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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Laughter and Wonder at Magic Show

Smiles and laughter were conjured up during a magic event to celebrate a society’s 75th anniversary.

It took place at Rhyl’s Botanical Gardens and was hosted by the North Wales Magic Circle (NWMC).

As well as puppets  and entertainers there were also bubbles galore.

The circle also held its annual children’s entertainer competition and Mr Magico – real name Eddie Hughes – was crowned the winner.

Janet Newman-Carty, president-elect and secretary of the NWMC said: “The afternoon went really well. The botanical gardens put up a marquee and we managed to get everyone under cover.

“We were really happy with the amount of visitors. There was a good turnout.

“Everyone enjoyed what was on offer, including Punch and Judy, balloon models, bubbles and the competition.

“Mr Magico was a deserving  winner. He is very traditional in his craft.”

This was a free event. Money was raised for three children’s charities including Happy Faces, T Gobaith and Chernobyl Children.

Article reproduced from the Rhyl Journal

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A hat-trick of newspaper articles

We’ve been featured three times in this week’s Rhyl Journal, on three consecutive pages!

Article from the Rhyl Journal titled "Magic in the gardens for 75th anniversary"

On page 31, there’s an article about the North Wales Magic Circle’s 75th anniversary, and the event that we’re holding in the Botanical Gardens in Rhyl to celebrate. There’s more information in our previous blog post.

Article from the Rhyl Journal titled "Archery and medieval knights liven up festival"

On page 32 there’s a feature on the recent Medieval Festival in Gwrych Castle, near Abergele.  We’ll be posting a blog soon with pictures from the event.

Article from the Rhyl Journal titled "'Great escape' event is just magic"

Finally, on page 33 there’s coverage of The Greatest Show on Turf, an event in Prestatyn that featured escapology, hula hooping, and circus skills. Again, look out for an upcoming post with photos. You can also read the full article on the Rhyl Journal website.

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Magic in the Gardens

The North Wales Magic Circle is celebrating our 75th Anniversary by holding “Magic in the Gardens on Sunday the 3rd of September.

The event will take place in the Botanical Gardens in Rhyl from 12 until 4; and will feature lots of magic, including our annual Children’s Entertainer Competition.

As the joint presidents of the NWMC, we’d love to see as many people as possible there to celebrate our landmark year!

For more information, check out the event’s Facebook page

For more details on our outdoor entertainment, visit our outdoor entertainment page.

Merlin Festival, Carmarthen

The town of Camarthen is celebrating its links with Merlin by holding a festival to celebrate the Welsh Year of Legend. The festival will include Wales’ only street magic contest, featuring five magicians who have been invited to perform.

Jay is one of the five performers who have been selected to take part, together with fellow North Wales Magic Circle member Professor Llusern. The two are very much looking forward to taking part in the event, and being able to represent the NWMC.

The festival takes place on the 25th of March, and you can get all the details from the official Facebook page.