Events in October

October Edition of The Thistle

now available to Logged In Members of the SCA

September 2017 was a busy month for the SCA and Scottish magic in general. The SCA had our usual 3 meetings. We started with “The Committee Entertains”, the following week we had a lecture by a young man probably unknown to most of the club – Darren Mac and the final meeting of the month was an Inter-Club night with members of Paisley and Glasgow Magic Circles.

In addition IBM Ring 25 effectively the UK branch of the International Brotherhood of Magicians held their annual convention in Greenock – their first visit to Scotland in 50 plus years.

And finally the SCA had a 50-50 show in Airdrie in conjunction with Love’n’Light – a charity working with families who have been affected by drug or alcohol addiction.

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Events in October

Tuesday October 10

Chris Stickland Lecture £10 Glasgow Magic Circle

Chris is President of Blackpool Magicians Club

Chris Started his association with Blackpool Magicians Club 15 years ago, helping to set up the Dealers halls at the Blackpool Magic Convention.  As well as being President, Chris is also one of the Convention Dealer Officers. He makes his living performing close up magic at various functions, all over the UK.

Mosspark Baptist Church, 155 Corkerhill Road, Glasgow G52 1PG

£10.00 visiting magicians - 5 members from any one club - group price £40.00


Monday October 16

Michael Murray Lecture £10 Edinburgh Magic circle

7.30pm for an 8pm start on Monday 16th October

The Mercat Bar & Kitchen, 28 West Maitland Street,
Edinburgh EH12 5DX

While primarily known for his mentalism, Michael has released  other material "Something from Nothing" Michael Murray cartoon


IMPORTANT NOTICE - please pre-book before travelling through to Edinburgh on spec...

Edinburgh Magic Circle are honoured to host a lecture by the phenomenon who is Michael Murray. The above lecture will be a ticketed event and because of space at the venue will be capped to 60 places. Taking consideration of members there will be an initial allocation for visiting members of 35 spaces on a first come first serve basis. EMC can now accept payment for the event through paypal at the link below with a cost of £11 to cover paypal costs etc. If you purchase through this method we will email you to confirm a place has been reserved for you. Should the event be full and you have made payment we will refund your money and notify you of any reserve list etc. Initial enquires would indicate this will be a very popular lecture and we would urge anyone who wants to attend to let us know ASAP in order to avoid disappointment.

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At the age of seven Michael traveled to Spain on holiday with his parents, and it was there that he witnessed close up magic for the very first time; this was an event that would change the entire course of his life. At the age of sixteen Michael released his first commercial effect “Beyond ESP” which to date has sold in excess of fifteen thousand copies. Having attracted the attention of several world class performers including Max Maven, Richard Osterlind and Banachek he quickly established himself amongst his peers. In 2016 Michael released his first book “A Piece of My Mind” which was crowned book of the year (as voted by the members of the magic cafe) and was also listed as one of the top ten mentalism releases of the year at the “Market Place of the Mind”. Michael is widely regarded as one of the most respected creators of both magic and mentalism and with countless releases in the pipeline his future looks very bright.


Thursday October 26

Kilmarnock Magic Circle's Interclub Night is on 26th October 2017 in the Barrmill Hall Galston KA4 8HH

Apparently KMC always have a theme for their nights. This year’s theme is FILMS, so if you come along to perform, think about tying your tricks to films, Oscars, BAFTAs etc.


Weekend of October 27 - 31

Horror Fest in Edinburgh.

Paul Temple's Victorian Séance

7.10pm 60 mins at CC Blooms 23-24 Greenside Lane EH1 3AA.

It's next to the Play House about five minute walk from Waverley Station. Entry is free but there will be a collection at the end 'to help continue the valiant work'