Issue 62, SMC eUpdate, 9 January 2012

What's coming up
Happy new year...
Hi All,

This years first event is an evening with Wayne Fox, you'll need to bring a deck of cards to get involved. It'll be great fun, and you leave with a new skill.

12 January 2012
Wayne Fox - Lecture/Workshop

26 January 2012
Stage Competition (stage)

9 February 2012
Club Night

23 February 2012
Mentalism Competition (stage)

8 March 2012
Presidents Night

22 March 2012

Could you please let me know if you'd like to enter the Stage and/or the Mentalism Competition.

See you all there.
Kind regards

General news
Magic Trek
It's Sean Lobban from Portsmouth, I hope you are well and had a good Christmas and New Year.

I'm writing to you about a sponsored event I'm organising called The 2012 Magic Trek.

It's a sponsored walk by magicians, children's entertainers and magic club members from Portsmouth to London to raise money for The Anthony Nolan Trust. And because it has a magic theme it visits magic clubs and societies on the way. A group of us did it in 2009, visiting Southampton, Winchester, Basingstoke, Reading and Windsor and finishing at The Magic Circle. It was about 106 miles in six days.

In May of this year, we're walking to London through Sussex and I wondered if any members of Sussex Magic Circle would like to take part. The route is as follows...
Wednesday 16th May Portsmouth to Bognor Regis
Thursday 17th May Bognor Regis to Shoreham
Friday 18th May Shoreham to Lewes
Saturday 19th May Lewes to East Grinstead
Sunday 20th May East Grinstead to South Norwood
Monday 21st May South Norwood to The Magic Circle in London
This is about 112 miles in six days.

Although we won't be walking through Hassocks, we may be passing through areas where your members live. If any of them were able to take part (even for just a day) this would help with the publicity for the walk, as I would contact your local papers who would be interested in your members' taking part. And of course the more magicians walking would mean more sponsorship raised.

I hope you can help and that maybe someone will fancy a challenge and take part. If you would like more information the website is the facebook page is and there is a video from 2009 here

Thank you for your time.

All the best
Stuff for sale...
Hi, what follows is a bunch of effects a friend of mine is selling,
all the items are in excellent condition most are as new and unused,
If anyone is interested please give me a call on 07971187784 or

The list can be found here: 

Items can be posted but buyer will have to pay costs
Steve Pratt
Southdowns - Matthew Garrett
Matthew Garrett, The Magic Circle Close-up Magician of the Year, is coming to the South Downs Magicians for a lecture.

The lecture is on Wednesday 1st February at 8pm at Handcross parish hall and is entitled Magic at the Dining Table. It is 5 for visitors and SMC members are welcome to attend.

The lecture will include Matthew's Ninja Rings+ (his extension of Shoot Ogawa's effects), Monty the Spiv story telling routine (version of Sam the Bellhop) plus lots of other good stuff.

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