Number 145 - 5th April 2003


Another date has just been added to the current Joe Pasquale 10th Anniversary Tour with special guest Wayne Dobson - Sunday May 11th: The Theatre Royal, Windsor. Good news for London based magicians who want to see the show - it's been enjoying excellent business across the country. 5.4.03


David Penn, Sav, Alex Crow, David Redfearn, Mandy Muden and a number of other magicians all appear in a new TV series Astounding Celebrities to be screened on ITV1 from April 21st. "Magic's the new rock and roll. A whole new breed of super cool young magicians have found a new streetwise audience. And their biggest fans of all? The biggest stars of all from the world of TV, music and entertainment." said Granada Television's Malcolm Allsop. 5.4.03


Magician and cartoonist Andy Cartledge on hearing that Paul Daniels went to Hospital last week couldn't resist drawing a cartoon which he kindly sent in to MagicWeek for publication. Thanks Andy! To see it full size Click Here. The BBC reported that Paul Daniels left Hospital on Sunday: Click Here. Visit Andy's website: 5.4.03


We are really pleased to have the ingenious magic of Fabrice Delauré Magic & Technology advertising with MagicWeek from this week. Specialising in magic using electronics, mechanics and robotics, they have carved out a unique position for themselves in the market place by presenting not just a unique product range, but by also offering custom made "one-offs" to professionals, amateurs and collectors. From close-up magic through to illusions - visit their site to find out more. Excellent! 5.4.03


A Jumbo Magic Auction is being held on Tuesday, April 15th, by Manchester Circle of Magicians at the Salford Masonic Hall, The Crescent, Salford, Manchester, starting at 7.30 pm. Non-members door charge £2.00. Star Auctioneers: Derek Lever and Mike Shepherd. Hundreds of items already catalogued. Lots can be accepted by mail. For an auction form and map contact: Derek Lever, 32 Pilling Lane, Preesall, Poulton-Le-Fylde, Lancashire FY6 OEU. Telephone/Fax: 01253 810113 or email: 5.4.03


Medway Amazing Day - The One Day Magic Convention, takes place on Sunday 13th April from 10am to 5 pm at St Georges Hotel, New Road, Chatham, Kent. With lectures from Jay Sankey and Ali Bongo, 5 dealers, workshops, teach-ins, close-up sessions and more. Tickets are just £10.00 from Tony Hanscombe, telephone 01634 366192, or David Lang on 07931 752509. Map. 5.4.03


Actor Jerome Flynn, currently playing Tommy Cooper in Jus' Like That! in the West End is one of Parkinson's guests on BBC1 next Saturday, April 12th. 5.4.03


The 7th Top Secret Magic Day will be held on June 1st this year at St. Paul's School, Leadenhall, Milton Keynes. The day features lectures from Pat Fallon, Andy Nyman, Loki, and Ali Cadabra. 16 dealers, a special junior workshop, and a magic cabaret with Terry Seabrooke, Loki, Andy Nyman (photo), Mandy Muden and Pat Fallon & Tanya. Tickets, in advance, are £20 each. Cheques should be made payable to "Gary Young" and sent enclosing an SAE to Gary Young, The Magic Zone, 50 Hunter Drive, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK2 3LR. Telephone/Fax 01908 376242. 5.4.03


The Basingstoke Festival of Magic takes place on Sunday April 27th at the Kempshott Village Hall, Pack Lane, Basingstoke. Doors open at 9.30am with lectures from Colin Rose (photo) and John Derris. Magic dealers: M.A.C. Magic, Magic Zone, Magical Wonders, Pennywise Magic, Colin Rose's Five of Hearts Magic Productions, Mike Danata's Magic Studio, Sim Sala Bim Mfg., and George Norrington. The day features the Close-up Championship of Southern England competition featuring between six and eight competitors. In the evening at 6.30pm Jack Delvin presents his full one-man show "One Mans Magic." Registration: Pre-booked £10.00 for the whole day or £5.00 for the evening show only. The registration officer is Norman Morris, 5 Budds Close, Basingstoke. Please make cheques payable to "The Magicians of Basingstoke" and enclose an SAE. Registration on the door is £12.00 with evening tickets being made available subject to availability. Club secretary: Steve Smith telephone 01256 819073. Close-up competition enquiries, Alistair Hunter: 01256 869535. 5.4.03


Mark Leveridge is profiled in Magic Profile for April. A busy professional magician and one of the UK's longest established magic dealers, Mark is organising his 8th British Close-up Magic Symposium in Bath tomorrow 5.4.03


If you're in the Brighton area next week why not pop along to the British Juggling Convention 2003? The convention starts on Wednesday with the highlight being the Saturday night gala show in the 1,800 seater Dome Theatre emceed by Tim Bat. Full details on the website: 5.4.03


Objective Productions (producers of Derren Brown Mind Control, The Quick Trick Show, Monkey Magic and Fifty Greatest Magic Tricks) are keen to hear from young female magicians for a new programme they are developing for the BBC. Please send promotional material (ideally including a VHS tape) to Anthony Owen, Head of Formatted Magic Programming, Objective Productions, Bickerton House, 25 - 27 Bickerton Road, London N19 5JT. 5.4.03


Blackpool Convention: Date Change. Due to the Labour Party holding their annual conference on 27th, 28th and 29th February next year the Blackpool Convention dates have now been moved forward to Friday 20th, Saturday 21st, Sunday 22nd February 2004. Blackpool Magicians Club apologise for any inconvenience caused. This Convention will host, for the first time anywhere in the world, a Dealers Fair featuring over 100 International Dealers! Registrations commence 30th June, 2003. 5.4.03


Darren King has set up a new forum for restaurant magicians and emails: "All members must be semi-professional or full time and may be asked to prove their credentials before membership is granted. This is not a secret discussion forum, but more of an area where working restaurant magicians can discuss the issues we face in our field of magic. It will also enable us to keep in touch with other working restaurant magicians from around the world." If you are interested in joining Click Here to apply. 5.4.03


Safire appeared on Granada TV's Talk of the Town a couple of weeks ago and featured their excellent Clear Substitution Trunk presentation • Christoph Wasshuber emailed from - they have recently added a number of new titles to their range. If you're an ebook fan then visit the site today, Click Here • Philip Partridge forms part of the cabaret at the Preston Magic Circle's Annual Dinner on Thursday 10th April at the Jarvis Leyland Hotel, Leyland, near Preston • This week we have another article from Kevin Gallagher, Added Value thanks Kevin! • As readers know I try to keep a close eye on the free For Sale and Wanted ads in MagicWeek - if you are ever offered ilegal copies of CDs, DVDs or videos please email me immediately so that I can take swift action • Your magic news is always welcomed, see you next week, Duncan. 5.4.03