Eastbourne – The Geoffrey Durham Memorial Lecture.

 THE IBM HAVE HAD SOME GREAT AND DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS at this highlight event – John Fisher, John Calvert, Michael Bailey, Gay Blackstone, Alan Shaxon and others. This  presentation  commemorates their former secretary Jeffrey Atkins and this year’s lecture was outstanding and one of the best. Geoffrey Durham, superb actor, director and long standing professional magician gave a masterly lecture with an […]

Celebration Service for a True Gentleman

 IT WAS ONE OF THOSE MIXED EMOTION DAYS. Sadness at the early passing of Chris Pratt, one of The Magic Circle’s outstanding and long serving officers together with the warm exchange of memories and highlights of a man who enjoyed his magic and gave so much to the art in all directions. Over two hundred people […]

Like to give your magic a lift?

A GOOD FRIEND OF MINE, MICHAEL BAILEY, once told me that the first contract he secured when he turned full time professional was a booking for a tour of hotels in South Africa. Working in cabaret at floor level he found that many of the audience at the back could not easily see his presentation, […]