Battle of the wands

Pictured, from left, are Siphesihle Ndayi, Jamian Fortune, Rabia Jaffer,Sonwabile Mekuto,Qaqambile Mnqika, Emma Hutchison and Jeremy Moore.

Ten young magicians will vie for provincial champion titles and top honours at the battle of the wands which takes place at Bergvliet High School on Saturday September 23.

This annual event is hosted by the College of Magic, Cape Town’s only magical arts organisation, with ten of the province’s most promising young wizards going wand to wand in two contests for the Western Cape Junior Magician title and the opportunity to attend international magical events.

While the judges deliberate about winners for the close-up and stage magic events at 4pm and 7pm, audience members can enjoy the street magic contest which sees mischievous buskers perform coin magic, card tricks and balloon modeling up close for fans who can then vote, via ballot paper, for their 2017 Street Magic Champion.

In addition to the exciting wizardry contests, audiences can look forward to a special guest performance by Bryan Miles, a master of the wicked manipulation of the mind and a performer who is trained in the art of thought deception.

Bryan has performed across the globe, from London to Los Angeles, for movie stars and celebrities. His ground-breaking primetime SABC TV series, One Day with Bryan Miles has had South Africans across the country questioning what is possible and what is not.

Tickets from R100, available at

For more information you can visit or call 021 683

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