September 21st 2017 – Donna Sarney (Balloon Modelling)

Have you ever been at a party or event and been asked if you make balloon animals or characters? Well now is your chance, come along to this evening and Donna Sarney will show you how.

Balloons will be supplied but we have a limited number of pumps, so if you have a pump please bring it along.

October 19th 2017 – Chris Woods Lecture

Those of you that attended the first lecture by Chris will know the sort of detail he can dig into regarding performance. In this second lecture he deconstructs seven more effects that he regularly uses in his professional work. Each has his own take on handling and presentation and have been proven winners with the paying public in both parlour and close up contexts.

The Kitson Miracle ~ Las Vegas Swindle ~ Switching the Die ~ Chinese Challenge ~ Ambitious Aces ~ Twisting the Aces ~ Fechters Aces.

Magicians who are not HCMS Members are welcome at this lecture; a £15 charge will apply to any non-members attending.

November 2nd 2017 – Pearman Cup Competition


The stage/cabaret/parlor style competition is held for the Paul Pearman Trophy; the current holder of the trophy is Simon Jones. Members wishing to compete should notify Andy Lewis or any other member of the council of their intention to compete. Family and friends are welcome to attend, the more the merrier.

November 16th 2017 – Jim Krenz Lecture


Jim Krenz has been interested in magic since the age of five. Jim spent at least fifteen years working for Jay and Francis Marshall at Magic Inc and has regularly performed close-up at Schulien’s Restaurant in Chicago. In 1993, he won the Most Valuable Participant award at the prestigious FFFF convention. He has created over three dozen original effects and techniques, and has lectured about them in nine countries. Jim has studied with Ed Marlo, Jim Ryan, Tony Andruzzi, Don Alan, Eugene Burger, Slydini, Tommy Wonder and Juan Tamariz. His lecture contains his original ideas, theories, routines and improvements in close-up magic.

Magicians who are not HCMS Members are welcome at this lecture; a £15 charge will apply to any non-members attending.

December 7th 2017 – Christmas Social (Fish & Chips Supper)


Details to follow.

January 18th 2018 – Mark Leverage Lecture

Details to follow.