Number 1130 - Saturday 19th February 2022


Evolution of Magic: The Glitch. Blackpool, 8th April - 28th October 2022. Join master of manipulation Craig Christian, and thought-provoking feats of the impossible from Elizabeth, as together they delve into a world of unknown. In 2019 Elizabeth appeared on Britain’s Got Talent reaching the semi-finals, shocking audiences and judges along the way! Evolution of Magic returns for an electrifying show that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality. Book now! Evolution of Magic 2022 trailer: YouTube. 19.2.22


"It's a bit like watching fireworks on the television" Kermode and Mayo on magic, magic on television, magicians and Simon's recollections of his time on The Best of Magic. Kermode and Mayo's Film Review - a good listen as always, and some keen magic observations too (from the top of the show). DT. 19.2.22


The March 2022 Magicseen. The first edition of volume 18 of the UK's longest running independent magic magazine is out and features big names including cover star Michael Finney, Graham Jolley and Andy Reay, all of whom use comedy in different ways in their acts. We look at the 7 Deadly Sins of Magic Lecturing, have a terrific article on the history of the classic kid show prop Dippy Duck, and also consider exactly what it means for all of us to be 'the magician'! We welcome Liam Montier for the first time to our Masterclass pages, Christopher T Magician offers some excellent advice on how to make children's magic have more impact, and in the Dealer's Booth we feature long established supplier Discount Magic. Add to this, In The Phonebox, loads of product reviews, an article celebrating Mark Raffles 100th birthday, plus more, and you can appreciate that there is much in the latest issue to interest and entertain our readers. You can get your copy now as part of a 6 month, 1 or 2 year printed copy, or download sub, or as a single issue purchase from 19.2.22


Beau Kramer 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. "Beau Kramer, the man behind Murphy's Magic's social media accounts speaks out!" YouTube. 19.2.22


Merlins of Wakefield Open Day and 10% Special - today! Merlins of Wakefield write: We are not at the Blackpool Convention this weekend, but hope it goes well and everyone has a great time. We will catch up next year. We're having an Open Day today from 10am to 4pm with loads of special offers and deals in store, so call in and see the super deals on tricks, books and magazines! We also have our ‘Lucky Bags’ back for a short time (see photo!). You'll get £75 worth of magic for the amazing price of just £25 post free (UK) so get yours now: Also, we are having a special one-off discount for the weekend of 10% off all items online! Just use the code DISC10 when you check out. Only available till midnight on Sunday 20th February 2022. 19.2.22


"‘The Liam Gallagher of magic’: Crawley’s own magician reveals his secrets to a career in magic. Ben Taylor, also known as The Magic Mod sat down with us to talk about his career and how Crawley has played its part in shaping his magic." Watch the full interview with Ellis Peters in 19.2.22


Jay Gatling's Are You Watching Closely? Closer Still... Join Jay Gatling for an evening of sleight of hand, mysterious skills, and mind bending trickery as he demonstrates that nothing is impossible, just a bit unlikely. Taking place within the walls of a medieval tower owned by a Jester, this wizard of Conwy invites you to indulge your imagination and take a journey into the wonderful world of "what if?".


"What a terrific magician" Jimmy Cricket. "A superb night's entertainment" Dave Paveley, North Wales Honda. Friday 22nd April. The show starts at 8pm and doors open 7.30pm at The Jester's Tower, Conwy, North Wales LL32 8AY. Tickets are £10.00 from 19.2.22


The MagicWeek Video Archive. A new magic clip or show every week! This week, magic and illusion act Richard & Lara Jarmain on ITV's 3-2-1 hosted by Ted Rogers. See The MagicWeek Video Archive. To catch up with more from The MagicWeek Video Archive Click Here. 19.2.22


"It was just like the old days!" Phil Jay and Chris Dugdale write that they recently headlined a huge corporate event at the Ritz Carlton in Maui, Hawaii, entertaining 250 guests on the beach. "It was just like the old days" wrote both Phil and Chris, "so pleased to see groups back together again, gigging in paradise!" Both Phil and Chris wrote that out of the thousands of appearances they have made over the years, this one was in the most beautiful setting of all! As they had been restricted from travelling due to Covid, they decided to spend a week together with their families, on the island, before performing at the Ritz Carlton event. 19.2.22


Nixon Magic - Now advertising on MagicWeek. Nixon Magic write: Nixon Magic is a new creator of exclusive close-up magic tricks for professionals, hobbyists, and beginners. You can’t buy these tricks from any other dealer.

Chris Nixon has been around magic for twenty years and has learned from the best – Pat Page, Ali Bongo, Anthony Owen, Jerry Sadowitz, Stephen Mulhern. He says "I’ve decided to use all my knowledge and experience to create new highly visual close-up tricks with personality that will make you stand out. I understand what it's like being a working magician. There’s a shortage of eye-catching quick reset props that are fool-proof, angle-proof, and get a brilliant reaction, giving you the reputation that you want as a close-up magician."


"I am designing baffling effects which you can learn quickly and have confidence in to enhance your performances." This is a new venture, but Nixon Magic will be adding more exclusive tricks over the coming months. See 19.2.22


The Mark Leveridge Podcast. The monthly free audio podcast for February from Mark Leveridge is out and as usual the contents reflect a variety of themes: The challenges you face as a magician the older you become. Getting props examined might make the trick less convincing. Why most of us keep those ancient useless magic props that we store at home. Blackpool defies the odds. How to avoid ‘site rage’ (!) with your website. Creativity often relies on a vivid imagination. You can get free access either from, or from where you can also sign up to be a follower and receive each new monthly release automatically. 19.2.22


Colin Cloud on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Josh Gad chats about Wolf Like Me, and Ellen is also joined by illusionist Colin Cloud. Plus, Benson Boone performs his debut song Ghost Town. Thursday 24th February on ITV2 (repeat) see TV Magic for details. 19.2.22


Magic Goes Wrong - Apollo Theatre, London, final shows. From the promoters: Created with Magic legends Penn & Teller, Mischief Theatre conjure up an evening of grand illusion. In the next ‘Goes Wrong’ comedy to hit the West End, the original Mischief company play a hapless gang of magicians presenting a charity event. As the accidents spiral out of control, so does their fundraising target! Penn & Teller won’t be appearing on stage. The Vaudeville Theatre operates strictly under the government Tier 2 requirements. For further information check our Covid-19 secure information page. All bookings in a party must only be from the same household or the legally defined support bubble. Ends Sunday 27th February. 19.2.22


Book a magic lecturer for your club today. Visit the MagicWeek Lecturers page! 19.2.22


"Street magic: 'It's about making people smile'" Click Here • "Magician Tom Brace brings UK tour to Barry" Click Here • "This 26-year-old earns $78,000 per year as a full-time magician in New York City" Click Here • "Video: America's first Black magician leads the way for new generation of Black magicians" Click Here • "Burnley's 'Britain's Got Talent' finalist magician Jasper Cherry on TV" Click Here • "Winning BGT magician takes to Andover stage" Click Here • "Magician Michael Jordan is offering free circus skills workshops in run-up to spectacular show" Click Here • "Illusionist Derren Brown says he got blamed for creating Covid" Click Here • "America's Got Talent Finalist And World-Renown Magician Piff The Magic Dragon Comes To Thousand Oaks" Click Here • That's it for this week, see you next week, Duncan. 19.2.22