Some club nights and lectures will be held online via Zoom. Start time 7:45pm. Please contact the Programme Secretary for the link:- Andy Lewis


August 17th 2023 

FASDIU and Effects you bought at the Auction  (On Zoom)

Demo magic that you bought from the auction at the last meeting at Maiden Place
we would also love to see your favourite card magic’ From a Shuffled Deck In Use (FASDIU)’.

September 7th 2023 

Steve Gore Lecture 

Don’t Miss His Brand New lecture…Classics Reimagined!

Visiting Magicians Welcome. £10 charge will apply to any non-members attending.

Steve Gore is offically known as “The Happiest Magician on the Planet!’… according to Google… and is a truly versatile magical entertainer who regularly performs magic of all types and has been performing magic professionally for over thirty years.
Steve is a Past President of the Northern Magic Circle and the Bradford Magic Circle, and a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (British Ring).  He has been interested in magic most of his life but joined the Bradford Magic Circle in 1992. Since then he has competed in magic competitions around the country winning over twenty awards.

September 21st 2023 

Club Night – Room 101 (On Zoom)

This is Room101 night on Zoom. Let’s discuss what magic each member would like to put in Room 101 and debate whether it should be put in or not.

October 5th 2023 –

Christmas & Halloween Magic (at Maiden Place)

Bring along any piece of magic that you could perform at Halloween or Christmas and share with others.

October 19th 2023 

Club Night – Rope Magic and Packet Tricks (On Zoom)

November 2nd 2023 

Paul Pearman Competition (At Maiden Place)


November 16th 2023 

Club Night (On Zoom)

December  8th December 

Christmas Dinner (At The Toby Carvery, Caversham)

Please join us at the Toby Carvery for a festive dinner and close-up magic. A three-course meal will be provided at a cost of £20.00 per person (includes gratuity). Family and friends are welcome but spaces are limited, so please book early. The venue is the Toby Carvery, Caversham Bridge, Richfield Avenue, Reading, RG1 8EQ; meeting at 7:30pm for 8:00pm start.

Click here for the Festive Menu 


January 4th 2024 

Matt Pritchard lecture (At Maiden Place)

Magicians who are not HCMS Members are welcome at this lecture; a £10 charge will apply to any non-members attending.

You may know Matt better as “The Science Magician”, a name he’s built for himself after leveraging his background as an atomic physicist to create viral videos of magic illusions online that have been seen by more than 20 million people. Blending his two biggest passions, science and magic, Matt has created some of the most unique and astonishing effects we’ve ever seen.

Matt shares the secrets that have fooled some of the most knowledgeable magicians in the world. You’ll get the real work behind the tricks that went viral, including the core principles you can use to amplify your own work.


Magicians who are not HCMS Members are welcome at this lecture; a £10 charge will apply to any non-members attending.

February 1st 2024

Bill Hammersley Close Up Competition (At Maiden Place)

March 7th 2024

Chris Congreave Lecture (At Maiden Place)