Sunshine and Showers (part one)

We’ve just finished two weekends of street magic, and they couldn’t have been more different.

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Firstly, we took part in the annual Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza. It’s a three day event that fills the streets with rides and attractions, and brings the town centre to a standstill.

Mostyn-Street-Llandudno-before-after-ExtravaganzaEarly in the morning, the streets were almost deserted, but things soon got busier as all the visitors arrived.

We spent most of the time walking around the Extravaganza, performing close up magic for people in the street, and posing for them to take photographs.

Each day, we did one show on the promenade stage – our Mystic Emporium show. It was the first outing for the Mystic Emporium on a stage, with a performance specially designed for outdoor work.

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Then we joined in the daily parade around the town, with Kevin the bird and Trix the dog.

Robert-Mann-Llandudno-Extravaganza-Jay-Gatling-magician-cardsIt was a little chilly first thing on Saturday morning, and it rained for a short while, but the rest of the weekend was lovely and hot with some glorious sunshine.

We had a great time, but wearing heavy Victorian costumes in bright sun got rather warm!

A huge thank you to the Official Photographer of the Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza, Robert Mann, for letting us use his wonderful images. You can see the whole set of photographs by clicking here.

The weekend after the Extravaganza we were at another outdoor event, but the weather was a complete contrast. Find out all about it in Part Two, coming soon!

Seaside Special – Summer Variety Show in Llandudno 2013

Seaside Special 2013 posterThe only variety show in Llandudno this summer!

Now in it’s 7th year, Seaside Special is full of song, dance, comedy, and magic.


The Linzi Grace Dancers
Mel Blake – top comedian
Rachel Silva – international recording artist
Elemental – magic and illusions

The show runs every Wednesday from the 1st of May to the 2nd of October, at the town hall in Llandudno.



Date: Every Wednesday from the 1st of May to the 2nd of October
Time: Doors open at 7.15pm, curtain up at 8pm
Cost: £6
Venue: Llandudno town hall, Lloyd Street, Llandudno
Tickets: Available from the town hall Monday to Wednesday, or by calling 07986 957177

All proceeds to Happy Faces Children’s Charity registered charity number 1101620

Conwy Pirate Weekend 2013

Conwy Pirate Weekend 2012Ahoy there mateys! If any of ye should be sailing near the waters of Conwy on the 11th or 12th of May, then be sure to drop anchor and come ashore. Whatereyou do, don’t be a landlubber and miss out all the fun!

Here’s a translation for those of you who don’t speak pirate: Come along to Conway on the 11th and 12th of May for the second annual Conwy Pirate Weekend. There’s loads of great things to see and do, so don’t miss out!


conwy-pirate-weekend-2013There will be all kinds of entertainment and activities to enjoy over the weekend:

  • Pirates will enter the river and attack the quay at 10.15am on Saturday
  • On Sunday, pirates will enter the river at 11.15am and skirmish with the revenue and the navy
  • Crabbing competitions
  • Barrell rolling and keg races
  • Pirate tug of war
  • Pirate tales
  • Musicians
  • Birds of prey
  • A lantern parade and cannon fire
  • Smugglers market
  • There’s a fancy dress competition for the best dressed pirates too!

Gatling Magic will be there all weekend, with pirate themed magic.

For more details visit the Conwy Pirate Weekend website and their Facebook page: