No Meeting Tonight Due To Bad Weather

December 2, 2010

Due to the bad weather the meeting tonight is cancelled.

See you soon



Thursday October the 7th – Lecture Michael Vincent

September 28, 2010

Thursday October the 7th – Lecture – 7.30 Start

 Michael Vincent

 “Enter a world of elegance and sophistication, where  time stops, money disappears into thin air, black becomes white and white becomes black – Michael Vincent defies all human logic as the world’s maestro of sleight of hand.

Contrary to the current trend for urban and often irreverent street magic, Michael embodies the teachings of history’s masters of magic, performing classic sleight of hand and making it relevant for the 21st century, all delivered with style and panache. The magician’s magician, Michael is the only person ever to have been named Best Close-Up Magician three times by the UK’s Magic Circle. A regular performer in Hollywood, he has been voted International Magician of the Year and ranked world number 2 in a career that continues to demand his presence at celebrity parties, international casinos and high end corporate events. His stylish and sophisticated performance takes sleight of hand to an art form. ” Extract taken from Michael’s website (I hope he won’t mind)

The lecture will be a popular one.  To help with numbers can you please let Russell know that you will be attending.  His number is 0114 276 0482.

Location is the Magic Lounge, 82 Broad Street Sheffield.

 Start time is 7.30 running till approximately 10 ish. 

Cost is free to paid up members and £10 to non members or naughty members who have not paid!

  More information and a video can be found at Russells excellent blog

Sorry for the lack of Updates

July 8, 2010

Hiya all,

Sorry for the lack of updates, I have just finished moving house so things have been a little busy of late with limited internet activity. I Should have a newsletter out by the weekend.

Don’t forget the Tony Griffiths lecture on Thursday the 15th of July. Starts 7.30. Free to members. Small charge to non members (£8). Location is Sheffields own Magick Lounge, 82 Broad Street, S2 5TG

No Meeting on the 22nd of April – 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the Month

April 20, 2010

Dear all,

Just a quick post to remind people there is no meeting on the 22nd of April (it says this on the old printed syllabus).  This is a typo.  The next meeting will be on Thursday the 6th of May.  The new syllabus will be up soon and this one has been checked :-).  Pete has the new membership cards and you get one once you have paid your subs for the year.  Newsletter is being created and should be with you soon.

See you on the 6th.


Annual General Meeting (AGM) 1st of April

March 25, 2010


The next meeting will be the AGM.  It will begin at the normal time of 7.30 at the Magick Lounge on the 1st of April.  No one has told me they intend to stand down from their positions and the agenda is being created.  if you have any agenda items you would like to raise please send me an email to secretary @ (please remove the spaces first) and I will add them to the agenda.

Very best wishes


Lecture 18th March – Wayne Fox – 7.30

March 15, 2010

Lecture night at this thursdays meeting with Wayne Fox.  Lecture begins at 7.30 and is free to members, £8 for non members.

Details from Waynes Website (

Here’s How To Learn Hard-Hitting Visual Magic The Easy Way

On the 12th October 2009 Wayne Fox presented his new lecture “Out Foxed” to a full theatre at The Magic Circle Headquarters London. This lecture is his “no holds barred thinking” on his brand of Close Up Magic for restaurants.Wayne is an Associate of The Inner Magic Circle and with his award winning Technical Abilities towards magic, there is a chance here to learn original “Sleights” and cleverly thought out misdirection, for visual card tricks, coin magic as well as mindreading. All taught in a relaxed and entertaining manner. 

  • Strong Visual Routines
  • Powerful Sleights
  • Logical Effects
  • Fresh Ideas On Presentation & Misdirection Skills
  • Easy Mind Reading


  • The Only “Table Approach” You Will Ever Need


  • How To Generate More Customers
  • Advice On How To Turn Professional “Close Upper”
  • Real Secrets On The Restaurant Magic Business “In England”
This Lecture Covers A Refreshing & Revealing Insight On How To Become A Professional “Close Upper”.

“On stage at The Magic Circle, you really looked as if you were having a great time, you were very professional and thorough in your presentation and teaching..”
 The Magic Circle London

“Thank you for such a well explained and presented lecture, we will happily recommend you to other clubs and societies..”
 Ilford Magic Society

“The audience found you friendly and easy to listen to, there were a good variety of effects. We will recommend you without hesitation..”
 Watford Association of Magicians

“Wayne’s lecture is fantastic, covering important info on becoming a working magician, its full of effects for the hobbyist to the working pro, book this lecture now!!!”
 Magical Mayhem

Informative Knowledge From This Lecture Will Be Essential To Amateur, Semi Pro, Or Indeed The Professional Magician Who Are Looking For Fresh Ideas To Create Magic

Meeting Report – Auction Night

March 8, 2010

A busy night for the Auction.  The lots built up on the table and it was obvious to all that we had the opportunity to buy some magical “treats”.  Ken acted as auctioneer and the lots fell with much grace and a bit of pressure from the assembled members. 

Lots of note included Ken demonstrating his sawing a lady in half illusion with Craig playing the role of “lovely assistant”, Russell demonstrating the “die box” whilst the heckling masses tried to put him off, Robbo describing his “gross magic set” and myself failing to sell any of the items I had brought.  Still, a fun night was had and we even raised a few quid for the society.  Thanks to everyone that got into the spirit of the night (even those of you bidding 50 pence! you know who you are)

Next meeting is the 18th of March and a lecture by Wayne Fox… more details to follow.

Auction Night – Thursday 4th of March

February 27, 2010

It’s that time of year again.  Auction night is back. 

Have a clear out of that magic drawer and bring all your gems of magic, so that we the other members can purchase such unearthly delights!

See you there 7.30 pm bring your unwanted magic and cash

February Meetings NEWS

January 30, 2010

Both meetings (the 4th and the 18th of February) have had to be cancelled. 

We have decided to postpone the Auction night to the 4th of March. Apologies to anyone for whom this causes problems.

However, all is not lost for magic in February. On the 4th of February Dr Todd (The Metaphysical Magician) is performing at Huddersfield University. Details can be found by emailing the box office at tickets are only £5 (£3 for concessions). Dr Todd will be performing mentalism and bizarre magic and has received good reviews. His website is


Meeting Update 21st January

January 30, 2010

Our meeting on the 21st went ahead (there was no snow!) and an evening of Parlour Magic was enjoyed by all. The fun included Criag showing us his rope routine and myself doing the same routine but slightly differently (it was all I had at short notice!). Andy T provided food for thought with his rope escapes and various excellent iPhone tricks. Stan showed us his version of Koran’s Medallion which is a great trick. And as a group effort we tried to understand how the wooden locket trick on the shelf worked (we got there in the end). I didn’t take notes at the meeting so if I have missed you out it’s not deliberate.