October is turning out to be a classic month for lectures here at the Magick Lounge. First up, on Thursday 7 October at 7.30, is Michael Vincent. There can be few magicians who have not come across Michael’s work, either through his DVDs or his performances at conventions, at the Magic Circle, Hollywood’s Magic Castle, or at the FISM World Magic Championships in Stockholm.

Eschewing the current trend for ‘street magic’, Michael embodies the teachings of history’s masters of magic, performing classic sleight of hand and making it relevant for the 21st century, all delivered with style and panache. The magician’s magician, Michael is the only person ever to have been named Best Close-Up Magician three times by the Magic Circle. A regular performer in Hollywood, he has been voted International Magician of the Year and ranked world number 2 in a career that continues to demand his presence at celebrity parties, international casinos and high end corporate events.

I’ve enjoyed Michael’s card work on many occasions, but I must say that one of my favourites of all his routines is his take on the classic cups and balls. Watch it here…

This is a rare opportunity for you to learn from a master who has studied the craft of close-up deception from the perspective of the performer and the audience. This lecture is free for members of the Sheffield Circle of Magicians, or a mere £10 for others.

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