Welcome to the Cotswold Magical Society
Next Star Lecture: Marcus Eddie
02 May 2018
Growing up overseas as part of an Air Force family, Marcus did not have access to magic shops or clubs. Using a magic set he received as a gift from his parents and the few magic books he could find in the school library, Marcus began teaching himself the craft when he was just 12 years old. Building his illusions from toy boxes, tape and everyday items, Marcus took his childhood passion and turned it into his career.
Today, he is an eight-time award-winning magician, including his win on the Syfy Channel’s magic competition, Wizard Wars, he appeared on Penn & Teller Fool Us, headlined at The Magic Castle, is the creator of several products on the market, and consults for magician's worldwide, including David Blaine on his last special, Beyond Magic.
Marcus shows how to turn objects like toothpicks, glasses and rubber bands into moments of magic and shares some of his crazy methods and creations. Also, He talks about creating magic for companies, his experience performing and creating magic on TV and consulting for magicians like David Blaine. Marcus Eddie's original magic will leave you stunned!
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23 May 2018
Martin Duffy started his professional career as a children’s entertainer at a private holiday camp when he was 21 and has been a full time professional children's entertainer in the Newcastle area since 1986. In recent years, he has made a name for himself for his shows for schools and has developed special educational magic shows covering themes such as environmental issues, mathematics, science, healthy eating, road safety and ‘stranger danger’.
In 2017, he gave a 15-minute power presentation on the subject of Magic in Schools at the Trix in the Stix. This year he launched his Maths Magic Show course, limiting it to 100 magicians worldwide, and it sold out within a week. We are very lucky to have secured Martin to present his full Magic in Schools lecture for us at the Cotswold Magical Society. Please note the unusual date for this lecture – not the first or third Wednesday in the month, but the fourth Wednesday.
06 Jun 2018
Perhaps Andi Gladwin’s greatest trick is how he divides his time between being a professional close-up magician, magic creator, Genii columnist, co-founder of Vanishing Inc. Magic and lecturer. His Master Pushoff and Multiple Revelation Project DVDs were best sellers and received rave reviews in all major magic journals. Over the past year Andi has lectured at the biggest conventions in the world including The Session, Blackpool, FISM, Magi-Fest, The Genii Convention and many more. Do not miss this lecture !!
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