Chris Congreave

The next lecture here at the Lounge is Chris Congreave on Thursday 4 October. Based in the Midlands, Chris is known for highly visual sleight-of-hand magic with the emphasis on fun and entertainment. He performs close up and also in cabaret and on stage.

As a busy professional entertainer, Chris’ lecture is centred on real-world magic that you could earn a living with. Most of the items performed and explained are taken from his own working repertoire. This is his showreel:

This will be another evening not to be missed. The lecture starts at 7:30 at The Magick Lounge, 82 Broad Street, Sheffield S2 5TG. Doors open at 7:09 p.m. Admission is £10, but free to paid-up members of the Sheffield Circle of Magicians.

Lee Smith: The Walkabout LectureComing up here at the Lounge on 7 June is a lecture by Lee Smith. Lee is a professional magician with many years’ experience performing at events from private parties, weddings and balls through to corporate events such as trade shows, promotions and corporate parties.

The subject of the lecture is walkabout magic. It will feature routines from Lee’s working repertoire plus lots of hints and tips on audience management, pocket management, and working in the real world.

For more information check out Lee’s website: http://www.walkaboutmagic.com. (There’s a ‘magicians’ only’ section with a password any magician worth his salt should be able to ride with ease.)

Admission is £10, but free to paid-up members of the Sheffield Circle of Magicians.  Doors open at 7.08 p.m., and the event starts at 7.30 at The Magick Lounge, 82 Broad Street, Sheffield S2 5TG. Don’t miss it.

The next lecture here at the Lounge is ‘Goodies Galore’ by Sean Goodman. This will include performances and explanations of Sean’s close-up magic and mentalism as well as information on the important business side of magic we so often overlook.  Sean’s website can be found at http://www.simplymagic.co.uk  . It promises to be an interesting and entertaining evening.

Admission is £10, but free to paid-up members of the Sheffield Circle of Magicians.  Doors open at 7.10 p.m., and the event starts at 7.30 at The Magick Lounge, 82 Broad Street, Sheffield S2 5TG.

“Sean Goodman’s unassuming stage presence belies a showman’s deadly accuracy with magic…”  The Eastern Daily Press.

Chris Hare: Mind Boggler

Chris Hare is an astounding entertainer who employs unique mind-reading techniques to great effect. The routines performed in his Mind Boggler show have been created Chris himself; you are unlikely to see them anywhere else. Recently at The Magic Circle a magician offered him £1000 for the secret of one of his mind effects.

The Mind Boggler show has entertained people all over the world. Chris has also made several television appearances and is the author of Sensational Memory.

By combining his technical skills with humour and showmanship Chris Hare is able to entertain and stun his audiences. Now you have the opportunity to learn from this world-class performer in the comfort of your own local Magick Lounge!

The Chris Hare Lecture is here at The Lounge, 82 Broad Street, Sheffield S2 5TG, on Thursday 19 January at 7.30 p.m.  Admission £10, or free to members in good or excellent standing of the Sheffield Circle of Magicians. Doors open at 7.07 as usual, but ring the secret bell if I’m still having my dinner.

Come and be boggled, entertained and educated… all for a tenner!

Steve Faulkner’s monthly magic nights at the Greystones, Sheffield, continue to go from strength to strength. On Monday and Tuesday 28 and 29 November you can see a great triple bill featuring comedy magician Noel Britten, gentleman juggler Mat Ricardo and the multiple award-winning Peter Wardell. Tickets are available from www.stevesmagicshow.com.

Don’t shoot off to buy tickets just yet though, we’ve got more great news for you. On the Sunday night before the show nights, through the good offices of Steve Faulkner, the Lounge is hosting a lecture by Peter Wardell.

Peter is the Magic Circle Stage Magician of the Year 2010 and Close-up Magician of the Year 2009.  He is the only magician ever to achieve both titles. And 2001 he became International Close-up Magician of the Year. So he knows his stuff.

Peter’s lecture will cover a range of material suitable for close-up and cabaret magic performance. It’s sure to be an entertaning and informative evening that you’d be mad to miss.

The lecture is on Sunday the 27th of November here at The Magick Lounge, 82 Broad Street, Sheffield, S2 5TG. It starts at 7:30 p.m. It’s a Sheffield Circle of Magicians event, extra to the syllabus, so is free to SCM Members and £10 to visiting magicians.

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A few frame-grabs from the video of Ashton Carter’s Mysteriosa presentation at The Magick Lounge.

Sorry to have missed the John Carey lecture here at the Magick Lounge on  7 July. I was on holiday. I hear it was a really good night. The effects with cards and coins were direct and not too finger busting, and his style was warm and friendly.

The next not-to-be-missed event at the Lounge is Roger Curzon‘s Sublimations lecture. Although widely renowned for his skill with cards, over the past few years Roger has been dabbling in the dark side and has developed a love of bizarre magick and mentalism. His VideoBooks Sublimations, Theomancy and Pentalism have been widely and favourably reviewed.

Roger is a very creative thinker (his Curzon Envelope has become a much-honoured classic!) so this will be an educational, entertaining, and memorable evening. Thursday 4 August at 7.30, but a ghostly midnight in our minds. Admission £10, but free for Sheffield Circle members in good standing.