“Lelystad a city not grown but engineered” mayor Ina Adema said in her speech. The capital city of Flevoland celebrated it’s 50th birthday. Magicacademy was bestowed with the honour of kicking off with a magical presentation. Andre Swinkels and Ray Joël set the stage by showing the 250+ audience the invisible connection between all citizens. We stop talking about illusions when a trick is used to show the truth. Past present and future are connected. And with that realization even the most tied up citizen of them all was able to escape as if by magic. Magic can grow but also be engineered. The beauty of the one does not exclude the other. We would like to thank the city of Lelystad for connecting the past present and future together with the mayor.