Laughter and Wonder at Magic Show

Smiles and laughter were conjured up during a magic event to celebrate a society’s 75th anniversary.

It took place at Rhyl’s Botanical Gardens and was hosted by the North Wales Magic Circle (NWMC).

As well as puppets  and entertainers there were also bubbles galore.

The circle also held its annual children’s entertainer competition and Mr Magico – real name Eddie Hughes – was crowned the winner.

Janet Newman-Carty, president-elect and secretary of the NWMC said: “The afternoon went really well. The botanical gardens put up a marquee and we managed to get everyone under cover.

“We were really happy with the amount of visitors. There was a good turnout.

“Everyone enjoyed what was on offer, including Punch and Judy, balloon models, bubbles and the competition.

“Mr Magico was a deserving  winner. He is very traditional in his craft.”

This was a free event. Money was raised for three children’s charities including Happy Faces, T Gobaith and Chernobyl Children.

Article reproduced from the Rhyl Journal

A hat-trick of newspaper articles

We’ve been featured three times in this week’s Rhyl Journal, on three consecutive pages!

Article from the Rhyl Journal titled "Magic in the gardens for 75th anniversary"

On page 31, there’s an article about the North Wales Magic Circle’s 75th anniversary, and the event that we’re holding in the Botanical Gardens in Rhyl to celebrate. There’s more information in our previous blog post.

Article from the Rhyl Journal titled "Archery and medieval knights liven up festival"On page 32 there’s a feature on the recent Medieval Festival in Gwrych Castle, near Abergele.  We’ll be posting a blog soon with pictures from the event.

Article from the Rhyl Journal titled "'Great escape' event is just magic"

Finally, on page 33 there’s coverage of The Greatest Show on Turf, an event in Prestatyn that featured escapology, hula hooping, and circus skills. Again, look out for an upcoming post with photos. You can also read the full article on the Rhyl Journal website.

Jester and Wizard conjure up Spring Fun in Prestatyn

Jay and Erwyd were in the local news again this week, after performing at the Spring Fun Days in Prestatyn.

 

 

Spring Fun was the first event organised by new events coordinator at Prestatyn Town Council, Kimberley Edmunds.

Kimberley said: “Everyone had an extremely fun filled time. People travelled from outside the area as well as coming from within the town due to the fact that the event took place towards the end of the school holiday rather than the main Easter weekend when there is a lot of competition for activities to get involved with.

It was lovely seeing families working together to solve the treasure hunt and seeing the joy on the faces when they solved the clues to create a word and win their prizes.

“The street shows and walkabout entertainment provided by Erywd Le Fol and Jay Gatling was hugely successful. Many families returned for the second day of the event just to see them perform again.”

 

You can view the full article on the Rhyl Journal website, or by clicking on the image to the left.

Letter of Congratulations from Janet Finch-Saunders AM

Following the news that Jay has been named the official Wizard of the Conwy Tournament, we were delighted to receive a letter of congratulations from Janet Finch-Saunders, Assembly Member for Aberconwy.

 

Dear Jay,

I am writing to congratulate you on being selected as the official Conwy Tournament Wizard by Conwy Chamber of Trade.

It must have been a fabulous surprise and you should be extremely proud of the fact that you were chosen, given the high number of applicants.

The Tournament sounds wonderful and it is fabulous to hear that you will be performing over the two day event, I am certain the crowds will be spell bound by your wizardry.

All that remains is for me to wish you every success for the event and best wishes for the future.

Yours sincerely,

Janet Finch-Saunders AM/AC