A magical event took place earlier today with appearances from two very famous wizard lookalikes.

Bicester Town Council organised Magic at the Garth which went ahead at Garth Park, in Bicester earlier today.

An event for children and young people, the spellbinding occasion saw a range of activities on offer, including balloon modelling, magic tricks, a Punch and Judy show, a magic wand making craft workshop run by the OYAP Trust and dance displays by Bicester ECU Allstar Cheerleading and Elite Dance.

Families brought picnics with them which they enjoyed whilst watching the magic show and perusing all the community stalls.

Holding stalls were Bicester Town Council, Cherwell Theatre Company, Bicester Scouts Group, Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust, the OYAP Trust and Tesco.

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There was also a range of food, drink and ice cream on display, including a candy shop.

In addition, guests were treated to a unicorn stilt walker, walkabout fairies, card tricks and a special guest appearance by Harry Potter and Ron Weasley lookalikes.

Bicester Mayor Alex Thrupp was also in attendance.

The space is being used for a series of events during the summer months, coming up Bicester Town Council have arranged for Queen tribute act, A Night with Queen to come and play on August 6, from 7pm to 10.30pm.

After this, on August 20, from 7pm to 10.30pm, 80s pop cover band Sledgehammer will be coming to rock Garth Park.  


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This story was written by Matthew Norman, he joined the team in 2022 as a Facebook community reporter.

Matthew covers Bicester and focuses on finding stories from diverse communities.

Get in touch with him by emailing: Matthew.norman@newsquest.co.uk

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