For Cornwall

 

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

June 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


10 June 2.30pm Reading - South Street Arts - 0118 960 6060
17 June TBC Oxford - Pegasus Theatre

 

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

11th June

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

 

At Home with The Magic Circle - London

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

 

Tuesday 13th June

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

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

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

The Magic Circle 020 7837 2222.

 

Edinburgh International Magic Festival

30th June - 8th July

Gala Show Tickets now on Sale! From the organisers: Our red carpet event at the Festival Theatre – The MagicFest Gala – is now on sale, alongside Magic School events. 30th June – 8th July 2017. MagicFest is a new addition to the programme of Edinburgh Festivals, designed to bring back to the stage amazing, live, magic shows, which are rarely seen by the general public these days, and let audiences rediscover seldom experienced states of awe and wonderment! Visit www.magicfest.co.uk to find out what’s on at this year's Edinburgh International Magic Festival.

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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.

 

Magic on the Mersey

12th - 15th September

Organiser Paul Stone writes: The new 'Magic on the Mersey' Convention taking place in Liverpool from 12th - 15th September will be different to most other magic conventions and there are many reasons why it will be an event not to be missed.

We are strictly limiting the number of registrations to just 250 to ensure that everyone attending has a good seat for every session, lecture and show and, of even more importance, will have the opportunity to meet and spend quality time with all the artists and lecturers. The headquarters hotel, Jury's Inn, is located right in the heart of Liverpool's Albert Dock waterfront, where we have set up a special 'Magic on the Mersey' accommodation rate to include full English Breakfast & VAT. There are also a number of other excellent and more economically priced hotels all within a 5 minute walk from Jury's Inn. And the impressive new Liverpool ONE Shopping centre with its fantastic shopping and numerous restaurants is also close by.

Liverpool is easily accessible from all parts of the UK. Virgin Trains now operate an hourly service out of London Euston to Liverpool which takes just 2 hours and 10 minutes. And there are very regular express trains from Birmingham, Manchester, the North of England and Scotland, in fact all across the country. Liverpool's main station is a 5 minute cab ride from the convention headquarters hotel. Manchester Airport is less than an hour away and Liverpool Airport is 25 minutes from the Albert Dock. If you haven't been to Liverpool recently you are in for a wonderful surprise, it is now a terrific city and September is a great month to visit. It is still light in the evening and the waterfront is a fun place to walk around; Liverpool also hosts the legendary 'Beatles Experience' and the Cavern Club in Matthew Street.

 

Several of the sessions, masterclasses and the Gala Show will take place in the intimate and beautifully restored Epstein Theatre. The line-up of talent is very strong and mainly includes performers who have either never appeared at a British convention before or haven't done so for several years. Performers booked so far include Mike Close, Nick Lewin (first UK appearance for 40 years!), Armando Lucero, Bob Kohler, Sos & Victoria, Seth Kramer, Marc Paul, Trevor Liley, Kris Kremo, Natalie Enterline and Freddie Davies with more names to follow. Included in the registration fee are not one but two parties: a Welcome Party on the first night and a Farewell Party on the final evening.

If you are wondering how we can make 'Magic on the Mersey' such an intimate event and keep the cost down to such a reasonable price, it is because many of the performers and lecturers are close personal friends whom I have got to know well over the past 35 years of producing shows, and they want to support me and be part of this new and exciting convention. They are all keen to visit Liverpool too.

If you register and pay £175 in full by 31st January you will automatically qualify for our VIP Package. A non-refundable deposit of £25 will hold your place until 10th February (this will be deducted from the cost of registration when you pay the balance). If you are still undecided, check out the testimonials on our website. But don't wait too long, because we are sure 'Magic on the Mersey' will sell out. It promises to be a magical few days! Full details of the performers and how to register are on our website www.magiconthemersey.com.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

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

 

Tuesday 21st November

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

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

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

The Magic Circle 020 7837 2222.

 

 

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