Hull Magicians' Circle have been donated a large collection of books and equipment from Michael Kerridge. Michael Harrop has catalogued the books and will be displaying them for purchase. The donor has agreed for the proceeds to be split between his chosen charity and the club.
After the interval a recording of the TV special 'Lost Magic Decoded' will be shown. Steve Cohen, who for many years has given performances of 'Chamber Magic' at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, is the principal performer and presenter of the show which was featured in a 16-page article in the January 2013 issue of Genii magazine.
To quote: "In his TV Special 'Lost Magic Decoded' Steve Cohen brought together a dream-team of magicians and magic historians - John Gaughan, Eddie Dawes, David Berglas, Bill Kalush, Peter Lamont, and Ken Klosterman - to explore and perform vintage magic tricks from years gone by. The two-hour special premiered on the History Channel on October 18th  and was viewed by an audience of 1.5 million nationwide."
Featured tricks include the Indian Rope Trick, The Bullet Catch, Robert-Houdin's Light and Heavy Chest and The Turk, Von Kemplelen's Chess-Playing automaton.