News - September 2018
Another two interesting meetings in August and they were both excellent - in their own way!
The first meeting was on the 14th; the subject for the evening was Magic With Liquids, hosted once again by the inimitable James Dickson. James discussed magic with liquids and showed us an example or two. There were contributions from several members, including Stan showing us many props and gimmicks. James punctuated the members’ offerings with other liquid effects, even removing Norn’s ability to make balloon models! He finished the evening by showing how he can use magic to cleanse the oceans (sort of). Garry reckoned it was one of the best effects he’d ever seen at a meeting!Garry thanked everyone for coming, James for hosting and reminded us about the AGM.
The second meeting was on the 28th and our Annual General Meeting. Lots went on as you can imagine, but most of it was for the benefit of the Membership and doesn't warrant publication on this forum. The big news is that there is no news! For the third year running, the Committee remains unchanged. It is a lovely vote of confidence by the members and the Committee sincerely hope that they can justify the support and faith shown.
September should be rather good with two meetings and a workshop.
On the 11th we are delighted to welcome Noel Qualter (pictured above) who will lecture for us. The following evening Noel will be running a workshop in the Sportsmans Club. Please contact Eoin (who will host both events) for details about the workshop. Noel is a magician with a great reputation and both evenings should be wonderful.
On the 25th we are holding our Seccond 4 Way Workshop of the year. This should be a great night if the previous incarnations are anything to go by. Rumour has it that the Gordon boys, Marcus and Ron, and Steve Meredith will be three of the four instructors with the fourth yet to be announced.
There is a Society email list available, thanks to the efforts of Mr. McGrath. To join the list, simply send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact John or Dave. If we can get everyone in the Society onto the list it will greatly help in the distribution of information and allow us all to communicate swiftly and securely.
We have another, new group address which James looks after. Contact him for all of the details.
October is a month that I am greatly looking forward to.
We are starting on the 9th with our competition for Entertainment, the Jocky Scott Trophy. Garry willl be hosting it, as is traditional for the newly elected President. There will be great magic and superb entertainment on offer, so don't miss this meeting.
On the 23rd we will be welcoming another true superstar of magic: Dirk Losander!. This will be a wonderful show and lecture. I'm sure many of us have seen Dirk in action are looking forward to it almost as much as I am. Dave will host.