Issue 28, SMC eUpdate6 April 2010

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General Info

Web Sites


For the UK magic scene, the best resource is
http://www.magicweek.co.uk/
For a more international version try


http://www.magictimes.com/


 


 



Magazines


UK Based


Magic Seen - http://www.magicseen.co.uk/


 


International


Magic - http://www.magicmagazine.com/


Genie - http://geniimagazine.com/


 



Stuff you should read


The Royal Road to card magic

Mark Wilsonís Complete Course


 


 



Other Societies


The Magic Circle


http://www.themagiccircle.co.uk/
IBM (International Brotherhood of Magicians)
http://www.britishring.org.uk/


 


 



Magic Shops


http://Alakazam.co.uk/ For all magic


http://www.paulgordon.net/ For card magic


 



 


Conventions


February each year is the Blackpool convention which attracts around 3500 magicians each year.
The IBM convention is held is year is September, it alternates venues one year in Eastbourne, the next in Southport.
http://www.britishring.org.uk/


 


 



CRB


If you are (or want to be) a Childrenís entertainer, you may be asked if you are CRB checked. This means have you been checked and approved by the Criminal Records Bureau, in essence youíre someone who can be trusted with kids. More info can be found here: http://www.crb.homeoffice.gov.uk


 


 



Insurance


If you are performing at professional gigs you may want to consider getting some public liability insurance. For example some council run places may insist on you being insured for a least £10million. A great way to get insured is to join the performers union Equity, not only will you be insured for the full £10million but if you ever need legal advice should someone not pay you or you burn a hole in the brides dress with your flash paper, then they will provide it free of charge. More info can be found here: http://www.equity.org.uk/



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