The 'Andi Gladwin' Lecture
Monday 4th June 2018 saw 'Andi Gladwin' visit the Middlesbrough Circle.
one of the co-founders of Vanishing Inc. online magic store, along with Joshua
Jay. We were very glad that he could find time in his performance schedule to
treat us to a card magic lecture.
opened with a vanishing watch, ring and £20 note in an envelope routine based
on a Tommy Wonder effect.
followed up with ‘Showdown’, a card effect where 4 Aces placed in a wine
glass changed into 4 Jacks.
performed a self-working card effect with 2 sleights! He had 2 spectators choose
cards from each other’s portion of the deck and a third spectator choose a
card from another portion of the deck. In less than five seconds, Andi revealed
two of the cards from the shuffled deck, the third being in his pocket. He
followed up with Aura which was another 3 chosen cards revealed effect.
completed the first half with his ‘Silent Movie’ card effect where both he
and a spectator found each other’s cards from a shuffled deck. This usually
involved a musical soundtrack.
second half, Andi talked about Edward G. Brown, a magician from the 1940’s. He
then showed us some of his magic starting with a gambling effect where poker
hands made up from five randomly stopped at cards were dealt into two wine
glasses and he ended up with a Royal Flush.
performed what he described as the ‘best card trick in the world’! This was
a very clean cards across effect.
showed five card moves in 5 minutes for the card experts, this was a comical
section of the night leading to all club members receiving a digital download
from Vanishing Inc. called Stop, Shuffle, Deal.
Power’ was the next effect with 6 spectators on stage and written instructions
in envelopes eliminated them from the stage until only one remained. This person
matched a prediction made at the start of the effect.
the night, Andi performed his ‘Magic Square’ where a random number was
chosen from a numbered deck of cards. He used a great board to display the
revealed answer and explained the multiple outs for presenting the effect.
night of magic, particularly if you are interested in card magic with a
relatively low level of skill required allowing you to concentrate on your
A few items were on sale on the night and many items were purchased. It was a great night !
Below is a photo of Andi Gladwin
Picture by MY
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