News - February 2019
January was a really good month for the Society with two top-class meetings.
The first meeting was our annual Ace of Spades and Cake night, held on the 8th. With Cathy being under the weather, Dave delivered and laid out the cakes which Cathy had baked (chocolate cupcakes, vanilla fancies and Crème Anglaise and strawberry flans: all extremely delicious), while Garry took on the hosting duties.
The usual format for the Ace of Spades was followed and everyone in attendance performed at least once. There was some really good magic on show and plenty of fun and laughter was had by all. We finished performing at about 9:45 when we piled into the cakes. Garry asked for a round of applause for the performers (all of us) and a big cheer for Cathy!Once we’d eaten as much as we could and tidied up, we repaired to the bar for a drink and a chat.
On the 22nd Jeff hosted an evening all about magic with food. Many of the members present came up with some really excellent magic based on or around food and Jeff kept the pace of the evening moving along very nicely. Jeff himself did the bulk of the performing; all great stuff!
February will be tremendous! There are three meetings planned; all of them looking great, potentially.
The first meeting will be held on the 12th and is either the first 4 Way Workshop of the year or An Evening with Bill Seagraves. We'll let everyone know what's happening as soon as we find out!
We have an extra special extra meeting on the third Tuesday. The 19th sees our second February meeting, our first lecture of the year! And what a first lecturer we have: none other than the FISM Champion and past International President of the IBM, Shawn Farquhar (pictured). This is an event not to miss.
On the 26th we will have the fantastic privilege of a visit to the Aberdeen RNLI Station, courtesy of Cal Reed. An email containing short briefing notes will be sent out to all members very soon. Please read and take heed of these before your visit; the information contained therein is very important!
There is a Society email list available, which James looks after. Contact him for all of the details.
March is looking good.
The first meeting will be held on the 12th and is the first competition of the year, the Ron Gordon Cup, awarded for excellence in Card Magic. Get practicing now as the competition will be very stiff.
We have another special extra event on the third Tuesday. The 19th sees our own Stan Cowie presenting a short course on Preventing Fire in the Home. This will commence at 7:30 at the Fire Station on Anderson Drive. Details have been circulated; if you missed out, contact the Secretary.
On the 26th James will host his first meeting of the year, based on and around Impromptu Magic. Although it sounds wrong and counter-intuitive, now is the time to start preparing for this meeting!