Number 1162 - Saturday 1st October 2022


South Tyneside International Magic Festival - just two weeks to go! Steve Gore writes: South Tyneside International Magic Festival, 14th-16th October 2022. Starring: Gregory Wilson (USA), Jeffrey Wang, Javi Benitez, Juan Luis Rubiales, Arkadio Jose, Solange Kardinaly, Rebecca Foyle, Alan Hudson, Kat Hudson, Roddy McGee, Matt Daniel-Baker, Jezo Bond, James Phelan, Steve Royle, Romany and Taylor Morgan illusions. Limited space with maximum 150 registrations, so everyone gets to socialise together and have a fantastic seat! See for all booking options or email Steve Gore for further details. 1.10.22


The Exonian Magical Society Convention - Friday 14th October. Ozzy Dee writes: Not long now to the One Day Convention in the South West. We have lectures from Graham Jolley and John Carey, and a lecture on children's magic from Russell Brown. Close-up sessions with the above names and also Paul Gordon. Magic Dealers Alakazam Magic, Top Secret Magic and  Paul Gordon. Plus a 3 course meal followed by a gala show (6.30pm) with our star lectures, and some surprise acts. Accommodation is available on site for a discounted price of £50 (limited - phone the hotel to book). Tickets available from Prices: £47.50 for whole day and meal. £25 day only. Doors open at 9am at The Waie Inn, Zeal Monachorum, Crediton EX17 6DF. 1.10.22


West End Magic - Live in London, Saturday, 8th October. From the promoter: The exciting family friendly show returns to the Leicester Square Theatre in London's West End featuring incredible award-winning magic, mind-reading mysteries, stunning juggling, comedic merriment and mayhem... plus some bloke trying to escape from his jacket! October's show will include Britain’s Got Talent magician Kat Hudson, gentleman juggler Mat Ricardo, conjuring feats from Oliver Tabor, the 'King of Comedy Magic' Christian Lee, enchanting mysteries from Yollin Lee, and your magical compere Wayne Trice. Direct from the Edinburgh Fringe and guaranteed to deliver the best in magic, illusion, comedy and variety [Great lineup! DT]. Saturday 8th October at 3.30pm. Book here: Box Office 020 7734 2222. 1.10.22


One Night. One Chance. One Winner... The ONE. Magic's Biggest Prize of £30,000. Blackpool 2023. The competition is open to all stage acts and theatrical close-up performers. All applicants must submit an unedited video of their act for consideration in advance. All acts must run between 7 and 12 minutes. The prize for the winner is £30,000 and a trophy. The judging panel will consist of three notable magicians; their decision will be final. The Blackpool Magic Convention will pay the hotel (accommodation) and registration costs for the competitors... For more information visit To book your tickets for the convention visit 1.10.22


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Laura London Lecture - Surrey Society of Magicians, Thursday 6th October. Adam Mosley writes: Laura London has exceptional card skills and is recognised as one of the world's few female sleight of hand artists. She wrote and devised her own show, Laura London: Cheat, which was highly regarded by the Edinburgh Fringe. The story was set in the 1920s based on a female cardsharp who made her living cheating at poker. Laura's one of a kind skills and stage presence brought the show to life.

Laura's passion for magic spiralled from the age of ten when she was given her first magic trick from a family friend and by the age of eighteen Laura became the youngest ever female member of The Magic Circle. Laura's magic started with just close-up magic while she continued experimenting with mind reading and illusions. Only six months into being a professional magician Laura had already appeared in a ten-part street magic series called Playing Tricks. Laura continued to appear on television shows from Children in Need, The Magic Party for BBC NI, Penn and Teller's 'Fool Us' and ITV1's The Next Great Magician.

Members are free and visiting magicians are welcome for a £10 entrance fee. The lecture takes place in East Horsley, Surrey, at 8pm. For full details please contact Adam Mosley:


The MagicWeek Video Archive. A new magic clip or show every week! This week Harry Blackstone Jr on The Paul Daniels Magic Show from 10th January 1987. See The MagicWeek Video Archive. To see more from The MagicWeek Video Archive Click Here. 1.10.22


Richard McDougall Lecture - South London Magic Society, Tuesday 4th October. Simon Rosselli writes: This is an evening about you, your magic, and your audience. An opportunity to rediscover what it is you love about magic, and how to give that same feeling to your audience. Richard is a previous FISM award-winner on stage, and a former World Open Champion for close-up magic. As well as performing, Richard teaches communication and presenting skills to the business community and is a founding member of Breathe Magic. Tuesday October 4th. Doors open 7.30pm; Lecture at 8pm. £10 on the evening for non-members (very welcome) which can go towards becoming a Member if you wish. Clock House Methodist Church, Clock House Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 4JP. 1.10.22


Careena Fenton Lecture - Cotswold Magical Society, Wednesday 5th October. From the organisers: Careena Fenton will be joining us at the Cotswold Magical Society this Wednesday to demonstrate how she develops paranormal shows for historic venues. She will also discuss how she creates bizarre character-driven shows and how you can too. Although a relative newcomer to the bizarre magic scene, she has won first place at The Screaming Goat Competition at the East Coast Spirit Session in the USA in 2018, and in 2020 was awarded the Eugene Burger Legacy Award from the McBride School of Mystery and Magic in Las Vegas. Everyone welcome from 7.30pm, £10 entrance for non-members. Wednesday 5th October. Cotswold Magical Society, The Hucclecote Community Centre, 58 Hucclecote Road, Gloucester GL3 3RT 1.10.22


Lee Hathaway Lecture - The Wolverhampton Circle of Magicians, Wednesday 5th October. Sue Oakley writes: On Wednesday 5th October, The Wolverhampton Circle of Magicians, will be hosting a lecture from Lee Hathaway. Lecture starts at 8pm at the ECC Sports & Social Club, Showell Road, Wolverhampton WV10 9LE. Visiting magicians are welcome for just £5.00 (on the night). Lee has over 25 years performing experience, and is a member of The Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star. In addition, Lee was one of the first UK magicians to successfully fool Penn & Teller, and is recognised as one of the top performing close-up workers in the UK today.

Now, to celebrate the forthcoming release of his new book 'Happy Busy Magician: A Close-up Worker's Guide to Upping Your Game' Lee is taking time out of his performing schedule to visit and lecture at magic clubs and meet-ups across the UK. Lee particularly enjoys lecturing, as it is a chance to share ideas, to give back and spend time with the people he considers friends and colleagues in magic. Lee's previous lectures have been exceptionally well received.

The lecture includes several of Lee's original ideas, ranging from a higher technical level, down to self-working, and even includes a children's effect as well as an easy-to-do watch steal; all whilst explaining why he does what he does, the thinking behind it, and how to enhance and maximise the magic you do. Although the lecture contains card effects, it is not entirely a card lecture and has been created to appeal to all levels with the aim being that everyone goes away with something new or fun to try out, or ways in which to improve what they currently do.


Jonathan Royal 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: "Jonathan Royal talks stage hypnotism, mind skills, magic, mentalism and more" YouTube. 1.10.22 have been supplying affordable magic supplies quickly and professionally since 2003. We make sure to always have UK stock of what we advertise and ship it to customers ASAP. We have been a staple of many UK and international conventions, bringing a fresh approach since we started. See 1.10.22


Illusion Impossible - October tour. From the promoters: Illusion Impossible showcases some of the most incredible Illusionists in the world including: Award winning magician Oliver Tabor; Highly acclaimed magical duo The Glamourists and world speed illusionist Kayden Black. This production showcases their incredible talents together live on stage. Illusion Impossible features exclusive tricks never seen before. With a non-stop show packed with breathtaking magic and illusions! 1.10.22


Mervyn Cole presents A Day of Magic - Tomorrow, Sunday, 2nd October in Lymington, Hampshire. We are holding another Day of Magic and are inviting you to join us to buy and sell new and old tricks and have a catch up with old faces. Venue: The Scouts HQ, Lodge Road, Pennington, Lymington SO41 8HE (behind the Sports and Social club). Opening time 9am. Light refreshments available. Entry £4.00 and table £4.00. Call Merv for more details: Tel 01590 719497. 1.10.22


Dave Moylan: Funny Turns. Russ Brown's House of Secrets, Blackpool. From the promoter: Funny Turns is a one-man variety show presented by magician and entertainer Dave Moylan. Along with some baffling magic tricks and a few daft songs it also remembers some of the greatest comic performers of all time. The show has been performed with considerable success all over the UK for the past 10 years and is the perfect antidote to the 21st century. Tickets are just £5.00 on the door or from the venue in advance. Sunday, 2nd October at 3.30pm and again at 6.30pm at Russ Brown's House of Secrets, 105 Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HU. Telephone 01253 365250. See 1.10.22


The October/November E-Video Newsletter. Mark Leveridge is pleased to announce the release of his latest online video programme, featuring: The Teach In – a signed card instantly vanishes from under a card case and reappears reversed in the deck removed from the box. Pro Peeks – Top Tips supplies some great little wrinkles and ideas and here’s one to do with card stands extracted from the E-Club Pro Archive. Keeping Control Unplugged – part 27 sees the start of a section in which Mark considers how to control adults at close up gigs. Web Offers – an Audio Book on creativity and a fun mental effect for stand up/close up shows are offered at a discount. 60 Seconds To Success – if children sitting on the floor at your shows keep encroaching on your work space, here are some ideas to prevent it. The Review Corner – two mighty tomes from Vanishing Inc are discussed as Mark takes a look at Joshua Jay’s Talk About Tricks books. To get free access to this 30 minute video presentation simply join Mark's E-Club Lite which will entitle you to a monthly email newsletter full of offers, advice, MLM info, freebies and of course the link to the latest E-Video Newsletter. To sign up go to 1.10.22


Perth Magic Circle Table Top Sale, Wednesday 2nd November. Adrian Harris writes: Perth Magic Circle would like to extend a welcome to all Scottish (and beyond) Magicians to a free night out! After 3 years, we are reviving our popular Table Top Sale evening, on Wednesday 2nd November, at the Perth Ex-Service Men's Club commencing 7.30pm.

A limited number of tables are available but they must be booked in advance, strictly on a first come basis. Sell any unwanted tricks, props, books or DVDs and keep the cash. There will be no charge for Sellers, tables will be free! All magic enthusiasts are invited to come and browse through the goods on offer and grab a bargain or two! Again there will be no admittance charge, entry will be free! Why not share cars and elect a designated driver, then you can also enjoy an alcoholic beverage at one of the cheapest venues in Perth. There is ample car parking next to the venue which is also free! For more information and to book a free table, email or telephone 01738 628985.


An Evening with Peter Turner - York Magic Circle, October 3rd. Gren Dowson writes: An evening not to be missed with Peter Turner at York Magic Circle on Monday 3rd October at 7pm. Free for York Members. Non-members welcome with a door charge of £10. Please get in touch via email, either or Venue: 302 Thanet Road, Dringhouses, York YO24 2NW. 1.10.22


Neil Kelso: A Magician's Secrets – Winchester Magical Society, Thursday 6th October. Bob Yelland writes: In this exclusive lecture, Neil will reveal some of the secrets behind his smash-hit 5* Edinburgh Fringe show 'Sounds Impossible', share some pre-Halloween Tarot & Spooky Magic tips, and offer advice from his experience as a compere for cabarets. Expect to see glimpses of what he’s currently working on. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A chance to pick his brains on any topic! Neil is a busy working professional and we have been lucky to catch him while he is touring the provinces. Guests are welcome for £10 (on the night) - no prebooking needed. Thursday 6th October at 8pm at Winchester Magical Society, Weeke Community Centre, Taplings Road, Winchester, Hampshire SO22 6HG. 1.10.22


Manchester Circle of Magicians Auction, Monday 3rd. October. Auctioneer Alex D Fisher writes: Over 120 items already submitted including many hard to find books and manuscripts, many leather wallets including fire wallets, plenty of close-up magic items and rare antique items, new decks of gimmicked cards. Venue: The Micker Brook, Councillor Lane, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8 5NU. Bidding starts at 6.30pm. The Micker Brook offers 2-4-1 pizzas and burgers on Monday nights, so why not come along early and have a bite to eat first! No admission charge. 1.10.22


The Comedy Years. Comedy milestones of 1984, when cult hits like The Young Ones and Alas Smith and Jones battled it out in the schedules with more mainstream fare like Russ Abbot's Madhouse, and politicians were targeted by one of the most irreverent TV shows of all time - Spitting Image. Fans also lost two of the greatest comedy stars of all time - Tommy Cooper and Eric Morecambe. Narrated by Hugh Bonneville. (Repeat) See TV Magic for details. 1.10.22


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