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24th of January – Jamie Daws Lecture

// January 16th, 2017 // Comments Off on 24th of January – Jamie Daws Lecture // Uncategorized

We have a lecture by none other than Jamie Daws

This year, Jamie returns with his highly anticipated debut lecture Opening Daws! Jamie has been releasing his creations to the magic community for over 10 years and his effects have been praised the world over by some of magics most respected performers! His unique and offbeat effects are honed through countless performances, tailoring each effect for the real world. From visual card magic to some of the darkest bizarre effects you’re likely to witness! This lecture promises to open your mind to new possibilities enabling you to cater to a wider audience and venture to areas you might not have visited before! In this lecture Jamie takes you on an autobiographical journey through some of his creations. Not only explaining how each came about, but more importantly, why? In this journey, you will see a natural evolution in his approach to creating magic and uncover his thoughts on performance. Welcome to Opening Daws.
Doors open at 6:30pm and lecture starts at 7:00pm
£10 pounds for non-members (members go free)
See you all there!

10th of January – What I got for Xmas

// January 7th, 2017 // Comments Off on 10th of January – What I got for Xmas // Uncategorized

Hello everyone!

This meeting is a quite casual catch up after Xmas and New Year, that we call “What I got for Xmas”. So in the spirit of that, if you did get some magic for Xmas, or if you’ve been working on something over the holidays, please feel to bring it along.

See you all there!


13th of December – Christmas Party!

// November 30th, 2016 // Comments Off on 13th of December – Christmas Party! // Uncategorized

Hello everyone!

Next meeting is the Christmas Party! So come along have some nibbles, enjoy some good company and drinks. Bring friends and family. Perhaps there will even be a little show?


All the best,


p.s. for members only

Winner of the 2016 Close Up Competition

// November 19th, 2016 // Comments Off on Winner of the 2016 Close Up Competition // Uncategorized

Girish Tailor – 2016 Close Up Competition Winner


8th of November – Close Up Competition

// October 31st, 2016 // Comments Off on 8th of November – Close Up Competition // Uncategorized

One of the highlights of the year is upon on us again.

 There’s no need to have the card skills of Dan & Dave or knuckle busting coin technique of David Stone to enter. All we ask is that you have fun and treat it as a great opportunity to practice and show the club what you can do.

Remember, we’re a friendly club who love to see, talk about and perform magic.
So while you’re thinking about what to include in your short routine, here’s a reminder of those rules:
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.
If you would like to take part in the competition then just let us know by replying to this email. The running order will be drawn randomly before the evening begins at 7.30 sharp.
Looking forward to a fun night.
Remember to invite family and friends too.
Dan and Dan

October 25th – AGM

// October 12th, 2016 // Comments Off on October 25th – AGM // Uncategorized

This is the Annual General Meeting for the club.

Members only.

11th of October – Mark Elsdon Lecture

// October 4th, 2016 // Comments Off on 11th of October – Mark Elsdon Lecture // Uncategorized

On this evening we have Mark Elsdon coming to lecture at our club. In his own words:


Mark Elsdon – 2016/2017 Lecture

The lecture is titled ‘Miracles Take A Little Longer’ and is comprised of Mark teaching original magic and mentalism, plus the techniques and methods he uses behind the scenes to achieve maximum impact and really affect people with his performances. The content includes:

Walkaround card and coin magic – practical, commercial material that can be performed under any conditions.

Close-up mentalism – for those times when you want your performance to have more resonance and leave a lasting impression on people.

Stand-up mentalism that is short on process and long on entertainment. Focussing on the interaction with the audience, this time-tested material is ready to go straight into your act.

A whole section on his critically-acclaimed ‘Conversation As Mentalism’ material, which includes killer mentalism effects that you can perform anytime, anyplace and without any props! These effects and more have been designed with one outcome in mind – to amaze whoever you are talking to without the aid of any gadgets, gizmos or gimmicks.

Finally, there is a performance-only of Mark’s all-time favourite creation: Limelight – the incredible routine which makes an absolute star of the spectator. This is a must-see performance!

 PLEASE NOTE: Whilst there is some very minimal crossover with Mark’s Penguin or Murphy’s lectures (the couple of tricks everyone simply MUST see live!) this lecture features a TON of new material, plus full explanations of several of Mark’s marketed effects.



Doors open at: 6:30pm

Lecture starts at: 7:00pm

Free for members, £12 for non-members


See you all there!


27th of September – Fool Us

// September 22nd, 2016 // Comments Off on 27th of September – Fool Us // Uncategorized

Hello everyone!

This is the annual Fool Us evening, where you have a chance to fool the one and only Lee Hathaway. So bring your best trick, in an attempt to fool him.


Doors: 18:30

Meeting start: 19:30


Hope to see everyone there!


13th of September – Magic Clinic

// August 25th, 2016 // Comments Off on 13th of September – Magic Clinic // Uncategorized

Hello everyone!

This meeting is the Magic Clinic. Bring your work in progress, be it stage or close up and get some feedback and suggestions from other members.

Hope to see all of you then!


23rd of August – Magic Free For All

// August 10th, 2016 // Comments Off on 23rd of August – Magic Free For All // Uncategorized

This meeting is a Magic Free For All, so come along and show us what you’ve been tinkering with, and regale us with stories of your summer holiday.

See you all there!