Number 46 - 12th May 2001


The World Magic Awards (part one) will be shown on Friday 18th May on Channel 5 at 7pm. The show runs for one hour. Photo: Tony Clark. 12.5.01


Catherine Zeta-Jones is to star alongside Michael Douglas in Smoke and Mirrors, the story of the 19th-century French illusionist Jean-Eugene Robert Houdin, considered to be the father of modern magic. Michael's brother, Joel, and Kevin Brodie, the brother of Joel's fiancé, will produce and David Jones, Catherine's brother, will co-produce. Morocco, Tunisia and Israel are being considered for locations. This project was first discussed years ago, but it does look as if it is all now going ahead. Here is a great link to The Guardian to find out what's on at your local cinema. Just enter your post code for local listings and reviews Click Here 12.5.01


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Gary Young presents the 5th Top Secret Magic Day at the Madcap Theatre, Wolverton, Milton Keynes on Sunday June 3rd. With lectures from Scott Penrose, Marc Paul and Tony Curtis, fourteen dealers, and a cabaret show featuring Terry Seabrooke, Scott Penrose (photo), Marc Paul, James Parker and Alex Lodge. All seats in advance only. Adults £20, Under16's £16 from Gary Young, 50 Hunter Drive, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK2 3LR Telephone 01908 376242. 12.5.01


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The Leeds Magical Association present a Day of Magic on Sunday May 20th at the Jarvis Leeds North Hotel, Leeds. Lectures by Pat Fallon (photo) and Joe Riding. Close-up with Pat Fallon, Joe Riding, Jon Gordon and Roger Curzon. plus ten magic dealers. Adults £12.50 under 14's £8.50 SAE and payment to: The Leeds Magical Association, Philip Creed, 22 Moseley Wood Green, Cookridge, Leeds LS16 7HB Telephone 0113 267 8488. 12.5.01


The Nottingham Guild of Magicians present a Day of Magic on Sunday July 8th. Telephone Barrie Perkins on 0115 928 3080 for more information. 12.5.01


The Doncaster Magic Convention takes place on October 7th with Dealers, Lectures and a show. Registration is £3 before 1st August and £6 afterwards. SAE and payment to: J Turner, 73 Maple Road, Mexborough, Doncaster S64 9SF Telephone 01709 328014. 12.5.01


The controversial Paul Daniels Under No Illusion is still available from MagicWeek in association with for just £13.59 (a 20% saving on the published price) - Click Here to order online with your credit card. I'll be performing on the Gala Show at the Bristol Day of Magic tomorrow and am looking forward to it - one of the UK's top conventions, see What's On for details. Don't miss the World Magic Awards on Friday on channel 5. Right, that's enough of all this magic stuff, I'm off to finish decorating my daughter's bedroom, otherwise I'm going to be in big trouble, see you next week, Duncan. 12.5.01