Number 1154 - Saturday 6th August 2022


Ehrlich Brothers Dream & Fly World Tour - The OVO Arena, London, next Saturday! From appearing in a helicopter flying mid-air, to sculpting a golden Lamborghini from flames, to producing the world‘s largest candy jar, this show is something that has to be seen to be believed. Dream & Fly is perfect for the entire family and will enchant imaginations... bringing to life the kid inside all of us. With the Ehrlich Brothers, illusions become reality. Using a perfect mixture of elaborate illusions, sleight of hand magic, energy and charm, the Brothers’ performances captivate audiences of all ages. Saturday 13th August. For more information and to book visit "Ehrlich Brothers: Dream & Fly Trailer 2022" YouTube. 6.8.22


IBM British Ring Convention, 1st-4th September, Eastbourne. From the organisers: Laura London is one of the Stars of Close Up on Friday morning at the Convention. She is one of the world’s leading female sleight of hand artists, a highly skilled close-up magician, cabaret performer, motivational speaker and an acclaimed lecturer on various aspects of the history of magic.


Also performing is Bernardo Sedlacek, the creator of the bestselling effect ‘Good Intuition’, and known for his amazingly strong magic, unique style, creativity, and extreme card skills. The fabulous line-up of performers also includes Tom Stone, who through the years has gained a reputation for his practical innovations and his knowledge about misdirection and his two books, ‘Vortex’ and ‘Maelstrom’ are known as modern classics. Joining them is Nikola Arkane who auditioned this year for Sweden’s ‘Talang’ (Sweden’s Got Talent) and became a semi-finalist with her unique theatrical style. We can’t wait for these wonderful close-up performers to ‘Wow’ delegates at Eastbourne!


To register for the full four days, the weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) or individual days go to Discounted rates for I.B.M. British Ring members and all young magicians aged 17 and under. Photo credit: Henri White. 6.8.22


The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is now in full swing, featuring 60+ magic shows. See the full list here Fringe Magic 2022 or visit Image: Ben Hart on the cover of The List. 6.8.22


The Enchanted Rabbit - Europe's largest used magic dealership. Chris Cross launched his Enchanted Rabbit Magic Emporium during lockdown, after purchasing Derek Lever’s collection and business 'Taurus Magic Supplies'. Chris has since purchased the stock of dealer 'The Card Collection', as well as over 50 other private estates from the UK and Europe. The Enchanted Rabbit has now grown to become the largest used magic dealership in the UK and Europe, stocking over 10,000 different workable, collectable and antique items. The website represents a very small fraction of stock, but hopefully more items will be added soon. As well as used magic, there’s a range of exclusive props and collectors items, too.

It really is the one-stop shop for magic apparatus, memorabilia, books, posters and all things magical! Paulo’s Circus, Russell’s Circus, the Twins FX, Dynamo, Pete Turner, Ben Hart and many more customers have made purchases over the last month alone.

The physical shop opened its doors just  couple of weeks ago, based in High Spen, 15 minutes from Newcastle upon Tyne's city centre, and the Metrocentre/A1. It’s open most Tuesdays, but get in touch with Chris Cross to plan your visit, as he may have to get items from the larger warehouse ready for you to view! Don’t hesitate to get in touch with your requirements, but expect some delayed replies and deliveries, as Chris has a lot of gigs over the Summer! See


Bicycle Playing Cards. For over 135 years, Bicycle Playing Cards have been the bestselling and most widely used playing card brand in the world. Nothing beats the feel of Bicycle cards in your hands. That’s just one reason why Bicycle is preferred by Magicians, Cardists and Card players worldwide.

Magicians have adopted Bicycle as their go-to brand, citing their reliability, consistent quality and recognisable design as unique selling points. They have passed through the hands of maîtres like Copperfield and Blaine, as well as rising stars like Shin Lim and John Stessel. Every Bicycle playing card deck is specially crafted so that you can trust Bicycle cards performance, time after time. Visit Bicycle UK today: Click Here.


Curious Tales & Unusual Phenomena, Magicbox, Newcastle. Coming very soon to Magicbox in Newcastle, a unique live event featuring an amazing Victorian parlour show, Curious Tales & Unusual Phenomena. Tales of the unusual and bizarre make great entertainment and captivated the Victorians for many decades leaving even the most cynical unable to doubt the evidence of their own eyes! Come along and enjoy an evening of entertainment in our delightful theatre setting, enjoy a drink and browse our extensive range of magic. Thursday 11th August at 7.30pm (doors open at 6.30pm). Tickets are just £12 from See YouTube. 6.8.22


The Midnights deck - Now available. An exclusive deck of luxury playing cards celebrating 10 years of making magic and changing lives. Developed by Jez Rose, one of the Breathe Magic magicians working with Breathe Arts Health Research, the Midnights deck is now available to order. Printed on luxury cardistry stock by Cartamundi and designed with magicians in mind, 100% of the profits are donated to help Breathe Magic reach more young people. At the stroke of midnight, a new day begins, but for children attending the Breathe Magic camp, that strike at midnight represents a genuinely life-changing moment. (This really is a stunning, silky-smooth, deck! DT) Visit for more information and to order. 6.8.22


As if by Magic 2022, The Dixon Studio, Palace Theatre, Westcliff on Sea. Southend’s own Magic Club, Southend Sorcerers, is back with the tenth anniversary of 'As if by Magic', an amazing week of magic, illusion and comedy for the whole family. It’s entertainment all the way with incredible sleight of hand, mind reading and magic, suitable for all ages. Every show is different and with a Saturday children's matinee too, the show has something for everyone. Come and experience unbelievable close-up magic in the theatre foyer too, from 7pm each evening before the main show.

The show runs Tuesday 23rd - Saturday 27th August. Tickets: 8pm shows: £13.50 / Concs. £11.50. (Saturday 2.30pm matinee all seats £11.50). The show is being held at The Dixon Studio, Palace Theatre, 430 London Road, Westcliff on Sea, Essex SS0 9LA. Tickets can be booked online at or by phoning the box office on
0343 310 0030.


The Selbit Saw Souvenir Charm at auction. Fellows Auctioneers write: The charm that we will offer for sale in our Jewellery auction has amazing provenance. A woman called Gladys was given the charm in 1921 for taking part in the illusion. Her granddaughter tells the story:

This gold saw was given to my grandmother by the Magician P.T. Selbit for assisting in his sawing through a woman act at his show at the Finsbury Park Empire in 1921. It has been kept by my family ever since. Members of the audience were invited on stage to help with the act and my grandmother took part. We can assume that Gladys was one of the people holding the ropes which must have been very exciting... For more information and to bid visit


Magicseen Lite Issue 20 August 2022. From the publishers: We are delighted to announce that the latest edition of the Magicseen taster edition is now ready for you to download for free. We have selected the following features from the full July Magicseen magazine. 1. Christian Grace - we provide the full cover star article that will help you to get to know one of magic's most popular creators. 2. In The Phonebox - James Mercer, lead singer of The Shins, tries to hold a magic conversation with a persistent editor. 3. An Alternative Magic Universe - see the world of magic clubs and magicians in a different light. 4. Masterclass - learn a practical and fooling book test. 5. Shaking Off The Cliche - considering why the media persists with outdated stereotypical images of magic. 6. Not Yet Time To Hang Up Your Magic Wand - Ian Adair provides numerous suggestions for magical ways to spend retirement time. 7. Product Reviews - a selection of expert comments from the review team. To download your free copy of this edition as well as any of the previous 19, go to 6.8.22


The MagicWeek Video Archive. A new magic clip or show every week! This week 'Something Strange with Max Maven' with co-host, and now MP, Esther McVey, from 29th August 1996. How many magicians can you spot in the audience? See The MagicWeek Video Archive. To see more from The MagicWeek Video Archive Click Here. 6.8.22


Modern Magic, The Charlotte Street Hotel, London. Downstairs in the sumptuous screening room at the Charlotte Street Hotel, an audience will have their minds read, senses manipulated and experience some of the most astonishing feats of modern magic. Sit down and relax as Jake Banfield takes you on a journey of dapper deception, sophisticated sleight of hand and mischievous mind games. Tickets £35-£45. Saturday 3rd September, 1st October and 5th November (first Saturday of the month) at The Charlotte Street Hotel, 15-17 Charlotte Street, London W1T 1RJ. See 6.8.22


Simon Lipkin on Craig Petty's Magic TV: 'Talk Magic'. Every week 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. This week: "Simon Lipkin, Successful, amazing magician and actor" YouTube. 6.8.22


Whiteboard Paddle by Discount Magic. Discount Magic write: Discount Magic have brought this superb close-up effect into the 21st Century by getting rid of the messy blackboard paddle and replacing it with whiteboard paddles and a whiteboard marker. Furthermore, a paddle is an accessory that has many trick possibilities limited by your imagination only. A must-have for the close-up performer, and table-hopping magician. Highly recommended! Comes individually or as a pair, with or without a marker. 6.8.22


The August/September 2022 E-Video Newsletter. Hundreds of magicians worldwide have access to Mark Leveridge's E-Video Newsletter and you can too if you sign up to Mark's free E-Club Lite by going to The latest online video edition features: The Teach In – explanation of a clean coin transpo effect that is straightforward to do and in which both coins can be examined. Pro Peeks – this time a Mark’s Monthly Message advice video on how to entertain older spectators is provided from the E-Club Pro Archive. Keeping Control Unplugged – part 26 explains how starting your show in the right way can help control the kids throughout. Web Offers – fantastic value on a classic ring and string package plus a discount on an e-book compilation are offered. 60 Seconds To Success – discussing how a bit of magic research can lead you to add some classic magic routines to your act. The Review Corner – the merits of Ian Kendall’s One Coin Masterclass video download are considered. Join E-Club Lite and you will receive the latest email newsletter which is full of offers, advice, freebies and info, as well as the link to the E-Video Newsletter. 6.8.22


David Britland's Cardopolis. Always excellent. If you're really into magic Cardopolis is for you! Magic, notes, trivia, and other fragments from the deceptive art. It is free, but a click on the 'Buy Me A Coffee' link is a nice gesture. DT. Subscribe at: 6.8.22


"The Gazzo Infamous Range" at The Enchanted Rabbit - Exclusive new releases. The Enchanted Rabbit write: The Enchanted Rabbit Proudly and Exclusively Presents The Gazzo Infamous Range. First, the Gazzo Cups Up Close Video Download. He’s the most (in)famous street performer in the world today... He started as a look out for Cracker Parker's criminal 3 card trick outfit on the streets of London, before changing direction and using his sleight of hand talents to become a professional street magician. In this new download, Gazzo reveals the secrets of his Close-up Cups & Balls Routine - direct from his current repertoire! This is very different from his large street cups act and is tailored to a more close-up "doorway show" type audience. Run time: approximately 80 minutes. Available now: Click Here.


Also exclusively available, Gazzo's Final Football Load Balls and his wooden Street Sticks, perfectly designed for working the Cups on the street. There’s another download on our site, too, which sees Gazzo chatting to Chris Cross about his life as a street performer and suchlike: Click Here. Also see 6.8.22


York Magic Circle Table Top Sale, Monday 5th September. Gren Dowson writes: Doors open for sellers at 7pm and buyers at 7.30pm at York Magic Circle, Acomb Bowls Club, 302 Thanet Road, York YO24 2NW. Contact Mal: 07866 053 451 to book a table. Tables for Members: £5. Visiting magicians: £10 per table. For all buyers entry is free. Come along and grab a bargain. Please note the Bar is cash only. 6.8.22


Mason King - Mind Games. From the promoter: Mind Reader & Mentalist Mason King returns to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for another journey into the inner depths of your mind! In this brand new show he invites you into his world to play some games that we will all be familiar, such as Scrabble, Guess Who, Charades and Musical Chairs... however this time these games will all have a little twist!

"Astounding" Fringe Review Canada. "Mesmerising" Lancashire Fringe Review. "Mind Blowing" Theatre & Art Reviews. 15th-27th August (not 21st) at 5.05pm at The SpaceUK, Venue 53, Surgeons Hall, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DW. See


Blue Peter. "Magic Masterclass with Dan Rhodes. Magician Dan Rhodes joins Richie and Mwaksy in the Blue Peter garden, while Mwaksy suits up as a knight in shining armour for an epic jousting challenge." Saturday 13th August on BBC Two. See TV Magic for details. 6.8.22


Blackpool Magicians' Club Magic Auction - Tuesday. BMC write: Blackpool Magicians' Club Clubroom Auction, Tuesday 9th August. Commences 6pm prompt with viewing from 5pm. Blackpool Magicians' Club, 56-60 Caunce Street, Blackpool FY13LE. Admission is £4 for non-members. For further details or a lot number please contact Michael Shepherd 6.8.22


News Deadline reminder. MagicWeek welcomes your UK magic news (major and minor), but please remember the news deadline: Thursday if possible; final deadline 12 noon Friday. Many thanks, DT. 6.8.22


FISM World Championship of Magic 2022, Quebec, Canada. Results and Special Awards: Click Here • "How magicians won the attention economy" Click Here • "Las Vegas Legend: the first Strip magician will turn 100, David Copperfield and others pay tribute" Click Here • "Magician, illusionist and escapologist High Jinx embarks upon 11th consecutive Blackpool season at Tower" Click Here • "Weekend estate sale for Las Vegas’ first female magician" Click Here • "Crawley born and bred magician brings his act to a national stage and makes TV appearance on Channel 5 talking about his idol" Click Here • "Joe Pasquale brings the house down in calamity-fuelled 'Some Mother's Do 'Ave 'Em'" Click Here • "Tokyo-born magician keeps spectators on their toes in show at resort in Wailea" Click Here • "Blind magician teaching magic to kids with visual impairments" Click Here • "Poway teen magician has 4.6 million followers on TikTok" Click Here • "Downtown Las Vegas venue won’t move forward with magic show that includes animals" Click Here • "Illusionist and mentalist Derren Brown is bringing his Showman tour to the Orchard Theatre, Dartford" Click Here • "Who is AGT contestant Maxence VIRE? Illusionist earned the golden buzzer on Spain's Got Talent" Click Here • "Even the popularity of the magician’s disappearing rabbit trick is mostly illusion" Click Here • Many thanks as always to everyone who submitted news items this week. See you next week, Duncan. 6.8.22