Glasgow Magic Circle

Founded in 1997 and originally called The Glasgow School of Magic, we were born in the back room of the “Annakadabra” Magic shop in the High Street Glasgow. Magic has been around for thousands of years but with the recent advent of books and films such as Harry Potter and Lord of The Rings its popularity is spreading rapidly. We believe that, in the West of Scotland at least, we are helping to spearhead the way forward for future generations of aspiring magicians.

Kilmarnock Magic Circle Interclub Night – Thursday 25th October


Kilmarnock Magic Circle invite us to their:

Kilmarnock Magic Circle Interclub Night.,
Thursday 25th October,
Barr Castle Social Club,
Heneretta street,
Galston from 7pm to 10.00pm. 
Could you please get back to us with numbers as food will be provided.
Those of you who who will be performing I ask you to think HALLOWEEN when doing the tricks.
Looking Forward to seeing you there.
Many Thanks
Graeme Taylor

Glasgow Magic Circle presents – A Lecture by Ali Cadabra


Please see details of Glasgow Magic Circles lecture on;

24th January 2012, 7:30pm sharp,
Rutherglen United Reform Church,
69 Johnstone Drive,
Rutherglen, G73 2QA
Click here for a map…

Paul Buonocore aka Ali Cadabra brings his brand new lecture, an evening with the count, this should be a great night,

Ali Cardabra was about seven years old when he started his lifelong interest in magic and puppetry. As well as performing, he has manufactured feather flowers, polished aluminium Chop cups, zombie balls, dove pans, multiplying bottles etc for many magicians and dealers including Ken Brooke, International Magic, Repro Magic and Kovari.

In the early 70’s Ali Cardabra made many TV appearances as a walk on artist. He appeared in Wodehouse Playhouse and Thomas and Sarah with John Alderton and Pauline Collins, I Claudius with Derek   Jacobi, The fall and rise of Reginald Perrin with Leonard Rossiter, London Belongs to Me. Thames TV’s Shakespeare series and BBC’s Shakespeare  series as well as countless other comedy shows and police drama’s.

Ali Cardabra’s first magic lecture was for Ron Macmillan’s International day of Magic at the Empire Rooms, Tottenham Court Road, London 1986. He has continued to produce routines and effects for magic magazines including, Info, Magigram, Repro’71 and Abra up to the present day.

He has lectured on magic all over the UK and across the globe. He has lectured and performed on six Repro magic cruises aboard the QE2, The Millennium and the Queen Mary 2 .

Ali Cardabra Specialises in performing in character, his most popular being a tribute to Charlie Chaplin which he has performed world wide!

He has performed before members of Chaplin’s own family with favourable reviews at a festival of silent film in Holland with a live orchestra conducted by Clive Davis.




Glasgow Magic Circle present – An Inter Club Night on 8th March


Glasgow Magic Circle is holding their Inter Club night on 8th March.

GMC would like to invite your club to come along and join in. We are hoping for at least one member to do something in Mentalist Magic, Children’s Magic and close Up Magic.

It will be great to bring other clubs together and have an enjoyable night. I would be grateful if you could let me know if any of your members are coming along.

The address and a map are on the Glasgow magic Circle website and a link can be found on our links page.

The address is; 

Rutherglen United Reform Church
69 Johnstone Drive,
G73 2QA

The proceedings start at 7.30 prompt.

Thank you and we hope to see you there,
Yours magically

Janet Colvan
GMC Secretary

SAM’s Meeting


The next SAM’s meeting will take place on 7th November, at the Mariner Liesure Centre, Glasgow Road, Camelon, FK1 4HJ at 10.30am.

Glasgow Magic Circle Present a Lecture By Gary Dunn



What can you do with a fiver these days?

Get a gallon of petrol. Buy a McDonald’s meal. Get a very cheap bottle of wine.

 Alternatively five pounds is all it would take for non Glasgow Magic Circle members to gain access to Gary Dunn’s Lecture on November 23rd at the United reformed Church, 69 Johnstone Drive,  Rutherglen, G73 2QA at 7.30pm.

 Following his successful lecture at Kidology this year, Gary Dunn will be presenting his lecture at The Glasgow Magic circle, with extra bits that were not included at Kidology.

 You do not have to be a magician or children’s entertainer to benefit from this lecture. If you do any kind of entertainment for the public, be it professional or not, you are bound to find something useful. Plus it will be a thoroughly enjoyable night as Gary unique style of performing is bound to get you laughing.

So for  good night out, come along to The Glasgow Magic Circle on the 23rd November.

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

Scottish Association of Magical Societies Convention 2010


This years convention will be held in the Tontine Hotel, Greenock on Friday 30th of April till the Sunday 2nd of May. Dealers will be Adrian Sullivan, David Forrest Full 52 Productions and Jimmy Craig. Confirmed lectures are David Forrest and John Archer. Gala show Brian Jeffrey’s Fly by Nite, David Lees, Clive Moore, John Archer and Guy Barrett.

Sams convention registration desk opens at 6pm on the friday and the convention starts at 7.30 with an opening of the convention with a buffet provided followed by the president’s show and the opening of the dealers.

Glasgow Magic Circle Present Mark Leveridge


Glasgow Magic Circle are hosting a lecture by Mark Leveridge on the 11th May at 7.30pm in the Rutherglen URC Church, 69 Johnstone Drive, Rutherglen.

Visiting magicians are welcome. Admission costs £5 to non GMC members.

Tony Griffith Lecture at Glasgow Magic Circle


1gmcbadge Glasgow Magic Circle are proud to present a lecture by Tony Griffith. This is a lecture on commercial, practical magic that uses material Tony has created and performed over many years. Emphasis is upon entertainment, subtlety and routining.

The lecture will take place on Tuesday 24th November 2009 at 7.30 in the Rutherglen United Reform Church, 69 Johnstone Drive, Rutherglen, G73 2QA

The price is £10 for non members and refreshments will be provided. For more details contact Glasgow Magic Circle via their website.

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