The International Brotherhood of Magicians
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The British Ring keeps in touch with members through a monthly magazine called ‘The Key Ring’, which includes news of interest to members, reviews, advertisements from Magical Dealers, and tricks. For membership details click here.
The British Ring was founded in 1928 by Oswald Rae the other founder members being Prof Bofeys, W W Kemp, Nelson Denys, Joe Rendell, C Ducarel and G H Turner, and is the largest Ring of The International Brotherhood of Magicians with around 800 members.
The British Ring is a society for amateur and professional magicians and is part of The International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM), which is the world's largest organization for magicians boasting nearly 15,000 members worldwide. With over 300 local groups, called Rings, in more than 73 countries, the IBM is considered to be the most respected organization for amateur and professional magicians, magical enthusiasts, and collectors of magical apparatus in the world!
The next British Ring convention is from 8th - 11th September 2016 in Buxton and details are on www.magicconvention.co.uk This is updated as further information becomes available and members can also find details in their magazine the Key Ring. Applications for membership can be found elsewhere on this site under ‘Join Us’.
We meet once a year at our Annual Convention held in September where magicians from around the world gather to entertain and instruct us. For details of this year’s convention venue and details of artistes appearing click the Convention button. At the Convention we have three competitions, The British Ring Shield Competition for Stage performers, The Zina Bennett Trophy for Close-up performers and The Ali Bongo Micro Magic Marathon. For details of previous winners click here and for previous convention venues click here. For last minute Convention announcements and additions click here.
Are you a magician who has yet to attend a national Convention? Are there questions to which you would like answers but didn’t know who to ask? Click here for the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.
The parent body, The International Brotherhood of Magicians, founded in 1922 by Len Vintus, Gene Gordon and Don Rogers, is governed by elected officers and a board of trustees, and headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Full members of the parent body receive ‘The Linking Ring’ monthly, a publication of around 180 pages featuring tricks, reviews, Ring reports, historical articles, and advertisements by magic dealers from around the world. To visit the USA web site click here
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