Quarterly meetings

There’s no business like Magic Lantern show business!

Our quarterly meetings are lively affairs with presentations, shows, a market and the occasional sing-along.

These meetings provide a great opportunity to meet like-minded people while learning about the lantern. Members and guests entertain us with magic lantern performances and share the results of their latest research or investigations.

In a typical year our Winter meeting, held in January, takes place in a London venue. This is also when we hold our Annual General Meeting. The Spring and Autumn meetings are generally held either in London or Birmingham. For our Summer meeting, usually a less formal event, we move between different venues away from the major cities.

Not yet a member? You’re welcome to attend a meeting as our guest. Contact us for more information.

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Recordings of Meetings

One of the benefits of Society membership is access to video recordings of lantern shows and other presentations at our meetings since the 1980s.

The Members’ Area of our site includes a full list of our events over the years, with details of the presentations available as recordings in different formats.

Sales and Wants

If you don’t find what you’re looking for amongst the stalls at the quarterly meetings, don’t despair. The Society publishes a monthly ‘sales and wants’ newsletter, Connect, for members.

If on the other hand you seek the thrill of the auction these are held at every International Convention and very occasionally at our quarterly meetings.

Next events

Spring meeting 2020

25 April 2020, London, England

With regrets, we have decided to postpone our Spring meeting in the light of the current public health situation. More details are being sent to all members, but if you need any more information please Contact us.

Summer meeting 2020

25 July 2020, Exeter, England

The programme and further details will be sent to all members, and posted in the Members’ Area of the website, about a month before the meeting.