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  • 1 September 2020Literature/Talks/Walks

    Lecture on the Art of Illusion - Free Entry

    Drinks from 7pm, one-hour lecture at 8pm. Free entry. No ticket needed.

    This is a “Bring friends free” evening. Come along for a free lecture even if you don’t know anybody. We will make you very welcome.

    Description
    From the beginning of time the fascination with magic and the impossible has been widespread. Egypt was the cradle of magic. Sorcerer Priests used scientific principles to create illusions for the edification of worship and to hold power over the people. Where there was power there was magic. Then there is the age-old skill of sleight of hand, which proves that ‘the hand is quicker than the eye’. Magicians were known as ‘Jongleurs’ lest they be sentenced to death for ‘witchraft and conjuration’ under the edicts of Henry VIII.

    With the emergence of the Music Hall, Magic gained a new respectability and audiences flocked in their thousands to watch the extraordinary feats of The Great Illusionists. This gave birth to legendary tricks such as pulling a rabbit from a hat and sawing a lady in half. And if magicians guarded their secrets with their lives, how was the Magic Circle formed ? – Home to 10,000 secrets.

    Even Today in our super technical age of ipods and broadband, the wonder and surprise of magic are as popular as ever, not forgetting the Harry Potter craze.

    ‘Wonder Workers and the Art of Illusion’ is a whistle stop tour of the history of mystery from 3000 BC to the 21st century and be careful! – you might be amazed and bewitched.

    Profile
    Bertie Pearce read Drama at Manchester University and has a Diplome Internationale from the L’École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris. He is a member of the Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star. He lectures and performs on cruise ships and to U3A, historical societies, festivals, schools and colleges. He has also toured the world with a magic cabaret show and a one man show entitled All Aboard. He has written articles for newspapers and magazines on entertainment and theatre.

    The Arts Society Richmond event

  • 19 September 2020Visual Arts/Film

    Saturday Watercolour Workshops

    Saturday Watercolour Workshops: Saturday September 19  

    10.00am-4.00pm. Brush Up Your Watercolour Technique (1). 

    Made-to-measure one-day workshop led by experienced tutor 

    Pat Harvey at 21 Cranebrook, Manor Road TW2 5DJ, her 

    Twickenham riverside home. All abilities catered for. The aim: 

    for you to end the day with a painting you can be proud of!

    Suggested donation £45 (£10 reduction per class for three or

    more). Email patkayharvey@talktalk.net or call 020 3643 6227

    for details.

    Saturday Watercolour Workshops event

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