Conwy Pirate Weekend 2014

One of the great things about being entertainers is all the fabulous events we get to attend. It’s always a great excuse to dress up in costume and really get into character.

This last weekend, we were at the Conwy Pirate Weekend, the third year of this annual event. Unfortunately it was very wet and overcast on Saturday, which meant that we were all very soggy pirates, but it was more than made up for by the brilliant sunshine on Sunday.

There were loads of events and activities over the weekend: barrel rolling and barrel carrying competitions, a real live mermaid, an 18th century pirate camp, a pirate ship attacking the quay which had to be fended off by cannon fire, and all kinds of stalls and stores.

The crowds were kept entertained by Harley the Clown, Roslyn Walker, Tom Mason & the Blue Buccaneers, as well as Clerical Error Morris Dancers, mermaid Toni Mishell and others. We  told the magical tale of “Captain Gatling’s Journey of Wonder”, and Jay was also the voice of the event, giving announcements all day, and providing commentary on the events, and introducing the acts.

As always, Bernie the Bunnie came along with us, and this time, he decided that he wanted to dress up too. He met lots of new people, but some of the pirates were a bit fierce… although he did eventually get his revenge!

Huge thanks to everyone at HTC Entertainments and Events for all their hard work in making the event such a success.

Make sure to keep an eye on the Conwy Pirates website to get all the news about next year’s event, and be sure to like their Facebook page.

Upcoming Public Performances


There’s more dates to be added to the list, so keep coming back to get the latest updates.

Shows in 2014

Happy new year! Here’s some information about some of the shows we’ve got lined up so far for 2014:

In addition to all the shows, we’re also working on a brand new act. With a new act, comes new props – and Bernie just had to take a look inside.


Hopefully, we’ll be showing you some sneak previews of elements from our new act over the next few months – but not too many as we want to keep it a surprise!

Conwy Pirate Weekend 2013

Ahoy there mateys! If any of ye should be sailing near the waters of Conwy on the 11th or 12th of May, then be sure to drop anchor and come ashore. Whatereyou do, don’t be a landlubber and miss out all the fun!

Here’s a translation for those of you who don’t speak pirate: Come along to Conway on the 11th and 12th of May for the second annual Conwy Pirate Weekend. There’s loads of great things to see and do, so don’t miss out!


There will be all kinds of entertainment and activities to enjoy over the weekend:

  • Pirates will enter the river and attack the quay at 10.15am on Saturday
  • On Sunday, pirates will enter the river at 11.15am and skirmish with the revenue and the navy
  • Crabbing competitions
  • Barrell rolling and keg races
  • Pirate tug of war
  • Pirate tales
  • Musicians
  • Birds of prey
  • A lantern parade and cannon fire
  • Smugglers market
  • There’s a fancy dress competition for the best dressed pirates too!

Gatling Magic will be there all weekend, with pirate themed magic.

For more details visit the Conwy Pirate Weekend website and their Facebook page:

Weekends in Llandudno, Colwyn Bay and Conwy

We’ve been very busy for the last few weekends. First was the Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza. It was our fifth year at the event, and the very first performance for the Mystic Emporium.

The following weekend we were at Eirias Park in Colwyn bay for the Way Of Life team’s fun day. Harley the Clown was there with his circus workshop, and we had lots of fun learning how to spin plates!

And finally, this weekend we were at the Conwy Pirate Weekend. We had  a great time, especially as we were working with Harley again, as well as escapologist Roslyn Walker. Be sure to have a look at their new Pyrate Circus website.