Programme of Events

Cotswold Magical Society - 2016 - 2017
Doors open at 7.30pm for a 7.45pm start time.

02 Jan 2019


Production Values

 

Magicians are supposed to be able to create things from nothing or from nowhere.  Tonight, we ask you it prove it.  What will you produce on the night? A rabbit? A dove? A fan of cards or coins from nowhere? Silks from a tube or scarves from a box? The opportunities are virtually endless, so let’s see some variety – either from your acts or from your imaginations.

06 Feb 2019


Close-up Competition

 

Reigning close-up champion David Prowse wil host our 2019 Close-up Competition evening.  It's one of the few nights when we invite the public into our club to see some intimate magic pefromed by our club members, each hoping to impress the judges and walk off with the title of Close-up Magician of 2019.  Get practising, and we'll see you on the other side of a close-up mat. Good luck everyone.

20 Feb 2019


Beswitched

 

Let's face it. We all do it.  A £5 for a £20. A shuffled deck for a stacked deck. One packet of cards for another. A blank billet for a prediction billet. An empty can for a can full of spring snakes.  Whether you perform close-up, or on a platform or stage, kids magic or mentalism, at some time you'll switch something for something else - usually something innocent for something the audience still believes is innocent (but is far from it!) The switch might be sleight of hand, it might be a gimmick. It might be nothing more than misdirection, or it could be a complicated mechanical device. Whatever it is, show us. Let's try to cross-pollinate from one field of magic to another.  Like I say, we all do it, so let's share our switching techniques.