Number 1200 - Saturday 24th June 2023


Free Two Day Workshop for Young Magicians at The Magic Circle Headquarters in London on July 24th & 25th

Are you a young magician who wants to:

• Spend time with a group of experienced magicians developing your magic?
• Learn how you can most effectively develop your sleight of hand ability?
• Discover how performance skills can make every trick you do better?
• Think about how magic can become your career?

In this masterclass at The Magic Circle you, and up to nineteen other young magicians, will have the opportunity to learn some of the real secrets that will help you to take your magic to the next level. Over the course of two magic-packed days you will work with Richard McDougall, Noel Britten, Augusto Corrieri (aka Vincent Gambini, photo), and Will Houstoun to explore four different aspects of your magic: Technique, Presentation, Stagecraft, and Business. In addition, you will also have the chance to bring along a piece of magic that you are working on in order to get feedback.

There is no charge for attendees but, as places are limited, you must apply to attend. Applicants need to be between 14 and 18 years old, and should send us an e-mail (with either text or a short video) telling us a little about you and your magic, as well as what you would hope to get out of the workshop. E-mails should be sent to by June 30th, and we will let you know whether you have a place by July 7th

This workshop is funded by the generous support of the Chris Latham Award from the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards. July 24th & 25th from 11am-4pm.


Evolution - Horseshoe Showbar, Blackpool, 24th June to 2nd September. From the promoter: Get ready to be captivated by The Evolution of Magic Show, back by popular demand in Blackpool this summer! Pushing the boundaries of what's possible, this extraordinary and mind-bending experience will leave you in awe. Immerse yourself in a visual feast that combines cutting-edge technology, mesmerising music, captivating lighting, and mind-blowing magic acts.


This year, we're exploring uncharted territories of magic, unveiling exclusive innovations that will amaze audiences of all ages. Joining us is the unforgettable Britain's Got Talent Semi Finalist Female Magician - Elizabeth, alongside the internationally acclaimed Master of Manipulation, Craig Christian. Together, they will transport you to a surreal world of magic and illusion where the impossible becomes reality. Tickets: Evolution of Magic: 24.6.23


Kidology UK - The Convention for Children's Entertainers. From the organiser: On Monday 18th September at The Austin Sports and Social Club, Tessall Lane, Birmingham B312SF. With a top lineup: Russ Brown, Roy Charles, Richard Pinner, Tricky Ricky and Meghan Swann. It runs from 9am to 5.30pm. Early arrivals on Sunday evening can join Sammy Brooks for his Karaoke Special. Those stopping over after the convention can enjoy an evening of cabaret and music. The Children’s Entertainer of the Year Competition is at 10am on Tuesday 19th September. All this for just £45. To book go to For enquiries contact Alec Powell Join us on Facebook Kidology UK. 24.6.23


The Magic Car Boot Sale Birmingham, 17th September. The Magic Car Boot Sale returns on Sunday 17th September. It's now in its 23rd year featuring thousands of bargains and 36 stalls. The day before the Kidology Convention at The Austin Sports and Social Club, Tessall Lane, Birmingham B312SF. Ample free parking. Starts at 10.30 am. Admission £5. Hot breakfasts available as ever. Join us on Facebook: Magic Car Boot Sale. Or call Alec Powell on 07831 115448. 24.6.23


Conjuring at the Court, London - Friday 7th July. From the organisers: Enjoy a wonderful summer evening of magic with a fabulous lineup of great magicians!

• There's the top international mentalist Marc Paul, much in demand as he divines the thoughts of spectators.
• Matthew Le Mottee is a creative and imaginative performer, who has won plaudits and awards in the magical world.
• Danny Buckler is ridiculously entertaining with his unique approach to magical comedy.
• And the astonishing James Brown, magician, hypnotist and theatrical pickpocket, who has wowed the audience at the Court with his miracles.

The show starts at 8pm and runs to 10pm with an interval. Tickets £13 in advance from or £14 on the door. Why not come early and enjoy a meal before the show! It's in the lovely function room of the Drayton Court, 2 The Avenue, West Ealing, London W13 8PH. Just 12 minutes from Central London; take the Elizabeth line from Paddington to West Ealing and the hotel is 2 minutes walk from the station. Or a short bus ride from Ealing Broadway or Northfields. Parking is free from 6.30pm. Don't miss this chance to enjoy some of the top magical talent in the UK - at an amazingly low price. For a night of laugher and amazement, book now at


Home Counties Magical Society presents Graham P Jolley. Robert Wilson writes: Join us for our Graham P Jolley lecture, presenting his quirky, funny, and astounding mentalism on Thursday 6th July from 8pm-10pm. Visiting magicians welcome. £10 fee on the night. It will be a great evening! Thursday 6th July. Doors Open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start at Maiden Place Community Centre, Maiden Place, Kilnsea Drive, Lower Earley RG6 3HE We look forward to seeing you. 24.6.23


SJ Magic Believe the Impossible - Saturday 22nd July at The Magic Circle, London. From the promoter: The Magic Circle Premium Tour is a unique opportunity to learn about the history of magic and experience a magical performance by SJ Magic. The tour begins with a visit to the Magic Circle headquarters, where you will learn about the organization's history and its members. You will then be given a tour of the museum, which houses a collection of magic memorabilia, including props, costumes, and photographs.


After the tour, you will be taken to the theatre to watch SJ Magic's new show, Believe the Impossible. SJ Magic is an award-winning magician who has performed for audiences all over the world. His show is a mix of magic, comedy and music, and it is sure to amaze and entertain you. VIP ticket holders will receive a welcome drink, a high chance to be involved in the show, a pack of signed playing cards, and a special gift.

12noon - 3.30pm or 5pm - 8.30pm on Saturday 22nd July at The Magic Circle, Centre for the Magic Arts, 12 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD. In aid of St Lukes Hospice. For more information and to book visit


Twinpossible - Magic & Mayhem at Oscars Ludlow Assembly Rooms. Kane and Abel perform comedy and magic based on the clichés of being twins. Can they really feel each other's pain and read one another's thoughts? Of course not! But they will certainly make it look like they can

"'Endlessly watchable performers." ★★★★

"Seriously impressive." BBC Radio Bristol.

Thursday 29th June at 8.15pm.

See 24.6.23


Talking Tricks: An Absurd Return With Ava Beaux. We will be releasing new episodes of our Talking Tricks podcast every Monday between now and the start of the Edinburgh Fringe. A special guest magician or comedian will join us each week. It'll act as a great way for magicians to find out more about the magic of the Fringe. First up, new co-host Ava Beaux joins to discuss Edinburgh @TheFreeFringe, street performing, and Absurd: A Live Cabaret Panel Show. See 24.6.23


Marc Oberon Perth Magic Circle Lecture, August 16th. Adrian Harris writes: Perth Magic Circle is delighted to announce that following on after the pandemic lockdown, we have our first great lecture lined up. Marc Oberon will visit the Perth club for an exclusive Scottish Lecture in which he will show some of his latest effects, some all-time favourites, and some effects which he has adapted for cruise ships. This is a unique opportunity to meet and learn from a well known and respected full time professional magical entertainer, and one which is not to be missed. The event will be held in the Perth Ex-Service Men's Club, 20 Milne Street, Perth PH1 5QL on Wednesday 16th August commencing 7.30pm. Admission for visiting magicians is £10 (pay on the night) who will be very welcome to come and enjoy what promises to be a great evening with something for everyone. 24.6.23


The MagicWeek Video Archive. A new magic clip or show every week! This week, Jeremy Beadle and Eddie Kidd on Beadle's Box of Tricks in 1989. See The MagicWeek Video Archive. To see more from The MagicWeek Video Archive Click Here. 24.6.23


Andrew Neiner 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: "Andrew Neiner, creator of the Boom Box" YouTube. 24.6.23


Christopher 'Frostie' Frost Lecture - The British Magical Society. Phil Sweeting writes: Christopher 'Frostie' Frost lectures, live at the British Magical Society on Tuesday 27th June at 7.30pm. Frostie will be sharing some of his signature routines: children's routines, close-up magic and stage work all with his signature energy and comedy. Visiting magicians welcome - £10 on the door. Free buffet and plenty of parking. The British Magical Society, The Weoley Castle Working Men's Club, Barnes Hill Road, Weoley Castle, Birmingham B29 5TY. 24.6.23


The June/July 2023 Mark Leveridge Podcast. You can enjoy the latest 45 minute audio broadcast from Mark Leveridge right now, either from or where you can also sign up to be a follower and receive each new release automatically. Here are the topics covered in this latest edition: Why I travel 3000 miles to attend a magic convention . Attention to detail brings its rewards in trick creation. The importance of rhythm and pacing with moves. Wise words from Jon Armstrong. Avoiding presenting magic on auto pilot is key with repetitive performing. How books on tricks can be unexpectedly inspiring. Replies to three interesting questions posed at the Commercial Close Up Refresher Zoom Session. Beware of misunderstanding definitions of amateur and professional. The Mark Leveridge podcast is free and you can also catch up with the back catalogue of previous editions if you wish. 24.6.23


Franklin The Mind Reading Magician Lecture - York Magic Circle. Monday 3rd July at 7.30pm, a lecture by Franklin The Mind Reading Magician. Doors will open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. £5 door entry for non-members. Venue: York and District Indoor Bowls Club, 302 Thanet Road, York YO24 3NW. 24.6.23


Bob Wooding - South West Ballooniversity, Wednesday 6th September. Ozzy Dee writes: South West Ballooniversity are proudly hosting Bob Wooding, on the 6th September. This will be an all-day lecture/workshop, plus he will be sharing his amazing fun packed show, First to Burst. Wednesday 6th September 10am-4pm at Burnt Barn, Chepstow NP16 5AR. There are limited tickets available, book asap to avoid disappointment. Email for more information and to secure your place. 24.6.23


'Claudia Winkleman' BBC Radio 2, today at 10am. Claudia chats with comedian Jason Manford, Derren Brown talks about his new show and Jo Whiley provides updates from Glastonbury. 24.6.23


The Shelby Wallet - For Charity. A limited number of brand new Shelby Wallets are for sale, from the creator himself. All proceeds including postage are going 100% to Please contact me, Gaz Lawrence, for more info, and many thanks for supporting a cause that has terribly affected mine and my daughters lives. Gaz. Email Gary Lawrence for ordering details: 24.6.23


"Anna DeGuzman: Magician is shocked by her own magic!" YouTube • "Derren Brown: ‘Spirit mediums are an unpleasant, manipulative lot’" Click Here • "Belfast magician and children's performer honoured with international award" Click Here • "Vegas headliner Carbonaro describes ‘inner battle’ with his craft" Click Here • "Banned Lincolnshire magician receives support from half of Penn & Teller" Click Here • "The magician who catches card cheats in casinos: ‘It’s incredibly common for people to try’" Click Here • "The Foolers, Curated By Penn & Teller, Comes To The Fisher Theatre in September" Click Here • That's it for this week. Your UK magic news is always welcomed, big and small. see you next week, Duncan. 24.6.23