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
To read a full review of the
lecture by Steve Majes
Duration: 2 hours
Telephone: 01692 651190 / 07860 368727
Home: East Anglia
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.
We Are All Absolutely Beside
Associate Member of The Inner Magic Circle with Silver Star (London) and
Member of the Academy of Magical Arts (Hollywood), Jez Rose is a highly
respected lecturer, presenter and performer. His reputation is built on
his ability to explore complicated topics with tremendous honesty,
clarity, warmth and humour.
Presented in Jez’s well-known relaxed and professional style, what is
We Are All Absolutely Beside Ourselves?
- It is a lecture about taking effects you already perform and
creatively making them different, more appealing, more theatrically
interesting, entertaining and more magical.
- It is a lecture that will show how 3 seconds can instantly improve
- It is a lecture about differentiating yourself as a performer and what
that means with your existing routines and how it can result in you
- It is a lecture that will explain how 7 seconds can instantly boost
- It is a lecture that teaches some of Jez’s favourite routines,
dissecting how to start with a moment, whether a purchased routine or a
selection of items, and create something that audiences care about,
which immediately makes you - and your magic - more fascinating, in turn
creating a ‘category of one’.
- It is a lecture like no other.
Working with theatrical directors, performers and television producers,
behind the scenes Jez is sought-after as an “act doctor” for his
attention to detail and his sharp understanding of how to elevate
performances to become more magical and meaningful, resonating with
audiences and standing out from others. With more than 100 appearances
on television as a magician and broadcaster and over 18 years as a
professional performer, his creative work in magic is often behind the
scenes and his performances under a pseudonym. For the first time he is
offering his collected thoughts and advice to the magic community.
“Jez is always at the top of his game. His innate ability to
entertain has enabled him to develop a solid business as a much in
demand corporate entertainer.”
“One of the most refreshing performers I’ve seen in a long time."
“Jez has a deep passion and understanding of magic, both theoretical
and practical and his personal performances have always been delivered
with real professionalism.”
“Jez is a phenomenal performing magician - not only a wonderful
performer but a font of information in the history of magic and magical
effects. There are very few people who have the diversity, appreciation
and magical knowledge that Jez has.”
Available as anything from 30 minutes to a full day workshop worldwide.
As Jez is often working abroad, please contact his PA, Steph
Middleton-Foster, in the first instance to check availability:
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 490565
Educational Magic Shows
Martin Duffy and glean a unique insight into the amazing (and rewarding)
world of educational magic shows for schools.
Martin will share how he chooses routines and fits them closely into
themes that schools love.
You will learn how to take standard tricks you probably already own and
adapt them and write patter to create themed educational magic shows.
Here you can find out how to offer educational magic to your clients -
whether it’s adding the occasional routine or a whole new show.
Martin will talk about
• Why do schools love educational magic shows?
• How to choose a topic
• Why schools will pay you
• What topics are hot?
• The structure of a show
This talk comes from years of experience and features some brilliant
routines you'll want to use straight away.
If you want to fill up your weekdays with magic shows, you'll learn how
to put together a highly valuable educational magic show for schools in
Lecture review by Donald Bevan – Former editor of Abracadabra
"Another break, before a feature lecture by Martin Duffy, well known to
many magicians and one of the busiest performers in the North-east. The
lecture was special on two counts: one it was Martin’s first on the
subject, two it was aimed at children’s performers. Not however the
‘party magician’ but educational magic for schools, Martin’s specialist
forté. He explained how he divides his work into age groups, effects
used to cover maths, environmental issues and other subjects all wrapped
up in one package – fun! His workbox or trunk has a combination lock
which the children solve, his sponge ball routine is fun (counting), and
numbers on a silk scarf magically jumped around. There was sound advice
on how to approach schools, suggested fees and effects. Excellent."
Duration: 2 hours including interval
Telephone: 0191 237 6240 or 07951 159381
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
Eccen-Tricks - The new
lecture from Steve Dimmer
Dimmer offers a brand new lecture featuring a whole 2 hours of original
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.
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 Dimmer's new
lecture is surely destined to become one of the highlights of the
current lecture circuit. Highly original, highly entertaining and highly
innovative with a broad spectrum of magical effects and ideas that are
guaranteed to mystify the lay public and magicians alike. It is rare
that a lecture has such a wide and enthusiastic response from both
beginners and experienced magicians - don't miss it if you get the
opportunity to see it." Royston AIMC
"Steve lectured at our
club on Tuesday 3rd October and it was an amazing varied lecture, chock
full of brilliantly original ideas... To say there was something for
everyone, would be an understatement. There was so much for everyone.
Over the barrel is brilliant, but the fun you generate with his Face
Mats routine and the photo opportunities they provide make them
something your audience will never forget." David Miller
"It was a very different lecture and kept well away from what I call
more accursed card tricks. Steve passed on some great storylines that
could be used as a model for many pieces of magic. One of the best
lectures we've had for a long time." Ted McCrillack, Treasurer NMC
"Steve is able to create magic out of just about anything. It could
be an old photo, a fidget spinner, or even a tin can! Entertaining and
original routines appear out of nowhere just like, well, magic.---A two
hour lecture packed full of easy to do and original ideas.--Highly
recommended." Ken Hawkes
lecture is amusing, informative and imaginative. He brings his own
enthusiasm and humour into the lecture, introducing new and exciting
ideas." Michael. J. Price. Leamington & Warwick Magic Society
"Steve delivered a lecture packed with new and original effects all
with great stories for the plots, ideal for the working pro and hobbyist
alike, this lecture has something for everyone." Steve Butler
"I have got to honestly say this is up there with the best lectures
I've seen in the past couple of years since I've been going to lectures.
What I loved firstly was how diverse the magic was. Lately it seems I'm
seeing card trick after card trick with maybe a few coins or so on in
between. But Steve has variety, with great ideas and magic to suit
everyone. It ranged from bizarre magic to stuff you can use in kids
shows. One of his tricks I bought I think will be my main event trick in
my act now and personally I would have paid double for it, so Steve
prices are more than reasonable. I'm not just saying this it really was
a pleasure to have had the chance to see this wonderful lecture."
"I always find Steve's
lectures entertaining and informative. He is a creator and innovator
making the impossible magical by using everyday objects, leaving you
spellbound." Andy Bracey
"Steve's reputation as a
top creator and performer of magic ensured we had a large audience for
his lecture. We knew we were in for a treat and he exceeded our
expectations. He presented a strong and varied lecture, which was
ram-packed with quality content that has all been worked. All items were
clearly taught in his fun, friendly approach. We will be sure to book
Steve again in the future. Very Highly recommended!" Matthew Garrett
"Extremely well structured lecture that engaged the audience at every
level. I thoroughly enjoyed the humorous elements and felt every trick
was a 'worker'. Brilliant !!!" Mark Paul
Steve has been a professional magician for 21 years. During that time he
has devised commercial effects for Davenports Magic, Practical Magic,
Made-To-Measure Magic, Merlins of Wakefield and Pythagorus Magic. His
mentalist trick Screen Test has been a huge seller for Alakazam Magic
and is now in four different editions.
ECCEN-TRICKS is an amazing, unique and innovative lecture. It is now
being offered to magic clubs throughout the UK. Further details from
Duration: Whole evening with break half way through
year subject to commitments, world-wide
Mobile: 07904 311 007
The P.E.C. Lecture:
Practical – Entertaining – Commercial
magic presented in this lecture is practical entertaining commercial
material that has served Tony really well for the last 25 years as a
It is not the finger flinging type of magic which is sometimes seen
today.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, regardless of 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. Tony
Griffith has been all the way around the magic roundabout.
He is a Member of The Inner Magic Circle and has lectured there six
times. He has lectured and entertained throughout the U.S.A, Australia,
New Zealand, Europe and the U.K. He has lectured on five occasions at
The Magic Castle, Hollywood where he has also presented his close up
magic show over 100 times.
Tony is the author of a number of publications, his latest being:
Reflections, Further Reflections, Final Reflections, Ultimate
Reflections, The Essence, The Magic of Science
He 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 practical entertaining
commercial magic for anyone who wishes to go out and entertain the
public. What more could you wish for?
Duration: 2 hours