The College of Magic, in collaboration with the Imibala Trust, will conduct Hope in Flight, a six-week National Lotteries Commission funded community programme, offering training in juggling and card skills, to young people from poor communities. The College of Magic, led by Olwethu Dyantyi, will present the programme. Students from diverse backgrounds, between the age of 10 and 15, will learn a variety of effects, including the gravity defying effects of juggling which improves hand and eye coordination and the dexterity of card magic. In addition, these lessons offer students the chance to improve their social and communication skills as well as equip them with employable skills. The Hope in Flight community programme is an extension of the College of Magic’s Magic in the Community programme, which provides young people from poor communities with the opportunity to participate in an innovative performing arts training and development programme and promote a platform for the understanding and affirmation of South Africa’s cultural diversity. Young people keen to learn the art of magic, can join the College of Magic’s juggling and card skills course, to be held weekly for six weeks at the Imibala Trust’s premises in Bright Street, Somerset West, from Thursday May 4 to Thursday June 8 each Thursday from 3pm to 5pm. For families who can afford it, the fees are R1 200 and include notes and magical equipment, which will be provided by the College of Magic. Registration for the Juggling and Card Skills course is now open. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 021 852 0418.