Number 892 - 29th July 2017


Vegas Magic Theatre is coming to the Hippodrome Casino right in the heart of London’s West End direct from the Gold Coast Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, for one night only, on Monday 18th September: Featuring incredible magicians from the Live Entertainment Capital of the World who will make you laugh and fool you badly! Starring Las Vegas Headliners Nick Lewin, with his razor sharp wit and baffling magic making his first appearance in UK for many years, and sensational sleight of hand artist Armando Lucero just back from performing live on stage at the Sydney Opera House.

Also on the bill John Archer, the first man to ‘fool’ Penn & Teller on their highly rated TV Show. Hilariously funny and larger than life, John is also an international award-winning magician. And making a very rare appearance in London, legendary juggler Kris Kremo. A consummate professional, Kris is a world class entertainer whose unrivalled credits include performing for 11 years at the Stardust Hotel & Casino on the famous Las Vegas Strip! Completing this stellar line-up is the superb acrobatic artistry of Nathalie Enterline, one of the world’s top speciality acts. Her career has taken her from Las Vegas to Monte Carlo and the London Palladium.

And there’s still more! Ukelele Kings of Cool, Dead Mans Uke will be warming up the audience in their own inimitable style! It all adds up to an amazing not to be missed evening of spectacular Variety entertainment. Limited VIP seating includes a pre-show Close-Up Magic experience. Produced & Directed by Paul Stone, Vegas Magic Theatre is an exclusive presentation for The Hippodrome Casino. Book now on 020 769 8888… Before all the tickets disappear!


Entertainers' Business & Marketing Conference - 24th September 2017, London. From the organisers: After the success of the first EBMC last year, we've put together a lineup of some of the UK's most successful entertainers to share their individual strategies for building their businesses and making a living from entertaining people. At the conference, Luke Jermay will be revealing for the first time how he makes his living from selling tickets to people who want to come and see his shows. More details on the other presenters and their special presentations will follow in the coming weeks.


If you are a magician, mentalist, juggler, clown at any level and want to grow your business, then this one-day intensive conference will not only inspire you, but give you the practical tools to get more of the gigs you want by using the exact strategies other pro entertainers are enjoying great success with. Whether you want to go part time, full time, do more gigs every week, or do fewer gigs for higher fees, you are going to leave the day with actionable steps of exactly what you should be doing right now. More information and tickets are available at 29.7.17


Pete Firman - The Customs House, South Shields. From the producers: The UK’s leading comedian/magician heads to South Tyneside with his critically acclaimed live show. Recently seen on ITV1’s ‘The Next Great Magician’, BBC1’s Let’s Sing & Dance for Comic Relief and star of BBC1’s ‘The Magicians’. Expect Pete’s trademark blend of crowd-pleasing comedy and jaw-dropping magic. He has guested on countless TV shows, including BBC2’s ‘The Sarah Millican Television Programme’, BBC1’s ’ The John Bishop Show’, and BBC1’s ‘Celebrity Mastermind’. “The new poster-boy for British comedy magic” The Telegraph. “The man from Middlesbrough sets the pace for comedy-meets-magic in the 21st century” The Times. The Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields NE33 1ES (Map) 8.30pm, Tuesday 4th August 29.7.17


The MagicWeek Video Archive. This week, from 1998, The Pendragons in an appearance on 'The World's Most Dangerous Magic' with their take on the classic 'Hindu Basket' illusion. See The MagicWeek Video Archive. To catch up with past weeks and the occasional 'bonus' video Click Here. 29.7.17


Secret Cellar Season Two - London. Summer/Autumn 2017. Secret Cellar, London’s hidden theatre of Close-up Magic, returns to Vaulty Towers with a new line up of award-winning magicians and TV stars. With 5 star user reviews and a string of sell-out shows, London's hidden theatre of magic is fast becoming the capital’s underground hotspot for real magical talent. Witness incredible feats of illusion closer than ever before... Performances last 1 hour. Strictly limited to 33 seats. Please note due to the nature of the cellar there is no wheelchair access. See What's On. Secret Cellar, Vaulty Towers, 34 Lower Marsh, London SE1 7RG (Map) 29.7.17


Morgan & West: More Magic for Kids! Edinburgh Fringe Underbelly Cow Barn, 2nd-27th August. Celebrating their 10th anniversary as a duo of deception, time travelling magicians Morgan & West return with their brand new show ‘More Magic For Kids!’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year. Despite their squabbles about the idea of creating a show for children, Mr West has finally resigned himself to the idea that he now does shows for children, although he’s really not best pleased about it. Mr. Morgan, as ever, is thrilled that people are willing and indeed eager to watch him and his magic tricks.

Join in the fun as Mr. West wants to prove that he’s better than Mr. Morgan, and indeed silly children. No doubt his comeuppance will come as More Magic For Kids! prepares to unload another boxful of bewilderment and impossibility. What could possibly happen next? More Magic For Kids! sees our favourite magic duo set out to provide entertainment that is delightful for anyone of almost any age (5+), from any time period, and any level of maturity. The result is a marvellous show that is loved by both adults and children alike and will keep you entertained from beginning to end – the perfect family day out!

Morgan & West have performed their outstanding magic shows across the globe to sell-out crowds during 2 UK tours, at the Edinburgh Fringe, Perth Fringe World, Adelaide Fringe where they were nominated for ‘Best Family Show’, and Buxton Fringe where they were awarded ‘Best Comedy Show’. ★★★★ "Superbly crafted" The Stage. Tickets: Click Here. Recommended for children 5+ and families.


Colin Dymond - The Magic of Puppets 2.0 at the Cotswold Magical Society. Peter Kidd  writes: Our very own Colin Dymond brings his brand new lecture to the Cotswold Magical Society on Wednesday 2nd August. As well as being our immediate past-present, Colin, a member of The Magic Circle and the International Ventriloquist Society, is a respected author and lecturer on both subjects, both at home and abroad. In The Magic of Puppets 2.0, he builds on the work from his DVD, 'The Magic of Puppets' (still available from Practical Magic) to explain how you can add magic to your puppet/ventriloquist act or how you can add puppets to your magic act. Colin has been invited to present this lecture at the Vent Haven ConVENTion in the USA next year, so for those of us who won't be able to get to that convention, this is a fantastic opportunity to see the lecture before anyone else. It's sure to be popular with magicians, children's entertainers and ventriloquists alike, so we are very grateful to Colin for allowing us a sneak preview! Wednesday 2nd August at 7.30pm. The Cotswold Magical Society, Thee Hucclecote Community Centre, Hucclecote Road, Gloucester GL3 3RT (Map). Visiting magicians welcome. 29.7.17


The Geordie Book of Magic. Chris Cross the magician has pulled a rabbit out of the hat by writing and releasing a marvellous new Geordie Magic book! 'The Geordie Book of Magic' teaches a dozen North East themed magic tricks, with a foreword by Debbie McGee and illustrations from Viz artist Davey Jones! Chris is heading off on a Magical Mystery Tour (book signing!).

26th July: Metro Radio Alan Robson's Night Owls Show Interview & Book Giveaway with Steffen Peddie @ After 10pm Tune in!
29th July: handpicked (intu Metrocentre) @ 11am - 3pm
3rd August: The Word (South Shields) @ 11am - 3pm
4th August: WHSmith (Northumberland Street) @ 11am - 3pm
7th August: Chris Cross: Tricky Geordie Cheekster at The Edinburgh FringeShow & Signing (The Hive, Edinburgh Festival Fringe / Heroes of Fringe)
12th August: WHSmith (intu Metrocentre) @ 11am - 4pm
22nd August: The Back Page Shop (intu Metrocentre) @ 11am - 3pm
24th August: Tyne Idols A History of Mystery in Newcastle! Bus Tour Show & Signing @ 7-10pm
2nd September: handpicked (intu Metrocentre) @ 11am - 3pm
4th November: WHSmith (intu Metrocentre) @ 10am - 4pm)
2nd December: The City Library (Newcastle upon Tyne) Book Festival Talk, Show & Signing @ 1 - 2pm
3rd December: For the Love of Sci-Fi 2017 / For the Love of Sci-Fi (B.E.C Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom) @ 9am - 5pm
The Book is available at the above stores or online via:


Banbury Magic Club - now recruiting! David Gardner writes: We are looking for new members to join our club. If you are interested please go to our website where you will find all our details. We are very friendly and new members will be most welcome. 29.7.17


Unlock your inner psychic potential with Anovos Superior Quality ESP Test Cards! "This deck is based on the cards used by Dr. Peter Venkman to conduct experiments for extrasensory perception. These cards are simple, easy-to-use tools for discovering and refining your psychic abilities. Anovos is proud to offer the 'Ghostbusters™ ESP Test Cards'. This deck features details inspired by and duplicated from Classic Ghostbusters screen-used production props." 29.7.17


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