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Please not that registrations taken on this site include an administration fee of £2.50 to register direct with the South Tyneside Council please follow the links below:

To register through Magicbox please e-mail michael@magicbox.uk.com for details.

Convention Dates - 8th - 10th March 2013

Venue - Customs House Theatre, Mill Dam, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, Ne33 1ES www.customshouse.co.uk

HQ Hotel – Best Western, Sea Hotel, Sea Rd, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE33 2LD www.seahotel.co.uk

The ticket price includes all lectures, close-up sessions, and Gala Shows. You can also gain free access to the exclusive “Midnight Show” on Friday night at The Sea Hotel convention HQ.  Plus an invite to an evening reception held by the mayor of South Tyneside and VIP guests on Sunday 10th of March.

Please note:  No day delegate rates are available.  All acts are subject to contract.


 Scott Land ~ USA               (FIRST EVER UK APPEARANCE)

Scott Land is a puppeteer at the top of his game. His seasoned performing skills are on display in nearly every scene of Paramount Pictures’ Team America: World Police. During the making of the movie - the most expensive puppet-driven feature film ever produced - Scott did more than pull the strings on dozens of lead characters. Throughout the 4 months of shooting, Land lent his expertise to director/producers Trey Parker and Matt Stone who, shot by shot, relied on his 25 years of marionette experience to help them create their landmark film. Other screen credits include Disney’s The Princess Diaries 2, for which he created and performed a Julie Andrews look-alike marionette.  His other TV and film credits include Pee Wee’s Playhouse, The Ben Stiller Show, Still Breathing, Shakes the Clown and Rodney Dangerfield’s Birthday Bash.

Sylvester the Jester ~ USA

Sylvester the Jester is a world famous, comedy magician, inventor and artist whose surreal blend of Cartoonish visual comedy and innovative magic has garnered several prestigious awards and made him a frequent guest on TV shows around the world and cemented him in high category of one the top acts in both magic and comedy world.

Charlie Frye & Co ~ USA

Acknowledging America's rich vaudeville tradition, Charlie Frye & Company synthesize virtuosic skills and a passionate love of their art into something classic yet undeniably fresh -- something that astounds even as it entertains.
For the last twenty-odd years (some odder than others), Charlie and his wife Sherry have been delighting audiences worldwide with their singular blend of silent comedy, magic, juggling, slapstick, and acrobatics. Charlie is often compared to classic comedians such as Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Stan Laurel and Dick Van Dyke.

Jimmy Carlo ~ UK

JIMBO is acknowledged as one of the leading Children’s Entertainers in the UK. Renowned as a top class performer he presents magic of the highest calibre leaving children both amused and amazed. Jimbo has travelled around the world entertaining with his unique brand of magic, and has, for a number of years entertained at all major holiday centres in the UK plus, TV, Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships, Top Venue's and Hotel Chains Worldwide. Jimbo, made history in 1991 by becoming the first act ever to win 3 major awards at the British Ring's International Brotherhood of Magicians Convention in Great Yarmouth. The awards were; Best Magic Act, Most Original Act, Best Comedy Act. 1999 also saw Jimmy win the coveted title of British Champion of Comedy Magic. Then to add to his accolades he was crowned KIDabra International Family Entertainer of the year 2009.

Dani DaOrtiz ~ Spain

Dani DaOrtiz is a rising star of Spanish close-up magic, who many consider the next Juan Tamariz. He has many publications to his credit and is the editor of ElManuscrito, a magazine which focuses on articles of lasting depth about the foremost figures and milestones in magic.

Gaston ~ Germany 

Two-time FISM Champion, Gaston, is a key member of the famed Flicking Fingers and one of magic’s most creative performers. Discover the genius for yourself and see first hand the theatrical brilliance of Gaston.

He performs in a way that will go straight to your heart. He is a master of metamorphosis – both as a magician and as a performer. Spectators enjoy it when he plays with different characters: the likeable nerd, the strange egocentric, the dazzling seducer, the inscrutable Mafioso, the ingenious professor, the conceited prima donna, the child, the animal, Little Red Riding Hood and the big bad wolf…Just tell him what he’s supposed to, choose a topic and a language, and he will comply – within seconds.

Graeme Jolley ~ UK

Graham is one of Britain’s top mentalists and one of the magicians who fooled Penn & Teller on their British television series. Known for his razor sharp wit and rapid-fire mind reading, Graham is one of the UK’s top comedy performers. His inspirations are Al Koran and Chan Canasta and he brings a uniquely entertaining style to this genre of magic.


Peter Turner became interested in magic at the age of 5, making the transition into mentalism at the age of 15 and has been performing professionally for several years. His first book titled Devious Realities was published by the highly regarded 'Wizard' Kenton Knepper, who openly admitted he was fooled and impressed by Peter's material.

Peter is widely known for his use of sneaky tactics, daring techniques and use of perception control to create clean elegant effects. His second book 'Dare to BOLD' is now on release and aimed at seasoned performers that are looking for workable material.  Since then Peter has published several more books, has consulted for various performers around Europe.

Peter is quickly becoming known for his unique thinking and over the last few months as created quite a stir in the mentalism community.



Friday 8th March 2013

  • Scott Land
  • Dani DaOrtiz
  • Sylvester the Jester
  • Pete Turner
  • Brian Sefton
  • Ian D Montford
  • John Archer (compere)


Saturday 9th March 2013

  • Charlie Frye & Co
  • Scott Land
  • Brian Sefton
  • Graham P Jolley
  • Gaston
  • Rob James
  • Paul Daniels and Debbie Magee (compere)


(Please note that there is an additional charge for the Master-classes)

 Prices and full details to be announced


  • Dani DaOrtiz (Sunday 10th March)
  • Scott Land (Sunday 10th March)
  • Sylvester the Jester (Sunday 10th March)
  • Pete Turner (Thursday 7th March)


NOTE: All acts subject to contract (nights may vary) 


Please check the following websites for any updates:     www.southtyneside.info/magicwww.facebook.com/groups/29920799525


To register direct with the South Tyneside council please contact:

To register please email:  Karri Prinn  +44 (0)191 4247986  or e-mail events@southtyneside.gov.uk or Martin Duffy martin@martinduffy.com