It was very sad to hear of the passing on of our long term member, friend to many and stalwart of the Kent Magicians Guild, David Blyth.
He was an absolute gentleman as well as being a top performer.
I remember his wonderful vent routines with numerous characters, his lovely soft manor when performing magic, and that ever present twinkle in his eye.
He was a very special person, and I know will be sadly missed by us all.
Here is a link to some fabulous photos of David taken by Mark Hesketh Jennings. We are very grateful to Mark for giving us permission to use the link.
KMG Childrens Show at the Stag Sevenoaks.
What a success… our first theatre show was a complete sellout.
With big thanks to Terry Herbert, Colin Perroton, David Akhurst and his AMAZING Flea Circus, Denise Pettitt, Simon Hall and Billy Banana and yours truly, Micky the Magician, for giving up their time to put on a fundraising show to raise money for the KMG.
Special thanks also to Michael Maxted who acted as Stage Manager, and the first class sound and Lights Techie, Amanda Vickers.
Thanks to Gloria Perroton who did a great job of selling raffle tickets… all monies raised in the raffle are going Sevenoaks Lions and Demelza House.
All in all a great success, we are already starting to think about the next one.
Change to Christmas Dinner Event
Due to lack of response and concerns over costs, the Chinese Meal on the 14th December has been cancelled.
Instead the KMG will have its last meeting of the year on the 30th November, which will be celebrated with a buffet and show at the usual meeting room, in The Stag Theatre.
This will be open to members, friends and guests, so please support your club. We have decided not to put a fee for attending, but any contributions to the club funds will be very much appreciated.
ur members always put on a marvellous show for these type of events. If you would like to perform on this very auspicious night please let me know.
Its a double !!!
Magic Circle Award Winners
The Kent Magicians Guild has not one, but two.. yes two winners of the Magic Circle Awards.
As seen in an earlier post, Reg Martin, KMG Honorary Life President and Founder was awarded the Cecil Lyle Award… a massive honour and great testament to his inventiveness.
We now hear that Janet Clare has also won a very prestigious award for outstanding services to The Magic Circle.
A silver wand was a most fitting award for Janet, who as well as being a top magician, is also credited with being the driving force towards getting the Magic Circle to allow women into this world renowned club.
Well Done to Reg and Janet, we are very proud to have you as members.
Zoom Shows to re start
Many thanks to our hard working publicity officer Mike Maxted who has kindly agreed to take over the running of the KMG Zoom nights.
They will be running on Wednesday nights, and will be joining up with the Orpington Magic Club, so they are going to be busy and fun nights.
Mike will be sending the links out, please let myself or Mike Maxted know if you would like to be added to the list.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR REG…
Fabulous news…our Founder and Honorary Life President Reg Martin has won the Magic Circles Cecil Lyle Award, presented annually to the author of the best trick published in the Magic Circular.Our heartfelt congratulations to Reg who is a brilliant Magic inventor, with many tricks and ideas in print and in production. We are honoured to have him as Honorary President of our club.
Terry Herbert Show and Tel 27th July 2021
What a brilliant night…Terry Herbert was on top form regaling us with stories and anecdotes of his magical life…. a very funny night. He also managed to fit in some of his amazing and quite rare clockwork and battery automatons, plus a hilarious 3 little pigs routine which showed us why he has been top in his field for so long…the voices of the pigs and the change to the wolf was incredible…then back to the piggy voice…. absolutely masterful. Second half and he was selling some of his props…I think he sold quite a lot I’m pleased to say.. some people got real bargains and many people asked him to sign the props.. what a wonderful mark of respect to one of the best. Many thanks Terry.
The KMG re-opening show 29th June 2021
Follow this link to see highlights of the KMG opening night
Oh what a night…. capacity turn out, excellent acts, lovely guests, food, drink and loads of laughter.
Our President Bruce Graham opened proceedings, welcoming guests and saying how happy he was that we were meeting up again, something I know Bruce was very keen to do.
Dave Akhurst did an excellent job as compere, filling in the gaps with funny one line gags and playing the ukulele and singing.
First act he introduced was Terry Herbert, who opened the show.. and what an opening… a beautiful opening effect made by Reg Martin over 30 years ago, and still being used. Funniest opening effect I have seen. This was followed by the Egg Bag, then Terrys Note to Sausage routine which is very well constructed and extremely funny…
Next up was Graham Lee, with his original and clever balloon act… some lovely bits of magic using balloons as props… again a very funny and innovative act.
Next up was our founder, Reg Martin, who travelled down from Bicester to be at the re-opening.
Reg amazed and amused us with his mind reading Canary, an original idea of his which is a brilliant comedic effect.
Then the interval where sandwiches, cakes and drinks were available, giving everyone a chance to chat and catch up on the last 18 months. Many thanks to Denise for her help, and also to Sophie for selling raffle tickets.
Opening the second half was Dave Tawney. Dave is a lovely man and an excellent performer… he did Whos Who at the Zoo, to a roomful of adults, and he carried it off wonderfully. This was followed by his Troublewit routine, which is a very clever display of paper folding… Dave is an expert at this unique and seldom seen form of entertainment, the audience loved it.
Top of the bill was Colin Perrotton, with the guest appearance of his lovely wife Gloria… they performed a very funny dove in balloon routine, which deliberately went horribly wrong… Colin then finished up with a colour Monte routine.
The evening was over too quickly, but it was so nice to see so many members, and quite a few new members… we are always looking for new members, so if you know anyone who might like to join the friendliest magic and performance arts club in Kent, please let them know about the Kent Magicians Guild.
One last thing, the Stag Theatre is our new venue, and the staff were so helpful, I would like to thank them all for their help.
Next Meeting Tuesday 27th July 2021… please come along, we are arranging a very special night…more details to follow.
Re opening show Tuesday 29th June
Exciting reopening of the KMG after lockdown.
Double exciting as it will be happening in our new premises, the Stag Theatre in Sevenoaks.
Meet the members and enjoy a members show….
Those appearing are:
A special guest appearance by honorary life president Reg Martin
and the incomparable Terry Herbert.
Your compere for the night is Dave Akhurst……
This is going to be a special and emotional night so please come along to support your magic club.
Tonight is the night…. 3rd June 2021
Dont forget David Jonathans free Zoom lecture tonight…email or message me for the Zoom link. email@example.com or message me (Micky ) on 07724273157.
The KMG and the Kent Entertainers Guild of Performing Arts are very excited to inform you that we are moving to the Stag Theatre in Sevenoaks Town Centre as from 29th June 2021.
This is an amazing venue for us, so please come along and support our opening night…a warm. and fun evening awaits you. Free parking and full disability access.
Kent Magicians Guild and Orpington Magic Club are linking up…
The Kent Magicians Club is thrilled to be linking up with the Orpington Magic Club…more to follow…..
Check out Orpington magic Club here https://www.facebook.com/OrpingtonMagicSociety/
David Jonathan lecture free to KMG members
We are very pleased to announce on the 3rd June 2021 we are teaming up with Orpington Magic Club to bring a very exciting zoom lecture to your screens.
“For this two hour lecture, I have handpicked some of my favorite creations to teach, and I’ll also pull back the curtain on the creative process to share my tips creating magic. You will also get a first look at some incredible unpublished effects!“
Everything you will learn is practical, workable material that is easy to do. The majority of the effects involve cards of sorts, but also photographs, dice, symbols, books and even UNO cards. The first half of the lecture is focused on magic, while the second half is all mentalism routines.
With thanks to Mike Maxted for arranging this very special night.