The New Website

Well, this took me longer than I thought – a lot longer!  But now, it’s done.  I have finally completed setting up a small website to my satisfaction.  No doubt there will be typos aplenty in there but I’ll find them in due course. That means that as of about now, when you type in […]

I’m back – and with new bits to come!

Hi folks. Yes, I know.  It’s been a while since I posted anything on the Blog.  You can blame the likes of Twitter and Facebook for that – most of my day-to-day thoughts go on there but I thought I’d try and change that over the coming year.  I’m not making it a resolution or […]

Magic, Magicians and Magic Related Stuff at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe

Hi folks Last week saw the release of this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme and, as usual, I went through it to find as many magic, magicians and magic-related shows as I could find in the programme.  This year there are nearly 50 shows!  Mind you, there are nearly 3000 shows on in Edinburgh throughout […]

Lectures – A Wee Reminder

Hi folks I thought I’d briefly remind you of my upcoming lectures taking place early next week in England. First off, on Monday 5th March, I will be at Leicester Magic Circle at their headquarters at Braunstone Civic Centre, Kingsway, Leicester, LE3 2PP (map).  This lecture is scheduled to start at 7:30pm and you can get more details from the club directly […]

Peter Harvey and The 2012 KiltWalk

Hi folks My best mate (and brother from another mother), Peter Harvey has decided to take on a bit of a challenge for charity – he’s going to take part in The 2012 KiltWalk, taking place on Easter Sunday, 8th April, going from The National Stadium, Hampden Park in Glasgow to Loch Lomond Shores, a […]

New Lecture Notes – “The Difficult Second Album”

Hi folks Please note: If you are visiting this post from a link to, please click this direct page link to allow the PayPal page to work.  Sorry for any inconvenience. In my last post, I mentioned that I was working on a new set of lecture notes for my upcoming lecture at Paisley […]

A Few Lectures In 2012

Hi folks I thought I’d let you know about a few lectures that I will be presenting in the coming few months. The first will be at Paisley Magic Circle on Thursday 19th January 2012 at their regular meeting place – St Ninian’s Church Hall, 81-83 Blackstoun Road, Paisley, PA3 1NR (map).  The lecture is […]

Back Twist by Mathieu Bich

Hi folks I first met Mathieu Bich some 10 years ago at the IBM British Ring Convention in Scarborough.  Since then, I have had the pleasure of meeting him on a number of occasions and have watched in wonder countless times as he has performed effects that his brilliantly creative mind has created.  He is […]

Let the contest begin!

Saturday 19th November at 10am sees the 28th International Magic Close Up Competition for The Kevin Reay Trophy.  The international field competing is:- Ludovic Julliot – FranceJames Piper – WalesBenoit Dulche – FrancePIPO – SpainClaes Danell – SwedenAndost – USAJavi Sánchez – SpainPaul Sommersguter – AustriaHayashi – GermanyTrabuk – ItalyAlexander Popov – RussiaHector Mancha – SpainHide – JapanWoody Aragón – SpainRené Jensen – DenmarkLord Lucan aka Magic Paul – UK I […]

Magic Fever

Today sees the start of a week of magic in London with the launch of the LONDON FESTIVAL OF MAGIC at the intimate Bridewell Theatre, followed by a weekend of action packed magic commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the International Magic Convention at the fabulous Mermaid Theatre (the theatres are within 5 minutes walk of […]