Evening of Mentalism

The evening provided an opportunity for members to demonstrate their powers of mentalism in all of its forms.  Cards, objects, books and cutlery were the tools of the evening as members read minds, predicted the future and, with the combined power of their thoughts, bent spoons and forks! A different evening to normal, but still very…

Matt Johnson Lecture

Following his lecture at The Magic Circle, magician Matt Johnson gave a thoroughly enjoyable two hour lecture to the members and guests of Ilford Magical Society. The lecture included aspects of close-up, comedy and stage magic with Matt explaining in detail several of his own inventions and takes on ‘standard’ magic effects. Cards, sponges and…

Stage Magic Competition

Four competitors took part in the stage magic competition judged by a panel of lay people led by magician Brian Miller MIMC. The competition opened with Oz’s comedy escapology routine which got the evening off to a good, if not messy start. After the water had been mopped up, Bryan Porter opened with an egg…

Video Night

The evening was first for the Ilford Magical Society. Members were invited to perform an act in front of a video camera. Following the act, constructive critisism was requested and as usual, members contibuted in a supportive way. The act was then re-videod. Copies of the videos will be available in the near future for…

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,…

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…