Number 905 - 28th October 2017


Jim Krenz UK Lecture Tour. Magic Lectures UK write: We are proud to present Jim Krenz with his first UK lecture tour. Spending fifteen years working for Jay and Francis Marshall at Magic Inc and being a regular performer at Schulien’s Restaurant in Chicago his experience has lead him to win the Most Valuable Participant award at the FFFF convention. Jim has studied with Ed Marlo, Jim Ryan, Tony Andruzzi, Don Alan, Eugene Burger, Slydini, Tommy Wonder and Juan Tamariz. “When I was a child I was fascinated with the magical emotion that I felt upon watching magicians. I could not comprehend anything, what I would see was impossible; now I love to feel this emotion. It does not occur very often. Normally, I can see behind the curtain, I see the 'hidden' secrets and the mechanics. But from time to time a magician performs a trick, or several tricks, that seem impossible and the magical emotion returns. This happens to me with Jim Krenz.” Juan Tamariz.
Tour Dates:
• North Western Society of Magicians - 01/11/2017
• Sheffield Circle of Magicians - 02/11/2017
• Bradford Magic Circle - 03/11/2017
• Newcastle Magic Circle - 06/11/2017
• Mid Essex Magical Society - 07/11/2017
• Surrey Society of Magicians - 09/11/2017
• The Magic Circle - 13/11/2017
• Wessex Magical Association - 14/11/2017
• Leamington & Warwick - 15/11/2017
• Home Counties Magical Society - Reading - 16/11/2017
• Isle of Mann - 18/11/2017
• Ipswich Magical Society - 20/11/2017
• British Magical Society - 21/11/2017
• Derby - 22/11/2017
• High Peak Magic Club - 26/11/2017
• Northamptonshire Magicians club - 28/11/2017
• Shropshire Magical Society - 29/11/2017
• Bristol Magical Society - 30/11/2017.


Portsmouth and District Magic Circle Jumbo Day, Sunday 5th November. Lectures from 'Marvelous' Matthew Wright, Jon Allen and Robbie Driscoll (the Bowtie Balloon Guy), plus New and Used Magic Fair and Auction and the 'Southern Magician of the Year' sponsored by PropDog with a £100 Prop Dog gift vouchers 1st prize, and a £50 Prop Dog gift voucher 2nd prize. Evening Gala Show with: 'Marvelous' Matthew Wright, Jon Allen, The Vox Brothers and Jason Steele, hosted by Colin Rumford. All Day tickets from £21.00. 9am - 9pm on Sunday 5th November. Venue: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road, Portsmouth PO2 7BT (Map). Colin Rumford. 28.10.17


#Magink. Badgered by his artist girlfriend into taking part in Inktober (where artists are encouraged to sketch in ink each day throughout October and post online) Jay Fortune decided to join in half-way though the month and do his own version called Magink. For the past week or so Jay has been sketching a portrait of a magician-a-day in pen, and posting online. The last one is coming on October 31st. Having already drawn Eugene Burger, Dai Vernon, Ricky Jay, Houdini, Paul Daniels, David Berglas (who was so impressed with Jay's portrait in brush pen that he has asked for permission to use it in his own projects), today’s magic star is Fred Kaps. Jay hints at the final one in the Magink series for this October being someone "who is the greatest theatrical living magician and appropriate for Halloween." Find out who, and view Jay’s pen portraits, via his Instagram or Facebook page. 28.10.17


Paul Gertner Lecture - Manchester Circle of Magicians. William Booth writes: Paul Gertner from Canada lectures at the Manchester Circle of Magicians on Monday 30th October. Expert Close-Up Magic; so sure to be a great evening. Visitors are welcome with prior approval from the President and a charge of £5.00 on the night. For more information and details visit our website at or email 28.10.17


Paul Gertner Lecture - Ulster Society of Magicians. George Bleeks writes: The Ulster Society of Magicians is delighted to announce that Paul Gertner will be lecturing at our next meeting on 6th November. The lecture will start at 7.15pm for a 7.45pm start. Marble Cedar Lounge, Errigle Inn, Belfast. Admission for non-members is £15. For more details, contact George Bleeks on 07860 115611 or email 28.10.17


DNA: We Know What You're Thinking - Leicester Square Theatre, London. From the promoters: Following their astounding appearances on series 11 of Britain’s Got Talent, mind reading duo DNA will headline an intimate show at London’s Leicester Square Theatre this Halloween. Andrew and Darren, best known as mind reading double act DNA, took the nation by storm when they appeared on the latest series of Britain’s Got Talent with their incredible telepathic ability known as 'The Gift'. Wowing the judges, live audience and viewers at home, the duo went on to reach the finals of the hit TV talent show. Their first audition reached over 8.4 million YouTube views alone. "What you do, honestly, is incredible" Simon Cowell.

Performed completely live, they can ask volunteers to concentrate on the names of celebrities, telephone numbers, credit card numbers, a word in a book, the name of the street they grew up on, a relative’s name… literally anything. With devastating speed and accuracy the pair are then able to reveal what that name, number or word is, every time.

Their unique mind reading performances have now been enjoyed by tens of millions of people around the world. Aptly named 'The Gift', the duo have created a show that will blow minds and prove that the impossible really is possible - but only for them! As the purest form of mind reading you will ever witness, their performance has to be experienced to be believed. Andrew and Darren said: "Having shown a snippet of what we can do on Britain's Got Talent, we can't wait to show our audience so much more. Our audience is the most important part of our show. We want everyone to leave having had a great time. Your thoughts will become theirs in seconds… are you ready? Don’t miss DNA live this October. DNA: We Know What You're Thinking, Leicester Square Theatre, London, Tuesday 31st October 2017. Doors 7pm. Tickets £25 to £85 plus booking fees. All Ages. Tickets: Click Here.


Steve Dimmer's brand new lecture 'Eccen-Tricks' now booking for 2018: Steve Dimmer offers a brand new lecture featuring a whole 2 hours of original effects. This lecture is different, featuring at least 16 close-up and stage tricks of which only one is a playing card trick, and only one involves coins. The majority involve everyday objects transformed into amazing magical tricks. Highlights include: Over A Barrel (a walk-around Russian Roulette routine), Distress Signal (an amazing routine themed around The Titanic, suitable for close-up or stage), A Bump on The Head (a divination themed around phrenology with the magician feeling a spectators skull!), Text Book (an exercise in mentalism which can be done with an audience or by phone, email or even text!). Eccentric, eclectic, enthusiastic and effective, Eccen-tricks is an amazing collection of newly devised routines. For more details and booking enquiries email or visit the MagicWeek Magic Lecturers page. 28.10.17


Unfathomable - "the most baffling demonstration of mindreading you will ever witness". From the producers: This Halloween, 3CourseMagic presents Unfathomable, a telepathy magic show that claims to be "the most baffling demonstration of mindreading you will ever witness". You can decide for yourself by seeing the show this Halloween. The mind-magic in the show has been in development over two years. It made its debut in the summer of 2016 in the company of Debbie McGee. It was introduced by David Berglas and starred the Deans. The producers are now seeking to re-cast a male performer to join Rebecca Herrera (the Anomaly), to keep the act going. The show was created by Martin T Hart, (Piddington’s Secrets) who wants to keep this 1950s style telepathy act very much alive. Stepping into the male role until a replacement is cast, is magician Gary D Hart. If you would like to see the show, free tickets are available. Simply add your name to the guest list at 7.30pm on Tuesday 31st October at The Edward Lear, 471 Holloway Road, Islington, London N7 6LE (Map). 28.10.17


Mark Leveridge lecture, Peterborough Society of Magicians, 21st November. Dean Odell writes: Mark Leveridge will be lecturing at the Peterborough Society of Magicians at 7.30pm on Tuesday, 21st November. Mark is a full time professional magician, dealer and author with a wide performing experience gained over many years as an entertainer. Mark has presented his lectures at nearly every Society in the country and has appeared on the bill at most of the major conventions including the IBM, Blackpool and MacMillan London Conventions. In the magic world Mark is well known as an author, inventor and lecturer on close-up, children's and mental magic. His creations, sold by his mail order company Mark Leveridge Magic, being used by magicians all over the world. All magicians are welcome to attend. Entry is free to members and £10 entry to non members. Peterborough Society of Magicians, The Millfield Community Centre, New England Complex, Lincoln Road, Peterborough PE1 2PE (Map). 28.10.17


The Northern Magic Circle North East Section is holding its November meeting on Wednesday 1st November in Newcastle and you're invited (it's free). The theme is 'Street Magic', featuring a workshop from 'Dorian' (Daniel Johnson). The venue is The Three Mile Inn, Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne (upstairs function room). Meet at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. For details or questions, contact Gordon Wardle: Rob Temple. 28.10.17


Mel Harvey's Halloween Ghost Walk in Stratford upon Avon, tonight, Saturday 28th October, and Halloween, Tuesday 31st October. Mel Harvey in his guise as Blake Barrington, ghost guide, will be taking parties of locals and visitors around the haunted houses of Stratford upon Avon. This is a very special Halloween walk which will include Mel's award-winning Parlour Magic Show at the final haunted venue. Tickets are only £10 for adults and £5 for children from Mel on 07860 485578. Raising funds for The Shakespeare Hospice. (Photo courtesy of The Stratford Observer). 28.10.17


The MagicWeek Video Archive. This week, Paul Daniels, from November 1989, on ITV's 'Six O'Clock Live' - see The MagicWeek Video Archive. To catch up with past weeks and the occasional 'bonus' video Click Here. 28.10.17


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Trentham Guest House, Blackpool - TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016. The Trentham Guest House is a small family run business and enjoys a central location on Albert Road, just a two minute walk from the Blackpool Magicians Convention at the Winter Gardens. Facilities: CD player, TV, DVD player, Freeview, Hairdryer, Iron, Ironing board, Wi-Fi. Visit for more information and to book. 28.10.17


Bon Appetease: Food! Burlesque & Magic - Glasgow. Friday, November 3rd. 6.30pm - 10pm. Three courses + glass of Prosecco + table magic and Burlesque during the breaks. £29 per person. Available from: Venue: Arta, 62 Albion Street, Glasgow G1 1PA (Map). 28.10.17


Enterteasement: Comedy Magic Burlesque - Glasgow. Saturday, November 11th, 8pm - 10.30pm. Three 'As Seen on TV' comedians, Two International Burlesque acts and an award-winning magician. This Month's magician is 'The Guru' - the alter ego of The Great Aziz. Tickets £14 via Venue: Admiral Bar, 72 Waterloo Street, Glasgow G2 7DA (Map). 28.10.17


The Modern Mystic League President's Day 'Black Holes and White Rabbits'. Sunday, 5th November, 2pm - 5pm. From the organisers: As President Ian Brown has an interest in Astronomy with Bradford Astronomy Society, he has invited Professor John Brown, Astronomer Royal for Scotland, to present his talk entitled 'Black Holes and White Rabbits'. Professor Brown, OBE, FRSE, Emeritus Professor of Physics at Glasgow University is also a Magician. He demonstrates principles of physics by combining it with magic tricks... in his own words: "All I would say is that there are few if any others in the world who use magic to illustrate and help explain some of the most amazing phenomena in the cosmos - one of the things that got me an OBE nomination." Venue: Modern Mystic League, St Silas Parish Centre, Preston New Road, Blackburn BB2 6PS (Map). 28.10.17


Risky Rabbit Magic and Comedy Club - 1st November, Brighton. From the organisers: The New Material night was a huge success and proved very popular with many spectators being turned away at the door as the venue had reached capacity. A big thanks to the great acts that made the night possible: Dave Croucher, Lynn Thomas, Wayne Lawrence, Mike Jupp, Rooster Robertson and Steve Lobley. The whole evening was hosted and compèred by Mind Reader David Terrence. The next evening will be on the 1st of November. Magicians are welcome to attend but will need to contribute to the night by performing a slot. Please email to be considered. Follow us on social media for future event news: The venue is the Upper Lounge at the Caroline of Brunswick, Brighton. 28.10.17


Creeped Out is a new series of spellbinding, enchanting and intriguing tales. Each episode is a different story set in a different place and time, with different characters exploring their way through the unexplained. This CBBC / DHX Media co-production starts screening on Tuesday, 31st October, at 7pm, for Halloween. The first episode entitled 'Slapstick' concerns a young girl's encounter with a peculiar puppet character called 'Mr. Black teeth'. John Styles was asked to provide an appropriate puppet theatre and his son Robert created the vocal characterisation and animation for 'Blackteeth'. 28.10.17


Bexley Magic Society Close-up Competition. Roy Marsh writes: Bexley Magic Society held their annual Close-up competition recently. As usual it was a hotly contested event with seven entrants. The competition started with an act by PJ the Clown. The other competitors in order of appearance were Steve Bacon, club President Bernard Pinnock, John Derris, Andy Richardson, Kevin Goodwin and eventual winner Jason Deverell (picture here receiving the trophy from Bernard Pinnock). Congratulations Jason and commiserations to the other contestants. Thanks for providing us with an entertaining evening. 28.10.17


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