The Robert Harbin Centenary Celebration at the Magic Circle in London

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 11/21/08 09:52 PM

Celebrate the life of one of Britains greatest magicians

The Robert Harbin Centenary Celebration


This special and unique event will be held at The Centre for the Magic Arts on Sunday 15th February 2009, followed on Monday 16th February 2009 by the unveiling of the Harbin blue plaque and a superb silver service luncheon in The Devant Room.

The programme for Sunday 15th February:

Jim Steinmeyer MIMC: Robert Harbin and the Polemics of Illusion.
A discussion on Harbins influence on illusions, his insights and inspirations for modern performers

Mike Caveney MIMC: The American Zig-Zag Scandal. The complete story that became the catalyst that prompted Bob to write the highly regarded Magic of Robert Harbin.

John Gaughan MIMC: The Blades of Opah. John will discuss the history of one of Bobs early inventions.

Steve Biddle AIMC and Megumi: Harbin: A Pioneer of Origami. Steve and Megumi will talk about Bobs outstanding contribution to the world of Origami.

John Fisher MIMC: The Television Wizard. A celebration on film and video of Harbin the performer including previously unseen footage of Harbin spanning fifty years. With special guest Geoffrey Durham MIMC.

There will be an exhibition of Harbin related items, some never seen before, and a surprise appearance of long-time Harbin friend Rolf Harris CBE is planned.

Registration fee for Sunday 15th February, to include morning coffee, hot buffet lunch with wine, afternoon tea and a programme, is just 60.00. Monday 16th February including the plaque unveiling and special luncheon with wine is 55.00.

You can register for one or both days, but hurry as tickets are strictly limited.

Call the Box Office on 020 7387 2222 (with credit card details) or write to Box Office, CMA, 12 Stephenbson Way, London NW1 2HD.

Enquiries to: cma@themagiccircle.co.uk
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