The young magicians from Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School (QEGS) in Penrith have been adding a little sparkle to Gifted Eden ever since it began in April, quickly becoming a firm favourite with all of the visitors to the monthly market.
Lewis Ivinson, 18 and Will Ford, 14 who perform at the market most months are specialists in close up magic tricks; their card tricks and sleight of hand have been baffling young and old as part of QEGS’ magic club for a few years now.
Will Ford says: “I first started magic through QEGS Magic Circle when I joined the school and have learnt from the other magicians in the club and developed my skills since then. I love to perform whenever I can, in school shows and other events.”
QEGS Magic Circle was set up in March 2011 as a forum for interested students to meet, perform and share ideas. They organise annual magic shows at the school and have hosted five productions so far.
Over the years the boys have performed at lots of local events including Penrith’s Marmalade Festival where they were spotted and invited to dazzle at Gifted Eden.
Lewis, like Will, was interested in magic from a very young age; Lewis Ivinson said: “I’ve always been interested in magic and now I thoroughly enjoy performing at a professional level because I’m able to meet new people and entertain them with my illusions. We think that Gifted Eden is a fantastic opportunity to share our magic with the community whilst supporting a local project; we really enjoy entertaining visitors to the artisan market!”
If you want to find out more about the young magicians then come along and be wowed by them at Gifted Eden on the third Saturday of every month in Penrith’s St Andrew’s Churchyard. For more information about the Gifted Eden Artisan Market visit www.giftededen.co.uk or find Gifted Eden on Facebook and Twitter.