Conjuring a Better Future

 

Guy was delighted to present this unique fund-raising show, at the famous Magic Circle in London, at which some of the finest magicians in the UK generously agreed to perform, to raise money for the College of Magic.

 

Now  in its 37th year, the College is a non-profit organisation based in Cape Town, South Africa, and the only one of its kind in the world: it teaches magic theatrical performing and its allied arts, with a social and life-skills component, to children and adults.

 

The organisation’s primary objective is to teach these invaluable skills to the poor youth in townships and share the wonder of magic with them.

These youngsters, who live in areas where they are faced with a multitude of heart-breaking challenges including poverty, poor schooling, violence, crime, drugs, losing parents/caregivers to HIV and child-headed households, come to the College of Magic in the hopes of transforming their lives and building for themselves a future of hope.

 

Through its Magic in the Community programme, which is funded through the generosity of sponsors, the College of Magic offers these students the opportunity to participate in an innovative magic theatrical performing arts training and development programme.  And an opportunity to Realise their Dreams.  Having personally visited the College of Magic in 2015, Guy has first-hand knowledge of the magic that goes on behind the scenes to help these children and teenagers. 

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Guy Hollingworth
Guy Hollingworth

performing his brand new stage act. Guy debuted his act for The College of Magic in Cape Town in 2015 (pictured above), and is thrilled to be performing it again at The Magic Circle to support the College's incredible work.

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Richard McDougall
Richard McDougall

is a former World Open Champion of Magic, and a Gold Star Member of the Inner Magic Circle. Private engagements include five parties for Her Majesty The Queen, including the only private party celebrating her Golden Jubilee; two parties for HRH The Prince of Wales, including his 50th birthday at Highgrove; Millennium night at the Savoy Hotel, London and private parties for Paul Getty and Sir Paul McCartney.

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James Freedman
James Freedman

is widely considered one of the world’s greatest pickpockets. An entertainer and an expert on stealth crime, he is the only person to have picked the pockets of the Mayor of London, the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Governor of the Bank of England. No wonder then that his hands have been insured for £1 million. He has entertained at the London Palladium, 10 Downing Street and has appeared by Royal Command on several occasions.

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Graham Jolley
Graham Jolley

is one of the UK's most talented and versatile magical performers. A psychological entertainer, Graham is able to perform any number of astonishing feats, baffling and thrilling his audience in equal measure. His work has seen him perform for a large number of international organisations, as well as appearing on the high profile ITV series 'Penn and Teller Fool Us', among many others, and successfully baffling both the audience and the judges.

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