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He will be especially remembered for his generosity with help and advice to fellow magicians Patrick Page, Member of the Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star, the renowned magician, has died after a long illness, The Magic Circle announces with great regret.

He was 80 and a longstanding member of The Inner Magic Circle, Patrick Page had a long and varied career that combined highly acclaimed and entertaining performance with work as a magic dealer, inventor, teacher, author and consultant to TV and film.

Derren Brown was one of the first among the magic fraternity to pay tribute to Patrick Page, who will be especially remembered for his generosity with help and advice to fellow magicians.

News Scotsman Obiturary

 

Derrick Speight has died aged 83. Derrick was an Honorary Vice-President, past Chairman of Council, and served as an Officer longer than any other member. He was a key member of the team who co-ordinated the refurbishment of our HQ and was always a tireless worker for TMC. He was awarded the Gold Medal in the year 2000 for his services. Derrick Speight's obituary appears in The Telegraph

David Nixon’s wife Vivienne, son Nicholas and daughter Mandy were among the Nixon family members attending the eventThe launch of the new biography David Nixon: Entertainer with the Magic Touch by Edwin A. Dawes and Stephen Short was celebrated at The Magic Circle on Monday, November 30th, with a special lecture and show attended by members of the Nixon family.
 
David Nixon’s wife Vivienne, son Nicholas and daughter Mandy were among the Nixon family members attending the event, which started with a lecture by Eddie Dawes on the man described as ‘the father of magic on television’. A tribute show followed with performances of tricks closely associated with Nixon’s career featuring Chris Woodward, Terry Seabrooke, Fay Presto and Colin Rose. Alan Shaxon, who tore and restored a newspaper strip, recounted how an appearance on the Nixon TV show kick-started his professional career and Peter Scarlett concluded the live action with Nixon’s signature card in cigarette routine.
 
Film clips included ‘Dizzy Limit’, the transposition with Anita Harris, and many clips of the sadly missed Ali Bongo who acted as magical adviser to David Nixon in the 1970s.

Noel Britten received the Carlton Comedy Award from The Magic Circle for outstanding use of comedy and magicNoel Britten receives The Magic Circle’s Carlton Comedy Award. Acclaimed comedian and member of The Magic Circle Noel Britten added to his trophy cabinet this week on receiving the Carlton Comedy Award from The Magic Circle for outstanding use of comedy and magic.
 
Named after legendary magician Carlton, aka ‘the Human Hairpin’, the Carlton Comedy Award is awarded annually by The Magic Circle. Previous winners include Terry Seabrooke, Graham Jolley and John Archer.
 
As he accepted the Carlton Award from past president of The Magic Circle, Alan Shaxon, Noel made special mention of Richard McDougall and Alan Alan, each of whom had provided help and inspiration over the years. Previous awards include 'Hackney Empire New Act of the Year' and 'Ha Bloody Ha New Act of the Year'

The Magic Circle Awards Banquet 2009.

On Saturday, November 21st, at the Holiday Inn, Bloomsbury, London, The Magic Circle staged their annual Awards Banquet. The following awards were announced:

David Devant Award, posthumously to Ali Bongo.
Cecil Lyle Award for best trick in The Magic Circular to Tim Sutton.
John Nevil Maskelyne Literary Award to Chris Woodward.
Maskelyne Award to Terry Seabrooke.
Carlton Comedy Award to Noel Britten (announced at a later date).
Silver Wands went to Jack Delvin, Alan & Barbara Astra, Keith & Carol Cooper.