LIBRARY HOSTS WORKSHOPS AND EXHIBITIONS
A Harry Potter themed exhibition celebrating the origins and history of magic is set to open at Leeds Central Library is now open.
Inspired by the British Library’s ‘Harry Potter: A History of Magic’ exhibit, on offer will include workshops, talks, storytelling and a number of special events perfect for all the family. Forming part of the display on specially designed panels will also be images of books, manuscripts and magical objects currently on view in the British Library’s own exhibition and images of material from author J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury’s own collections.
As part of the exhibition, Leeds and Yorkshire’s own connections to magic and folklore will also be explored and feature wonderful images from the central library’s unique collections. This includes taking a closer look at Mother Shipton, who born in Yorkshire in 1488, is one of England’s most famous prophetess.
Families will also be able to join in a Harry Potter Trail of the exhibition and face challenges along the way as they delve further into the real life myths and legends behind some of the magical elements in the popular stories.
There are Family Heritage Trails, Story Telling, Wand Making and Prop Making Workshops, Screenings and Lectures and all sorts of exciting events from now to 29 January 2018.
Full details of all events and further information on the ‘Harry Potter: A History of Magic’ exhibit are available on our heritage blog Secret Library Leeds – or join in the conversation at: #BLHarryPotter