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Charles Dickens – Magician – Conjuring in Life, Letters and Literature

Wed 29th May 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm


You are invited to an Evening Celebration
At St Mary’s School, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 9LP
Doors open 6:15pm
The lecture will be followed by drinks and canapés until 8:30pm

Lecturer: Ian Keable

Gained a First Class degree from Oxford University in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, qualified as a Chartered Accountant and then became a professional magician. A Member of The Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star. He is currently performing a show about Charles Dickens, who was an amateur conjurer, called The Secret World of Charles Dickens. In 2014 published Charles Dickens Magician: Conjuring in Life, Letters & Literature


To download and print an appliction form click Application Form Evening Celebration May 2019

This Section Was Added After The Lecture

On May 29th, in the beautiful surroundings of St Mary’s School, Shaftesbury, we held our
annual Evening Celebration.
Designed to be a light hearted event, the evening started with a talk on Charles Dickens’s
interest in conjuring and magic tricks. After this, our speaker, Ian Keable, who is himself a
member of the Magic Circle, entertained us with several of the conjuring tricks Dickens himself
would have done. Our Chair, Sheila Williams, bravely risked her diamond ring in a disappearing
act. Thankfully the ring turned up safely inside a nest of small boxes!
The evening finished in the School’s lovely Blue Common Room, with delicious canapés and a
glass or two of wine.


Wed 29th May 2019
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
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St. Mary’s School
Shaftesbury, Dorset United Kingdom + Google Map


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