Edinburgh International Magic Festival Competitions


The Edinburgh International Magic Festival is looking for competitors to enter into its inaugural magic competitions.

There are 2 categories: under 18 and over 18. The first place prize for the over 18s competition is £200 in magic vouchers from magictricks.co.uk and the opportunity to have your own show at magicfest 2011

The first place prize for the under 18s competition is £100 in magic vouchers from magictricks.co.uk

Further information can be found at www.magicfest.co.uk/competitions.html

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Tricks at the Tryst 2010


Our thanks again to club member Kenny Mullan and special guests George and Janet Colvan for providing pictures of the night. The general concensus was that it was our best show yet. Our special thanks go to the Festival organisers for helping us put on the show, Laura for helping back stage and especially to George and Janet Colvan for making it through from Glasgow and helping us make it a very special night.

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West Lothian Magic Circle President’s Cup 2010


The West Lothian Magic Circle President’s Cup Competition held after the A.G.M. in the Pigeon Club, East Calder, on the 22nd April 2010

President Greg said that it had been a very close competition and he was delighted to announce that Gary James had been declared the winner. After presentation of the Cup, Gary said that he was very honoured to have been declared the winner.

Tricks at the Tryst This Coming Weekend


Forth Valley Magic Circle will once again be hosting their “Tricks at the Tryst” show on Saturday 15th May 2010, doors open at 6:30pm for a 7.00pm start at Falkirk Town Hall.

The format of the show will be a mix of cabaret magic and close-up magic suitable for the whole family, performed by members of the circle.

Tickets are £5 each and can be booked via email through Peter Kinney at pkinney@tiscali.co.uk or by phone 07799 624408. PayPal accepted.

Following last year’s sell out show, we will be holding the show on the main stage in the main arena of the Town Hall, but to avoid disappointment please contact Pete in advance if you would like tickets.

West Lothian Magic Circle Present A Lecture By Walt Lees


West Lothian Magic Circle is proud to present a lecture by our honorary member Walt Lees.

The lecture will take place in the East Calder & District Homing Society Social Club, Oakbank Road, East Calder, West Lothian, EH53 0BT on Thursday 24th June 2010,
at 7.30pm

The cost will be £5 for non-members and Walt will have Lecture Notes, books and DVDs for sale.

Changes To The Website


If you visited the Forth Valley Magic Circle website and all you found was a blank page, don’t worry. We’ve been busy upgrading some of our software and as a result the website was offline for a couple of hours.

SAMS Convention 2010


All of us from Forth Valley Magic Circle had a great time at SAMS 2010 and would like to thank everyone who helped organise the event. Special thanks of course go to George and Janet. Also a big thank you to those who represented the club in the competitions, Peter Kinney and Archie Smith. Congratulations must escpecially go to William Williamson who managed to walk away with three prizes for Kilmarnock MC. Here are the results in full:

John Ramsay Rosebowl (best effect in Close Up competition) – Chris Dinwoodie (SCA)
Anne Warlock Trophy (winner of Close Up competition) – Michael Neto (Kilmarnock MC)
Max Raskin Cup (winner of Children’s Magic Competition) – William Williamson (Kilmarnock MC)
Fletcher Cup (2nd Place in Stage competition) – George Colvan (Glasgow MC)
Harold McMillan Shield (winner of Stage competition) – William Williamson (Kilmarnock MC)
Murray Wand for Showmanship – William Williamson (Kilmarnock MC)
Jack Silver Award (for best dealer) – Adrian Sullivan
Sir Alexander Cannon Trophy (winners of Ledgerdemain League) – Kilmarnock MC
Jimmy Craig Quaich – Paul Nardini