Erwyd & Gatling’s Magical Matinee

Erwyd & Gatling

Erwyd and Gatling’s Magical Matinee is a family friendly magic show packed full of comedy, audience participation, juggling, and mild hysteria… There will be some magic in there too, we promise.

The Magical Matinee is part of the North Wales Burlesque and Cabaret Festival that happens every year on the last weekend of January at Theatr Colwyn in Colwyn Bay.

This show is 100% family friendly.

Why have a family show at a burlesque and cabaret festival?

It’s a good question. Basically, over the years the festival has been asked if there was anything people could bring their kids to and until now they’ve had to say no. But thanks to phenomenal support from Colwyn Bay Town Council and Theatr Colwyn, we’re now able to provide a fantastic family show at this fabulous event.

For more information about the North Wales Burlesque & Cabaret festival, visit their website www.northwalesburlesque.com

You can keep up to date with all the latest news on the festival on their official Facebook page.

What you need to know about Erwyd and Gatling’s Magical Matinee

The show will take place on Saturday the 25th of January at Theatr Colwyn, and starts at 2pm.

Tickets for this event cost just £5 for adults and only £1.50 for children and can be bought on the Theatr Colwyn website here.

Read more about Erwyd & Gatling here.

For more information on our family shows, click here.

Gwrych Castle Christmas Fair 2019

Gwrych Castle in snow

In the words of the immortal Slade… “It’s Christmas!” Well, it’s definitely on the way. The nights are drawing in; shopping lists are growing with gifts and food galore; and the time has come to drag the tree down from the attic, and the annual tradition of decorating it whilst watching your favourite Christmas film. (Which we all know is Die Hard!) At least, that’s how it goes down in the Gatling household.

But also for us it is a time to share a lot of magic, Jay will be busy performing at many a seasonal party across December, bringing magic and Christmas cheer to all.

This all kicks off on November 30th and December 1st as we once again return to the magical and mysterious Gwrych Castle as part of the Gwrych Castle Christmas Fair 2019.

This also marks the start of Gwrych’s Christmas season, which runs every weekend until Christmas Eve, with the opening of their Santa’s Grotto! The big man himself will be arriving on the Saturday to begin the festivities and open the grotto ready to greet all the good boys and girls, with the addition of a plethora of stalls bulging with lots of goodies to help get the perfect gift for that certain someone.

And of course the Wizard of Conwy will be in attendance to entertain all as well: Jay will be there both days meeting and greeting one and all, sharing some magic and perhaps performing a show or two, so be sure to keep an eye out for the castle’s resident Wizard and partake in some Christmas magic!

We look forward to meeting you all there, and sharing in the joy of this wonderful holiday season.

Now if you’ll excuse us, it’s not truly christmas until Bruce Willis defeats Alan Rickman… again.

What you need to know about Gwrych Castle Christmas Fair 2019

The event takes place on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st of November.

For full details visit Gwrych Castle’s website

There is also more information on the events page on Facebook

To find out more about the history of the castle and the work being done to restore it, visit their website.

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

Rhyl Town Hall Wedding Fayre Autumn 2019 – postponed

24/08/2019: Please note that this event has now been postponed. We’ll post details of the new date as soon as we have them.

Weddings are big events – events that require a lot of planning and putting together; most people have never attempted to organise such a thing and bring to life such a major undertaking. It’s a special day you want to remember for years to come, a day that filled with love and laughter.

But where do you start with such a thing? Well if you’ve read the title of this blog then you know the answer is a wedding fayre; like the Rhyl Town Hall wedding fayre this autumn 2019. These events are designed to help you get an idea of the sorts of things you might want to think about for the big day, and are generally held in beautiful venues where you can get married and/or have the wedding breakfast and evening reception.

Jay Gatling performs close up magic for a bride and groom.

Wedding fayres are also full of fantastic local suppliers who can help you with all your questions, and even inspire you with ideas you may not have thought about. We attend multiple wedding fayres as a wedding supplier twice a year. The two seasons are Spring and Autumn fayres. It’s great to be able to speak face to face with all those budding brides and grooms and help shape their perfect day.

Having worked dozens upon dozens of weddings over the years we’ve seen the beautiful, the unusual, and the astounding. And because of this experience we have a good deal of knowledge concerning our place in the proceedings, and how a little close-up magic added to the day can be an invaluable tool. Keeping guests entertained as you have your pictures taken, or getting whole tables laughing and engaging with each other during the wedding breakfast – these are just some of the advantages of having a walk about close-up magician as part of the day.

Jay from Gatling Magic entertains guests at a wedding.

The autumn wedding fayre season will be kicking off very soon and the first fayre we will be attending is at the fantastic Rhyl Town Hall. This will be on September 1st and will be attended by a fabulous variety of wedding suppliers, all ready and willing to help you with you big day.

It would be great to speak with you about how we can bring high quality, memorable magic to the day also. So come on by and have a chat and see how we can help.

What you need to know about Rhyl Town Hall Wedding Fayre Autumn 2019

The Rhyl Town Hall Wedding fayre takes place on Sunday the 1st of September 2019, and runs from 12pm to 4pm. New date to be confirmed.

Find out more about the event on their Facebook page

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

Gwrych Castle Medieval Festival 2019

Gwrych Castle Medieval Festival 2019

The summer holidays are in full swing and now is the time to find things to go out and do, to enjoy the beautiful weather and escape the house for a while. It’s always wonderful to go and explore new locations, with lots of hidden secrets and North Wales is full of such places. And as the title of this blog might point out, we have one such place to suggest: Gwrych Castle Medieval Festival 2019!

On the 3rd and 4th of August Gwrych Castle will be hosting their ever popular Medieval Festival. This will be the third year we have attended and was one of the debut locations for the Wizard of Conwy.

It is a fabulous day out and one that helps support the renovation of this gorgeous location. There is always lots to see and do. Of course Jay will be there in full wizard garb entertaining one and all with some astounding close-up magic, up to three shows throughout the day and some occasional balloon modeling. When you see the green and blue robes about the castle be sure to come over and say hi, then share in some magic.

In addition there will be tours of the grounds to partake in, birds of prey to have a picture with, a hefty number of re-enactors… and where there’s re-enactors there’s sure to be a sword fight or two! And if the kids fancy a go there will be a children’s sword fight school to boot. 

Gwrych Castle Medieval Festival 2019 is a superb day out for the whole family and a wonderful location to chill out in as well, so why not bring a lunch or grab some food and drink from one of the stalls and soak in the atmosphere.

We look forward to seeing you there and sharing some marvellous medieval magic with you.

What you need to know about Gwrych Castle Medieval Festival 2019

Gwrych Castle Medieval Festival 2019 Poster

Tickets are only £6.00 for adults, £3 for kids with under 3s getting in free, and a family ticket is only £15.00. And all funds go towards helping to continue the restoration of this astounding building – and with continued support the Castle will reach its former beauty once more.

For more information about the festival, check out the event page on Facebook.

You can keep up to date with all the lastest news on Gwrych Castle’s Facebook page.

If you’re interested in reading more about the history of the castle and the work being done to restore it, visit their website.

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