Chris Wardle Lecture
The North Western Society of Magicians
6th April 2022
Reviewed by Chris Taylor
Members of the IBM British Ring have been able to see Chris lecture, having appeared at the Eastbourne Convention in 2019 and the recording of the highlights being shown during lockdown’s British Ring’s online Convention in 2020. Non-IBM magicians tucked away in the far corner of North West England’s longest cul-de-sac have now had this experience first-hand.
Opening with a large production of handkerchiefs pulled from a bank note, numerous creative effects followed, all described in detail as to the workings and simplicity, many reminiscent of Ali Bongo’s type of ingenuity, keeping it simple, concentrating on the presentation and ease of construction. So many unique effects followed using sweet tubes, film canisters, mathematical principles, miniature Christmas hats, cards, etc. covering many effects available in "The Book of the Lectures" and more - and an audience held in awe of what was happening before their eyes.
A menu prediction of a 3-course meal, a new ESP matching principle, a cut yet not cut tie, variations on classic number magic, all in all too much to describe, so this is one lecture you really do need to book for your own society, you will not be disappointed.
I personally bought Chris' lecture book at Eastbourne, have made up a dozen of the effects in there and regularly use two or three of them as staples in my cabaret as well as having performed all of them at my club. This is a lecture of real workable magic, easily made, and delivered in a friendly, comfortable, easy-listening style by what must be one of the country’s top creative minds.
As I said, this is one lecture you really do need to book for your own society, you will not be disappointed.
© Chris Taylor, Past-President The North Western Society of Magicians, April 2022