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Posted by Derren Brown News August 26, 2009 at 11:20 pm

Yes – we lost a competition. We dropped enough hints as to where it might be and eventually one of you found it for us here. Congratulations to Claire T who will receive a bunch of goodies.

A lot of you feel the need to email us a word or phrase in order to win. But in each case it is something you must DO (Then email us). Thanks for all those that sent in bizarre pics – to the poor guy who felt the need to paint his toenails black?! and to the several people who took to wearing skirts (skirts = tricks backwards). Well done but your not quite there.

Next competition will start on Monday and will require you to know some information about The Events so keep an eye out for info and see if you can find out what is going to happen on the shows.


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Posted by Derren Brown August 25, 2009 at 10:33 am


Sometimes, on an off night, I feel like the guy in the red.

This is just fascinating. I love how, when presented with a coin vanish, he goes straight for the other hand, just like we all do.

Thank you Steve.



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Posted by Derren Brown News August 25, 2009 at 9:00 am

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (October 15, 1844 – August 25, 1900) was a nineteenth-century German philosopher and classical philologist. He wrote critical texts on religion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy, and science, using a distinctive German language style and displaying a fondness for metaphor and aphorism.

Nietzsche’s influence remains substantial within and beyond philosophy, notably in existentialism and postmodernism. His style and radical questioning of the value and objectivity of truth raise considerable problems of interpretation, generating an extensive secondary literature in both continental and analytic philosophy.

Nevertheless, some of his key ideas include interpreting tragedy as an affirmation of life, an eternal recurrence (which numerous commentators have re-interpreted), a rejection of Platonism, and a repudiation of both Christianity (especially 19th-century) and Egalitarianism (especially in the form of Democracy and Socialism).

Nietzsche began his career as a classical philologist before turning to philosophy. At the age of 24 he was appointed to the Chair of Classical Philology at the University of Basel (the youngest individual ever to have held this position), but resigned in 1879 because of health problems, which would plague him for most of his life. In 1889 he exhibited symptoms of serious mental illness, living out his remaining years in the care of his mother and sister until his death in 1900.

The above painting done by Derren in 2000 is available as a print in the art shop.


The Quotations Page


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Posted by Derren Brown News August 24, 2009 at 10:17 pm


After many requests for these and only being able to find a few packs of mass printed venue versions – we asked the creator of the Enigma Tour poster to let us have a tweaked version for the fans. So we decided to put out a special limited edition tour poster. It contains a little surprise for some of the early buyers and is made specifically to size for easy framing purposes.

We’ll try to stop ebay abusers going mental and if you’ve attended a show and want to purchase MORE THAN ONE print – send proof with a phone pic or scan of your tickets – but hurry as once these are gone we will not reproduce.


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Posted by Derren Brown August 24, 2009 at 5:46 pm

Those of you who have read Tricks of The Mind may remember the spider prank I played with a flatmate. He’s just rather brilliantly amused himself at Bristol Zoo and sent me this little film of the result. It’s priceless. Go and see it if you’re nearby. It’s a lovely zoo – I used to take myself there every year on my birthday – and tell the staff you think this is a fine and witty feature. It’s still there apparently.