North Wales Magic Circle Annual Dinner & Awards

The North Wales Magic Circle recently held their annual dinner and awards ceremony at the Springfield Hotel.

As the joint presidents, it was our role to present the trophies to the well-deserved winners of the competitions that we held throughout the last year.

Jay won the Stage & Cabaret competition, and as he couldn’t present the trophy to himself it was awarded to him by Rick Tynan, president of the Northern Magic Circle.

Our final duty as presidents was to hand over the chain of office to Janet Newman-Carty, the new president of the North Wales Magic Circle. We had a great year, and hope the year ahead is just as successful for the NWMC.

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Blackpool Magic Convention 2017

We visited Blackpool in February to attend the world’s largest magic convention. Over 3,000 magicians were there over the four day event.

There were plenty of lectures and shows to watch, as well as the opportunity to see the latest magic tricks being demonstrated in the two dealers halls.

The Blackpool convention is always a great place to catch up with friends and other magicians; and also a chance to meet some of the big names in magic.

One of our highlights was Paul Zenon’s “Linking Rings”, a wonderfully unique and moving performance.

We also had a little bit of fun at the Magic Circle’s stand, where Jay found out what it was like to be the assistant for a change!

We had a wonderful time, and can’t wait to go back again next year!

Mersey Dee Competition


There are lots of different magic societies all over the country. The Mersey Dee Competition is an inter-society competition, held every two years.

This year’s competition was held in Liverpool, hosted by the Liverpool Magic Circle. The other societies taking part were the Chester Guild of Magicians, the Liverpool Mahatma Magic Circle, and the North Wales Magic Circle.


Together with David Baker, Jay represented the North Wales Magic Circle in this year’s competition.

Although they didn’t win, they had a great time, and were proud to represent the NWMC.

This year’s winner was the Chester Guild of Magicians, represented by Stephen Cooil and Scott Prior.


An Evening of Magic with the North Wales Magic Circle


Lots of people came to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday with the North Wales Magic Circle in Abergele.


It was a great evening, featuring performances from several of our members; with a wide range of magical styles including a children’s magic show, stage and cabaret performances; balloon modelling, and close up tricks.

Jay performed a short cabaret show, and close up magic to the guests.

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An Evening of Magic with the North Wales Magic Circle


The North Wales Magic Circle is holding an evening of magical entertainment in celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday.

The evening starts at 6.30pm with children’s entertainment, followed by close up and cabaret magic; all performed by our members.

Jay will be performing close up magic, as well as cabaret magic later in the evening.

The event is free to attend, and refreshments will be provided. Doors open at 6.30pm, and the evening carries on until 9.30pm.

Date: Friday 10th of June 2016
Time: 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Venue: St Paul’s Church, St George Road, Abergele LL22 7HA
Cost: Free