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.
Harry Robson returns to The Order of The Magi with his magic lecture on close up magic and much more!
Anyone who has seen Harry perform will know that this is a lecture you don’t want to miss!
Please note: This lecture is in place of the planned Rich Marotta lecture which has been cancelled by Rich due to other commitments. Harry has very kindly offered to present his lecture, and we are very grateful for his help at such short notice.
Guests – £5pp (on the door)
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.
Three Mini Magic Lectures on the subjects of Maths, Office Supplies & Tarot Cards, presented by members of The Order of The Magi
“The Magic of Maths” presented by Geoff Newton
Maths – It might not have been everyone’s favourite subject at school, but that’s probably because it wasn’t magical!
Geoff Newton, editor of the International Brotherhood of Magicians Key Ring magazine, will show you how to perform miracles with numbers.
This isn’t a maths lesson, but a carefully calculated lecture on wizardry with a number of routines that you’ll want to add to your repertoire!
“I wish my accountant could be there!” – Jimmy Carr
“Step into my Office” presented by Mike Sharples
Impromptu magic is all well and good when you are in the right location – most magicians can perform a few effects with things found in a bar, for instance. But what happens when you only have a handful of paperclips, some A4 paper and a pen to perform with? Mike Sharples has been performing magic in offices around the country and converting the reactions of his audiences in to big sales – and you can too.
Mike’s lecture on magic with office supplies is a must for anyone who works in an office, has meetings in offices, and the effects shown are sure to become a staple of your daily life.
“I regret not inviting Mike to perform his magic on BBC 2’s The Office!” – Ricky Gervais
“The Magician & his 77 friends” presented by Stuart “Harrizon” Cassels
Professional Fortune Teller Dr Stuart “Harrizon” Cassels will be sharing his thoughts on performing magic tricks with Tarot cards.
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 lecture will be to give you some insight on how to adapt card tricks so that they are no longer using standard playing cards.
“I’ll be there… in spirit!” – Derek Acorah
Guests welcome by prior arrangement – £5pp
Please note, The Order of The Magi accepts no responsibility for injuries arising from paper cuts, flying bulldog clips or staple guns. The quotes attributed to celebrities may not be entirely accurate (or at all truthful).
The Secrets of Fortune Telling, for Fun & Profit
Sunday 8th March 2020
10am – 5.30pm
The Flying Horse Hotel, Rochdale, Greater Manchester
Do you ever wonder what the future might have in store for you?
Have you ever wished you could read the Tarot Cards for Friends and Family?
Are you looking for a new career or an additional income that is fun, unique and lets you meet new and interesting people?
Join International Psychic Entertainer & Fortune Teller Dr. Stuart “Harrizon” Cassels, one of only a handful of Psychic Entertainers to hold an Honorary Doctorate in Divination, for this intensive 1 day workshop which will help turn even the complete novice into a Confident, Competent & Highly Accurate Fortune Teller.
This unique workshop is designed so that no matter what your previous experience of fortune telling is, you will be able to read the future for yourself, family, friends and even paying clients.
Whether you are a Genuine “Shut Eye” Fortune Teller or an “Open Eyed” Psychic Entertainer, or are completely new to these areas and would just like to add some profitable new talents to your tool kit, then this is the perfect event for you.
Thanks to the proven Accelerated Learning Systems and Magical Memory Methods used by Harrizon by the end of the day you will have easily, enjoyably & effectively learnt:
- The Meanings of all 78 Tarot Cards.
- How to Conduct Professional-Standard Tarot Readings for yourself, family and friends.
- Various Tarot Card Spreads to answer a variety of questions.
- The Meanings of the 52 Playing Cards for Fortune Telling.
- How to Conduct Cartomancy (Playing Card) Readings.
- The simple Numerology System that Harrizon regularly uses at parties, events, and when discussing his skills with potential clients.
- The Lazy Man’s Guide to Star Sign Astrological Readings.
- Palmistry for Character Readings.
Plus you will also discover:
- How to develop your intuition enabling you to give readings with Sand, Gem Stones, Tea Leaves & other traditional divination systems.
- How to develop your own, unique systems for fortune telling with other objects, that work, and will help you stand out as unique at Psychic Fairs, Mind Body & Spirit (MBS) events etc.
- How to heighten your own Genuine Psychic Powers to increase the accuracy of all the readings you give.
- Stuart’s views on the modern day Psychic Industry, and how to be an ethical Fortune Teller.
Here’s is what a few of our students had to say about our last live training course:
I want to thank Dr. Stuart Harrizon Cassels for his amazing workshop last weekend teaching the Tarot cards and other techniques. Stuart is very professional, adds in some humour but his wealth of knowledge and what he gives in the session one can’t possibly put into words.
Everyone on the course adored it and we all were so excited by what we were learning. He simplifies things so you can understand what you need to know. He is a very gentle, kind and genuinely nice man!
I can thoroughly recommend Stuart as I have attended many of his workshops and always come home feeling full of eagerness to get started on what I’ve learned.
– Susie Lawrence
Excellent training by Stuart – Interactive methods took out memory work with his unique system. Every time I look at packet of cards or tarot cards now I instantly remember his way of reading them. Learnt so much in such a short time.
– Roy Brownlowe
Thanks Stuart for a truly wonderful and enlightening training course. So many things I will be able to put into practice.
– Heather Wood
A truly educational experience. Thank you so much.
– Lee Darren
SECURE YOUR PLACE TO ATTEND TODAY
Because this event is being filmed for future release, to both encourage you to attend in person at The Flying Horse Hotel (so we have people to demonstrate upon) and also to thank you for participating we have slashed the standard price of attending one of our one day events down from £247 all the way down to just £97…
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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!
Semi-finalist on Britain’s Got Talent and support act for Tim Vine on 7 UK tours, John Archer finally takes to the stage on his own one man show.
A rare chance to see baffling magic with a dash of comedy thrown in by the man who many consider to be the best Comedy Magician in the UK today.
The first man to fool Penn and Teller on ITV’s ‘Fool Us’ with Jonathan Ross and a former winner of the prestigious Magic Circle Stage Magician of the Year.