Number 143 - 22nd March 2003


Geoffrey Durham's Little Miracles is reviewed this week by Drew McAdam of The Edinburgh Evening News, "There are the outstanding illusions and magical effects that you would expect from a performer of Durham's skill and experience. But there are also great gags, polished delivery, and a great deal of self-effacing humour." To read the review Click Here. More dates have just been added to the tour, Click Here. Geoffrey will be the recipient of The David Berglas Award at this year's British Magical Society Dinner in Sutton Coldfield this evening. Past presidents of the BMS consider nominations made by members of the society and the award is presented by David Berglas. 22.3.03


"Some Tricks" - the new book from Anthony Owen was released yesterday. Producer of the BAFTA award-winning Quick Trick Show, Monkey Magic and the Derren Brown Mind Control series Anthony reveals the secrets to some of his strongest performance material. "Anthony Owen is something of an unsung genius, and this book is a real treat. His Oil and Water is the cleanest you'll ever see, his ideas highly commercial and satisfyingly off-the-wall, and his prose radiates a modesty which I could only dream of. This is a very, very good little book." Derren Brown. For ordering information visit 22.3.03


Noah Kelly will emerge from his Blaine inspired cheese coffin at the Sovereign Shopping Centre, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset (Map) today at 12 noon after 48 hours! For information on the ordeal visit the CBBC website Click Here. To see what The Sun thought Click Here. Noah will be Christian O'Connell's special guest on channel Five (live) on Tuesday evening, see TV Magic. 22.3.03


Jay Sankey presents his lecture to the members of the Coventry Magic Circle on Thursday April 4th at 8pm. Non-member magicians are very welcome (4.00 each). The venue is The Arbury Tavern, Webb Street, Nuneaton. Contact John Parnell on 024 7638 7579 or Trevor Curtis on 024 7637 5832 for more information and to book. 22.3.03


Paul Daniels appears alongside Noel Gallagher on Wednesday April 2nd on the Sky TV quiz show Jumpers For Goalposts. With team captains Simon Day and Paul Whitehouse. And today he's in Birmingham for his Masterclass.  22.3.03


Matt Windsor appeared on Talk of the North on Granada on Friday night before setting off to perform magic and trampolining (!) shows in Hong Kong for the weekend... how's that! 22.3.03


David Penn presents Let the Magic Begin! tonight (Saturday 22nd) at The Derngate Theatre, Northampton NN1 1DP (Map) with special guest Mark Shortland. 22.3.03


Spellbinder - The Life of Harry Houdini is now available from "Born in 1874, Houdini rose to prominence as a magician and an escape artist whose feats amazed audiences, whose relentless drive for perfection propelled him to legendary status, and whose trade secrets are a matter for debate even today." Recommended for 10 to 16 year olds. 22.3.03 have the new Mind Bender DVD in stock. We've heard very good things about the contents of this disc, for more information visit  Lance Burton talks about life in Las Vegas, Click Here  Don't miss Etienne Pradier's London lecture tomorrow, see Last Week's news below  That's all for this week, see you next week, Duncan. 22.3.03