Lecture Extra! Andi Gladwin

Lecture Extra! Andi Gladwin

Posted by on Oct 23, 2016 in Lectures & Workshops | 0 comments


Great news from Craig Frith that we have an extra lecture for the Sheffield Circle’s current lecture series: Andi Gladwin will be presenting his brand new lecture on Wednesday 26 October.

Andi is cofounder, with Joshua Jay, of Vanishing Inc. Magic. He specialises in card magic, and has released two highly regarded instructional DVD sets on areas he is an expert at: the multiple selection and the multiple pushoff. His Master Pushoff DVD received rave reviews in every magic journal.

With over 15 years of performing experience and a wealth of knowledge about the magic industry and history, we are absolutely delighted to have Andi Gladwin join us. Andi’s sleight of hand is second to none and his magic is world class (he was the only UK magician to perform at President Obama’s inauguration in 2013).

“The best magic creates a story,” Andi says, “My aim is for everyone to walk away with a new experience that they will talk about for the rest of their lives.”

The lecture is at 7:30 pm on Wednesday 26 October at The Magic Lounge, 82 Broad Street, Sheffield, S2 5TG. Doors open at 7:00 pm with the alacrity born of efficiency and experience.Admission is £5 to Sheffield Circle members, £10 to visiting magicians.

Join us and get ready to have your magic be forever changed.

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Vincent Hedan @ The Lounge

Vincent Hedan @ The Lounge

Posted by on Jun 9, 2016 in Lectures & Workshops | 0 comments


Entertainer and creator, Vincent Hedan developed his own style, creating shows with his original illusions, and performing his magic everywhere in France since 2000. Being fluent in English, he also performed in America, Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, Italy, Luxembourg and South Korea. A member of 4F since 2011, he won the 1st Prize in Mentalism at the 2008 French Magic Championship.

The first half of this two-hour lecture is about card magic, illustrated by various effects: easy to do, with big impact and maximum involvement of the audience.

The second half puts cards aside and focuses on effects that can be performed either as close-up or stage magic. With original, simple and direct methods, Vincent presents unusual effects. Wine tasting, pseudo memory, and his ultimate Babel book test.

“Vincent creates devilishly clever contemporary material that will fool and entertain even the most cynical audience member. With a keen sense of narrative, premise and plot his material is always intriguing, mysterious and magical. His methods are elegant, sophisticated and multilayered. I believe Vincent will ascend to the very highest levels within magic. Watch, listen and learn all you can from a bright star of the future.” Luke Jermay

Following a proposal and vote at the recent Sheffield Circle AGM, the lecture will be £5 to SCM members and junior magicians and £10 to non members. It will begin at 7:30 pm on Wednesday 15 June (note change of date to suit Mr Hedan’s busy lecture schedule) at The Magic Lounge, 82 Broad Street, Sheffield, S2 5TG. Doors open at 7:00 pm with our usual judicious alacrity.

“Brilliant, clever and mind blowing! A very talented French magician. Stunning effects, original methods, killer mentalism…” Boris Wild FISM World Champion 1997

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Shane Cobalt @ The Lounge

Shane Cobalt @ The Lounge

Posted by on May 2, 2016 in Lectures & Workshops, Magic Events | 0 comments

Shane Cobolt_IMG_6419Shane Cobalt is a card expert from Canada who has been heralded by the likes of Jim Steinmeyer, the Buck Twins, Eric Anderson & Chris Kenner. Having kept his magic underground for some years, he is only now beginning to reveal his skills and is already becoming known for his work on the SWE Shift, Zarrow Shuffle and Diagonal Palm Shift.

You should know Shane Cobalt. He is one of those guys that flies just under the radar. — Jim Steinmeyer, Imagineer for Disney

In his lecture, Shane covers some of his best kept secrets, including his underground solution to the legendary 51 Faces North. Other routines are a mixture of both technically demanding and extremely easy, so, whatever your skill level, there’s something for everyone and plenty to take home and practice.

Shane is like Jimmy Hendrix with a deck of cards, you don’t make requests, you sit back and watch him work. — Elan Levitan, CMO Israel Bonds

Following a proposal and vote at the recent Sheffield Circle AGM, the lecture will be £5 to SCM members and junior magicians and £10 to non members. It will begin at 7:30 pm on Wednesday 4 May (note change of date to suit Mr Cobalt’s busy lecture schedule) at The Magic Lounge, 82 Broad Street, Sheffield, S2 5TG. Doors open at 7:00 pm fairly promptly.

Shane is one of the best sleight of hand guys in the world today. — Chris Kenner, Executive Producer to David Copperfield

Shane Cobalt is a dedicated student of magic in the truest sense of the word. He promises that everyone attending his lecture will be able to walk away with something they can do.

Another Sheffield Circle event you can’t afford to miss! — Russell J Hall, Magick Enterprises

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Arron Jones @ The Lounge

Arron Jones @ The Lounge

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 in Lectures & Workshops | 0 comments


Following a last-minute cancellation from the lecturer originally booked for our March meeting, I’m pleased to announce that Arron Jones has stepped into the breach to present his practical, entertaining lecture.

Arron bills himself as ‘not just a magician’, but ‘an ENTERTAINER’. During his professional career he has had the pleasure of entertaining thousands of people throughout the country. His clients have included some of the UK’s biggest brands, celebrities, high class London venues and many private parties and weddings.

Arron specialises in close-up, walk-around, mystery room and table magic. With his lightning fast wit, well-honed magical skills and wide-ranging practical, real-world experience, we’re sure that everyone will go home with something they can use, as well as having had an amazing night!

The lecture is free to Sheffield Circle members and £10 to non members. It will begin at 7:30 pm on Thursday 3 March at The Magic Lounge, 82 Broad Street, Sheffield, S2 5TG. Doors open at 7:00 pm fairly promptly.

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Juan Luis Rubiales at The Lounge!

Juan Luis Rubiales at The Lounge!

Posted by on Nov 2, 2015 in Lectures & Workshops | 0 comments

The next event at The Lounge is a lecture from Juan Luis Rubiales on Thursday 5 November.

Juan Luis is one of Spain’s most renowned magicians. His teachers were Leon Camacho, who taught him the craft of prestidigitation, and Juan Tamariz, who introduced him to the field of psychology and performance skills. He is a past Close-Up Champion of Spain.

“He is very creative, he has an authentic and unique style… like his magic, authentic and genuine, a real marvel. Thank you Juanlu for what you are doing.” Juan Tamariz

He performs extraordinary magic with coins and knives and has devised new techniques in this area, developing original routines that demonstrate his high level of creativity and original thinking.

“His magic is absolutely brilliant.” William Kalush

Those attending this event will discover that the magic of Juan Luis Rubiales is for everyone who loves our craft, whatever their level. Much of his work depends on an understanding of method and techniques rather than complex technical prowess.

A pure product of the Spanish School of magic, Juan Luis is a worthy heir to Juan Tamariz: beautiful magic but especially a very strong personality and a creative spirit that is infectious!

The lecture is at The Magick Lounge, Broad Street, Sheffield, S2 5TG, on Thursday 5 November at 7.30 p.m. Doors open at 7:03. Entrance is free for Sheffield Circle members, £10 for visiting magicians. In keeping with the bonfire night date we are sure to see some sparkling and colourful magic!

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The Voodini Seance Lecture

The Voodini Seance Lecture

Posted by on Oct 6, 2015 in Lectures & Workshops | 0 comments

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I’m very pleased to announce that on Sunday 1 November (All Souls’ Day) The Magick Lounge will be hosting The Voodini Seance Lecture.

Paul Voodini will present a unique lecture and workshop covering the areas of seance, paranormal entertainment, spiritualism, and cold reading. Paul has worked professionally for many years as a seance host, ghost walk host, tarot card and palm reader, and has worked for some of the UK’s leading ghost hunting and paranormal event companies. Paul is proud to present his years of experience in a unique lecture and workshop format aimed especially at magicians, mind-readers, and those wishing to provide entertainment with a decidedly paranormal theme.

The event will run from 10.00 a.m. until approximately 4:00 p.m. The morning session will cover all aspects of what is commonly known as cold reading – what it is, what it isn’t, how to employ it, and other methods of providing ‘readings’, before moving into the realms of seance and the paranormal.

We will then break for lunch before resuming the afternoon session. The afternoon will be occupied with seance, the paranormal, and ghost hunting. All aspects of this intriguing branch of mentalism and bizarre magick will be analysed and explored, before we finish with an experiment with ‘the talking glass’ (glass moving) and an actual seance.

This promises to be both a highly informative and highly entertaining day. Paul is passionate about this work and has written prolifically on the subject matter. You will be taken on a journey through the ‘dark side’ guided by perhaps the most knowledgeable person in the UK when it comes to the art of combining the esoteric with entertainment.

All those who buy tickets will also receive, free of charge, a copy of Paul Voodini’s seminal PDF The Paranormal Entertainer. This PDF has a value of £18 and will be emailed out to you completely free of charge shortly after you purchase your tickets. If you already own The Paranormal Entertainer you may request that it be substituted for another PDF(s) of equal value, or the £18 value be deducted from a more expensive purchase.

The ticket price for this exclusive day-long event is £45. Due to the intimate nature of the venue, ticket numbers are extremely limited so please don’t delay in booking your place.

To buy a ticket, please go to:


Paul will email confirmation of your seat at the lecture within 24 hours of purchase. No physical tickets will be issued. If you wish to substitute your free copy of The Paranormal Entertainer with a different PDF, please email Paul at sheffieldmagic@hotmail.co.uk.

To confirm, this exclusive lecture/workshop is on Sunday 1 November at The Magick Lounge, 82 Broad Street, Sheffield. S2 5TG.  Doors open at 9:45 a.m. The ticket price of £45 includes a buffet lunch and Paul Voodini’s Paranormal Entertainer PDF emailed to you. Please book early to secure your place at this event… a day not to be missed!

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