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   
Saturday, 04 April 2015 20:53

Registration is now open for the April workshop and once again, we are very excited about this month’s sessions!:

Robert Pound is doing his first workshop for YMC.  He is really looking forward to the day and has promised to teach you his own variation of Any Card At Any Number.  I am looking forward to seeing what he is going to do!

A YMC favourite, David Weeks is back this month after more than a year’s absence!  He is going to teach you some Rope Magic – something that along with cards and coins is an essential of a walkabout magician – but equally valid for stage magicians. We are always assured of a superb session with David.

Our third workshop presenter is a previous member of YMC,  Harry de Cruz who, since leaving us, became a runner for the company that makes Dynamo’s tv shows but has now worked his way up to being one of Dynamo’s creative team.  Harry is going to talk to you about his experiences working with him and "The Ins And Outs Of Modern TV Magic". The session will be a chance to find out what really happens behind the scenes. Learning about the process of a trick from its creation up until it's on the screen. This knowledge can easily be applied to filming magic for Instagram and YouTube. Bring your questions, theories and opinions!

Along with the usual morning competitions, this looks to be yet another great workshop.

All members should have received the email inviting them to register along with the secret reference code.  Don't delay - book for another fantastic day.

-  Date: Saturday 11th April 2015

-  Time: 11 am - 4 pm

-  Venue: THE MAGIC CIRCLE HEADQUARTERS, 12 STEPHENSON WAY, OFF EUSTON STREET, LONDON NW1 2HD

-  Cost: £8.00 payable on the day (those with the right money are normally admitted before those who require change!

 
 
Written by Chris Wood   
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 08:45

What a great Young Magician of the Year 2015 Competition on Sunday 29th March! Six members of YMC competing - all deserving huge congratulations. Well done to winner Leah Devine and joint second place winners Callum McClure and David Hardman who were both brilliant. No one let themselves down. A really good competition - and well compered by ex-YMC star Ben Hart.

 
Written by Chris Wood   
Sunday, 14 December 2014 07:48

So what do all the above magicians have in common?  Andrew O’Connor, Ben Hart, Carl Dean, Colin Rose, Dominic Wood, Michael Jordan, Johnny Hart, Keith Cooper, Paul Dabek, Richard Cadell, Russ Stevens and Steve Dela are all big names in magic now and are all past winners of The Magic Circle Young Magician Of The Year Competition.  Others who have entered and ended up in the top three have included our President Scott Penrose, London Magic Festival organiser Noel Britton and ex-YMC member and now secretary of The Magic Circle Megan Knowles-Bacon. It really is a prestigious competition.

If you will be 14 years old by January 1st but not yet 18 by that date there is still time to enter The Magic Circle Young Magician of the Year Competition 2015.

You must present a stage act (suitable for family audiences) of 8 to 12 minutes.

We look forward to receiving your entries. The winner receives the title of Young Magician of the Year and full membership of the Magic Circle when he/she reaches the age of 18, and also a bursary to attend a Magic Camp in the USA.

Yes, you could join the likes of Johnny Hart, Dominic Wood (of Dick and Dom), Ben Hart and the current winner Sebastian Walton.

The closing date is 8th January 2015, but don't wait till the last minute; get the applications in now.  The YMotY secretary looks forward to receiving them.

YMOTY 2015 Application Form