Programme

April 19th 2018 – Greg Wilson Lecture

The ever popular Greg Wilson returns for his third lecture at the HCMS. Greg is a 2 time FISM-winning magician, close up performer and an author of many instructional videos including ‘Ring Leader’, ‘On the Spot’, ‘Hundy 500’ etc. He has been hailed as one of the most creative thinkers in magic. Greg has enough material to cover practically every genre of close-up magic. He was born and lives in the USA but he travels widely. According to his web site he has performed and lectured in over 40 countries and over 1,000 cities outside the USA. Doors open at 7:30pm for 8:00pm start.

www.gregorywilson.com

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


April 28th 2018 (Saturday) – Annual Dinner

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 multi-award winning member of the Magic Circle, Oliver Tabor. Oliver specialises in delivering a varied, unique and elegant twist on stage magic, his performances are noted for combining classical conjuring with a contemporary style, his critically acclaimed dove act has gained him many awards and his show is recognised for its ‘Brilliantly Different’ approach to magic.

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.olivertabor.com


May 3rd 2018 – ‘Magic Box’

Back again by popular request. A box of mystery items will be handed to teams to be decided on the evening, each team will then come up with routines and tricks using the props provided. A fun filled and friendly competition for all members, please support this as you would a visiting lecturer. This will be a fun and informal evening and a chance to get to get to know the other club members better.


May 17th 2018 – AGM (Members only)

Home Counties Magical Society


June 7th 2018 – Competition Workshop

Home Counties Magical Society

Details to follow.


June 21st 2018 – Steve Rowe Lecture

Details to follow.


July 19th 2018 – Chris Rawlins Lecture

Details to follow.


August 16th 2018 – Christmas & Halloween Magic

Home Counties Magical Society

Details to follow.


September 20th 2018 – Richard Pinner ‘Magic for Children’ Lecture

Details to follow.


October 18th 2018 – Sean Carpenter Lecture

Details to follow.


November 1st 2018 – Janette Page Lecture ” The Life of Pat Page”

Pat Page’s daughter, Janette, will give a talk on the life of Pat Page. She will be speaking about Pat’s life as a magician, plus showing photos and video footage never seen before.

www.patrickpagemagic.co.uk

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


November 15th 2018 – Pearman Cup Competition

Details to follow.


December 6th 2018 – Christmas Social (Fish & Chips Supper)

The return of our popular Christmas Social, a “Fish & Chips” supper evening with close up magic, quizzes, games, raffle and a cabaret. Family and friends are welcome, the more the merrier.