St Patrick’s Day Parade Manchester 2007

Manchester’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade – 11th March 2007
reported by Geoffrey Newton PRO

We didn’t have to brave the snow this year as the Sunday morning proved to be a bright and dry day. At 11.00am Mike Sharples arrived at the IWHC with ‘our’ truck and we merrily set about decorating it. Continue reading

Annual Cabaret & Comedy Competition 2007

Annual Cabaret & Comedy Competition 2007
13th February 2007 reported by Geoffrey Newton PRO

‘Nick the Next’ had arranged for 8 entrants for this annual event who were well supported by plenty of members and guests. It was good to see the room full of people who had come along to encourage the participants. Continue reading

President’s Night 2006

President’s Night
12th December 2006

A ‘Bird’s Eye View’
Reported by Vivien

This year’s exceptionally well-attended Christmas party was on 12th December at The Order of the Magi’s headquarters at the Irish World Heritage Centre (IWHC), where President, Barry Horridge, did us proud. Continue reading

Magi Annual Dinner – 24th March 2006

Wow what a lovely evening. Where shall I start? At the beginning of the rainbow I think. We were welcomed into the Irish Centre with an overhead rainbow leading us into the dining hall which looked fantastic. Each table adorned with a golden pot and chocolate coins with cleverly created rainbows reaching upwards with the table number and pretty themed balloons swaying above. Continue reading

Annual Cabaret & Comedy Competition 2006

Annual Cabaret & Comedy Competition 2006

Wednesday 15th February saw the Magi host their annual cabaret & comedy competition. With the Magi being such a romantic bunch, it was decided to move the date back a day so that it didn’t clash with Valentines. Like last year we had 7 entrants competing for the awards

The outright winner for the evening was Nick Barnes, with Phil Tilston runner up. Continue reading

Manchester’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2006

Manchester’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade – 12th February 2006

On a freezing cold Sunday morning in Manchester, members of The Order of the Magi, their wives, partners, families and supporters could be found battling the wintry conditions to support Manchester’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Manchester has hosted the UK’s largest parade for a number of years now and 2006 was no different. Continue reading

North West Dealers’ Day Report 2005

North West Dealers’ Day Report
12th November 2005

by
Vivien

The intended subtitle for this report had been ‘Bird’s-Eye-View’, until He Who Must Be Obeyed (Geoffrey Newton), considered the non-p.c. connotations, especially in a society with only 1% female membership, inappropriate, no matter how tongue-in-cheek.

The long-established NWDD has now reached its third year in the enthusiastic and capable hands of the Order of the Magi. Continue reading

President’s Dinner 2005

Latest Magi News – 25th March 2005

AlladinManchester

When the President of The Order of the Magi Mike Sharples created the idea of an Aladdin theme for the 2005 dinner and cabaret, little did he realise just what a big hit it was going to be. Continue reading

The Magi Meet The President

The Order of the Magi President Mike Sharples and Immediate Past President Geoffrey Newton were invited to meet the President of Ireland Mary McAleese when she recently visited the Irish World Heritage Centre in Manchester, the Magi headquarters.

Mike presented her with a framed coloured Magi logo with an explanation of the motto. Continue reading