The Young Magicians Club is a youth initiative of The Magic Circle, the world's premier magical society. Formed in 1996, the mission of the club is to promote the performance of magic by the young people of today (aged between 10 and 18) and encourage them in their chosen art form so that they can grow into the fine magicians of tomorrow.

To do this The Magic Circle uses its vast knowledge and experience to instruct, encourage and entertain the members of The Young Magicians Club.

Written by Chris Wood   
Sunday, 12 October 2014 20:07

YMC J-Day 2014 is now SOLD OUT!  Sorry if you have been disappointed but please email Kevin Doig, YMC Chairman, to find out if there have been any cancellations or to be added to the waiting list.

Starring Luis de Matos, who is our celebrity guest (founder and organiser of the Essential Magic Conference and star of two series of BBC’s “The Magicians” as well as many tv shows in his home country Portugal), Henry Evans (FISM winner for card magic 2000) who will be our international star lecturer, YMC favourite Wayne Fox giving an excerpt from his brand new lecture Brian Sibley, Justin Monehan, and other guests still to be announced as well as our annual close-up and stage competitions together with dealers, this exclusive day is now open to YMC members.

Date: Sunday 26th October 2014 

Doors Open 10.00am

Programme starts 10.30am

Day finishes approx. 8.00pm

Price for YMC members only: £16.50 (including booking fee)

Please note, numbers are very strictly limited so tickets are for YMC members only. No friends, brothers, sisters or parents may attend.  (I have a few balcony tickets available for parents of competitors in the competitions and you need to book these tickets directly through me.  Competition finalists please contact the Chairman Kevin Doig at his usual email address to request up to two tickets at £25 each for parents/relatives who may attend only the Competitions, Award Ceremony and Gala Show.)

You MUST bring your membership card with you.  Entry is strictly with ticket and membership card.

We look forward to seeing you.

Written by Chris Wood   
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 16:08

I hope you all are having a lovely summer!

September's Workshop is the "elimination round" for our annual Close-Up and Stage Magic competitions. This is when all those who have entered, perform for a panel of judges who will select the six artists in each category to go forward to the final.  So... get rehearsing; we are looking forward to seeing all the potential finalists at the workshop in September.

For more details login and see the article under "Member News"

Written by Chris Wood   
Wednesday, 02 July 2014 06:16

The July Workshop

Two teachers are already confirmed for the July Workshop.  They are Russell Levinson who will be doing the card session.  He will be giving you an insightful lesson in false shuffles.  He will show you various ways of appearing to shuffle a pack of cards but actually leaving them in the same order and some effects you can do with that skill.  Also Eric Michel will be giving part three of his look at some of the historical greats of magic.  The third teacher is yet to confirm but I am confident it will be a third strong session.

Please note:  We have to alert you to two changes to the normal arrangements.  We have been advised that there will be a crane in Stephenson Way which will restrict access to our premises on the day.  The managers of the premises, on consultation with me, have agreed that the workshop can go ahead with members entering via the fire exit at the rear of the building.  The email announcing registration open for the workshop will give further details.

It has been decided, though, that this would not be appropriate for the audience of a theatre show so the Ali Bongo Show scheduled for the evening of the workshop has had to be cancelled.  I know this will be a disappointment for those of you who regularly attend the show but it really is unavoidable.

The workshop is on 19th July and the only way to register is by replying to the official email sent out to all members with a secret code.  The email opening registration should be sent out on round-about 12th July so watch your inboxes!