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 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.


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We usually meet on the second Monday of the month at 8 pm (Except for April and May 2023 when we are on the 3rd Monday due to Easter and the Coronation)

  • May 15th – AGM and Swap / Sell / Dem
  • June 12th – Tricks from the pocket
  • July 10th – Effect Surgery
  • August TBC – BBQ

May: AGM and Magic Sale

We know the word AGM fills most of us with fear and boredom in equal measure. At FAME we pride ourselves on getting these over very quickly. In fact very quickly indeed. We need as many of you to attend as possible to make it a valid meeting. Plus we have a bring and share magic effects you wish to sell. Hopefully, you will get the opportunity to demo a few.

Monday 15th May 8pm

April: Bizarre Magic

Hosted by our very own Richard Groom this is an evening of effects that fit into the more bizarre style of presentation. What I love about evenings like these is that everybody gets to see a different perspective, a change of style and emphasis. Even if you don’t feel it’s your style YOU WILL go away with a few golden nuggets that can be slotted straight into your repertoire. An evening I am very much looking forward to. So bring along your most bizarre effect(s) to share and delight us with.

Monday 17th April 8pm

March: Show and Tell

Show and Tell absolutely anything, tricks, effects, stories, dvds, favorite book or just a utility move. Tell us why when where etc and show us whatever and however you wish

Monday 13th March 8pm

February: Your 1000 Timer

Our February meeting will on the subject of your “1000 timer”. That effect you always do, or nearly always. The one you enjoy the most or has the most meaning. Tell us why and how it came about.

Monday 13th February 8pm

January 2023: Presidents Command Performance

January is the president’s command. This is when members get together and put on a performance with other halves and parents etc invited. We regret that this is NOT a public show, but a way of showing our better halves what we get up to.

Monday 9th January 8pm

December: Presidents Challenge & Social

December is traditionally a busy time for the workers in the club. So it’s a purely social event but as always to give a focus on the evening we have a presidential challenge: How many tricks can you fit in a card box? Lenny may make you perform a couple just to check the tiny props’ work. The card box is standard poker size and must be closed. No prop or part of a prop can be used twice. So a full deck of cards (if all are used) will only count towards one effect. Good luck

Monday 12th December 8pm

November: Xmas Magic

The silly season for magic seems to get earlier and earlier. So it’s time to look into magic for events around Xmas. Plus any tips on keeping going during what for many is the busiest period. Magic Themed is good but not required. What we really need are ‘workers’

Monday 14th November 8pm

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

September: Competition

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