Number 1076 - Saturday 6th February 2021


Morgan & West Blackpool Magicians' Club Lecture - open to all magicians - 8pm Tuesday 9th February online. About the lecture: The first half is all about three effects from our show Parlour Tricks in quite some depth, and covers everything from methods to thinking behind why the tricks are done the way they are. Two of the tricks are excellent for solo performers, one of the tricks is used to illustrate how you can take a ‘classic’ and find your own trick in it.

The second half is all about coding and teaches really simple and straight-forward codes for everyone to learn and get playing with right away. Very few people talk openly about coding in mentalism and magic, so we want to show others just how much fun it can be to play with. We also talk in full about our most complicated code tricks. It’s something very different and has always been well received by magicians from Blackpool to Magic Live in Vegas.

The lecture is fully supported by video performances and slide shows so it’s not just two heads on a screen talking at you, we wanted to make it as interesting, as fun, and most importantly as engaging as possible. We’re then happy to do as much Q&A and chat about anything as wanted as well. Tickets £5.00. Limited. Book here:


Wayne & Mike’s Coffee Morning - Episode 1. Wayne and Mike start their Fridays with a chat and a coffee. The first episode is all about stagecraft, with some great tips taken from Wayne Dobson's booklet Fifty Shades of Gold - 50 Stagecraft Tips. Free to watch on Vimeo6.2.21


The E-Club Pro Live Open Event - Last Call! Mark Leveridge's E-Club Pro Live Zoom Lecture Open Event takes place on a computer screen near you this Wednesday, 10th February, starting at 7.30pm GMT. No matter where you are in the world you will have a front row seat from which to enjoy two hours of live performance and full explanation of practical magic suitable for close-up, stand-up and mentalism. Mark's experience as a lecturer will ensure that you will leave with several new and exciting ideas to try out, and all the magic requires is either everyday objects or easily obtainable magic props. And because it's live, you have the chance to ask questions if required. The entry price is just £10.00, but providing you actually attend on the night, afterwards you will be sent a credit voucher worth £10.00 which you can put towards any purchase from Mark Leveridge Magic. Mark's Zoom Lecture is normally only available through magic clubs, but this Open Event is designed to allow anyone to attend, so register now at to set yourself up for a great evening of entertainment and instruction. 9.1.21


Competition and Brand New YouTube Channel! James James and team write: "Busker Gets the Sack!" Well, that's what it seems like. As with everyone in the world buskers face a massive change due to how things are. As a busking magician of over 20 years James James has now gone into video overdrive and is launching a brand new YouTube channel. So far, so what I hear you say. And quite rightly too. However! To support and promote this new channel, James and his team have created a Mega Competition where the prizes are like an Aladdin's Cave. Props that you will use, rare magazines (The Crimp) that will test you, and a smorgasbord of books to have you reading, and learning for many months to come. With more prizes available and being added take a look at the registration page to get on board. There's nothing to buy, so nothing to be sold, and only prizes to be won when it all goes live! Registering now will help you get into pole position to have your choice of prize. Simples! Go to to register. 6.2.21


Hertford magician Lewis Starnes featured on last week's episode of Penn & Teller: Fool Us in the States. Having worked in the advertising industry for 15 years, Lewis tried to fool the Vegas duo with a routine that blended marketing and magic. The second half of season 7 was filmed during Covid, so international acts performed their routine via video link and were interviewed over Zoom. Remarking on this, Lewis said "after a year of slightly mundane work related calls, chatting casually in my kitchen to Alyson Hannigan and Penn & Teller was beyond surreal and a lot of fun". So did he fool them? Find out here! YouTube6.2.21


The MagicWeek Video Archive. A new magic clip or show every week! This week, from France, rope magic from Pierre Edernac in a guest spot on The Paul Daniels Magic Show from 7th January 1989. See The MagicWeek Video Archive. To catch up with more from The MagicWeek Video Archive Click Here. 6.2.21


Magic of Robert Harbin. Paul Temple writes: Magic of Robert Harbin was published in 1970 under a strict limited edition of just 500 copies. Harbin keep a list of names of all those that had a copy of this now much sort after work, but sadly, shortly after his death, the master list of owners disappeared. 50 years later a small group of enthusiasts and dedicated owners are attempting to compile a new list of the whereabouts of as many of the surviving copies as possible. Can you help? If you are the owner of a genuine copy of Magic of Robert Harbin please visit our Facebook group Magic of Robert Harbin Owners Group and send us a joining request. We would love to ensure that your copy is added to our new master list. Paul Temple


John Styles was the consultant and supplier of all the ventriloquist's dolls used in the production of "Billy & Me" starring actor/impressionist John Culshaw, featured last week. See it online from February 18th. Visit for more details and to book. 6.2.21


Magicians Advice Podcast - Mentalist Extraordinaire Joe Diamond. "In this episode Ian Brennan is joined by Joe Diamond. Joe talks about building a show with a mentalism focus and shares tons of information in this episode, including the routines he performs and the thinking behind them. Joe talks about why he has built his show the way it is, how he performs on Zoom, and about starting family performances with Human Blockhead." Podbean6.2.21


The Master Routine Series - Collected Works ebook - Mark Leveridge Magic. The Master Routine Series first began in 1984 and over the next 20 years a total of 12 routines were released. Originally available as separate instruction booklets, all 12 have now been brought together into one ebook, providing a worthy format for some of my best work. All the text has been looked at and rewritten where necessary and every diagram has been completely redrawn by magician artist Jay Fortune, and his excellent illustrations make a helpful and stylish addition to the text explanations. The 12 routines encompass a wide variety of themes for both close-up and stand-up work. Each one has been carefully thought through, broken down into easy to manage stages, and then thoroughly and carefully described and illustrated in order to give you the very best chance of learning the magic. With 125 pages and 292 illustrations it's a great way to learn. For more info and full contents see


Unmasked for kids! - Practical Magic. Unmasked for Kids by Arkadio & Solange now comes in a great new version for kids and family magicians. With this version you will get a double change mask with super heroes plus a double force book that you can also use for many different effects like predictions, revelations... The Magician wears a black face mask. A cartoon book of Superhero images is shown and one selected at random. The Magician simply waves their hands across their face, and the mask instantly and visible changes to match the chosen Superhero.... and then you do it again, with a different selection! See www.practical-magic.com6.2.21


Handle with Carey (instant download) - RSVPMagic. Sold out on DVD and now available for the first time as an instant download. Featuring 11 superb routines from John's working repertoire. Extremely practical for all working conditions, hard hitting, direct and over two hours long! See www.rsvpmagic.com6.2.21


Shop, Earn, Redeem, with Magicseen. Magicseen Publications is delighted to announce the launch of the Magicseen Loyalty Points Scheme. From now on, all customers who have an account set up on the Magicseen website will earn 1 Loyalty Point (worth 5p) for every £1.00 spent. The Points are automatically added to the customer account and can be used, in part or as a whole, at any time to reduce the cost of a future order. The Loyalty Points can be earned on all purchases of books and downloads, as well as on all subscriptions. If you already have an account with Magicseen, you do not have to take any further action, as your Points will be added to your account automatically whenever you place an order from now on. If you are not already a registered customer, sign up for free at to ensure that you can collect your Points on all subsequent orders. Please note that Loyalty Points are not earned for current running subscriptions, but will be added on the next subscription renewal payment. For more information on the Loyalty Points Scheme go to


Masuda's WOW 3 Face-up version - Zane's Magic Shop. "By fully using advanced printing technology from Japan, WOW 3 has improved hi-resolution beyond the previous WOW series. By using a polycarbonate, its surface is more like glass. In pursuit of a stylish design, the bezel on the both sides of WOW 3 is now thinner than ever before. Find out more and watch a video demo at www.zanesmagicshop.com6.2.21


Places by Looch - Astound your audiences with a fresh and unique product, specifically designed for the professional mentalist’s tool kit. Places is a custom-designed utility product which is brand new to the market. From the creative mind of award-winning mind reader and mentalist, Looch, these postcards will enable you to perform demonstrations that are guaranteed to blow minds and confound audiences across the globe.

Comprising a special set of postcards from various well-known destinations around the world, these postcards introduce a brand new marking system to the magic community. Designed to be as clear as possible to the performer, they are psychologically invisible to your audience. In addition to this incredible and original marked set, you will also receive a custom set of forcing postcards that allow you to perform a 3-phase routine that Looch has been using for years to audiences across the UK. The postcards can be configured in a variety of ways unique to each performer. This is a cutting edge utility tool for the modern working mentalist with no expense spared. You will love them! Limited to 250 sets. Find out more:


American Restoration: Rick Works His Magic. World-renowned illusionist David Copperfield calls on Rick and the team to restore two items from his magic museum's collection. (Repeat) Friday 12th February on Blaze. See TV Magic for details. 6.2.21


Deluxe Magic Collection Set 1 by Mark Lee - Merlins. "This is the second great Magic set for any budding magician. Each item has been specially selected by professional magician Mark Lee to enable you to perform amazing magic for family and friends. As well as each effect having written instructions, Mark has also produced a video tutorial. This shows you how to perform each effect, including tips on presentation. Save 30% over RRP. See


James More on Tonight at the London Palladium. Bradley Walsh returns to the famous London Palladium stage one last time as the latest series of the iconic variety show concludes. This week's bill features music from chart-toppers Clean Bandit, jaw-dropping illusion from James More, comedy from James Acaster and The Noise Next Door, plus performances from West End smash hits School of Rock and Les Miserables. (Repeat) Saturday 13th February (1 hour) on Virgin Media One. See TV Magic for details. 6.2.21


Symbolistic - Mr E Enterprises. This has to be the most baffling and easy to do symbol revelation ever! A sign is simply thought of by an audience member and amazingly you correctly duplicate it on your pad with a marker pen! You will baffle both experienced mentalists as well as members of the public with this awesome trick. Carried in your pocket or wallet it can be presented impromptu. Perfect for close-up, television, stage or cabaret - it will have a stunning effect on your audiences. See


Grandpa Magic: 116 Easy Tricks, Amazing Brainteasers, and Simple Stunts to Wow the Grandkids - Allan Kronzek. From a professional magician and New York Times bestselling author, 116 tricks, stunts, and brainteasers that will engage the grandchildren and provide giggles, jaw-dropping awe, and wonderful memories. Guaranteed to make grandparenting even more fun, Grandpa Magic is sure to entertain--and crack up--the grandkids. From the old pull-a-quarter-from-behind-a-kid''s-ear trick and "removing your thumb" to card tricks, stunts for the dinner table, and verbal puzzles that surprise and delight, there's something for everyone. Step-by-step illustrations make them easy to learn. For more info and to order visit


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