Surviving Half a Century in Magic!
unique and interesting lecture from one of the country’s most enduring
and versatile professionals. 50 years of experience and knowledge
including a Q & A session and a little bit of magic!
Chris North has to be one of the most experienced and professional
magicians in the country having presented his magic and illusions in all
mediums of the entertainment business from multiple television
appearances to major theatres and cruise liners. Chris has been at the
top of his game and continues to change and develop his magic to suit
current trends. Chris’s latest show started just over a year ago and
really was on the heel of a growing trend of Victorian style
entertainment, You can’t turn on the TV without seeing a Victorian drama
in today’s schedule. It goes to show that Chris really knows what he is
talking about. Chris is such a lovely guy and has done more in his
career than all of us put together, if you ask him the right questions
it could really inspire and push your career forward.
Marvellous evening and a fascinating insight on the changing times in
the ‘biz’ I could have listened to Chris for hours, marvellous stories,
anecdotes and wise words too! Thank you so much Mr N, I get so much more
out of these talks than I do with ‘standard/teach a trick’ lectures!!!
It was an amazing start to the year, it was informative, very
interesting even though I would have been 4 when you won New Faces!
Thank you Chris for taking the time to talk about your 50 years in
Stephen Bolam - The Gathering
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lecture by Steve Majes
Duration: 2 hours
Telephone: 01692 651190 / 07860 368727
Home: East Anglia
Subtleties, Subterfuge and Simplicity
is an accomplished performer who runs The Magic Circle Close-Up shows
and you will invariably find him on a Monday night in the club room,
sharing and refining presentations for effects. His lectures cover the
WHY as well as the HOW behind some of the routines from his working
"... the wording on his website is “Magic with Charm” and that is
exactly what this evening’s event proved to be. ...This evening had no
hype, no dealer dem, and no needless fillers. It was simply a
master-class in presentation and misdirection." Bexleyheath Magic
“If you haven't seen Chris perform, you will see that his style and
delivery is gracious, friendly and sincere and his magic is stunning. I
hope you get the chance to experience his work at some point in the
future.” Michael Vincent
"...if you've not booked him do it now!! One of the best lectures I've
seen for a while." Leicester Magic Circle
"Chris never fails to show me an effect or a twist on an effect that I
have never seen before. He is a lifetime student of the art of magic."
"...one of those rare magicians who can truly deliver a lecture... there
was some superb magic to be seen... It was no wonder at the end of the
evening he received a long ovation." British Magical Society
"This lecture covered so many topics important in magic; packed with
references and stories of the people who shaped the magic world;
intelligent magic theory and techniques, and access to chat to a guy who
really knows and loves his subject." Exonian Magic Society
"Chris Wood has a sincere and relaxed style of delivery. His
presentations are always thoughtful and pleasing to watch. Add to this
the fact that he nearly always fools me and you’ll understand why I love
watching Chris perform so much." Nick Einhorn
"Last night we were treated to a Master Class lecture by Chris Wood with
something for everyone. Some great effects and explanations but also a
great insight to all the subtleties behind those effects and all
delivered with charm." Ilford Magic Society
Duration: 2 hours
07538 586 492
Cheeky Dog Chatters
winning Children's Ventriloquist and Magician, David Tomkins offers a
colourful, varied and entertaining lecture ideal for magical societies,
club nights and magic conventions. Experience original and creative
children's magic not seen in any other lecture. As a professional
ventriloquist, he includes a section on puppets too. Having turned
full-time pro at sixteen, he has a wealth of experience to share.
David has lectured at The Magic Circle, London, The International
Brotherhood of Magicians Convention, Southport and The Blackpool
Convention. UK Prize Winner in the Children's Entertainer Championships
Competition, Blackpool. Member of the Inner Magic Circle (London) with
"David's practical experience and years of entertaining children
shone through in the effects performed. We were all very impressed with
his natural charm, easy manner and sense of fun!"
Paul Bromley - South Downs Magicians.
"As for the ventriloquism... Brilliant, hilarious... Totally over the
M. Key - Leamington & Warwick Magic Society.
"Full of original ideas. A first class evening's entertainment."
Royston - Northampton magicians Club.
"The children's entertainers amongst our membership left with plenty of
food for thought."
Scott Penrose - Ilford Magical Society.
So if you're looking for a fun packed, magic filled and informative
lecture, then look no further...
Duration: Full Evening
A Professional's Repertoire
Ian Keable has
been a full time magician since 1990, working principally in Comedy Clubs
and at Corporate events. His lecture, Cabaret Magic, concentrates on the
theory and practise of what he does for a living: performing Cabaret for
In his lecture Ian performs and explains several tricks from his
professional repertoire to illustrate not only how to, but also how not
to, do Cabaret magic. Ian also talks about choosing Cabaret material, how
to be funny, patter to avoid, dealing with hecklers, using assistants from
the audience and other aspects of Cabaret magic which can only be learnt
through solid performing experience.
Above all the lecture is designed to be entertaining. He guarantees that
even if you don't use any of his tricks or buy his lecture notes, you will
still have a thoroughly enjoyable evening.
"I doubt anyone in magic offers a funnier, more effortlessly entertaining
lecture... I've no idea what he charges but he's worth double." Ian
Rowland (from a report in Abra).
Duration: Up to two hours
Availability: UK, unless someone makes me an offer I can’t refuse.
E-Club Pro - Live! 2017-18
A Lecture Like They Used To Be
latest version of Mark Leveridge's professionally presented club lecture
evening offers maximum value as it consists of a dozen varied routines
and ideas, every single one of which is properly performed and then
carefully and fully explained.
And guess what - this is NOT a thinly disguised 'dealer dem' that
requires the club members to put their hand in their pocket to pay for
the props to perform the lecture items, as there are NO individual items
for sale afterwards at all! Yep, it's a lecture like they used to be!
The reason is that the magic in this lecture uses everyday objects or
commonly used props. There are routines with coins, cards, purses, Jumbo
cards, silks, rope and more, and the effects themselves are all
practical and well within the abilities of everyone except the total
beginner. With magic to suit a close up show, and walkabout, as well as
parlour performances and mentalism, there's pretty much something for
All the routines come from the Vintage Vault and The Teach In sections
of Mark's online magic resource E-Club Pro, hence the lecture title, and
it provides an entertaining and fascinating evening of magic for all
club members to enjoy.
Duration: Full evening
Telephone: 01392 252000
Close Up Magic Done The Easy Way
magic is all about the effect on the spectator, not the method used to
achieve it. So why make it hard for yourself with complex sleights and
fancy props? Keep things simple! This lively and entertaining lecture
takes a number of classic routines and shows how to create the ultimate
“easy-to-do” version of each. The “wow factor” is the same but the
techniques required have been minimised - and with no difficult moves
you can concentrate on performance and patter, making your magic that
much more enjoyable for everyone.
During the lecture you’ll see demonstrations and explanations of
routines such as card under watch, colour-changing deck, an impromptu
book test, magic with a borrowed iPhone, coin bends and lots more. All
done in the simplest possible way. Powerful close-up routines that you
can do within minutes – once you have the know-how! The lecture also
includes tips on how to start working professionally and anecdotes from
the life of a magician who has learnt it all the hard way, so you don’t
Mike is a professional magician, mentalist and hypnotist. He has
performed for many major companies and celebrities as well as appearing
on ITV and SKY.
Duration: 90 minutes (2 x 45 minutes with a break)
Telephone: 0118 978 8873 or 0794 130 4968
is a professional magician and magic consultant for Objective
Productions advising on shows such as Help My Supply Teacher is Magic
and Killer Magic. In his almost 15 years as a professional
magician he's performed several stints at The Magic Castle in Hollywood,
at the Harry Potter wrap party and a private show for the Saudi Royal
family, with armed guards watching on.
He's been awarded The Magic Circle Originality prize for the last three
years (2014, 2015 and 2016) and placed second in The Magic Circle Close-up
Magician of the Year 2015. He has released several products to the magic
community, including Alarmed and iDeck.
In this lecture he will share his inventive close-up magic which has a
strong focus on quirky humour. From classic magic plots to wildly
original premises there is something for all fans of close-up magic.
Duration: Up to two hours
Stage Magic - Perceptions on Principles and Psychology
has been a full time magician for over 15 years, he was the winner of
multiple awards at the 2013 IBM British Ring Convention and is the
producer for West End Magic at the Leicester Square Theatre and the
'Magic at the Barn' shows in Essex.
Oliver has lectured at the Magic Circle, the IBM British Ring Convention
and for the Blackpool Magicians Club, his lecture mostly covers stage
magic with an introduction into how the techniques, psychology and rules
followed by stage manipulators can easily be applied to all performance
situations: from cabaret to close-up and from parlour to children's
He offers effects for close-up, comedy, stage and children's magic, and
also demonstrates how to produce a dove. Throughout the explanations he
illustrates how to make performances more powerful by applying the rules
of stagecraft, how to deconstruct a routine or act whilst eliminating
any unnecessary movements and actions, and how to give your magic more
of an impact in general.
He sells accompanying lecture notes and products such as 'Balloon Tie-d'
and 'Ready Rope Routine'.
Duration: 1-2 hours
Telephone: 01702 543242 or 07900 543384
A Choice of Magic Lectures
Fallon has been a professional magician since 1987 and is without
doubt the Irish magician with an international reputation. Since 1995 he
has lectured in Ireland, England, Italy, America, Belgium and Australia.
He has also performed and lecturing at nearly all of the major UK
conventions including Blackpool, The IBM, Bristol, SAMS, South Shields,
J Day, Leeds, Top Secret Day of Magic, Kidology and three times at the
Magic Circle. He has contributed routines and articles to a number of
magic publications including Magicseen, The linking Ring, Abracadabra,
The Conjure, Club 71, Celtic Cabal, The World of Children’s Magic and
currently has a bi-monthly series running in The Budget and The Magic
Pat is Ireland’s only Gold Star member of the Inner Magic Circle and was
the first non British act ever to win at the British Magical
championships. At home in Ireland he has made more than one hundred
national television appearances in addition to a number of international
Having worked in all areas of magical entertainment from children’s
parties to corporate magic and a full magic and illusion show Pat Fallon
can offer a choice lectures for club nights and conventions. His new
lecture entitled ‘All you need to know about Making a Living from
Performing Magic’ is now available in addition to his established
lectures on stand-up & cabaret magic, close-up magic, general magic, and
children’s magic. The one thing all the lectures have in common is that
they contain solid advice plus tried and tested easy to perform
commercial entertaining routines.
The lectures currently available are:
All you need to know about
making a living from Performing Magic (New Lecture)
Stand-up & Deliver (Cabaret
and Stand-up magic)
It Beats Working for a
Living (Commercial Close-up Magic)
Magic for Children of all
Ages (Different styles of Magic for the 5-9 year olds and the 10+ age
Eighty Seven to Twenty
Twelve (General Magic)
What they said:
“My second highlight of the Bristol Day of Magic was the lecture
presented by Pat Fallon. He said he would teach us several simple
practical routines that we could use in the real world. True to his
word, Pat proceeded to deliver what I have to say was one of the most
pleasant, intelligent and useful lectures I have ever seen."
Ian Rowland - The Magic Circular
“Thanks for a great night! Your lecture was excellent and it was great
to hear members, particularly some of our younger ones, enthuse about
your practical and flexible magic.”
George Bleeks - Ulster Society of Magicians Belfast
“I know everyone got something out of your lecture. I found your magic
to be very direct and strong and you didn't draw anything out like some
performers seem to have to do these days.”
Robert Gaffney- Winchester Magical Society
“Pat Fallon is a prolific magician with some great ideas which are
adaptable to almost every type of show. A fun and, I suspect, very
useful evening was had by all.”
Tim Barnes- The Magic Circular
“If those present didn’t walk away with at least one practical idea from
this excellent lecture, they went away with half a dozen or so.”
Sean McCree – The Budget
“We had many new or young members at the lecture and it was great for
them to see how a professional, like you, who works in the real world,
puts such heavy emphasis on presentation rather than difficult
Gerard Kearney-Southern Brotherhood of Magicians
Duration: Up to 2 hours
Impromptu Entertaining (and 'doable') Card Magic lecture
Gordon is a professional close-up card magician and entertainer
who travels the world with his act, lecture, dealer demonstrations
and workshops; including his Card Capers Day of Magic.
Since 1992, Paul has lectured in 22 different countries, including five
times at The Magic Circle, 4F’s (FFFF) in New York, Tannen’s
Jubilee (New York) and The Close-up Symposiums in Berlin,
Bath, Monaco (Stars of Magic) & Copenhagen. Paul is a creator,
author and publisher of twenty-seven top-quality books; not to
mention his DVDs and marketed tricks. His lecture is entertaining as
well as jam-packed with workable card magic, tips, hints, nuances and
anecdotes. Paul's magic has received praise from Steve Beam,
Boris Wild, Aldo Colombini, J. C Wagner, Jim Sisti, Max Maven, Eugene
Burger, John Guastaferro, Jamy Ian Swiss, Peter Duffie, David Regal,
Harry Lorayne & many more 'names' in the biz!
Recent lecture reviews: “It is rare to see a magician who can
entertain an audience that much with just a deck of cards. But Paul
Gordon is one of them! His shows are as funny as the magic he
performs is strong. Paul perfectly knows what the spectators enjoy
and deliver it to them with great humour and killer effects.”
– BORIS WILD
“Paul Gordon is the best there is! Brilliant magician, great
entertainer, superb lecturer and nice guy!” – J.C WAGNER
“He held some fifty people enthralled. His command is
phenomenal. He makes card tricks entertaining! He has the
audience hanging onto his every word!” – WALT LEES
Paul lectures on magic from his 'live' act and from his books; proof
enough that it is all practical and very magical! He feels that
he can even turn non-cardmen into, well, at least semi-interested
cardmen. If you want to learn strong magic in a fun,
energetic, enthusiastic and informative way, this is the lecture to
Visit Paul’s website to see photos, reviews, trick demos and a free
promotional video of Paul in action; working “live” for laymen.
Duration: Two hours (8 hours if you don't hook me off)
Home: West Sussex
Childrens Nuts & Bolts
Dimmer presents his ‘Childrens Nuts & Bolts’ lecture. He explains
many original effects with props all magicians will have and also goes
into the practical side of being an children’s entertainer. He explores
how to sell your services more effectively, promoting yourself at
parties with a view to getting more work as well as how to make your
shows more fun with new bits of business and sub-routines . Also
addressed is the tricky issue of entertaining for the older child and
tactics on the thorny problem of how to keep the adults quiet!
Steve is an Associate Member of The Inner Magic Circle with silver star
and has won The Pip Ayres Memorial Trophy for Children’s entertainment 8
years out of the past 10. He has devised tricks for many magic dealers
including Practical Magic, Davenports, Merlins of Wakefield and
Made-to-Measure Magic. He is one of only 3 people to be asked to
contribute twice at Britain’s only Children Magic Convention Kidology.
‘Brilliantly inventive & pitched just right’
David Baxter, Made-To-Measure Magic
‘Always comes up with clever, entertaining and fun routines’
Jeremy Le Poidevin, Practical Magic.
Duration: Whole evening with break half way through
year subject to commitments, world-wide
Mobile: 07904 311 007
Ramblings from a
Suspender … of Disbelief!
Gore presents his lecture which has received excellent reviews at the
IBM British Ring Convention, The Magic Circle and The Magic Castle. It includes lots of his original effects,
including ‘Trick Photography’, which MagicWeek called “Close-up Trick of
YouTube and 'Visions from Vegas', which is an ingenious mentalism
effect which is a new method in magic:
It’s not all close up though, there are effects for stage, stand up and
kids too, so there’s something for everyone. The majority of his effects
are also easy to master, allowing you to focus on the presentation.
"The moment I walked in
the room there was a sense of "This is a man who takes what he does
seriously, and wants to give of his best"...and it raised the game for
us all. I was really impressed with the way you had prepared yourself
sartorially, so to speak, and also the quality and presentation of the
merchandise you had on sale. You have a generosity of spirit and whilst
it is your living, you nevertheless were very free with advice and your
goods too were very fairly priced. Also your sense of ‘can do’
creativity was inspiring."
Keith Wells, Leicester Magic Circle
"I thoroughly enjoyed
your lecture last night, one of my colleagues and I just kept looking at
each other at the end of each effect wondering 'whatever next'
I don't think I've seen/met a magician with such an interesting array of
effects and variations on originals at the Guild before. You have a very
creative mind, Well done my friend!
Overall it was one of the best lectures I have seen at the Guild and I
joined in 1989!"
John Scott, Nottingham Guild of Magicians
“A goodly crowd was assembled for what turned out to be an afternoon
full of original ideas, lateral magical thinking and, on occasions, the
clever blending of known effects to create a whole new impact. We would
certainly recommend him unreservedly to any society looking for an
entertaining and totally original session.”
Brian Lead, Modern Mystic League
“It was professional in every respect from dress to the presentation
of the effects whether they be close-up, stage or children’s magic.”
Liz Warlock, British Magical Society
“Well excellent isn't a word I use often, since I believe generally
most things in life can be improved. We don't live in a perfect world.
However your presentation for the York Society last night was excellent
with a capital 'E'. It was one of the most professional presentations I
have seen in recent times. I thought your explanations were clear and
concise, as was demonstrated by the very few questions asked with each
illusion. I found the entire evening inspirational. It was encouraging
to see your emphasis on entertainment rather than complex manipulating
skills. Thank you so much for spending your time with us.”
Austin Siviter, YSM
Everyone who attends his lecture will receive a FREE PDF copy of his
Duration: Between 45 mins and 2 Hours depending on requirements
Availability: UK, but
will consider abroad
"Now get out of that!" A
History of Escapologys
remains a magical art like no other and yet the history of this art form
is not often discussed…. And no, it did not start with Harry Houdini.
Comprising historical case studies and escapes the 2 hour (plus) lecture
will cover the genesis of the art, through the golden age of Houdini and
onto more modern examples with some simple escapes for use on stage or
at a table (yes there is ‘close up’ escapology).
Stuart Burrell has been performing for over 12 years and has developed a
number of unique escapes whilst researching the history of the art. His
recent recreation of a Houdini Escape from 1911 was even featured on the
BBC News website.
His work has been featured in the Handcuff Annuals of 2006 and 2007 and
his escape products have been sold since 2004. He is also former
multiple Guinness World Record Holder in Escapology.
For a lecture that is, quite literally, liberating, look no further than
“Now get out of that!”
Duration: 120 minutes (including a 15 minute break)
Worldwide depending on commitments
The Creative Magic Lecture
magic presented in this lecture consists of pure commercial material
that has served Tony really well for the last 25 years as a professional
magician. It is not the finger flinging type of magic which is sometimes
Well scripted presentations and clever and easy to do methods allow you
to focus on interacting with your audience and express your personality.
In an age where so much ‘new’ material is devised more with a view to
just fooling the purchasing magician than being suitable for lay public
entertainment, Tony’s magic bucks the trend.
The material presented covers a wide range of the magic art.
There is something for everyone, whether you perform close up magic,
stand up magic or children’s magic.
The magic has been designed so that it can be performed in a whole
variety of situations.
During the lecture Tony will also cover such subjects as:-
Be seen and be heard
Presenting talks to organisations looking for Speakers
Publicity and organisation.
Tony Griffith has been all the way around the magic roundabout.
He is a Member of The Inner Magic Circle where he has lectured six
He has lectured and entertained throughout the U.S.A, Australia, New
Zealand, Europe and the U.K.
He has appeared at The Magic Castle, Hollywood where he has lectured on
five occasions and also presented his close up magic show over 100
Tony is the author of a number of publications, the latest being
Reflections, Further Reflections, Final Reflections, Ultimate
Reflections, The Essence, The Magic of Science.
Tony has appeared on the front covers of Abracadabra, New Tops,
Genii, The Linking Ring.
The most frequently heard comment from those who have seen Tony’s
lecture is that it is choc full of genuinely commercial magic for anyone
who wishes to go out and entertain the public.
What more could you wish for?
Here are just four quotes from experienced professional magicians about
the material to be found in Tony’s books and therefore …… his lectures:-
"Tony Griffith's four-volume REFLECTIONS series is one of those rare
disclosures by a full-time working pro which shares the material that
has been the basis of his successful career. Well-scripted presentations
and clever and easy to do methods allow you to focus on interacting with
your audience and express your personality. What more can one want?"
Phil Willmarth MIMC I.B.M. Int'l President 2007-2008
"With decades spent as a professional magician, Tony Griffith has been
all the way around the magic roundabout. His four-volume series is more
than just a book of practical magic. It's all about improving both your
magic and the way you approach it. If you aren't happy with the magician
you see in the mirror, try Tony Griffith's REFLECTIONS." Steve Beam,
"The REFLECTIONS quartet is indeed a serious reflection of the Tony
Griffith approach to magic. Whether cards, general close up, stand up,
children's, mental or whatever, Tony's work exemplifies direct thinking,
practical methods and workable performance tested routines." Al Smith
"Tony has always been a performer as opposed to just an ideas man, and
as a result everything that he puts together is designed to be
performed. In an age where so much 'new' material is devised more with a
view to just fooling the purchasing magicians, than being suitable for
lay public entertainment, the REFLECTIONS quartet of books buck the
trend. They are choc full of genuinely commercial magic for anyone who
wishes to go out and entertain. It is rare to find books with such
varied contents, and the whole set really should be required reading for
anyone who genuinely enjoys magic." Mark Leveridge
Duration: 2 hours