Number 16 - 14th October 2000


Magic Circle President Michael Bailey with Wayne Dobson on Wednesday evening following An Evening with Wayne Dobson and Friends at the Centre for the Magic Arts. A framed poster of Wayne, in the style of the old magic posters, will be hung on the club room wall in recognition of Wayne being made an Honorary Member of the Inner Magic Circle (professional). To read Ian Keable's review of the evening Click Here. 14.10.00


Simon Drake presents An Open Night at the House of Magic on Tuesday 31st October 2000 (Halloween). Doors open 7:30pm, with Drinks in the Garden, Haunted Cellar Tours & The Whispering Chair followed by a complimentary 2 course dinner and Showtime with dancing through until 1.30 am or Tarot readings in the drawing room. Prepaid inclusive ticket prices: 55.00 + VAT for a seat at a premier table including a fabulous two course buffet dinner, and 45.00 + VAT for standing during the show only including a buffet dinner (there are usually plenty of places to sit for your dinner including the drawing room upstairs.) All tickets must be pre-paid. (a credit card booking fee of 3% may apply - so it pays to pay early by cheque.) Box Office: 020 7735 3434 visit the web site: Click Here 14.10.00


Andrew O'Connor is the executive producer of a one-off television show starring mind-reader Derren Brown. Currently in production the show will be seen on Channel 4 over Christmas. Andy Nyman was brought in as consultant to the project. Derren will also be a part of an expert panel at this year's MindMagic seminar in London on November 12th. 14.10.00


The following dealers will be exhibiting at The Magic Circle Dealers' Day, Royal National Hotel, Bedford Way, London WC1 (10am - 5pm) on November 4th: RAR Magic, Larry Becker, PH Marketing, Alakazam, Kovari Magic, MAC Magic, Practical Magic, International Magic, Peter Scarlett Magic, Swadling Magic, Eddie Gibson, Goodliffe Publications, George Norrington, Kaymar Magic, Astral Magic, Trick a Tape, Magical Wonders, KR Professional Magic, Mick Hanzlik, Anthony Brahams, Peter J Levins, Keith Bennett, Darius, Magic Circle Showcase, Hocus Pocus Magic, Mark Leveridge Magic, Magic Odyssey, Five of Hearts Magic, The Magic Zone, Presto Magic, Camtryx Magic, Stephen Tucker, Magic Books by Post, Merlins, Mel's Magic Company, and MagicWeek on the Trillusion stand. 14.10.00


Louis Theroux has recorded a show with Paul Daniels. It's not clear if it will be shown as one of the current series, or as a one-off special. We will post dates as soon as we have them... definitely not to be missed! 14.10.00


David Blaine Magic Man will be released on video in the UK on November 20th. 14.10.00


It's been a busy week. I've just completed work on a new web site for top close-up corporate magician David Hawkins. We have a review of the Eastbourne convention close-up competition from Mandy Davis - see Reviews. There is a page from the recent Russ Stevens Lecture under Articles. Presto Magic have a new 'trix@presto!' double issue out now. To request a copy Email: World's Greatest Magic IV is being shown again on Channel 5, on Friday October 20th at 8pm. See you next week, Duncan. 14.10.00