July 20th 2017 – Shoot Ogawa Lecture


Shoot Ogawa was born in Tokyo, Japan, where he discovered his love for magic at the age of 10. By the time he was 17, he had travelled to the United States and won the First Place award for Stage Magic at the St. Louis Magic Jubilee.  That was the start of a long list of prizes and accolades that Shoot has earned while developing his art and visiting over 40 countries around the world. Back at home, in Tokyo, he has performed on all 7 television channels. Upon moving to Hollywood in 2002, Shoot become a regular performer at the world famous Magic Castle. Just one year later, in 2003, he received their Close-up Magician of the Year award. He was only 27 years old,  making him the youngest magician in the history of the Academy of Magical Arts to earn that title. He won it a second time in 2006. By this time, California’s Lighthouse Magazine called Shoot “The most popular Japanese entertainer in the USA.” In both 2008 and 2009, Shoot was awarded the Academy of Magical Arts’ Parlor Magician of the Year award. His reputation spread worldwide when he was invited to participate as guest performer at FISM – the Olympics of magic – in both 2009, in China; and 2012, in the United Kingdom. Most recently, he was named the Academy of Magical Arts’ Stage Magician of the Year for 2015. Shoot Ogawa has proven himself to be a world-class performer and for this new lecture he will be sharing stories, routines, and effects that he has been working on over the last five years. Shoot also teaches from 3 new DVDs created just for this lecture and uses these new tricks to emphasize a deeper understanding of his personal magic:- how he creates tricks; how to be more skilful as a performer; creating the desired “magical feeling” with any trick; what he thinks is a “good magician”, and how to control the power of magic.

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

August 17th 2017 – Club Night TBC

Details to follow.

September 21st 2017 – Club Night (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 to come along and learn how to do it. Balloons will be supplied and we have a limited number of pumps, so if you have a pump please bring it along.

October 19th 2017 – Chris Woods Lecture

Details to follow.

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.