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Meet Haremione - the Harry Potter-inspired GoGoHare

PUBLISHED: 18:07 13 March 2018 | UPDATED: 18:33 13 March 2018

Go Go Hare Hare-mione is unveiled by competition winner Honor Roat at the library. With her is artist Jo Fisk, Matthew Conway form Dipple and Conway and Michael Rooney of Break.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018

Go Go Hare Hare-mione is unveiled by competition winner Honor Roat at the library. With her is artist Jo Fisk, Matthew Conway form Dipple and Conway and Michael Rooney of Break. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

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Meet Hare-mione - the newest GoGoHare sculpture to be conjured up for the charity art trail that will decorate Norwich and Norfolk this summer.

Go Go Hare Hare-mione is unveiled by competition winner Honor Roat at the library.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018Go Go Hare Hare-mione is unveiled by competition winner Honor Roat at the library. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

Inspired by the magical world of Harry Potter and the boy wizard’s friend Hermione, the enchanting hare was revealed at Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library on Tuesday.

She will be one of an array of characters that will feature in the GoGoHares trail being brought to Norfolk by children’s charity Break and Wild in Art.

Hare-mione is designed by artist Jo Fiske and sponsored by Norwich-based Dipple & Conway Opticians, and she was unveiled today by seven-year-old competition winner Honor Roat.

Talking about the inspiration for Hare-mione, Emma Conway, from Dipple & Conway, said: “Jo Fiske, who painted Hare-mione for us, has a genuine love for JK Rowling’s books and this is reflected in every brush-stroke.

Go Go Hare Hare-mione is unveiled by competition winner Honor Roat at the library.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018Go Go Hare Hare-mione is unveiled by competition winner Honor Roat at the library. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

“We know that fans of Harry Potter will enjoy discovering familiar icons and characters as they take a closer look at this enchanting hare.”

She added: “They’ll be able to find chocolate frogs, incantations, flying keys and lots more magical items inspired by Harry Potter’s world of witchcraft and wizardry. “

Jo Fiske, who lives in Norwich, said: “My children adore Harry Potter and we’ve had lots of fun re-discovering the books to ensure that the sculpture includes lots of familiar magical devices, as well as some surprises.”

In keeping with the book theme, Honor Roat, from North Walsham, was given the all-important task of revealing Hare-mione as part of her prize for her Gangsta Granny-inspired glasses design being picked as a joint winner of a Dipple & Conway competition to create some book-themed spectacles. Ten-year-old Olivia Frankland Swift, from Rollesby, also won the competition with her design for a pair of Worst Witch-inspired glasses.

Go Go Hare Hare-mione is unveiled by competition winner Honor Roat at the library.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018Go Go Hare Hare-mione is unveiled by competition winner Honor Roat at the library. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

Dipple & Conway will be launching a Hare-mione activity pack ready for the start of the GoGoHares trail on June 24.

People will also be able to keep up to date with Hare-mione’s adventures by following @GoGoHaremione on Twitter and Instagram or visiting www.dippleandconway.co.uk

For more information about GoGoHares - which is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Break - visit www.gogohares.co.uk

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