Harry Potter Celebration comes to Manchester Central Library

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Magic comes to Manchester Central Library this Saturday, with a day of Harry Potter themed events and activities to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Attendees are encouraged to dress up as their favourite characters, and perhaps enjoy a Butterbeer before meeting Albus Dumbledore and Harry Potter in person.

The Sorting Hat will be present to make a decision that could change your life in the wizarding world for better or worse, as well as a Real Owl Roadshow who’ll be on hand for all of your postal needs.

There’ll also be green screen photography to help recreate the magic of the books and films, as well as a variety of other wizarding themed events.

The Manchester Children’s Book Festival will be running events and workshops throughout the day including Potter themed quizzes for the wizarding experts among us, and magical artwork activities.

We spoke to volunteer Amie Richardson, who is working with the Festival to run a mask making workshop throughout the day. She praised the event, commenting, “I’ve always loved the franchise since I was a kid and I think that these type of events are great to help introduce kids to the books and films they might not have been lucky enough to grow up with.”

The magical day of events will take place at the Manchester’s Central Library on Saturday 4 between 12-4pm.

Although the Professors of Hogwarts Workshops are now sadly sold out, all other events will be available for everyone to take part.

You can find out more details about this event on the  Manchester Central Libraries website here.


You can keep up to date with all Manchester Children’s Book Festival events by liking our Facebook page and joining our Facebook group. You can also follow us on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #MCBF2017.

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