Number 906 - 4th November 2017


The Evasons at 'The Event'. From the organisers: The Event (the mentalism day at The Session) is now just two months away, and The Evasons have been announced as guests of honour! "Best mind-reading double act in the whole world" Derren Brown. Like all of our performers, this will be The Evasons' only performance in the UK during this trip. They'll join Luke Jermay, Michael Weber, Max Maven, Luca Volpe, Macro Fida, Quentin Reynolds, Anthony Owen and more. Tickets always sell out, register now: 4.11.17


Many congratulations to Ryan Jackson, winner of both the Close-up and Stage competitions at the recent Magic Circle Young Magicians' Club J Day, held on Sunday 22nd October. This is the first time that both titles have been won together! Ryan was also awarded 'Member of the Year' by the club. Ryan is 16 years old, lives in the village of Stock, attends Mayflower High School and is also a member of The Mid Essex Magic Society. (Photo: The Magic Circle's President, Scott Penrose, making the presentation). 4.11.17


The Magicians Advice Podcast. Mental Underground's Ken Dyne talks with Phil Taylor and Ian Brennan, and covers: How to market yourself, social media, how to get 'flight time' under your belt, how to work out and hit monthly income targets, and how to increase your value, and ultimately, your price. 4.11.17


Tom Elderfield 'Making the Magic' - The Order of The Magi, Manchester. Geoffrey Newton PRO writes: Making the Magic, a lecture by Tom Elderfield is scheduled for The Order of The Magi in Manchester on Tuesday 14th November. We are advised that he has quickly grown as one of the first of a generation of magicians using Instagram to show off their new creative work. From doing this he has gained a reputation for creating highly visual and crazy gimmicks with everyday objects. He makes real life camera tricks out of nearly anything! This has also resulted in multiple viral videos. Already Tom has created tricks for some of the biggest TV magicians, travelled the globe showing his magic and had multiple successful releases all while still in his teenage years. The lecture will teach you effects as seen on his Instagram and performed on TV, as well as some never seen before material. You will learn how to create gimmicks and his theory and method on creating magic with everyday items. All this presented with his fun enthusiasm towards magic. This is a truly unique lecture which you will not want to miss. Door charge for non-members. "The Level of Magic produced by someone so young is mind-blowing and inspirational" Dynamo. 4.11.17


Magic and Mayhem: Exchange Bar, Leicester. From the organisers: Come join us for a night of amazing stunts, mind reading, stand-up comedy and magic that isn't sh*t! 'The Detective' Ben Cardall (Sherlockian) will reveal your inner thoughts and the contents of your pocket and 'The Comedian' Phil Knoxville is the stand-up magician with the twisted skills to pay the bills and a fully fledged licence to rock. With support from the amazing Twisted Tristan and special guest Liam Jones! 30th November at 8pm at The Exchange, 50 Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1RD (Map). Free Entry! See Facebook for more info. 4.11.17


The MagicWeek Video Archive. This week,  Brett Daniels (and a somewhat over-enthusiastic post production sound department) 'sawing a woman in half' on The World's Greatest Magic III from 2000: The MagicWeek Video Archive. To catch up with past weeks and the occasional 'bonus' video Click Here. 4.11.17


Risky Rabbit Magic and Comedy Club, Brighton. From the organisers: We had another fun and successful night at the Risky Rabbit Magic and Comedy Club in Brighton on November 1st. A warm and friendly audience where treated to the latest routines from David Terrence, Lyn Thomas, Kevin Goodwin, Ant McEwan, Tim Woodbridge and Steve Lobley. The next night will be on Wednesday 6th December. If you'd like a 5-15 minute performance slot then please email 4.11.17


Manchester Circle Jumbo Auction. From the organisers: Magical Bargains Galore on Monday 6th November at Salford Masonic Hall, 41 The Crescent, Salford, Manchester M5 4PE (Map). Organised by Manchester Circle of Magicians. Free for members, £3.00 door charge for non-members. Doors open at 5.30pm and viewing commences at 6pm. Auction commences at 6.30 pm. Star Auctioneers are Quentin Reynolds and Derek Lever. Hundreds of items being sold many without reserve, such as DVDs, books, close-up, kids tricks, mentalism, etc. 4.11.17


Daniel Chard lectures at the Northamptonshire Magicians Club on November 7th. Mark Paul MMC, Secretary, The Northamptonshire Magicians Club, writes: Daniel Chard lectures at the Northamptonshire Magicians Club at 8pm on November 7th. A lecture not to be missed. Visiting magicians welcome. £10 door charge. Northamptonshire Magicians' Club, Brafield on the Green Working Men’s Club, 35 Bedford Road, Brafield on the Green, Northampton NN7 1BD (Map). 4.11.17


The Real Secrets of Magic by Jack Delvin MIMC. Now available as a Kindle edition. "Knowledge from over 70 years experience as a professional. How to do over 100 fantastic magic tricks. Over 230 pages of magical gold. An ideal present for anyone who is interested in magic, or treat yourself – you won’t regret it. A whole life’s work for only £9.99" To order from Amazon Click Here. 4.11.17


Steve Gore lecture, Scottish Conjurors Association. From the organisers: Steve Gore makes his Scottish debut as he presents his brand new lecture for the Scottish Conjurors Association on Wednesday 8th November. His lectures have received excellent reviews following presentations at the Magic Castle, the IBM British Ring Convention, the British Magical Society and at over twenty magic societies. His new lecture includes lots of his original effects including 'The GPS Deck', 'The Amnesia Deck', 'The Casino Con', and 'Visions from Vegas'. He also lectures on other non-released effects which can be made up yourself. It’s not all close up too, there are effects for stage, stand up and mentalism, so there really is something for everyone. All his effects are also easy to master, allowing you to focus on the presentation. "Straight away from the off, 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. 4.11.17


Martin Cox's One Man Show 'Five' is back for two nights in November. From the promoter: Multi award-winning magician Martin Cox, a Member of The Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star, presents a unique and intimate show full of fun, laughter and magic. His expert close-up and cabaret magic has been enjoyed all over the UK, as well as in the USA at the famous Magic Castle in Hollywood. Thursday 9th November at The New Inn High Street, Roydon CM19 5EE (Map) doors 7.30pm, show 8pm, tickets £10 via or call 01279 659562 and Saturday 11th November at The Marquis of Lorne, High Street, Stevenage SG1 3DB (Map) doors 7.30pm, show 8pm, tickets £10 via Show Trailer YouTube. 4.11.17


Magicseen Issue 77 November 2017. From the publishers: The very latest copy of the UK's only independent magic magazine is now available and on the cover are Young & Strange who seem to spend quite a bit of time playing down their considerable successes! They are joined from the other side of the globe by Australian Tim Ellis who manages to make the term hyperactive sound perfectly normal. Geraint Clark explains three great ways to get gigs, top US kids worker Christopher T. Magician dispenses more wisdom in the second part of Ask Christopher, and Mel Mellers reveals the secret to great comedy. With the sad demise of Eugene Burger we offer personal recollections of the great man from three close friends who provide interesting insights into what made him special. The Masterclass has effects to learn from Michael Kaminskas and Liam Montier, the Review Section features the comments and opinions on the latest releases from our team of reviewers, and there's an interesting article on the steps that Andi Gladwin of Vanishing Inc is taking to try and stem the tide of magical piracy, especially that emanating from Asia. All this plus more is yours to enjoy via a 1 or 2 year printed copy or download sub, or as part of a pay-as-you-go printed copy sub, or simply as a single printed or download copy purchase. For more info and to order go to 4.11.17


Tony Griffith is now taking bookings for his commercial magic lecture. "Last Tuesday Leeds Magic Circle hosted a lecture from Master Magician Tony Griffith. Great attendance and interest from LMC members and a fascinating and informative lecture from Tony. Over the course of the evening Tony shared effects, stories and ideas from his life in Magic providing a fun entertaining journey through his magical creations. A thoroughly enjoyable lecture and there was literally something for everyone. If you haven’t had Tony at your club yet we can highly recommend him." Ian Jones, secretary, Leeds Magic Circle. For more information and to book visit or email or call 01275 835463. 4.11.17


America's Most Badass: "Neil Armstrong, Teddy Roosevelt, John Dillinger and Harry Houdini all lived life on the edge and they all have one thing in common they're badass Americans." America's Most Badass, Sunday 5th November on Discovery History, see TV Magic. 4.11.17


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