Harry Potter inspired free events coming to Manchester

October 31st, 2017 by Sandy

Hardcore Harry Porter fans will rejoice, as a series of live Potter inspired lectures and vents are coming to Manchester. Potter geeks will get the chance to learn about the inspiration behind and origins of the stories by J.K. Rowling. The free evens are in true Harry Potter-style, like Defense Against the Dark Arts, Divination, Care of Magical Creatures and one based on Hogwart’s curriculum, along with rare manuscripts, books and magical objects from the collection at the British Library.

Four live screenings will be beamed straight from London, from the British Library, to be hosted at Manchester Libraries. Visitors will get to see the mammoth 16th Century Ripley Scroll. It explains how to create a Philosopher’s Stone. They can learn about the history of witchcraft and gaze the night-sky, like medieval astronomers, for Sirius. The 4 sessions are- Simon Costin on Brooms, Wands & Cauldrons:The Instruments of Magic (31 October); Jim Kay & Olivia Lomenech Gill on Illustrating Harry Potter (17 November); Women, Witches & Witch Trials (5 December); and Christopher Frayling with The Hogwarts Curriculum Lectures: Defense Against The Dark Arts (22 January). The sessions are free events and each lasts abut one and a half hours. Booking is necessary and via the Eventbrite website.