Number 83 - 26th January 2002


The Society of Irish Magicians Annual Convention will be held at the Hilton Hotel Dublin from May 3rd to 5th. Featuring: Aldo Colombini from the USA, and Wayne Rogers from New Zealand, a "Bizarre Magic" night on the Friday, a dealer showcase, a close-up and stage competition, lectures from Pat Fallon, Mark Mason and David Grist, and finally a Gala Night of Magic on the Sunday. Full registration 70 Euros, or 64 Euros if booked by 31.3.02. For more information visit: Martin MacMillan is organising a party to go over to Ireland for the convention - email Martin: and he'll contact you when fares are confirmed. 26.1.02


The Blackpool Magician's Club 50th Convention is just four weeks away! Here are the dates: February 22nd 23rd 24th 2002. And here's who you'll see: Norm Nielsen, Jeff McBride, David Williamson (photo), Peter Marvey, Juan Tamariz, Simon Lovell, Michael Ammar, Jeff Hobson, Joe Pasquale, Lennert Green, Emerson & Jayne, Jay Sankey, Simo Aalto, Bob Sheets, Juliana Chen, Mystina, George Sateriale, Terry Seabrooke, Guy Barret, Tony Stevens, David & Dania, Etienne Pradier, Lee Davis, Hezi Dean, Alistair Cook, Jupiter, Arthur Casson, Patrick Maddison, David Penn, Steve Eastham, Roger Dunn, Ian Barradell, Peter Roberts, Mike McClean, James Smith, Freddie Wilkinson, John Duncan, Billy Bub, Mike King, Walter de Ruyter, Harvey Rush & Co, Magic Mikey, Uncle Dennis, Dallas, Tre McCamley, Mick Miller and the Grumbleweeds! A full registration (Friday evening, Saturday, Sunday) costs just 60, or you can register for specific events. There are some great performers on this year - don't miss it! For more information visit the website: 26.1.02


The Great Kovari's Magic Show is on at the Victoria Hall, Bagnall Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST1 3AD on April 4th. "A traditional family magic show with master Hungarian magician The Great Kovari. This fabulous show features large-scale illusions including 'Sawing a Lady in Half' and a guest escapologist." All tickets 6.50. The show starts at 7.30pm, box office telephone: 01782 213 800. 26.1.02


The Big Magic Show starring Magic Mikey and Malcolm the Magician plays for one day only on Good Friday, March 29th, at the Alexandra Theatre, Belmont Street, Bognor Regis. Performance times: 2pm and 6pm, Box office: 01243 862020. 26.1.02


Marvin's Magic have just released a range of 'official wizard's magic' for the younger magician. Now where have I seen that wizard in the logo before?! 26.1.02


Five of Hearts Magic Productions present An Evening with Patrick Page (photo) on Sunday, March 10th, at their magic studio in the heart of the Lincolnshire countryside. And then on Sunday, May 5th, An Evening with Bob Read. Two of the UK's top magic thinkers, Pat has acted as consultant to numerous TV magic productions and has a wealth of magical knowledge, and Bob Read made a name for himself with just a bowler hat, a false nose and a bottle! Tickets are 15 per evening and include wine, refreshments and coffee. Their last "magic evening" with Wayne Dobson sold out - so book early! Booking information telephone Sharron Rose on 01775 840103 or email: 26.1.02


Joe Pasquale goes on tour in March with Joe Pasquale - Kak Raider 02 - The Tour (his choice of title). See What's On for tour dates. 26.1.02


The Interactive Magic Experience takes place tomorrow at the Colston's Collegiate School, Bristol. With workshops from: Aldo Colombini, Patrick Page, Mark Leveridge, Paul Gordon and Mike Austin. Doors open at 9.30am and the first workshop begins at 10am. For more information on this exciting day visit 26.1.02


Magic men Penn and Teller in Car 54 Where Are You? (1991) a spoof mafia movie shown on Friday 18th, on Channel 5 26.1.02


The Northern Magic Circle present their Annual Convention at the Prince of Wales Hotel, Southport from Friday March 29th to April 1st 2002. Website: Northern Magic Circle 26.1.02


MagicWeek is featured under 'Leisure & Hobbies' in the new Spring 2002 edition of It's on the Net magazine, a comprehensive website directory that's currently on sale in newsagents Tonight at 6.55pm on BBC2's Masterworks Leonard Slatkin leads the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring preceded by an exploration of its musical roots. This should be well worth watching if you're a silent magician, or if you plan to perform to music in the future Comedy Illusionists Safire appear with Danny La Rue on Sunday at the Kings Theatre, Southsea - see What's On Your news is always welcomed, see you next week, Duncan. 26.1.02