Ricky MacLeod Lecture


Glasgow Magic Circle are hosting a lecture by Ricky MacLeod (President of SAMS) on Tuesday the 28th April at 7:30pm in our usual meeting place in the Rutherglen United Reformed Church, 69 Johnstone Drive, Rutherglen, G73 2QA. Entry to non-members is £5

Details of the SCA 85th Anniversary Celebration


The Scottish Conjurors Association today released the final details of the 85th Anniversary Celebration Day of Magic.
The event is scheduled for Saturday 18th April 2009 at Jury’s Pond Hotel, Glasgow. There will be lectures by Craig Petty, Gordon Bruce and Mel Mellers. Dealers World of Magic, Lomond Magic and Adrian Harris will also be present. Doors open at 9.00am with entry fee set at £15 at the door. Enquiries should be sent to secretary@scottishconjurorsassociation.org.uk.

Click here to download the official convention poster

Scottish Events Launched


Thanks to the wonders of email, our secretary gets a great many announcements for events within Scotland. As we all know the end of year lectures tend to be TBD within our respective syllabuses until the very last minute.

To help Forth Valley members organise their diaries, and anyone else who finds it useful, we have added a Scottish Events section.

If anyone has any event news that should be shared with members please email the secretary at secretary@forthvalleymagic.co.uk and we will add the event to our list.

Shirley Ray Lecture


Our thanks go to Shirley Ray for an excellent lecture on balloon modeling. Not only did she entertain and provide the ballooners amongst us with some new ideas but provided tips on getting those all important bookings. For those who do not do ballooning, it is always a joy to watch a real expert at work.

Shirley is a former member of Forth Valley Magic Circle and worked under the name of Auntie Rainbow. Shirley Ray is a third generation magician, a versatile and experienced performer. She is also one of the worlds leading balloon figure artists. Shirley Ray is one of the top elite instructors teaching at balloon conventions around the world. She was born in Edinburgh and brought up in the world of magic tricks. Shirley has won a number of prestigious awards, including the Scottish Shield for magic.

Blackpool 2009


Blackpool 2009 Children's Entertainer WC Video


Forth Valley Magic Circle member Pete Kinney has kindly submitted a video performance of him participating in the Childrens Entertainers World Championships. Pete is the one with the big mouth. Maybe next year he’ll be the one entering the competition. Come on Pete.