Number 363 - 9th June 2007


Britain's Got Talent (or not as the case may be) launches at 9.25pm, tonight, on ITV1. Ant and Dec front the show in which dancers, jugglers, magicians, comedians and others bare all in front of judges Simon Cowell, Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden for their chance to be booked for this year's Royal Variety Performance and to win £100,000 in cash. Thousands of hopefuls auditioned for the show which will run every night for the next nine evenings on ITV1. Following the main show Stephen Mulhern takes viewers behind the scenes on ITV2. A number of magicians auditioned for the show, some finding it very tough we heard. The live final takes place on Sunday 17th. Good luck to all. 9.6.07


Peer 6: Mind Reading, Can You Hide? Kennedy presents a mind-reading spectacular at the Castle Keep, Newcastle on three consecutive nights from Thursday 19th July to Saturday 21st July. Kennedy has organised the event to showcase his talents to the North East after a number of years of success in the corporate entertainment market, were his extraordinary and unforgettable performances have wowed audiences both nationally and internationally. "It's really exciting to be able to put on this show for the North East public, I invite people from all ages and backgrounds to come and watch. As I am a local lad, I feel immensely proud to be putting on such an extraordinary show in the heart of Newcastle, at such a prestigious venue." Said Kennedy. Tickets are available via Kennedy’s website: 9.6.07


The Beauty of Magic: Hans Klok & Pamela Anderson in Vegas. "'My name is Hans Klok. That's a Dutch name. It means…'clock.' And that, unfortunately, is the level of wit you get in 'Hans Klok: The Beauty of Magic.' If the show had more diverse content the level of wit wouldn't matter. But, since it doesn't, an audience member tends to judge every element of the evening separately..." To read the full review from Click Here. 9.6.07


Magicians Wanted! Objective Productions, the independent production company which makes Derren Brown's television shows, The Real Hustle and Peep Show are looking for young magicians between the ages of 16 and 24 to take part in a new TV show. Your details, preferably including clips of you performing, should be sent to Stefan Young (Producer) to: 9.6.07


New look Unearthly Magic. Unearthly Magic have just launched a new version of their website. Included in the update are some additions to their range and a new magicians only section entitled 'The Monthly Move'. This new feature will cover a variety of magical topics, including techniques and tricks. You can visit the new site at 9.6.07


Linking Finger Rings. "When Al Koran first performed this little miracle on television, it caused a sensation. The effect on the audience is pure magic. Three men's finger rings are borrowed and in the fairest manner possible - linked together to form a chain. The rings are then unlinked and returned to their respective owners; the Linking Finger Rings is a genuine reputation-maker." This really is very strong magic and is ideal for intimate cabaret/after dinner work. Once again have produced a superb eManuscript (I've just finished reading a copy) in PDF and also offer the ring as a separate item if needed. A classic piece of magic that in its latest incarnation is as fresh today as it was the day it was invented. Visit for more details. 9.6.07


This year's Pentacle Club Lecture takes place on Tuesday 3rd July. Anthony Owen, magic inventor, performer, editor, writer, television consultant and producer will present a two-part talk: "Some Tricks" - which will be just that, and "Secrets of TV Magic." Should be an excellent evening. Visiting magicians are welcome (there is a charge of £5 for non-members). Website. Contact for details. 9.6.07


Magic Sam "The People's Magician" competes on BBC2's Let Me Entertain You this Tuesday at 6.30pm. Will the studio audience fall under his spell or will they buzz him off? Brian Conley presents five acts to the studio audience. Only one will win a place in Friday's final, also at 6.30pm on BBC2. 9.6.07


Mark Leveridge Magic is pleased to announce that along with over 30 online video demonstrations of products from across their range, a new DVD Trailer section has also just been added to the website. Customers can watch extracts from the Mark Leveridge range of DVDs to evaluate them before buying. Also members of the Mark Leveridge Magic free-to-join E-Club now not only receive their update newsletter by email on the 1st of each month, but as from June this contains a link to an online video newsletter where E-Club members can view the various items from the newsletter being displayed and on occasion demonstrated. For full details of all these new services visit 9.6.07


Manchester Circle of Magicians are holding a Jumbo Magic Auction this Monday 18th June, at Salford Masonic Hall, 41 The Crescent, Salford, Manchester. Viewing is from 6pm and the Auction commences at 6.30pm. There is a door charge of £3.00 for non-members. Star Auctioneers Mike Shepherd and Derek Lever will host the event. Hundreds of items have been entered into the Auction and it is sure to be another long night. 9.6.07


Practical Magic present a Dealer Dem at The Chester Guild of Magicians on Monday June 11th at The Home Guard Club, Canal Street, Chester at 8pm. Visitors welcome (£5.00 door charge). For further information contact the Secretary, Steve Cooil, telephone 01244 881462. Photo: Trevor Lewis - Uncut: The Complete Party Pieces. 270 pages with numerous illustrations. "A remarkable collection of Trevor Lewis' professional children's magic and comedy, Trevor Lewis - Uncut: The Complete Party Pieces, contains an incredible eighty-five routines. This material is perfect for schools, libraries and parties. Each routine is carefully worked out for the most effective presentation. You will learn how to create laughs at the right places, include educational points at strategic moments, and bring each effect to the most amazing and satisfying conclusion. In short, this is magic which delights, educates, and amazes children." Find out more, visit 9.6.07


Congratulations to Michael Jordan winner of the Huddersfield Circle of Magicians Bill Eaton Close-up Competition title for a third year running! Michael featured his guitar playing mentalism routine in an act that combines magic with other arts. 9.6.07


"Magic club set up for wannabe Harry Potters. Harry Potter wannabes are spelling out their magic at a new club. The North Western Society of Magicians, founded in 1915, has opened a new junior section, which meets at Barrow’s Lisdoonie Hotel, in Abbey Road, on Wednesdays. The club is headed by Phil Robinson, aka the Cooking French Magician, who has received praise after performing in front of ex-Formula 1 world champion Damon Hill." To read the full story in the North-West Evening mail Click Here. 9.6.07


Pre-order Magicians on DVD (release date September 10th) from with 25% off - Click Here • The 11th Top Secret Magic Day is reviewed by Alan Maskell this week, Click Here • "Fans cheer on magician in Times Square" Click Here • "Spelling out how to be good citizens" Click Here • "Derren Brown is very clever, but so what?" Click Here • "Channel 4's legacy of controversy" Click Here • "Star's bid to conquer fear" Click Here • "Criss and Cam 'just friends'" Click Here • "Criss Angel: challenges covering magicians" Click Here • "It's a kind of magic at Hippodrome" Click Here • "Interview With The Mindfreak Criss Angel" Click Here • "Angel steals Blaine's thunder" Click Here • Next week we'll bring you the first review of the new Mel Mellers DVD set from • That's it for this week, see you next week, Duncan. 9.6.07