Important Update – Coronavirus/Covid-19

With a lot of worry and uncertainty in the world at the moment, we thought it best to clarify how things are being handled here at Gatling Magic.

We are keeping a close eye on the government guidelines and how this affects upcoming events and private bookings. At present we are still honouring our bookings as they stand. However, we believe that the health of you and your loved ones is vitally important, so if you have booked with us and feel the need to make any changes in regards to the current situation, then please get in touch and we will help to rearrange your booking for a later date.

Everything feels scary at this time, but we keep in mind the adage that ‘This too shall pass’. And when it does we will be here to bring magic, kindness and good memories to your events in the future. Stay safe, wash your hands, and be kind to loved ones and those around you. Together there is nothing we can’t do.

Love to you all,
Jay Gatling

New – Online Cocktail & Magic Evenings

The Wonder Bar

I’ve teamed up with The Wonder Bar to bring a fabulous package of entertainment to one and all with our new online cocktail & magic evenings!

A mix of cocktails and magic, completely online. Learn to make some awesome cocktails then as you enjoy your creations sit back, relax and be thoroughly entertained by yours truly.

It’s like a night out in your living room! So let’s have a Zoom party.

Get in touch to find out more or to book your event.

Recommended on Facebook: ” just the right combination of magic and fun”

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“I booked Jay for a 30 minute virtual magic show for my daughters 10th birthday. My first time booking an event like this during lockdown. We projected the show onto the lounge wall and I have to say it was fabulous. Jay is very personable and professional and delivered just the right combination of magic and fun at exactly the right pitch to keep everyone engaged. I highly recommend Gatling Magic to anyone looking for some top class entertainment for a birthday or event.”

Recommended by Kelly on the 22nd of March 2021

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New – Online Virtual Magic Shows

A Little Bit Of Trickery - online virtual magic shows available worldwide now

A Little Bit of Trickery – Online Virtual Magic Shows are available to book worldwide now! Are you hosting an online event and looking for a bit of variety? Then get in touch today and book my new virtual show

Shows are 15 or 30 minutes long, and perfect to bring something unique to your next Zoom event. Each performance is interactive, visual and family friendly.

So wherever your are in the world; to find out more or to book get in touch and I’ll be happy to help any way I can.

Gwrych Castle to host “I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!”

There are exciting things on the horizon for one of my favourite venues! Before the recent pandemic I had the privilege of working at some of the most beautiful venues across the country, bringing magic and entertainment to young and old alike.

Some places I only got the chance to visit once or twice, others I’d make a regular trip to once a year. Some venues I found myself at multiple times every year, so much so that I got associated with them.

Gwrych Castle is one such place – a gorgeous venue where I am happy to be called their resident wizard/magician.

A crowd watching a magician perform at Gwrych Castle; a long rainbow streamer is held between the magician and a child, billowing in the wind

Over the years I have performed at this beautiful faux castle and grounds as part of their medieval events, Christmas events and much more aside. I have roamed the grounds and gardens showing off some mind bending trickery and performing shows that will stick with me for years to come. It is always a pleasure to work there as the group of volunteers that run the place are lovely people, and dedicated to preserving and restoring the castle. 

So, I was excited to hear of the huge news for Gwrych Castle that they are to host the upcoming series of I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!

"I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!" text

Normally filmed in Australia in previous years, due to the world changing events of Covid 19, they were forced to find a new location for this year’s series. After “hunting the countryside” they found the extraordinary location of Gwrych Castle, described by Kevin Lygo, Director of television at ITV, as a ‘“Walt Disney drawn castle”. I can safely say that it is definitely a place that has been full of magic!

It’s sure to be a new challenge for the producers, hosts Ant and Dec and of course the team at Gwrych, who have been busy preparing the site for when the telly crews arrive. But I am sure it is a challenge that all involved will rise to. This is a fantastic opportunity for Gwrych Castle and its team, one that will bring the site much deserved recognition. 

So when 2020s series of I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! airs later this year I will definitely be tuning in to see how the celebrities fare at this most characterful location.

Oh and did we mention that the castle is haunted….mwhahahahaaaaa!