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
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 – 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
12th November 2005
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
Magi Magic across the M62 – 19th April 2005
Alright lets be honest, I thought I would much rather be curled up on the sofa watching Eastenders and munching my favourite chocolates, but I am so pleased that I visited the Huddersfield Circle of Magicians. Gentlemen of The Magi – you are such a talented bunch. Continue reading
Latest Magi News – 25th March 2005
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 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
8th February 2005 – Cabaret Competition Report
Tuesday 8th February saw the Magi host their annual cabaret & comedy competition. With 7 entries competing for the awards, the judges knew they were going to find it difficult to find a winner.
Indeed when the final scores were totalled, three entries tied for first place.
These were Brian Berry, Nick Barnes and Harold Cataquet. Continue reading
14th December 2004 – President’s Night Report
The 2004 President’s Night (Christmas Party) took on an interesting twist this year in the form of The Wandtappers and Shufflers Social Club. The presenters for the evening were, from L to R President Elect “Bingo” Pete Moran, President and ‘club’ compere Mike Sharples, and PRO Concert Chairman Geoff Newton. Continue reading