Wednesday, 11th December
Wonder Workers and the Art of Illusion
We will be given a whistle stop tour of the history of mystery from 3000BC to the 21st century. From Egypt the cradle of magic to the Music Hall, and now the Harry Potter craze. The Great Illusionists gave birth to legendary tricks such as sawing a lady in half. If magicians guarded their secrets how was the Magic Circle formed? – Home to 10.000secrets, be careful you may be amazed and bewitched.
Bertie Pearce is a member of the Inner Magic Circle, with Gold star. He has written articles for newspapers and magazines on entertainment and theatre. Past experiences include lecturing and performing on cruise ships, and to U3A, historical societies, festivals, schools and colleges.