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Tuesday, 14 January 2020 15:37

World Famous College of Magic to celebrate 40th anniversary with intake of new students in Cape Town

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Discover the impossible by learning the art of magic at the College of Magic in 2020!

The College of Magic, Cape Town’s only magical arts organisation, will celebrate its 40th anniversary by welcoming a new generation of aspiring magicians on Saturday 1 February 2020.

Keen magic fanatics are invited to the discover the impossible with the beginner's Course One at the College's mysterious Victorian manor, which is home to Africa's largest magic museum, in Claremont each Saturday.Course One will see the magicians-in-training explore the world of magic through a 15 week exciting and intensive diploma course which the magic wand and includes rope magic, card tricks and coin effects as well as an introduction to the allied arts, namely  juggling, mime, clowning and puppetry.

Celebrating 40 years 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 first welcomed students on 23 February 1980. Graduates of this world-renowned 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! Over forty years, 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."

Discover the impossible with the College of Magic:

The entry-level Course One is suitable for learners aged 10 to 13 years old. Course One will run at the College of Magic, 215 Imam Haron Road (previously Lansdowne Road) in Claremont each Saturday for six months from Saturday 1 February 2020  with classes at 09h00 and at 12h00. Fees are R3 200 and include all course equipment and notes, as well as participation in any or all of the allied arts on offer.

Registration for the College of Magic’s 2020 Course One is now open. Call +27 (0) 21 683 5480 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to secure your booking.

For more information about the College of Magic, please visit www.collegeofmagic.com

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