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Events Programme 2021

Jan 12th Tue ONLINE 7:30pm: Short pre-meeting, to approve accounts and vote in a Vice President, followed by the Zoom Trick Challenge, but each trick must include an everyday household item(s)!
Feb 9th Tue ONLINE Talk by Will Houston and Harry De Cruz
Mar 9th Tue ONLINE Mark James Virtual Lecture
Apr 13th Tue ONLINE Ace Magic Studio Dealer Demo - POSTPONED for 2 weeks, as their Internet connection failed
Apr 27th Tue ONLINE Ace Magic Studio Dealer Demonstration (postponed from the 13th)
May 11th Tue ONLINE Dan Harlan's virtual lecture (using Zoom)
May 18th Tue ONLINE Wayne Fox's virtual lecture (using Zoom)
June 8th Tue ONLINE Alistair and Nick's road to membership of the Magic Circle
July 27th Tue A socially distanced social meeting at The Grasshopper, to issue the new WMA badges, and have auditions, presentations and a social evening.
August 10th Tue Lecture, Jason Noble, Children's Entertainer, at The Grasshopper
September 14th Tue Rus Andrews lecture and Table Top Sale
Oct 1th Fri
2021 dinner
WMA Annual Gala Dinner and Cabaret at Dudsbury Golf Club, with Marc Paul, Mark Shortland and Claude
October 12th Tue WMA AGM (Members Only)
November 9th Tue Wayne Fox Knockout FX Lecture, with an afternoon of tuition beforehand (available for an extra fee)
November 21th Sun Tabletop Magic Sale, run by Mervyn Cole. To be held at Pennington Scout Hut, Lodge Road, Pennington (next door to Pennington Sports and Social Club). Just £3.
December 14th Tue WMA Social Evening, friends, families and guests are welcome. There will be a short quiz, some nibbles, and then entertainment to complete the evening.
Note: VENUE CHANGE - this meeting will be held at the Bournemouth School For Girls, Performing Arts Centre, Drama Studio, East Way entrance
December 23/24th
Thurs & Fri
"The Great Baldini" in Magic at Christmas, at The Black Cherry, Boscombe, 7:30pm (a comedy/music/theatre in Boscome precinct).
 
All of the above are subject to change




Events Programme 2022

Jan 11 Tue
Ben Earl
Ben Earl, 'Inside Out' lecture
Jan 27 Thurs "The Great Baldini" at Dorchester Arts, Corn Exchange 8pm
Feb 8 Tue Test Flights, followed by the Packet Trick Challenge
Mar 8 Tue WMA "Close-Up" Competition
Apr 3 Sun One Day Convention at Bournemouth School for Girls (postponed from 2021) featuring (so far) Richard Jones, Jamie Raven and Megan Swan.
Apr 12 Tue Paul Hyland Lecture
May 10 Tue TBA
Jun 14 Tue TBA
 
All of the above are subject to change




Previous Year's Events Highlights 2020 - 2004

2020 In 2020, after the middle of March, we had to keep apart from each other due to the Covid 19 Pandemic. The WMA had presentations from:-
Pocket Trick Challenge
Perform a trick that you can carry in your pocket.

Martin Peirce Lecture

Andrew Dean
(Online)
Mario Morris
Stage Craft Lecture/Practice



Alakazam
Mini lecture/Dealer Dem (Online, using Zoom on the computers)
Short lecture by David Hoare
(Online)

John Carey Lecture
(Online)

David Jonathan
(Online)

Pete Turner
(Online)

Max Maven
Organised by the AWS(Online)

Ben Hart
(Online)



The full programme events for 2020 is HERE
2019 In 2019 the WMA had presentations from:-
Pocket Trick Challenge
an opportunity to perform in front of friends?
Joel Dickenson Lecture
First class misdirection, sleight of hand and he is an accomplished showman



Magic at the Grasshopper
social evening
Magic at the Grasshopper
This was a show featuring the WMA members which was presented upstairs, with close-up entertainment in the restaurant and bar below
WMA Convention
social evening
Exonians Entertain
The Exonian Magical Society visited and entertained us with a show
Mel Mellors Lecture
mel mellors
WMA Annual Dinner
annual dinner
Thom Peterson Lecture
An entertaining talk with some excellent magic being taught



The full programme events for 2019 is HERE
2018 In 2018 the WMA had presentations from:-
Grasshopper Show
social evening
Fritz Alkemade
Fritz Alkemade
Gregory Wilson
Gregory Wilson
Jamy Ian Swiss
Jamy Ian Swiss
Marc Paul
Marc Paul
Ben Williams
Ben Williams
Gala Dinner
dinner
Jamie Daws
a master of deception and sleight of hand





The full programme events for 2018 is HERE
2017 In 2017 the WMA had presentations from:-
Will Houston
Will Houstoun
WMA Convention
featuring
Chris Randall,
Dave Loosley,
Desmondo & Cherry,
Marc Oberon,
Marc Paul,
Amethyst,
& Noel Britten
Michael Vincent
Michael Vincent
Wayne Fox

World Magic Shop
Demo and Workshop






Paul Hyland

Ring, String
and Ding







Oliver TaborOliver Tabor
Jim KrenzJim Krenz
The full programme events for 2017 is HERE
2016 In 2016 the WMA had presentations from:-
The Pocket
Trick Challenge
Pocket Trick Challenge

John Carey
Pocket Trick Challenge

Paul Stone
Paul Stone Lecture

The Twins
The Twins

Kyle Martlett
Kyle Martlett Lecture
Dinner, cabaret Graham P Jolley
WMA Dinner

Paul Stone
Paul Stone Lecture
The full programme events for 2016 is HERE
2015 In 2015 the WMA had presentations from:-

Wayne Fox
wayne fox

Henry Evans
henry evans

Tom Wright
tom wright
WMA
Convention
convention 2015

David Penn
david penn
Leo Smetsers
Peter Nardi
peter nardi

Trevor Duffy
trevor duffy
Dinner,
cabaret - Romany
dinner
Group visit
to Alakazam
alakazam visit
SODS Entertain

(Society of Dorset Sorcerers) are treating us to an informal show. The SODS are a group of WMA members living around the Weymouth area.
The full programme events for 2015 is HERE
The 2015 Convention website can be viewed by clicking on this link
2014 In 2014 the WMA had presentations from:-

Chris Congreave
Chris Congreve

Mike Danata
mike danata

Peter Samelson

Ravi Mayer
Mel Mellers
& Peter Wardell
Christmas Party
with Marc Paul
Marc Paul
The full programme events for 2014 is HERE
2013 In 2013 the WMA had presentations from:-
Bill Abbott
Stuart Fell
Dave Forrest
John Kimmons
Jozsef Kovacs
Paul Gordon
Diamond Jim Tyler
WMA Dinner with Tensai
The full programme events for 2013 is HERE
2012 In 2012 the WMA had presentations from:-
Marc Paul
Paul Hyland
Steve Price
Richard Pinner
WMA Dinner with Steve Price
Entertainment by The AWS
Entertainment by The Devon Magic Circle
The full programme events for 2012 is HERE
2011 In 2011 the WMA had presentations from:-
Dinner & Cabaret
Simon Lane
Rob Cox
Jay Scott Berry
Adrian Sullivan
Will Gray
Entertainment, Devon Magic Circle
The full programme events for 2011 is HERE
2010 In 2010 the WMA had presentations from:-
Mark Worgan
Bryan Cole
Gary Jones
John Carey
Paul Hyland
Ian Rowland
Rob Cox
Clive Greenaway and Chris Keward
WMA Dinner with John Archer
The full programme events for 2010 is HERE
2009 In 2009 the WMA had presentations from:-
Steve Short
David Carre
Chris Hare
Peter Gardini
The Magic Attic
Sammy Sunshine
Scott Creasey
WMA Dinner with Graham P Jolley
Christmas Party with Mark Worgan
The full programme events for 2009 is HERE
2008 In 2008 the WMA had presentations from:-
Jack Delvin
Joshua Jay
David Tomkins
Dealer - Merlins
WMA Dinner with Amethyst
Don Booth and Stuart Fell
The full programme events for 2008 is HERE
2007 In 2007 the WMA had presentations from:-
Chris Woodward
Michael Vincent
Daniel Hunt
Mark Leveridge
Fay Presto
WMA One-day Convention
The full programme events for 2007 is HERE
2006 In 2006 the WMA had presentations from:-
Paul Hyland
Tim Shoesmith
Dave Allen
Peter Wardell
John Archer
James Brown
The full programme events for 2006 is HERE
2005 In 2005 the WMA had presentations from:-
Alan Wright
Paul Gordon
Jay Scott Berry
WMA One-day Convention
The full programme events for 2005 is HERE
2004 In 2004 the WMA had presentations from:-
Graham P Jolley
Roger Drew
Paul Hyland
Pat Page
The full programme events for 2004 is HERE
Pre-2004 Following is some advertising from various events throughout the years. Click on the small pictures to view larger versions.

2003 Aug
Presidents Night2003 presidents night
2003

Bristol DOM
2003
ConventionWMA Convention 2003
2003
ConventionWMA Convention 2003
2002

WMA Dinner 2002
1999
ConventionWMA convention 1999
1999
Conv. ProgrammeWMA convention 1999 programme
1997 Mar
Convention1997 convention
1997 Mar
Conv. Programme1997 convention programme
1996 Aug
J S Berry lectureJay S Berry lecture
1995 Mar
Convention1995 convention
1989 Apr
Dinner1989 dinner
1989 Apr
Convention1989 convention
1985 Mar
Convention1985 convention
1983
October 22nd1983 show
1981 Nov
Winchester xch1983 show
1981 Jan
Edwin Hooper1981 edwin hooper
1979 June
Scout Show1979 scout show
1976 Dec
Magic Castle1976 magic castle
1975 Nov
P'mouth Jumbo1975 portsmouth
1957 October
25th Anniversary1957 anniversary
1947
October 31st1947 show
 
Pre-1971 Here are two advertisements from pre decimilisation (1971), but the years are not known.
Can anyone tell me what year these two events were performed?
Possibilities are shown:
Wed. Sept. 26th
1962, 1956, 19511962?
Wed. July 17th
1968, 1963, 19571968?
Pre 2000 events: Following is a list of events from years preceding 2000 which have been located from various sources:


1986 October 14 AGM
  September 9 "Surviving the Chidldren's Party" - John Hart
  August 12 "Show Us a Trick" - open to all members, Marc Poore in charge
  July 8 President's Night
  July 3 Visit to Winchester Society
  June 10 An evening with Guy Higgins
  May 13 Associated wizards' annual visit to Sutton Road
  April 8 Peter Scarlett: President British Ring 25 I.B.M., lecture including Close-Up, Mental, Stage and Children's Magic
  March 4 (unknown, originally "Surviving the Chidldren's Party" - John Hart)
  February 11 The Annual Sale
  January 14 Shay and Company
     
1985 December 10 Christmas Party at Sutton Road
  November 12 "The Two Vics" present Miscelleneous Magic
     
     
     
     
1977 December  
  November  




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