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January meeting

8th January 2019

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: Clock House Methodist Church Hall

January meeting

Lecture – Oliver Graham

N.B. SECOND Tuesday of January!

Oliver “Olly” Graham has been a magician and children’s entertainer for over 25 years.For the last 10 years he has been the resident magician at Center Parcs, performing his family shows 3 nights a week.

Olly is certainly not the most conventional children’s entertainer and his lecture “The F Word” is all about one thing … FAMILY.

Olly is a firm believer that when approaching children’s entertainment that the show should appeal to everyone and this lecture will present his ‘formula’ for engaging all ages.

This is a must for the children and family entertainers.

February meeting

5th February 2019

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: Clock House Methodist Church Hall

February meeting

Business cards/Branding

How do you get your name out there?

We want you to show us a routine that lets you hand out your business card or other bits and pieces which have your details on them.

Share what you do to build up your brand or other ways to give out your details.

March meeting

5th March 2019

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: Clock House Methodist Church Hall

March meeting

AGM

We’ll get the necessary stuff out of the way as rapidly as possible and move on to …

Speed Dating (!)

Just as in speed dating or Business Networking you get 3 minutes to sell yourself – however this time you will be showing a magic trick – the person opposite from you will then show you one.

You will then have a minute to give each other feedback and then one of you will move on.

You can do the same trick 10 times or change it after 3 rounds so you get feedback on other routines that you do.

It means you will all be doing some magic.

April meeting

2nd April 2019

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: Clock House Methodist Church Hall

April meeting

Fool Us!

Do you have what it takes to fool the judges?

Prizes for those that fool ’em, and overall winner for the best Fool Us of the evening.

May meeting

7th May 2019

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: Clock House Methodist Church Hall

May meeting

Dealer Dem – Martin Peirce

In Martins lecture he will perform and explain many of his pet routines.

  • 5-4-3-2-1, a Just Chance routine that can be done impromptu. 5 unmarked envelopes and a borrowed £10 note lead to an entertaining shredding extravaganza with the spectator fairly making all the choices before safely retrieving their money.
  • Paranormal is a lovely strong and easy to do effect with the emphasis on your helper. An ESP deck is mixed and the spectator freely chooses which cards to pair on 3 seperate occasions, one matching pair would be good, 2 would be amazing, 3 would mean they are Paranormal. I think you can guess the outcome.
  • Upside Down Powder. A borrowed shuffled deck is used in a Do As I Do performance, using some miraculous Upside Down Powder 2 completely free chosen cards are brilliantly revealed. No sleights, no funny moves, no gimmicks, just awesome magic.
  • Signs Of Business. The best magical way to hand over your business card that is guaranteed to be remembered by your audience. Have them choose any one of your business cards (free choice) from a straight line on the table by placing a pen on it. This is then shown to be the only unsigned business card amongst them, you then take the pen from the card and sign it for them. So strong and so easy to do.
  • Noted. A gambling routine that involves lots of audience participation. You give an opportunity for a lucky participant to win £10 and then place a small bottle of gin over it. A deck of cards is shuffled by 4 spectators before the game begins and not touched by the performer. Then follows lots of entertaining byplay involving serial numbers, loose change and some impossible looking magic. A fantastic double prediction ending ensures that you safely keep your money and your gin. Virtually self working and a great worker.
  • The Chocolate Challenge. A volunteer is chosen and they are then placed in a Psychic Sweet Shop with lots of goodies all around them and £1 to spend. A prediction is placed on the table in a box as your helper makes all the totally fair decisions. In the end they select one chocolate bar and the prediction box is then opened, incredibly it contains this sweet. Then a brilliant kicker finish, the prices of every chocolate bar in the Psychic Sweet Shop are revealed to show that this was the only bar that they could afford with their £1.

June meeting

4th June 2019

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: Clock House Methodist Church Hall

June meeting

It’s a mystery

No, seriously. It’s so mysterious even we don’t know what’s happening.

July meeting

2nd July 2019

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: Clock House Methodist Church Hall

July meeting

Close-up Competition

August meeting

6th August 2019

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: Clock House Methodist Church Hall

August meeting

It’s a mystery

No, seriously. It’s so mysterious even we don’t know what’s happening.

September meeting

3rd September 2019

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: Clock House Methodist Church Hall

September meeting

It’s a mystery

No, seriously. It’s so mysterious even we don’t know what’s happening.

October meeting

1st October 2019

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: Clock House Methodist Church Hall

October meeting

It’s a mystery

No, seriously. It’s so mysterious even we don’t know what’s happening.