Calendar of Events

Our regular meetings offer a wide variety of activities, from formal dinners to casual social nights and high profile lectures through to jam sessions and workshops. Some occasions are open to everyone whereas others must be kept behind closed doors. If there’s something here you like the look of but aren’t a member and might like to come along, please just get in touch. In the meantime, here’s what we’re getting up to…

Unless otherwise stated, the time and venue will be ‘the usual’.

Disclaimer: Please be aware that in the albeit extremely rare event of unforeseen and/OR unavoidable circumstances, meeting dates and/or content may be subject to change at short notice. Should this be the case on any occasion we will broadcast the change as soon as possible along with our apologies for any disappointment caused.
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  • Mon
    26
    Oct
    2015
    8:00 pmCMS

    The committee does room 101

    What tricks would you put in room 101? Four members each select two effects and must justify why they want to put them in [read more...]

  • Mon
    09
    Nov
    2015

    Tonight is just a social evening for a bit of a chat and a trick or two among friends. All are welcome; members old and new.

  • Mon
    23
    Nov
    2015

    Non-member Magicians welcome; £10 on the door.

    Nick Brunger is a contemporary entertainer who uses magic to amuse and mystify audiences at events larg [read more...]

  • Mon
    07
    Dec
    2015

    Just a friendly get together to have a chat a quiet drink or two and perhaps even a cheeky mince pie. Come on down ye family, friends, members past, p [read more...]

  • Mon
    11
    Jan
    2016

    It's all about wallet tricks; things that can just live in your wallet to perform at a moment's notice. Have something on you; you might be encouraged [read more...]

  • Mon
    25
    Jan
    2016
    As the title suggests: Anything with money goes.
    Bill switches, endless note productions, bill penetrations, whatever you fancy! As magicians we shou [read more...]
  • Mon
    08
    Feb
    2016
    The oldest trick in the world...
    Members are invited to perform, present or just discuss this classic of magic, and it's not just for the traditional [read more...]
  • Mon
    22
    Feb
    2016

    Once again it's that time of year when thousands of magi meet in Blackpool for the world's largest and greatest annual magic convention. A good few of [read more...]

  • Mon
    14
    Mar
    2016

    Hosted by our very own Paul Anthony (who really should have been an auctioneer)

    Bring along your unwanted props and books to sell, and don’t forget to [read more...]

  • Mon
    11
    Apr
    2016

    Chris Rawlins is a professional mentalist from the north of England; Chris has had books published in both English and French on the subject of mental [read more...]

  • Mon
    25
    Apr
    2016
    This evening is one of our long-standing events on the calendar and is always a great night at the club; we all have a good laugh while being shown we [read more...]
  • Mon
    16
    May
    2016
    PLEASE NOTE: This is not the usually scheduled Monday in the month due to our hosts not being able to accommodate us on May 9th, but still... it gives [read more...]
  • Mon
    23
    May
    2016

    Kieron's lecture title is Kieron Johnson: Magic for the Insane, so what lies ahead is impossible to predict. What we know is this: We will learn how t [read more...]

  • Sun
    12
    Jun
    2016

    The AGM...
    Every club needs one. It's not big, it's not clever, it's not always a great deal of fun... but without it we wouldn't have a magic club! S [read more...]

  • Mon
    13
    Jun
    2016

    The AGM...
    Every club needs one. It's not big, it's not clever, it's not a great deal of fun... but without it we wouldn't have a magic club! So come [read more...]

  • Mon
    20
    Jun
    2016

    Details will be confirmed/ made available nearer the time.

  • Mon
    27
    Jun
    2016
    Simon Sparkles (aka Simon Hopkins MMC) is proud to present his lecture on entertaining children and family audience with magic and fun.

    Currently one [read more...]

  • Mon
    25
    Jul
    2016

    It is with great pleasure we welcome John Carey to Cardiff to present his lecture; we hope to see all of our card working members and plenty of guest [read more...]

  • Mon
    26
    Sep
    2016

    We take a look at the many options available for tricks that in some way involve this much loved writing instrument. All members are invited to contri [read more...]

  • Mon
    10
    Oct
    2016

    We all remember seeing our first trick, the moment we were first amazed and amused by a magician. Did you learn that trick or another trick, whatever [read more...]

  • Mon
    24
    Oct
    2016

    Escapology is a huge area in magic, with most magicians dabbling in one kind of escape or another; be it a strait jacket dangling over a ravine or a s [read more...]

  • Mon
    14
    Nov
    2016

    £10 to non members; You will need to contact Chris White to let us know if you want to come along.

    This promises to be an excellent evening; a star le [read more...]

  • Mon
    28
    Nov
    2016

    What a funny little thing it is, we all have them lurking around in our magic drawers, boxes etc. This odd little gimmick is responsible for a multitu [read more...]

  • Mon
    05
    Dec
    2016
    8:00 pmVillage Hotel

    Regular meeting.

    Committee members only.

    Any agenda additions please notify a committee member.

  • Mon
    12
    Dec
    2016

    Come along and try your hand at a few different things, and maybe help others out with the things you're good at.

    NOTE: This is the last meeting for 2 [read more...]

  • Mon
    09
    Jan
    2017

    The famous 'Alan Jackson Quiz' comes 'round again; a great fun annual event that we urge you to come along to. If you haven't been before, you really [read more...]

  • Mon
    23
    Jan
    2017

    The time comes around every year now when we gather all our 'magic drawer treasures' and those things lurking in the attic, in a bid to make some spac [read more...]

  • Mon
    13
    Feb
    2017

    ...or The Bay, truth be told. It's balloon night!

    Many magicians add balloon twisting to their repertoire to cater for different audiences, to supplem [read more...]

  • Mon
    27
    Feb
    2017

    This is kind of 'work in progress/jam' night. If you're working on something and would like some constructive input to fine tune it, have something yo [read more...]

  • Mon
    13
    Mar
    2017

    Just like the BBC television program*...

    What's your pet magic trick hate? Can you get it consigned to Room 101? Come along and give it a go; bring yo [read more...]

  • Mon
    27
    Mar
    2017

    Brendan Rodrigues - Magic Circle Close Up Magician of the Year 2016

    “Brendan’s brilliant, effortless, sleight of hand magic has a wonderful spontaneit [read more...]

  • Mon
    10
    Apr
    2017

    Chris Hare 'The Mind Boggler' is an astounding entertainer who performs unique mind reading techniques to great effect. The effects performed in Chris [read more...]

  • Mon
    24
    Apr
    2017
    7:45 pm

    This year's Close-Up Comp...

    Competing members of the Cardiff Magical Society will amaze and amuse their peers in a bid to see who gets awarded the ti [read more...]

  • Mon
    08
    May
    2017

    Eric is a name most of you will know for his innovative and original coin magic. He is very well known and respected in the industry as as well as bei [read more...]

  • Mon
    22
    May
    2017

    It's out of your hands...

    Hosted by Alan Jackson, this is an evening dedicated to 'hands free' magic. There are a multitude of magic tricks that can b [read more...]

  • Mon
    12
    Jun
    2017

    The AGM...
    Every club needs one. It's not big, it's not especially clever, and it might not be considered a great deal of fun... but... without it we [read more...]

  • Mon
    26
    Jun
    2017

    This evening is has yet to be assigned its magical purpose. Please check back soon.

  • Mon
    10
    Jul
    2017

    As a society dedicated to magic and the allied arts, we like to mix things up a bit sometimes and do something a little different...

    Tonight's fun and [read more...]

  • Mon
    24
    Jul
    2017

    On this night you will be paired up with another magician with a different skill set, or perhaps a completely different style of magic. You both then [read more...]

  • Mon
    14
    Aug
    2017

    We're off for the summer, but still hanging out if you want to join us. Friends and family welcome.

    We're planning on a visit to the Cardiff "Lock roo [read more...]

  • Mon
    11
    Sep
    2017

    Steve Rowe.... one of the most creative magicians of the moment; with very clever ideas and popular marketed creations such as Appear 8 and Lolli Hero [read more...]

  • Mon
    25
    Sep
    2017

    For the twisters, non twisters and twist curious... tonight looks at how balloon sculptures can be used in magic and entertainment, with plenty of hel [read more...]

  • Mon
    09
    Oct
    2017

    Hosted by our own Steve Sanders and Lucas Falcone. We will begin with a talk by and discussion with Steve, a highly experienced stage performer and st [read more...]

  • Mon
    23
    Oct
    2017

    Tonight, as we have done before, we will split the room into two halves (that's magic right there). On each side we're going to be discussing, demonst [read more...]

  • Mon
    13
    Nov
    2017

    Nope, not another showing of The Sound of Music... we thought you might like a change. Tonight's the night that YOU get the chance to be in front of t [read more...]

  • Mon
    27
    Nov
    2017

    You've all heard the typical one liners in magic, right? Here we get to discover the secret behind being quick thinking, heckler comebacks, and good o [read more...]

  • Mon
    11
    Dec
    2017

    Welcome to.....well we don't know what will happen on this evening. Here's a clue: It's a surprise!

    Hosted by our very own (Doctor) Bob, this is going [read more...]

  • Mon
    08
    Jan
    2018

    Tonight is Mentalism Night.  Let's talk about what people are thinking and how to tell other people that what they're thinking is what we know they're [read more...]

  • Mon
    22
    Jan
    2018

    Tonight we're looking into how you can train your creative brain; ideas inspiration, prop building, etc.

  • Mon
    12
    Feb
    2018

    Weird 'clown' with a giant forehead? No.

    Bring your laptops, tablets and gadgets along and we'll re-jig them into more useful tools. Like doorstops.

    N [read more...]

  • Mon
    26
    Feb
    2018

    The time comes around every year now when we gather all our 'magic drawer treasures' and those things lurking in the attic, in a bid to make some spac [read more...]

  • Mon
    12
    Mar
    2018

    ... or rather "tricks using cards that don't require any special work". Not cards that go out and do the gig for you. Anyway...

    We're being looked aft [read more...]

  • Mon
    26
    Mar
    2018

    ** PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENING WILL BE £10 PER PERSON - INCLUDING MEMBERS **

    Now THIS could be most entertaining...

    We are very pleased to welcome R [read more...]

  • Mon
    09
    Apr
    2018

    This evening we will discuss the importance of routining your magic; how to structure for the best performance potential and audience reception, how t [read more...]

  • Mon
    23
    Apr
    2018

    Or marmalade, whichever you prefer.

    Open to suggestions on specifics here but otherwise an evening to play around with routines, effects, handlings, e [read more...]

  • Mon
    14
    May
    2018

    Mark Chandaue, renowned author of Harpacrown; a book receiving rave reviews at the last Blackpool Magic Convention. Look it up and you will find nothi [read more...]

  • Mon
    28
    May
    2018

    James Went - Under Water

    James Went's academic prowess and technical skills in the theatre of magic are rarely countered. With an enviable CV that lists not only television a [read more...]

  • Mon
    11
    Jun
    2018

    The AGM...
    Every club needs one. It's not big, it's not clever, it's not always a great deal of fun... but without it we wouldn't have a magic club! S [read more...]

  • Mon
    18
    Jun
    2018

    Think is a professional close up magician from Belgium, specialising in card magic. Having only shared his magic with a select few people until now.

    T [read more...]

  • Mon
    25
    Jun
    2018

    Go on... try to tell us you don't know what THIS night is all about... 😉

    Based on the television show format, this should be a great night for some g [read more...]

  • Mon
    09
    Jul
    2018

    Like it says up there... Tonight is all about entertaining the little ones. Maybe the slightly larger and medium sized ones, and perhaps managing the [read more...]

  • Mon
    23
    Jul
    2018

    We thought it might be time to just chill for a bit before our summer break (no meetings in August) so bring your flip-flops, friends, family and perh [read more...]

  • Mon
    13
    Aug
    2018

    CMS is off the radar for the month of August. See you in September!

  • Mon
    27
    Aug
    2018

    CMS is off the radar for the month of August. See you in September!

  • Mon
    10
    Sep
    2018

    Come along for a great fun night around Cardiff Bay on our very first treasure hunt! You'll be on the hunt for clues and collecting points by carrying [read more...]

  • Mon
    24
    Sep
    2018
    8:00 pm

    A practical night of practice... working in groups we'll workshop various things such as mentalism, elastic bands, performance presentation, and more [read more...]

  • Mon
    08
    Oct
    2018
    8:00 pm

    Just like it says on the tin. Or the glass. Or, the jar... The bottle? You get the gist...

    Tonight we'll be working with magic based on or used in bar [read more...]

  • Mon
    22
    Oct
    2018
    8:00 pm

    Got something you're working on? An idea floating around? Fine tuning? Roughing out? Tonight's the night for coming together to bounce thoughts and id [read more...]

  • Mon
    12
    Nov
    2018
    8:00 pm

    Roll up! Roll up! Takes yer chances, win a prize!
    Well, not so sure about the prize bit but...

    Bring along a prop or trick - basically a thing of magi [read more...]

  • Mon
    26
    Nov
    2018
    8:00 pm

    Tonight's format not decided yet; please come back soon!

  • Mon
    10
    Dec
    2018

    For the magnificent 16th year, the now world famous 'Alan Jackson Magical Quiz' comes around again; a great fun annual event that we urge you to come [read more...]

  • Fri
    21
    Dec
    2018
    8:00 pm

    We're planning on going out on the town tonight. With Christmas almost upon us we're heading into Cardiff for a bit of a get together and some food at [read more...]

  • Mon
    14
    Jan
    2019

    So this is a night dedicated to magic without... umm... props! You can't get much more impromptu than that, let it be said.

    See you there for what pro [read more...]

  • Mon
    28
    Jan
    2019

    Ok ok, just for tonight, we won't be confiscating your portable typewriters and asking you switch your pigeons off. The world of technology is having [read more...]

  • Mon
    11
    Feb
    2019

    They're small, colourful, squidgy, and marvellously magical in (and out of) the right hands. It's play time!

  • Tue
    19
    Feb
    2019
    7:00 pmThe Small Space, Island Road, Barry

    We are very pleased to be able to add an extra date to our calendar, and to be working with The Small Space in Barry to bring you this special event.
    [read more...]

  • Mon
    25
    Feb
    2019

    Basic Palming

    As part of - we hope - a series of evenings dedicated to the basic principles and techniques of the conjuring arts, this evening we will [read more...]

  • Mon
    11
    Mar
    2019

    When Magic Goes Wrong...

    A fun night beckons; based loosely on a popular televised entertainment format that of course we aren't allowed to copy, we h [read more...]

  • Mon
    25
    Mar
    2019

    Cardiff magic society are happy to announce "The first bespoke lecture" by Wales' finest, Phil Jay; this lecture is structured around any performance [read more...]

  • Mon
    08
    Apr
    2019

    Our Alan will be showing us more of his "Cool stuff"; he has an amazing collection of unusual magic and puzzles, and the last time we did this it was [read more...]

  • Mon
    22
    Apr
    2019

    As it's Easter, we have moved our meeting on a week. See next calendar listing.

  • Mon
    29
    Apr
    2019

    As April 22nd is Easter and as April has five Mondays this year, we decided to shift the second meeting of the month to the 29th. And so...

    We thought [read more...]

  • Mon
    13
    May
    2019

    The time comes around every year now when we gather all our 'magic drawer treasures' and those things lurking in the attic, in a bid to make some spac [read more...]

  • Mon
    27
    May
    2019

    As this is a bank holiday we aren't holding a meeting, but there may be some sort of casual socialising in a local hostelry. Please refer to Facebook [read more...]

  • Mon
    10
    Jun
    2019

    Tonight... Ditching!

    Whether it be for clean-up or for later effect, ditching is very useful tool in any magician's skill-set. This could be a fun nig [read more...]

  • Mon
    24
    Jun
    2019

    The AGM...
    Every club needs one. It's not big, it's not clever (actually it is a BIT clever), and it's not always a great deal of fun... but without i [read more...]

  • Mon
    08
    Jul
    2019

    One of our esteemed ex-members - Jamie Williams - has asked us if we would guinea pig his new lecture, so we said "Yes!". With some new effects in the [read more...]

  • Mon
    22
    Jul
    2019

    Like it says on the tin. Or up there in the title anyway... This is a casual night for socialising; a bit of a jam perhaps and a chill as we cope in t [read more...]

  • Mon
    12
    Aug
    2019

    We always close shop for August, so no meeting tonight.

  • Mon
    26
    Aug
    2019

    We always close shop for August, so no meeting tonight.

  • Mon
    09
    Sep
    2019

    For the magnificent 17th year, the now world famous 'Alan Jackson Magical Quiz' comes around again; a great fun annual event that we urge you to come [read more...]

  • Mon
    23
    Sep
    2019

    Hosted by our very own Russell Wells and Steve Sanders, both with a great many years experience in the industry, this meeting will delve into the worl [read more...]

  • Mon
    14
    Oct
    2019

    Deets coming soon

  • Mon
    28
    Oct
    2019

    Now THIS will be a good night...

    There are various interpretations of the phrase 'magician fooler’...

    Magic dealers often use the phrase as the highes [read more...]

  • Mon
    11
    Nov
    2019

    PLEASE NOTE THIS MEETING TO BE PRECEDED BY A SPECIAL GENERA MEETING (MEMBERS ONLY)

    So you want to break a lock? Tonight's the night. For scrupulous pu [read more...]

  • This meeting is for MEMBERS ONLY but as it will be a small part of a full evening of usual club activity, visiting magicians will be welcome to attend [read more...]

  • Mon
    25
    Nov
    2019

    This evening will be hosted by our very own Lord Harri Harrington's hat and everything beneath it, including a chair.

    Although perhaps not particularl [read more...]

  • Mon
    09
    Dec
    2019

    Time to wind down before Christmas, let's have us a casual evening of various workshoppy sessions, and a bit of a social. Chill time...

  • Mon
    13
    Jan
    2020

    Acme Cigar Dash

    WARNING: FUN NIGHT AHEAD

    This is an informal competition or quiz based the well-known games of Pictionary and Articulate.
    A word is se [read more...]

  • Mon
    27
    Jan
    2020

    Adam Cooper, Magician

    A specialist in close up magic at weddings, Adam Cooper is adept at his craft and is beginning to release some of his work to the magic community. Hi [read more...]

  • Mon
    10
    Feb
    2020

    Sounds official doesn't it? It isn't really... We'd just like a bit of a brainstorm among members about 'things to do'. So... come along and tell us w [read more...]

  • Mon
    24
    Feb
    2020

    Here's a treat! Our very own Alan Jackson will tonight, ladies and gentlemen, be giving a lecture on 'Number Magic'.

    Don't fret though if you're not t [read more...]

  • Mon
    09
    Mar
    2020

    Don't worry, this isn't an evening dedicated to adjusting your views on the world... Tonight we look at magical 'switches'; at how, when, and why they [read more...]

  • Mon
    16
    Mar
    2020
    Fri
    31
    Jul
    2020

    Our news article dated 16 March 2020:

    In the current and developing situation regarding COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) we have mad [read more...]

  • Tue
    24
    Nov
    2020
    8:00 pmZoom

    Greetings to all Wizards and witches! After a long break we are finally back! We're going to host our meetings on Zoom for a while now, and are kickin [read more...]

  • Tue
    01
    Dec
    2020
    8:00 pmZoom

    The AGM...
    Every club needs one. It's not big, it's not clever (actually it is a BIT clever), and it's not always a great deal of fun... but without [read more...]

  • Tue
    08
    Dec
    2020
    8:00 pmZoom

    Wow! 18 years this year for the now world famous 'Alan Jackson Magical Quiz'; a great fun annual event that we urge you to join in with. If you haven [read more...]

  • Tue
    15
    Dec
    2020
    8:00 pmZoom

    Gather 'round folks, it's a rare treat we have for you tonight. Read on, we urge you, read on...

    Real Workers Joel & Andrew

    Joel Dickinson & Andrew Dean, together known as the [read more...]

  • Tue
    22
    Dec
    2020
    8:00 pmZoom

    Mystery Q&A

    Now THIS is going to be one to NOT MISS! A sure-fire attention grabber, we are delighted to be offering this opportunity, and are REALLY looking forw [read more...]

  • Tue
    29
    Dec
    2020
    8:00 pmZoom

    Just like the BBC television program*...

    What's your pet magic trick or performance hate? Can you get it consigned to Room 101? Come along and give i [read more...]

  • Tue
    05
    Jan
    2021
    8:00 pmZoom

    Pull up a chair, Harri's got something for you...

    The Elementary Lecture takes a step into our very own Lord Harri's creativeness… Full of commercial [read more...]

  • Tue
    12
    Jan
    2021
    8:00 pmZoom

    If we didn't see you at the lecture on Jan 5th... HAPPY NEW YEAR! We sincerely hope your 2021 is WAY better than 2020 was for most.

    So let's get toget [read more...]

  • Tue
    19
    Jan
    2021
    8:00 pmZoom

    Picture this: No cards... No TT... No close up case... What do you do? What is in your wallet!? Share and show us what ideas or tricks you have on you [read more...]

  • Tue
    26
    Jan
    2021
    8:00 pmZoom

    Card gaffs... Tonight we delve into the craft of card crafts, and will be making some cards that you will not only have fun with but will improve your [read more...]

  • Tue
    02
    Feb
    2021
    8:00 pmZoom

    Tonight we will have Ace Magic Studio take over CMS!

    Performing and showing us some of their in house creations... some proper eye candy, mind blowing [read more...]

  • Tue
    09
    Feb
    2021
    8:00 pmZoom

    Have you ever wondered what hidden stories we all have? What rik used to do before he was a magician, why Russell walks on stilts, why Dave won't chan [read more...]

  • Tue
    16
    Feb
    2021
    8:00 pmZoom

    Steve Faulkner is not only a magician, but a motivational speaker. He has delivered hundreds of talks for big corporate clients and helped the attende [read more...]

  • Tue
    23
    Feb
    2021
    8:00 pmZoom
    Mark James has worked professionally for over a decade, on land and at sea in over 40 countries worldwide.
    He combines expert sleight of hand magic wi [read more...]
  • Tue
    02
    Mar
    2021
    8:00 pmZoom
    Tonight is a little history lesson all about the Cardiff Magic Society.
    Learn when it was founded, the famous magicians that visited and some of the [read more...]
  • Tue
    09
    Mar
    2021
    8:00 pmZoom
    Tonight, magic related virtual games starting with a little quiz, a "magic off", virtual treasure hunt, and more. This night will be packed with fun a [read more...]
  • Tue
    23
    Mar
    2021
    8:00 pmZoom
    James Went... with a BAFTA award under his belt and a close working relationship with the likes of Derren Brown, here lies a mind full of interesting [read more...]