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Past Lectures…..

Morgan and west - http://www.morganandwest.co.uk/

Morgan and West met whilst studying at Oxford in the late nineteenth century. It was in that most reclining of seats of learning that the duo’s love of deception and legerdemain was born, and they would have been joined at the hip ever since, were it not for the vast discrepancy in the height of their pelvises.

In the intervening centuries these time travelling tricksters have performed their unique brand of magic, wit and whimsy on stages all over the UK, and indeed all around the world. Anywhere there are boards to be trodden, crowds to be wowed or tea to be drunk Morgan & West will be there with miracles in tow*.

Eagle eyed magic fans (magic fans who are eagle eyed that is, not fans of eagle eyed magic) will have spotted Morgan & West on their television/computer/tablet/phone/phablet/smart watch/smart kettle screens in recent years on shows such as Penn & Teller: Fools Us, The Slammer and The Next Great Magician.

As a fee paying club we aim to provide lectures in Banbury from top magicians throughout the year for our members free of charge (and non members for a fee).  Here are the past lectures we have had so far…

Gary has been awarded “Close-Up performer of the Year” at the Devon Magic Circle for seven consecutive years and has won the title a total of eleven times. Gary has also appeared on BBC1, Channel 5, Sky One, Gemini Radio & BBC Radio Devon and Channel 4’s The Graham Norton Show. Once seen never forgotten, Gary’s magic will astound, baffle and above all, entertain.

Gary’s endless sense of humour ensures his presence transforms any event into an unforgettable experience. His unique ability to create rapport with any audience results in his performance being talked about long after the show is over. Gary is able to borrow your coins, rings or your own cards and perform truly bewildering magic right in front of your eyes; then just as you catch your breath you realise he’s wearing your watch! A truly memorable entertainer, Gary has to be seen to be believed

Gary Jones

Saturn Magic Dealer Dem

Mark Traversoni from Saturn Magic visited the club with a selection of tricks from his shop.  Highlights were Stickman Bob, Ultimate Re-Maxed Iceolation, Quantum Leap, and Juicy to name but a few.

Check out the online shop www.saturnmagic.co.uk

The Marvellous

Matthew Wright Lecture

Matthew Wright: puppeteer, comedian, magician extraordinaire! A devoted student of prestidigitation and the illusions they entail, Mr. Wright is a practiced and experienced practitioner of his craft. He studied Theatre Practice at the Central School of Speech and Drama, a school that has produced such luminaries as Sir Lawrence Olivier and Dame Judy Dench.

As well as his hilarious comedy cabaret show Matthew is also known as a world class Parlour magician.Matthew has spent five summer seasons performing his comedy cabaret at The House of Illusion in Salou, Spain where he helped to also take the venue to the Trip Advisor number one thing to do for Salou beating off competition from universal Studios theme park attraction Port Aventura. He has also produced his own theatre show called "The Chamber of Secrets".

Matthew has won many competitions including The Magic Circle Close-up Magician of the Year (not the northern magic circle or the Leicester magic circle etc etc), The International Brotherhood of Magicians British Ring Competition and The MacMillan International Close-up magician of the Year competition. Matthew Wright is the only living magician and only the second in history to have won all three of these competitions.

In 2012 Matthew came second in the biggest and most prestigious magic competition - FISM, competing against 50 of the worlds greatest magicians.

Steve Dimmer Lecture

Inventor of the best selling “Screen Test”!

Steve Dimmer offers a brand new lecture featuring a whole 2 hours of original effects.

This lecture is different. It comprises of at least 16 close-up and stage tricks of which only one is a playing card trick, only one involves coins. The majority involves everyday objects transformed into amazing magical tricks.

Highlights include

Over A Barrel, a walk-around Russian Roulette routine

Distress Signal, an amazing routine themed around The Titanic, suitable for close-up or stage.

A Bump on The Head, a divination themed around phrenology with the magician feeling a spectators skull!

Text Book, an exercise in mentalism which can be done with an audience or by phone, email or even text!!

Eccentric, eclectic, enthusiastic and effective Eccen-tricks is an amazing collection of newly devised routines all of which have been bench-tested in the real world. It is already receiving huge praise from the magical fraternity.

Steve Rowe - Making Magic Sweet

After his recent and hugely successful lecture at The Magic Circle, Steve Rowe joins us for an exclusive evening not to be missed.

Renowned in the magic world as one of the most creative inventors in the UK, practical & workable magic is what this lecture promises for any level of magician.

Steve will share not only his routines and effects but also the creative processes behind his inventions and art of direction. Everything shown has been refined over the years to ensure maximum impact to your audience.

Nothing is knuckle busting and entertainment is the focus.

Sit back and enjoy more than just a sweet treat, with Steve Rowe aka 'The Gimmick King'.

Steve Rowe Lecture

26th March 2019 Paul Gordon Lecture

Paul Gordon is a professional close-up magician and entertainer, best-selling author and popular magic lecturer. He's lectured and performed at 4Fs, Tannen's Jubilee, Penguin Live, FFAP (France), At The Table Live, The Magic Circle, Monaco All Stars, Blackpool Magic Convention and more. The card magic of Paul Gordon has received raves by the likes of Andi Gladwin, Rafael Benatar, Boris Wild, Harry Lorayne, Aldo Colombini, John Guastaferro, Alex Elmsley, Larry Jennings, Wayne Fox, John Carey, Dan Harlan, David Regal & many more! Paul Gordon's best-selling highly-acclaimed books include The Gold Dust Trilogy, Quidnunc and Article 52. DVDs include Live In Action, Gold Dust Live 3-DVD set and Quidnunc Plus 2-DVD set. Plus, lecture downloads with Penguin Live and Murphy's Magic At The Table Experience.

Paul Gordon is an Associate of The Inner Magic Circle. In 2018, he was awarded The John Nevil Maskelyne Prize for Literature.

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