Number 8 - 19th August 2000


An Audience with Wayne Dobson and Friends. Neil Martin is producing a two date show at The Magic Circle HQ, London on October 10th and 11th: "The show, An Audience with Wayne Dobson and Friends, stars some of Britain's top magicians including Richard McDougall, Noel Britten, Duncan Trillo, Russ Stevens and Wayne Dobson. Close up magic during the champagne and canapés reception will be provided by John Gordon and Michael Vincent." The show is in aid of Multiple Sclerosis, the disease from which Wayne suffers. Tickets are £25.00 plus booking fee, and are available from Neil Martin Productions. Payment can be made by cheque or credit card by calling: 020 8669 3128 and, from September 1st, via: 19.8.00


Marc Salem will be presenting his highly praised show Mind Games at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh as part of the Edinburgh fringe for one night only. The show is on this Monday, August 21st, at 9.40pm. MagicWeek hopes to have a review shortly. Assembly Rooms Booking Office telephone: 0131 226 2428. 19.8.00


The British Ring Convention is just a few weeks away (September 26th to October 1st). Here are some details: Tuesday evening: Registration Desk Opens, Dealers Open. Wednesday: Official Opening, Stage Shows, Lectures, dealers Demonstration, Civic reception and Cabaret. Thursday: Close-up Competition, Lectures, Ladies afternoon, Shield Competition. Friday: AGM, Lectures, International close-up, Stage Show, Banquet, awards Ceremony. Late Late Gala. Saturday: Children's Showtime, Collector's Seminar, Lectures, International Gala Show. Sunday: Church Service, Lecture, Instillation of New President. Entries are now closed for the close-up and stage competitions. Both offer a £600 first prize. There is a Master Card Workers Session this year with Roger Crosthwaite, and a Young Magicians' workshop.

Performers appearing this year include: Goldfinger and Dove (photo), The Evasons, Murray, Amethyst, Peter Marvey, Steve Bedwell, Peggy Fox, Billy McComb, Tommy Wonder, Crisco, Terry Seabrooke, Versini, Rich Block, Colin Rose, Tensai, W McIlhany, Dominique Duvivier, Shirley Ray, Julius Frack, Carlijn, Mickael and Bethy Ross, Roger Crosthwaite, David Wood, Nicholas Einhorn, Peter Gardner, and Jur Luiten. Ticket prices range from £20.00 for a members day ticket to £65.00 for the full convention for a non-member. There are also cheaper tickets available if you are 18 and under. The registration form is available from Jeffery Atkins on: 023 8081 3869 and for an Eastbourne Hotel Guide telephone: 01323 411 400. 19.8.00


The circulation of The Stage has risen for the third consecutive year, providing an about-turn since its steady decline which started in the mid eighties. Although you'll find more advertisements offering work to table top dancers than table top magicians the paper is still worth keeping an eye on. There is also a comprehensive listing of up-coming Showcases which can be worthwhile "just to be seen." 19.8.00


There's a thought provoking article from Tony Griffith this week, Is Magic Too Accessible? What do you think? The number of links in MagicWeek is ever increasing. There are now 25 UK Magic Societies linked, 109 UK Magicians, and 18 under Various. Your magic news is always welcomed - let MagicWeek know what's happening! Duncan. 19.8.00



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