David Blaine’s latest special ‘Real or Magic’ debuted on UK terrestrial TV with an airing on Channel 4 on New Year’s Day. In an emotionally moving show, Blaine stuns and astounds various celebrities, including Harrison Ford, Will Smith, Kanye West and President George W Bush.
David Blaine is the undisputed master of his genre, genuinely advancing the art of magic with this latest offering. Watch this show to be shocked, delighted and genuinely enchanted. Then watch it again, and again. Each encounter will reveal previously unseen layers and perspectives… an almost unique achievement in televised magic.
The Illusionists is an incredible show featuring six of the world’s greatest magicians. It came to England earlier this year as part of a world tour, however don’t worry if you missed it! Now’s your chance to see this amazing show as it will be aired on ITV on Saturday 21st December, 9:10pm. Hosted by Stephen Mulhern, this is a very special performance which took place in front of a celebrity packed audience at London’s Hammersmith Apollo.
The sequel, Illusionists 2.0 is coming! Featuring an all-new line up, it’s looking to be bigger and better than the first… Watch this space!
Comic Magicians Penn & Teller will be returning to the UK in June. These shows, part of the duo’s first ever UK tour, will feature Penn & Teller’s classic magic tricks performed live with their unique brand of humour and audience participation. No show will be the same. You never know what will happen!
With an amazing six wins as ‘Las Vegas Magicians of the Year,’ their 13-year run at The Rio Hotel & Casino is one of the longest running and most-loved shows in Las Vegas history, earning them the accolade of ‘The single best show in Vegas’ from the Los Angeles Times.
Don’t miss your chance to see two of the funniest and most respected magicians in the world in their new UK show. For tour dates and to grab your tickets, visit Ticketmaster
James Freedman will be popping up on TV screens with some crime safety advice on pickpockets and other common scams. Filming is currently underway and we’ll bring you further details in the new year.
The Foundation for Promoting the Art of Magic has awarded it’s International Magic Award to Lu Chen the undisputed superstar of modern magic who is seen here receiving the award from David Berglas. (Photo: MagicWeek )
Lu Chen is a multi award winning magician based in his native Taiwan. His television shows have achieved viewing figures of 1 billion making him the most watched magician in history.
This prestigious award was conceived by David Berglas and has been presented annually since 2007 when it was awarded to The MacMillan Family for their work in producing the International Magic Convention successfully for over forty years. Other recipients since then have included David Copperfield , Juan Tamariz , Derren Brown and Uri Geller.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the theatre… Ghost Stories is the smash hit play written and directed by Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson. With a previous sell out 13 month run in the West End before playing in Toronto and Moscow, the show has now terrified over 300,000 people. This cult show is coming back to the West End from February next year in a new production with an entirely new cast and a couple of new ‘special moments’ that promise to be more intense than ever! Are you brave enough to book? For tickets call 020 7836 8463 or visit www.artstheatrewestend.co.uk but hurry, we predict this will sell out fast.
In another innovative challenge, the master illusionist and showman plans to pull off the perfect crime. He’s bet renowned art collector Ivan Massow that he can steal a painting from right under his nose. In true Derren style, he will tell Ivan exactly which painting he plans to target – a work by Turner-nominated British brothers Jake and Dinos Chapman no less – as well as what time the theft will happen. He’ll even give him a photograph of the person that’s going to take it.
In order to pull off the theft Derren recruits a crew. But he’s not going to use career criminals or skilled cat burglars. He’s going to use members of society that tend to slip by unnoticed. He’s going to use old age pensioners. Speaking about the challenge, Derren said “This has been nerve-wracking for me and my team, leaving such an extraordinary task entirely in the hands of a group of contributors to pull off. The idea was to use the fact that the elderly tend to be treated as invisible as a strength.”
We can’t wait…
The Lost Lectures is a unique series of ‘Enchanting Talks from Secret Locations’ that’s about taking lectures out of traditional corporate and academic environments and into incredible secret spaces that surprise, delight and bring the imagination to life. An immersive world of inspiring talks and unforgettable experiences, featuring a World-class mix of scientists, artists, techies, designers, entrepreneurs and entertainers and many more…
Pickpocket James Freedman will be among the speakers at this year’s final event next month in the Lost Lectures ‘Big Fight Live’ on 22nd November 2013. It looks set to be an unforgettable evening. The full lineup of speakers can be found HERE.
In 1999 Luis was nominated ‘Magician of the Year’ by the Academy of Magical Arts in Hollywood. In 2010 he was again honoured when fellow magicians around the world voted him ‘Illusionist of the Decade’.
Luis is a household name in Portugal where he’s hosted and produced over 150 highly successful and award winning television shows. Last year, UK audiences saw Luis in action on ‘The Magicians’ the hit BBC One show which put magic back on Saturday night television for the first time in over 20 years.
Renowned for the grandest of illusions, Luis de Matos is the man who made an elephant disappear in under five seconds, and a Ferrari melt away whilst surrounded by members of the audience. He made a six ton Renault truck appear in front of an invited audience of executives (in the company’s own building!) and when Disney launched the Disney Channel in Portugal it was Luis who magically produced Mickey Mouse in a spectacular illusion so he could switch on the TV channel for the very first time!
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The David Devant is awarded to individuals who have made a significant contribution in advancing the art of magic internationally. The trophy is a replica bust of David Devant, the first President of The Magic Circle. The original life size bronze is on permanent display in the society’s London headquarters.