Number 1115 - Saturday 6th November 2021


Blackpool Magic Convention Trailer 2022: YouTube. Thursday 17th February to Sunday 20th February 2022. Booking now open: 6.11.21


Magicseen Issue 101 November 2021. From the publishers: The very latest edition of the UK's longest running independent magic magazine is now ready. Cover star Kat Hudson talks about BGT, husband Alan and plenty more in our in-depth feature article, and we also cuddle up with Chris Cross and partner Claire-Elizabeth in a behind-the-scenes peek at their showbiz lifestyle. International performer Wolfgang Riebe extolls the virtues of good money management when you have a magic income, and if you have ever thought about writing a magic book, then take on board the excellent advice from experienced author Ian Keable. The Masterclass teaches a silk effect from Tony Griffith and a Magick routine from Brian Johnson, our review team take a close look at the good, the bad and the indifferent from amongst the latest slew of magic product releases, and we learn about an interesting Canadian documentary film project involving Shawn Farquhar and other notable magic names that delves into the secret meaning behind court cards. All this plus plenty more content is crammed between the silky Magicseen covers just waiting for your attention. So go to right now to order your copy. 6.11.21


The Blackpool Magic Convention Family Entertainer of the Year Competition. The Blackpool Magic Convention team are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2022 Family Entertainer of the Year Competition: Tom Brace (London), Yvan Garmy (Ireland), Jamie Jambo (Midlands), Jamie Maidment (North), Krazy Kev (South West), Allin Kempthorne (Scotland). See the live final at the world famous Opera House Theatre on Friday 18th February 2022 during the convention: 6.11.21


The Illusioneer Presents - with special guest Guy Hollingworth. From the organisers: This is our Showcase Event, all profits including performers fees going to our special charity Breathe and supported by Dulwich College.

Bringing together some of London's most talented magicians for a full evening of sophisticated entertainment in an elegant setting. The Illusioneer Presents is a mix of close-up magic, casino magic, parlour magic and magical games presented by our eclectic team of talented performers in the magnificent surroundings of Dulwich College Old Library.


We are delighted to see Guy Hollingworth returning to us as our special guest this month. Guy is regarded by his peers as one of magic's greatest talents and together with the Illusioneer team, we have a full evening of stunning entertainment for you!

Before the show, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a drink at the bar which will remain open throughout the evening. The evening starts with an hour long presentation of parlour magic and feats of illusion performed by individual members of the Illusioneer team and guest performers. Continuing the evening you can stroll around, drink in hand, pausing at different performance booths to enjoy the entertainment on show.

Dulwich College Old Library, Dulwich Common, London SE21 7LD on Thursday November 18th. Doors Open at 7pm for drinks. Parlour style show at 7.30pm. 8.30pm Booths open for Close Up, Street Games, Prestidigitation & Puzzlements. 9.30pm Drinks and Close. 10pm Carriages. Tickets from


Manchester Circle of Magicians New Venue. Darren Mac writes: Manchester Circle of Magicians have moved to a new venue, The Micker Brook, in Cheadle Hulme. The first live lecture for over 18 months is from the King of Gimmicks Steve Rowe. The lecture starts at 7.45pm and guests can attend for £10. Or for £15 people can join MCM until the end of 2022. With star lectures, several auctions, and many other club nights, along with a PDF of our magazine The Magic Times, this is a great way to enjoy a fantastic year of magic for one low membership price! Join us on any club night or visit to find out more. 6.11.21


The MagicWeek Video Archive. A new magic clip or show every week! This week card magic from Tom Mullica in a guest spot on John Fisher's The Best of Magic from 12th September 1990. See The MagicWeek Video Archive. To catch up with more from The MagicWeek Video Archive Click Here. 6.11..21


Matt Johnson on Craig Petty's Magic TV: 'Talk Magic'. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at 9pm, Craig Petty sits down and chats with a well known magician; a creator, a performer, or someone who has had a positive impact on the Magic Community. "Matt Johnson talks about moving from close-up to escapology, AGT, BGT, and more." YouTube. 6.11..21


Magic Stars Live, Carnegie Thetford, Norfolk, 19th November. From the promoter: . Magic Stars Live is a brand new live magic show starring Brendan Rodrigues, Richard Jones, Joel M and James Samuel. Brendan Rodrigues will stun, amaze and leave your guests talking with his unique sleight of hand. Lance Corporal Richard Jones is the only magician to ever win Britain’s Got Talent. Joel M is the face of modern magic and star of his own TV shows Life is Magic (BBC) and Ultimate Magic Skills (Sky). James Samuel at the age of only 19 reached the grand finals of Britain's Got Talent with his Boy Band of Magicians and more recently took his magic online and in less than a year built up an audience of 2 million followers. Magic Stars Live, Carnegie Thetford, Norfolk on Friday, 19th November. See for more info and to book. 6.11.21


David Copperfield's History of Magic - reviews and interviews.

"A magician’s secret, revealed at last"

"Illusionist David Copperfield discusses new book and reflects on magic, family and the future" CBS Mornings - YouTube.

"David Copperfield Reveals the ‘History of Magic’ — but Keeps Plenty of Secrets"
"David Copperfield on the Past, Present, and Future of Magic." [podcast]
"David Copperfield's new book opens a window into the world of magic"


David Copperfield's History of Magic in stock at 6.11.21


Zane's Magic Shop. Zane's Magic Shop write: We're adding new and second-hand magic trick books to the site each week, so it's worth regularly checking what's available (as they are usually one-offs!). The latest book added is, 'For Your Entertainment Pleasure' by Daryl, written by Stephen Minch. Zane has recently added some old photo's of him with celebrities, including Siegfried (of Siegfried & Roy fame) backstage at the Mirage, and Paul Daniels backstage on the QE2 cruise liner, which Zane and his wife Angela were performing on at the time in the 90's. Click on 'About Zane' and 'Gallery' on the to have a look. More photos are to be added soon. Best wishes, Zane. 6.11.21


Pete Firman's Bag of Tricks - Hanger Farm, Southampton, this evening. Pete Firman is one of the UK’s most popular magicians and he’s back on the road! You’ve seen him on television, now experience his trademark blend of laugh-out-loud comedy and jaw-dropping magic live on stage. As seen on ITV1’s Tonight at the London Palladium and The Next Great Magician, BBC1’s The Magicians, The John Bishop Show and The Sarah Millican Television Programme. See 6.11.21


E-Club Pro Select - New For November. MLM write: Each month two new video downloads are extracted from the E-Club Pro vaults and made available on general sale for a limited period. Here are the items for November:


1. Pro Ring On Glasses. A finger ring is borrowed and placed under a handkerchief where it is held by a second spectator. Bringing out a spectacles case, the performer removes a set of his glasses from inside and lets the spectator who lent the ring examine it. The glasses are dropped back inside the case which is held by the first spectator. Pulling the handkerchief away from the second spectator’s grasp, the ring instantly disappears. The first spectator opens the case he is holding and slides out the glasses inside to reveal that his ring is linked on the glasses arm. This is Mark's version of the great David Acer trick.


2. Ropey Rope. This video features the presentation and detailed explanation of a really entertaining extended routine based on the classic Cut And Restored Rope. Designed for children aged 4-7, this plays for 6-7 minutes and is full of funny moments and audience involvement. All you will need is some rope, a change bag, a silk, some comedy magic wands (optional) and a pair of scissors and you’ll be good to go! You’ll be adding this to your kids’ show sooner than you think. Both effects cost just £7.00 each. At any one time there are 10 E-Club Pro Select effects available, with two being changed every month. For more info and to see all the routines currently in the range go to 6.11.21


Brian Lord, stalwart supporter of the Leicester Magic Circle, is 90 today (Saturday) and has been a member of the Leicester Magic Circle for 65 years. He is now looking forward to the Leicester Circle's Centenary in two years time. Happy Birthday Brian! 6.11.21


Magicians Advice Podcast. Hosted by Phil Taylor and Ian Brennan. "For magicians looking to improve the quality of their performance and to get a deeper understanding of this art we call magic." Phil and Ian talk scripting, approaching tables, practice and more: 6.11.21


David Blaine: Beyond Magic. Following his critically acclaimed ratings smash David Blaine: Real or Magic, Blaine returns with his most revealing performance yet, which has been two years in the making. Blaine pulls the lid off his signature brand of street magic, sparking reactions that will leave audiences in awe and defy all expectations. Magic meets documentary in the one-hour special, as Blaine blows the minds of some of the most recognisable celebrities in the world, including David Beckham, Johnny Depp, Drake, Steph Curry, Dave Chappelle, John Travolta, Patrick Stewart, Emma Stone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, among others. Repeat. Wednesday 17th November on Sky Max. See TV Magic for details. 6.11.21


"Derren Brown on why we should remember the acts of kindness" Click Here • "The true stories of the warring Victorian magicians who inspired ‘The Prestige’" Click Here • 'Magic & Mayhem!' is reviewed by Steve Majes this week, Click Here • "Criss Angel, 53, and his wife Shaunyl Benson, 29, welcome daughter Illusia Angelina" Click Here • "For Harry Houdini, Séances and Spiritualism Were Just an Illusion" Click Here • "The trailblazing Australian women who showed magic was not just for men" Click Here • "Lighthouse Immersive Announces World Premiere Of Magic Immersive" Click Here • "Rankin reveals theatre’s backstage magicians: ‘Audiences would be shocked!’" Click Here • "Meeting Britain’s most famous magician" Click Here • Your UK magic news is always welcome, see you next week, Duncan. 6.11.21