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.

 

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:
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

 

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

March Dates

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.

 

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.

 

Merlin Magician of the Year

25th March

Carmarthen, the legendary home of Merlin the Magician is hosting the town's first street magic competition. Five Welsh conjurors will be competing for the title of "Merlin Magicians of the Year" with performances taking place on the hour at five venues around the town centre. Mario Morris, Professor Llusen, Jay Gatling, Craig Lewis and Tom Dodd were selected to take part from those who submitted videos to the organisers. Carmarthen Town Centre on Saturday 25th March 11am to 3.30pm.

 

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.

 

John Carey Lecture - Broadstairs, Kent

27th March

From the organisers: The Black Card Club which is home to some of the finest magicians in the South East at Houdini's Magic Bar (Broadstairs, Kent CT101JB) is pleased to welcome John Carey, who is giving an exciting lecture on Monday 27th March. Minimalistica is a 2 hour event packed full of powerful and commercial coin and card magic, with something for all levels. Having lectured across the UK and Europe in recent years and produced two best-selling books and multiple DVD projects, John Carey will provide a wealth of routines and information for magicians of all standards, in a fun packed evening! If you would like further details please visit our Facebook page https://m.facebook.com/houdinismagicbar/ or contact us on 01843 866600.

 

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.

 

Conjuring at the Court - London

30th March

From the organisers: Conjuring at the Court starts its second century with magic, illusions, and even martial arts! We present comedy magical duo Griffin and Jones; martial arts illusionists Jason Steele and Joanne; Bharat Patel performs an intriguing combination of mentalism and illusions, and there’s wonderful dry humour and magic from Carl Pettman. Hosted by the exuberant Stephen Barry, it will be a fascinating and entertaining night with plenty of laughs along the way. 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.

 

Fried Mind Show with David Terrence - Hove Grown Festival

30th March

Unique live mind reading show to hit Hove Grown Festival! With his 50-minute high energy mind reading show with loads of comical moments, mind reader and stand up comedian David Terrence fuses the two arts together, and presents his audience with the amazing Fried Mind Show. Performing professionally abroad and also in the UK for the past 10 years, David is now expanding his repertoire, and brings his solo mind reading show to Hove Grown Festival.

Audience members will be selected, and their thoughts revealed live on stage. David said, "I am really excited to be performing in my local town and bringing some of my best and also newest mind frying routines to Brighton and Hove audiences." The Fried Mind Show will be on for 2 nights over the Hove Grown New Writing Festival on the 24th and 30th March inside the beautiful drawing room of the 5-star Claremont Hotel on Second Avenue, Hove. Both shows start at 8pm, with a bar serving refreshments before the show. Due to limited seating at the venue book your tickets in advance. The Claremont Hotel, 13 Second Avenue, Hove BN3 2LL (Map). Friday 24th March 8pm & Thursday 30th March 8pm. £5 per ticket (£4 concessions) plus small online booking fee via www.hovegrown.org.uk.

 

Morgan & West: Parlour Tricks - Tour

31st March

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


31 March 7.30pm Bordon - Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre - 01420 472664

 

Mark James Sideshow Tricks - Blackpool

Summer Season

April 19th 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.

 

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

20th April 2017 - Crescent Theatre, Birmingham
21st April 2017 - Crescent Theatre, Birmingham
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 2.30pm. Tickets will shortly be available via The Magic Circle www.themagiccircle.co.uk.

 

Chris North Lecture - The Associated Conjurers of East Sussex

12th April

From the organisers: Coming soon to the Associated Conjurers of East Sussex: A lecture by one of the busiest workers of the last 50 years! Chris North will presenting his lecture at our club in Lewes on the 12th of April. Magical guests welcome. Free for members, £8.00 per non-member. "Chris North - Surviving Half a Century in Magic! A unique and interesting lecture from one of the country's most enduring and versatile professionals. 50 years of experience and knowledge including a Q & A session and a little bit of magic! Chris North has to be one of the most experienced and professional magicians in the country having presented his magic and illusions in all mediums of the entertainment business from multiple television appearances to major theatres and cruise liners. Chris has been at the top of his game and continues to change and develop his magic to suit current trends. Chris's latest show started just over a year ago and really was on the heel of a growing trend of Victorian style entertainment, You can't turn on the TV without seeing a Victorian drama in today's schedule. It goes to show that Chris really knows what he is talking about. Chris is such a lovely guy and has done more in his career than all of us put together, if you ask him the right questions it could really inspire and push your career forward." Steve Majes. 7.30pm for 8pm on Wednesday 12th April at Associated Conjurers of East Sussex, Thomas A Becket Church Hall, Cliffe High Street, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2AH (Map). See www.chrisnorth.co.uk/lecture.html and www.acesmagic.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.

 

Mark Elsdon: Equivoque Workshop

22nd April

"Many thanks for sharing your expertise, absolutely priceless." "...it delivered all that it promised to and more." "A great day, worth every last penny and I strongly recommend you attend." On Saturday, April 22nd, Mark will be holding the seventh Equivoque Workshop, once again in central London. The goal of the Workshop is to make attendees into experts on Equivoque, providing them with full insight into this under-valued technique, an analysis of its strengths and weaknesses, one-on-one instruction on several reputation-making unpublished effects and the ability to construct powerful, original equivoque effects for themselves. There are only two places still available for this exclusive event. To book your place and find out about the full programme Click Here.

 

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.

 

IBM Irish Ring 85 One Day Magic Convention - Dundalk, Co. Louth

1st May

Monday 1st May 2017 from 11am. Hosted by The Mystic Circle of Magicians this one day convention will feature lectures from Adrian Sullivan and Marc Paul, magic dealers, a three-course meal and an after dinner show. All for £50 payable on the day. Venue: Lisdoo, Newry Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland. For more information contact Ruairi O Connor: ruairi@ruairioconnor.com or +353 87 4110243.

 

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

 

Sat June 10 2017 - Manchester O2 Apollo
Sun June 11 2017 - Manchester O2 Apollo
Thu June 15 2017 - SEC Armadillo, Glasgow
Fri June 16 2017 - SEC Armadillo, Glasgow
Tue June 20 2017 - London Eventim Apollo
Wed June 21 2017 - London Eventim Apollo
Thu June 22 2017 - London Eventim Apollo
Fri June 23 2017 - London Eventim Apollo
Sat June 24 2017 - London Eventim Apollo
Sun June 25 2017 - London Eventim Apollo

 

Book via 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

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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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