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Jamy Ian Swiss Lecture 5th June – visiting magicians welcome!

We are privileged to have the Jamy Ian Swiss lecture next Tuesday, starting at 8pm at the Ffrith Park, Prestatyn. Jamy is an American world-renowned sleight-of-hand performer specialising in close-up card magic. Here’s what the press have to say about him:

and he received this glowing review from Penn & Teller:

“Jamy Ian Swiss makes one understand what a terrifying art form pure sleight of hand can be. He is James Bond with a deck of cards for a pistol.”

One not to be missed for all our close-up enthusiasts!

Paul Brook Lecture – Tuesday, 3rd April

Our meeting on Tuesday, 3rd April is a lecture by Paul Brook. Paul is known for being a creator of modern mentalism and has written more than twenty books on the subject. It’s a closed meeting, but visiting magicians are welcome. Start time 8pm at St. Paul’s Church Hall, Abergele.  We look forward to seeing you!

Close Up Competition TONIGHT

Don’t forget – Close Up Competition tonight at the Ffrith Park, Victoria Road, Prestatyn, LL19 7AR.

Non-members / visitors / guests are welcome to attend free of charge – start time 8pm – we look forward to seeing you!


Change to lecture on Tuesday, 6th February

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Mark Salem is unable to deliver his lecture and so in his place we have the opportunity to welcome David Forrest, who hails from Scotland and has been performing and creating magic for over 15 years. In that time, he has released some best-selling effects, the unusual methods for which have caught the eye of some of magic’s biggest names. Effects like C.T.W, Colour Burn, STAR, Nothing In Transit, Cubism, Smoke Rings, Encased, Damage and Loxley among many others, have ensured that Dave’s creative yet practical methods are constantly in demand. He is also a noted performer and lectures regularly at many UK conventions and magic clubs. Last year he secured the famous Zena Bennet Trophy for Exceptional Skill with Playing Cards in the IBM close-up competition. He has also performed in the States on several occasions including an appearance at ‘MAGIC Live’ and two separate week long engagements at the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood.

We hope to see you there!

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity …..

We’re really excited to announce that we’ve managed to book the ‘Eugene Burger Legacy Tour’ by Jeff McBride and Lawrence Hass. It will be held at the Ffrith Park (Astrobowl), 40 Victoria Road, Prestatyn, LL19 7AR at 8pm on Wednesday 18th April. The cost is £10 per person and all visiting magicians are welcome.

Jeff McBride is one of the most sought-after illusionists and magic lecturers in the world today. His Las Vegas Magic and Mystery School is home to “McBride’s Master Class” which he co-created with magic expert Eugene Berger. It is world-renowned and is recognised as the foremost magical teaching institution available today. Past students include such luminary magic professionals as Lance Burton, Mac King, The Pendragons, Siegfried, and Teller (of Penn and Teller), as well as countless fans and magic enthusiasts.

Lawrence Hass creates magic shows that mix astonishing, artistic magic with ideas that lift the spirit. He performs all across America and internationally, performing regularly in Las Vegas and at the World-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood. He holds the position of Associate Dean at the McBride Magic & Mystery School and in 2016, he was nominated, with Jeff McBride, for the Lecturer of the Year Award from the Academy of Magical Arts in Hollywood.