The face of magic has changed, from old fashioned magicians pulling rabbits from hats to a new wave of exciting, trendy performers, who have captured the imaginations of youngsters across the country.
The Young Magicians Club, youth wing of the Magic Circle, is reporting record numbers of young people joining (membership has risen 60% over the past year, from 350 members to 550), hoping to learn the skills to make them the next David Blaine or Derren Brown.
A contributing factor to this is the increasing line-up of TV shows such as Penn & Teller: Fool Us, ‘Help! My Supply Teacher is Magic’ and of course Dynamo: Magician Impossible, which will be coming back this month for the second series.
Kevin Doig, chairman of the Young Magicians Club, which is open to people aged 10-18, said: “There is now more magic on television than there has been over the last decade, with BBC1, ITV and CBBC all having shows. YouTube is also huge for magic. And magicians such as Dynamo and Penn & Teller appeal to young people, as they are seen as cool.”
With the increasing popularity in magic we are looking froward to seeing the next generation of magicians, who will be looking to push the boundaries of magic further every time! For information about joining The Young Magicians Club, click here.
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