Number 54 - 7th July 2001


The Magic Circle are presenting a special Magic Circle Gala Show at the Annual Society of American Magicians Convention in New Orleans this week (July 12th - 15th). Michael Bailey, Chris Pratt, Al Carthy, Duncan Trillo, Terry Herbert (photo), Scott Penrose, and Alan Shaxon make up the show. For more information visit the SAM website: 7.7.01


British illusionists Carl De Rome and Merete, now based in Norway, can be seen every Wednesday in July in Heidal Vertshus, Heidal, every Friday in Spillbaren, Lillestrom, and every Saturday in Spillbaren, Nittedahl. In August and September they tour performing at student venues in Sogndal, As, Bergen, Stavanger, Haugesund, Kristiansand, Forde, and Flore plus many more. The couple then plan to have a break in December with a trip to Las Vegas, taking in all the shows, and to than get married to top it off. What more could anyone ask for! You can visit their website at: 7.7.01


Marvin's Magic are advertising with MagicWeek from this issue (Click on their advertisement to the right). Founded 14 years ago by Marvin Berglas, seen here levitating his famous father David Berglas, the company has grown at an amazing rate to become a multi-million pound success story. Constantly innovating, their range covers everything from beginners magic through to their beautifully presented executive range. Visit the website for online ordering: 7.7.01


Paul Zenon appears in the fascinating BBC 1 series Child of Our Time on Wednesday 11th July at 9pm performing magic for babies. This project will follow twenty five babies over the next twenty years, with a new series every year. 7.7.01


David Blaine materialised out of thin air last week to bring some magic to the Serpentine Gallery party in London, performing card magic as he mixed with guests including Ewan McGregor, Simon and Yasmin Le Bon, and Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood. Unfortunately MagicWeek wasn't there (there must have been a mix-up when they sent out the invites). 7.7.01


Just published, Massimo Polidoro's book Final Sťance: The Strange Friendship of Houdini and Conan Doyle is reviewed by David Britland this week. Polidoro is head of the Italian affiliate of CSICOP and a magician. See Reviews 7.7.01


The bi-annual Mersey-Dee cup competition was held in the Little Theatre in Rhyl, North Wales, on Tuesday, July 1st. The Liverpool Mahatma, Chester Guild of Magicians and the North Wales Magic Circle provided over three hours of top entertainment with the North Wales Magic Circle coming through as the eventual winners. 7.7.01


Mentalist Marc Salem performs at The Assembly Rooms, George Street, Edinburgh from August 3rd to the 27th at 10.45pm nightly. Tickets cost £11.00 at weekends and £10.00 during week... Last year Marc achieved great success there, read the review: Reviews 7.7.01


Top hypnotist Martin Taylor is the featured performer in Magic Profile for July. Remember to look out for Paul Daniels on A Question of TV on Thursday at 7pm on BBC 1 and The World's Most Dangerous Magic is repeated on Friday at 8pm - Channel 5 have almost made Friday night 'magic night' for months now. Geoffrey Durham is on tonight at 7.30pm at the Arts Link Theatre, Camberley, Surrey - why not pop along - we've heard very good reports. The Nottingham Guild of Magicians present a Day of Magic tomorrow, see What's On. Keep your eyes on Cool Magic to see what the dealers are up to, and let MagicWeek know whasssup! See you next week, Duncan. 7.7.01