Martin Pierce is to lecture at Ilford Magical Society. Join us to hear hints and tips from a working magician.
which included past winners and newcomers alike.
Cards, rope, coins, razors,fire and cups and balls all played their part in this year’s competition. The judges, which included Lizzie Dearden of the Ilford Recorder and led by magical judge John O’Riordan had a tough time coming to their decision this year as the standard was so high.
Nevertheless they judged that Dave Kay was the winner with Kevin Bird in second place and Paul Clancy in third. Well done to all.
Dave Kay’s name will now join the likes of professional magicians Nick Einhorn and Scott Penrose on the trophy.
Steve Short, AIMC, will give us a lecture on the life of David Nixon. Many of us no doubt will remember the gentleman magician who graced our TV sets in our youth. Did you have a David Nixon magic set? I did.
Shoud be a great night,
A variety of effects in our “anything goes” evening ensured 2013 got off to a magical start. Cards, iphones and diaries all played their part in our first meeting of the year.
The theme for this meeting is your favourite trick from a book you have read or a DVD you have seen. Which is your favourite book? Which trick on a DVD has impressed you?
Now is your chance to let us know which is your favourite book.
Due to some unforeseen re-scheduling of our events programme, the past two meetings have been competitions: the Most Baffling Trick and the Classic competitions.
Members excelled themselves in these competitions with many taking part in an attempt to win these coverted trophies and join the likes of Nick Einhorn and Scott Penrose, both previous winners of these competitions.
The Most Baffling was won by Ian Smith for his effect involving several volunteers and torn cards whilst the Classic Trick trophy was won by president, Bryan Porter, with an effect known as the sands of the desert. This will be the fifth time that Bryan’s name will appear on the trophy!
Seven of Ilford’s finest magicians braved the M25 to pay a return visit to the magicians of the Watford Magician’s Society, WAM.
It was good to strengthen relationships between our two societies and meet up with ‘old’ friends Andy Clockwise and Wayne Fox, both of whom have lectured at TIMS.
In a now familiar format, four close-up magicians, Dave Kay, Oz, Steve Truglia and Barry Hicks performed their own brand of magic at tables in the first part of the evening. After the break, Bryan Porter, Mark Mchawi and Paul Clancy performed their magic, cabaret style, to the assembled WAM audience.
Always difficult performing to other magicians, but the TIMS members did themselves proud and a good night was enjoyed by all.
The Ilford Magical Society make their way around the M25 to entertain the magicians at the Watford Association of Magicians. Earlier in the year WAM magicians visited us and now it is our turn to share our magic with them.
Steve Price made a welcome return to Ilford Magical Society to deliver his second lecture to us. Steve’s lecture was certainly both entertaining and informative as he demonstrated and then explained the workings of some of his renowned stage effects. Steve, secretary of the Magic Circle, regulary performs his magic to large audiences and his effects helped him win the originality prize in this year’s close-up competition at the Magic Circle.
An excellent evening.
Ilford Magical Society travel to Upminster to entertain guests of the Trinity Church and help them raise money for London Air Ambulance & the Church. Table magic and cabaret acts will fly round the guests in a night of mystery and magic.