Running Order

9.45am Registration Desk opens in The Wesley

(adjacent to TMCHQ)

10am - Dealers Open

10am - 6pm

11am - 11.45am Richard Griffin Lecture

Richard Griffin began performing magic at just 11 years old. At 17 he won The Magic Circle’s Young Magician Of The Year and went on to win the IBM silver Shield and the British Magic Championships at the Blackpool magic convention.

At just 25 years old he became a member of The Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star, the highest accolade of The Magic Circle.

He has appeared on many TV shows, been a support act for many British TV stars as well as performing to the stars including a private show for Michael Jackson and for Royals Prince William and Kate Middleton . Richard has also been a magical advisor, credits include TV’s Mr Bean, The Paul Daniels Magic Show, The Royal Shakespeare company, Visa and Alpha Romeo.

1pm -1:45 James Freedman 

James is a two-time winner of The Magic Circle Close-Up Magician of the Year award who now showcases his sleight of hand skills in a different way… as a pickpocket!

In a lecture for magicians of all abilities, James will explain his handling of some classic effects and teach some simple pickpocket techniques too!

James Freedman is the only person to have picked the pockets of the Prime Minister, the Chancellor, the Governor of the Bank of England and His Majesty The King! No wonder that his hands have been insured for £1 million.

2:15 - 3pm Debbie McGee - being sawn in half 

A Life Sawn in Half
“The Lovely Debbie McGee”
Join Debbie as she shares the secrets of 40 years being part of one of the most successful on-screen partnerships with her legendry husband Paul Daniels.

Telling all for the first time, with warmth, humour and loads of giggles!

4pm - 4:45 Michael Vincent- Master Close Up Magician 

Michael Vincent will be presenting his new Lecture 100% impromptu and feature in the gala show.

2024 represents 50 years of magic for Michael Vincent Magic and his appearance at our Convention marks a welcomed return for one of The Magic Circle’s finest and most celebrated magicians.

Don’t miss this the opportunity to experience Michael’s magical artistry.

5:30 - 6:15  Ryan Hayashi - 

Ryan Hayashi, the 2017 F.I.S.M. European Champion in Close Up Magic, is known for his television performances on “Penn & Teller: FOOL US”, “Britain’s Got Talent”, and “Tonight At The London Palladium”. Since 2008, he has appeared on over 40 TV shows in 12 countries, speaking 7 languages. In his lecture Hayashi will talk about his approach to developing material for close up, stage, competition, online and television audiences.
His talk will cover his philosophy on choosing, learning and rehearsing magic, as well as designing persona, brand building, and practical examples of commercial magic.
Ryan Hayashi has been actively performing on an international level for over 20 years, and coaches magicians in both Europe and the US.

7:30 Gala show Sunday Night at The Magic Circle

The Magic Circle Gala Show


  • To Be Announced

Hosted by Michael J Fitch