Raid your wardrobes for your finest Hogwarts threads as Central Library celebrate Harry Potter Book Day this weekend with an afternoon of wizarding wonder as part of the city’s Read Manchester campaign. Although tickets to pre-bookable workshops flew out in no time like a drove of Nimbus 2000 broomsticks, a myriad of drop-in magical activities will keep both diehard and new Harry Potter fans out of trouble.
We can’t wait to feast our eyes on the transformation of Central Library’s Wolfson Reading Room into Hogwarts’ Great Hall. See live owls and flying displays (to manage expectations – this will be by the owls not witches and wizards), be sorted by the Sorting Hat, get involved in Harry Potter storytelling and a Harry Potter quiz. There is even the chance to meet and take a selfie with Dumbledore and HP in person. Magic indeed.