Number 371 - 4th August 2007


Cardiff Day of Magic. The Cardiff Magical Society have just announced the line up for their inaugural Cardiff Day of Magic at the excellent Cardiff International Arena on of November 11th. Following previous successful Sale and Lecture days, the CMS decided to add extra events and an evening show to form the inaugural Cardiff Day of Magic. Paul Daniels tops the bill and will also lecture. There will be close-up sessions with James Piper, Keith Bennett, Paul Daniels and Adrian Sullivan. Dealers Practical Magic, Keith Bennett, Magic Supreme, Burning Card and Dr Bobs Balloons. Food, light snacks, beverages and alcohol will be on sale throughout. The Gala Show will be hosted by magician Stuart Watkins and Real Radio Breakfast Show presenter Angela J, and promises to be a fun packed magical evening starring Frank E Haschka, Kockov, Bruce Airhead, Jason Thomas, Roger Bafico and Paul Daniels. Passes for the day only are £12.50 (under 16s £8.00). For the evening show: £12.50 (under 16s £8.50) and combined Day and Evening Passes are £20.00 (under 16s £15.00). Please Note: Evening passes are limited and available on a first to register basis. More information and registration forms are available from the website or by contacting Mr T Ricks on 0845 6300210. 4.8.07


Magicians is released on DVD on Monday, September 10th. Written by Peep Show creators Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain and directed by former Magic Circle Young Magician of the Year Andrew O'Connor, Magicians should be considered essential viewing for anyone who has ever attended a British magic convention - or plans to (I loved this movie!). To Pre-order from and to benefit from a 25% discount Click Here. 4.8.07


Electric Empire presents 'Magic Night' at the Soho Revue Bar on Friday September 7th. Doors open 7pm, show starts at 8pm, tickets £10 (concessions £6). The Soho Revue Bar, 11-12 Walkers Court, Soho, London W1. 'Critics Choice' in Time Out. Magic Night returns after a short August break, bringing you a more daring and exciting show than before, starring The 2 Magicians (Barry Jones and Stuart Macleod), Jonathan Goodwin, magician Michael Vadini (from Poland), comedian Simon Brodkin and resident magic night compere Tiffany Stevenson. All this plus previously unseen television footage on the big screen (that Channel 4 refused to show as it was deemed to be too shocking.) Tickets: 4.8.07


Mr E Enterprises - fantastic new website! "Magic you thought had gone forever... magic you never even knew existed - it is all on our new website!" And so it is! Eddie Burke's Mr E Enterprises brand new website really does feature an amazing range of magic; much of it exclusive to them. Mentalism, Hypnotism, Pseudo Mind Control & Psychology, Close-Up Magic, Street Magic, Children's Magic, Card Magic, Tarot Readings, Q&A, Zodiac, General Magic, Accessories, Puppets, Books & Booklets, Bizarre, CDs & DVDs, Comedy Magic, Ken De Courcy Magic, and more... Visit today! 4.8.07


Marc Oberon is now selling his own range of products via his website, including his brilliant thought-of-card-in-wallet routine, Bang On. "The finest effect of its kind I've ever seen!" Ian Rowland. Visit today to see Marc's full product range (with free delivery in the UK). 4.8.07


James More is appearing in Bournemouth this Sunday at the Star Trail/Search for a Star Talent competition at the Carrington House Hotel, Knyveton Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 3QQ (Map). Last year James came second in the final, after winning many heats. This year he intends to win! Some readers will have seen James when he was a finalist in The Magic Circle's Young Magician of the Year Competition two year's ago. He stood out then I thought, with an act that had great energy and charisma. Good luck James! 4.8.07


Impervious. "If you could perform real magic what would it look like? Could you perform miracles completely unprepared using nothing but borrowed objects? Would you be remembered by your audiences, leaving them in a complete state of astonishment?" Christopher Williams (UK) and Jeremy Hanrahan (Canada) teamed up to take on the classic Coin in Bottle effect. Visit to see the outcome. New on DVD. 4.8.07


Anthony Owen lectures at The Mystic Ring on Thursday August 9th, at 7.45pm. The lecture will feature close-up magic and mentalism as well as some clips from TV programmes Anthony has worked on over the years. Not to be missed! The Mystic Ring meet at The Conservative Club, 49 High Street North, Dunstable, Bedfordshire LU6 1JE (Map). Visiting magicians welcome, admission £5. For further details email the club secretary: 4.8.07


Mike Danata's Magic Studio are currently offering free 'Next day guaranteed delivery' via City Link on all orders over £50.00. Mike emails: "This will reduce the mounting headache that I am currently experiencing with regard to the postal dispute, and hopefully create happy customers for me again!" There's also help with smaller orders, email Mike, or telephone, for details: 4.8.07


Michael Diamond will be presenting his Bizarre Magic lecture at Bolton Magicians' Club on Wednesday 8th August at the Doffcocker Inn, Chorley Old Road, Bolton at 8.30 pm. "A unique opportunity to experience this genre of magical presentation by one the North's leading exponents. Visiting magicians from other societies are most welcome. There will be an entrance fee of £5." Michael Diamonds website is Visit for directions to the Doffcocker Inn or telephone Jimmy Heaton 01204 400935. 4.8.07


Tony Griffith - The Magic of Science. A day long lecture/teach-in on Sunday October 7th from 10.30am - 5pm. Tony Griffith has a background in education, including the Headship of a primary school. Using this experience he has created The Magic of Science Show. Tony will demonstrate and explain many of the science magic items that appear in his school shows, together with information on: Booking the show in schools, Being aware of the schools’ expectations, Your audience, Organisation and more. Limited to 10 places. £40.00 - includes morning coffee, buffet lunch and a light tea). Tony Griffith, 33 Davids Road, Whitchuch, Bristol BS14 9JH Telephone 01275 837017 4.8.07


Don Moses will be blogging live from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival from today. Armed with a laptop and a digital camera Don will review shows and discuss the general vibe. So, to read about what's hot or what's not, visit for regular updates. 4.8.07


Steve Beam lecture tour 2008. Tony Griffith is organising a UK lecture tour for Steve Beam (photo) in October 2008. Steve is the author of the popular 'Semi Automatic Card Trick' series of books. This will be his fourth visit to these shores, and each of the three previous tours have been a great success. Any clubs interested in booking Steve's lecture should contact Tony Griffith: 01275 837017 4.8.07


Comedy on the Square presents performers from their long running San Francisco Magic Showcase Magic and More. For the first half of the Fringe juggler and headliner-comic Frisco Fred hosts and presents magic by Fringe veteran Eric Masters, cool juggling by Keith Eveslage with special guests comic/musician Mark Silverman (August 7th-9th) and Burlesque music by San Francisco's Betty Boop Kitten On The Keys (date - TBA). On August 14th they are joined by the regular San Francisco Magic & More host Magician Big Al Catraz and Jay Alexander one of the USA's premier magician/mentalists for double the fun! Video clips and details: 4.8.07


An Unearthly Summer Promotion. The online magic retailer Unearthly Magic have just launched their Summer promotion. During the whole of August they are offering free worldwide delivery on orders over £25. 4.8.07


"Magical showdown for Ellie" Click Here • "The man who taught Houdini" Click Here • "'Mind-blowing' magician only 13" Click Here • "Magician tests smoking ban" Click Here • "Young magician to perform in Commerce City" Click Here • Professor Richard Wiseman reflects on magic Click Here • "Card shark - Life's a bag of tricks for Cleveland State hardballer Smith" Click Here • "Pammy loves Vegas more" Click Here • "Masters of illusion: There are certain things about magicians that draw us to them" Click Here • "David Blaine Uses Magic to Avoid Being Thrown Out" Click Here • That's it for this week, your UK magic news is always welcome, see you next week, Duncan. 4.8.07