Competitions

The Magic Circle Close Up Magician of the Year 2018

The criteria for the competition is as follows: The judges will be looking for the most entertaining and magical performance of close-up magic in a formal setting. The duration of the act should be a minimum of six minutes and a maximum of eight minutes. Any act... read more

The Young Magician Of The Year Winner 2017

Michael Colley writes: After a most enjoyable Competition yesterday evening the title of “The Magic Circle Young Magician of the Year 2017” was awarded to: Dean Leavy from Windsor He receives the Derrick Speight Trophy, plus free Membership of the Magic... read more

Magic Martin crowned “Family Entertainer of the year 2017”

Martin Gardiner, from Lifton, has won the brand new award “Family Entertainer of the year 2017” at the recent Blackpool Magic Convention. This was the first year of heats throughout the UK, with the seven winners competing in the final on the stage of the... read more

Matt Johnson Floods Britains Got Talent

Disaster struck Matt Johnson when he was rehearsing at the auditions for Britains Got Talent 2017 Britain’s Got Talent: Disastrous act gone wrong causes chaos on set Illusionist Matt Johnson had hoped to wow everyone with a breathtaking stunt for the ITV show.... read more

British Magical Society Gets A New Champion

On Tuesday 27th September six competitors battled it out to become The British Magical Society Close-Up Champion 2016. Donald Bevan once again organised and hosted the event with Derek Robbins time-keeping. Judges this year were, past president and former BMS... read more

South London Close Up Champions

South London Magic Society held their annual Close Up Competition on Tuesday 12th July in Beckenham.  The newcomer’s award was won by Kevin Goodwin and he is the first recipient of the Michael Pearse Cup which has been named in honour of Pearse Halpenny who... read more

Tuttlingen Cabaret competition – Strange Comedy in the finals

We shall be performing in the finals April 13 2016! Hope to see you there! Full Details can be found in the following pdf file. http://www.tuttlinger-hallen.de/fileadmin/pdf/angerhalle/Kraehe_2016_low.pdf Watch their style of performance here: Clown duo Strange Comedy... read more

Gordon’s Magic Wins Top UK Award In Blackpool (Video)

Since winning the Kidology UK Children’s Entertainer of the Year in September 2015, South Croydon Magician and Magic Circle Member Gordon Drayson, known as Gordon’s Magic, has been working overtime to perfect and improve his act which won the National Children’s... read more

Review: The Magic Of Porto – Clube Ilusionista Fenianos

Festival S. Joao Bosco took place, in Porto, Portugal from Friday 29th – Sunday 31st January at the premises, complete with its own theatre, that houses Clube Illusionista Fenianos. It was a chance meeting at The Magic Circle, London, between their new President, Miss... read more

The Magic Circle - Close Up Magician of the Year 2016 Awards

Watch the awards presentation of The Magic Circle Close Up Magician Of The Year 2016 - held on 25th January 2016 at The Magic Circle HQ in London Filmed by Bob Hamilton

The Magic Circle Close Up Magician Of The Year 2016 Awards Presentation (video)

The Magic Circle – Close Up Magician of the Year 2016 Awards Watch the awards presentation of The Magic Circle Close Up Magician Of The Year 2016 – held on 25th January 2016 at The Magic Circle HQ in London Filmed by Bob Hamilton Watch the winners from The... read more

Winners of The Magic Circle Close Up Magician Of The Year 2016

The Magic Circle Close Up Magician Of The Year Competition for 2016 was held at The Centre for the Magical Arts on Monday 25th January 2016. The competitors performed for an invited lay audience in the deviant room, with Bob Hamilton relaying video to the theatre for... read more

WAM, Children’s Entertainer of the Year Winner Announced

On Tuesday 29th December, the Children of Bricket Wood were treated to an afternoon of magical entertainment at the annual Watford Association of Magicians, Children’s Entertainer of the Year Competition. All of the children voted for their favourite act and the... read more

Gil Leaney Stage Competition of The Year 2015 Results

Congratulations to Steve Rowe and Sam & Chris who were awarded joint first place at the prestigious Gil Leaney Stage Competition of The Year 2015, held on Tuesday 3rd November. Ilan First was awarded third place at the Watford Association of Magicians’... read more

Snowing In September? Now That’s Magic

Filling a theatre stage with a snowstorm this September was just one magic trick which won South Croydon magician Gordon Drayson the trophy in the Kidology UK Children’s Entertainer of the Year Competition held in Wolverhampton on the 8th September. Winning a trophy... read more

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