Harry Potter night for young fans of witching and wizardry

Harry Potter books. Photo: Sonya Brown

Harry Potter books. Photo: Sonya Brown - Credit: Archant

Great Yarmouth Library is holding a Hogwarts-themed event in celebration of the Harry Potter Book Night on Thursday February 2, 4.30-6.30pm.

The national event promoted by Bloomsbury Publishers encourages youngsters to dress up as their favourite character and celebrate the books by J K Rowling.

Organisers say it will be a night of wizarding fun with activities and the chance to meet some real owls from Fritton Owl Sanctuary.

Young visitors can also make special potions using a smoothie bike.

The event follows last year's successful evening on a Harry Potter theme. It is billed as 'a great night for both dedicated Potterheads and new fans to adventure into the world of magic.'

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Harry Potter Book Night was launched in 2015 and has since seen it trending on Twitter with thousands of fans taking part across the UK. This year's theme is the professors of Hogwarts - celebrating teachers who have a big influence on young lives.

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