Number 1125 - Saturday 15th January 2022


Franz Harary Q&A announced for Blackpool 2022! Franz Harary continually redefines the art of magic through his work as a performer and visionary illusion designer. He has the distinction of being the first world-class magician to perform illusions entirely of his own design, winning international acclaim and multiple awards for his astounding achievements in magic:


Joining Franz Harary from the 17th-20th February: Andrew Basso, Paul Zenon, Chris Cox, Jean Luc Bertrand’s 'Magicbox' Show, The Christian Farla Show, The Showgirls of Magic, Florian Sainvet, Topas, Paul Zerdin, Lynette Chappelle, Ehrlich Ocampo, Daniel Rosenfeldt, Barney Addison, Nikola Arkane, Graeme Shaw, Stuart McDowell, Mark Calabrese, Oliver Graham, Henri White, Paul Stone, Rune Carlsen, Simon Lipkin, Noel Qualter, Matt Pritchard, Jon Marshall, Michael Diamond, Matt Edwards, Laura London, John Lenahan, Marc Oberon, Matricks Illusion Show, Brando, Craig Petty, Jasper Cherry, Liam Moorhouse, Ruben Fernandez, Michel Huot, Nikolas Mavresis, George Quinn, Graham Lee, Rodney James Piper, Jaana Felicitas Scandariato, Nick Einhorn & Craig Squires, Magic Sam's 'Beat the Wand' and Wayne Dobson! 15.1.22


Andi Gladwin just fooled Penn & Teller! YouTube. 15.1.22


The MagicWeek Video Archive. A new magic clip or show every week! This week, Dynamo's Estate of Mind (part 1) "F*** me, this kid is good!" Chris Martin, Coldplay. From 11th May 2006. See The MagicWeek Video Archive. To catch up with more from The MagicWeek Video Archive Click Here. 15.1.22


84th IBM British Ring Convention announced for Eastbourne, September 1st-4th 2022. "Having not had a physical convention since 2019 we are now taking Registrations for our 2022 convention in Eastbourne. We will release more details when we have them, but this promises to be a convention to remember." To download a Registration Form visit: 15.1.22


The Session - revised dates: 8th-10th July 2022. From the organisers: The Session is the best close-up magic convention in the UK. Full stop. It was started thirteen years ago, in Gloucestershire, back when it was just a bunch of friends trying to make the sort of convention they wanted to go to. One that wasn’t too big. One that actively encouraged sessioning. One where the performers actually wanted to hang with the attendees. For full details visit: 15.1.22


James Anthony 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. "Magic World, Print by Magic, performing, reviewing and more" YouTube. 15.1.22


How Penn & Teller helped create Magic Goes Wrong. "As hit show Magic Goes Wrong continues in the West End, and heads around the UK on a tour too, top magicians Penn & Teller reveal how they found themselves working with the team behind The Play That Goes Wrong, and how they came to cast their spell on audiences..." 15.1.22


Birmingham's Magic Car Boot Sale returns on Sunday 6th February 2022, with loads of stalls and thousands of bargains. The venue as ever is The Austin Sports and Social Club, Tessall Lane, Birmingham B31 2SF. Ten minutes from Junction 4 on the M5. Ample free parking. Admission is £5 and it opens at 10.30am. Hot food and drinks available. If you are interested in a stall just a few are still available, contact Alec Powell on 07831 115 448 or email to book. 15.1.22


Modern Magic: Jake Banfield. Prepare to believe in magic...! Downstairs in the sumptuous screening room at the Charlotte Street Hotel, an audience will have their minds read, have their senses manipulated and experience some of the most astonishing feats of modern magic. Sit down and relax as Jake takes you on a journey of dapper deception, sophisticated sleight of hand and mischievous mind games. Friday 28th January. Tickets: £35-£45. Venue: The Charlotte Street Hotel, 15-17 Charlotte Street, London W1T 1RJ. 15.1.22


Northamptonshire Magicians Club Free Table Top Magic Sale. David Miller writes: From 8pm on Tuesday 18th January, at Brafield WMC, 35 Bedford Road, Brafield on the Green, Northampton NN7 1BD. Time to sell your unwanted magic props books and effects, or pick up a bargain. This is free of charge for buyers and sellers, as long as you pre-register via 15.1.22


The January MLM Select New Releases. Each month two routines from the E-Club Pro archives are released as stand alone effects which are available for general purchase for a limited period. Here are the new products for January: 1 - The All Purpose Force. With this product you receive instructions for an entertaining packet trick which has built-in humour and which is fooling as well! But the main benefit you receive is the detailed directions for a special card force that can be adapted to all manner of different packet effects. It is straightforward to do and appears to be extremely fair in the way it is handled, yet you are always in control of the outcome. 2 - The Professional Magician's Signed Card To Wallet. This is a totally commercial method for achieving the classic signed card to wallet. There is no palming, no re-set, and the wallet can be out in view from the very start of the trick. You receive full instructions for how to prepare a full size leather wallet and when done, the wallet will have no external gimmicking, which means it can be handled totally naturally and even given to a spectator to hold. Both of the above routines can be downloaded for just £7.00 each. Go to 15.1.22


Meet Bob Possible with the 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." 15.1.22


Magicseen New Year Book Offer. We want to help you get the new year off to a great start, and so we would like to make you a special offer. Place an order for any of our currently available printed publications Kranzilla Unleashed (Nathan Kranzo), Life's A Beach Vols 1 and 2 (Gary Jones), Mel Mellers' Magical Mentalism Tour, A Lifetime In Magic Vols 1 and 2 (Devin Knight), and 50 Secrets To Successful Magic and on the 1st February we will draw a name from amongst those who placed an order and that winning person will have the full price of the book(s) refunded. This means the only cost incurred would be the p&p, the book(s) would be completely free! So, to get your name in the hat to receive your complimentary books, simply place your order before midnight (GMT) on the 31st January 2022 and you could be the one we'll be contacting with the full book cost refund! Please note - this offer applies only to printed books and not to book downloads. 15.1.22


Cat & Mouse - Mr E Enterprises: Just remade and better than ever in table hopping pro size cards! You show picture cards which depict six houses in a row and a cartoon picture of a mouse. Your spectator’s task is to locate which house conceals the cheese so that your friendly mouse Freddie can have his supper. They have a perfectly free choice and the picture of Freddie is placed on the house freely chosen. All the other houses are shown to contain pictures of aggressive looking cats and amazingly your spectator has placed Freddie on the only house that, when it is turned face upwards, shows a picture of delicious-looking cheese!

In an alternative presentation all the houses contain a cheese while your spectator has placed Freddie on the only house with a vicious looking cat, and in this event there is an amusing climax to this engaging effect! Great appeal for both children and adult audiences. Perfect for table-hopping and small parties. Resets in a moment. Easy to do! Comes complete with laminated picture cards and instructions.


Hamleys at Christmas (a nice look back Hamleys over the years, with magic: • Dirty Tricks Trailer YouTube • "‘More secure than a Nevada prison’: Will county OK tiger show?" Click Here • "Ben Hart on magical mission to bring back a sense of wonder" Click Here • "From Laughter to Total Astonishment: A Preview of Derek Hughes at Zanies" Click Here • "Making Magic: The Majinx Virtually Impossible Show" Click Here • "[Q&A] Confetti Eddie on his career and solo show." Click Here • That's it for this week, your UK magic news is always welcomed. See next week, Duncan. 15.1.22