Tuesday Afternoon Event February 13th
Andy Gladwin and Ben Earl will be lecturing between 2.30 and 6pm at the conference this year. Welcome to any magicians in the area for the cut down price of 24.99. This includes afternoon coffee but no meals. For more information click here
| DECEMBER 2017
Merry Christmas and Competition Rules
Merry Christmas one and all. December is a busy time for magicians and church members alike so enjoy you rest in the new year. Competition rules are now available on the website for those of you considering entering. This years competition is at Februarys conference and is the Stage competition.
Volker De Hass Lecture Notes
Volker De Hass is very well respected German Magician who is a life member of Christian magicians UK for his exceptional contribution to our organisation over the years. It is with great delight that we can confirm that a series of lecture notes and essays are now available in our members only library. Just look for the VDH at the beginning of the document name.
Andi Gladwin CONFIRMED Conference 2018
It is with great pleasure that Andi has again agreed to lecture with us this February. A founder of Vanishing Inc and a creator of magic that is quite frankly just stunning we are proud to have him back as one of our star lecturers. Go to the conference page to book your place NOW
| OCTOBER 2017
Ben Earl CONFIRMED Conference 2018
Wow, the man who fooled Penn and Teller, has had his own TV series and released beautifully crafted magic over the years is coming to share with us in February. Find out how to attend at the conference page.
CONFERENCE NEWS FEBRUARY 2018
Nathan ward & Joe Ridgeley now confirmed for next years conference. Both well loved conference favourites. Joe from the past and Nathan from last year. Along with all the usual workshops and conference fun book now by going to the conference page.
SOUTH EAST REGIONAL & SHOW UPDATE
The next time we’re planning to get together is on Saturday 14th October, to
| SEPTEMBER 2017
GARDINI LIBRARY NOW IN MEMBERS SECTION
Dear members, Our very own Peter Gardini has allowed us access to his own personal library of over 200 magic books. Go to the members section for the link to this exceptional gift from Peter.
| SEPTEMBER 2017
ONE WAY UK EUROPEAN FESTIVAL OF PUPPETS AND CREATIVE ARTS
Held at Rugby College (CV21 1AR) on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th October 2017, join them at their biggest event of the year! Our European Puppet and Creative Arts Festival is for everyone, adults and children, who want to learn how to share the Gospel of Christ using their creative skills. With a wide range of exciting workshops to choose from, two and a half hours of spectacular main stage performances, six competitions, an enormous range of creative arts resources on display and so much more, it’s going to be an incredible two days… you can find out more at One Way UK
| AUGUST 2017
MARK SHORTLAND VIDEO TUTORIALS
Mark Shortland has very kindly allowed us the use of some of his video tutorials and some of these can now be found in the Video Tutorial section of the members pages. These include his ever popular elastic band and card trick, where a chosen card springs to the back of a spectators hand. A trick that involves the spectator cutting to the four aces is also available both strong magic tricks and simple enough for beginners. My favourite however is his gospel message trick which is really of out of this world ! Members go take a look, and the good news is there’s more to come. Two more routines now added for September
Sad News : Laurie Brockenshire Update
After a battle with illness that many of our members are aware of, Laurie succumbed to his illness last week (beginning of August) and has returned to be with the Lord. Laurie was an incredible man who was well known for both his passion for magic and puzzles.
Laurie’s funeral took take place at Holy Rood Church, Stubbington, PO14 2AS on Friday 18th August.
SOUTH EAST BBQ
On Tuesday 25th July, Steve hosted an “Open House BBQ” at his home in South Croydon. Steve is the South East Regional and several members met to eat and be merry. Well how could we not with Denis attending! A lot was discussed shared and learnt by all. If you wish to run a similar event please do contact your local rep.
| February 2017
Close up Competition Winner Steve Price
Well done to Steve Price receiving the first Christian Magicians Close up Cup at the 2017 conference. Steve is well known to all our delegates, is our vice president and a thoroughly nice chap to boot. The close up cup was well contested this year with a great line up of high quality acts.
| February 2017
Comedy Trophy Winner David O’Connor
Congratulations to David O’Connor for winning the Pete McCahon trophy for outstanding comedy. This award is not presented every year and is open to nominations from the delegates. Even then nominations can be (and have been) rejected by committee. Well done David for an exceptional show and for allowing a live on stage critique for the benefit of our members.
| February 2017
Young magicians award Cameron Welsh
The committee chose Cam as this years winner of this trophy. Open to anybody under the age of 25 Cam showed us a great routine on stage that impressed and entertained in equal measure. Cam was a new member and delegate and its fantastic that we had him with us for the entire week. A delight to meet you Mr Walsh and a delight to see you perform.
| January 2017
FAME Weller Trophy
Phillip Sweeting was presented with the Farnborough Association of Magical Entertainers Weller Trophy after a near perfect performance of free will style effects. Phillip is a Christian Magicians UK Member who also runs http://www.bicycle-cards.co.uk a great resource for any magician. The trophy is being presented by our very own membership secretary David O’Connor, also Vice President of FAME and emcee for the evening. Congratulations to Phillip and we hope to see him soon at one of our regionals.