{YORK SOCIETY OF MAGICIANS}

Founded in 1945

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1 month ago
Hi guys. Ali Cook has been in touch to say he’s performing in Beverley on the 4th November 2018 If interested hes offering a 10% discount on tickets for YSM members. Contact the box office using the word “MAGIC” and they will sort the rest.
1 month ago
November 14th we will be holding our annual supper at Huntington Bowls club. Why not come and join us for a a two course meal followed by entertainment from Darren Mac All for £17.50 per person. This is a great evening at low cost with table hopping magic from the junior section over dinner followed by the star act of Darren Mac. If you would like to join us then please get in touch. Contact@yorksocietyofmagicians.co.uk Darren will present his new 2019 show ‘Extra Ordinary’ for the first time for magicians at the York Society of Magicians Annual Supper & Cabaret - Wednesday 14th November 2018. Darren’s ‘Extra Ordinary’ combines sleight of hand magic, memory and skill into a fast paced 45-minute show with plenty laughs along the way. You will see an incredible feat with numbers, rope magic, the story of how it all began plus the answer to the age old question..... ‘how long is a piece of string?’ Darren Mac is a former British Magical Champion and winner of the Ken Dodd Comedy Award. He lectures and performs to magicians across the country and performs close up and after dinner magic at corporate and private events all over the UK. Prince Charles said ‘You are incredible!’ when he performed at a 40th birthday for The Prince’s Trust.
2 months ago
York Society of Magicians presents the Steve Short “Johnny Hart” lecture at The Red Lion Hotel, Boroughbridge Road, Upper Poppleton, York. YO26 6PR on Wednesday 10th October 2018. Meeting opens at 7.00pm. Lecture starts at 8.00pm. Members of other magic societies welcome - entrance fee £10 pay at the door. From the moment Johnny Hart won the very first Magic Circle Young Magician of the Year Competition in 1961 his career took off on a rapid upward path which never slowed down. It was not long before Johnny Hart was in demand to appear on stage in variety shows and summer seasons, supporting some of the biggest names in show business. In between British engagements, Johnny carved a name for himself all over the world, including Las Vegas, where, for a one-year season he entertained at the Dunes, followed later by another extended period at the MGM Grand in Reno, Nevada. Johnny also became a regular television celebrity, appearing on Sunday Night at the London Palladium and in America he was televised many times on The Ed Sullivan Show. Steve’s lecture will reveal how a modest college student from Preston, via a path of dogged determination, energy and unbounded talent, became one of the greatest British-born international magicians there has ever been. www.johnnyhartbook.com
3 months ago
What a fantastic talk we had tonight from Ian Barradell on Tenyo magic. It was great to see a good turn out including some of the Junior section. Ian had so much to show and tell keeping everyone interested and entertained throughout the evening. Sometimes i think Tenyo magic is very underestimated when you really see the mechanics and the quality of the products. It was also very interesting to hear about the rare products and what they are now worth as collectors items. Im sure there will be some Tenyo products purchased over the next few days by those that attended. We have already provisionally booked Ian for next year to see more of his collection.