1st November : Lecture “Modus Operandi” by Andi Gladwin

October 26, 2012

Andi Gladwin will be presenting his “Modus Operandi” lecture on the 1st of November.  Andi is a close up magiacian and publisher of magic magic books.  

“The Modus OperANDI Lecture features one of the UK’s brightest stars in magic. Andi’s speciality is cards (his work on the Double Lift and Second Deal, marketed on two DVDs as The Master Pushoff received rave reviews) but his magic has wider fields and includes strong stand-up items.” (quote from the British Magic Society, webpages).  Andi’s website can be found at http://www.illusionist.co.uk/

The lecture will start at 7.30pm and be in our usual location at Magick Enterprise, Broad Street, Sheffield S2 5GT.  As usual it is free to paid up members and £10 to non members.

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August 2nd Meeting – Iain Moran’s Greatest Hits Lecture

July 25, 2012

Iain Moran will be presenting his Greatest Hits Lecture. 

“Iain Moran is one of the UK’s leading corporate magicians & wedding magicians and has been performing close-up/table magic worldwide for over 20 years.  He is a member of The Magic Circle and a regular performer at its headquarters in London. ”  http://www.iainmoran.com/index.html

The lecture will start at 7.30pm and be in our usual location at Magick Enterprise, Broad Street, Sheffield S2 5GT.  As usual it is free to paid up members and £10 to non members.

New Syllabus

June 8, 2012

Thanks to the fantastic work of Craig our Entertainment Secretary we have the new syllabus.  Over the next year we have some great lectures lined up as well as old favorites such as our christmas social and auction night.  Details can be found on the syllabus page

Lee Smith Lecture – Thursday 7th of June

June 1, 2012

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Lee is a professional magician with many years’ experience performing at events from private parties, weddings and balls through to corporate events such as trade shows, promotions and corporate parties.

The subject of the lecture is walkabout magic. It will feature routines from Lee’s working repertoire plus lots of hints and tips on audience management, pocket management, and working in the real world. (http://walkaboutmagic.com/)

The event starts at 7.30 pm at Magick Enterprises, 82 Broad Street, Sheffield S2 5TG.  it is fee to fully paid up members and £10 for visitors

May 3rd Meeting – Auditions a plenty

May 1, 2012

Due to illness I have been unable to send out a newletter in time for this meeting. 

May the 3rd’s meeting promises to be filled with magic as several prospective members give their auditions.  Come and be an appreciative audience.  Meeting starts at 7.30

Reminder that membership fees are due and Pete is waiting for your money.  With the excellent programme of lectures it is well worth paying up 🙂

Sean Goodman Lecture – Thursday 1st of March 2012

February 23, 2012

Craig has been able to book Sean Goodman for our meeting on Thursday the 1st of March.  Sean will be presenting his “Goodies Galore” lecture, and will include close up magic and mentalism as well as information on the business side of magic.  Sean’s website can be found at www.simplymagic.co.uk  . It promises to be an interesting and entertaining evening.

Norfolk magician - wedding magician

It is free to paid up members and £10 for guests and visitors.  The event starts at 7.30 pm at Magick Enterprises, 82 Broad Street, Sheffield S2 5TG.

See you there.  Andy

Chris Hare Lecture – Thursday the 19th of January

January 9, 2012

Chris Hare will be presenting his “Hare Brained Mentalism” lecture to us on Thursday the 19th of January. 

Photo of Chris Hare

“Chris Hare The Mind boggler is an astounding entertainer who performs unique mind reading techniques to great effect. The effects performed in Chris Hare’s Mind Boggler show have been created by the man himself and are unlikely to be seen performed by anyone else. Recently at The Magic Circle a magician offered him £1000 for the secret of one of his mind effects.

The Mind Boggler show has entertained people all over the world and from all walks of life. In addition to this Chris Hare has made several television appearances and is the author of Sensational Memory.

By using his amazing mind reading skills in the Mind Boggler show Chris Hare is able to wow and stun an audience leaving them wondering how it was done. Your event will be the talk of  the town for weeks to come leaving your clients with an unforgettable experience. All of this combined gives a favourable memory of your event.”

The Lecture is an extra date on our syllabus as we changed from one meeting a month after we had booked Chris to Appear. 

Lecture is at Magick Enterprise, 82 Broad Street, 82 Broad Street, Sheffield S2 5TG.  Price is free to paid up members and £10 to non-members (non members welcome).  Lecture starts 7.30.

This should be a fantastic lecture from a great magician and I for one am very much looking forward to it.  Chris’s website is http://www.mindboggler.co.uk/

Meeting Update – 5 January

January 6, 2012

The first meeting of 2012, and a fantastic turnout. 

“Free and Easy” night began with an impromptu audition from Chris.  Chris performed a series of excellent card tricks and the committee members in attendance were unanimous in their decision to make him a member.  The night continued with a series of effects from members, including a demonstration of X-Ray vision, several haunted decks of cards, a domino prediction, contact ball manipulation and card trickery aplenty.  Effects were punctuated by wide-ranging discussions on Magic on the telly over Christmas, reminisces of conjurers past and lots of hints and tips.  My favorite effect of the night was Craig showing us his “little hand” and how it helps him end one of his coins routine. 

The next event is our Chris Hare Lecture.  This was booked before we moved to one meeting a month so is on Thursday the 19th of January.  It promises to be an excellent night.  Chris is a fantastic performer and having had him demonstrate his “diary trick” on me I will definitely be there in the hope he spills the beans on it (hint hint Chris).

All the best

Andy

Peter Wardell Lecture Sunday 27th of Novemeber

November 19, 2011

We are proud to present (in association with Steve Faulkner’s Magic Monday nights at the Greystones, Sheffield) a lecture by award winning magician Peter Wardell. 

Peter is the Magic Circle Stage Magician of the Year 2010 & Close-up Magician of the Year 2009.  He is the only magician to achive both titles.  In 2001 he became International Close-up Magician of the Year.  Peter’s website is www.peterwardell.com .

Peter’s lecture will cover a range of material suitable for close up and caberet magic and will be an entertaning and informative evening. 

Lecture starts at 7.30 at the usual venue (huge thanks to Russell for letting us use the Magick Lounge on a Sunday Evening).  Magick Lounge, 82 Broad Street, Sheffield, S2 5TG

It is free to Sheffield Circle Members and £10 to non members.

Remember this is an extra lecture to the syllabus and is on Sunday the 27th of November.

Upcoming Meeting – Spooky Performance and Lecture 6th of October

September 30, 2011

As October begins the leaves fall and nights draw in it will soon be time for Halloween.  In a nod to this spooky season Ashton Carter will be presenting his “Mysteriosa” show and then talking through some of the effects/presentations in a mini lecture.  The show has been well received by audiences around the country including several nights in a London theatre and is Andy’s own take on Bizarre and Storytelling Magic.

 “Ashton Carter takes you on a strange journey into the paranormal and the bizarre. Blending storytelling, magic, theatre and illusion, Ashton will raise goose bumps and send shivers down your spine. Could you be the most psychic member of the audience? How do you gain entry to the most secret of secret societies? Can a bell really foretell disasters? Where did Ashton’s Great Great Aunt meet her final moments? All will be revealed by this entertaining and spooky entertainer.

Warning – contains dark humour and may make you question reality!”

Start time is 7.30 pm at Magick Enterprises, Broad Street.  As usual it is free to members and £10 for non members (all welcome).