show via Zoom

Dates: 9, 16 & 30 August 2020
Time: 20:00-21:30
Location: online via Ashburton Arts Centre
Truth and DeceptionBelief and Incredulity
Secrecy and RevelationRegard and Distraction
Cooperation and ConflictHope and Gloom

Join Prof Brian Rappert in this highly interactive, online event that uses magic as a method for exploring how we act toward one another in everyday life, the workplace, politics and beyond.  We will ask how we can care for each other in these demanding times through the power of illusion.  Some of the bewitching will take place through your very hands!  The effects are all new, so feel free to join in the fun if you have been to one of Brian’s previous sessions at the Centre.

This is an online event, using Zoom. We’ve tried it out, and Zoom works really well for an intimate magic show like this. The minimum you need is a computer, or tablet that will run Zoom either as an app, or in a browser window. If it has a camera and microphone, then you’ll be able to take part around the ‘table’ just as if you were in the same room. If you’d like to really take part, then you can create a real, or virtual background that matches the magical theme…

You’ll need to have your own deck of 52 playing cards, preferably already sorted by suit. Please ‘arrive’ at 7.45pm to meet each other before the show starts at 8pm. Suggested age: 16 or over.

To book, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and you’ll receive:

  1. The Zoom meeting invitation
  2. Ways to pay a suggested donation of £5 or £8 or £10 for taking part.

All ticket receipts will be donated to the Arts Centre. If funds are low and you’d like a free ticket, email us and if there’s space available you’re welcome to come.