Glittering Magic Event
The Magic Circle Awards Banquet 2007
Saturday, November 17th, 2007
Holiday Inn, Bloomsbury, London
Reported by Jack Delvin

An undoubted jewel in the crown of The Magic Circle is the Annual Awards Banquet. This year’s event proved to be a whole crownful of jewels.

It was a glittering night of wining, dining, dancing, close-up and cabaret magic, plus the Awards Ceremony itself.

Some twenty of The Magic Circle’s finest visited the tables to delight the guests with tip-top magic right under their noses.

The all-star cabaret boasted no less than the hilariously quirky Richard McDougal, complete with goose, the tremendous illusions of Martyn James and Co, and the fabulous Royal Command Performance magical quick-change act of David and Dania.

Guests of honour were Paul Daniels with Debbie McGee, and Jeremy Beadle.

The Magic Circle Awards for 2007 were presented as follows:

Devant Award for services to international magic went to Paul Daniels

Maskelyne Award for services to UK magic to Mark Raffles

J N Maskelyne Prize for literature to Matt Field

Carlton Award for comedy to Mandy Muden

Cecil Lyle Award for best trick in the Magic Circular to Mike O'Brien

Silver Wands to David Ball and Bob Hamilton for services to The Magic Circle

The Magic Circle Annual Awards Ceremony took place at The Holiday Inn, London, WC1 where the ambiance, the service, and the food were perfect.


© Jack Delvin, November 2007