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Pukekohe magician Mick Peck has been accepted into the world’s most prestigious magic club.
The Magic Circle of London was formed in 1905 and members include Dynamo, Paul Daniels and David Copperfield. Membership is restricted to top professional magicians.
Prospective members must undertake an interview process where knowledge and skill are accessed before the decision goes to a final vote by the society council.
Peck, 34, said that being accepted into the organisation brought a tremendous source of pride.
“I grew up watching many of these magic stars on television, so to be a part of their society is a real honour,” he said.
Members are granted access to the headquarters in London for regular meetings and lectures from top international magicians. They also have access to a library of 6000 magic books and an on-site museum which houses rare magic posters and memorabilia.
“Being a member of the Magic Circle is also seen as a stamp of approval within the international magic fraternity so will be very useful for opening doors when travelling outside of New Zealand,” Peck said.
Peck got his start as a magician in the 90s, performing at school and local birthday parties. He now makes his living as a full-time magician and performs throughout the country.
He is planning a visit to the club’s London headquarters.
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