Showdown of magic tricks

2017-09-19 06:01
Ten of the Mother City’s best teen magicians compete for the title of top magician on Saturday.PHOTO: ANDREW KLAZINGA

Ten of the Mother City’s best teen magicians compete for the title of top magician on Saturday.PHOTO: ANDREW KLAZINGA

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Teen magicians will soon rattle the audience as they go wand to wand for top honours and the opportunity to attend international magic events.

The magic show will be held at Berg­vliet High School on Saturday at 16:00.

The championships, hosted annually by the College of Magic, Cape Town’s only magical arts organisation, will test youngsters in the art of close-up magic and illusions on stage.

The participants come from all across Cape Town, including Claremont, Rondebosch, Delft, Mfuleni, Khayelitsha and Goodwood.

Emma Hutchison (15) from Claremont will be competing in both the close-up and stage magic categories. A regular winner of magic contests, this talented singer and dancer will play an airport security guard facing all manner of magical mayhem.

Rabia Jaffer (15) from Rondebosch will be performing a makeup-themed ­routine.

The teen illusionists are hard at work preparing their acts at the College of Magic in Claremont as they gear up to face off against each other.

“Come to this year’s Western Cape junior magician championships and be blown away by the incredible magic that we have prepared for you. You’re in for a memorable magical experience and your support would be greatly appreciated,” say the organisers.

The audience can also look forward to a special guest performance by Bryan Miles, a master of the manipulation of the mind and a performer who is trained in the art of thought deception. Miles, who has performed across the globe, was most recently seen in his primetime SABC TV series One day with Bryan Miles.

Celebrating its 37th year of teaching the art of magic and its allied arts, as well as vital life-skills, to children and adults this year, the College of Magic, a non-profit organisation, has proudly hosted the championships for more than three decades.

Tickets for the championships cost from R100 each and are available at

V For more information visit www.collegeofmagic.­com or call 021 683 5480.


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