Joel Howlett gave a Magic Lecture to the magicians. It is a long time since the club has hosted a magic lecture. Beforehand, Joel had said “The lecture will include a variety of material including close up, stand up and even routines that can be used for kids - I am aiming to cater to a wide variety of the members interests...........”
He started by coming on stage with a rose in his hand, then plucking off a petal, he threw this in the air and it changed in the air into a red silk handkerchief..
From this red silk handkerchief, he made a large coin appear suddenly. The coin was at least 4 cm across. The coin then multiplied until he was holding three of them. We asked ourselves, “How did he produce such large coins ?”
Joel showed us three Australian coins, and emptied them into a wine glass. The wime glass was sitting on the table in front of us all. When he very openly tipped the wine glass into a spectator’s hand, the coins had changed into one large Chinese coin.
Next Joel did an effect called “Confabulation”, in which he asked a member of the audience where they would like to go on a holiday, another member how much they would spend and another who they would travel with.
Then, he tore open a sealed envelope to reveal the exact information provided by the audience members correctly written down – giving us the impression that he had telepathically received our brain waves.
Joel did a card trick. He displayed about ten cards fanned face up and asked a spectator to choose one. This card he placed face up on the deck, and then expressed surprise that the card chosen was the only red-backed one in the group – and he showed us this was true. The other nine cards were all blue backed. Your reporter’s mouth fell open in surprise at this revelation !
These are only some of the powerful items that were featured in this excellent lecture, and all was explained in detail, with lecture notes. You needed to be there !!