Braved the appalling weather to come down to Huddersfield Library for a Harry Potter themed 2018 preview, in keeping with the exhibit they're doing with the British Library.
Read my review about the British Library Harry Potter exhibit HERE
And read my review about the Hudderfield Library Harry Potter exhibit HERE
Upon entry we were treated with magic potions, owls & the Sorting Hat. I have taken the sorting quiz on Pottermore three times and ended up with Gryffindor, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff. According to the Huddersfield Sorting Hat, I am undeniably Slytherin. Hiss hiss.
Volunteers had really got into the magical spirit and it made me wish we could have more themed events like this in Huddersfield because it was so much fun.
We were given a brief overview of what to expect at the festival. A lot of the details were a little sketchy because they were still in the process of booking guests and organising the finishing touches (it's not until March) but there is a good mixture of events that will appeal to the Huddersfield community. It should also hopefully attract visitors from the local surrounding towns and cities as well. There's poetry, dance, theatre, family days, a cosplay ball and even a specialised event looking at how horse therapy can help people with Autism. A lot of the events are also FREE as well, thanks to the ever generous sponsors and arts funding.
I've been attending the festival since 2015 and I always look forward to it. It's just a shame it will clash with my trip to Las Vegas next year. Hopefully I'll be able to catch a workshop before or after I go!
For more information and tickets please visit the festival website HERE
Runs from 8th - 18th March 2018
File under: Huddersfield, Literature, Festival, books, fiction, Harry Potter
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