Literacy Pirates

a fleet of learning centres in Hackney, Haringey and soon beyond

Luke the Magician (Magic Mike)

The Jolly RogersComment

Today we were visited by a man called Luke O'Neill and he is a magician. He showed us some card tricks. One involved him putting a pen through a card. He told us about how he got into magic. He is 21 years old and he has been practising magic for 3 years. He practises for 2-3 hours a day and sometimes up to 8 hours! That's real dedication. For 6 years he did juggling and he learnt magic by watching Youtube videos.

After he showed us some tricks we went downstairs and he did a performance for all of the Young Pirates. When we came back up stairs Luke showed us how to do some of his magic tricks. It's all about how fast you move your hands and how you get the other person to be distracted by something so they can't see what you are really doing. That's called misdirection.

Luke was really nice and fun to talk to. I think he should have his own TV show. You can contact him @O'NeillMagic.