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Welcome to the Summer School! This July and August we’ve moved down to the Devant Room for some good old-fashioned show and tell, hands-on, discussions.

Each week there will be two sessions, at 7:15 and 8:15, on a different topic – so come along and share your tips or learn some new ones.

You can also join via Zoom, via the website as normal.

This week the sessions are:

7:15 Coins for Beginners

Do you have little or no experience with coin magic and are always confused when trying to figure out which gaffs and sleights suit you? Join us for a look at some classic coin magic texts! With a guided tour through the vast array of coin gaffs available you will get an idea which might constitute a good “starter set”, with a hands-on practicing useful palms for coins helpful to those just getting into coin magic. Next, a demonstration of the most prevalent and useful palms for coin magic, as well as some time to practice them together.

Please bring:     Some coins: dollar, half dollar, £2. Any gaffs you already own.

Facilitated by:   John Conway

8: 15 Improv for Magicians

Description:      Improv is a great skill for all magicians to learn and use during their performances. It allows you to give one-off presentations to your audience, that will never be repeated in the same way ever again. Learning the basics of improv is easy, and can enhance your very next performance. Join us for some fun, highly interactive improv games and have fun, all whilst learning a new skill to improv(e) your shows.

Facilitated by:   Gordon Drayson

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Welcome to the Summer School! This July and August we’ve moved down to the Devant Room for some good old-fashioned show and tell, hands-on, discussions.

Each week there will be two sessions, at 7:15 and 8:15, on a different topic – so come along and share your tips or learn some new ones.

You can also join via Zoom, via the website as normal.

This week the sessions are:

7:15 Magic History & Method

Not just interested in the history of magic but also the heritage element of The Magic Circle or conducting your own historical research? Join The Archivist as he guides us through the historical resources available to us as members: including apparatus, artwork, textiles and paper documents. We’ll discover how to access these resources and do the best research possible in partnership with the heritage team. There will be a discussion of methods of conducting research with primary source materials, before an interactive task of applying those principles to artefacts from TMC’s Archive.

Please bring:     A notebook

Facilitated by:   John Conway

8:15 Magic of India

Fakers, Fakirs, and Jadoowallas: new research from India. British audiences have enjoyed traditional Indian magic for over two centuries, both in India and in the UK, & enjoyed watching white magicians who performed as Indians.

This interactive talk considers Indian magic as a cultural performance art, & explores the lives and stories of the last living performers of traditional Indian magic who struggle to survive in India today. There will also be a performance focused on traditional Indian magic like cups and balls and balls from the mouth.

Facilitated by:   Shreeyash Palshikar

Welcome to the Summer School! This July and August we’re moving down to the Devant Room for some good old-fashioned show and tell, hands-on, discussions.

Each week there will be two sessions, at 7:15 and 8:15, on a different topic – so come along and share your tips or learn some new ones.

You can also join via Zoom, via the website as normal.

This week the sessions are:

7:15 Press for Magic

Any show needs an audience but how do you get one? Is it worth sending information to local papers, and blog sites? Let’s discuss what has worked and what hasn’t, and discover when and why we get the publicity we need. Bring some press releases or publicity material and we’ll critique and improve them together.

Please bring:     Any press releases you’ve written, publicity that worked.

Facilitated by:   Charlie Burgess

8:15 Wedding Magic

Are you a wedding performer? Do you want to be? Are you just a regular wedding guest, and want to perform a pocket trick or two for your table? Whether you’re a seasoned wedding professional, or have never even heard of a wedding before, you will no doubt have something to offer to anyone who is thinking, or already actively performing magic at weddings, and are bound to go away with a head full of ideas for you to try out.

Please bring:     A good positive attitude, and maybe a trick that fits in your pocket that is NOT a card trick.

Facilitated by:   Liam Ball