Magic For Smiles

Jamie Jibberish

Humanitarian Magician

COVID 19 update:
Due to COVID-19, for the safety of all concerned, we have paused our live shows and tuition and are currently focusing on online tuition and virtual shows.

Bring smiles to refugee children – through magic! 

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Jamie Jibberish

What a brilliant idea – Jamie uses magic to both entertain and support children who’ve lived through the most difficult times. I thoroughly enjoyed his show when I saw it recently. I loved his magic but even more I loved his mission – he deserves our support.
Rt Hon Jacqui Smith, former UK Home Secretary and Member of Parliament.

Magic for Smiles occupies a unique niche in the magic community. In the context of refugees and other deprived children in the Middle East Jamie as a humanitarian magician is right to focus on how these often traumatised children can benefit from the new experience of magic shows and tuition to improve their lives. I very much welcome the progress and support of this wonderful initiative.
Oliver Tabor, President-Elect, International Brotherhood of Magicians

From an academic perspective, Magic for Smiles (MFS) is a highly unusual and exciting initiative for psychosocial support and therefore enhanced wellbeing. The focus on vulnerable children, mostly refugees in the Middle East, provides a further added value. We look forward to seeing how we can work with MFS to further our understanding of the relationship between magic and wellbeing.
Dr Gustav Kuhn, Magic Lab, Goldsmiths University, UK

Magic Tuition Videos

To view the two exciting magic tuition videos (in English and Arabic together), please write to hello@magicforsmiles.com and we will be delighted to send you the link wherever you are.

Magic Shows for
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Recent Reviews

Humanitarian Shows

Joint Christian Committee, Sabra, Lebanon

We have the pleasure to thank you for your show (for Syrian kids 5-12 years in age) and want to say that either online or live it brings smiles to our children. They were very impressed with the show especially the cards, grapefruit and needle through balloon. They were surprised seeing the show as it was the first time they saw magic and a magician. They also liked how they participated in the tricks. We want to say thank you for your effort and we appreciate your show because it makes our children feel happy.

Hen party Oxfordshire

What a wonderful live magic show! I had no idea how an online magic show would work, but everything was clearly live and in front of our eyes. We were captivated and surprised by the tricks and turns, and we were able to participate in the tricks. Jamie turned the mirrored screen movements into part of the humour of the trick and made us laugh. Really cheered me up during these dark lockdown evenings. Thank you so much. Highly recommended. (Comment 1)

Great show for a virtual Hen do! Really enjoyed it. It was a real performance – magic, music, lighthearted and witty. It really made the occasion special. (Comment 2)

Enrych Oxfordshire

From ENRYCH Oxfordshire:

Excellent show over Zoom for some of our members who are adults which a physical disability as part of our Covid-19 programme of zoom sessions. A variety of tricks aimed at children but suitable for adults too. Thank you for your time Jamie. An enjoyable hour for all of us.

Danish Refugee Organization, Turkey

The two shows were very pleasant and everybody who watched seemed to like them. They were especially very entertaining shows for children and Jamie is really good what he is doing. I hope he does more shows in the future.

TechPixies

Jamie helped ease the stress of lockdown with weekly magic lessons for 2 months! He even did a magic show for my son’s 9th birthday which was a total hit. Thank you Jamie for keeping us laughing through a tough period when the kids were isolated at home.

Flying Carpet Festival, Southern Turkey – Sahba Aminikia

Jamie was an artist-in-residence at our Flying Carpet Children Festival 2019 which operates in south east of Turkey where millions of vulnerable children of Syrian, Iraqi, Kurdish and Turkish origin reside and I have the honor of being the artistic director and founder of. His dedication, his passion and his professionalism was exemplary to all of us and to all the artists. We will never forget him and want him over and over again to bring joy and laugh to our children. I recommend him to anyone who is creating a magical experience and is bringing light and hope to children who deserve it most. Thank you Jamie.

Magic Tuition

Lucie Venard – Yalla

Jamie presented 3 magic shows for the children of Yalla! Pour les Enfants school in Aley and students of Aley First public school. He adapted the shows to fit different age groups from 5 to 14 year old and all children were delighted by the fun, great magic! With very simple material he was able to surprise them, make them laugh and cry from excitement.

He also ran two magic teaching sessions separated by age, initiating them to nice tricks with simple materials. Thank you Jamie for these wonderful moments you offered the children!

Fundraising - Private Parties & Public Events

Great show for a virtual Hen do!

Great show for a virtual Hen do! Really enjoyed it. It was a real performance – magic, music, lighthearted and witty. It really made the occasion special.

Hen party Oxfordshire

What a wonderful live magic show! I had no idea how an online magic show would work, but everything was clearly live and in front of our eyes. We were captivated and surprised by the tricks and turns, and we were able to participate in the tricks. Jamie turned the mirrored screen movements into part of the humour of the trick and made us laugh. Really cheered me up during these dark lockdown evenings. Thank you so much. Highly recommended. (Comment 1)

Great show for a virtual Hen do! Really enjoyed it. It was a real performance – magic, music, lighthearted and witty. It really made the occasion special. (Comment 2)

Nada Safsouf – MAGICAL

MAGICAL offers a variety of packages for all your events including Birthdays parties, gatherings, Halloween parties and themed events. Last week there were a birthday and Jamie came and did a magic show and the children (about 20 kids) liked the show so much.

Martin Lauder – parent

A crowd of very excited 4 year-olds were spellbound for the entire half hour, and all clamouring to participate in the act. The show was thought provoking for the kids and Jamie was great at getting them involved. A wholehearted recommendation to other parents.

William Dobson – Aaliya’s Books

Jamie did a wonderful show at Aaliya’s Books in Beirut. A great range of tricks with fun and memorable presentation for both children and adults alike. Highly recommended

Badaro Festival organiser

The first time I saw Him, i thought, he’s too serious to be a magician. Then, I checked his Facebook page and saw some beautiful photos showing kids reactions. BUT, seeing his live show at Badaro Magical Christmas…. that was amazing! Behind that serious look, there’s a wonderful personality that catches the attention of all ages audience. Jamie … the Humanitarian Magician.

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