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What an exciting day we had at J-Day 2017 in October. Our very special star guest was none other than Issy Simpson, the 8 year old girl who came second in Britain’s Got Talent this year by astounding Simon Cowell with her magic! She was wonderful at our fun day and was accompanied by Russ Stevens, the magic consultant for Britain’s Got Talent. He gave great insight into what it is like to enter as a number of our members are planning on doing so. We had a fantastic lecture on stagecraft and presentation by Quentin Reynolds, who also compered our gala show, and on cards and coins by the one and only Will Houstoun. Our own Dean Leavey performed the act with which he won The Young Magician of the Year in the gala show which was headlined by Richard Pinner. Along with the competitions, dealers and annual Award Ceremony, it really was a great day.