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Posted by in WEEKLY MAGAZINE on May 19, 2016 .

Welcome, one and all, to the fifth issue of Magic Tao’s Weekly Magazine. Can you believe we’re already on the fifth? Where did the time go? 

Before we get started, we’d like to announce that the winner for last week’s competition was Baz the Magician. Congratulations, Baz! Sadly, there won’t be a competition this week, partly because we have to give Chris some time off.

This week, we’ll be looking at ‘Dream Prediction’ by Paul Rimhany (which really impressed us) and ‘Effortless Effects’ by Ryan Schultz. We’ll also be taking a look back at Jay Sankey’s classic magic trick, ‘In a Flash’ and showcasing the best answers to last week’s...

Posted by in INTERVIEWS on Oct 23, 2015 .

Jon Allen talks to us about his life in magic and shows us Paragon. On the release of this interview, Paragon is now Paragon 3D and looks so much better :)

Posted by in LECTURES on Mar 23, 2015 .

We are pleased to announce our second lecture to be held at the Tao on the 22nd April 2015.

Doors open at 7:30pm for some chat and refreshments before the lecture starts at 8:00pm.

Everyone is welcome. The entrance fee is £15.00 and there will also be a prize draw to win some great prizes.


The number of places is limited - Comment below to reserve your place.


The location of the MagicTao premises is:

Unit B2 Castle Vale Enterprise Park

Park Lane


B35 6LJ.


We look forward to seeing you on 11 November 2014.


Jon Allen is a performer, lecturer, author and creator of unique magical...

Posted by in INTERVIEWS on Dec 29, 2014 .

Costas sits down with John Carey. 

John tells us what got him into magic, his thought processes when he creates magic and he shares a trick from one of his future releases.








Posted by in NEWS on Nov 18, 2014 .

Christmas has come early!   From this Saturday 22nd November 2014 Magic Tao will be open for business on Saturdays between the hours of 10.00am - 2.00 pm.  Come visit us, browse and have a coffee and a chat about all things magic.

Many of you know that Magic Tao has a bricks and mortar shop; some of you may already have paid us a visit.  It's only now that we've decided to open on Saturdays - the graffiti wall itself is worth a look, not to mention our stock of magic; we have Tao brands and a range of effects for all abilities and interests.  See you soon.


Magic Tao
Unit B2 Castle Vale Enterprise Park
Park Lane

Posted by in LECTURES on Oct 31, 2014 .

We are pleased to announce the first lecture to be held at the Tao on the 11th November 2014; the very knowledgeable and skilled card magician John Carey.

John is internationally respected for his creativity and streamlined approach to sleight of hand card magic.  His five, critically acclaimed DVDs have proven extremely popular with magicians around the world.

John promises that you will go away from this lecture with powerful and practical commercial card magic.

Doors open at 7:30pm for some chat and refreshments before the lecture starts at 8:00pm.

Everyone is welcome. The entrance fee is £10.00.  You also get a £2.50...

Posted by in NEWS on Sep 01, 2014 .

As MagicTao is growing at a fast pace, to cope with the workload and ever increasing activities at the Tao, we welcome aboard Chris Congreave.  Being a full time magician, and the creator of numerous marketed effects like 'Childsplay', 'The Light', '365' and many others, he will be a real asset to the Tao.   We have a number of things scheduled in which  Chris will be part of so … watch this space.

Posted by in VARIOUS THOUGHTS on Aug 18, 2014 .

Just some personal and irreverent thoughts from our guest contributor, Ricky White.


Why does British TV dislike Magic so much?


OK, I can hear all those cries of, ‘What about Dynamo, Troy, Ben Earl, The Illusionists’, The Magicians, Fool Us and so on? And that’s my point exactly. In all of those cases, the TV presentation took priority over the Magic and that’s what gets right up my nose.


Dynamo is a great bloke, I’ve met him, I’ve read his autobiography and I watched those very early TV programmes where he showed a glimpse of what a truly skilled and talented magician he is. Sadly the style of TV shows recently...