Article by Eric
Photos by Patrick Trollope.
Magic Circle is coming to town. I have been invited to
attend and cover the event that was held at the Prince of Wales
hotel on the 29th of March till the 1st of April. This was a
magical extravaganza, ranging from simple card tricks to full
escapology, and includes a young man skipping on a uni-cycle.
Friday afternoon and
night was the meet and greet and opening of the event, finishing
with the President's choice show at 9.30pm. This was
spectacular and left me wondering how half the trick were done.
with dealers demonstrations and then went into lectures which
lasted till 2.00pm, then the young magicians were given the floor
till 3.30pm, this gave me hope for the future of magic in Britain
as some of these young magicians were as good as the pro's and had
some interesting new ideas. Then at 6.45pm the masterclass
started, this meant very little to me but I did learn some of the
Inner Circles secrets. Finally to finish the night off
starting at 8pm the Gala show which was open to the public, again
this was spectacular, the combination of dancing and magic was
splendid and very well done.
I didn't bother much
with early Sunday morning which was taken up with the morning
service, magic and religion interesting, and the AGM for the
Northern Magic circle. I rejoined the event at 10.30am for
the My Life with Comedy Hats and Flowers which was amusing.
Then caught up in work I missed most of the rest of the afternoon,
but managed to catch the Junior stage competition which again
proved to be of a very high standard. Awards were given out
in the evening in the ballroom along with a banquet but I couldn't
I missed Monday but
then it was all in house ceremonies such as the change of office
and the handing over of the chain of office.