05 Jul 2013
Only a handful of members (18) turned up to our December meeting, our members show night; but those who did had an entertaining evening.
Stevie B started off the show with his new, revised, version of the 6 card repeat - the 7 card repeat! However he soon abandoned this for a torn & restored Telegraph & Argus, before he found a volunteer in the audience by means of having a paper ball thrown around. His volunteer turned out to be Anne Manning. Stevie reckoned her height was about 5'6" or 66". When he unwound his tape measure he found a cross against 66". IIEPEPI led into a block on cord story, before finishing with changing black rings to coloured ones and back to black. An usual effervescent Stevie B performance trying out some new material.
Joe Manning turned two aces held in Stevie's hand into two kings.
Steve Gore demonstrated his juggling prowess with 3 balls, then 4 balls; clubs; chicken and eggs; and finally the Diablo. Finishing on two Diablo's, Steve had once again showed his skill and versatility.
Darren Borsos debuted in performing by having a card chosen by a volunteer and, without knowing the card, searched through the pack to find it.
Joe King, who it was nice to see back in action after his knee operation, performed a rope trick with 3 pieces of rope.
Stevie B then reappeared to show an item he had acquired. He threaded some string through a bobbin, pushed a needle through the bobbin and when he pulled it out, the string was threaded onto the bobbin.
Charles Boyd showed his version of unequal ropes and a very good version of cards across done with skill.
Colin Gough had another rope routine with 4 ends. We managed to see two versions of this as Colin got his routines mixed up!
Ross Risdon closed the show with a routine which he did wholly in rhyme. Starting with 6 card repeat he threw away 3 cards then 2, but decided that he couldn't continue as this was Stevie B's routine, whereby the card in his hand was shown to have a picture of Stevie B thereon. Melvyn signed a card, which Ross held against a wand. The card turned and rolled along the wand. Finally the show ended with Ross performing a colour changing silk routine.
Melvyn thanked all the performers who received a very good round of applause form the audience.