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The Barry Govan Lecture

August 2, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Redbrick Hotel
83 Annerley Rd
South Brisbane QLD 4101
The Barry Govan Lecture @ Redbrick Hotel | South Brisbane | Queensland | Australia

This lecture provides two hours of entertainment as Barry performs and explains in detail many new effects from his professional repertoire.

The lecture covers close-up, stand up, and a couple of children’s effects. There will be virtually something for everyone and the technical level ranges from self-working to advanced.

Barry has been a professional magician for the past 25 years specialising in restaurant, hotel and corporate close-up magic. He has performed for Muhammad Ali (Twice), Elle McPherson (Australian tour), General ‘Stormin’ Norman Schwarzkopf, Mikail Gorbachev, (Russian Premier) and many others.

Barry has worked and lectured at the Magic Castle. He was opening lecturer at the 2000 FFFF close up convention, and has worked at the famous Forks hotel in Rochester. He has been on the cover of many magic magazines including Genii magazine, Magicana NZ, AMM, The Magic Menu and many more.

Barry has met and sessioned with some of the greatest close-up magicians in the world, including Dai Vernon, Tony Giorgio, Herb Zarrow, Darwin Ortiz, David Roth, Kurtis Cam, Scotty York, Steve Freeman, Larry Jennings and many more. He has countless stories to tell about these performers.

Barry has authored the following books:-

One Pitch is Worth a Thousand Words (Lee Jacobs productions USA)
Close up Magic Restaurant Style Volume 1 (Lee Jacobs productions USA)
Close up Magic Restaurant Style Volume 2 (Lee Jacobs productions USA)
Dice in the Purse (Jeff Busby USA)
50 Cool Card Tricks Anyone Can Do (self published)
Another 50 Cool Card Tricks Anyone Can Do (self published)

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