The Lion Salt Works Museum invites would-be young magicians (aged 7-18 years old to join them for a free ‘Magic of Easter’ workshop on Easter Sunday, 16 April. The workshop, run between 2pm – 4pm is with Matt Grindley, a top European and International Illusionist. This event is designed to teach youngsters a few magic tricks that they can go away and practice and use to enter the first annual Magic Competition to be held on May Bank Holiday Weekend (Sunday 30 April and Monday 1 May) at the Lion Salt Works. There is no need to book for this workshop. For more information, call the Lion Salt Works Museum on 01606 275066

Matt Grindley who has featured on BBC1 and Channel 4, is winner of a ‘Best in Europe’ magician trophy as well as being nominated for Entertainer of the Year. Matt travels both in Europe and further afield but lives in Winsford.

Matt, said: “I was delighted to be approached by the Lion Salt Works and asked if I could help out in any way with their Magic Competition. I have lived in Winsford for eight years and my partner is from this area, so naturally I understand the significance of salt to our community and I am keen to support this fantastic Museum that brings our history to life.”

“I have been entranced by magic all my life and love bringing my enthusiasm to youngsters.   Magic requires precision, timing and confidence, all of which are good life lessons.. Easter Sunday is a time families are out or have relatives round and I think this is a really different and interesting thing for them to do.I welcome any child who would like to learn more about magic to join me for this workshop. There is no need to have had any previous experience of magic”

Katherine West, Museum & Arts Manager, Cheshire West and Chester Council, said: “We are enormously grateful to Matt Grindley for his support. This magic workshop promises to be something rather special and a lovely way of trailing our Magic at the Museum Weekend’, which will not only feature the Magic Competition but also a series of magically-themed craft activities, a Mystical Tea, a ‘Chest of Curiosities’ and magical science experiments”