Number 1197 - Saturday 3rd June 2023


14 year old Cillian O'Connor was the outright winner of BGT's Friday night semi-final, going straight through to the Grand Final on Sunday! Judge Bruno proclaimed him "The New Grand Master of Magic" following a perfect performance that resulted in a huge ovation from the packed theatre audience YouTube. This year five magic acts progressed to the semi-finals; but only Cillian made it to the Final. Very best of luck on Sunday Cillian! DT. 3.6.23


"Penn & Teller: The First Final Farewell Tour at The Halls Wolverhampton – review"

"BBC The One Show in hot water over 'revolting' Penn and Teller interview"

"Viewers cringe as The One Show’s Angellica Bell royally messes up Penn & Teller’s meticulous card trick"

"The One Show: Angellica Bell and Roman Kemp are joined by Trevor Nelson, Louise and Penn and Teller" iPlayer.

Penn & Teller tour dates:

4th-5th June O2 Apollo Manchester
8th-9th June New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

13th-18th June Eventim Apollo, London

Tickets: 3.6.23


KFC, the Karl Fulves Convention, now in its 8th year, will take place on Saturday 8th July in London at the Rose Cafe on Finchley Road, from 12.30. Nearest tube station Finchley Road on the Jubilee and Metropolitan line. This year promises a few surprises! The convention is set up to honour one of the greatest unsung geniuses and giants of card, mentalism and close-up magic, Karl Fulves. As always attendance is free and informal... just turn up. And be prepared to show at least one trick from any of Karl Fulves publications. Any questions just email organiser Allan Brown at [Here are some Karl Fulves titles to explore: DT]. 3.6.23


Fergus Flanagan's Derren Brown interview, part 1. Fergus Flanagan writes: If you are interested in storytelling, creativity, the importance of failure, and a whole lot more…click here for part 1 of this interview! I was fortunate enough to sit down with Derren over Zoom and mine him like a hungry little piggy looking for truffles. Fortunately for you, I struck absolute gold! YouTube [Excellent interview this one. DT]. To watch part 2, download Magic Masterclass from the App Store - enjoy! 3.6.23


The Real Magic Show - tonight at the Kenneth More Theatre, Ilford. The Real Magic Show is an exciting showcase of some of the finest magic from the best magicians in the UK. The show is a truly magical experience that will simply blow your mind. We are delighted to present what we believe to be a truly unique show, bringing together the most talented performers on one stage. Our magicians deliver high impact magic, time and time again, in a show that's guaranteed to wow and leave you asking, "how did they do that?". Due to the content of the show being of a more grown up nature, we have found that younger children can become a little restless, and we don’t want this to taint their enjoyment (or yours) of real magic, so we gently advise that the show isn’t recommended for young children under the age of 10. 7.30pm - 9.30pm on Saturday 3rd June at Kenneth More Theatre, Oakfield Road, Ilford IG1 1BT. Tickets: 3.6.23


Magic Circle Scotland present Bill Malone: A Professional Development Course in Magic, 10th & 11th June, Glasgow. From the organisers: Magic Circle Scotland, Scotland's newest magical society launched itself as a, predominantly, teaching magical society last year. To mark its first anniversary its members have arranged a full two-day event with one of the world's foremost commercial magicians who is best known for his card, close-up, corporate events magic, and his highly energetic comedic style, Bill Malone.

Bill has worked for over 45 years in magic and has built a client base including several Fortune 500 companies, not to mention his magic comedy club "Houdini's Pub" and the Malone's Magic Bar in Florida. To entertain this high-end client base, Bill has developed a system which he runs all his performances through prior to developing shows and performing for clients. This system has worked flawlessly to lift Bill's magic to the level he has held over the last 45 years.


For the first time ever, in Glasgow, Scotland, on 10th & 11th June, Bill is going to reveal this Professional Development Course where he will teach his system and show it working in real-time situations with those attending the course. Obviously, given the nature of this course, numbers attending are extremely limited. This is not a lecture as we have come to expect at many clubs, this is a full two-day course designed from the ground up to elevate your magical performances. In short, Bill has guaranteed that if you apply his system as he teaches it, no matter whether you are a novice or a pro, your performances will improve significantly, enabling you to attract more high-end clients. You will also have a lifetime of access to Bill as a mentor. For Full details please visit and don't miss out. 3.6.23


Travis Perkins Assembly - Ferrybridge Day of Magic, Sunday 2nd July. We are back with a bang! Travis Perkins is pleased to announce the date for the Ferrybridge Day of Magic: Sunday 2nd of July 2023. With Lecturettes and the Showette, Dealers and traders, the day looks like it will be another fun event - put it in your diary now. More news as we approach the day!

The venue is The Community Centre, The Square, Ferrybridge, West Yorkshire WF11 8PQ. Doors open at 9.45am and the day ends at 5pm. For more information please visit our Facebook page Ferrybridge Day of Magic
or email Michael Shepherd or Danny Hunt


The Rockstar Magician. 12th July, Hen and Chickens Theatre, London. A magic show to rock your socks off! Step right up to the most electrifying magic show performed by one man with limited resources! Join Arron Jones for a night of jaw-dropping illusions, mind-bending tricks, and heart-pumping music. He will leave you breathless as he takes the stage and transports you into a world of wonder and amazement.

With a nod to the greatest rock stars of all time, Arron channels the energy and charisma of Mick Jagger, Freddie Mercury and Jimi Hendrix as he wows you with his impressive sleight of hand and mind-reading abilities. You’ll be on the edge of your seat as he performs seemingly impossible feats that will leave you questioning reality itself. Over 18’s only. This venue is accessed via a set of small stairs, please contact us to discuss any accessibility requirements. No admittance for latecomers. The Rockstar Magician, Wednesday 12th July, Hen and Chickens Theatre, London. For more info and to book visit


Neatcon 2023. A new kind of Magic Convention. Saturday 8th July, Borough, London 2023 3.6.23


West End Magic - June Tour Dates. Since 2013, West End Magic has run throughout the year at the Leicester Square Theatre. This year marks a decade of the regular London based show, so to celebrate, it’s off on tour around the country, starting and finishing at the Leicester Square Theatre in London.

The show offers a mixture of magic, comedy and variety acts, featuring the current President of the IBM British Ring Oliver Tabor with magical compere Wayne Trice and special guest acts.

The family-friendly show begins 2023 at its London residency in March before embarking on a 15-date tour around the UK, finishing back at the Leicester Square Theatre in October. Featuring magic, mind-reading, and comedy, plus magic and variety acts selected from some of the UK’s finest. Suitable for all ages, and the perfect treat for all the family.

Tickets and info:
3rd June - South Mill Arts Centre, Bishops Stortford
16th June - Lamproom Theatre, Barnsley
17th June - Queens Theatre, Barnstable.


The MagicWeek Video Archive. A new magic clip or show every week! This week, Dr. Arthur Lintgen reading records on The Paul Daniels Magic Show from 5th October 1985. See The MagicWeek Video Archive. To see more from The MagicWeek Video Archive Click Here. 3.6.23


Sirus 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: "Sirus Magic, being a creator and performer, and exploding in the magic scene" YouTube. 3.6.23


Mark Leveridge Lecture - South Downs Magicians. Des King writes: On Wednesday 7th June at 8pm South Downs Magicians will be having a Zoom lecture by Mark Leveridge Mark is a very well known magician and dealer, and this will be a great night. Guests are welcome to attend via Zoom at a fee of £8.00. Anyone wishing to attend please contact Jonathan Cann 01444 230409 or 07850 917126 3.6.23


Wayne Fox: Knockout Fx Lecture - Leicester Magic Circle. John Constantine writes: Acclaimed magician Wayne Fox (Creator, Performer, Wizard Product Review) is lecturing this Monday 5th June at 7.30pm, at Leicester Magic Circle. Guests are most welcome at our excellent HQ 209 Kingsway, Braunstone Town, Leicester LE3 2PP. Very quick access just off J.21 of M1. The HQ boasts ample free parking, a spacious comfortable lounge, excellent bar as well as our private lecture room. A superb lecture and entertainment are guaranteed this Monday, just £10 to visitors payable on the night. 3.6.23


Best Illusion of the Year Contest 2023. The international competition celebrates new sensory or cognitive illusions. This year's 1st place winner is Dr Matt Pritchard with a tribute to two magical Harrys who are famous for walking through brick walls. In the video entry a LEGO car is seen to drive impossibly through a wall before a second shot reveals exactly how the eyes were deceived. You can view it here, along with the other amazing finalists: YouTube. 3.6.23


Potter & Potter Summer Magic Auction, June 17th. Our summer sale will be an extravaganza of vintage and modern magic apparatus, featuring further selections from the collections of Jim Deloach and William Trotter. Rarities from the shops of P&L, Abbott's, Collector's Workshop, Thayer, Okito, and others will cross the block. A strong offering of books, posters, and ephemera from magicians of yesteryear - including selections from the library of Ken Klosterman's Salon de Magie - will round out the sale. 3.6.23


Book a magic lecturer for your club today! Visit the MagicWeek Lecturers page. 3.6.23


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