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!

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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!

Celebration Events Virtual Wedding Fayre Summer 2020

I am exhibiting in the Celebration Events Virtual Wedding Fayre on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th July 2020

Full wedding celebrations may not be happening quite yet. But we can still plan for the ultimate party when they do! ?

Celebration Events Wedding Fayres are hosting a superb virtual wedding fayre, a place for all the ideas you could possibly imagine. We’ll be there alongside a plethora of other fantastic suppliers. Will you be attending? If so we’ll be on hand to answer any questions you may have about some live entertainment. ???

Sci-Fi Scarborough Online

Sci-Fi Scarborough Online - Saturday 4th April 2020 - Completely free to atttend

Usually at this time of year we would have been making our way over to Scarborough for the awesome Sci-Fi Scarborough. Sadly that cannot happen due to the unique circumstances we all find ourselves in.

But you can’t keep these guys down and they’ve gone virtual. So all day tomorrow they are hosting a online convention complete with Q and A with some fab sci-fi celebrities and of course some shows.

And best of all, it’s completely free!

Jay’s show will be posted at 4.05pm, so head on over there tomorrow and check it out! ??❤

Virtual Wedding Fayres

Tomorrow we were supposed be attending a wedding fayre, but due to the unique circumstances we find ourselves in, of course they will not be going ahead.

So instead, for the first time ever we’ll be at two wedding fayres at once, as we’re part of a couple of virtual wedding fayres this weekend.

Swing on by and check them out! ?❤?

Bouquet & Belle virtual wedding fayre Sunday 29th March

Bouquet & Belle virtual wedding fayre

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Celebration Events virtual wedding fayre

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