Bafta-nominated comedy magicians Barry and Stuart are bringing their weirdly wonderful, laughter inducing and awe-inspiring magic show to Ireland for the first time for a series of FREE live shows courtesy of 48, the mobile network for 18 to 22 year olds. The ‘Unlock with 48’ magic and illusion tour will see the creepy, cool and hilariously funny Scottish duo perform a number of free gigs in Dublin and Cork to celebrate the launch of the 48 Unlock Guide.
Until now, switching from one mobile provider to another has been hard work mostly due to the need to unlock your handset. If you are not a techie the idea of unlocking a phone might seem really difficult. The new 48 Unlock Guide, however, offers free and impartial advice to help you unlock your phone without the headache.
Inspired by the 48 Unlock Guide, Barry and Stuart will challenge Irish audiences to unlock their minds and enter the mysterious world of magic as part of their Unlock with 48 tour. Until now, the Scottish pair are probably best known for their involvement in the BBC TV show The Magicians, along with their boundary-pushing The Magic of Jesus and Tricks from the Bible show. Most recently, the duo were on TV screens with their latest series The Happenings where they went undercover in towns in the UK and USA to convince residents that strange, unexplained phenomena were happening in their towns.
Looking forward to their exclusive gigs with 48, Barry said: “We are so excited to be coming to Ireland for the first time; Irish audiences are among the best in the world and we have wanted to perform over here for a long time. We jumped at the chance to work with youth brand 48 to create something new and different. Just like 48, Stuart and I love to push the boundaries and we have our craziest combination of comedy and magic planned for our Unlock shows. It’s not to be missed!”
Aoife McGuigan, Brand Marketing Manager at 48 said: “At 48 we’re pretty excited to bring Barry and Stuart to Ireland for the first time to perform for Irish 18 to 22 year olds. We are huge fans of the guys and know that even the biggest skeptics who come along to their shows will be blown away. We know that unlocking a phone can be difficult if you don’t know how, which is why we created the 48 Unlock Guide to make freeing your phone easier. While Barry and Stuart will show people how easy it is to unlock your mind, we have everything else they need to unlock their phone!”
See below list of times and venues for Barry and Stuart Unlock with 48 tour:
Wednesday 26th February, 1pm, The Common Room Stage, DIT, Bolton Street
Wednesday 26th February, 3pm, The Hub, DCU
Thursday 27th February, 5pm, The Old College Bar, UCC
Thursday 27th February, 10pm, Havana Browns, Cork
For more information on how to unlock your handset, and information on Barry and Stuart Unlock with 48 tour visit www.48months.ie/unlock. You can also check 48 out on Facebook/GoConquer or Twitter @48GoConquer.
The SBM are proud to present a lecture by world renowned mathematician and magician, Dr. Arthur Benjamin. The Lecture will take place on Tuesday June 25th, and is really one of those special lectures that you cannot afford to miss.
Lecture Price - €10 for SBM Members, €15 for Non Members.
"Dr. Arthur Benjamin is both a professor of mathematics and a magician. He has combined his two loves to create a dynamic presentation called "Mathemagics," suitable for all audiences, where he demonstrates and explains his secrets for performing rapid mental calculations faster than a calculator. He has presented his high energy talk for thousands of groups throughout the world.
Dr. Benjamin has appeared on many television and radio programs, including: The Today Show, CNN, The Colbert Report, and National Public Radio. He has been profiled in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Scientific American, Discover Magazine, Omni Magazine, Esquire Magazine, People Magazine, Wired and Reader's Digest.
Dr. Benjamin received a standing ovation when he presented part of his show at the TED 2005 meeting. Since the talk went online, it has been viewed over four million times. Reader's Digest calls him "America's Best Math Whiz".
On the 29th of May, Magician and professional magic instructor, Tyler Erickson will be giving a lecture. For those of you who may not know who he is, heres a little piece about him.
"Tyler started magic at the age of 15 by reading books from the library. Quickly realizing he had no interest in fake boxes and hidden mirrors, he became drawn toward things that could be done with ordinary and unprepared objects. (Which, coincidentally, is significantly cheaper than having to buy fake boxes and hidden mirrors.)"
"In addition to his busy performing schedule, Tyler is also a Professional Magic Instructor, operating out of the Twin Cities Magic and Costume shop in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He has a large student following, many of whom are full-time professional magicians. Tyler has designed custom illusions, and even full shows, for other entertainers. He’s also been a consultant for magic on Television."
This will be a great lecture and im sure everyone will pic something up from this lecture that they can add to their own performances.. Hope to see everyone there
On Thursday, May 9th 2013, the SBM will be honored to John Pye - Interenational President of the IBM, visit the club. John is a long time friend of the Irish magic community, and it will be our pleasure to welcome him to Cork as President of the IBM.
Here's a little background on John and his iinterest in Magic:-
The Ulster Society of Magicians is pleased to announce this year’s Irish IBM convention will be held in the Stunning city of Belfast. The convention will run 3rd, 4th and 5th of May 2013, and will be hosted in the four star Ramada Plaza.
All details for the convention can be found on the webpage http://www.magic2013.co.uk/.
Judging by the lineup, its an event thats not to be missed.
The Book of Bankable Bar Betchas, Brain Bogglers, Belly Busters & Bewitchery: Volume Three by Diamond Jim Tyler is due out June of 2013. Expect the same classy style pocket-sized book. It contains 75 effects with over 100 illustrations and is bound in green faux leather, with silver gilt edges, silver foiled stamping and has a ribbon marker. The foreword of the book is by Mac King. The book will be sold exclusively at www.diamond-jim.com/originals for $19.95.
Diamond Jim has kindly given us permission to publish a hand full of effects that can be found in his new book. We will be featuring an effect of two every month in the Blog so keep your eyes peeled on the site and your emails as there is some gems to be found in this book .