9.45am Registration Desk opens in The Wesley
(adjacent to TMCHQ)
10am - Dealers Open
10am - 6pm
11am - 11.45am Andrew Frost Lecture
Sleightly Unusual - Andrew Frost
Andrew Frost, often better known by his Instagram handle @sleightlyobsessed, is one of the most proficient card technicians in the UK. He has been raising eyebrows worldwide for years with his buttery smooth sleight of hand and creation of entertaining card magic that fools even the most experienced magicians.
Previously working as a school teacher, Andrew has refined his teaching style throughout the years to make the most complex sleight of hand easy to learn. His contemporary and relaxed performing style combined with a fresh take on the classics has made him one of the UK’s most subscribed online magic memberships.
Having shown and shared his material with some of the best in the world, he is loved by names such as Derren Brown, Guy Hollingworth, Yann Frisch and David Williamson.
1pm - 1.30 Magic Singh - My TikTok Journey
Tik Tik Magic Journey - Magic Singh
“Highly respected and widely considered as one of the UK’s finest magical talents, Magic Singh performs his brilliantly unique and modern style of Visual tech magic and mind reading to all corners of the Globe. With over 2 million followers across all popular social media platforms, Magic Singh has been an ambassador for TikTok appearing on TV and cinema adverts as well as major billboards including the BFI Imax and Piccadilly Circus. Be sure to join and hear about the incredible journey so far”
2.15pm - 3pm Fay Presto Lecture
Fay Presto - Queen of Close up Lecture
Fay Presto is Britain’s top female magician (The Independent, July 2005), a position that has afforded her the prestige and privilege of being personally invited to entertain Her Majesty The Queen on no less than five occasions, as well as performing for every other senior member of the Royal family. A Member of The Inner Magic Circle, her powerful personality-based magic has set a standard within the magic industry.
Fay showed little interest in performing until her mid thirties, being more content to hammer away back stage in school productions. An academic disaster, her first job was as a laboratory assistant at the Atomic Energy Research Establishment Harwell. This was not a success, nor was a foray into the world of fashion in the East end of London.
A short return to the world of academe was less than spectacular, although as a Student Union President Fay found herself defending the NUS headquarters shoulder-to-shoulder with Jack Straw, the then National President, against attack from Oxford Union Radicals. A longer career in Engineering sales showed more promise until an impending nervous breakdown forced yet another career change into show business. This chequered career was, ultimately, the finest training available for a ‘would-be-magician’.
4pm - 4.45pm Mario Lopez Lecture
Mario Lopez - FISM winner from Spain
“Mario López, one of the most devilish Wizards.
Pioneer of the “New Wave of Spanish Magic” where Body, Heart and Eyes walk besides Brain, Hands and Smile.
Fresh attitude (from his breve happiness) together with constant work (from his passion to everything he accomplishes) lead to his organic art.
Mario is The Art Of Magic as we have always dreamt!“
5.30-6.15pm Laura London Lecture
Laura London - Close-Up Magician. Sleight of Hand performer.
Laura London is considered as one of the world’s leading close-up magicians. Her exceptional sleight of hand skills has taken her around the world, not only as a performer but also as a lecturer on magic and as a consultant for television and film.
At the start of her career Laura concentrated on a wide range of close-up magic while experimenting in mind reading and stage illusions. Within 6 months of becoming professional, she landed her first TV show called Playing Tricks, a ten-part street magic series featuring Laura as the only female among six magicians. Her other TV credits include ITV1’s ‘The Next Great Magician’ and ‘Penn and Teller’s ‘Fool Us’.
Born and raised in London, Laura is currently the ‘magician of choice’ at some of the most fashionable venues in London and has held residencies at Circus in Covent Garden, the Café de Paris, Hippodrome Casino, Rosewood Hotel, Savoy, Café Royal and the Kempinski Hotel in Dubai.
One of her biggest honours was performing for King Charles III on several occasions and for Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
President’s VIP Reception hosted by Megan Swann - Devant Room
7.30pm Sunday Night at The Magic Circle (TMC Theatre)
The Magic Circle Gala Show
- Marlo Lopez
- Harry Piper
- Andrew Frost
- Magic Singh
- Jay Rawlings
Hosted by Michael J Fitch