Friends of Guiding, Cranham, 26/3/11

Brian Fisher made a welcome return to compere the show which featured cabaret performances from Kevin Bird, Dave Kay and Mark Mchawi. As always, the evening started with each table of guests being bamboozled as four close-up magicians performed mysitfying card, coin and rope effects for them. The Friends of Guiding raised a handsome amount of money to support…

Charity Donations

The Ilford Magical Society is pleased to announce that through its fund raising during the past year we have been able to donate £970 to the British Liver Trust. The bulk of this money was raised through their Winter Show organised by Roger Arnay and Alan Parish. The winter show featured close-up magic and a…

A trick from the Library

Read any good magic books recently? Watched a DVD of your favourite magician? Learnt a new trick as a consequence? Tonight will be the night to practise it and get help from your fellow magicians before you perform it in the real world! Cards, coins, silks, ropes – close-up or a ‘stage’ effect – any trick…

Close-up Competition 16/3/11

Coins, cards, cups, balls, wands all had their place as eleven of Ilford’s finest magicians took turns to work their magic in what proved to be an extremely close competition. The evening, hosted by Brian Fisher, saw the magicians perform close-up magic for groups of amazed spectators. Laughter and applause broke the tension as the three judges,…

Close-up Magic Competition

Wednesday 16th March sees Ilford’s finest go head to head as they attempt to baffle and bamboozle invited guests and judges. Magicians will entertain their audience for 8 to 10 minutes by performing feats of magic right before the eyes of onlookers in an attempt to win the coveted “Chas Nobbs” trophy.

Steve Price Lecture 2/3/11

Associate member of the Inner Magic Circle, Steve Price, explained “Not how, but why!” to members of the Ilford Magical Society. In his own whacky way Steve entertained members using effects from his own cabaret show before going into great detail about both the “how” and the “why”. Useful tips on stage and audience management…

Annual Dinner

Members and their guests are invited to the TIMS Annual Dinner to be held at Top Meadow Golf Club on 6th May. Following the meal the competition winners of 2010 /2011 will receive their well deserved trophies. Magical Cabaret for the evening will be provided by Richard Pinner MIMC with Gold Star. Tickets, priced £25, are…

Roding Rotary Club 26/2/11

With a slight change from their usual charity work, TIMS Members will be able to donate £200 to charity after they performed to over 100 people at Chigwell Golf Club. The evening started with magicians mixing and mingling as guests of the Roding Rotary Club arrived for their dinner. Closeup magicians entertained at guest’s tables before and after the meal…

Steve Price Lecture

Associate of the Inner Magic Circle, Steve Price, will be joining us on the 2nd March with his Comedy Cabaret lecture entitled “Not how – why?” Steve is professionally crazy. He uses his unique mix of comedy, magic and mayhem to amaze and amuse audiences all around the world. He has lectured across the length…