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.
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.
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.
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)
Wednesday 10th October,
The Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre,
8-10 Balcarres Avenue,
G12 0QF, starting at 7.30pm. £10 Non members.
The lecture is fun and informative and very interactive (lots of volunteers), and demonstrates how magicians and mentalists can incorporate cold reading into their work to make it more powerful for the spectator. I also touch on the history of cold reading and it’s use by unscrupulous mediums and the like, which is always both funny and interesting.
To see Paul’s flyer, click here…
St Margarets Chaple Hall,
Hall Craig Street,
ML6 6AW, on Thursday 11th October, 7.30pm start. £10 to non members.
Paul is an award winning close-up and children’s magician. His magic has taken him around the world.
For more information, check out his promotional flyer here.
For further details contact Tommy on 0141 571 4619 or 07968 002 719
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,
The proceedings start at 7.30 prompt.
Thank you and we hope to see you there,
On Monday 17th January, Forth Valley Magic Circle are hosting an informal evening with colleagues and friends from West Lothian Magic Circle. This is a reverse invitation as West Lothian invited us through last year for a thoroughly enjoyable evening.
This is an informal night, but it would be appreciated if everyone could take part in the proceedings with a couple of tricks.
As usual we will be meeting at 7.30pm, at The Station Hotel, Larbert.
Please find an email from Kenny Kerr from Kilmarnock Magic Circle regarding SAMS 2011 held in Dundee.
Hello Ladies & Gents
First of all let my introduce myself to those who do not know me – My name is Kenny Kerr and I have been elected for the second year as the SAMS Competitions Organiser for the forthcoming convention which will take place in Dundee from Friday 29th April, to Sunday 1st May 2011.
I am appealing for entrants to take part in the SAMS Competitions, namely –
Harold McMillan Shield
Presented for the most entertaining 10 minute stage act.
Max Raskin Cup
Presented for the most entertaining 10 minute presentation of magic for children.
The Anne Warlock Trophy
Is awarded for the most entertaining 10 minute close-up act.
John Ramsay Rose Bowl
Is awarded for the most entertaining close-up effect.
All competitions are open to persons over the age of 16 years on the date of the competition and they also must be members of clubs who are affiliated to SAMS (and the club has paid its fees).
I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone 01563 537173
Could all club secretaries please print this off and circulate it to your members and I will send out further emails to you all after the festive season is over, just to jog your memories.
Summer nearly over and already we are looking forward to a new season of Magic! The SCA opens its year with a Lecture by well known Card and Coins Man, Craig Petty. Craig will be known to you for a number of marketed effects and a series of very commercial dvds.
We hope to see you on Wednesday, September 1st, 7.30pm, at the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre, 10 Balcarres Avenue, Kelvinside, Glasgow, G12 0QF. £10 entry fee to visitors.