The exciting schedule includes lectures delivered by experts on magic and the supernatural, potion-making classes and a play inspired by the world’s most famous wizard.
The Harry Potter and The History of Magic Celebration Event will include craft-making, a chance to browse shops in Diagon Alley, a talk from a real herbologist, and the chance to be sorted into a house in the Great Hall.
The full list of Potter-themed events at Hull Central Library this month is –
7 February – 5:30pm – 6:30pm – Magical Potion Making
Award-winning interactive science entertainment company Lab Rascals will be delivering potion-making classes.
10 February – 2pm – 3pm – Hogwarts Curriculum Lectures
A mysterious lecture from the British Library collection, delivered by a genuine expert when it comes to magic, will be screened in Hull Central Library. Although aimed at an adult audience, children are welcome to attend.
16 February – 4:30pm – 7pm – Harry Potter and The History of Magic Celebration Event
£2 per child / adults free
Wizardly fun for under-16s with costumes, books, fun activities, fantastic beasts and potion-making.
Hull Libraries will be celebrating all things Harry Potter with its Harry Potter Celebration Event. Fans of all ages will have the chance to celebrate J.K. Rowling’s wonderful series – and pass the magic on to young readers who haven’t yet discovered these unforgettable books.
Potter fans will be able to browse shops in Diagon Alley and try on the famous Sorting Hat in the Great Hall.
21/22/28 February – 7:30pm – 9pm – Magic or Macabre?
This exciting production from Hull Community Theatre is inspired by Harry Potter and the history of magic and will see audiences led around the library in a site-specific performance.
24 February – 2pm – 3pm – Hogwarts Curriculum Lectures – Mike Covell
Hull Historian Mike Covell will be talking about the myths and legends of fantastic beasts in Hull and the surrounding areas – and where to find them.
Mike Covell said;
“It’s a great pleasure and an honour to be invited to speak about some of the weird and wonderful cases that I have investigated and researched. While I spend a great deal of time in the field searching for mythical creatures, usually in the cold and wet, a lot of the research is done in Hull Libraries, poring over books, old texts and historical newspapers, where the atmosphere is more inviting and less scary.”
Hull Central Library is also home to the History of Magic exhibition until 28 February with books and panels showing the history of subjects that inspired the Hogwarts lessons.
Councillor Terry Geraghty, portfolio holder for leisure and tourism, said:
“It’s brilliant to think that 20 years after the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone people who grew up with the young wizard and the magical setting of Hogwarts are now able to enjoy JK Rowling’s amazing books with their own children.
“This fantastic series of events at Hull Central Library offers fun for all the family, and both Potter fans young and old.”
All the events are bookable online through Eventbrite online at bit.ly/HullLibraries
For more information call Hull Libraries on 01482 210000.
Hull Central Library is on Albion Street in the city centre.
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