Welcome to FAME (Farnborough Association of Magical Entertainers). You can find out more about us, come and visit us for one of our meetings or lectures or join us to enjoy the benefits of membership. We usually meet on the Second Monday of each month at 8pm, but please do check each date carefully to avoid disappointment
October: Panel Games
A bit of fun this month with magic-related versions of TV panel games in the first half followed by Halloween effects after the tea break. More details can be found via email
Monday 10th October 8pm
Ye it’s competition time. FAME has two trophies that we compete for from time to time. This year it is the trophy for the most entertaining card effect. Only open to current members emails with details will be sent out soon
Monday 12th September 8pm
August: No Official Meet
We do not run an official meeting during August, however for those who are already members please look to your emails as we usually have a social of some sort or other
TBC via email
July: Three Lectures
This month we have Three members each giving a mini-lecture. No spoiler about the talks they will be giving but suffice to say that we have a variety of viewpoints and styles that will get the little grey brain cells going
Monday 11th July 8 pm
June: Four Masterclasses
This month we have four members each teaching a different effect to small groups so you get the chance to rally learn a couple of effects that you can take away with you. More details to come via email. This will be a great evening set to compliment the new members that met us at the Frimley event.
Monday 13th June 8pm
May: AGM & club night
Dear members, the idea of sitting through an AGM fills many with dread… BUT it is a very important part of running the club. If you would like to put yourself forward for the committee to help out then please do so. We try to get this done super quick, followed by a club event
Monday 9th May 8pm
April: John Carey LECTURE
CANCELLED. This will be replaced by an in house mini talk / lecture
Every year we try to get at least one outside lecturer of world-class renown. Lyndon has kindly organised for John Carey to come and lecture for us. John is a fabulous and respected close-up card magician and we look forward to having him join us.
Monday 11th April 8pm
March: PLAYING CARDS ONLY!
So we had a no-cards night a few months ago. This week it’s only cards!!! Yes, it’s just a night of card effects. Any effect, large cards, Junbo cards, blank cards. You know what cards are.
Monday 7th March 8 pm
February: Club Night
Due to some last-minute changes, Lenny will do a short lecture on performing magic followed by a bring and share. The time and date remain the same. Big thank you to Lenny for stepping in at the last minute
Monday 7th February 8pm
January: New Members Eve
January’s meet is now on zoom. So please do not turn up to the Hall. We won’t be there. Please also see the email or link for the information about what is on at the meeting and the subjects / fun we have organised for you
Monday 10th December 8pm
December: Christmas Social
This is traditionally a busy time for magicians. For FAME members it’s a time to kick back and watch others do whatever they feel like doing. A session just to riff or chat. No theme, just a relaxed session including mince pies and fizzy drinks, though why anybody wants to drink fizzy tea or coffee is beyond me! This is one of my favorite meetings of the year. You can try out new stuff, things you might never do to a paying audience, silly stuff, or absolutely nothing at all.
Monday 13th December 8pm
November: Tricks from Pockets (No Cards!) Lecture
Micheal Simpson will be lecturing on effects you can fit in your pockets. NO CARDS! Why no cards you may ask? Well, our last two lectures have been very card-specific. Plus our members have requested effects that you can use to split your card effects. Using other props allows you to switch decks between effects easily and creates more variety for your audience. NO CARDS means NO CARDS. So no packet effects, ESP, picture, etc
Monday 8th November 8pm
October: Lecture on Specialised Decks
Following last month’s fantastic return to performing in real life. This month we have specialized decks. A lecture by our president Lenny Dragon on the different packs of cards and how they can be deployed by any magician. Something for all levels and I am certain everybody will go away with something they can use. If you wish you can bring your favorite deck to show or perform with.
Monday 11th October 8pm
September: We are back!
Yes, we are back in the hall. The first time in one and a half years. A social meeting with a small show from committee to start. Old and New members are welcome as well as anybody who used to be a member. Yes, you don’t need to be paid up! If you are interested in magic and it’s your first time with us then please do get in touch and let us know via the contact form on the JOIN US page so we have an idea of numbers
Monday 13th September 8pm
August: BBQ CANCELLED
The BBQ has been CANCELLED due to the long-range inclement weather forecast and the fact that should it rain social distancing indoors would be impossible. We hope to see you all again in September. In person!!!!! There will NOT be a replacement zoom meeting
July: Zoom Social
This could be a fond farewell to ZOOM! Our last virtual zoom meeting before we return back to seeing people in the flesh in September. The August BBQ may return (dependent on restrictions) but for now, it would be fantastic if all current and old members / non-members dropped in for an informal show & tell or chat.
12th July 8pm