Ace Magic Studio Zoom Dealer Dem

Pleased to announce we have a Zoom Dealer Dem on Wednesday 24th February.

Zoom details will be sent to the members shortly before the meeting, if you want to request access please contact Mike Price or John Needham, their contact details are on the Contacts Page.

Here is what to expect…

Introducing Martin Peirce
Martin is an award winning professional magician with over 20 years experience.

He is a very popular performer and his presentation style mainly concentrates on providing great entertainment to his audiences.

His original blend of magic has seen him win the Merlin Magical Society close up competition on no less than 3 occasions, he is also currently the Stan Blaney Stand Up Stage Trophy champion and the Clifford Morrow Cup holder for a second time (a highly regarded originality award).

He also a regular contributor of magical articles with unique tricks for The British Ring Magazine which have been very well received.

As an inventor of magic Martin is a great thinker, he provides winning commercial routines that are easy to do but very strong in performance, these effects that he has created are guaranteed to have that necessary wow factor for those audiences that witness them.

His work on how to achieve maximum impact with minimal work will amaze you along with his energy and passion he uses in every magical demonstration.

Have a Magical Christmas

On behalf of The Leamington and Warwick Magic Society’s committee may I wish all of our members, esteemed friends from fellow magic clubs, and the world of magic, a very “ Merry Christmas “ and a healthy 2021!

Let’s hope that sometime next year when this settles we can all meet up.

Be Safe!

Mike Price, Vice President 

Christmas Zoom Meeting

Wednesday 16th December 2020

Next week would’ve been our Christmas open evening, and as we’re not able to meet up we’ve organised a “ Zoom “ meeting. We would like to see as many faces as possible, so please link in. It’s just to catch up, say hi and wish each other a “ Merry Christmas!” It’s on Wednesday 16th @ 2000. Contact Mike Price or John Needham for access details

Vinny Sagoo Lecture 25th Nov

Vinny has been a very popular lecturer for the society, and this is his 3rd lecture in 12 months! However, he always delivers and always has new, easy, and fun effects to show us.

Vinny has a habit of creating fascinating and varied plots and this was no exception. He started off with 3 Coin Monte, which is 3 cards with a coin printed on each card (2 pennies and a gold coin). The spectator is challenged to find the gold coin, but as with most monte effects, you demonstrate how easy it is for you (the performer) to cheat. However, you remove a penny card and give the spectator a 50/50 chance to find the gold coin, but no matter which one they choose, both cards are then shown to be blank! As a final kicker, you show which card had the gold coin, but it now has all 3 coins on it! It’s easy to carry around and a very easy reset.

Killer Poker is a fun story you tell, based around a game of poker. In order to win your taxi money home, you challenge a guy to a hand of poker. You need 5 playing cards but demonstrate how this guy was only able to count four cards. Not only that but he kept showing you number 5 cards, (5 of Clubs, 5 of Hearts…)! In the end, there ARE 5 cards in the hand, but when you turn them over they spell the word POKER!

For Intuition, we are taken back to the 1930’s, a Dr. Rhine and his ESP Test. You show how Dr. Rhine has predicted which ESP sign your spectator will choose and how it has also been written in the stars! The spectator makes all the decisions, but you are in complete control.

Everything about the next effect was very Odd. Even the amount of times Vinny said odd was pretty odd. He had one prediction, a set of five instructions, and seven cards. The spectator follows the instructions and makes their own decisions, however, no matter what they do, they will experience a royally odd climax.

For this, you have to use your Imagination, because the Deck of cards are blank. However, the spectator merely thinks of a card. They then deal some blank cards from the deck. Suddenly the thought of card appears! Did you imagine it? Possibly, because you look again and the card and the whole deck is blank again!

Vinny then showed us some ideas he’s been working on, like an impromptu routine using a pen and Post-it note pad, where you can tell who (out of 2-4 people) secretly wrote/drew, etc… which word, image, or number etc on a slip of Post-it note.

If you like a truth/lie and murder mystery-themed effect then Deception could be for you. The spectator plays the role of a witness who can lie or tell the truth to your questions. However, you have a lie detector built in the cards, and they will not only tell you if the witness is lying or telling the truth but will also find the murderer, the weapon used and the area they committed the murder!

Maybe you like a Tipple at Christmas and a bit of drinking fun? Then you’ll enjoy this one. The spectator thinks of a drink ranging from Vodka, Beer to White Wine. You then place picture cards of drinks, face down on the table and mix them up. You place a bottle top on each card, one at a time until the spectator says stop. They tell you their thought of drink, you then turn over the card and it matches their thought of drink! There’s also a surprising prediction in the bottle top! You can show all the cards have different drinks on them.

As with all of Vinny’s effects, they are all very well thought out, easy to do and lots of fun.

To finish Vinny happily answered any questions from the members and spoke about his Super Bundle Package offer you can find on his website: https://www.neomagic.co.uk/product-page/super-deal.

However, he did ask us not to book him again until next year because he is rapidly running out of material to show us!

Meet the Members… Kevin Goodwin

Kevin loves the challenge and motivation magic can bring and is always up for trying the impossible. He’s been performing since a young boy and is lucky enough to have a dream job as a professional musician. Kevin loves to perform magic that everyone can be involved in, so whether you are just choosing a card or thinking of some random words… you will always feel like you were part of and the star of the show.

Q. When did you first get interested in Magic?

A. I got my first Paul Daniel’s magic set at about the age of 10 for Christmas, and have always loved card tricks and how ‘sleight of hand’ worked. However, I only started to take magic a lot more seriously around 2015 when I had time to start working on the more difficult skills and spells.

Q. What type of performer would you say you are?

A. I like to think my character is likable, interesting, a little cheeky, and quite entertaining.

Q. Who is your biggest inspiration in Magic?

A. Derren Brown relighted my interest in all things psychological, which I have always been very interested in from a young age. The way he mixed psychology with magic is nothing short of genius.

Q. Can you remember the first trick you learned?

A. I knew a magician when I was around 16 who taught me some ‘proper’ tricks that included a popular prop you use on your thumb. However, the one I really liked and started performing to friends/family was a version of ‘Out of this World’.

Q. Are you working on anything at the moment?

A. I love the possibilities of the recent online magic medium. It is VERY hard to get right and a steep learning curve, but the things you can do, really is quite limitless. There are people who have grasped it with both hands and taken it to a whole other level, I just try to hold on to some coattails and have a bit of fun with it.

Q. What is your favourite genre of magic to perform?

A. Propless mentalism, because it can be very clean, impromptu and I love the challenge. However, unless you perform it all the time (which I don’t), you can easily lose it and forget the formulas. I also love card magic because it’s so accessible.

Q. Is there anything you don’t like about magic?

A. The great deal of low-quality magic that’s sold. They can ‘look’ great in the advertising and marketing, but can be disappointing in real life, almost unusable practically, and a waste of money. I’m sure every magician has a drawer full of items that looked great in the ad, but will never use.

Q. What do you like most about the magic community?

A. I love how willing magicians are to help each other. There’s a lot of support, help, and advice in the magic community, especially at a club level. I think it comes from the fact that every magician likes to see really good magic.

Q. What advice would you give yourself if you could go back to when you started?

A. Spend more time practicing and get a mentor!

Q. What is the most difficult thing you have tried to do in magic?

A. The memory work required for propless mentalism and learning scripts for performances. However, even though I hate doing it, I like the challenge and am always really glad I made the effort.

Q. What advice would you give to anyone thinking of learning or starting magic?

A. Learn the classics and basics but also try as many different things you possibly can. Get a broad knowledge of what is possible to try to find what is suitable for you.

Q. What is your favourite trick or routine to perform?

A. For stage and parlor I finish with a routine which includes ‘Summing Up’ by Marc Paul. I try to make the big finale relevant to some of the things already performed in the show.

For close-up sponge balls always seem to get the best reactions, but now (with hands-off social distancing, etc) a multi-effect card routine I have combined with Painting Cards by Mickael Chatelain.

Q. What do you do when someone asks you to ‘do something’ when you’re not expecting it?

A. I am very reluctant to perform unless prepared. However, if I have to, and have nothing on me, I’d do something that uses magician’s choice and a prediction. Otherwise, a card trick if I can borrow a deck of cards.

Q. What is the most memorable performance you have done?

A. As a magician, performing in the Theatre of The Magic Circle, London. A terrifying experience but very valuable. I have also performed in the Magic Circle cabaret room (Maskelyne Suite) a number of times, which is equally terrifying but rewarding.

Q. What would be your ‘Desert Island’ trick?

A. A deck of cards to practice my sleights, which could take me the rest of my life to perfect…

Q. Are there any other words of wisdom you’d like to leave with us?

A. We are living in very different and unusual times which many people have really struggled to cope with. It has also decimated most performers’ livelihoods who have probably spent their entire lives building up. However, in every challenging situation, there are always opportunities. The challenge is to try and be open to new ideas, risk making mistakes, learning new things, and getting out of your comfort zone. It’s never an easy thing to do, but always worthwhile in the end…

You can contact Kevin at www.theimpossiblemrgoodwin.co.uk

Meet the Members… Lee Joseph

Lee is a great all-round entertainer who also likes to delve into the darker and more mysterious side of magic. One moment he could be showing you a flashy card trick and the next he could be making you think you’re in a horror film! However, with Lee it really is all about the entertainment, and whatever he decides to perform, you know you will always be totally entertained.

Q. When did you first get interested in Magic?

A. I have always had an interest in magic from when I was younger. I remember being out playing in the street when I was a kid and I used to rush home to watch Wayne Dobson It’s a Kind of Magic on a Saturday evening.

Q. Who is your biggest inspiration in Magic?

A. This is a very difficult one as magicians like Doug Henning, Wayne Dobson, Dynamo and others have all had an inspiration on me. But I’m probably going to have to go with Simon Drake if I’m honest, as I very much aspire to the unique style of magic he’s always had. I remember watching his secret cabaret when I was really young and it was the first time I saw that magic could be a little more on the edgy side.

Q. What was the first trick you learned?

A. The bitten and restored coin, I found it on a stag weekend in Blackpool one year. It started off as a bit of a laugh with friends and colleagues. But because of the reactions I got, I wanted then to learn more and I guess really that was when starting to learn magic started for me.

Q. What are you working on at the moment?

A. I’m trying to work on my stage stuff more at present, and it’s involving tricks/stunts with dangerous objects.

Q. What do you like most about magic?

A. The reactions and smiles it can bring to people’s faces. If it wasn’t for that, I wouldn’t do it.

Q. Is there anything you don’t like about magic?

A. The magic world is a small one, but this can be ruined by some of the big egos at times. There is a very fine line between confidence and arrogance and the real trick is knowing it.

Q. What do you enjoy most about performing for the public?

A. As already quoted the reactions and smiles on people’s faces.

Q. What do you most struggle with when performing?

A. I guess truth be told, maybe I still need to be more confident at times.

Q. What advice would you give yourself if you could go back to when you started?

A. Try and understand more who is giving criticism and who is giving constructive criticism. Also to try and seek your own advice a little bit more.

Q. What is the most difficult thing you have tried to do or learn in magic?

A. The Hammon count, I still get a little flustered with it now sometimes.

Q. What advice would you give to anyone thinking of learning or starting magic?

A. Try not to get advice from too many different people. As too many differences of options can start to overwhelm you. Try and find who is giving you the best advice and look to them as your Sensai’s in magic so to speak.

Q. What is your favourite thing to perform?

A. One trick I’ve done a lot in both Stage and walkaround is Liam Montier’s the man who knows. I love how you can talk a little about some past great magicians and then have a double kicker ending. I absolutely love the trick.

Q. What do you do when someone asks you to ‘do something’ when you’re not expecting it?

A. Magician Mad Dominic once said to me, one of the most important things in magic is to always have something with you at all times. So for this very reason and since he gave me this advice, I have always had sticky coins on my keyring, and the joker card in the back of my phone.

Q. What would you like to achieve in magic?

A. When I first started out in magic, I said to myself I will only ever see this as a hobby and everything else that comes will be a bonus. So I’m absolutely made up already to achieve performing at some of the places I have and am so thankful to people who gave me the opportunity to do so. If I could set myself another goal it would be to advance more as a stage performer.

Q. What is the best and most memorable show you have performed so far?

A. A very tough question again, I mean being asked to perform at an Alice in Wonderland murder mystery party was a huge highlight so far as I love quirky stuff like that anyway, so that sort of gig was right up my street.

There was the time I got to perform at illusions magic bar in Bristol, I watched so many other acts perform there before while I lived in Bristol for a short time, so being able to step up and perform there as well was a massive thing to me. But the biggest highlight I probably have to say was performing at Stratford University at a student conference, the reason being this was the first time I stepped on stage to perform magic in front of a big audience.

Q. What would be your ‘Desert Island’ trick? 

A. Honestly probably a deck of cards as there would be limitless amounts of tricks you could practice or try and make up yourself.

Q. Are there any other words of wisdom you’d like to leave with us?

A. You don’t choose magic, it chooses you. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it. There is a fine line between confidence and arrogance, know it.

You can contact Lee at: https://www.facebook.com/lee.joseph

David Jonathan Lecture – Creating Magic and Ideas

We had a great lecture from New Yoker creator, inventor and worker David Jonathan last night. David has calibrated with the greats like Dan Harlan and the thinking behind his effects and ideas certainly shows he has a very deep knowledge of his craft.

There was a good variety of effects, very creative ideas, and, something really good that can be done with that Rainbow Deck…. There were also some great tips for using a roughing stick.

There was also some re-thinking of some classic principles like the sandwich effect using split indices.

David started with a random card selected, placed back in the deck, and put into the card box. A rubber band was then placed around the box. With just a snap of the fingers, the rubber band melts through the box and finds the selected by wrapping itself around the card! Everything is fully examinable.

We were then shown a rainbow deck with a variety of patterns and colours on the backs and an envelope with a prediction inside. Using two dice, a coloured card was selected from the pack. Mike, (the participant) could choose to change the numbers on the dice and decide to count from the top or bottom of the pack. Two cards were selected in this way, one for a card value and one for the colour of the back of the card, both from the rainbow deck. The two of Diamonds was selected along with a green patterned card, we were then shown the prediction, which was a perfect match.

A red card box was shown with a circle written on the back. David selected Kev G to help, wrote a prediction in the circle on the box, and asked Kev to randomly choose a card from the pack. The two of Clubs was chosen, the box was turned over displaying the 2 of Clubs correctly predicted!

David told us he was going to do something with the two Black Kings which were shown to be separated in random parts in the deck. A card was randomly selected, placed back into the deck, and shuffled a number of times until the spectator was satisfied. The cards were then spread on the table only to find the two Black Kings sandwiched between the spectators selected card.

Creating an Effect…

David then talked us through his thinking and philosophy of creating and inventing magical ideas. Some ideas included gaining as much magical knowledge as possible and likened creating effects a bit like solving a puzzle. As an example, David talked us through his thinking of trying to create an original card to box effect.

Next, David performed his favorite effect using numbered and coloured Uno cards. The colour Blue was chosen from a choice of Blue, Green, Yellow or Red. An envelope was shown which had a prediction inside. The Uno cards were shuffled a number of times, and the first three blue cards were selected from the pack.

The numbers on the cards were added up which matched the prediction inside the envelope. However, as a kicker, the other side of the same prediction was the words ‘You will choose the colour Blue’ and the actual numbers chosen!

We were shown a pack of picture cards all with different drawings on them. A prediction was put to one side. Choosing cards from different areas of the pack, John Needham chose three different cards, an elephant, an umbrella, and an apple. The prediction was shown to have an Elephant holding an umbrella standing next to an apple!

Lastly, we were shown a deck with a whole load of random photos on them. The book, George Orwell’s 1984 was shown and a load of the cards were selected to place inside random areas in the book. The cards were then randomly taken out leaving just one card on one page of the book. The spectator was then asked to read a line from the book and think of something.

William, the spectator thought of an Airplane. The selected photo card was then shown to have a picture of an airplane! Not only that but the other cards that were chosen earlier somehow spelled the word airplane with the shapes of their pictures! This was certainly an effect that could be used for a whole load of ideas.

David finished by offering us some of his products at very tempting discounted prices and happily answered any questions anyone had.

Thanks to David Jonathan and everyone who attended the lecture to make it a very enjoyable evening.

Meet the Members… Frank Allan

Frank is a leading British performer of Bizarre Magick. He became interested in the occult from the age of 15. After 2 or 3 years of sifting out the good from a terrific amount of rubbish that has been written on all the various subjects that fall into the category of the occult, he started to read tarot and became interested in Witchcraft as the old Pagan faith. 

He became interested in Magic (that’s the magical entertainment that we all know and love) with cards, coins and sponge balls, at the age of 20 when he first met Bernard Anderson.

He spent the next twenty years earning a reputation as a good professional close-up worker, cabaret artist and restaurant entertainer. During that time he won many magical competitions and received many magical awards.

About 1992, he became bored with all the usual standard magic and in an attempt to relight his enthusiasm, he began reading the reprinted volumes of Invocation and thus started his deep interest in Bizarre Magick.

In October 2006, he won the British Magical Society Close Up competition, performing one of his Mountebank bizarre routines.

Q. Can you remember your first experience of magic?

A. My first experience of magic was watching Bernard Anderson do his mentalist & hypnotic show in the 1970s. I ended up working a cabaret piece in between the two halves for a few years. 

Q. Who was your inspiration to start learning Magic?

A. It was Bernard who first inspired me to start to learn and perform magic. Seeing him perform the wild card was stunning close up in the 1970s.

Q. What was the very first effect or trick you learnt?

 A. The first effect I learned to Perform was  the vanish and production of four aces from a back palm  – I then went on to produce card fans into the top hat all general card manipulation of the day – it’s a lot better today some of the manipulators of today are fantastic 

Q. You are known for many different genres, like close-up, mind reading and bazaar, why did you focus on these different disciplines?

A. The beginning of my career I was focused on club work & cabaret shows  I also worked   with the BMS – Coventry circle & Leamington club  on there 50/50 shows  – as the club scene  died away in the 1980s I moved into hotels and restaurants doing close up work I spent most of the 1980s and 90s working in very nice hotels and restaurants doing the magic of the day 

Q. What is your favourite genre to perform and why?

A. After 20 years I got a bit fed up and went to the Blackpool convention to look for something new  I came back with two bound volumes of invocations  which kicked off my interests in bizarre magic  from that I developed  Alain the storyteller 

I still enjoy performing the bizarre magic these days but I also still enjoy the close-up –  the bizarre magic good you can scare people to death  and challenge their understanding of what magic’s all about  all at the same time  and still have a good night   can’t beat that

Q. What advice would you give yourself if you could go back and start over again?

A. The advice I would give myself if I was starting today is to get out there and enjoy yourself  – working to a live audience is the best way to learn – you can rehearse and practice all you want, but an audience will tell you if you any good or not and if you have the wow factor in your magic.

Q. What do you like best about magic?

A. The wow, the shock and the surprise on the spectators’ faces as the effect roles out. Hopefully, you can still see it the smiles when you’re finished. 

Q. Is there anything you don’t like about magic?

A. There isn’t much I don’t like about magic but unfortunately as in most professions  arrogance crepes in with some performers who think they know it all  I’ve been in magic for 50 years and I have only scratched the surface  there’s always more to learn 

Q. What is the most difficult thing you have tried to do or learn in magic?

A. The most difficult thing I have ever tried to do is children’s entertainment.  I tried once or twice, but it was just not for me. I don’t enjoy the company of children, so consequently, they don’t enjoy me.  But I do admire those that can – but hay, each to their own I can live with that,

Q. What is your favourite trick to perform?

A. I have two tricks I always love and enjoy performing, the first is the linking card. There are so many ways to do this, some easy and some that require a lot of preparation, but I love playing with them all. For me it’s just a fun trick.  The other is the cups & balls.

The Cups & balls is the trick that teaches you all you need to know;  vanishes,  productions,  transpositions and most of all how to handle an audience.  It can be performed in the street, close up at a table, in parlor and cabaret. It will teach you how to play and how to have fun. It will also bring the performer out in you, every magician should have a go at this. 

Q. What do you do when someone asks you to ‘do something’ when you’re not expecting it?

A. When someone asks me do something on the spur of the moment I tend to tell them to fuck off. I don’t consider myself a preforming monkey,  if you want to see my work you can book me any time (maybe ). There are times of course when I feel more generous and want to play. If you have a coin you can do a quick vanish and pull it out your arse or a short coin sequence is ok.  If you have business cards you can do a quick mindreading trick. It all depends on how you feel on the day. 

I don’t feel I have anything to prove and if you don’t like it tuff shit, (that’s arrogance for you).

Q. What is the biggest and most memorable show you have performed?

A. The most memorable shows in recent times have been the bizarre shows and lectures at the Edinburgh gatherings from the mid to late 1990’s. They have always been good shows with good audiences. In the past, we have had some fantastic cabaret nights but unfortunately, these kinds of venues no longer exist, but then we all have to move on. 

Q. What would be your ‘Desert Island’ trick?

A. If  I was taking a trick to a desert island it would probably be the Cups & Balls. It’s a never ending effect that you can play every day and make it different every day it could keep you busy for years.

Q. Are there any other words of wisdom you’d like to leave with us?

A. Magic is about entertaining your audience, not just funny jokes, but with the wow factor to leave your audience stunned and amazed as well as having a smile on their faces, and still wanting more.

Magic is also about performing your skills and techniques like a master technician, sight unseen so all that is left to see is the magic. At the end of the day enjoy your audience and they will enjoy you. 

What you give out is what you’ll get back.  Give a good time, have a good time and that’s what you’ll get back, and if you’re lucky you’ll get paid.

You can contact Frank at: ft-allen@outlook.com

Meet the Members… Dean Brindley

Dean is a fantastic close-up card magician who takes his craft very seriously. He has a very laid-back approach to his performing style, but like a praying mantis hypnotising its pray, he will unexpectedly fry you with his amazing sleight of hand and skills. Like most members, he is a very keen hobbyist, but would also very easily work shoulder to shoulder with any professional.

Q. When and why did you first get interested in Magic?

A. Probably from an early age after watching the magic shows on TV. I think I’ve always had that interest. Many, me included have bought the gimmicked decks of cards, but I’ve only really started taking it more seriously and actually sat and learned the sleight of hand and misdirection about ten years ago.

Q. Who is your biggest inspiration in Magic?

A. This one is easy….

Paul Daniels. I have been fortunate and lucky to have actually met him in person. We spoke in length about magic. He gave me some wise words of wisdom, that being, learn six tricks only and learn them well. I actually performed for him my version of the ambitious card. I still have his signed card, part of my treasured collection.

Q. What was the first effect you learned?

A. Chicago opener (or red hot mama). I watched a magician do this many years ago and it just blew me away. Those in the know would probably think this to be too simple a trick, but I use my version all the time and get some really good reactions.

Q. What type of performer would you say you are?

A. Erm….most certainty close-up, predominantly cards. I like doing the odd stage bit, but I tend to use the opportunities as a confidence thing.

Q. What effect are you working on at the moment?

A. I have a few really. I’ve slowly realized that the table-hopping type of work is better with a quick entertaining effect rather than a finger breaking sleight of hand trick or pulling a giraffe from your jacket pocket sort of trick. I hear many say that packet tricks are a “no-no”. I disagree slightly. Six pockets….six good packet tricks and you’re away. So, I’m sorting out and learning some very good packet trick effects with my own twist.

Q. Why did you join the Society?

A. Having visited the Leamington Day of Magic (for several years), I thought what a great club. After looking on the website, I was pleased to notice that the meeting dates coincided with my working shift pattern. So jumped at the chance of joining. Never looked back since. Really good club, friendly, helpful.

Q. When and why did you join the LAWMS committee?

A. Was asked to join the committee about 18 months ago. Thought it was an honour to be involved in such a great club. I’m hoping I can get more involved in the background work that goes on and maybe bring some ideas of my own.

Q. What would you say is the best thing about being a member of a Magic Society?

A. Probably the friendliness of the members. It’s nice to know that there is help and advice available when working on new effects

Q. Is there anything you don’t like about magic?

A. Good question. Struggling to answer this one, I guess the only thing is the frustrating feeling when things aren’t going quite right, having worked really hard on some of the effects.

Q. What do you like most about magic?

A. This one is easier to answer. The reactions from spectators when all is going well.

Q. What advice would you give to anyone thinking of learning or starting magic?

A. Start early. Do some research before spending money. Join a magic society. Speak with the seasoned professionals. Most of all… practice then practice some more

Q. What is the most difficult thing you have tried to learn?

A. I like to watch the card flourishes. I know they are not needed. But I do try and learn them, more for myself. However, I end up picking cards up off the floor too often.

Q. What is your favorite thing to perform?

A. I know this isn’t a favorite amongst some card magicians. But I think the ambitious card routine is one of the strongest effects out there. I enjoy performing it. I get a great reaction and the routine can be swapped around and changed very easily.

Q. What do you do when someone asks you to ‘do something’ when you’re not expecting it?

A. Well hopefully, I have a deck of cards on me. I always have my “go-to” effect, which is a card transposition effect. If not I’ll borrow a coin and do a coin vanish or pen vanish.

Q. Do you have a dream job?

A. I suppose it would be a stage illusionist. Performing with huge stage props etc.

Q. What would be your ‘Desert Island’ trick?

A. Once again, it would be the ambitious card.

Q. Are there any other words of wisdom you’d like to leave with us?

A. Listen and learn and enjoy your magic.

You can contact Dean at dean.brindley5254@hotmail.co.uk 

Zoom Lecture 11th November 2020

We are pleased to announce we have a Zoom Lecture booked for the next meeting by David Jonathon from the USA on Wednesday 11th November. Access from 7.45p, lecture starts at 8pm.

There will be magic with Cards, photo’s, rubber Bands, books & UNO cards. You’ll learn incredible unpublished effects and valuable advice on creating magic. There will also be exclusive discounts and bundle offers from David on the night.

You can get access details from our Facebook Members Group, by email if you’re on our e-mailing list or Mike Price at tigermagicmike@live.co.uk

Non-members can join for £10 (unless invited)