Number 936 - 2nd June 2018


Will the BGT wildcard swing it for magic? Mandy, Maddox and Marc were all just pipped at the post during the week of semi-finals, with all three doing exceptionally well coming in third place in their respective semi-final shows. BGT have announced that there will be a wildcard entry, so there is still a chance that a magic act will make it into the final on Sunday. Best of luck to them all. DT. 2.6.18


Magic at the Barn - 15 Years of Magic. A unique show featuring award-winning magic, incredible illusions, secret wonders, mind-blowing impossibilities, comedy and entertainment from the past 15 years of the 'Magic at the Barn' shows. Set within the enchanting atmosphere of a 17th century barn theatre and presented by the show's creator Oliver Tabor. Witness: a levitating girl, drawn pictures that come to life, impossible mind-reading, appearing butterflies and much more, including guest performances from Christian Lee and the Card Ninja. Guaranteed entertainment for all the family! 4 amazing shows over 2 days, Saturday 7th July at 3pm & 7.30pm and Sunday 8th July at 12pm & 3pm. Tickets: £10 child, £15 adult, £40 family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) via Box office: 01702 543242. Red Brick Barn, Sutton Hall, Shopland Road, Rochford, Essex SS4 1LH (Map). 2.6.18


Magical Bones: Black Magic, 13th June & 2nd July, London. From the promoters: Star of the spectacular West End Magic Show Impossible and ground breaking 4K TV series Around the World in 80 Tricks (Sky, Insight), Magical Bones returns to the Southbank with his brand-new magic show, simply called Black Magic. This show goes far and beyond the normal expectations of a traditional magic show and culminates in a spectacular finale that truly questions the limits of what is humanly possible. Expect to be taken on an awe-inspiring journey that just so happens to include the coolest breakdance moves, back flipping card tricks and of course jaw dropping street magic! Following his recent TV performance at the 2018 BAFTAs TV awards (BBC1), where he closed the ceremony, this will be the first chance this year for the public to witness his new show Black Magic live at the Underbelly Festival.

The show has been written and produced by Magical Bones himself: "I’m really excited about debuting this new show. The term ‘Black Magic’ usually is associated with negative connotations, however, this show is about challenging those ideas and pays tribute to an incredible black magician from the 1800’s, Henry ‘box’ Brown - a 19th century Virginia slave who escaped to freedom at the age of 33 by arranging to have himself mailed in a wooden crate in 1849 to abolitionists in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania!" Tickets: also see YouTube and follow @magicalbones on Instagram.


The MagicWeek Video Archive. This week, 'Extra Sensory Deception' from Paul Daniels from The Paul Daniels Magic Show. 3rd January 1987. See The MagicWeek Video Archive. To catch up with past weeks and the occasional 'bonus' video Click Here. 2.6.18


Phillip Northfield 'Mind Reader', Saturday 16th June, The Blue Boar, Ludlow. From the organisers: Philip Northfield is proud to bring his one-man show Mind Reader to the Ludlow Fringe on 16th June, at The Sitting Room, Blue Boar. Phil's previous shows have seen him predict human behaviour, reveal PIN codes, and influence seemingly impossible choices. Mind Reader is the latest show from the Shropshire based entertainer, showing first at the Ludlow Fringe in 2018, before playing at various venues across the county. Watch as a fictional story comes to life. He puts his money where his mouth is in a battle of wits and attempts to redefine how predictable we all truly are in a finale that will leave you scratching your head for weeks. For a unique fringe show experience, unlike anything else you'll see this year, come see Philip Northfield Mind Reader at the Ludlow Fringe on June 16th at 8pm at The Sitting Rooms, The Blue Boar, 52 Mill Street, Ludlow SY8 1BB (Map)., Tickets: 2.6.18


Fritz Alkemade Lecture Liverpool Magic Circle, Thursday 7th June. Alan Singleton writes: "A brilliant magician" - that's what Magicseen called Fritz with a Z Alkemade. His new DVD Double Dutch was praised in Genii magazine ("new material that continues to impress") and Vanish magazine ("jam-packed with really great material"). He has had tricks published in all the major magic magazines and has performed at the Magic Castle in Hollywood and The Magic Circle in London. Besides being one of the busiest working magicians in the Netherlands, Fritz co-produces monthly magic show, 'The Amsterdam Magic Show'. See YouTube and YouTube. All are welcome. £10.00 on the door for non-members. Free for LMC Members. Thursday 7th June at 8pm at Liverpool Magic Circle, Longmoor Social Club, Longmoor Lane, Liverpool L9 9EN (Map). 2.6.18


New from Mark Leveridge Magic. Mark Leveridge is pleased to announce the release of a strong strolling magic routine called Imagination. Originally only available to members of E-Club Pro, this effect has also proved to be a highlight in Mark's E-Club Pro Live lecture, and now for the first time it is being made generally available as a Premier E-Routine download. The trick is a version of the Invisible Deck, but without any physical deck ever being brought into play. A spectator is handed an invisible pack from which a card is eventually selected and dropped into a single pay envelope which is left in view. Moments later, a real version of the chosen card is genuinely slid from the same envelope! The card can even be removed from the envelope by the spectator. The method is extremely practical, has no re-set, can be worked surrounded and is used regularly by Mark in his own commercial close up work. Imagination is supplied as a set of downloadable written instructions which contain a link to a further online video performance and explanation. No gimmicks are required and there is very little to carry around when working. For more information and to watch an online dem, go to 2.6.18


Travis Perkins Assembly 26th Ferrybridge Day of Magic, Sunday 1st July. From the organisers: Travis Perkins is pleased to announce the date for the 26th Ferrybridge Day of Magic, Sunday 1st July. With Lecturettes and the Showette, Dealers and Traders, the day looks like it will be another promising event - put the date in your diary now. More news as we approach the day! Venue is The Community Centre, The Square, Ferrybridge, West Yorkshire WF11 8PQ (Map). Doors open at 9.45am and the day closes at 5pm. For more information please visit our Facebook page: Ferrybridge Day of Magic, contact the Travis Perkins Assembly on 01904 709500 or email Michael Shepherd or Danny Hunt 2.6.18


Magic History Gathering at The Magic Circle, London, next Saturday. There will be two presentations about the female magicians Talma and Suzi Wandas, two about the card performers Edward G.Brown and Cliff Green. There are also talks on the Pinchbecks, Servais Le Roy and the mysterious life of Jardine Ellis. There will be a sale of collectable books. Tickets cost £40 and can be purchased from The Magic Circle's website: The price includes a substantial buffet lunch, morning coffee and afternoon tea. The event is open to non-members of The Magic Circle. Venue: The Magic Circle Headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map). 2.6.18


Aaron Calvert: Awaken. Following sell-out shows in 2016 and 2017, and fresh from filming a highly anticipated show for Channel 4, Aaron Calvert is heading out on tour to read your minds and showcase his extraordinary hypnotic abilities. Aaron unlocks the potential of the human mind, demonstrating inexplicable hypnotic feats, live on stage. Trained as a doctor, Aaron combines his medical background with his mastery of suggestion and showmanship to push the boundaries of what people can, and will do - making this show a truly unforgettable experience.
"A talented showman that will leave you baffled" ★★★★★ Daily Mail
"Moments that made me gasp I can't stop thinking about" ★★★★ Broadway Baby

"The master of psychology in a jaw-dropping spectacle" ★★★★★ The Upcoming

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American Chopper: Steve Wyrick and Icee Bikes. "It's time for some magic when an illusionist wants a bike, but Jr pulls a disappearing act. Plus, a new painter shows off and the effects are dazzling." Thursday 7th June on DMAX (repeat), see TV Magic. 2.6.18


Luke Murray: Mindreader, Canal Café Theatre, London. Luke Murray returns to the Canal Café Theatre with his third magic show, Mindreader. Following the success of Luke Murray: Mentalist, and Luke Murray: Mystifier, where Luke demonstrated his incredible ability to read minds and influence thoughts, he will come crashing back into Little Venice with his incredible talents. In his new show, Luke will perplex, entertain, mystify and provoke all over again. Be prepared for two audience members to be connected to each other in the most incredible way. Luke will also demonstrate how to detect a liar, how to read a spectator's thoughts, and how to play a game of 50/50 and win every time. Snap up your ticket now for £10 and spend an evening drinking, laughing and dropping your jaw! 60 minutes, 12+. Saturday 23rd June at 7.30pm. See 2.6.18


"Shin Lim: Magician Blows Minds With Unbelievable Close-Up Magic - America's Got Talent 2018" YouTube • "Man suing David Copperfield deceived jury, lawyers say" Click Here • "Magician David Copperfield found not liable for Briton's injuries" Click Here • "Magician Marc Spelmann names Christine Lampard's first crush in amazing trick after narrowly missing out on Britain's Got Talent final" Click Here • "Britain's Got Talent magician Mandy Muden reveals her ideal man after being single for ten years" Click Here • "Magician Keith Barry to visit Corville NS, Roscrea to open ‘wellness garden’" Click Here • "Magician slices through fruit and veg using just playing cards" Click Here • "Derren Brown says he is 'besotted' with Cork" Click Here • "Master of mind control Derren Brown is coming to town" Click Here • That's about it for this week, your UK magic news is always welcomed, see you next week, Duncan. 2.6.18