Number 1251 - Saturday 15th June 2024


London Magic Convention 4 details announced - and it's going to be a blockbuster! From the organisers: It's back! The London Magic Convention is exploding at the Lyric Hammersmith again on Sunday November 3rd. LMC4 promises all the same treats as usual, with three incredible lectures: Top mentalist and Derren Brown collaborator Stephen Long aka 'Hector Chadwick', will be giving a brand new lecture full of practical effects and devilish thinking. 'Gentleman Juggler' Mat Ricardo will be lecturing many of his remarkable tricks for the first time ever, and from the United States close-up magic legend Wayne Houchin is giving his first lecture for almost a decade.

As if that isn't enticing enough, there will be our packed two-level dealers hall, the London Close-up Championship, the Patrick Page Award and of course the legendary '£4 Gala Show', plus Mat Ricardo will be closing the day off with his full show. It really is a packed day that you will not want to miss. Sunday 3rd November at the Lyric Theatre, King Street, Hammersmith, London W6 0QL. Book your seats now at


Stellar Magic Presents CCC - The Midlands Convention on 5th & 6th April 2025 at Longford House, Watling Street, Cannock WS11 1SJ. With John Morton, Adam Dadswell, Liam Montier, Christian Grace, and Steve Cook. To book visit 15.6.24


Kidology UK, the convention for children’s entertainers, returns on Monday 16th September at The Austin Sports & Social Club in Birmingham (from 9am - 6pm). Lectures from Michael Green, Tom Rolfe, Michael Diamond, David Tomkins and Colin Dymond. Halloween Games - Panto & Theatre - Magic - Ventriloquism and more. Sunday night and Monday night entertainment and on Tuesday 17th September The Kidology UK Children's Entertainer of the Year Competition. All inclusive price £50.00. To book go to Join us on Facebook Kidology.UK. 15.6.24


Aaron Crow at the British Ring Convention in September. The British Ring Convention Team is excited to announce the amazing Aaron Crow will be joining us at our Convention in Llandudno in September! Catch him in the Gala Show, An Evening of Magic. Show tickets are included with full registrations or can be purchased separately through the British Ring website or direct from the Venue Cymru box office. Tickets are only £19.50 (includes £3 booking fee and £1.50 Theatre Levy). 27.4.24


The Edinburgh Fringe Festival August 2024. Festival Magic listings featuring 70+ magic / magic related shows: Click Here. The Magic listings were compiled for MagicWeek by Peter McLanachan:, many thanks Peter! Over the coming weeks MagicWeek will be highlighting some of the individual shows. 15.6.24


Paul Daniels Limited Edition Poster. The Enchanted Rabbit Magic Emporium write: Just released - only 50 available - don't miss these! Paul Daniels was, quite simply, one of the best magicians there has ever been. Ahead of his forthcoming book on Daniels, Chris Cross commissioned an oil painting on canvas by Maltese artist Vanni Pule. Cross was so impressed by the painting, he’s releasing a poster print of the artwork, collaborating with the artist, so others can enjoy this, too! This is a strictly limited edition run of poster prints. Only 50 are available to pre-order now. They’re all hand-signed to the reverse by artist Vanni Pule and are all individually numbered. Printed on a thick A3 poster stock. Own a piece of artwork that is sure to become a collectors item. Order yours now before they sell out! 15.6.24


Mario the Maker Magician - Underbelly Boulevard, London. 15th June to 4th August. Fresh from a sold-out Off-Broadway run in New York City and recently featured on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon! Robots and magic and slapstick! Contagiously upbeat and full of heart, the ever-endearing Mario leads you through a romping explosion of energy and belly laughs punctuated with moments of heart and emotion that will catch you by surprise.

Not "just a kids’ show," Mario the Maker Magician is an all-ages theatrical experience for adults, kids, families... everyone. Mario has also appeared on Sesame Street, Universal Kids, and live on tour with David Blaine, who calls him "the best kids’ magician in the world!" Winner: 2024 Adelaide Fringe BEST Kids & Family Award

15th June to 4th August at Underbelly Boulevard, 6 Walker’s Court, Soho, London W1F 0BT. Book here: Underbelly Boulevard is a brand new home for the hottest cabaret, variety and music plus an exciting new Cocktail Bar and Cafe Kitty, a brand new dining destination from Kitty Fisher’s Group. As Underbelly’s first-ever permanent venue, Underbelly Boulevard is the new centre for award-winning UK live performances, right in the heart of Soho. Performer: Mario "the Maker Magician" Marchese. Authors of show: Mario and Katie Marchese. Produced by: Katie Rosa Marchese and Chris Cox.


Travis Perkins Assembly - Ferrybridge Day of Magic, Sunday 7th July. We are back with a bang! Travis Perkins is pleased to announce the date for the Ferrybridge Day of Magic: Sunday 7th of July 2024. 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


Merlins of Wakefield Magic Auction - at the shop on Sunday 21st July. Come along and join us for a fun day and pick up plenty of magical bargains. Doors open at 10am for viewing, the Auction starts 10.30am. Entry is only £5.00 and must be booked in advance: Click Here. If you would like to enter a lot, please email All lots and 3 copies of the lot form must be returned the week before the auction. Lots are on a first come basis, and are limited. Spaces for buyers limited - to book your place Click Here. The auction will be held at Merlins, 15 The Springs, Wakefield, WF1 1QE telephone 01924 339933. 15.6.24


Nick Einhorn Lecture – British Magical Society, 25th June. Phil Sweeting writes: Penn & Teller Fool Us winner, Gold Star member of The Inner Magic Circle, Nick Einhorn is a magician with an international reputation and will be performing and teaching a selection of his commercial and workable magic. Visiting magicians are welcome for £10 on the night. If you’ve joined us before please note the change of venue. Lecture starts at 7.30pm, at The British Magical Society, The Black Horse, Bristol Road South, Northfield, Birmingham B31 2QT. 15.6.24


The Magic Car Boot Sale - with up to 36 indoor stalls. Now in its 30th Year! A great social occasion with thousands of bargains and hot breakfast rolls! Sunday 15th September 2024 from 10am. Admission £5.00 at the Austin Sports and Social Club, 30 Tessall Lane, Birmingham B31 2SF. Join our Facebook group Magic Car Boot Sale. To enquire about a stand contact Alec Powell on 07831 115448 or email 15.6.24 and - for sale (still!) If you've always run your business via a "second-best" domain name then here is a rare opportunity to own an excellent one, or two, with SEO built in. and - two top-level domain names that show you mean business. If close-up magic is your thing, be it as a performer or magic business, then these domain names will pay for themselves in no time. Clear direct branding is everything in business. £150 each. I registered these back in 1999. Contact Duncan Trillo, email: 15.6.24


The MagicWeek Video Archive. A new magic clip or show every week! This week, Dynamo in a guest appearance on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross from April 13th 2007. See The MagicWeek Video Archive. To see more from The MagicWeek Video Archive Click Here. 15.6.24


Mark James's New Lecture Now Booking November 2024-February 2025 dates. Here's the press release: Mark James is one of the magic world’s most experienced lecturers having released two Penguin Live’s, four Alakazam Academies, multiple DVD and download projects as well as participating in Vanishing Inc’s Connected Live convention. He’s also travelled the world sharing magic at conventions and magic clubs, including consecutive years at The Session, MagiFest, multiple IBM’s and the world’s largest magic convention in Blackpool.

Now is your chance to see this fascinating and informative stage magic lecture, featuring all of the great magic that has taken Mark around the planet to performances at the World Famous Magic Castle, House of Cards Nashville and the Chicago Magic Lounge alongside over a decade of 200 shows per year touring the UK and the world’s finest cruise ships.

Mark will be available in person within the UK and online via zoom internationally (via a multi camera HD broadcast studio) for a short period of selected dates. The lecture will feature performances and explanations of Mark’s revolutionary handling for Cups & Balls, Silk to Egg, 8 Cards to Pockets, Billiard Balls, Blindfolded Booktest, Multiplying Bottles, Vanishing an Elephant and more.

He’ll also discuss how to find a great opener, using music in your show, understanding and implementing character, and will also tell you some of his favourite stories from the last 20 years. Guaranteed to be an unmissable night, get in touch now to bring Mark’s lecture to your club or magic society. See


Tom Weil: Sixth Sense, London 21st June. Tom Weil will present his sell-out Adelaide Fringe Show, Sixth Sense, for one night only in London on 21st June in Camden. Combining mind reading and live music, Tom's show has garnered rave 5 star reviews and with limited seating is selling very fast. To watch the cinematic trailer and for tickets Click Here. 15.6.24


Jason Simmons Lecture - South London Magic Society, 2nd July. Simon Rosselli writes: Are you a performing magician? Do you have an interest in hypnosis? Perhaps you'd like to add some cool effects to your repertoire? If so, come along to the South London Magic Society on Tuesday 2nd July where professional hypnotist Jason Simmons will be presenting a practical 2 hour lecture covering all aspects of hypnosis.


In this interactive, hands-on lecture you will learn how to present and perform suggestibility tests and rapid and progressive hypnotic inductions that can be used in impromptu, parlour or stage settings. Jason will also share tips and techniques on stage craft including how to build routines and shows. Jason is also a regular guest entertainer for Haven, Pontins and Park Dean. Guests £10 which can be used to go towards Membership if you wish to join. Doors open 7.30pm, lecture 8pm-10pm. Methodist Clock House Church, Opposite Clock House Station, Clock House Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 4JP. 15.6.24


Film of Peter Warlock performing his Penetration Frame – now available in the Davenport Film Collection. Peter Warlock (1904-1995) was a well-respected British magician with magic inventions and books to his name. He chose Davenports to market his Penetration Frame which became very popular as a 'mini-illusion'. This clip shows him performing his Penetration Frame followed by a ring on rope routine. The film was probably taken around 1940. Check out this and other clips in the Film Category of The Davenport Collection or on The Davenport Film Collection on YouTube. 15.6.24


The E-Club Pro Gold Pass. Mark Leveridge's online magic resource, E-Club Pro, is like a magical Aladdin's Cave. Members have 24/7 access to a huge supply of great ideas, magic and advice that is both fascinating and exciting. There are a couple of ways to get immediate access to all this material. You can either take out a subscription costing £12 which renews automatically each month via PayPal and which has no fixed subscription period, or you can elect to make a one-off purchase of the new E-Club Pro Gold Pass, which gives you all of the advantages of a subscription but for a fixed period (choose from 1, 3 or 6 months). Whichever you choose, you will be amazed and delighted with the many benefits E-Club Pro offers, irrespective of whether you are a seasoned pro, a busy semi-pro, or an enthusiastic amateur. For details of both E-Club Pro membership options go to 15.6.24


David Britland's Cardopolis. If you're really into magic Cardopolis is for you! Magic, notes, trivia, and other fragments from the deceptive art. It's free, but a click on the 'Buy Me A Coffee' link is a nice gesture. DT. Subscribe for free at: 15.6.24


Jamie Williams - new lecture now booking. From the press release: From analysing international criminals to guessing your playing card. Jamie Williams new lecture showcases what promises to turn mentalism on its head. Micro expressions are facial expressions that last only a moment, approximately 1/25 of a second. As someone who has worked in law enforcement for over 20 years Jamie has studied, used and even taught these techniques all over the world.

Unlike verbal communication or gestures facial expressions are a universal system of signals we have learnt from as early as our mother's wombs. We can express with our faces long before we are able to communicate through vocal ability. Using these along with understanding body language allows you to bring your magic and mind reading into the future. To book Jamie's lecture contact him now at


Hitchcock Presents. "Sorcerer's Apprentice" A magician takes a simple-minded runaway under his wing, but his wife has a sinister idea for the easily manipulated man. Brandon De Wilde stars. Friday 21st June on Sky Arts. See TV Magic. 15.6.24


"Jack Rhodes: Meet the Cumbrian magician and runner up on Britain's Got Talent 2024" Click Here • "Vegas magician is canceled by his furious colleagues for making hugely-popular viral videos exposing secrets of the business" Click Here • "'I haven’t been to school': the superstar magician who has performed since she was six" Click Here • "A special magician who overcame the barrier of autism! 15-year-old Irish magician Killian O’Connor gives hope to everyone in ‘1 vs 1 Act Showdown’" YouTube • "Solange Kardinaly shocks the Judges with Magical Quick Change!" Click Here • "June 11, 1934: Enter Mandrake the Magician – A First and Last Entry" Click Here • That's it for another magic week, your news is always welcomed, see you next week, Duncan. 15.6.24


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Number 1250 - Saturday 8th June 2024


Big congratulations to Jack Rhodes on being placed runner-up in this year's Britain's Got Talent Final! And congratulations to magician Trixy, on coming in sixth. Meanwhile... "Britain's Got Talent winner celebrated in Wetherspoons" [includes full breakdown of the top ten results] "Ulverston magician [Jack Rhodes] finishes runner-up on Britain's Got Talent"

"Jack Rhodes makes Simon Cowell wear lie-detector" The Final BGT 2024 YouTube.
"Trixy brings out mysterious surprise guest" The Final BGT 2024 YouTube.


Vanishing Inc Sacramento Warehouse Fire. On June 6th Vanishing Inc suffered a serious fire in their warehouse in Sacramento. They wrote to newsletter subscribers: "The warehouse sadly has burned to the ground. The roof caved in and we’re heartbroken to learn that nothing was salvageable. Our priority—now and always—is our staff. They are family to us, and many have been with us since our founding. We intend to be back to work, shipping your orders, and creating the dazzling magic you’ve come to expect from us as soon as possible.


"We have always believed that our greatest strength as a company is in our planning. We aren’t actual mentalists, but we have planned for eventualities just like the one we woke up to this morning. As the ashes of our warehouse are still smoldering, we’ve put our plan into action. We have off-site storage, a new plan for shipping and acquisitions, and we have a plan in place to get your orders out as fast as we possibly can. We’re also able to focus on our digital properties: downloads, masterclass, and ebooks. For now, we humbly ask for your understanding as our plan of action rolls into place."

I'm sure magicians everywhere wish Joshua Jay and Andi Gladwin and the whole team the best for a speedy recovery. DT.


An Evening with Michael Vincent - Bank Holiday Miracles, Saturday, August 24th in London. Elegant Deceptions & The Poetry of Conjuring - Come and join us for an evening of stunning magic, compelling stories and pure astonishment. This event is a live performance and experience of Magic from Michael Vincent.

Michael is celebrating 50 years as a student of Magic. This show will feature his astonishing technical mastery, creative storytelling and charismatic engagement with you, his audience. The show is limited to 45 people. This event is being held in The Eurythmy Room at The Rudolph Steinar House. Tickets:


Middle Street Magic - Beeston, Nottingham, 21st & 22nd June. David Fung writes: Join us for an enchanting evening of magic and community spirit in Beeston. Middle Street Magic is all about bringing people together in a fun, collaborative, and magical atmosphere. Prepare to be amazed as local magicians showcase their talents while we connect and celebrate our vibrant community.

The evening kicks off with close-up magic and interactive entertainment in the wonderful foyer cafe space at Middle Street Resource Centre. This is followed by an original show guaranteed to bring you a novel experience of wonder. We're keen to engage with the local community and reach those interested in magic who have not had previous opportunities to connect. We're also keen to share and connect with other members of the magic community with an interest in similar types of activities.


Friday June 21st & Saturday June 22nd. Doors open at 6.15pm (for pre-show hot/soft drinks and entertainment). Show starts at 7pm (75 minutes, no interval). Venue: Middle Street Resource Centre Beeston, 74 Middle Street, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 2AR. Limited tickets are available for just £6 from 8.6.24


Magicians: Home Counties Magical Society wants You! Home Counties Magical Society (HCMS) has elected Derek Oliver as their new President. Derek takes over from Steve Graham who recently stood down from the role. HCMS was formed in 1947 and remains a popular club based just outside Reading in Berkshire. Over the years it has had many distinguished members who have gone on to great success via the 'Junior Days' (which later formed into the Young Magicians Club of The Magic Circle) including Nic Einhorn, Dominic Wood, and Richard Cadell to name just three. In 2024 we want to increase our membership and would love aspiring or experienced magicians, hobbyists, professionals or those with a genuine interest in magic, to join us. We have lectures, competitions, sessioning evenings and club nights, as well as social events. We meet at Maiden Place Community Centre, Earley, Reading RG6 3HD on 1st Thursday of the month (except July - this will be 11th). For more information email or contact Derek direct on 07917 086186. 8.6.24


The MagicWeek Video Archive. A new magic clip or show every week! This week, part 2 of Kevin McMahon on a 'Faking It' from 27th March 2005 with magic mentoring from Nigel Mead, Mandy Muden and Pat Page. With Matt Edwards, David Burgess, Ian Myers, Rosemary English, Carey Marx and Paul Daniels. See The MagicWeek Video Archive. To see more from The MagicWeek Video Archive Click Here. 8.6.24


Bron Ivy 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: "Bron Ivy: An expert in using magic to portray a story, tells her story" YouTube. 8.6.24


Merlins of Wakefield write: It's been a few hectic weeks since our Magic Festival Day, but we would like to thank everyone who was involved. The performers, the Dealers, the venue, all the helpers and everyone who came along to support the day. Next year will be our 30th Anniversary, so watch out for details of our Magic Festival Day 2025... "Merlins Magic Festival Day 2024 Thank You!" YouTube. Also see 8.6.24


Kevin Quantum "Christmas Special" With Guests - Edinburgh. Pick the best seats and enjoy an early bird discount! After sell out shows last Christmas, we’re delighted to announce that our Christmas Special with Kevin Quantum and guests goes on sale early! We are back to the wonderful Church Hill Theatre for December 2024 with more astonishing illusions and big laughs in a riotously fun and magical Christmas show for the whole family! Book before 30th June and save 20% with the code MAGIC24. 23rd-24th, 27th-30th December, Church Hill Theatre, Morningside Road, Edinburgh EH10 4DR. See 8.6.24


Northern Magic Circle Grand Auction, Sunday, 30th June. Brian Lead writes: The Northern Magic Circle will be holding a Grand Auction of magic props and books on Sunday, 30th June. Our celebrity magic boxes include a still-sealed and signed Dynamo ‘Magikit’. Also on offer will be items from Rodney Hawkins, and many which belonged to the late John Pye and John Blunt... plus puzzles from the extensive collection of John Tattersall. Maybe you fancy some old volumes of Abracadabra magazine (including some ‘specials’), or some really well made and unique DIY apparatus? How about a print of Chung Ling Soo or Keller, signed by the artist? The range of books contains volumes from the library of the late Tom Owen. Many of the lots, from the likes of Vanishing Inc et al, are presented ‘as new’, never having been used in performance, and there will be dozens of free magazines to take away.

Come along for what promises to be an enjoyable afternoon of traditional Northern friendship, with complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits.
The venue is Pannal Village Hall, on the outskirts of Harrogate, on Station Road, Pannal, Harrogate HG3 1JG. Viewing will be from 2pm, with the sale starting at 2.30pm. Contact the organiser, Roy Field, for further details:, tel. 07903577551 or 01723891449.


The Mark Leveridge June Podcast. The very latest audio podcast from Mark Leveridge is now available, featuring the following talking points: Discussing just what magic really is. The allure and draw of 4Fs in the United States. How social media can make huge money for some magicians. The importance of using spectators’ names. Introducing the E-Club Pro Gold Pass. Adapting to your changing magical needs and aims. The trust issues inherent in trick review comments. The reduction in attendance numbers at many live magic events is a concern. The art of keeping the attention of distracted spectators. There are two ways to listen to this free 45 minute podcast. You can catch it either from, or from where you can also sign up to be a follower and receive each new release automatically. 8.6.24


Ulster Society of Magicians AGM and MagiCon 2025. James Hobart writes: At the AGM on Monday 3rd June Darren Close took over as Chairman of The Ulster Society of Magicians. He joins Alan Kennedy (Vice Chairman), James Hobart (Secretary), Paula McIntyre (Treasurer), Lucie Wilson and John Donnelly on committee together with new recruits Alan Curran and Duncan McClune. Paul Gomac was elected Vice President and joins Fay Presto in office already as President for a period of three years.

Initial details were also released for MagiCon 2025 which will take place from 2nd-4th May 2025, in The Malone, Belfast. Accommodation can now be booked for a rate of £125 per night B&B by ringing the hotel on +4428 9038 8000 and stating that you are attending the Magic Convention. Payment will be taken on arrival.

The first act announced to perform and lecture is Griffin & Jones - the award winning comedy duo, making their debut at an Irish Convention. Registration details will be released before the end of the year, but details for payment by instalments will be announced shortly.


Merlin Magical Society Annual Auction. John Clayton writes: On the 13th June, the Merlin Magical Society is holding its annual Auction. Entry is free to non members wishing to buy, with a £10 fee for members wishing to sell. Doors open at 7.30pm for 8pm start. Merlin Magical Society, Little Heath Parish Hall, Thornton Road, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire EN6 1JJ. For full details visit 8.6.24


Michael Diamond Spiritualism Lecture - The Order of The Magi, Manchester, 11th June. Mike Sharples writes: The Order of The Magi (Manchester’s Magicians’ Society) is proud to present The Michael Diamond Spiritualism Lecture on Tuesday 11th June. This night is guaranteed to be a night that is very different from most magical lectures, split into two parts: Part 1 is a PowerPoint presentation focusing on Houdini and how he exposed mediums Eva C and Margery, with never before revealed techniques of how mediums materialised spirits. Part 2 is an examination of some antique and unusual equipment used by magicians and mediums.


The lecture will be held at The Irish World Heritage Centre, Irish Town Way, off Queens Road, Cheetham Hill, Manchester. The lecture starts at 7.30pm. Visiting magicians are welcome for an entry fee of £10.00 payable on the night. Guests to have approved permission from the Secretary, or President, prior to the evening. For more information, please see the website or call Mike Sharples on 07748 833666 8.6.24


Mind Mangler: Member of The Tragic Circle - Liverpool & Bath. Join the Mind Mangler as he attempts a spectacular return with his West End debut two man solo show. Witness hilarious feats of mentalism spiral into chaos as he attempts to read your mind, mind, mind... Following a disastrous season in London’s West End, the Mind Mangler is heading on a UK tour. For a guaranteed night of laugh filled magic and mind-bending silliness that will leave you gasping for breath, do not miss the Mind Mangler at a venue near you 8.6.24


Care & Share Days 20th Anniversary Tour - Sutton, 11th June. Graham Lee writes: The first day for 2024 is organised for Tuesday 11th June in Sutton, Surrey and will run from 10am till 5pm. We have 4 star lectures all booked in, with over 100 years of experience within the industry between them: David Crofts, Sally Povey, Danielle Burnige and myself Graham Lee. Workshops are: 1, Secrets of weaving. 2, Embellishing number stacks. 3, Line work for the real world. 4, A Romantic twist. Each workshop will last approx. 75/90 minutes.

The cost for the full day is just £45 on the early bird special, is that not just fantastic value for money? Yes is the answer, he he. The cost will be £60 after the first 10 spaces are gone. Please book early to avoid disappointment as numbers are limited. Any questions then please email or to book visit:


"Queen Elizabeth II's lookalike - who featured in Naked Gun and Austin Powers - dies at 96" Jennette was a past member of the British Ring of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and had a number of magic connections. 8.6.24


"How’d He Do That?! The Magical Mystery Show Experience" Click Here • "Meet the magician who left his full-time job to pursue passion of performing all over the UK" Click Here • "Innovative Illusionist Andrew Evans Returns to The Presidio Theatre With an All-New Show" Click Here • "Uri Geller returns library book 47 years late" Click Here • "Review: The Mind Mangler has the magic formula for laughter at Milton Keynes Theatre" Click Here • "Abracadabra! How magic can help us understand animal minds" Click Here • That's all for another week. Your UK magic news and reviews always welcomed. See you next week, Duncan. 8.6.24