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   
Thursday, 03 April 2014 16:52
Date: Saturday 5th April 2014
Time: 11 am - 4 pm
Venue: THE MAGIC CIRCLE, 12 STEPHENSON WAY, OFF EUSTON STREET, LONDON NW1 2HD
Cost: £8.00 payable on the day

WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MONTH?:

MEMBER OF THE MONTH COMPETITION!
As always – (assuming there's time) two competitions, one for under-14s and one for over 14s.

AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS
We are very excited about this month's workshops with three top magicians to teach you!:

Star of the London Stage Steve Truglia is our card expert this month. He is the man behind "The Card Shark", now in its second year, in which he amazes London's West End Audiences with classic card tricks, cheats and scams in a unique and interactive multimedia show, with film, images music and live camera action, to bring close up magic to every audience member. Steve is going to teach three great card routines for all abilities. One for beginners, one for intermediate card performers and one for the advanced. We are assured of a superb session with Steve.

One of theatre's great ideas men, magical creators and advisors is the vice-President of The Magic Circle, Scott Penrose who has created stage effects and magic for, amongst many others, Cirque du Soleil, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom sequel "Love Never Dies" and, most recently, Harry Hill's "I Can't Sing". He is also a busy working magician and has a beautiful manipulation and dove act that regularly delights visitors to The Magic Circle. Scott is going to present for you a truly intriguing study of the oldest magician's prop – the magic wand. For Sony Playstation's promotion of the Sorcery game, the Move Controller or Wand was presented to The Magic Circle's Museum and part of the promotion involved Scott selecting the top five wands in magic history and writing about them for the press release. He will discuss the history of the top five that he chose for Sony....which might be a surprise and education to everyone and will also show some weird and whacky mechanical wands from his own collection that you only ever read about in the old books but never actually see working. With some surprises on the way, I am certain that you will be fascinated by this workshop.

Our very own workshop staff member Steve Dela is going to present you your third workshop this month. Steve is one of the most decorated magical performers in the world with 19 international awards to his name including 'UK Close Up Magic Champion' as awarded by the International Brotherhood of Magicians – a title Steve has now held on two occasions. He is going to teach you probably some of the most impromptu of magic, tricks with rubber bands. If you get into the habit of always having a few bands on your wrist, once you master some of these effects you will be able to entertain anywhere, anytime.

 
 
Written by Chris Wood   
Sunday, 02 March 2014 17:56
Date: Saturday 8th March 2014
Time: 11 am - 4 pm
Venue: THE MAGIC CIRCLE, 12 STEPHENSON WAY, OFF EUSTON STREET, LONDON NW1 2HD
Cost: £8.00 payable on the day

WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MONTH?:

MEMBER OF THE MONTH COMPETITION!
As always – (assuming there's time) two competitions, one for under-14s and one for over 14s.

AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS
Once again we will have three Magic Circle magicians teaching workshops.

Wayne Fox: Mix and Mingle 
Chris Wood: Card School
Alan Maskell: Endless Chain

To register for this month's workshop (full details are inside under "workshops"): click "Reply" to the email invite from Kevin Doig (sent 02-03-2014) with the required information completed.

NOTE:
Tickets for the evening ALI BONGO show are £10.00 each and only obtained by calling 020 7387 2222 or by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
Written by Chris Wood   
Saturday, 02 November 2013 08:51

We held our annual convention, J-Day, on Sunday 27th October 2013 with 100 young magicians in attendance.  Angelo Carbone and Steve Evans lectured and the celebrity guest was Marvin Berglas of Marvin’s Magic.  What a great day it was!  As always, the two competitions were keenly fought.  For the Mark Leveridge Cup for close-up, in third place was Roman Armstrong, in second Callum McClure and the winner was Joe Oyelade.  For the Wayne Fox Magic Home Counties Trophy for stage, in third place Jay Borthwick, second was Fletcher Ransberry and the winner was William Tibballs.  William also won the Pete McCahon Originality Trophy and Roman also won the Kaymar Komedy Kup.  The YMC Member of the Year was announced as Elizabeth Rogan.  The day finished with a gala show featuring L’Homme Magique, David Weeks, Marvin Berglas and Young & Strange.  The photographs show William and Joe receiving their awards from President Jack Delvin.

 
 
 
Written by Chris Wood   
Saturday, 02 November 2013 08:45
The next Ali Bongo Saturday Show will be on the evening of 30th November! Catch a variety of acts performing for your entertainment at The Magic Circle headquarters after the workshop during the day.
 
Written by Chris Wood   
Saturday, 02 November 2013 08:43
The last Workshop of 2013 is on Saturday 30th November.  It is our annual “Mentors Day” when the Workshop Mentors do the teaching.  Always a very popular and varied workshop.  Watch out for the email that will be sent out to all paid up members about a week before.  Remember, replying to that email is the ONLY way to register for a place!
 
 
Written by Chris Wood   
Wednesday, 03 July 2013 17:16

Dynamo levitates The media has been full of how Dynamo levitated on the side of a London bus recently... 

No need to join in speculation about how the stunt was achieved, you simply have to admire Dynamo and his team for the brilliant piece of publicity put together to promote his new series which starts on Watch at 9pm on July 11th. Everytime you see a poster of Dynamo on a London bus you will be reminded of the stunt. Clever, clever marketing and we all are looking forward to the new show! Bravo.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Written by Kevin Doig   
Tuesday, 04 June 2013 21:05

Just confirmed for the 22nd June Workshop: 

  • Russell Levinson is our card expert this month.  He will be presenting a hands-on session teaching three card effects of differing levels of difficulty so that every ability is catered for.  His session last year on Colour Changes was very well received.
  • Scott Penrose is doing a detailed study of Cups and Balls including not only the handling but also consideration of the successful routining of a trick like this.
  • A further session still to be confirmed.

Just confirmed for the July Workshop:

  • Eric Michels is back to take you on another fascinating journey in magical history this month.  His session last year on Houdini was very well received.
  • Roy Marsh is doing a detailed study of Hoy’s Tossed Out Deck including not only the handling but also consideration of the successful routining of this very popular trick.
  • A further session still to be confirmed.
  • And after the July Workshop will be another of the highly popular Ali Bongo Saturday Shows.  The star-studded line-up will be announced soon!
 
 
Written by Kevin Doig   
Tuesday, 14 May 2013 06:26
Just a quick note about the next workshops.
The June Workshop is on 22nd June. More details nearer the time.
The July Workshop is on 20th July. More details nearer the time.
And don't forget it's J-Day - our annual one day convention with celebrities, dealers, lectures, the two great competitions and Gala Show on Sunday 27th October 2013.
 
Written by Chris Wood   
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 15:52

The winner of The Magic Circle Stage Magician of the Year 2013 is........ Piff the Magic Dragon (aka John van der Put MIMC). He walks away with the £1000 prize and the prestigious title. Runner-up was former YMC Member James More AIMC and in third place was Oliver Tabor AIMC. Congratulations to all three!

 
 
Written by Chris Wood   
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 16:22

"Walking into the Magic Circle HQ in London when I first became a member of the junior arm four years ago was one of those "wow" moments in my life"

The Daily Express meet three of Britain's youthful spellbinders... read the full article