WANDS, WIZARDS AND INFECTIOUS EXCITEMENT - MARCH 30 - 10.02AM - 2019
Oxfor lit Fest Harry Potter
Now these are words you needed to know - if only on a fleeting basis - if you were attending ‘The Harry Potter Show’ at The Sheldonian just now - quaffle, bludger, W-rock, time-turner, pensieve, polyjuice potiom, Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans and Horcruxes to name just a few.
And from what I could see, there were hundreds and hundreds of people who did: mainly of course under the age of 12 but many also in their 30s, 50s and, I’d swear, 80s.
There was laughter and excitement as well wands, cloaks and spells - and that was before everyone even got in.
I however who, through nobody else’s fault but my own, have been missing out on a whole literary universe for decades, felt it might it be a little like attending a foreign language course and thus merely spectated, alone, pitifully and full of shame, from outside…
What a muggle!
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FOR YOUNGSTERS (AND THE CHILD IN ALL OF US) - MARCH 13 - 12.26PM - 2020
ACCESSIBLY CHILLED, ACCESSIBLY PRACTICAL - MARCH 8 - 7.59PM - 2020
THE TWO ‘A’S OF A GREAT FESTIVAL - MARCH 7 - 2.19PM - 2020
CHAPTER ONE… MARCH 1 - 7.10PM - 2020
BRILLIANTLY BEWILDERING - APRIL 7 - 4.59PM - 2019
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