Number 102 - 8th June 2002


Michael Jackson and David Blaine are to make personal appearances at a charity event at Exeter City's football ground, St James' Park, at 5.30pm on Friday June 14th. The event is in aid of Children with Aids and Support for Africa. The event has been arranged by Uri Geller, the clubs co-chairman. Michael Jackson will be taking part in a question and answer session and David Blaine will be performing. For ticket details telephone 01392 254073 8.6.02


Chamber Magic: A Demonstration of Modern Conjuring opens at the Langham Hilton, London, on October 2nd and will run for the full month. Steve Cohen currently performs his intimate salon-style show at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York. It's sold-out every week, despite the fact that there is no advertising. We'll have more information in a couple of months. Visit Steve's website: 8.6.02


"'s this combination of expert presentational design, and the performer's pleasing personality that carries the audience willingly along on this journey into the slightly odd world of Marc Salem." Read Matthew Blackwell's review this week: Click Here 8.6.02


The Paisley Magic Circle hold their Annual Convention on Sunday October 27th. With lectures from Roger Crosthwaite (including a card workshop), Mark Raffles and Steve Hamilton, and close-up magic with Roger Crosthwaite, Richard James, Tony O'Neil and Clive Moore (with more names to be announced). The Gala show features Clive Moore, The Buddies, Kenny Kerr, Jeff Burns, Keith Cooper & Carol and Mark Raffles. More information nearer the time on the website: Click Here 8.6.02


From the publishers of the 'How to Make Money by Magic' course comes a new package, Mesmerizing Magic, featuring magic "that can be performed down the pub, at a dinner party, or in other impromptu situations." The package includes video tutorials (on two CD-Roms or a single video tape), an illustrated book, and a free Svengali deck. For more information, and to order, visit the website: Click Here 8.6.02


Dave Vegas will be performing at Le Mans on June 14th and 15th. If you are over there you'll be able to see him in the MG corporate area creating some 'mysterical' moments! 8.6.02


Paul Stone lectures at the Surrey Magic Circle on June 13th. Paul has been a performer, lecturer, dealer and show producer for over 25 years, and has mainly earned his living through the world of corporate events. The Commercial Magic Lecture is packed full of tricks and ideas that have taken Paul all over the world working at trade shows, product launches and gala award presentations. Apart from magic Paul also covers: "How to get Corporate Shows," "What to Charge," "What Material to Use" and "How to Promote Yourself Successfully." For more information visit: 8.6.02


"Painters painting the exterior of my house at the end of April inadvertently set my office at the top of the house on fire" writes Martin Breese... Luckily no serious damage was done to any of Martin's magic stock or books but it did hold everything up for a few weeks work-wise. Things are now back on track, new products are just around the corner, and the new website will once again have weekly up-dates - visit: Martin Breese Magic 8.6.02


David Redfearn - appeared live on This Morning on Wednesday (once again) and performed five or six strong effects back to back in as many minutes, leaving the presenters asking for more. David will be back in two weeks time when a prediction that has been sealed and locked in the studio's safe will be opened live on air... See TV Magic 8.6.02


Magician Simple Simon will be appearing (and disappearing) at the Nettlefold Hall in West Norwood on the 3rd of August at 2pm in a charity show raising money for the International Relief Friendship Foundation which has been supporting the building and the running of a children's orphanage in Hyderabad, India. In December 1998 36 Students from various parts of the world including Japan, Philippines, Tibet, Sri Lanka, Lebanon, Romania, Slovenia, England, Ireland, Pakistan and India assembled in Hyderabad to begin the building work. It is now home to 35 children. The Magic Show will run for an hour and will be great entertainment for all the family. Tickets are 3 each (adults or children) and can be bought from ABC Magic on 0208 480 8176. This is an all ticketed event so please book early to avoid disappointment. 8.6.02


Pure Effect is back in stock - Derren Brown's original best seller now reprinted in the States, available by return from:  Your News and Reviews are always welcomed, that's all for this week, see you next week, Duncan. 8.6.02