This is the schedule of upcoming events in The Society of Irish Magicians
Hi All members & Friends.
United Kingdom Family Entertainer of the Year Championships 2018
Attention all family entertainers in Ireland. Would you like the opportunity to be Irelands representative at the â€˜United Kingdom Family Entertainer of the Year Championships to be held on Saturday the 17th of February 2018 in the Opera House Theatre Blackpool as part of the worlds biggest magic convention. Last year the organisers of Blackpool Magic Festival decided to revamp what was formally known as the UK Childrens Entertainer of the Year competition by having regional heats to select the competitors for the event .Â This proved very successful and is set to continue this year so entertainers from all over Ireland can once again apply for a place in the forthcoming Irish heat. Performers from Ireland have in the past faire well with a first and third place in the old competition and last year Brian Daly was so impressive that he has been book to host and compere the final at the Blackpool festival next year. The Society of Irish Magicians has very kindly offered again this time to host this heat on Tuesday the 5th of September at their meeting at 8pm in the Academy Plaza Hotel, Findlater Place, Dublin 1 (Just off O Connell Street).
Places for the heat will be strictly limited and all applications must be in by Friday the 28th of July 2017. The co-ordinate for the Irish heat is Pat Fallon so all enquiries or applications should be directed to him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org Â
Applicants must have an entertaining act suitable to present on stage for duration of no less than ten minutes and longer than twelve minutes. Â The choice of material is entirely up to the performer but must be suitable for a family audience. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible and must include your full name, stage name (if any), contact information, including website address, details of your act and if possible links to You Tube performances. Â Only applicants who can be available (if successful) to travel to Blackpool at their own expense for the final on Saturday the 17th of February 2017 should apply.
All applicants will be notified by Monday the 31st of July 2017 if they have been successful in securing a place in the Irish heat and the names and running order will be posted on the SIM website and Facebook pages.
The winner of the Irish heat shall not have liberty to claim any title or promote themselves as anything other than the winner of the Irish heat of the United Kingdom Family Entertainer of the Year Championships. The prize for the winner of the heat is a complimentary Gold Card registration for the Blackpool Magic Festival 2018.
(Tuesday) 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Academy Plaza Hotel
10-14 Findlater Place, off Upper O\\\'Connell St, Dublin 1, Ireland