News - January 2018
We only had one meeting in December but the small quantity was more than made up for by the immense quality.
The meeting was held on the 12th and was our traditional Technical Evening hosted by our venerable Dean of Magic, Ron Gordon (pictured in suitably festive garb). He, as is also now traditional, presented some excellent magic, paying particular attention to packet tricks which, within the genre of card magic, have again become fashionable.
Ron even gave us all some packets to take away: all of the requisite materials for Twisting the Aces and Little Arrows, among others. We had a great night; a perfect way to end the year.
January will start with an Ace of Spades night, going back to our previously expected opening of the year. There will be a twist this year as our host, Cathy Lewis, will be providing some of her delicious home-baked cakes. What is not to like? Lovely, sweet treats and a chance to see and perform some great magic. The meeting will be held on the 9th.
We have just arranged the second event for January, as well as the calendar for the rest of the year. Please go to the "Programme" page for details. I am delighted to say that none other than The President, Garry Seagraves, will host the meeting on the 23rd and that the theme is Coins and Money Magic. Please come along with you favourite money and/or coin effects, props, moves, etc. It should be a good night.
There is a Society email list available, thanks to the efforts of Mr. McGrath. To join the list, simply send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact John or Dave. If we can get everyone in the Society onto the list it will greatly help in the distribution of information and allow us all to communicate swiftly and securely.
February has two great looking meetings arranged. On the 13th we will be looking at everything concerning Predictions (anyone who said that they had foretold this is a big fibber) and we hope that Paul Rae might host for us. I'm looking forward to this one.
To the 27th when Pocket Management and Table Hopping is the theme with a true master of doing things in his pockets, Ivor Smith acting as our guide, mentor, host and facilitator. In all seriousness, Ivor has vast experience in table magic and the walk-around variety and is not only highly knowledgable but can impart that knowledge in an effective and interesting way. Don't miss this meeting!