Richard’s over the moon to join elite band of ma­gi­cians

Doors opened with Magic Cir­cle mem­ber­ship

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Abracadabra - By Molly Mile­ham-Chappell

A ma­gi­cian from Willes­bor­ough has been ac­cepted into The Magic Cir­cle – the elite group of tal­ented ma­gi­cians.

Fa­ther-of-two Richard Har­ring­ton, 39, was voted in by his peers for mem­ber­ship of the premium so­ci­ety which only has around 1,500 mem­bers.

Mr Har­ring­ton be­gan the mem­ber­ship ap­pli­ca­tion in April and fi­nally found out he had been ac­cepted last week af­ter wait­ing anx­iously for the re­sult.

He said: “I am over the moon. I’m ec­static!”

Mr Har­ring­ton had to go through a se­ries of in­ter­views, demon­strat­ing his magic tricks at the Cir­cle’s head­quar­ters in London.

He said: “It’s an ac­co­lade I’m so pleased I’ve got.

“It’s the fact that other ma­gi­cians voted for me to join The Magic Cir­cle.

“It’s nice to be ac­cepted. Not any­one can join.

“You have to have high stan­dards of magic.

“It’s some­thing that I keep for life now.

“Be­ing a mem­ber, peo­ple know they’ve hired a ma­gi­cian who’s top stan­dard.”

On Face­book, he thanked his friends Peter Nardi and Dave Loosley for help­ing him with his rou­tine, say­ing: “With­out you both this may not have been pos­si­ble.”

The mem­ber­ship al­lows him to prac­tise his magic with other Magic Cir­cle mem­bers from around the world.

Pic­ture: Paul Amos FM4841296

Richard Har­ring­ton is now a mem­ber of the Magic Cir­cle

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