Joshua Jay UK Lecture Tour

By Joshua Jay - Thursday, August 15, 2019

I'm so, so excited to be coming back to the UK for the first time in a decade, to do a very small tour of lectures. The last time I did this was 2006, and I'm thrilled to be back doing a mixture of new and older material. The focus will be on parlor magic, since that's what I'm passionate about at the moment, but I will, of course, also be doing close-up material. It will be a mixture of completely impromptu things that haven't been in print, plus some things that I've released and am excited for you to see in person.

As always, the focus is on the evolution of these pieces. My tricks take years to get to a place where I feel good sharing them, and each piece is the result of lots of little breakthroughs. It will be my pleasure to take you through my process, my failures, and ultimately, why I designed each trick the way I perform it. Whether you're putting together your first show or you're looking for inspiration for your next one, I think you'll find much of interest.

Below you'll find each lecture and date, as well as location and an email contact. It would be great if you emailed these contacts to reserve your place, as some lectures will sell out in advance, and a few clubs execute non-members on sight.

12th August: Newcastle
Newcastle Magic Circle Magicbox, Unit 3, Strand House, Locomotion Way, Camperdown Industrial Estate, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE12 5US

13th August: Aberdeen
The Sportsman's Club, 11 Queen's Rd, Aberdeen AB15 4YL

19th August: Manchester
Salford Masonic Hall, Hemsley House, 41 The Cresent, Salford, Manchester, M5 4PE

20th August: Watford
21 Trowley Rise, Abbots Langley, WD5 0LN

21st August: Medway
7-8 New Rd Ave, Chatham ME4 6BB

22nd August: Southend Sorcerer's Safari
Ekco Club, Thornford Gardens, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS2 6PU

27th August: Northampton
The Yeoman of England, High Street, Wootton, Northampton. NN4 6LP

28th August: Zodiac Magic Club
Room 1, 71A Northcroft Rd, London, W13 9SS

1st September: Cornish Magic Society
Carnot Downs Village Hall, Tregaron Road, Carnon Downs, TR3 6 GH

9th September: Magic Circle, London

(And then a lecture in Paris, France on 10th September at the Magic Dream Shop. Email:

In addition, co-founder Andi Gladwin will be with Josh on the tour, and he'd be thrilled to swap tricks and chat with you, too. As a special treat, Andi will be opening Josh's lecture by singing a 70s Disco number from his forthcoming album, Andi Does Abba. Not to be missed.

Reader comments:


Thursday, 11 July 2019 17:57 PM - Reply to this comment

What about a lecture somewhere near Nottingham?


Thursday, 11 July 2019 20:00 PM - Reply to this comment

Paris may not be in UK but you're lecturing there. Brilliant for the Parisians I'm happy for them. Belfast Northern Ireland IS in the UK, you're not lecturing here. Why?


Friday, 12 July 2019 09:15 AM - Reply to this comment

One gig in north Scotland - how about the central belt?


Friday, 12 July 2019 11:06 AM - Reply to this comment

A Midlands lecture/venue would also be welcomed if you are considering adding more dates.


Friday, 12 July 2019 23:48 PM - Reply to this comment



Thursday, 15 August 2019 10:20 AM - Reply to this comment

Think yourselves lucky you don't have too get on a plane to see any of these. We won't see them in the Channel Islands until they've made enough money to need laundering.

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