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Chris North
Curious Tales & Unusual Phenomena


A brand new presentation ideally suited to magic societies and clubs looking for something different.

Tales of unusual and bizarre phenomena captivated the Victorians over many decades and still hold a fascination for today’s audience.
Chris North continues his exploration of the inexplicable and macabre with the latest of his Victorian themed parlour shows.

A 60 minute presentation of strange phenomena interwoven with tales of the unexplained make great entertainment: The authentic recreation of these events and startling revelations leave even the most cynical unable able to doubt the evidence of their own eyes. Perfect material for any magician!

All this is followed by a Q & A session to give an insight into the business from a working professional with over 50 years of experience in the business.


The presentation is completely self-contained with sound system, video and lighting in a charming Victorian setting.

"Unnerving and eerie, skilfully offset with good humour"


Duration: 2 hours
Availability: Worldwide
Email: info@chrisnorth.co.uk
Website: www.chrisnorth.co.uk

YouTube: https://youtu.be/Rkl7DkLkrlA

Telephone: 07860 368727
Home: East Anglia


Ian Keable
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 adult audiences.

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.
Email: ian@iankeable.co.uk

Website: www.iankeable.co.uk

Telephone: 020 7263 0261
Home: London


Jez Rose
We Are All Absolutely Beside Ourselves


An 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 your performance.
- 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 earning more.
- It is a lecture that will explain how 7 seconds can instantly boost your confidence.
- 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.”
Marc Paul

“One of the most refreshing performers I’ve seen in a long time."
Anthony Owen

“Jez has a deep passion and understanding of magic, both theoretical and practical and his personal performances have always been delivered with real professionalism.”
Richard McDougall

“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.”
Paul Roffman

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: pa@jezrose.co.uk


Leveridge Legerdemain
The brand new lecture from Mark Leveridge
All new material extracted from the E-Club Pro archives
Available in both Zoom and In-Person formats from January 2022 onwards


Mark says: For the last few years I have successfully presented lectures containing varied, practical effects from the E-Club Pro vaults. Leveridge Legerdemain is the latest collection of this material, all of which is completely different from that used in previous E-Club Pro based lectures.

“On behalf of the Ring 205 in Indianapolis I wanted to say thanks for the E-Club Live lecture. Lots of wisdom, logic and jewels were in the information you shared with us.”
Chris Topel

As usual, I perform and give full explanations of all the included effects. The lecture contains magic that is suitable for a close up show, mentalism, parlour work and strolling.

“Mark’s current lecture is to be thoroughly recommended because it’s the ideal society lecture. There is no padding, just a series of highly commercial effects expertly performed and fully explained. There is material for the working pro and the young newcomer, nothing is difficult to do and some items are virtually self-working. There is not even a table with stuff for sale, which makes a change, because no special props are required other than some simple DIY.”
Keith Downs, Peterborough Society Magicians

With over 40 years experience of presenting lectures to magicians all over the world, I believe that I can offer a presentation that is professionally delivered and which has no associated sales attached, thus making it a true lecture and not a thinly disguised dealer dem!

“It was a pleasure to have Mark give his E-Club Pro-Live lecture. His easy going and professional style were the perfect backdrop to some varied, engaging and thoughtful magic – all workable and a great addition to any act either as standalone effects or using elements to enhance routines that you do. We would recommend him to any magic club looking to build their lecture programme; you won’t be disappointed.”
Derek Oliver, President, Home Counties Magical Society

Clubs can choose from two different formats – Zoom or In-Person. For further details and to watch a video trailer, go to the web link shown below.

Availability: Worldwide

Email: magic@markleveridge.co.uk
Website: www.markleveridge.co.uk/lectures
Telephone: 01392 490565
Home: Exeter


Martin Duffy
Educational Magic Shows


Join 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 your area.

Lecture review by Donald Bevan – Former editor of Abracadabra magazine:

"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
Availability: UK

Email: magicinschools@gmail.com
Website: www.magicinschools.com
Telephone: 0191 237 6240 or 07951 159381


Noel Qualter
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Noel 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
Availability: Worldwide
Email: noel@noelqualter.com

Website: www.noelqualter.com

Telephone: 0781 382 5547
Home: UK


Oliver Tabor
Stage Magic - Perceptions on Principles and Psychology


Oliver 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 shows.

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
Availability: Worldwide

Email: info@olivertabor.com
Website: www.olivertabor.com
Telephone: 01702 543242 or 07900 543384
Home: Essex


Steve Dimmer
Tricks For The Trade - The new ZOOM lecture from Steve Dimmer

STEVE DIMMER offers a brand new lecture featuring a whole host of original effects.

This lecture is different and specifically designed to be presented over Zoom, although in a perfect world everything would be performed with a live audience. Each is videoed as it would be seen by spectators and then explained by Steve in his usual breezy style. It comprises of close-up, parlour and stage tricks, the majority involving everyday objects transformed into amazing magical tricks. All the effects are within the scope and skill level of every performer (no finger-flinging!) which means presentation is the focus of the trick. They often rely on original principles never employed to magic before.

 

Highlights include

AGENT ZIGZAG: In which a picture of the most infamous of British spies disappears and reappears into other spy portraits.
SPICE OF LIFE: A revelation of a chosen spice using spice jars, suitable for parlour show.
LICENSED TO TRICK: James Bond becomes the focus of a mind-reading effect
IN FULL VIEW: A predicted card is shown face up before 3 genuine selections are made, all of which match the prediction.
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 TRICKS FOR THE TRADE is an amazing collection of newly devised routines all of which have been bench-tested in the real world.

Steve’s last lecture titled Eccen-tricks received huge praise from the magical fraternity.

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 MIMC


As President of South Downs Magicians I would like on behalf of the members and myself to thank you for a very good lecture. We all felt that there were many effects that we could use, and you came over with a nice bubbly personality. Good value for our money and would recommend your lecture to other Clubs.
Kind regards

Tony (Pres. SDM).

Steve Dimmer visited our local Magic Club recently to present his brand new lecture. All the routines were inventive, creative and above all entertaining! Not only were we treated to Steve’s own blend of original magic, but also his own slant on other routines using well known principles, all with the unique Steve Dimmer touch! From simple effects like loose Lego bricks being dropped singly into a small bag, then magically re stacking themselves in a matter of seconds, (a personal favourite of mine,) right up to an excellent stage presentation "Distress Signal,” a showy Titanic themed feature effect. This new lecture really has something for everyone, professionally and entertainingly presented by the very talented Steve Dimmer! I would definitely recommend this lecture to your magic society or convention!
David Tomkins MIMC, Mystic Ring of Magicians, Dunstable

Steve has been a professional magician for 25 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.

TRICKS FOR THE TRADE is an amazing, unique and innovative lecture. It is now being offered to magic clubs throughout the UK. For a zoom lecture, the fee is an all-inclusive £85. Further details from Steve:

Duration: Whole evening with break half way through

Availability: All year subject to commitments, world-wide
Email: Inflatabletheatre@ntlworld.com  

Telephone: 01604 409010

Mobile: 07904 311 007
Home: Northampton


Tony Griffith
The P.E.C. Lecture: Practical – Entertaining – Commercial


The magic presented in this lecture is practical entertaining 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 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

Availability: Worldwide
Email: tony@tonygriffith.co.uk  
Website:
www.tonygriffith.co.uk

Telephone: 01275 835463
Home: Bristol


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