Future Events                       

7th May Stage Magic competition
   
4th Jun Feedback club night
   
2nd Jul Lecture - Atlas Brookings
   
6th Aug Free and Easy club night
   
3rd Sep Close up Magic competition
   
1st Oct Lecture - Marc Oberon
   
28th Oct Annual Presentation Dinner
   
5th Nov Props Auction
   
3rd Dec Christmas Fun Night
   
   

Future Shows                       

w/c 11th Sep
Dixon Studio Shows
   
6th Oct
Thorpe Bay Rotary Close-up only
   
9th Nov Furtherwick WI
   
3rd Mar 18 St Mary's Church. Little Baddow
   

Past Events                           

19th Oct Extra Workshop Meeting  
     
6th Nov Annual Props Auction  
     
11th Nov Lecture - David Stone  
     
4th Dec
Christmas Fun Night
 
     
8th Jan Free and Easy club night  
     
5th Feb Lecture - Andy Clockwise  
     
5th Mar Lecture - Marc Spelmann  
     
25th Mar Kings Road School, Chelmsford  
     
2nd Apr AGM  
     
     
     

Meetings

7th May - Annual Stage Magic Competition

The meeting on 7th May is our annual stage competition which is open to all members to enter.

 

If you would like to enter the contest, it’s important that you let a committee member know in advance of the evening so that we can plan timings and so on. Depending on numbers we may not be able to accept entries on the night itself so please do let us know in advance if you’d like to enter.

 

As usual the rules are fairly straight forward and are reproduced in full at the end of this newsletter (you can also find them on the website): your act needs to be between 8 and 12 minutes long, and it can be silent to music or a patter act.

 

There will be 3 independent judges who will score each act on a combination of entertainment value, presentation (ie how do the effects flow, how does the patter complement the act and so on), and magical ability (which is all about the way in which any sleights or magical effects are delivered).

 

As usual there’ll be a competition for the seniors and another for the juniors (anyone under 16 years of age) during which the judges will decide who should win the Bill Charlesworth memorial trophy for the seniors and the Don Simpson cup for the juniors.

 

Please remember that if there is only a single entry for either of the titles, the competition result will be based on the individual’s performance, which, in order to win the title, will be required to achieve a minimum target score to be determined by the committee.

 

If anyone is uncertain about anything to do with the competition, just ask Adrian and he’ll be pleased to help – but do let us know if you’re planning to enter.

 

One important thing to mention – only paid up members can enter. So if you haven’t paid your subscription yet, make sure you do so before the meeting in order to be eligible, otherwise you won’t be able to enter the competition.

 

Looking forward to a great night of magic! Don’t forget that your friends and family can come along and watch the magic for free!

 

A special note to last year’s winners: could Matty Turner and Mick Geraghty make sure you bring the trophies with you for presentation to the new winners (in a clean condition please!)



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