Sunday, October 20, 2019

THE BEST IN THE WORLD WITH A PACK OF CARDS:




The magician seated at the table performing, is Richard Turner from the USA. He is considered one of the best in the world with a pack of playing cards. He has even fooled Pen and Teller! He is also BLIND and does his magic by touch!! AN AMAZING MAN!!


DEALS:


 Magic Conventions often have a “Dealers Room” where effects and magic supplies are sold. Though I am not usually a “dealer”, at this convention (Gold Coast Magic Convention 2019) I had a table and effects from both my “Lecture” and “Gala show act” available for purchase.





FLOATING TABLE


With the man who created the “floating table illusion”. His name is Losander. Many of you have seen me doing this effect over the years as I have developed 4 different presentations for it. It was great to talk to him and personally thank him for such a beautiful piece of magic!



GOLD COAST MAGIC:


I have been on the Gold Coast since Thursday afternoon working at “The Gold Coast Magic Convention”. The Convention was a great opportunity to Learn, Perform, Lecture, and catch up with friends and colleagues.
There was some lovely feedback on my work. Thanks to the artists below for letting me post their testimonials:
“Great lecture containing a lot of fantastic tips, ideas and material from a working pro” – Pierre Ulric / Professional Australian Magician
“I love a good Manipulation Act and yours was excellent” – Bodane Hatten / Stage Magic Contest Winner
“Joel was absolutely fantastic. His lecture was one of the highlights of the 2019 GC Magic Convention.” - Mr Jon Fox / Global Magic Shop Australia.
“…. His calm and approachable nature shine through in his performance making him one of Australia’s most beloved magicians” - Drace Sensory Illusionist







Thursday, September 26, 2019

ONE WEEK AWAY FROM A SPECTACULAR VARIETY SHOW AT BANKSTOWN SPORTS CLUB:


Circus and Magic Show
Tuesday 1st October 2019 | The Theatre | 1:30pm (Doors open 1pm)
This show is for the young, and the young at heart! Featuring Ventriloquist and Puppeteer Peter Wood, International Award-winning Magician Joel Howlett, and Circus Artist Miss Jasmine Brophy.
To Book Visit:


HAPPY 60TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY TOM AND LEA

Last Saturday night was a very special performance to Celebrate my friends Tom and Lea Dumpleton's 60th Wedding Anniversary.
Tom is one of the very few people around who is able to share stories of working in a 'big show' (Wirths Circus) back in the days of travelling by train! These days Tom, Lea and their family work together as a team to produce the Circus Fans Of Australia Magazine "Fanfare".
My performance last night for their family was a complete surprise that had been organised by their granddaughter Kim. When I arrived at the function I passed on a congratulations to Tom and he said to me, "I can't believe you haven't got a show on tonight", I smiled and said to him "actually I do"! He looked confused and kept mingling with guests - later on in the night he found out that the show I was referring to was for himself and Lea 😅
It's always special being able to share my magic with friends!!


Friday, September 6, 2019

WITH THE COOL KIDS:

Last night I got to work with the world-renowned JUNKYARD BEATS! Their dynamic rhythm show includes a series of high-energy routines of body percussion, fire drumming, junk percussion, and hilarious skits.





Wednesday, August 28, 2019

COMING TO BANKSTOWN:





Circus and Magic Show

Tuesday 1st October 2019 | The Theatre | 1:30pm (Doors open 1pm)
This show is for the young, and the young at heart! Featuring ventriloquist and puppeteer Peter Wood, international award-winning magician Joel Howlett, and Miss Jasmine Brophy from the famous Brophy Circus Family.


To Book Visit: https://www.bankstownsports.com/live-shows-details?film_id=1000000377

THANKS TO THE CANBERRA CIRCUS STUDENTS:

I really enjoyed working with Warehouse Circus Inc in Canberra this evening. While my workshop did teach "magic", I also discussed general performance techniques that participants could apply to their own Circus Acts.

"Joel presented an EXCELLENT, ENTERTAINING and INFORMATIVE Workshop" - Mr Gavin Hillier / Class Coordinator, Warehouse Circus Inc Canberra.





Saturday, August 3, 2019

LECTURE IN WELLINGTON:


Another Fun Magic Lecture!! This time for the Magicians of Wellington NZ!
"Thank you for the fantastic lecture! A great mix of DIRECT effects and BOLD methods that can be easily incorporated into an act. Everyone had such a great time!!" - Mr Nigel McNaughton (WMC)




Thursday, August 1, 2019

LECTURE IN DUNEDIN NZ


Thanks to the Magicians of Dunedin NZ for attending my lecture and making me feel so welcome this evening!
"Its been an absolute pleasure to have had Joel perform and lecture at the Otago Magic Circle. I personally feel we have just had the best performance we have ever seen at our club! I would recommend Joel to anyone wanting to stage a show!"
Mr John Barton / President of Otago Magic Circle Dunedin New Zealand.








Thursday, June 27, 2019

MAGICAL:

Some scenes from my sleight of hand act in the "International Showcase of Magicians" in QLD last weekend!







Sunday, June 9, 2019

A SPECTACULAR NIGHT OF MAGIC IN QUEENSLAND!!


I’M VERY EXCITED TO BE PERFORMING ALONGSIDE SOME OF THE VERY BEST IN THE BUSINESS:




“The International Showcase of Magicians”
Saturday 22nd June: 7:30pm
ALL TICKETS $20 | Bookings Essential:
https://www.trybooking.com/BBVHL
Suitable for all ages.
Eatons Hill Hotel - The Hills Room
(entry via ground level opposite Cafe 63)
A night of amazing magic and hilarious comedy by some of the best in the business. Join your host Dean Atkinson (Australia's Got Talent) as he presents some of the finest local & international magical performers, including:
Dan Harlan (USA)
Joel Howlett (NSW)
Josh Norbido (QLD)
Nick Kay (VIC)
John Taylor (QLD)
Jason Ladanye (USA)
Tickets are strictly limited, so BOOK NOW!

Saturday, June 1, 2019

A NEW ILLUSION:


Every year I add new things to my show to keep my regular clients on their toes. We are preparing to present our newest effect, “The Ring Illusion”. It’s an exciting piece with a surprise ending!
I am assisted by local Actress, Performer and Theatre Director Miss Genevieve Lawson.






Sunday, May 26, 2019

RETURNING TO THE CENTRAL COAST:

I'm very excited to be bringing my one man show to the Central Coast on the 19th July. The show will include Audience Participation, Award Winning Sleight of Hand Magic and Juggling. The Gosford RSL has generously made all tickets one low price of just $10 each!!! To book phone the club reception on 43232311.



Friday, April 19, 2019

HAPPY WORLD CIRCUS DAY 2019!!

My appreciation and admiration to those who work so hard in the Circus Industry to bring Joy, Excitement and Wonder to 'children of all ages' - Thank you!!




Saturday, March 23, 2019

FOR THOSE IN SYDNEY:


I'll be performing today (24th March) at Blacktown Show. Performance times are noon and 2pm. There has been lots of publicity for this event all over the Western Sydney area and the best part is that entry to the show is FREE.





Thursday, February 28, 2019

TONIGHT AND TOMORROW!

If you have any friends in the Goulburn / Crookwell areas be sure to let them know (or tag them in this post) that I will be appearing at The Criterion Hotel Crookwell tonight with Close Up Magic in the Bar and Bistro areas ( 7 - 8pm) and a family friendly One Man Show Tomorrow (Sat 2nd March) at 11am.


Sunday, February 17, 2019

MAGIC AT HISTORIC NEWCASTLE EVENT!!


Yesterday I had the privileged of performing multiple shows at the launch of Newcastle's Light Rail in the CBD. It was a fun day and I ran into many familiar faces :)