Lecture Details

MARK LEVERIDGE LECTURES

  

Below you will find full details of all the evenings currently on offer to magic societies and convention organisers. The prices quoted are for UK lectures only. Overseas society secretaries or convention organisers should call for details of prices and conditions. Please call or E-mail for availability of dates.

THE LECTURE / DEM EVENING

For many magic clubs the most appealing type of evening from a visiting lecturer is one which combines a proper lecture followed by some dealer items performed and then made available for sale. This is exactly what is offered with the lecture/dem titles below. Here are the details.


  

GOING WALKABOUT

How to cope doing magic at reception events

 

"I would like to thank you for an excellent evening. I was very pleased that we had a good turn out and everyone I have spoken to spoke very highly about your Going Walkabout lecture. Well done."
Paul Hayter, Portsmouth and District Magic Circle

Working without a table, completely surrounded, and to groups of spectators who may move, leave or join at any moment during a performance, is a challenging situation for the close up magician. In this brand new lecture I reveal a whole host of tips, techniques and ideas to make sure that you can rise to the challenge effectively. I will give advice born from experience on:

  • how to break into groups
  • how to command the attention of the spectators
  • how to manage the group effectively
  • how to cope without the use of any table
  • how to select the right tricks to carry
  • how to tailor material so that it can be worked surrounded
  • how to adapt to cramped or awkward venues
  • plus plenty more topics relevant to the walkabout magician

As well as giving my professional advice, I will also perform and explain a number of my routines which are ideal for walkabout magic making the Going Walkabout lecture of interest and value to everyone. With many years lecturing experience behind me, I always endeavour to deliver a fascinating and professionally presented evening which guarantees a good time for all those who attend.

The lecture part of the evening will normally last around 90 minutes. After a short break I will then present a dealer dem for approximately a further 30 minutes featuring some of my exclusive marketed products with the opportunity for the members to buy them before the close.

The fee for this lecture/dem evening is £150 plus overnight accommodation (where required) in a hotel plus petrol* (see below).


  

THE 'PICK AND MIX' LECTURE/DEM

Here is a unique concept in lecturing! Normally when you book a lecturer, it is he who decides which items you are going to see. This is fine if the selection of material happens to match the interests of the club members, but clearly not so good if too many of the items fall outside those areas of interest.

Now, for the first time, I am offering clubs the chance to see a lecture which contains effects which THEY choose! From a possible list of 20 varied routines, you can select up to 8 that you would like me to perform and explain. The list of effects comprises of 20 of my E-Routines, a set of tricks which has been collected from my many books and lecture notes. Some of these have been in lectures before, but many haven't. Virtually no specialist apparatus is required for any of the routines.

When you book the 'Pick and Mix' Lecture/Dem, you simply provide me with your selection of 8 routines from this list. You can either have the club committee or a single committee member of the club make the selection on behalf of the members, or you can print out the list and have the members make their own choices from which you then opt for the most popular selections. Either way it puts YOU in control and hopefully will provide an appropriate and entertaining evening.

To read a pdf document with details of the 20 routines available, click HERE.

The lecture part of the evening will normally last around 75 minutes. After a short break I will then present a dealer dem for approximately a further 30 minutes featuring some of my exclusive marketed products with the opportunity for the members to buy them before the close.

The fee for this lecture/dem evening is £150 plus overnight accommodation (where required) in a hotel plus petrol* (see below).


  

 

MARK LEVERIDGE MAGIC DEALER DEM

For those Societies who would like the chance to see a good proportion of the Mark Leveridge range demonstrated, the straight Dealer Dem evening is the option to choose. I will perform and talk about a whole variety of my marketed effects, this including close up, mental and children's items, thus giving members the chance to appraise individual tricks in a more relaxed manner than the more frantic conditions often experienced at Conventions! No explanations included, but all the magic is properly presented and provides an interesting and fun evening for all, with the opportunity to buy at leisure. The fee for this evening is £100 plus overnight accommodation (where required) in a hotel plus petrol* (see below).


Petrol Costs*

*Petrol expenses. This is charged at a rate of 12p per mile, so for instance, a 400 mile round trip would be charged at £48. Mark will be able to advise treasurers of the exact cost on arrival.