Number 901 - 30th September 2017


The Magic Circle Dealers' Day - London, 21st October. The Magic Circle are pleased to announce a brand new venue for the 2017 Dealers' Day. The event will be hosted at The Crypt on the Green, in Clerkenwell on 21st October from 10am-5pm. This year will feature over 25 magic dealers along with many new features, including a dealers' showcase stage and a social space and cafe. Dealers will also be offering 'hot deals', a new and experimental idea to offer a limited duration mega-deal or discount. The full list of what these deals are, and at what time they will be available, will be listed on The Magic Circle website in the run up to the event. Dealers' Day is free to members of The Magic Circle and the Junior Magic Circle, and just £5 for non-members. The Crypt on the Green, St James Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell Close, London EC1R 0EA (Map). 30.9.17


Noel Qualter Lecture - South London Magic Society, 3rd October. Simon Rosselli writes: Noel is a professional magician and magic consultant, advising on shows such as 'Help My Supply Teacher is Magic', 'Now You See It' and 'Killer Magic'. In his almost 15 years as a professional magician he's performed several stints at The Magic Castle in Hollywood, appeared at the Harry Potter wrap party, and at a private show for the Saudi Royal family. He's was awarded The Magic Circle Close-up Competition Originality prize in 2014 and 2015 and placed second in The Magic Circle Close-up Magician of the Year 2015. He has released several products to the magic community including Alarmed and iDeck. In this lecture he will share his inventive, quirky, close-up magic. From classic magic plots to wildly original premises there is something for all fans of close-up magic. £10 for non-members which can go towards becoming a member. Tuesday 3rd October. Doors open at 7pm, lecture 8pm-10pm, at Clock House Methodist Church Hall, Clock House Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 4JP (Map). 30.9.17


Chris Cross - centre stage at 1pm today! Newcastle's Favourite Magician Chris Cross will be returning to the street in Newcastle City Centre where he learnt his trade. Chris Cross was a regular performer on Newcastle's Northumberland Street with his comedy magic, freakshow/contortion and escapology act for almost 10 years and has since travelled the world. ''Not everyone can afford the theatre and I believe that entertainment should be accessible to everyone... So I'm inviting everyone and anyone to turn up a 1pm on Northumberland Street to watch my big free show in the middle of the street! I will be performing some magic tricks as well as an attempt to escape from a straitjacket - most likely outside McDonald's!" This free performance is ahead of ''The Greatest Show on the Tyne'' which Chris will be hosting at the Tyne Theatre & Opera House on 6th October, see 30.9.17


Magic at the Angles (Cambridgeshire) tonight! Saturday 30th September. Multi-award magician Richard Griffin introduces International comedy magician Mark James, The Magic Circle Young Magician of the Year winners 2015 'Destiny' and the Unusualist, Robbie K. Show times are 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets from only £10.00, available via The Angles Theatre, Alexandra Road, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire PE13 1HQ (Map). 30.9.17


London Theatres by Michael Coveney (Author) and Peter Dazeley (Photographer). London is the undisputed theatre capital of the world. From world-famous musicals to West End shows, from cutting-edge plays to Shakespeare in its original staging, from outdoor performance to intimate fringe theatre, the range and quality are unsurpassed. Leading theatre critic Michael Coveney invites you on a tour of forty-five theatres that make the London stage what it is. With stories of the architecture, the people and the productions which have defined each one, alongside sumptuous photographs by Peter Dazeley of the public areas, auditorium and backstage, this illustrated overview of London's Theatres is a book like no other. A must for fans of the stage! To order via Click Here (MagicWeek receives a small commission on sales via 30.9.17


John Carey York Society of Magicians Lecture. John Carey lectures for the York Society of Magicians on Wednesday 11th October at 8pm. Visiting magicians welcome (door charge £5 on the night, no booking required). Venue: Red Lion Hotel, Boroughbridge Road, Upper Poppleton, York YO26 6PR (Map). 30.9.17


The Gadget Show, Friday 6th October. "The Gadget Team help magician Tom London improve his YouTube videos. Ortis is in Malta to test a millionaire's dream underwater toy. And, Jon evaluates Dyson's addition to the robotic vacuum sector." See TV Magic for details. 30.9.17


Ferràn Rizo lecture - Bradford Magic Circle. Steve Gore writes: On Friday 6th October, the Bradford Magic Circle are hosting a rather special lecture from Ferràn Rizo and his wife Nataly from Spain. They are both teachers at the Ana Tamariz School of Magic in Madrid. Non-members welcome. Door charge £7. For more details visit 30.9.17


York Society of Magicians Table Top Magic Sale, Friday 20th October. Mal Sanderson writes: This is your chance to have a clear out and make room for those magic Christmas presents, as it will soon be upon us. Come along and sell those unwanted props/trick or find a bargain. Refreshments supplied at a very small charge. Setting up from 6pm, selling from 7pm. Tables cost £8 (pre-booked) or £10 on the night. Buyers and viewers all welcome, free of charge. Closing date for booking tables is Friday 13th October 2017. Tables can be booked by contacting Mal Sanderson on 01904 762662 or 07866 053451 or by email Friday 20th October. Venue: The Recreation Hall, The Village, Wigginton, York YO32 2LL (Map). 30.9.17


Essential Classics, BBC Radio Three. Rob Cowan presents the best in classical music, including potential companion pieces for Mozart's joyous motet for soprano and orchestra, Exsultate, jubilate. Featured guest Derren Brown then reveals the cultural influences that have shaped him. See TV Magic for details. 30.9.17


Steve Gore lectures for the Nottingham Guild of Magicians on Thursday 19th October. Featuring close-up, stage, stand-up, and mentalism too, there really is something for everyone. All Steve's effects are also easy to master, allowing you to focus on the presentation. His previous lecture received excellent reviews at The Magic Castle, the IBM British Ring Convention, the British Magical Society and at over twenty magic societies. This new lecture includes lots of his original effects including 'The GPS Deck', 'The Amnesia Deck', 'The Casino Con' and 'Visions from Vegas'. "Steve showed us some bewildering effects based on his own ideas; everything from a trick with a rubber band to some powerful card work which was strong in performance but easy to do. His nice laid-back style made the lecture very enjoyable. Steve takes time to make sure everyone fully understands the routines and how to do them." Clive Moore, President of the IBM British Ring. Visiting magicians welcome, see for more info. 30.9.17


The MagicWeek Video Archive. This week, a compilation of Automatons that have featured on the Antiques Roadshow over the years, shown in 1996 but dating back much further. See The MagicWeek Video Archive. To catch up with past weeks and the occasional 'bonus' video Click Here. 30.9.17


The Complete Final Series and A-Z of Dynamo [DVD]. From the makers: The King of magic returns for the fourth and final series of the multi award winning Dynamo: Magician Impossible. In four brand new episodes we follow magician Dynamo as he travels to France, India and the USA, amazing everyone he meets with his unique brand of jaw dropping magic. Featuring appearances from Coldplay, Sam Smith, One Direction and Bollywood star Irrfan Khan, Dynamo takes us on a magical adventure which will astound even the biggest cynics! Plus, 'The Exclusive A-Z of Dynamo' Dynamo is one of the World’s Greatest magicians… he’s entertained everyone from Los Angeles to Mumbai with his extraordinary TV series Dynamo: Magician Impossible, performing over 16 hours of magic across 4 record breaking series. To celebrate this we’ve put together the A-Z of Dynamo - an exclusive, encyclopedic look at his magic, his persona and of course the reaction to his impossible magic from his many, many fans across the globe. To order via Click Here (MagicWeek receives a small commission on sales via 30.9.17


Aberdeen Magical Society's 'Northern Sleights'. Aberdeen Magical Society held its first stage show 'Northern Sleights' in over 10 years on the 14th of September, raising funds for Fishermoss School. A fantastic night was had by all, as seven performers dazzled the audience with a variety of magical styles. Performers on the night included compere Jeff Burns of Fifth Dimension; Paul Rae of Mystery Magic; creator of hit torn and restored thread effect Aberdeen Thread, James Dickson; escapologist Dave Goulding; Carl Howse aka The Great Hootini; stand-up magician Eoin Smith; and president of the society, Garry Seagraves. All front of house and backstage crew was also provided by the society. A short video documenting the night can be seen on YouTube. For more information about Aberdeen Magical Society, please visit or Eoin Smith. 30.9.17


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