The College of Magic will celebrate its 40th anniversary by welcoming a new generation of aspiring magicians on Saturday 1 February.Magic fanatics are invited to attend the beginner’s Course One at the College’s Victorian manor at 215 Imam Haron Road in Claremont every Saturday.Course One explores the world of magic through a 15-week diploma course which includes rope magic, card tricks and coin effects as well as an introduction to the allied arts, namely juggling, mime, clowning and puppetry.The College of Magic first welcomed students on 23 February 1980. This year marks 40 years of teaching the art of magic and its allied arts, as well as life-skills to children and adults.Graduates of the institution include comedians Riaad Moosa, Stuart Taylor and Conrad Koch, actor Francis Chouler and film director Jenna Cato Bass, as well as South African Magic Champion Olwethu Dyantyi.Founder and director David Gore is excited to welcome the next generation of magical students.“We are thrilled to kick-start our milestone year by introducing these youngsters to the world of magic and showmanship. We’ve seen first-hand the positive changes that learning the art of magic has had on thousands of students. “The improvement of their confidence levels and social skills is amazing to see, and we cannot wait to share this with our 2020 aspiring magicians.”The entry-level Course One is suitable for learners aged 10 to 13 years old. It will run each Saturday for six months from Saturday 1 February with classes at 09:00 and at 12:00. Fees are R3 200.For more information, call 021 683 5480, send an email to email@example.com or visit www.collegeofmagic.com.