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"The History of Mystery" Lecture

John Southgate is an experienced magician, having been admitted to the exclusive Inner Magic Circle in the 1960’s.

Assisted by his wife Sylvia, magic has been good to the Southgates, giving them the opportunity to meet and entertain people from all walks of life in many countries. They are equally at home in a theatre, at a small private party, aboard a cruise ship and even on a moving train in Australia!
Drawing from this experience and his interest in the history of the conjuror’s art, John devised a lecture entitled “The History of Mystery.? It is a very light-hearted look at how this form of entertainment has developed over many years and is interspersed with amusing anecdotes and practical demonstrations of various types of tricks and illusions. Questions from the audience are very much encouraged and a brief look at the famous Magic Circle is usually included.

The lecture has been successfully presented to many organisations, including Rotary, Inner Wheel, Townswomen’s Guild, W. I., Probus and youth groups.