Welcome to the Nine of Diamonds, an Edinburgh magic club. We are a group of passionate close up magicians in Edinburgh, UK. We meet every Tuesday in an informal way to session tricks, share ideas and create effects. The weekly sessions have been running for over 10 years and our regulars range from hobbyists, regular performers, creators to passionate observers and together we have over 70 years of experience in card and coin magic.

Learn more about us.

Tuesday Night Sessioning

The Session

Each week we meet in a bar in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle and session. These informal weekly meet ups allow us to work on new effects, discuss presentations and discover new ideas.

Learn more & come along.

The Book

In 2012 we published a book made up of effects developed during the weekly sessions, as well as some guest effects from friends. Focusing on intermediate to expert level close up magic, the book was well received by the community.

Learn more & buy.

The Lectures

Every year we host a small number of lectures and workshops by close-up magicians from all over the world. We aim to host the more niche speakers that may not suit the normal magic circle audience.

Learn about upcoming lectures.

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The Saturday Beginner Session

The Saturday Session is a group aimed at beginner to intermediate card magicians. Launched with the same ethos as The Nine of Diamonds, the Saturday session is open to anyone and is about learning, sharing, and sessioning.

The Saturday session is a monthly session, every second Saturday morning of the month. We decided to make it monthly rather than weekly because when you're just getting started progress can be slower. Once a month means you'll have suitable time to practice and improve between each one.