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Conference 2021 - 15th to 18th February

The conference this year will be held virtually via Zoom. If you do not yet have Zoom then we recommend that you download and sign up for the free version as this will give the best quality experience for the conference. 
The conference is open to fully paid up members of Christian Magicians UK, The FCM in the USA and Germany. Full Details on how to access the zoom links for each country are at the bottom of this page (with timings altered for that country). Any items that you may need to purchase for a lecture will be listed in the relevant section below. Christian Magicians UK do not have a shop, but items can be found easily at your favorite online magic dealer. I would suggest a pack of cards and pen and paper would be the minimum for sessions. 

Your 2021 Virtual Lecturers

Duane Laflin


Duane is... Well if you have never heard of Duane where have you been? One of, if not THE Christian magician of the last few decades, Duane has entertained in both christian and secular shows. A magic creator, author and true professional who has inspired and mentored hundreds of magicians over the years.

Matt Prtchard


Dr Matt Pritchard is different, good different. If you want to remain stuck in your ways then give this one a miss. If you want to see one of the world's best communicators, make sure you're there. If you want to witness a mind that makes Matt consistently rank in the finalists of the global optical illusionist competition every year, make sure you're there. If you want to challenge how you can best create the gift of wonder to your audiences, make sure you're there.  This might just be the must-see event of our conference. 

Morgan and West


More info when we have it from this very much loved UK double act. Their book on performing magic called "Parlour Tricks" is one of the outstanding books on magic of the last few years. Magicians, time travellers and all round spiffing chaps. The performing duo known as Morgan & West met at Oxford University. Since then they have been travelling the world (and through time) with their gentlemanly acts of legerdemain. Their latest book: Parlour Tricks is set to be a modern classic amongst magical texts as it explores the construction of a unique magical act. Their eccentric style appeals to all ages, with several tours of theatre shows for families under their waistcoats. Their magical cleverness is hidden behind their tea drinking façade, as seen in their brilliant two person code act, including on TV for shows such as Penn & Teller Fool Us and The Slammer.

Harry De Cruz


A magician, comedian and the “King of Party Tricks”. Is there anything Harry can't do? Yes: resist eating the whole box of Jaffa Cakes in one sitting. Harry has created a refreshingly unique and unforgettable performance style by combining his contemporary approach to magic along with comedy, storytelling and a never ending list of party tricks. Harry is at the forefront of the new generation of creative minds in performance theatre, making him one of the the most in-demand consultants. He writes and creates for TV shows and theatre productions. Harry spent 7 years working for Dynamo, most recently as the Lead Consultant for the much anticipated comeback TV series, “Beyond Belief”, which aired on Sky One in April 2020 , he also consulted for Dynamo’s:Seeing is Believing Live - Worldwide Arena Tour and Groundhog Day the Musical which won the Best New Musical, Olivier Award in 2017.

Jon Allen


Penn and Teller Fool Us loved him. You will love him too! British close-up magician and magical creator, Jon Allen is based in Hertfordshire. Jon is the only magician to be both British and World IBM close-up magic champion and The Magic Circle close-up magic champion. He creates all his own effects for his shows, many of which have gone on to become staple items in other magicians’ repertoires, such as ‘The Silent Treatment’. Jon has made numerous performances on TV including Penn & Teller Fool Us.

Masterclass: Mark Shortland & David O'Connor


Following last years' hugely successful masterclasses we have brought them both back for more of the same please! Mark Shortland is a British Magical Champion, Member of the Innner Magic Circle with gold star, a regular at the Magic Castle and has appeared on TV including Penn and Teller Fool us. David O'Connor has a silly moustache and owns a wooden duck. They have two classics that anybody would be capable of performing this year, with all the nuances that make their performances special. Two effects will be taught, a card effect that requires no slights and a mentalism experiment that.... well they have so many variants on this one it's got to be worth the suspense of not telling you!
Useful items: Pack of cards, a handful of coins

Jamie Doyle


A regular at our Clubhouse monthly events we are delighted that Jamie can join us. We were going to fly him over for the week, but unfortuantely that can no longer happen. So instead he will weave his magic from some exotic location in the US. Jamie has so much material of such variety that this is definitely a lecture not to be missed. Jamie Doyle has been impacting audiences of all ages with fun and exciting ministry and family entertainment for over 30 years. As a teen, he kept himself busy performing in churches, schools daycare centres and anywhere there was a community event. Since then he has travelled to minister at camps, churches, community events, and even on television. His travels have taken him all over the United States as well as special engagements around the world.

"An Evening IN of Deception" conference finale show

 


To finish our conference in true style, Christian Magicians UK is proud to present "An Evening IN of Deception". This is the top virtual magic show of 2021 in the UK and is a live interactive zoom show for all ages. With three stunning magic circle magicians, Richard Parsons, Kerry Scorah and Mark Shortland you will be both amazed and entertained. The night will be hosted excusivly for conference attendees plus a couple of invited guests in the UK. This show runs on a different zoom link and codes and will only be made available immediatly before the performance. US and Germany groups will be directed on how to join from their own websites. We will update this information later

 Workshops & Multi Lecture Gospel Sessions

Kids Workshop

 

A storyteller at heart, Mark Stickland is as much at home using magic, story and drama to entertain a huge group of children at a birthday party with The Magical Storybox as he is doing so at the front of church and school assemblies to explain the Christian faith or helping secondary students understand the idea of conservation of mass and diffusion of gasses!

Mark's session will begin with a look at a recording of his child-friendly magic show and will be followed by an interactive 'Wizard Factory', where children (and young at heart) can learn some simple beginners magic and performance tecniques using everyday objects! More information can be found on the dedicated Kids Workshop Page  At this time only children of conference attendees will be eligable for entry (subject to change)

Workshops: Three different types


Come and choose from three different subjects from the UK and abroad. In order to join these sessions you must arrive within the first five minutes of the session opening. You will then be assigned to your breakout room where your chosen session will be presented. You will only be able to take part in one of the three workshops and will not be able to move between rooms once the individual sessions have started.

To find out more about the different workshops including items you will need, please go to the Workshops page 

Tried and Tested Gospel Routines


Exactly as stated on the tin! Yes, it's tried and tested gospel routines for you to place straight into your shows, sermons or give you some extra ideas on how to tweak your own presentations. There are two of these sessions with multiple presenters so that we can give as much variety to suit the different environments that Christian magicians find themselves in. To find out more about the lecturers and hosts please visit the Tried and Tested page.

...and don't forget the Masterclass


Mark Shortland and David O'Connor are presenting two classic effects, details in the above lecturers' section. Please be assured that these have been selected so that magicians of all abilities can get the most out of the effects. The two chosen tricks will be presented, pulled apart, discussed in detail. There are no sleights to learn. The aim is that everybody can go from the session with a top level effect to spread wonder in the world. From the feedback last year this was the highest scoring workshop event we have ever had by miles. It's great to have them both back with us.

PLUS ...

Morning Prayer

We would like to give you the oportunity to join with us in morning prayer. Come and start your day right with us. We have a dedicated team just for these four very special sessions. 

After Show Party

Straight after the shows in the evening we will be having an after show party. Please be aware that this may open a bit later than advertised if the lecture/show goes on slightly longer than expected. Please just wait and somebody will be along later to let you in as soon as we can.

Also please note that this has a different start time each day.

Planner & Timetable

Monday 15 Feb


8.30 Start 
Morning Prayer

10.00 - 11.30
Tried and Tested
Gospel Magic tricks

14.00 - 15.30
Jamie Doyle Lecture

20.00 - 21.30
Morgan & West

21.30 - late
After show party

Tuesday 16 Feb


8.30 Start
Morning prayer

10.00 - 11.30
Workshops TBC

14.00 - 15.30
Mark Burgess
Childrens Magic

20.00 - 21.30
Harry de Cruz
Show / lecture

21.30 - late
After show party

Wednesday 17 Feb


8.30 Start
Morning Prayer

10.00 - 11.30
Tried and Tested
Gospel Magic Lecture

14.00 - 15.30
Duane Laflin

20.00 - 22.00
Jon Allen
Lecture / Show

22.00 - late
After show party

Thursday 18 Feb


8.30 Start
Morning Prayer

10.00 - 11.30
Masterclasses
Mark Shortland &
David O'Connor

14.00 - 15.30
Matt Pritchard

20.00 - 22.00
"An Evening IN of Deception"
conference finale show

22.00 - late
After show party

Usefull info

How to Attend


The conference is only available to fully paid up members of Christian Magicians UK and members of the Fellowship of Christian Magicians which is mainly based in the USA and the German Christian Fellowship GCZK. It is completely FREE of CHARGE. We want to reach as many people as possible, and in the current circumstances understand that income for entertainers is very hard to come by. This year we will be operating over Zoom. If you do not have Zoom then it is a virtual conferencing program that can be downloaded for free on your phone, tablet or computer. We would strongly advise you to get Zoom up and running on your computer AND to test it out before joining the conference. We will not be able to assist individuals directly before the lecture or shows due to time restrictions.

It is a condition of entry that you do not share the Zoom login codes or links with any other person.
This is due to certain contractual obligations with our lecturers. Instead please feel free to point them towards their countries website 

As mentioned above the conference is free but still incurs costs to our organisation. If you would like to donate to the costs of conference then please go to the Donation page.

The Conference Timetable & Zoom links

 





If you are a fully paid up member of Christian Magicians UK then please click on the button bellow. This will take you to a members only page in the UK website where you will find a complete program, with UK times and links to the sessions

UK Zoom Links



If you are a fully paid up member of the fellowship of Christian Magicians US then please click on the button bellow. This will take you to a members only page in the US website where you will find a complete program, with US times and links to the sessions

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If you are a fully paid up member of the Germany Fellowship then please click on the button bellow. This will take you to a members only page in the GCZK website where you will find a complete program, with German times and links to the sessions

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The Trustees of Christian Magicians UK hope that the program will run as stated.
However due to the nature of live events we reserve the right to make changes,
additions or cancel sessions for any reason without prior warning.