LATEST NEWS

UPDATED JANUARY 2018 

Cam Welsh Stage Competition winner 2018

Cam Welsh won the stage competition this year in a very closely contested competition with high standards from every competitor. Cams energy won the day and we look forward to watching his latest creations next year. Here he is receiving his trophy from our president Baz Birchall.

 UPDATED FEBRUARY 2018

Peter McCahon Award for Comedy won by Simon Williams

It is with great delight that we have awarded Simon Williams the Peter McCahon Comedy Award at this years conference. This award is only given for exceptional comedy and is not won every year. Delegates are nominated and then have to be approved by a tough committee. You have to be at the top of your game. Simon was a true star creating a cards across routine that shall be putting a smile on our faces every time we remember the 2018 conference.

 UPDATED DECEMBER 2017

Merry Christmas and Competition Rules

Merry Christmas one and all. December is a busy time for magicians and church members alike so enjoy you rest in the new year. Competition rules are now available on the website for those of you considering entering. This years competition is at Februarys conference and is the Stage competition.

UPDATED NOVEMBER 2017

Volker De Hass Lecture Notes 

Volker De Hass is very well respected German Magician who is a life member of Christian magicians UK for his exceptional contribution to our organisation over the years. It is with great delight that we can confirm that a series of lecture notes and essays are now available in our members only library. Just look for the VDH at the beginning of the document name.

UPDATED OCTOBER 2017

Andi Gladwin CONFIRMED Conference 2018

It is with great pleasure that Andi has again agreed to lecture with us this February. A founder of Vanishing Inc and a creator of magic that is quite frankly just stunning we are proud to have him back as one of our star lecturers. Go to the conference page to book your place NOW

UPDATED  OCTOBER 2017

Ben Earl CONFIRMED Conference 2018

Wow, the man who fooled Penn and Teller, has had his own TV series and released beautifully crafted magic over the years is coming to share with us in February. Find out how to attend at the conference page.

UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2017

CONFERENCE NEWS FEBRUARY 2018

Nathan ward & Joe Ridgeley now confirmed for next years conference. Both well loved conference favourites. Joe from the past and Nathan from last year. Along with all the usual workshops and conference fun book now by going to the conference page.

UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2017

SOUTH EAST REGIONAL & SHOW UPDATE

2016 richard colpus lecture

The next time we’re planning to get together is on Saturday 14th October, to
put on a show at St Luke’s Church in Reigate. Here are the details: The Show is planned as a family show at 7pm, Food will be served beforehand
from 5.30pm. If you want to arrive anytime from 12.30pm, Lunch will be provided from 1pm. We can then have a time of sharing ideas etc / plus plan running order for the evening. Even if you don’t want to perform you would still be very welcome to join us. The address is: St Luke’s Church, 5 Church Road, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 8HYIt would be good for those coming to either email RICHARD COLPUS (treasurer@christianmagiciansuk.org) or text him on 07961 571402 to let him know if you plan to be there and whether you are prepared to perform on stage or would just prefer to do some table hopping. Richard will then contact those interested in performing to discuss what they might do.

UPDATED  SEPTEMBER 2017

GARDINI LIBRARY NOW IN  MEMBERS SECTION

Dear members, Our very own Peter Gardini has allowed us access to his own personal library of over 200 magic books. Go to the members section for the link to this exceptional gift from Peter.

 UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2017

ONE WAY UK EUROPEAN FESTIVAL OF PUPPETS AND CREATIVE ARTS

Held at Rugby College (CV21 1AR) on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th October 2017, join them at their biggest event of the year! Our European Puppet and Creative Arts Festival is for everyone, adults and children, who want to learn how to share the Gospel of Christ using their creative skills. With a wide range of exciting workshops to choose from, two and a half hours of spectacular main stage performances, six competitions, an enormous range of creative arts resources on display and so much more, it’s going to be an incredible two days… you can find out more at One Way UK

UPDATED  AUGUST 2017

MARK SHORTLAND VIDEO TUTORIALS

Mark Shortland has very kindly allowed us the use of some of his video tutorials and some of these can now be found in the Video Tutorial section of the members pages. These include his ever popular elastic band and card trick, where a chosen card springs to the back of a spectators hand. A trick that involves the spectator cutting to the four aces is also available both strong magic tricks and simple enough for beginners. My favourite however is his gospel message trick which is really of out of this world ! Members go take a look, and the good news is there’s more to come. Two more routines now added for September

UPDATED August 2017

Sad News : Laurie Brockenshire Update

After a battle with illness that many of our members are aware of, Laurie succumbed to his illness last week (beginning of August) and has returned to be with the Lord. Laurie was an incredible man who was well known for both his passion for magic and puzzles.

Laurie’s funeral took take place at Holy Rood Church, Stubbington, PO14 2AS on Friday 18th August.

JULY 2017

UPDATED SOUTH EAST BBQ

steve price pictureOn Tuesday 25th July, Steve hosted an “Open House BBQ” at his home in South Croydon. Steve is the South East Regional and several members met to eat and be merry. Well how could we not with Denis attending! A lot was discussed shared and learnt by all. If you wish to run a similar event please do contact your local rep.

 UPDATED February 2017

Close up Competition Winner Steve Price

2017 The Ever Wonderful Steve Price Wins the Christian Magicians UK close up trophyWell done to Steve Price receiving the first Christian Magicians Close up Cup at the 2017 conference. Steve is well known to all our delegates, is our vice president and a thoroughly nice chap to boot. The close up cup was well contested this year with a great line up of high quality acts.