Year 4 visited the Magic Circle last week and were amazed by the performances and the museum. As you can see from the pictures, we watched close up magic tricks being performed as well as practising their own tricks. The day ended with an exhilarating performance by the current president of the Magic Circle, Mr. Scott Penrose. We are hoping that this will become an annual trip!
The history behind The Magic Circle
On a summer’s day in 1905, twenty three amateur and professional magicians gathered together at London’s Pinoli’s Restaurant with the intention of forming a magic club. The result was the founding of The Magic Circle.
The first official meeting was held at The Green Man public house in Soho, but later meetings were held in a room above the stage of St. George’s Hall in Langham Place, where Maskelyne and Devant presented their mysteries to a delighted public for so many years. David Devant, the greatest magician of his era, became the first President of The Magic Circle, and the Society grew rapidly and prospered.