Platinum Jubilee Weekend

The four days of the extra long bank holiday weekend were filled to the brim with amazing magical events!

On Thursday, I was in Barmouth for a holiday park show, and I took the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful beach whilst I was there.

Jay Gatling smiles at the camera. He has dark hair, and is wearing a blue denim jacket over a white open-necked shirt. He is standing on a rocky section of shore. Behind him is the beach, and the sea.
A red banner reads "Gatling the Wizard". Next to it is a small table with a bright green paper bag on it. Behind both is a black cloth with lots of little bright lights on it.

Friday it was on to Abersoch for a pool party!

Jay Gatling is standing in front of a crowd of people who are gathered around an outdoor pool. The sun is shining, and there are fluffy white clouds in the sky.

I was at Broughton & Bretton Community Centre on Saturday for their street party.

Two people are holding a purple "selfie-frame" that reads "Celebrating 70 years". The man on the left is wearing a Union Flag waistcoat. Jay Gatling is standing to the right, wearing a bright green tailcoat, a blue waistcoat, and a red cravat.
Jay Gatling standing in front of Broughton and Bretton Community Centre. There are tables in the road, with people sat at them, eating and drinking.
A street party. There are tables laid end to end in the road, with people sat at chairs. Broughton and Bretton Community Centre is in the background.
A poster. The text reads "Broughton and Bretton Community Centre invite you to join us for a street party".

And finally, on the Sunday it was back to Greenwood Family Park for one of my regular family shows.

Jay Gatling, smiles at the camera. He has dark hair, and is wearing a bright green tailcoat, with trousers and a smart waistcoat. Behind him is a banner that reads "Gatling the Wizard".
A covered wooden stage. There are parasols and tables on it, and a banner that reads "Gatling the Wizard". There are puddles of water on the ground in front of the stage, and trails of wet footprints on the stage itself.

“Thank you (for) making our day extra special. You were fantastic.”

"A massive thank you in making our day extra special. You were fantastic... Everyone has been talking about you and the amazing show you put on for us all" Georgina and Dale, bride and groom

“I would like to say a massive thank you in making our day extra special. You were fantastic. And had all of our family and freinds in the palm of your hand. Let me tell you not many people would pull that off!!!!

Everyone has been talking about you and the amazing show you put on for us all.”

Message from Georgina and Dale, bride and groom on the 17th of May 2022 via email

Click here to read all the other reviews that our fabulous clients have written.

Chester Wedding Fair 2019

Chester Wedding Show Sunday 3rd November 2019

And so another wedding fair season comes to a close. As the nights draw in and the sound of jingle bells is on the horizon, the last few wedding exhibitions prepare to show off all that is available to budding brides and grooms, before heading into hibernation to start it all again next spring. Our final wedding event for this year is The Chester Wedding Fair 2019

The event on the 3rd of November is a a new one for our calendar. We’re looking to bring our unique style of magic to the brides and grooms of the Cheshire and North West areas. So we’re heading to Chester Racecourse for the Bliss Wedding Shows Wedding Fair.

Having been to Chester Racecourse in the past for other events we know it to be a wonderfully extravagant venue to have a wedding, one that is definitely worth checking out. And as always coming down on the 3rd of November will allow you the chance to speak face to face with a variety of suppliers, a fine selection of the best in their field.

It’s a great chance to chat with Jay to find out how he can bring high quality, memorable entertainment to your big day, plus you can share in some magic and see a trick or two to boot. All in all it’s set to be a grand day full of fantastic wedding ideas. We look forward to chatting with all the excited brides and grooms and helping to build on the positive memories of their special day.

Chester Rececourse Wedding Fair Sunday 3rd November 2019

What you need to know about Chester Wedding Fair 2019

The event takes place on Sunday the 3rd of November, with doors opening at 11am. Entry is free

For more details on the event follow the links below:

Chester Rececourse Wedding Show – official website

Chester Wedding Show Facebook page

For more details of the wedding services we offer, visit our wedding magic page.

Paul Bridson Productions Showcase Review in UK Cabaret

Jay was recently invited to take part in the annual showcase held by Paul Bridson Productions. Held at the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel near Chester, the showcase was well attended by many in the industry.

A review of the showcase has just been published in UK Cabaret, including a brief overview of Jay’s performance that evening.

For some reason, when magician Jay Gatling leapt on stage, I immediately thought of Harry Potter, but without the spectacles. The style of patter was very much of the Derren Brown witty, throwaway style and the audience participation content would appeal to adult audiences. All of which would seem to mean that this successful showcase outing may well attract some corporate style business.

Reviewer; Mark Ritchie

You can read the full review on the UK Cabaret website:

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