Number 1182 - Saturday 18th February 2023


Who will be The One? One Night. One Chance. One Winner. Magic's Biggest Prize of £30,000 tonight, live on stage, at the Blackpool Convention 2023. Single day registrations for today and tomorrow are available on the door for any last minute "what is wrong with me, how could I possibly miss this?" people! Winter Gardens, 97 Church Street, Blackpool, Lancashire FY1 1HL. 18.2.23


Mark Mason 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: "Mark Mason Talks Blackpool" YouTube. [This is the first of a "Talk Magic Blackpool Dealer Special" interview series. Visit Craig Petty's Magic TV: 'Talk Magic' YouTube channel for more]. 18.2.23


British Ring Convention Registration Offer! From the Convention Team: The British Ring Convention Team is excited to be at the Blackpool Magic Convention this weekend! If you enjoy good quality and friendly magic conventions, why not come to the British Ring Convention in Eastbourne 7th-10th September 2023. For this weekend only we have a special offer on Registration to our Convention in Eastbourne. Anyone who registers on Saturday 18th or Sunday 19th February 2023, either at our stand in Blackpool or through our website, will be entered into a prize draw for an additional free registration.
Terms and Conditions:
• Prize is an extra registration which can be any tariff (Member, Partner, Non-member, Junior)
• Name on prize registration to be supplied to Registration Officer
• No refunds or exchanges on prize once allocated 18.2.23


The MagicWeek Video Archive. A new magic clip or show every week! This week Tommy Cooper from "Tommy Cooper's The Main Attraction" in 1983. See The MagicWeek Video Archive. To see more from The MagicWeek Video Archive Click Here. 18.2.23


Merlins of Wakefield are at the Blackpool Magic Convention this weekend, so our shop is closed until Wednesday 22nd February. If you are going to the Convention call by our Stand in the Main Hall. We will have new items, Special Offers on books, Magic Wagon, Viking/Collectors Workshop, Retro Rocketeers, Tora and much more. Drop by for a demonstration! 18.2.23


South Tyneside International Magic Festival 2023. From the organisers: The next South Tyneside International Magic Festival will be held from 13th-15th October 2023. The website hasn't updated from 2022, but these are the dates for your diaries. 18.2.23


Radek Hoffman Lecture - The Order of The Magi, 28th February. Mike Sharples writes: The Order of The Magi (Manchester’s Magicians’ Society) is very pleased to announce that the Polish Mentalist Radek Hoffman will be performing his lecture at the Irish World Heritage Centre, Irish Town Way, just off Queens Road, Cheetham Hill on Tuesday the 28th February. The lecture starts at 7.45pm. here are some details about Radek.

Radek Hoffman is a Polish mentalist. He has 17 years experience performing magic and mentalism. He has performed and lectured in many countries, including the UAE, Italy, Poland, Cyprus, Norway and the UK. He has written two books about mentalism. The Last Book of M was translated into English and sold out within 24 hours. He has created and performed several one-man shows and toured with them all around Poland.


Radek is a co-founder of The Polish Museum Of Magic. He is very creative and he is constantly looking for unique solutions in mentalism. Radek has a lot of unique and interesting material that starts from close-up mentalism and ends with very visual and intriguing stage routines. He prides himself with paying attention to the details.


Radek is sharing his knowledge and experience through this lecture; a mixture of close-up and stage mentalism with a very unique twist. There will also be a Q&A session, which I’m sure will be useful to mentalists and magicians alike. Visiting magicians are welcome to attend for a door charge of £5.00. 18.2.23


Harrogate Society of Magicians on the move. Gary Craswell writes: Harrogate Society of Magicians has a new home: Pannal Village Hall, Station Road, Pannal, Harrogate HG3 1JJ. The next meeting is to be held at 8pm on Tuesday 21st February and the theme is "No cards allowed". At the end of the evening we will all judge the best trick and the winner will receive a free drink at the March meeting. We are on the look out for new members, so if anyone in the area is interested, come along and find out what our club is all about. 18.2.23


The Mark Leveridge February/March 2023 Podcast. The latest edition of Mark's 45 minute bi-monthly audio podcast is available for your listening pleasure. This time the topics covered are: Reflections on The Session 2023. Should a reviewer have to apologise for his opinions? Children’s entertainers more than ever need to consider whether they offer value for money. An evening discussing bringing magic to the marketplace. Being self-contained for shows proves to be a real boon. The importance of ‘flight time’ in honing an act. Announcing the Four-midable Magic Series of e-books. A brave move for one of the world’s biggest magic dealers. Why lecturing is a skill in its own right. You can get free access either from, or from where you can also sign up to be a follower and receive each new release automatically. 18.2.23


Get Your Act Together. Actor Nigel Havers is mentored by ventriloquist Paul Zerdin, 1980s pop star Sinitta teams up with pole fitness expert Bendy Kate, TV presenter Gaby Roslin is coached by extreme juggler Marcus Monroe, comedian Rufus Hound joins magician Jamie Allen, and rapper Chip (formerly Chipmunk) collaborates with the Shaolin Monks. Host Stephen Mulhern follows the rehearsals leading up to the contestants' big performances as they compete for a place in the final alongside last week's winning act, Ray Quinn. (Repeat) Sunday 26th February on Virgin Media Two. See TV Magic for details. 18.2.23


Mind Mangler: Member of the Tragic Circle - UK Tour, February Dates. From the promoter: Henry Lewis and Jonathan Sayer, the multi award-winning team behind the sold-out global smash hit The Play That Goes Wrong and the BBC comedy series The Goes Wrong Show, star in this hilarious new comedy by Mischief. Join the ‘Mind Mangler’ as he returns to the stage following a disappointing two-night run at the Luton Holiday Inn conference centre, suite 2b. His new two-man show solo spectacular is predicted to spiral into chaos as he attempts to read your mind... Following a sold out run at the Edinburgh Festival this summer, Mind Mangler is a guaranteed night of ‘laugh filled, mind-bending silliness’ (Broadway World) that will leave you gasping for breath. Not to be missed! Tour dates and venues: 18.2.23


"Genius Gala 10 – Magic Show with David Blaine & Asi Wind" YouTube • "US shooting down UFOs is a 'deadly mistake' - Uri Geller" Click Here • "Bowness magician grateful for magic scholarship in America" Click Here • "Magician Mac King keeps the whole family awed—and laughing—in Las Vegas" Click Here • "Illusionist Reza returning to the site of his inspiration - the Lied Center" Click Here • "Castledaly man wins prestigious Wedding Magician award" Click Here • That's it! You UK magic news is always welcome. see you next week, Duncan. 18.2.23