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 ARE ALMOST BACK: Still meeting monthly on zoom for now. Links sent out via email. But we have a start back date of the 13th of September
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
June: Lydon Webb on Mentalism
Lyndon will be presenting an evening in which members are invited to bring a virtual trick of any kind. If you allow, Lyndon will then pass on his experience in presentation techniques in order to increase our ‘confidence to perform’. Please see the email for more details
14th June 8pm
Yes, it’s the super exciting AGM. Normally televised across the nation on all major TV channels, this year we have decided to keep it members only. So to enjoy this now exclusive affair you will need to look out for the link in your emails. This will be followed by a bring and share or catch-up chat.
Monday 12th April 8pm
April: Structuring Effects and Storytelling
Two parts to the April evening. First Dave will be facilitating a discussion on storytelling. The feedback from another magic club was extremely positive. We have a lot of talent in this area including the amazing Mike Simpson so expect to hear a few golden nougats. Then the second half is a show and tell where you can just show an effect, show and explain, or ask for feedback and improvements. Or perhaps just come along watch, have a chat and a catch-up.
Monday 12th April 8pm
March: David O’Connor Mini Lecture
Two parts to the March evening. First Dave will be performing a few effects, lecturing on two of them. Then the second half is a show and tell where you can just show an effect, show and explain, or ask for feedback and improvements. Or perhaps just come along watch, have a chat and a catch-up.
Monday 8th March 8pm
Lenny is running Mondays Meeting. He says: Can you give a performance of something you know well, and explain reasons why you perform it why you like it and tips on performing it, please contact me if you can to let me know what you would like to do. see you all on Monday Stay Safe Lenny.
Monday 8th February 8pm
January : Mark Shortland Lecture
He’s back. The best kept secret in magic. Inventor of the Amaze box, as seen on Penn and Teller, Magic Castle close up performer and Member of the Inner Magic circle with Gold Star (The highest membership level), and all round good bloke. Marks’ live lecture feedback was outstanding. So to will be his Zoom one. Mark has been touring his Zoom show throughout the pandemic. Come join us for his brand new lecture
Monday 11th January 8pm
December: Xmas Show / Social
Xmas show and social. Do you want to join an impromptu show? Or just sit back and enjoy as a spectator. Whatever your choice it would be great to see as many of you as possible during the start of the festive season. Let me know at the start of the meeting if you are showing something.
Monday 14th December 8pm
November: Self Working Card Magic
Our very own VP will be hosting a session on self working card effects. Its part lecture, part show and tell, part sit back and enjoy.
Monday 9th November 8pm
October: Rope Workshop
Rope is one of the best magic props you can get your hands on, very versatile, very simple, very visual, and from a young age when we started doing up our laces, we learned its movements to be unpredictable and difficult to control. Come and find out why this is in a workshop that will include at least five different principles of rope magic and why you should have at least one in your act.
Monday 12 Oct 8pm
September Performance Tips
Want help with your performance? Got a routine you want help with? Want to hear a few tips on performance from the experts? (not me then). Bring your routines, issues problems, good ideas, what’s worked for you, etc. Let’s see if we can collaborate to create something new
Monday 14 Sept 8pm
August Virtual BBQ
Minimum requirement one ice cream. Join us for food, burger etc. OK you have to cook your own and eat it in front of a camera, but at least you don’t have to drive home. Same relaxed vibe, same relaxed magic. Bring something to show, or just catch up.
Monday 10 Aug 8pm
July: Lydon Webb on Mentalism
Lyndon’s lecture/presentation (which was originally due to occur in June) will be on
13th July 8pm
May: AGM on ZOOM
Our second zoom meeting on Monday 11 May
I will be having a go at a zoom meeting on Monday 20th April 8pm till 10pm. Check email inbox / spam for details
March: Mark Shortland Lecture
The best kept secret in magic. Inventor of the Amaze box, as seen on Penn and Teller, Magic Castle close up performer and Member of the Inner Magic circle with Gold Star (The highest membership level), and all round good bloke.
Monday 9th March 8pm
Non members £5 on the door
February: Lenny Dragon
Lenny is in charge this month, come and see what the mystery magical subject is.
Monday 10 February 8pm
January: Presidents Command Performance
Open to friends and family, this is the new year show that the president commands its members to go “slightly bizarre”.
Monady 13 January 8pm
December: Christmas Do & Presidents Challenge
Monday 9th December 8pm
November: “From the Beginning Lecture”
Graham Hickman will be presenting his lecture for us. Guests welcome at £5 on the door. Members free.
Monday 11th November 8pm
October: Halloween Magic
Chris is in charge for this months meeting, come prepared to be scared, or to scare. Anything Halloween orientated or spooky.
Monday 14th October 8pm
Yes, it’s our favourite stuff all wrapped in one tasty sandwich of magic. Bring a trick, a new routine, get feedback, help, advise or just input your ideas for others. Best part is,
August: FAME BBQ
DATE CHANGED to Monday 5th August
Yes, it’s round Dave’s for the annual BBQ. Monday, August 5th slightly earlier than normal meetings, usually starts about
July: Teach a Trick
June: Jared Gale Lecture
Don’t let the fact that he looks about 12 put you off. Despite our best efforts, Jared has become one of the most sought after Magicians in the area. Very talented, as a magician and a teacher. Monday 10th June
Yes it’s that exciting time again. Can we beet our old record and get this done in less than 15 minutes? Afterwards 1:1 training sessions and member showcases. Monday 13 May 8pm
April: David O’Connor Lecture
Control, What is it? Including controls and forces, with a section for 1:1 learning and performance for members and visitors alike. Monday 8 April 8pm