Number 1047 - 18th July 2020


The Magic Circle’s Young Magicians Club - now open to young magicians worldwide via Facebook. For the first time, The Magic Circle’s Young Magicians Club is opening up its Facebook group for all young magicians (10 - 18 years old) to create an online community with regular high quality exclusive content to include lectures, trick tutorials, Q&As and giveaways.

Already lined up to appear: Dynamo, Tom Elderfield, Nicholas Lawrence, Andy Nyman, Edward Hilsum, Ollie Mealing, Richard Young and more. Joining the group also offers the opportunity to partake in the monthly online Zoom workshops. To join the Young Magicians Club Facebook Group Click Here.


If you'd like to contribute content, tutorials, giveaways, prizes etc. please contact Harry De Cruz and if you, or your local magic club, know any young magicians then please forward this information on and help the next generation of magicians come through. 18.7.20


Loosley Speaking with Dave Loosley - this week: Tom Elderfield. Join magician Dave Loosley as he chats with some of the world's best magicians. Always laid-back and fun. Available every Friday via your favourite listening platform including Apple Podcasts and Spotify. 18.7.20


Thom Peterson Talking Shtick with Mark James. Thom's hilarious dry humour and inventive original magic have made him a hit in almost every market available to magicians. He recently moved back to the USA and we caught up to talk about his show. Thom is one of my favourite people to hang out with and this chat is super fun. Talking Shtick, every Friday via your favourite listening platform including Podbean. 18.7.20


The MagicWeek Video Archive. A new magic clip or show every week! This week a card trick, 'The Mystery of The Three Daggers', from The Paul Daniels Magic Show, 21st January 1989. See The MagicWeek Video Archive. To catch up with more from The MagicWeek Video Archive Click Here18.7.20


Mark James Zoom lecture - The Sussex Magic Circle, 23rd July. Andy Hart writes: We have another treat coming up in our ongoing series of virtual lectures. On Thursday 23rd July we have the fabulous Mark James with 'Sleight of Hand Magic & Comedy'. His Penguin lectures are much praised and he is well respected in the magic community, with comments like this one from Wayne Dobson: "You are one of the funniest people I've ever met". The lecture will be live and interactive on Zoom and of course free to all SMC members, but if you're not a member we have great news for you too. Non members can book a 'guest seat' for only £10.00. For more information about this lecture and to book as a guest just Click Here. 18.7.20


10 Years of Live Shows. Tony Middleton and Chris Dugdale. Chris writes: We are writing the book we have always wanted to write! To celebrate, every week for 26 weeks, we will publish short audio excerpts between myself and Tony Middleton. They are frank discussions covering a multitude of topics that we really hope will be of interest to the magic community. In addition, you will receive a variety of bonuses throughout the 26 weeks including invaluable vocal training techniques from Tony himself. It is 100% free, no credit card required! Join us now! Join Here, and once you have joined check your email and possibly spam box for login details... Stay safe and see you on the inside! Chris Dugdale, Tony Middleton. 18.7.20


The MagicWeek Video Archive: Wayne Dobson Close-up! During the week I added more videos to The MagicWeek Video Archive. "Wayne Dobson Close-up" was a one-off show made back in 1995 that also included guest magician Tommy Wonder performing some of his classic close-up magic. It would have made a great series. Wayne kindly made this copy for me all those years ago as I was away when it went out. So we should doubly thank Wayne for this one! Here it is: YouTube18.7.20


The MagicWeek Video Archive. 50 Greatest Magic Tricks. This show features the 50 Greatest Magic Tricks "as voted for by Members of The Magic Circle" hosts Adam & Joe boldly announce. There are some glaring omissions and some questionable additions, due no doubt to what was available, what wasn't, and what needed a little 'push', but overall it is an entertaining show: YouTube18.7.20


The MagicWeek Video Archive. Doug Henning Close-up. A compilation of eight close-up magic routines from Doug Henning's TV Specials that I put together last week. First, from Doug Henning's World of Magic 1979, recorded live at the Hilton Las Vegas, the Fred Kaps Dancing and Floating Cork and some reflective coin magic. Then from 1982's Magic on Broadway, a fast-solving Rubik's Cube and Chop Cup routine, and finally, from Doug Henning's World of Magic 1977, finger manipulation exercises, a torn and restored cigarette paper, a haunted deck, a cut and restored handkerchief and a coins across routine. YouTube18.7.20


Slinky Drinky Pro by Gary Dunn - a Practical Magic Exclusive. In 2019 we put out Slinky Drinky, which instantly sold out at Trix in the Stix! Now it's back, improved, and comes with a great fun routine. If you've seen Gary's 'Watch the Water' effect on his 'Keep them Laughing' DVD, you'll know it's a great routine with lots of great bits of business and some strong magic too. Pour water into a mug. Mix it up with two more identical mugs, and get a helper to guess where the water is. Whatever mug they choose, you will empty over your head! The kids can never find the water, and finally when they think they've found it, instead of water - a large colourful Slinky drops out! You must have been using 'spring' water! Our new version, comes with: A redesigned and improved removable gimmick. Two extra mugs. Gary's 'Water Monte' routine as featured on his 'Keep Them Laughing' DVD. A supply of slush powder to get you started straight away! For more info and to order visit 18.7.20


Mark Leveridge's Free-Buys. Week 14. This week you can receive a free link to download one of Mark's most popular stand-up effects, The Ring Competition. This is an audience involving presentation for a three phase ring on rope sequence that is not only fun, but actually makes some sense about repeating the same effect three times (albeit with a different method on each occasion!). You will require a ring (e.g. a 5" chrome one) and a length of rope, and you will receive a PDF download of the detailed illustrated instructions which give the three strong moves used and the all important patter and presentation. To get this free download you simply need to place an order for something else with MLM at some point before midnight on Friday 24th July 2020! For more information and to watch a dem go to 18.7.20


The July Mark Leveridge Podcast. Time to sit back and relax for half an hour in the company of Mark Leveridge as he presents opinion and advice on the following themes: The lockdown aftermath may initially change the tricks that we can do in close up. Morgan and West contend that the strolling magician has to fight for the attention of his audiences. Enjoy the tale of my brush with the law extracted from E-Club Pro’s It Could Only Happen Live. Female magicians have to try that much harder to succeed in magic it seems. The rise of the podcast shows an increase in the popularity of audio information. Your magic fan base changes as you progress through your magic ‘career’. Mark's podcasts are free and are published on the 1st of every month. You can listen online or download the July issue from either, or from where you can also sign up to be a follower and thus receive every new edition as soon as it is published.. 18.7.20


Axel Hecklau's live online Bunny Bill Zoom Workshop. Learn Bunny Bill by Robert Neale in an Axel Hecklau live online workshop. Axel Hecklau writes: Bunny Bill is not a magic trick, but a very original little "smile maker". Take a bank note and fold it to create a rabbit in a hat! What a nice way to make gifts of money. Bunny Bill is not just an origami object; you can animate the rabbit making it pop out of the hat!


Up to 12 participants will learn the procedure step by step, asking any questions along the way. By the end you will not only have folded Bunny Bill once, you will have 5 intermediate steps in front of you on your desk. This will help you after the workshop to recap. In addition to that you will get a video as well. Bunny Bill was published by Robert Neale the first time in 1964. Luckily Robert Neale grave me permission to teach Bunny Bill in a workshop to you - many thanks for that.


Zoom Video Meeting, duration about 1.5 to 2 hours. Max 12 participants. Step by Step explanation, questions possible at any time. Inclusive specially designed practice paper (you will need a printer). My next workshop in the English language will be on Sunday August 16th at 7pm London time, 8pm Berlin time, 11am Los Angeles time, 2pm New York time. For more info and to register visit 18.7.20


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