Number 1014 - 30th November 2019


First look at Dynamo in new Sky original 'Beyond Belief'. From the producers: Beyond Belief is a striking three-part special that blends gripping documentary with explosive magic as Dynamo takes viewers on a journey across the globe as he performs close-up miracles and heart-stopping magic. This first look image offer a glimpse into the incredible feats of magic attempted by Dynamo in his first ever show for Sky One.


After five years away from TV due to a career-threatening illness, award-winning magician Dynamo returns to screens next year with a new, jaw-dropping three part special, Project 7 (working title), for Sky One and NOW TV that promises to change the face of magic on television. The Sky original will take viewers on a journey across the globe to watch Dynamo perform close-up miracles, impossible predictions and unbelievable feats of magic that will have a lasting effect both on him and the people he interacts with. The ambitious, visually stunning special co-produced by Phil McIntyre Television, Inner Circle Films and Motion Content Group will air on Sky One and streaming service NOW TV in the UK and Ireland in 2020. 30.11.19


Mark Elsdon's only 2019 Lecture. Manchester City Centre on Sunday 8th December at 7pm. A brand new lecture featuring "a ton of brand new close-up and stand-up material. Powerful and memorable magic and mentalism that is designed to end up in your repertoire, not in your junk drawer." Book online via 30.11.19


Jamie Allan's iMagician - US dates. From the event organiser: The Steve Jobs of Magic! Make this holiday magical! Direct from London’s West End! Featured on Penn & Teller’s Fool Us, iMagician is Britain’s No. 1 prime time television illusionist. A stunning show with world class high-tech illusions, dazzling laser levitations, death-defying water chamber escapes and awe-inspiring magic, Jamie Allan’s iMagician is coming to town! Tickets for the first 9 performances are now on sale, see for more info and to book. December 26th-30th. Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Bagby Street, Houston, Texas, USA. 30.11.19


The MagicWeek Video Archive. A new magic clip or show every week! This week Uri Geller on 'The Late Late Show' from 6th May 1996. See The MagicWeek Video Archive. To catch up with more from The MagicWeek Video Archive Click Here. 30.11.19


American Restoration. World-renowned illusionist David Copperfield calls on Rick and the team to restore two items from his magic museum's collection. Tuesday 10th December on Blaze. See TV Magic for details. 30.11.19


The Illusioneer Presents Guy Hollingworth, this Thursday, 5th December. From the organisers: 'The Illusioneer Presents' is a series of shows that brings together some of London's most talented magicians for a full evening of sophisticated entertainment in an elegant setting. This month's show features guest performer, Guy Hollingworth. Guy is regarded by his peers as one of magic's greatest talents. He performs at exclusive events worldwide and has made numerous television appearances including NBC's The World's Greatest Magic III, Illusoes with Luis de Matos in Portugal, The Five Greatest Magicians in the World in Japan, Britain's Worst Cheats, Heroes of Magic, and the BBC's History of Magic in England. One of Guy's best know magical creations was listed as one of the 50 greatest magic tricks of all time. Thursday, 5th December at 8pm. Tickets £20 via Venue: Belair House, Gallery Road, Dulwich, London SE21 7AB (Map). 'The Illusioneer Presents' is hosted at Belair House, a Grade II listed Georgian manor. It aims to recapture the excitement created by high society of the 1920s and 30s. Before the show, guests will have the opportunity to explore the manor, to indulge at the bar and to unwind in a glamorous setting. 30.11.19


Alan Rorrison lecture, Edinburgh Magic Circle, Monday 2nd December. Gary James writes: He is one of the world's leading consultants for televised magic and stage productions. He also has a reputation for creating strong, hard-hitting, real world magic, specialising in using technology in his effects and amazing card work. We have convinced him to reveal some of the secrets and reputation makers from his personal routines. It's no surprise that we are thrilled to welcome Alan Rorrison to The EMC. Monday 2nd December at 8pm. Visitors welcome £10 on the door. Monday 2nd December 8pm Visitors welcome £10 on the door. The Mercat Bar, 28 West Maitland Street, Edinburgh EH12 5DX (Map). 30.11.19


Merlins of Wakefield Black Friday Sale - now on! Click Here for details. With thousands of items reduced, there are some great bargains to be had. We also have some unbelievable items at up to 50% off retail, which ends midnight Tuesday 3rd December. All items are on a first come basis, and once gone will not be available at these prices again! Click Here for the special 'unbelievable' sale items! Contact Tel: 01924 339933. 30.11.19


Vinny Sagoo lecture, Wolverhampton Circle of Magicians. Sue Oakley writes: On Wednesday 4th December, the Wolverhampton Circle of Magicians are hosting a lecture from Vinny Sagoo. The 'Sky's the Limit' lecture elegantly weaves magic and mentalism together. Vinny has created a number of unique effects such as Word Up, Mystify and The Experiment. His lecture comprises of five effects suitable for stage, parlour and close-up, ensuring that there is something for everyone. So if you like easy, simple and powerful magic without knuckle-busting moves or sleights, then hold on to your seat, because the Sky’s the Limit! Visiting magicians welcome for a fee of £5. Wolverhampton Circle of Magicians, The ECC Sports & Social Club, Showell Road, Wolverhampton, WV10 9LE (Map). Lecture starts at 8pm, contact 30.11.19


A New Release from Mark Leveridge Magic. From the publishers: One of the excuses that magicians trot out for not buying books is that they haven't got the time or patience to read them! So, if this applies to you, may I ask you to consider another way to access all the good stuff contained in the written word, and that is via an Audio Book. Simply download an mp3 audio file and listen and learn at your leisure, whether that be in the bath, on the beach or in the car on the way to work. Listening to the reading of a book is a great way to effortlessly absorb the nuggets of useful information without having to exhaust yourself with all that page turning. On the 1st December I will be releasing my latest Audio Book entitled 'A Simple Guide To Creativity', which reveals in a totally understandable way how you can innovate and improve your magic repertoire. There's no complicated theory, just a clear explanation of the creative process backed up by many examples which will help you to unlock your own creative side. For more information and to order please go to 30.11.19


Richard Jones Magic Set. From the makers: Perform amazing magic tricks with the Richard Jones Magic Set complete with 75 tricks for you to master using the easy step by step instruction booklet. Inspired and created by the British Magician and Soldier Richard Jones, known for winning the tenth series of Britain’s Got Talent 2016. Each box will be signed by Richard along with his motto 'Always Believe in the Impossible'. For more info and to order Click Here. 30.11.19


Magicseen's Black Friday Weekend. Magicseen write: Magicseen is pleased to announce its Black Friday/Saturday/Sunday and Monday offer. With the recent release of Gary Jones second volume of his commercial close-up routines, we thought it would be a good opportunity to encourage you to consider owning volume 1 as well, as this is also chock-full of brilliantly constructed magic. So, we would like to offer you both volumes for just £35.00 + P&P, thus saving you £15.00. Talking of two volume publications, we also have A Lifetime In Magic by American mentalist and psychic Devin Knight. His two books are full of staggering effects that you can use to create a real reputation for yourself, and his methods are as practical as they are devious! Buy both books this weekend for just £45.00 + P&P, again saving a healthy £15.00. To get more information and to order at the reduced prices, please go to and place your order before midnight on Monday 2nd December. 30.11.19


Mark Elsdon releases 'Limelight - The Real Secrets'. From the publishers: Designed for business speakers and trainers, this new book was written for a single purpose: to explain how you can teach a group of business people to improve their communication skills using Mark's best-selling 'Limelight' trick as a model. Whether you already do any kind of corporate speaking or training, or would like to, you will find this incredible new resource to be truly invaluable. For more info and to buy: 30.11.19


Surrey Society of Magicians Stage Competition 2019. Adam Mosley writes: On Thursday, the 28th of November the Surrey Society of Magicians held their annual stage competition. There was a packed auditorium with a mixture of magicians and laypeople watching the seven acts on stage. A great night was had by all with a very high standard throughout. We would like to thank the audience members, Geoff Pescud the compère, Paul Dickson for time keeping, the two lay judges, and our magical judge Ben Williams for their hard task in finding the top three acts. In third place was Graham Lee, second was Colin Peters and a first time win for Dave Andrews (pictured) a great evening all round. The Bernard Weller comedy award was won by Graham Lee. Another fantastic competition night. 30.11.19


Tom Brace on Talking Tricks. Kane & Abel write: Tom Brace joins us to discuss embarking on a 30-day UK headline tour, finding the perfect blend of magic show to be fun for all the family but not 'too kiddy', and getting his start in magic with a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. We also talk close-up magic gigs in London, disastrous opening nights, the best and worst way to hand out flyers and how to fail your Magic Circle entrance exam. Also, after the conversation takes a turn towards football, we reveal our starting eleven football teams made up of magicians. Listen via Podbean or iTunes. 30.11.19


Alex Lodge is 'The Magician on The Train to Christmas Town'. This magical train ride takes young and old alike from Okehampton to 'Christmas Town' and along the way there is entertainment with a live cast of singers and dancers, hot chocolate, cookies and magic! For more information and to book tickets visit 30.11.19


Anca & Lucca on 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us' and what they didn't show you on TV! YouTube • "Derren Brown’s 'Secret': Review" Click Here • "Video: Derren Brown Reads Seth Meyers' Mind!" Click Here • "Who is Ben Hanlin? Meet the magician joining Dancing On Ice 2020" Click Here • "Casting a Siegfried and Roy Biopic" Click Here • "He was playing cards, speaking te reo with nan, then woke up inspired for magic" Click Here • "David Hirata Weaves Magic And History In A Play About A Japanese Magician" Click Here • "‘A Quick 5’ with Darren “Dizzy” Partridge, performer ‘The Illusionists – Magic of the Holidays’" Click Here • "Magician invents ventriloquy doll that can talk to vocal cord vibration" Click Here • "Eminent Illusionists" Click Here • "Council fines woman $187 for hiring a magician at her son's fifth birthday party in a local park - because she needed public liability insurance" Click Here • "Revealing Secrets of Magic, Leadership and Life" Click Here • "He’s a Young Black Magician. People Ask: ‘Are You the New Houdini?’" Click Here • "Courier Country magician teaches us a trick. Can you work out how he did it?" Click Here • As ever your UK magic news is welcomed. See you next week, Duncan. 30.11.19