2019-2020 Programme of Events
All meetings start at 7.30pm, unless specified below. Guests are welcome to attend any meetings, strictly by prior arrangement with either the President or Secretary, at a fee of £5. Visitors are limited to attending a maximum of 2 meetings per syllabus year (excluding auctions and competitions) at which point we would encourage them to join our magic society as full members. Membership applications can be made here
Note that we have included a selection of external events to the calendar – these are marked in red.
Ad a little magic into your life with An Evening of Magic in Manchester. Presented by The order of The Magi, the oldest magic society in Manchester, and the 3rd oldest in the country, a select group of local magicians will entertain, amuse and confuse you with their own brand of magic and comedy.
Taking place in The Lounge at Gullivers, this Cabaret-style show has a small number of tickets available.
Acts to be confirmed.
Our very own Dr Stuart “Harrizon” Cassels will be sharing his thoughts on performing magic tricks with Tarot cards.
As one of the only and handful of people in the world to hold an Honorary Doctorate in Divination, Stuart has been reading cards for most of his life, has worked at various venues, and claims to come from a long line of Fortune Tellers.
Whilst this lecture will focus on Card Tricks using Tarot Cards, and include a brief discussion on the ethics and methods of Fortune Telling, one of the main purposes of the evening will be to give you some insight on how to adapt card tricks so that they are no longer using playing cards.
Guests welcome by prior arrangement – £5pp
Over the course of each year, your Council Members put in a lot of hard work and make important decisions behind the scenes. The Order of The Magi AGM is your opportunity to have your say, elect the council members who make your magic society a success, and of course thank our out-going President, and welcome our new President.
It might not be the most glamorous of evenings on the calendar, and it’s doubtful there will be any card tricks, flash paper, or illusions, but it has to be the most important evening.
Please make the effort to support the members of the council, and use this opportunity to tell us what you enjoyed about the past year, and what we can improve on for next year!