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27th of November – James Went Lecture

// November 20th, 2018 // Comments Off on 27th of November – James Went Lecture // Uncategorized

James Went is full time BAFTA award-winning international close-up magician and creative consultant. Over the last decade, James has established himself as one of the top sleight of hand performers in the UK. James has also used his encyclopaedic knowledge of all things magical to create content for BBC1, CBBC, Five, Discovery, Channel 4 and national theatre productions, including Derren Brown’s ‘Miracle’ tour and the ‘Derren Brown: Underground’ West End run.

He will discuss several tricks from his DVD set ‘Meditations’, as well as discussing what it’s like to work in television and theatre. Don’t miss the chance to learn from the man first hand!

Doors open: 6:30 pm

Lecture starts: 7:00 pm

Price: £12 (for non-members)

13th of November – Close Up Competition

// November 6th, 2018 // Comments Off on 13th of November – Close Up Competition // Uncategorized

We’ve got the annual close up competition at our next meeting. This is a great chance to come and see some, hopefully, good and entertaining close up magic.

Rules are as follows:

1. All paid up Members qualify for entry.

2. The act may be performed from a close-up table or standing on the room floor, but not on stage.

3. Any ‘close-up’ magic technique and effect can be performed.

4. Duration of the Act must not exceed 10 minutes and not under 8 minutes.

5. As in all competitions, the winner cannot in future years enter with the same act wholly or in part.

6. Summoning of Demons is strictly prohibited, for health and safety reasons.


Doors open: 6:30 pm

Competition starts: 7:00 pm


23rd of October – AGM

// October 12th, 2018 // Comments Off on 23rd of October – AGM // Uncategorized


Where we discuss the year that’s been and what the plans are for next year.

Members Only.

9th of October – Fool Us

// October 3rd, 2018 // Comments Off on 9th of October – Fool Us // Uncategorized

Hello everyone!

This evening is the Fool Us evening, where our members are trying to fool our guest judge.

So get your creative juices flowing, and come up with some fooling trick that you could show to our judge.


Doors: 6:30

Evening starts: 7:30


See you all there!


25th of September – Fritz Alkemade Lecture

// September 13th, 2018 // Comments Off on 25th of September – Fritz Alkemade Lecture // Uncategorized

Fritz has performed at the Magic Castle and is one of the busiest working magicians in the Netherlands.

Yes, the country that gave us magicians such as Fred Kaps, Richard Ross, and Tommy Wonder. And now Fritz will share with you how he astonishes his audiences.

What is the lecture about? Two hours of magic that comes straight out Fritz’ professional repertoire. It’s not a lecture; it’s an interactive event, where there is room for discussion on philosophy, impromptu magic, card and coin magic, close and stand up, marketing, etc.

Doors: 6:30 pm

Lecture start: 7:00 pm

Price: £12 (members free)

Location: Davenports Magic Shop

11th of September – Mentalism Competition

// September 4th, 2018 // Comments Off on 11th of September – Mentalism Competition // Uncategorized

Hello everyone!

This meeting is the annual Mentalism Competition, so come along and have your mind read (maybe).


Rules are simple:

1. Act must be between 8-12 minutes.

2. No pre-show or stooges allowed.

3. The act can be close up or stage, but will be performed in the stage area.

4. No mythical beasts.

5. The room will vote (only paid up members can vote), only first prize and runner up will be announced.

6. Only paid up members can enter.


This is a free evening, so please bring friends (or strangers) so that we have a nice audience for the performers.


Doors open: 6:30pm

Competition starts: 7:00pm


Good luck to everyone who’s entering!

All the best,


28th of August – Magic Free For All

// August 24th, 2018 // Comments Off on 28th of August – Magic Free For All // Uncategorized

Hello everyone!

This is a “free for all” meaning, anything goes, and nothing special planned. It’s a good time to show off something you’re working on, or just a catch up after the summer (because it’s basically over).

Doors: 6:30

Meeting start: 7:30

All the best,


14th of August – Mentalism Night

// July 27th, 2018 // Comments Off on 14th of August – Mentalism Night // Uncategorized

An evening of Wonders of the Mind, and other assorted mental feats. So bring your best mind and come and join us for a fun and relaxed evening!


Doors: 6:30

Start: 7:30

£3 guest fee (free for members)


All the best,


24th of July – Member to Member Lectures

// July 16th, 2018 // Comments Off on 24th of July – Member to Member Lectures // Uncategorized

Hello everyone!

On this evening we’re doing member to member lectures. Meaning that our members will perform and share a trick, presentation or an idea with the other members. It’s all very informal, so there’s no pressure.

Doors: 6:30

Evening starts: 7:30


Hope to see you all there!


10th of July – Ron Shimmel’s “Pocket Trick Drive”

// July 3rd, 2018 // Comments Off on 10th of July – Ron Shimmel’s “Pocket Trick Drive” // Uncategorized

So we’ve got this fun evening coming up. Sort of a weird mixture between speed-dating and magic. Each performer performs one trick all evening, but moves from table to table, along with the other performers. They get judged and have the chance of winning a trophy as well as £25.

Doors open: 6:30pm

Competition start: 7:30pm

(You have to be a member to compete)


See you all there!