Number 95 - 20th April 2002


Here's Jerry... Jerry Sadowitz is back with a new six part series of The Jerry Atrick Show on Saturday April 27th, at 10.55pm on Channel 5. The series combines skillful sleight of hand magic with comedy and sketches. Expect to see: 'Magic Stars' (Jerry's answer to the 'Pop Idol' phenomenon), 'Magic News' 'Harry Potter aged 50' 'At Home with the Gellers' 'The Masked Magician Reveals' and 'The Magic of Hitler'. Jerry Sadowitz can be seen live on stage tonight at 9pm at the New Ambassadors Theatre, West Street, London WC2. You'll need tickets though - it's sold out. 20.4.02


Fluke is one of the performers lined-up to appear at this year's Top Secret Magic Day in Milton Keynes on Sunday June 9th. Joining her: Terry Seabrooke, Colin Rose, Ali Bongo, Topper Martyn, Dennis Goodwin and Chris Dugdale. Magic dealers: Practical Magic, Hocus Pocus, Kaymar, RAR, Magical Wonders, Alakazam, Stephen Tucker, Mark Leveridge Magic, Merlins, Bradford Magic Studio, Five of Hearts Magic, Paul Gordon and Goodliffe Publications. The day features lectures, a young magicians workshop, star cabaret and more... Venue: St Paul's School, Phoenix Drive, Leadenhall, Milton Keynes. Doors open 9.30am (ends around 9.30pm) Adults 20.00 Under 16's 16.00 Cheques payable to "Gary Young" Post to: Gary Young, The Magic Zone, 50 Hunter Drive, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK2 3LR. Enclose names of all in your group, and an SAE. Telephone for more information: 01908 376242. 20.4.02


Dynamic FX, the UK's leading supplier of magical entertainment, were on the cover of last month's Club Mirror magazine, and featured inside too, in a very positive article on magic's sudden rise in popularity in the UK. "A new generation of magicians are helping to bring the art of deception back into the limelight" wrote Sally Shaw after her private tour around The Magic Circle. On booking magicians Dynamic FX director James Freedman advised contacting The Magic Circle or a reputable company "go somewhere that offers a range of magicians, and make sure that you tell them all about the event." Dynamic FX are busy expanding their operation - we've just finished designing a new website for them: 20.4.02


The Ipswich Magical Society stage their 15th annual convention on Sunday 19th May 2002 at the Needham Market Community Centre, School Street, Needham Market, Ipswich, Suffolk. Doors open at 9.45am and the day starts at 10am. Artists booked include: Chris North, Wayne Rogers, Tony Griffiths, Peter Greenwood, Mike Rose, and Richard Wymark. Dealers: The Card Collection, Alakazam, Anthony Brahams, Camtryx, Aquarius, Magic Zone and Studio 9. The day features Lectures, Close-up and a Gala show. Registration (including evening show) 18.00 Additional show tickets 5.00 Children's show tickets 2.00. There's plenty of free car parking available. To book contact: David Knott, 50 Ash Road, Onehouse, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP143HB. Telephone 01449 612446. 20.4.02


Doc Eason presents his full lecture at the Surrey Society of Magicians on Wednesday 15th May at The Myers Studio Theatre, Epsom Playhouse, Ashley Avenue, Epsom, Surrey KT18 5AL. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start. Admission: 10.00 for non members. Map: Click Here 20.4.02


Jon Allen has just finished filming an in-house Health & Safety video for BP. Jon plays the part of a company employee who breaks the rules... balancing 6 cups of coffee on a finger, producing his security badge from nowhere and walking through a security barrier. Jon also advised on the magic, and the video is up for an industry award. 20.4.02


Geoffrey Durham continues to tour the UK, but readers should note that the show originally planned for Thursday April 25th at the Harrogate Theatre has had to be postponed until Friday August 30th as emergency repairs to the theatre ceiling won't have been completed by April 25th. 20.4.02


Michael Vincent lectures at the Derby Magic Circle, Breadsall Village Hall, Breadsall, Derby in a special one-off evening on Sunday 19th May 2002. The lecture will commence at 7pm, visitors welcome. Entrance: 5.00. More information, telephone: 01332 872839. 20.4.02


The Guild of Magicians' Nottingham are holding a One Day Convention on Sunday 21st July. Derek Lever, Duncan Trillo, Eddie Burke, Safire (photo) and Clive Moore have been booked for the Gala Show at the Bonnington Theatre, and the day will also include lectures and dealers... more details soon. 20.4.02


The Lord of the Rings Official Movie Guide - This is a lavishly illustrated behind-the-scenes guide to the movie, featuring colour photos of the cast, locations, sets, monsters and costumes, and an overview of the making of the film trilogy over the last five years. Designed as a celebration of the films. Written by writer, broadcaster and member of The Magic Circle Brian Sibley. Order via MagicWeek in association with 20.4.02


Mac King's new book Tricks With Your Head: Hilarious Magic Tricks and Stunts to Disgust and Delight has been selling really well - so I thought I'd run it again! Click Here 20.4.02


Don't miss Lance Burton on ITV today - see TV Magic  Here's a link to a website for playing card collectors:  The Ulster Society of Magicians hold their Day of Magic on Saturday and the Basingstoke Festival of Magic takes place on Sunday - see What's On  I'm performing in cabaret at the Wolverhampton Circle of Magicians annual dinner tonight so look forward to seeing some of you there. Your news, articles, and reviews are always welcomed, see you next week, Duncan. 20.4.02