Jolly Roger wrote:However, it is not like the days at Chenies Mews, and the cameraderie seems to have vanished. The lecture is over, and most of the members seem to go straight off to bed! With a wonderful headquarters, I feel this is a real shame. What can be done to return the Magic Circle to it's heydey? Magic is more popular than ever, so what are we doing wrong? JR AIMC Silver Star.
I wish so much I could have been part of the Fred Robinson time there. Although as I understand it he spent the time in the pub over the road :)
It's good enough I was taught by one of Fred's only pupils I guess.
Anyway, it needs to be more like the Castle. Simple. The Castle is, to me, what a magic club should me like. Open to the public, but with a secret place for magicians to go. Showcasing the best magicians in the world. Providing a place for excellent magicians to hang out and share info and shoot the [censored].
On my first visit to the Castle I realised that they had it right. I was welcomed so much my the magicians there it felt like a second home! Now, I go about twice a year and there is always someone I know hanging out. It feels like Cheers. I walk in and people turn and go "Hi Damian".
The magic circle is a non-friendly, cliquey, fairly pointless place. The same people talk to the same people each week. Yes, obviously some people there are brilliant. When I used to go, about 8 years ago, I would always sit with the old boys as they had the best stories.
It is a beautiful building. The library and museum are great. But it just feels dead inside?
And only being open on a Monday? Sigh...