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About the WMA

The Wessex Magical Association was formed in October 1932 at Gatti's restaurant, Bournemouth, a venue that remained its headquarters for some years. Rex Gatti, the restaurant's proprietor, was the WMA's first Treasurer. The Great Nixon, who owned Nixon's Magical Depot, Bournemouth's first shop to deal exclusively in magical equipment, was the first Secretary. Jasper Maskelyne was the first President. Read more.

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month, and begin at 8.00pm at The Grasshopper, 141 Bournemouth Road, Parkstone, Poole, Dorset  BH14 9HTView Map.
Guests are admitted to meetings by invitation only, but most of our members are only too happy to oblige. Visiting magicians are invited to contact the Secretary when in the area.

Would-be members should contact the President or Secretary.  Entry to full membership (after six months as associate member) is by audition.


2015 WMA Convention News
The 2015 WMA Convention, on 19th April 2015, was acknowledged to be the best that the WMA has held. Pictures and details will be added to the News Page shortly.
click here to view the 2015 Convention Information that was put online.

The WMA also have a monthly magazine that's produced in-house. We've published a bumper issue to review the One-Day Convention. We've made this issue available for anyone to read, so please click on the Magazine Icon below to view the pdf file (it's 10Mb in length, so may take some time to download on slow internet connections). Please note that two small sections of writing have been 'redacted' so that secrets or people's phone numbers haven't been disclosed.

If you are interested in joining the Assocation, please view or print the short leaflet avilable using the following links:

Either A5 Pamphlet A5 or A4 pamph A4 (to print as an 8 page double sided booklet)

Last Updated Friday, September 4, 2015 22:20

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