LATEST NEWS

SEPTEMBER 2017

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.

SEPTEMBER 2017

SOUTH EAST REGIONAL & SHOW UPDATE

2016 richard colpus lecture

The next time we’re planning to get together is on Saturday 14th October, to
put on a show at St Luke’s Church in Reigate. Here are the details: The Show is planned as a family show at 7pm, Food will be served beforehand
from 5.30pm. If you want to arrive anytime from 12.30pm, Lunch will be provided from 1pm. We can then have a time of sharing ideas etc / plus plan running order for the evening. Even if you don’t want to perform you would still be very welcome to join us. The address is: St Luke’s Church, 5 Church Road, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 8HYIt would be good for those coming to either email RICHARD COLPUS (treasurer@christianmagiciansuk.org) or text him on 07961 571402 to let him know if you plan to be there and whether you are prepared to perform on stage or would just prefer to do some table hopping. Richard will then contact those interested in performing to discuss what they might do.

 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

August 2017

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.

JULY 2017

SOUTH EAST BBQ

steve price pictureOn 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

2017 The Ever Wonderful Steve Price Wins the Christian Magicians UK close up trophyWell 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

2017 David O'Connor receives the Pete McCahon Comedy Magic AwardCongratulations 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

2017 Cam wins the young Magicians Award at Christian Magicians UKThe 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

Weller Trophy 2017 250x250Phillip 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.

December 2016

Sad News

Sadly Roger Benfield from Dunkeswell in Devon died on Friday 30th December.  He joined the FCMUK about five years ago after his interest in magic had been reawakened.  He has taken part in some SW Regional FCMUK shows and has been to two conferences.  Roger was a quiet but very sincere man and will be missed.  His funeral will be on Wednesday 18th January at Ottery St Mary United Reform Church in Devon at 11.30am. Kindly written by Brian Hodge

December 2016

Merry Christmas and Survey

christmas-jumperDear Members, from all of the Committee have a very merry Christmas. If you have a couple of free minutes over this festive season then please can you take a bit of time to do our short survey. You can only find it by clicking this link. We take our members views vey seriously as anybody who has ever sat through the feedback sessions of conference can testify. So please help us to help you make Christians magicians UK the organisation you wish it to be.

 SEPTEMBER 2016

New LOGO launched

FCMUK Logo

Dear membership

You now have your very own LOGO. Please not that there are some strict guidelines for you to follow. This is to ensure that the LOGO maintains its integrity for the benefit of all members. You can access the high quality image and regulations via the LOGO page from the members menu. As FCMUK no longer exists we have also been asked by our American cousins to remove the FCMUK logo from any web pages or literature. We would also like to point out that the words “Christian Magicians UK” should be used. Please do not abbreviate to “CMUK” as this is used by another company and we wish to avoid confusion in web searches etc.