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Upcoming Meeting – New members night – Thursday 1st of September

August 26, 2011

An open evening for anyone to come down and find out about the club.  I have had 3 enquiries about visiting so we should see some new faces amongst the regular members.  Bring some of your favorite effects and have fun showing them off.

 Meeting will be at the normal place at 7.30.  Sorry I can’t make it but I have the onerous duty to compare an evening of belly dancing and burlesque.  I have taken on this horrible task so you don’t have to.


Meeting Report – Roger Curzon Lecture and Mark’s Audition

August 5, 2011

last night we had a great night at the circle.

The evening started with an audition from Mark Lindsey.  Mark presented a number of mind reading effects and with a full audience did well.  The committee was unanimous in voting him in as a new member and we look forward to more miracles in the future.

Roger is a well known local magician who has in recent years moved from being an excellent card man to being an excellent card man with a growing interest in mental magic and bizarre magic.  His lecture consisted of a first half of some of his bizarre effects and clearly demonstrated Rogers though processes when it comes to magic.  He performed and gave explanations of a number of effects from his Pentalism DVD and Sublimations Book (both contain excellent effects and are available from Russell at  Magic Enterprises ).

In the second half Roger performed a selection of effects from his “Great Uncle Albert’s Box” show.  A series of linked stories told us about Uncle Albert and some of the things he did in his “Evil and wicked life”.  Spooky magic and strange stories were brought to life, ending with Great Uncle Albert’s wife returning from her grave to exact her horrible revenge.  All good wholesome family fun.

An excellent night and it was great to see several new faces amongst the regular members.  Hope to see you all again soon and joining is very easy to do.

All the best


Meeting Report – 7th July – John Carey Lecture

July 8, 2011

Another excellent meeting with over 25 people coming down for the lecture.  John presented his “Handle with Carey” lecture which was very well received.  Concentrating on coins and cards John presented us with some excellent magic with clear explanations.  Nothing in this set was too difficult and I certainly went away with a couple of gems I need to practice.  A huge thank you to John for giving us a great night and to all the people that helped make it happen.

The next meeting is the 6th of August and Roger Curzon will be presenting his Sublimations lecture and we will hopfully have a new member audition to start the night off.

All the best


John Carey Lecture – Thursday 7th of July

June 30, 2011

John Carey Lecture: Thursday 7th of July. 7.30pm Magic Lounge

Sheffield Circle of Magicians warmly invite you to join us as John Carey presents his Handle With Carey lecture. Practicality is a key word with John’s work. “I no longer have time for effects that involve long set ups and dead time. Audience attention spans are getting shorter and shorter. Material that is direct, visual and interactive are my goals. Confusion isn’t magic as Vernon once said”.  The lecture is free to Members and £10 to non members (all welcome). It will begin at 7.30 pm at the excellent Magic Lounge, 82 Broad Street, Sheffield, S2 5TG. 

More information about John can be found at

Next meeting news – 2nd of June – Craig Petty Lecture

May 26, 2011

Craig Petty Lecture 2nd of June

 Craig has managed to book a very special lecture by Craig Petty for our June the 2nd meeting.  The lecture is free to Members and £10 to non members.  It will begin at 7.30 pm and is Craig’s all new lecture (entitled the 2012 Lecture).  Magick Lounge, 82 Broad Street, Sheffield, S2 5TG

“Craig is an expert at close up magic and is know by his peers as one of the greatest sleight of hand artists in the UK. His area of expertise is coin manipulation and he has spent years dedicated to revolutionizing this branch of magic. In 2009 he was described by Magic Week (one of the top journals for magicians) as the greatest living coin manipulator in Europe. Magic Scene also awarded him the distinction of being ‘The Performer to Watch in 2009″.

Craig has published over 10 DVD’s on the art of sleight of hand specifically for magicians and these have proven to be a huge hit worldwide. In 2009 he was invited to represent England in the European Championships of Magic and on top of this is the current 3SM Champion of Magic. Craig has also been invited this year to compete in the Northern Close Up Magician of the year competition and The Magic Circle Close Up Magician of the year competition.

He is a member of the Inner Magic Circle with a Silver Star and was only the third person in history to ever be awarded this position straight from joining. As well as being a great performer he is in demand as a magical teacher helping other magicians improve and grow as performers. Craig has lectured all over the UK and in the next year plans to lecture in the USA and Australia. Craig is one of few performers to be invited to lecture at the Magic Circle HQ in London.” Taken from his website.

Matthew Johnson Lecture at the Magick Lounge 16th Of June

“He’ll be lecturing here at The Magick Lounge on Thursday 16 June at 7.30 p.m. Doors open at 7.00. Cost is £10. (this is not a Circle event so you will have to pay)

As an ex-Rotherham lad, he says he’s looking forward to meeting loads of old friends. And some magicians too.

Those who have seen his work, or perhaps own his DVDs (available from Magick!) will know that Matt’s stuff is always innovative, practical, and above all, entertaining.” More details can be found at Russell’s website. 



Upcoming Lecture 21st of April – Andy Clockwise

March 29, 2011

Upcoming Lecture 21st of April – Andy Clockwise

7.30 at our usual meeting place.  Cost is free to paid up members and £10 for non members.

From his website

“As a professional multi-award winning magician, Andy’s unusual approach to Magic has seen him perform thousands during his career, from the intimacy of Birthday Parties and Weddings, to Grand Corporate Affairs, Gala Dinners and Celebrity events throughout the UK and Europe.

 As well as being a very accomplished Magician, Andy is also adept at presenting and compering events. In 2002, 2003 & 2004, Andy compered the afternoon events at the switching on of the Christmas lights in Sutton and Dartford. In 2005 Andy presented the very successful R.S.V.P. show at London’s Olympia with an attendance of over 7000 corporate guests.

 Andy is a Member of The Magic Circle, has taken and passed their highest examination and has been awarded the Silver Star for his performance of Magic.”

Annual General Meeting 7th of April

March 29, 2011

The AGM will be held on the 7th of April.  All current paid up members are welcome.  It will begin at 7.30pm.  The current committee members are happy to stay on for another year, but the AGM is your chance to stand for a post if you would like to.  If there is a position you are keen to hold email/phone/contact me and let me know. 

 I currently have two topics/motions for discussion on the agenda (If you would like to add any motions please let me know email/phone or post and I will add them to the agenda.

No Meeting on the 17th February

February 15, 2011

With the Blackpool weekend just around the corner and Russell being away with his portable shop it has been decided that there will be no meeting ont he 17th.

The next meeting will be Thursday the 3rd of March.



Auction Night round up

February 15, 2011

Auction night was a great night.  A large number of lots were submitted (including some that were of excellent quality).  Many members came away with a bargain or two.  Mr Chambers provided much of the hard bidding and came a way with a fair sized haul.  Rob and Adam got into a serious bidding war for a small wooden puzzle, never before have I seen such frenzied bidding in increments of 2 new pence!  Adam won in the end.  Thanks to Ken for his David Dickensonesque auctioneering, Pete for keeping count and collecting the money at the end and to Russell for hosting us.



Auction Night – 3rd of February

January 26, 2011

Next meeting is our annual Auction night.

7.30 pm on the 3rd of February at Magick Enterprise.

Bring your unwanted magic (and lets be honest we all have stuff in the draw that we don’t use) and auction it off.  Always a popular night, bring a friend and buy one item or a whole new act!

See you there.