Secrets Stay Secret in Isle of Wright

David Grant Cleghorn

The Isle of Wright Today goes inside the local branch of the Magic Circle to report on the state of the art.   

The article introduces us to the physical plant in which the IW Magic Circle meets.

The IW Magic Circle, which has around 15 members, has been running since 2002 and meets underneath the Royal Esplanade Hotel.

The surroundings are just as you would imagine. The heavy, historic
door underneath the hotel entrance leads to a dimly lit room, with
wooden beams, whitewashed walls and red velvet seats.

Chairman Carl Adams, of Ryde, has been a magician since
he was a child and specialises in close-up magic, claiming that
“anything David Blaine can do, I can do”.

He believes the location is perfect.

He said: “It is wonderful within these walls. We can keep all our
props here. On the Island there isn’t an awful lot of work so we can
just borrow the illusions as we need them.”

Whilst the club is loathe to reveal secrets, it welcomes new members and interested parties hoping to learn magic. 

Said one of the newly initated, “I was expected to audition but what
we look for is how interested they are and basically, if they can keep
quiet.”

Visit the IW Magic Circle here: http://www.iowmagiccircle.org.

David Grant Cleghorn

The Isle of Wright Today goes inside the local branch of the Magic Circle to report on the state of the art.   

The article introduces us to the physical plant in which the IW Magic Circle meets.

The IW Magic Circle, which has around 15 members, has been running since 2002 and meets underneath the Royal Esplanade Hotel.

The surroundings are just as you would imagine. The heavy, historic
door underneath the hotel entrance leads to a dimly lit room, with
wooden beams, whitewashed walls and red velvet seats.

Chairman Carl Adams, of Ryde, has been a magician since
he was a child and specialises in close-up magic, claiming that
“anything David Blaine can do, I can do”.

He believes the location is perfect.

He said: “It is wonderful within these walls. We can keep all our
props here. On the Island there isn’t an awful lot of work so we can
just borrow the illusions as we need them.”

Whilst the club is loathe to reveal secrets, it welcomes new members and interested parties hoping to learn magic. 

Said one of the newly initated, “I was expected to audition but what
we look for is how interested they are and basically, if they can keep
quiet.”

Visit the IW Magic Circle here: http://www.iowmagiccircle.org.

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