Hi everyone

Those that know me really well will probably know that I am a big fan of the work of American magician John Carney. Now, for those of you not interested in magic, he is an multi award-winning magician who is regarded as one of the best in most forms of magic, whether it be Close Up, Parlour or Stage.

For those of you that are interested in magic, Carney is one of the ones that really makes me think about my magic – not just the “how” but the “why” as well. His 2 hard-backed books – “Carneycopia” written by Stephen Minch and his self-penned “The Book of Secrets” – should, in my opinion, be in the libraries of everyone and anyone who calls themself a magician.

Why am I telling you this? Well, Mr Carney is coming back to these shores to present his highly acclaimed lecture. The lecture, which lasts a full 2 hours, covers Close Up and Stage magic using cards, coins, cigars and other everyday objects. Here are the details:-

Wednesday 4 June at 7:30pm

Costa Coffee
1 Hanover Street

Click for a map to Costa Coffee

From Waverley Station, walk west along Princes Street, turn right onto Hanover Street, and enter via the Costa entrance

£15 at the door – No advance tickets

Friday 6 June at 7:30pm

Scottish Mask and Puppet Center
8-10 Balcarres Avenue
0141 339 6185

Click for a map to Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre

£15 at the door – No advance tickets

Sunday 8 June at 7:30pm

Ouseburn Farm
Ouseburn Road (off Lime Street)
Newcastle upon Tyne

By road from New Bridge Street down Crawhall road, then Stepney Bank. From Byker Bank go along Lime Street. From City Road go onto Byker bank then Lime Street. On street parking and car parks available in the surrounding area.

£15 at the door – No advance tickets

11 June at 7:30pm

18th Bushey and Oxhey Scout Hut
Little Bushey Lane
WD23 4JS

Click here for a map to Little Bushey Lane

£15 at the door – No advance tickets

You can see footage of him performing on Carney’s YouTube Channel but as a wee taster of what you can expect, here is Mr Carney performing his handling of the Coins And The Champagne Glass called “Silver And Glass” from his DVD “The Video Of Secrets”

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b75RWlxCSzQ&hl=en&w=425&h=355]

I’ll definately be at the Glasgow lecture, so I’ll see you there. If you can’t make the Glasgow one, I highly recommend that you try to get to one as close to you as possible.

Happy learning!

Speak soon

The Cardman 🙂

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