MENU
DateEvent
28 June 2018THE ARTS SOCIETY GOLDEN JUBILEE
11 December 2017Christmas Coffee Morning

Click on a row and scroll to display more details

THE ARTS SOCIETY GOLDEN JUBILEE
Thursday 28 June 2018

To celebrate THE ARTS SOCIETY GOLDEN JUBILEE

The Steyning branch is holding a magical event with BERTIE PEARCE

Thursday 28th June 7.30pm

BERTIE IS A BORN ENTERTAINER AND A MEMBER OF THE INNER MAGIC CIRCLE.

His shows are remembered years afterwards for all the right reasons.

Dazzling close up magic.

Original and waggish cabaret.

Hilarious audience participation.

​From the beginning of time the fascination with magic and the impossible has been widespread. Egypt was the cradle of magic. Sorcerer Priests used scientific principles to create illusions for the edification of worship and to hold power over the people. Where there was POWER there was MAGIC.Then there is the age-old skill of sleight of hand, which proves that 'the hand is quicker than the eye'. Magicians were known as 'Jongleurs' lest they be sentenced to death for witchcraft.

​With the emergence of the Music Hall, magic gained a new rewspectability and audiences flocked in their thousands to watch the extraordinary feats of the Great Illusionists. This gave birth to the legendary tricks such as pulling a rabbit out of a hat and sawing a lady in half. Yet if a magician guarded their secrets with their lives, how was the Magic Circle formed?

​Even today, in our super technical age of ipods and broadband, the wonder and surprise of magic is still as popular as ever. Wonder Workers and the Art of Illusion is a whislle stop tour of the history of mystery from 3000bc to the 21st century.

To be held at Steyning Grammar School

Tickets on sale 12th March £10.00