Number 267 - 6th August 2005


Nottingham Guild of Magicians in association with Gedling Leisure present An Evening of Magic and Illusion starring Paul Daniels at the Bonnington Theatre, Arnold, Nottingham, on Sunday 18th September at 7.30pm. Tickets are 12 and 10 each from the box office on 0115 9670114 (hurry!). Other acts confirmed to date: Ali Bongo, Michael Pearse, Bunny Neil, Moira Fletcher and Ali Cardabra. Also, on the same day at 2pm, Paul Daniels will be giving a rare lecture at 2.15pm to around 4.45pm (includes a 25 minute interval when the bar will be open). Tickets for the lecture are 20.00 per person, available from Freddie Wilkinson on 0115 9614551. 6.8.05


Peter Wardell is currently taking bookings for his lecture In from the Cold. The lecture covers aspects of street performing that are most relevant to corporate markets, and includes an in-depth look into the "Street Silks", Peter's handling of the trick made famous by Slydini. Peter also performs and discusses the Cups and Balls, along with other effects from his professional repertoire. Interested parties should contact Peter via his website: 6.8.05


Alan and Allan appear at Cafe Drummonds Bar, 1 Belmont Street, Aberdeen AB10 1JR (Map) on Sunday 7th August. Doors open at 8pm, show 9pm - 11pm. With comedians John McRuvie and "No Laughing Matter". 6.8.05 is now advertising with MagicWeek. "Win Magic Tricks is the UK's first SMS based text-to-win magic competition, and has just launched. Each month there are fantastic prizes on offer including a top prize of magic tricks, books and DVDs worth hundreds of pounds! (The top prize for August is worth over 400!) To enter simply text the phrase "Win Magic" to 60999. It costs just 1 and you also receive free gifts including a 1.50 voucher to spend on magic - representing amazing value! uses the latest mobile phone technology and the selection process is guaranteed to be 100% fair. Visit the website for all the exciting details of the competition, and the full list of prizes for August." What a clever concept! Visit today! (From the makers of who have been advertising on MagicWeek since January 2004). 6.8.05


Mark Raffles - The Legacy. A short clip from this newly released DVD is featured under Magic DVDs this week. It's another excellent DVD from the stable featuring one of the world's most entertaining pickpockets. Rare, entertaining, TV clips (used with permission) are combined with instructional footage to make this limited edition disc a truly invaluable resource. "The Mark Raffles DVD is a must for anyone interested in pickpocketing, but more than that, it is beneficial to anyone that wants to learn the true secrets of magic. There are some great lessons to be learned on timing, misdirection, showmanship and stage personality. Mark is one of the last true music hall performers, and there is much to be learned from his many years of experience." Norm Nielsen "A magnificent record of one of the great acts of British variety... Quite wonderful!" John Fisher. Available from 6.8.05


Doug Segal - Mind Reader "Have your mind fried by an expert" at The Magic Cavern, Barons Court from August 9th - 21st (note: 17th and 18th sold out). To book call 08700 600 100 or see What's On for more information. 6.8.05


Manchester Circle of Magicians enjoyed a two hour Lecture by Derek Lever (photo) on the Magical World of Jack Hughes recently. Over 60 different props were shown all beautifully crafted by the late Jack Hughes, many of them now extremely rare. Around 120 members attended and Derek was rewarded with a two minute standing ovation in appreciation of all the hard work which had gone into the lecture. Mark Leveridge, Mick Hanzlik and Simon Lovell will be lecturing at Manchester Circle over the next three months. The Jumbo Auction takes place on Tuesday 25th October and the North West Close-up Championships on 15th November. Congratulations are due to member Darren McDonald (Dazzling Darren) who won second place in the Young Magician of the Year Competition. For more on the Manchester Circle of Magicians visit 6.8.05


John van der Put is currently appearing in Mikey the Pikey (a chav musical!) at the Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh, from August 3rd - 29th at 3.40pm every day. "It's a cool show, very funny and I even sing and dance. What more could you want? Magic?? Oh right, well I'll be doing some of that around and about town as well." 6.8.05


Radio Magic's special guest on Monday at 8pm is Walter Llewellyn McKone "a psychologist who will have mentalists and those interested in mind magic wondering if they really can appear to read minds!" Walter will be talking about his experiences as a lecturer; with NLP and Hypnosis up for debate. Walter will be answering your questions, so why not send an email to Radio Magic is live from London every Monday at 8pm, visit for details. 6.8.05


Following a very successful weekend of shows in the Spiegletent at the WOMAD festival, Reading, where the queues started 90 minutes before each performance, Romany, Diva of Magic, now heads off to entertain at Fabaret, a cabaret variety show, starting at midnight Wednesday to Saturday at the City Cafe (Comedy Central), Blair Street, Edinburgh (with more venues around town to be announced) 6.8.05


Go Dynamo... Magician Dynamo was tipped as one of the top 5 talents to watch in last weeks Sunday Times Style supplement, describing him as "hip-hop inspired magician, about to go stellar. Not just a trickster!" Last month NME featured Dynamo stating, "The whole of planet pop better watch out..." Dynamo recently appeared on MTV's Backstage show, Radio One's One Click programme and can be seen on SKY One's new show, Whatever, which airs on August 15th at 10am. Dynamo can now be seen at the following London venues: Mondays 10 Room, Air Street, Mayfair. Wednesdays Pangea, Piccadilly. Thursdays Umbaba, Ganton Street, Soho. Fridays Two 2 Much, Soho. Saturdays Aura, Piccadilly / Kaberate, Upper James Street. Dynamo's long awaited DVD Underground Magic will be released at the end of August; available exclusively from 6.8.05


Andrew Green presents his lecture 'Behind the Red Curtain' at Bolton Magicians' Club at 8.30pm on Wednesday 10th August at the Cotton Tree, Prince Street, Bolton. Andrew will cover the development of a professional magic act drawing on his own experiences and theatrical background. His repertoire ranges from close-up magic through to stage illusions and he'll be demonstrating two manipulation routines during the lecture. Visiting magicians from other societies are welcome. There will be an entrance fee of 3. Further information: or telephone Jim Hodgkiss 01204 522651. 6.8.05


Ian Kendall will be performing at the Official Fringe Opening party this Sunday in Edinburgh, ahead of his three week run with Ian Kendall's magic show. The Fringe party marks the true start of the Fringe, and each year the cream of the Fringe acts are invited to showcase their shows for the 6000 plus guests throughout the night. Following past magical performers such as Paul Daniels in 2003, Ian will be giving formal close-up shows during the early part of the night. More information about the Magic Show can be found at 6.8.05


Paul Dee presents Trance of a Lifetime at Blackrock GAA Club, Cork, Ireland on Friday 26th August. 00 353 87 9341988 for booking enquiries. "Spell-binding" The Evening Echo. "I still have a pain in my side from laughing! Thanks a million again." D Friel, Boston Scientific. Visit for more information. 6.8.05


After seeing Headfry listed on MagicWeek Liz Moore went along to see the show on Tuesday evening and has kindly sent in a review this week, Click Here. 6.8.05


Oliver Tabor and Scott Pepper, together with close-up magicians, street entertainers and a different pre-show act on both nights present Magic at the Barn, a magic show for the entire family, on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August. Doors open at 7.30pm with the main show at 8pm. Tickets are 10 for adults and 5 for children and a 10% discount is offered to group bookings/families. Venue: The Barn, Tabor Farms, Sutton Hall, Shopland Road, Rochford, Essex. For reservations call 07900 543 384. 6.8.05


Bruce Munton is featured in Magic Profile this week. An associate member of The Inner Magic Circle, Bruce originates from South Africa but has made London his home for the past 8 years, where he performs magic professionally. To read his profile Click Here. 6.8.05


"Poof! Criss Angel has turned into the magician of the moment. With Marilyn Manson looks and Harry Houdini abilities, Angel has caught buzz with his new A&E show, Mindfreak" Click Here Jon Allen's The Silent Treatment is reviewed by Tom Lauten this week, Click Here "White Stripes Prefer Treats To Tricks In Magical New Video" Click Here "Village prepares for annual magic festival" Click Here "Kevin Gallagher stands behind the trestle table at Elephant and Castle market and takes out his cards" Click Here "False memories helps to keep fit, researchers say" Click Here That's it! See you next week, Duncan. 6.8.05