Magician, Jamie Jibberish, of Magic for Smiles is making a special visit to Cardiff from his home in Beirut to delight audiences with his magic, on Sunday 20 May, 3.00 pm at Insole Court, Llandaff. He will be accompanied by Patchwork Musicians, a small group of professional musicians.

Jamie Jibberish with his magic balloon (1)

Don’t miss this afternoon of fun for all ages by a truly unusual magician who has already brought joy to 1000s of children, spreading happiness and wellbeing.

Jamie is a humanitarian magician who works with refugees, both Syrian and Palestinian, in Lebanon. These children need fun after experiencing terrible trauma and deprivation.

Jamie has spent most of his career working with major charities (NGOs like Oxfam) on resolving conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa, through campaigning and coalition building. More recently he has moved from more traditional humanitarian work to using his great skills as a magician to bring healing and joy to vulnerable children in the Middle East. He’s now coming to Cardiff to entertain local people at Insole Court.

“The smiles and sheer joy on the faces of these children is the driving force behind my work”, hence ‘Magic for Smiles’, says Jamie

Jamie uses nonsense language (gibberish) during his shows in order to excite the feeling of magic. It works!

“The experience was phenomenal. The children were extremely engaged and loved the show. Thank you for the much needed joy you brought to our students” said a spokesperson for Jusoor Syria.

Patchwork Musicians is a Cardiff-based group of professional musicians aiming to provide performance space for pupils and professional players in the beautiful surroundings of Insole Court Mansion and Gardens.

“We wish to heal divisions, celebrate our multiculturalism and bring communities together”
said Alison Balfour-Paul, co-founder of Patchwork Musicians.

The afternoon is a fundraiser to subsidise Jamie’s work in the Lebanon and the surrounding region. You can support Jamie directly at

Tickets £10 adults; £4.00 children (2+ years); £15.00 Family group (2 adults, 2 children).
Includes tea and homemade cakes and Syrian delicacies.
Insole Court tel 02921 167290

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