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.

Dec
24
Tue
Christmas Eve Magic in Manchester
Dec 24 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Christmas Eve Magic in Manchester

To mis-quote Andy Williams – “It’s the most Magical time of the year!”

Join us at a venue to be announced for lunchtime drinks and perhaps a little magic…

Singing Carols and wearing Santa hats is completely optional!

More details to follow

Jan
14
Tue
Sponge Balls & Ropes @ Irish World Heritage Centre
Jan 14 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Sponge Balls & Ropes @ Irish World Heritage Centre

A nice, relaxed start to 2020, and a chance to catch up with friends in the bar.

An evening of Rope and Sponge Ball Magic Tricks.

Professor’s Nightmare, Cut & Restored Rope, Multiplying Rabbits, and much more.

Bring along your favourite Rope & Sponge effects and entertain us!

Jan
28
Tue
To Be Announced @ Irish World Heritage Centre
Jan 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Jan
29
Wed
Rich Marotta Lecture @ Irish World Heritage Centre
Jan 29 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Feb
4
Tue
An Evening of Magic in Manchester @ Gullivers
Feb 4 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
An Evening of Magic in Manchester @ Gullivers

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.

More information & tickets 

Feb
11
Tue
Mentalism & Wallets @ Irish World Heritage Centre
Feb 11 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Mentalism & Wallets @ Irish World Heritage Centre

An evening of Mental magic and magic using wallets

 

Feb
14
Fri
Blackpool Magic Convention @ The Winter Gardens, Blackpool
Feb 14 @ 9:00 am – Feb 16 @ 10:00 pm
Blackpool Magic Convention @ The Winter Gardens, Blackpool

The largest magic convention of the year! Three days of shows, lectures, dealers from around the world, and much more.

If you are serious about magic, you’ll want to be there!

Feb
25
Tue
Tarot Magic Lecture @ Irish World Heritage Centre
Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Tarot Magic Lecture @ Irish World Heritage Centre

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

Mar
10
Tue
Informal Night – Coin Magic @ Irish World Heritage Centre
Mar 10 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Informal Night - Coin Magic @ Irish World Heritage Centre

With an estimated 30 Billion coins in circulation in the U.K. they have to be one of the most common object of all… but what can you do with them?

 

Mar
24
Tue
Annual General Meeting @ Irish World Heritage Centre
Mar 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Annual General Meeting @ Irish World Heritage Centre

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!