Forth Valley Magic Circle are proud to present – A lecture/Dem by Tricky Ricky McLeod and Gary James


Gary JamesForth Valley magic Circle are proud to present – A lecture/Dem by Gary James & Ricky McLeod

Monday 11th January,
Station Hotel, Foundry Loan, Larbert, FK5 4AW.
7.30pm start – £5 for non members

Gary & Ricky are well-known, and popular members of the magic community in Scotland. Full-time professional’s for over 17 years, their work covers the full spectrum: Entertaining children and families through to corporate clients. Their work takes them all over the UK and between them have won numerous awards during their career.

Ricky is Past president of S.A.M.S and Gary was recently admitted to the Magic Circle in London as an A.M.I.M.C. with Silver Star.

Some time ago, Gary created the Pro-Show Magic company and has recently designed and created a unique range of leather props and wallets new to the market. Blackpool 2016 sees them bring out a joint selection of new effects, some of which they have been using for the past 15 years in their shows with great success.

In 2012, Gary & Ricky’s lecture ‘A Mix of Tricks’ was well received at its first full outing and has now stretched as far as down south. The lecture is a mixture of ideas for presentation and patter, with new ideas for old tricks, and of course, they will also be discussing (and demonstrating) some of their new products. This will be a unique opportunity to see them for the first time before the big one in February.Ricky_Bingo

The lecture covers a wide range of magic; Close-Up, Stand-Up and something for family entertainers too, so there should really be something for everyone to take away.

Gary & Ricky are looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones at the FVMC and will be offering great discounts on the range of magic products on the night. Hope to see you there.

For further details please email

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year


Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from everyone at Forth Valley Magic Circle.

We have an exciting year of events planned, including a large show in May that we look forward to seeing you at!

If you have an interest in magic and are thinking of joining the club, then have a look on how to join HERE.


Club Competition 2015


Congratulations to Elliot Bibby on winning the Forth Valley Magic Circle Competition this year. All of the acts that entered were of a very high standard so well done everyone.

There was a large selection of magic on display too, with many different props used, including; cards, coins, horses, chocolate cake, fire, ice, lemons, a walnut, and even wine bottles!

The Kennedy Smith Quaich (awarded to the performer with the best sleight of hand move)
was awarded to Elliot Bibby.

The ‘Magic Moment’ Prize (the performer that had the best ‘magical’ moment in their act)
was awarded to Tommy Baxter.

Special thanks to Archie and Drew for being adjudicator’s and also to our judges on the night.


Elliot Bibby Tommy Baxter

Forth Valley Magic Circle are proud to present – A lecture by Sean Goodman


Sean Goodman

Forth Valley Magic Circle are proud to present –
A Lecture by Sean Goodman


Monday, 5th October 2015,
Station Hotel, Foundry Loan, Larbert, Falkirk FK5 4AW,
7.30pm Start – £5 for Non Members


Sean Goodman has been a professional magician for over 20 years and specialises in close up magic particularly for weddings, corporate events and private parties. In the magical hotbed known as Norfolk (LOL), last year Sean performed at 50 weddings across East Anglia.

“Secrets” is a lecture which is full of practical, workable material that Sean uses himself in his professional repertoire – emphasis is placed on solid routining rather than knuckle-busting sleights. There will be something for the pro and amateur alike.

Sean has released several effects including Genetics, Tick Tock, Starstruck, CelebriDate and recently Secret Servante which has received worldwide acclaim from magicians of all levels. “Secrets” will include some of Sean’s favourite routines with Secret Servante.

Tick Tock      Kevin Keegan     secret Servante


For more information, contact Ian Black on 07824 859123.
For flyer details please click here…



Congratulations to Iain Ross for passing his audition last night and becoming a full member of the club. His audition consisted of some very nice card tricks and story lines. Well done again!


(Iain pictured with President Elliot)

Forth Valley Magic Circle are proud to present – Tricks at the Tryst


Tryst Poster 2015



Forth Valley Magic Circle once again are proud to Present – Tricks at the Tryst.
Doors open at 6.30pm – show starts at 7pm.


Forth Valley Magic Circle are proud to present – A Lecture by Mr B Loon


Mr B Loon Balloon bikeForth Valley Magic Circle are proud to present –
A Lecture by Mr B Loon

Monday, 19th January 2015,
Station Hotel, Foundry Loan, Larbert, Falkirk FK5 4AW,
7.30pm Start – £5 for Non Members


For those who know Frank Sweeney aka Mr B Loon, you’ll know that he is one of Scotland’s most sort after balloon twisters! He make’s a huge range of top quality balloon models for all occasions. From a simple balloon flower to a complex Formula 1 racing car.

You can call him a Balloon Modeller, Balloon Twister or even a Balloon Entertainer, but they all mean one thing – Brilliant balloons for any event!

One thing’s for sure… If you ever wanted to make amazing balloon models, then this is the lecture for you!
We guarantee you will not be disappointed!!

For details, email Ray at:

Forth Valley Magic Circle are proud to present – A Lecture by Keiron Johnson


chaotic-1Forth Valley Magic Circle are proud to present – A Lecture by Keiron Johnson;



On Tuesday 18th November,
Stenhousemuir Cricket Club
Tryst Road

7.30pm Start, Non members only £5.

To describe Kieron Lefever’s magic is no easy task – it’s like nothing you have ever seen before; and you won’t see anything like it again. Whether he’s producing gifts from a flash of fire, or finding your signed playing card inside a solid block of ice; or even hammering a solid 6” nail up his nose – Kieron always makes an impression.

Kieron is an award winning magician (accolades include War of the Wizards first place winner “Best magic trick”  2012 – 2013 at the Edinburgh international Magic Festival) and a member of the prestigious Magic Circle, he is based in Bristol, performing Close up Table Magic and Stage Magic across the Bristol area to Bath, Gloucester, Oxford, London and beyond. As a Wedding Magician, Corporate Magician and a Party Magician he is regularly flown out by clients to entertain abroad. Kieron is just at home in the grandest of mansions to more intimate front rooms.

A true eccentric with a flair for the theatrical, incredible awe-inspiring and often shocking magic, with no regard for the status quo – he’s electric. There’s beauty in this madness, but much more than being beautiful, it’s a magical journey you’ll want to ride again and again.

His sleight of hand chicanery has made him a favourite amongst the Social Elite, Celebrities, Rockstars, TV Stars & Blue Chip Companies.

He is also an acting magical consultant for TV, Film and Theatre as well as being a creator of original effects for magicians & highly revered by his peers.

to-the-max       Chaotic KL

SCA President – 90th Anniversar​y Day of Magic


Scottish Conjurers Association LogoSCA Present – 90th Anniversary Convention,

Daytime – 09-30 – 17.00
Saturday June 14th 2014,
Pond Hotel,
Great Western Road,
G12 0XP
During the day we will be featuring 4 lectures covering a wide range of material;


Garry Dunn’s Children’s entertainer Lecture
Marc Oberon lecturing on Classics of magic to Mentalism effects
Prof Ewan Callison’s updated Tenyo lecture
and John Archer – goodness knows what he’s going to pull out of the bag, but it’ll be entertaining anyway!


Plus two dealers; World Magic Shop and Magician’s Cave in attendance and the featured lecturers/performers are expected to bring along effects/notes/dvds for sale.


Non-members – £20.00  for Adults – and juniors under 16 can attend for £15.00.

But you DO need to reserve your tickets for the evening Dinner / Cabaret at £30.00 per person

So that’s £30.00 for a meal and 3 performance spots from 3 very different entertainers – Garry Dunn, Marc Oberon and John Archer.



Please contact Brendan on 07711634254



Forth Valley Magic Circle Presents a Lecture by Jon Armstrong


Jon ArmstrongForth Valley magic Circle proudly present A Lecture by Jon Armstrong on,

Sunday, 17th November
at The Birds and Bees, Easter Cornton Road, Stirling FK9 5PB,
7.30pm Start, £10 for Non members.

Please note this is a change to our normal lecture venue as we envisage a high turn out.



This will not be just another trick lecture or a dealer show. Jon will not
only teach you some great, original card magic, he will teach you some
sleights and techniques that you may have thought were out of your reach.
One of the things that makes Jon such an in demand performer, is the way he
has developed and integrated his character into his magic. It’s this
synthesis of performance; effect and character that can make ‘tricks’ become
magic. In addition to learning his original card ideas, he will also cover
topics such as learning, performance and character. These ideas are useable
whether you are a full time pro or just do a few tricks for family and

This recent Magic Castle award nominated lecture with cover techniques with
cards but that can be used to enhance all our magic.

This will be illustrated in the following effects:

The Blank Monte (A three card monte routine that takes the sting out of
magician is always right scenario and giving it a truly magical climax by
personalizing it),

Reflexed (The opening of Jon’s stage act at the Magic Castle for years)

Orbs of Power (Follow the Leader in a way laymen will follow and love)

I Scream (A business card routine big in effect and in return on clients)

Out Of This Blah Blah Blah (A more commercial and entertaining Out Of This
World with no sleight of hand)

The Tiny Plunger (Making card tricks into card magic, using new moves and
thinking about the standard ones differently)

And many more, right out of Jon’s current award winning close up act.

Some of the following testimonials give you an idea of the powerful miracles
from his lecture!

“There’s an old saying: ‘If a man fools me once, shame on him. If he fools
me twice, it’s probably Jon Armstrong.’ At least that’s my version.” – Ian
Rowland, Magic Circular

“I Scream You Scream (possibly the best ever trick for getting your business
card into a spectator’s hand – and with a subtle way of making them contact
you afterwards) will make you money!!” – Martin Key, Abra

“A fun evening…flawless technique” – Bob Yelland, Maimi FL

“Dropping an email to say I found your lecture brilliant – it was
informative, interesting and entertaining. In particular, I enjoyed learning
the nuances of certain moves such as your second-deal and gin double.” –
Stephen Dobbs, Manchester

“Overall, Jon very much inspired with the sense that it is possible to make
a living with magic, and still have loads of fun. Oh, and he also showed us
a trick. One of the best tricks I have ever seen. With a prop and materials
I own, yet it totally fooled me. What was it? Well, you had to be there,
really.” – Ian ‘Mindwriter’ Carpenter, UK Magic Week

“Jon certainly kicked butt at Motor City. His performances and lecture were
really great. I believe he’s doing one more lecture, this time in Grand
Rapids MI. After that he’s off to Malaysia to return to his life as a
professional magician. If you’re in the area, don’t miss John’s last lecture
in Grand Rapids. This may be the last chance you have to see him for quite
awhile. Also, he’s making a tremendous deal on his notes and other items.
His work with the Frixion pen alone is worth the price of admission. This is
one of many that I’ll be using.” – Mike Powers, Linking Ring

For more information, visit Jon’s website at:

Jon Armstrong Bio

Jon Armstrong has performed for some of the most prestigious audiences in
over 30 countries worldwide. Growing up in Orlando, Florida, Jon became
fascinated by the magic he saw in the theme parks around him and dreamed of
having his own show. This dream came true when Disney asked him to bring his
act to Epcot and he became the resident magician at Walt Disney World. He
was only 20.

After spending 5 years doing his show at Disney World, Vegas called and Jon
answered, becoming a recurring headliner at Caesar’s Magical Empire. It was
between these runs in Vegas that Jon started doing his tours all over the
world as both a performer and lecturer, teaching others how to add humor and
entertainment to their magic. Also he worked on many films and television
shows such as “The Mentalist” and “Spiderman 3” as a magic consultant and
designer. Walt Disney Imagineering, ITEC Entertainment and Landmark have
come to rely on Jon to help bring magic to all areas of theme park and
theatrical design.

He now lives in Los Angeles and is a frequent performer at the world famous
Magic Castle. His TV appearances as a talk show guest, featured performer or
actor, include shows like “Magic Castle After Dark” on A&E, USA’s “Ready For
The Weekend”, Fox’s “Masters of Illusion.”, NBC’s Today Show and ABC’s
“Bachelorette” He has been featured in trade publications like Magic, The
Linking Ring, MUM and other magic journals worldwide. Stories have been done
on him in The New York Times, LA Magazine and Harpers just to name a few.

In December 2004 Jon appeared on the cover of Genii Magazine in a issue
dedicated to his magic. In April 2007 Jon Armstrong was named Close up
Magician of the Year by The Academy of Magical Arts. He has been nominated
seven times total as of 2012. With 2010 as the first year he has been
nominated for Lecturer of the Year by the AMA. He also serves as the
Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Academy of Magical Arts, the
youngest person ever to be elected to this important group.