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British Library Starts Selling Harry Potter: A History of Magic tickets

The British Library released tickets on Monday for its new Harry Potter exhibit, Harry Potter: A History of Magic. This is how the British Library describes the event:

“Have you ever wanted to delve into Divination, ponder the peculiarities of Potions and discover enchanting creatures? Now you can.

We unveil rare books, manuscripts and magical objects from the British Library’s collection, capturing the traditions of folklore and magic which are at the heart of the Harry Potter stories. Marvel at original drafts and drawings by J.K. Rowling and illustrator Jim Kay, both on display for the first time.

See the gargantuan 16th-century Ripley Scroll that explains how to create a Philosopher’s Stone. Gaze at Sirius in the night sky as imagined by medieval astronomers. Encounter hand-coloured pictures of dragons, unicorns and a phoenix rising from the flames.”

The exhibition will run from October 2017 – February 2018. Currently, tickets are only available through December. You can find them here.


USAopoly Reported to Release Harry Potter Ultimate Edition Trivial Pursuit

USAopoly, maker of the original Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit, is releasing a souped up version of their popular game in September of this year. The new game will have 1,800 questions (3x more than the original version) and an actual game board to use along with the cards! The questions are rumored to also range in difficulty so that even seasoned wizards can be challenged.


New ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ London West End Cast Announced

Rehearsals begin this week for the new cast of ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ in London’s West End.

The new cast is:

Harry Potter- Jamie Glover
Ginny Potter- Emma Lowndes
Albus Potter- Theo Ancient
Ron Weasley- Thomas Aldridge
Hermione Granger- Rakie Ayola
Rose-Granger Weasley- Helen Aluko
Draco Malfoy- James Howard
Scorpius Malfoy- Samuel Blenkin

The original cast will be giving their final performances on May 21, with the new cast giving their first performance on May 24.


Plush Niffler Now Available!

Warner Brothers released a stuffed Niffler available for purchase so we can all have a cuddly version of one of our favorite beasts!

The stuffed Niffler is currently available for pre-order with an estimated delivery sometime early in May. If you can’t wait that long, they are currently available at the Platform 9 ¾ and Heathrow Airport shops.

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