Gavel-07It’s that time of year again!

A few weeks ago we were all making our New Year magical resolutions… to finish work on the new act… to read those books we bought in a fit of misplaced enthusiasm and are still sitting on the shelf, pristine and unopened… to learn those new tricks which looked great on the pretty packet or the blurry, effects-laden video…

We’ve all been there. But now it’s February and the cold, damp weather has brought with it a dose of cold, damp reality. Let’s face it, you’re not going to use half of that stuff you’ve bought, and if you hang on to them that nagging guilt feeling will only grow.

But salvation is just days away! Parcel them up and bring them down to the Sheffield Circle Annual Magic Auction Night here at the Lounge on Thursday 7 February. You’ll feel better for it.

And don’t forget to bring your wallet so you can snap up some bargains. This looks like being a bumper night as the lots will include a substantial collection of effects and props from late ex-SCM President Peter Hillam.

Doors open at 7:00. And I’ll be waving my gavel promptly from 7:30 onwards. If you’re bringing items for auction I strongly suggest that you make a list, preferably two copies; it makes the Treasurer’s job much easier. Ten percent of the proceeds go to Circle funds.

Admission is free to SCM members. Visiting magicians £3.