Programme

 

February 20th 2020 – Bill Hammersley Close-up Competition

Our annual competition will be held on this evening for the Bill Hammersley Trophy for close up magic and the Burford Trophy for originality. Members wishing to compete should contact Kevin Hutchinson. Family and friends are welcome to attend, the more the merrier and let’s make this evening a roaring success. Doors open at 7:30pm for 8:00pm start.


March 19th 2020 – Morgan & West Lecture

Details to follow.

www.morganandwest.co.uk

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


April 16th 2020 – Chris Wardle Lecture

Details to follow

https://chriswardle.co.uk

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


April 25th 2020 (Saturday) – Annual Dinner with Jamie Raven

Our Annual Dinner and Entertainment is to be held at the Crown Plaza, Reading in the impressive River Suite with its riverside terrace. The venue has a stage with good views from wherever you are seated.

Our cabaret is the amazing Jamie Raven, who appeared on “Britains Got Talent” in 2015 and even made Simon Cowell exclaim “I now actually believe in magic”! He also headlined the “Illusionists” at the Shaftsbury Theatre in London, which went on to break the box office record and in doing so became the most successful Magic show ever in the history of London’s West End.

There will be a sumptuous three course meal, plus tea, coffee and wine and the superb entertainment as described above. Also, some of the members present may find it impossible to resist the urge to perform at your table which has always been a delightful and informal part of all our dinners.

Don’t miss out on this great evening and such good value for money, so start thinking about who you would like to invite. Circular tables for up to 8, 10 or 12 persons can be provided. Your guests will be guaranteed a great night out so get them to note the date in their diaries now.

You can purchase your tickets from Steve Graham, but don’t leave it too late as these sell quite quickly.

www.jamieraven.co.uk


May 14th 2020 – AGM (members only)


June 18th 2020 – Young & Strange Lecture

Young & Strange is made up of stage illusionists Richard Young & Sam Strange. Their online video content has been viewed more tha 30 million times and their TV credits include the hit series Penn & Teller “Fool Us”, ITV’s The Next Great Magician. Young & Strange also headline the world’s largest international touring magic show “Champions of Magic”.

www.youngandstrange.co.uk

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


July 23rd 2020 – Jez Rose Lecture

Details to follow.

www.jezrose.co.uk

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


August 20th 2020 – Jasper Buckley (Kockov) Lecture

Jasper Blakeley M.M.C. – international, award-winning close up magician and cabaret character magician, lecturer and published magical creator. Jasper is the only person in the world licensed to perform real live Russian Roulette using four revolvers. As a close up magician and cabaret magician, Jasper has released two international best-selling instructional DVDs on mind reading and continues to create original close up magic and cabaret magic for a host of performers. Jasper performs mainly as himself but is also known as the Russian-esque comedic mind reader ‘Kockov’.

www.jasperblakeley.co.uk

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