Battle of the wands in September

2019-07-30 06:01
Cape Town’s most captivating teens are set to go wand to wand for top honours and the gold trophy.     PHOTO: Andrew klazinga

Cape Town’s most captivating teens are set to go wand to wand for top honours and the gold trophy. PHOTO: Andrew klazinga

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The battle lines have been drawn, their wands polished and their captivating magic acts perfected as Cape Town’s most charming teen magicians prepare to face off at the ultimate provincial magical showdown.

These magicians will be taking part in the 2019 Western Cape Junior Magician Championships, at Bergvliet High School on Saturday 7 September.

This annual battle is held by the prestigious College of Magic, Cape Town’s only magical arts organisation, and sees the Western Cape’s top magical teens face off in two categories: the intimate and bespoke art of Close-Up magic and the spectacular grandeur of Stage magic.

This year’s line-up of competitors include Alfred Baba, Liam Hewitson, Eneo Hollenbach, Luvo Mrolota, Sahil Samlal and Jenna Shorkend.

Now in its 39th year of teaching the art of magic the College of Magic, a non-profit organisation (NPO) and the only one of its kind in the world, is ecstatic to once again present this popular annual charming event.

Director and founder of the College of Magic David Gore says: “The championship is the first opportunity for our students and contestants from around the province to get a taste of the real-life competitive spirit of professional magic and showmanship.

“I’ve had a sneak peek behind the wizard’s curtain to see what the contestants have prepared and I can guarantee the judges and spectators that they are in for several incredible treats. Join us this September and see the wonderful magical sports for yourselves.”

V For more information about attending the Western Cape Junior Magician Championships and the College of Magic, visit, phone 021 683 5480 or follow them on Facebook @thecollegeofmagic.


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