The International Brotherhood of Magicians British Ring No.25
80th Annual Convention: Buxton

8th – 11th September 2016


Convention Programme: Buxton 2016


Full programme for the IBM British Ring 80th Annual Convention, running from the 8th - 11th September 2016.


If you are in Buxton by Wednesday 7th September then from 7.30 pm at the Palace Hotel you are invited to meet and greet old friends, make new ones and have a drink or two. Registrations may also be collected on this occasion.

PAC = Pavilion Arts Centre

OHT = Opera House Theatre

TPH = The Palace Hotel

THURSDAY 8th September
PAC 10.00 - 17.30 hrs Registration desk open
PAC 10.30 - 17.30 hrs Exhibitors open
PAC 14.00 - 14.20 hrs Official Opening Ceremony
PAC 14.30 - 15.30 hrs Opening Show with Special Guests Norvil and Josephine
PAC 16.00 - 17.00 hrs Star Lecture by Quentin Reynolds ‘Putting the Magic into Children’s Magic’
PAC 19.15 - 20.15 hrs Ali Bongo Micro Marathon (this will be held in the Arts Centre restaurant)
PAC 20.30 - 22.30 hrs The Northern Magic Circle Show compèred by Brian Lead

FRIDAY 9th September
PAC 09.00 - 17.30 hrs Registration desk open
OHT 09.15 - 10.00 hrs A.G.M.
PAC 10.00 - 17.30 hrs Exhibitors open
OHT 10.15 - 11.15 hrs The Jeffery Atkins Memorial Lecture by Quentin Reynolds ‘Building a Presentation’
OHT 11.30 - 13.00 hrs History of Mystery presented by Eddie Dawes with Roy Field and Paul Freeman
PAC 13.15 - 14.00 hrs Balloon Workshop by Snaggers ‘Hats from Simple to Sophisticated’
PAC 14.15 - 15.15 Star Lecture by Oscar Munoz ‘Old Magic made New Again’
PAC 15.20 - 16.20 hrs Star Lecture by Paul Stone ‘Thinking out of the box’
PAC 16.30 - 17.30 hrs Star Lecture by Kyle Marlett ‘Colouring outside the lines’
TPH 18.30 - 21.00 hrs Convention Gala Dinner
OHT 20.00 hrs Nostalgia by Bob and Sue Hamilton
OHT 21.30 hrs Awards followed by The Late Gala with Paul Ray, Quentin Reynolds, Tim Bat and Keith Fields

SATURDAY 10th September
PAC 09.00 - 17.30 hrs Registration desk open
PAC 09.00 - 17.30 hrs Exhibitors open
PAC 10.00 - 11.00 hrs Star Lecture by Andi Gladwin ‘It does what it says on the tin’
OHT 10.30 - 12.00 hrs Sooty and Friends Magic Show, with Richard Cadell, Dion van Rijt, Tim Bat, and Mel Harvey. Outside entertainment will be provided by Pam Cooper and Snaggers. (Tickets from the Box Office)
PAC 11.30 - 12.30 hrs Star Lecture by Keith Fields ‘An alien of extraordinary ability’
PAC 12.30 - 12.45 Exhibitor’s Showcase
PAC 14.00 - 15.30 hrs International Close Up; Michael Carr introduces:- Keith Fields, Kyle Marlett, Andi Gladwin, Oscar Munoz and Chuck Arkin.
PAC 16.00 - 1730 hrs Grand Auction with auctioneer Mel Harvey
OHT 19.30 - 22.00 hrs International Stars of Magic and Variety featuring The Zoe Pennington Dancers (UK) Paul Stone (USA) Oliver Tabor (UK) Visualize (UK) Alana (Germany) John Archer (UK) Double Fantasy (Ukraine) Dion van Rijt (Holland) David Kaplan (USA) Eduardo Galeano (Spain) Veres Illusions (Hungary)

SUNDAY 11th September 2016
TPH 09.45 - 10.15 hrs Convention Service
TPH 10.30 - 11.30 hrs Star Lecture David Kaplan ‘Tips, tricks and stunts’
TPH 11.45 - 13.00 hrs The Magic Formula ‘What is it? Who has it? How can you get it?’ by Paul Stone
TPH 13.30 - 14.30 hrs Stars of the Future presented by The Magic Circle Young Magicians Club and introduced by their Chairman Kevin Doig
TPH 15.00 hrs Installation of your new president Clive Moore


Geoffrey Newton, Public Relations Officer, August 2016