02 Aug 2013
Well an enjoyable 2005 is behind us though to help us on our way into 2006, we did have an enjoyable evening at the 'December' meeting held on the last Friday of November. There were unfortunately only three people taking part in the show (but then we're used to it aren't we - no choice really) so I had an idea based on something that used to be held a few years ago, a one trick parade. The basic idea is that just because people weren't taking part in the show as such, as magicians, they should at least be able to perform something even if it's one trick.
Those who weren't in the show indeed took the proverbial bull by the horns and had a go, which made for a nice little break between the actual acts. I was particularly pleased for Darren Borsos who despite being caught off guard and being a bit apprehensive had a go and I hope thoroughly enjoyed himself. I know those who took part with full acts certainly did. There may be a few more One Trick Parades crop up as and where necessary but I'm sure you'll all rise to the challenge, should it arise. Otherwise, while you tell people that you are a member of Bradford Magic Circle, should you really be telling them you're a magician? Anyway thanks must go to firstly the one trick paraders; Brian Waite, Darren Borsos, Charles Boyd and Colin Gough and the shows turns, Steve Gore and Ross Risdon. What I was looking forward to was Ross's act, which I'd heard was going to be in rhyme for the most part. The Six Card Repeat climax was very funny!
There no doubt will be an actual report elsewhere in the Billet.
So to close I thought I'd leave you with a rhyme of my own. I often compose nonsense verses for my own amusement although I've never used rhyme in patter acts.
So thanks for reading, sit back, relax and enjoy the following.
The Bradford Magic Circle Committee.
The BMC committee's a curious sight,
With members who working, day and night,
Striving to make meetings right,
To bring the members great delight.
But just who are these people who,
Run the Circle for all of you,
And do the strange things that they do,
Some with the help of a stooge of two!
Our President, Melvyn with one month to go,
Has done a fine job, as you know,
Wearing his chain at many a show,
And filled with pride gave off a glow.
Henry will soon take on the role,
Of President for a year or so,
And as such will strive to his goal,
To keep the Circle safe and whole.
To assist these Presidents whether past or present,
Is the officer in charge of entertainment,
Ivan, while Stevie who runs roadshows,
And 'encourages' members to have a go!
Behind the money and magazine,
Is Treasurer and Editor Keith, who's keen,
To save some money for a rainy day,
So if black times lay ahead, the Circle can stay.
The library books, CD's and such,
Are looked after by Paul and there's not much,
These books and so forth do not touch,
With a wealth of magic at which to clutch.
Flying the BMC flag high online,
Has been Alec (Alex) who in his time,
Has made our web site look so fine,
It warrants mention in this rhyme.
The Publicity Officer at Dale Croft Rise,
Assists in Welfare, and lullaby's,
Just who I mean, you'll know I'm sure,
It's Steve, Victoria and Deanna Gore.
The last two people to talk about,
Work in the back and don't wave and shout,
But they'll do their chores, when they're there each night,
They're Jonty Harris and Peter Wright.
So there it is, the committee,
Who work on behalf of the BMC,
So spare a thought when you watch the shows,
And lecturers and remember those,
Who arrange them all for your enjoyment,
And hope you don't find disappointment,
One final thought I thought I'd share,
Is if you find you've time to spare,
You may wish to join the committee,
And why we did, you soon would see,
So a fond farewell from the Secretary,
Who for this rhyme is tall dark and hairy!
Thanks for seeing this to the end,
From Stevie B. to all my friends.