It’s here! Prepare to be amazed by artifacts released from the archives of the British Library, unseen sketches and manuscript pages from J.K. Rowling, and incredible illustrations from artist Jim Kay. ⚡️❤️
A photo from a press preview of the "Harry Potter: A History of Magic" exhibition at the British Library in London, Britain, October 18th 2017. The exhibition includes rare books, manuscripts and objects from the British Library’s collection, capturing the traditions of folklore and magic. On display for the first are original drafts and drawings by J.K. Rowling and illustrator Jim Kay. The exhibition opens on October 20th 2017. Credit: Reuters/Mary Turner #HarryPotter#BritishLibrary#exhibition#London#magic
Loved my visit to the @britishlibrary today including the Harry Potter: a history of magic exhibition 🤓⚡ Some fascinating books, illustrations and early drafts of the manuscripts 💙💜 Yes I am a Harry Potter geek plus I'm also fascinated by libraries 😁📚 #BLHarryPotter#harrypotterfan#BritishLibrary#London
Portrait of the actress Mrs. Hartley (1751-1824), as Imoinda in Oroonoko a Tragedy by Thomas Southerne, 1777. " I fear no danger ! Life, or death, I will Enjoy with you". Buku Bibliotheca Surinamica collection.
Oroonoko: or The Royal Slave. A true history. Aphra Behn. 1688.
'Oroonoko' is the oldest novel that is situated in Suriname. Oroonoko belongs to world literature and occupies a key position in the entire colonial literature. It was edited for drama by Thomas Southerne in 1696, German and French translations appeared and was frequently the object of study by literary scholars.
I am trying to do this thing that involves playing baseball/softball/kickball and have called it punk to differentiate from other sport things of this nature and now it has a mailing list. If you'd like to type out the URL it is here: http://eepurl.com/ddLJO9 but otherwise PM me with your email address and first name and I will add you to the list and hopefully enough people will want to play that there will be a team? I got this idea from something I saw on @pascale_arpin 's profile and looked to see if there was anything in Toronto and couldn't find it so thought I'd start it?
I went to the @britishlibrary’s Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition with @charlieinabook on the weekend and enjoyed a few hours of folklore and magic. In the gift shop, I picked up this cute little (slightly ghostly) Hedwig to add to my pin collection. #BLHarryPotter
Had a lovely day in London with @bowley.emma at the HP exhibition at the @britishlibrary and shopping. Now stuck thanks to issues at Waterloo, so on a random train to Epsom to try and get home eventually! #britishlibrary#harrypotter#christmas#coventgarden
I’m going to be posting a lot this week because I don’t want to forget a single thing! We had tickets to the History of Magic Exhibit at the British Library and it was phenomenal! We couldn’t take pictures inside but we got to walk through a room for every major subject taught at Hogwarts and every room was amazing. Then I thought I lost my wallet but someone turned it in! Then we went and saw Jane Austen original notes, original works by Shakespeare, Ian Fleming’s writing on James Bond, the Magna Carta!, original Beatles lyrics, a Gutenberg Bible, Martin Luther’s 95 theses, and documents written by all 3 of Henry VIII’s heirs (if you know me, you know I am obsessed with 14th-17th century European history) and lots more and it was just all amazing.
Article by Emily Kelly - Woodhouse Journalism Academy
On Wednesday 8th November, a selection of English students at Woodhouse College, who happen to dabble in the arts of magic as an extracurricular, had the opportunity to attend the Harry Potter: A History Of Magic exhibition in the British Library.
As a commemoration of the 20 years that have passed since the first publication of ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’, the British Library have given the public a chance to explore some of the subjects studied by their favourite characters at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Throughout the course of the day, Woodhouse students had the chance to delve into the world created by J.K. Rowling through an array of rooms dedicated to each subject taught at Hogwarts. We began with a brief introduction by our guide and proceeded to the rooms unveiling the importance of alchemy; the skill behind potion making; the enchantment of astronomy; the imperativeness of 'defence against the dark arts' and many more. Every room held a new, captivating exhibit, be it interactive activities that brought the lessons to life, or displays of the British Library’s very own collections and original documents penned by Rowling herself.
Don’t be mistaken though, it wasn’t all fun and magic, we did pick up a few important things including terminology such as tasseography, which is a divination or fortune-telling method that interprets patterns in tea leaves and was a key part of Harry Potter’s lesson at Hogwarts.
All in all, we muggles enjoyed a magical morning of witchcraft and wizardry, despite never receiving our Hogwarts acceptance letters.
The enchanting exhibition continues until the 28th February 2018 at the British Library, so go and try your luck spell working, celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter and enable the boy who lived, to live on. #harrypotter#britishlibrary#alevels#sixthformlife