Tag: Harry Potter

Gaming

Escape Room Shenanigans

Escape Rooms are fun – each one you go to is a unique experience. Many of my favourite memories have taken place in them. I’d like to share a few. Of all the places, my first escape room experience was actually in Budapest. On our stay, my friends and I googled things to do in…

Sport

‘You play Quidditch… so how do you fly?’

‘I don’t care if you fall off your broom as long as you catch the Snitch first.’ If you are a Harry Potter fan, this sentence can only mean one thing: Quidditch. Although most people relate Quidditch with Harry Potter and don’t quite understand how people play it without ‘flying’, it is actually a sport…

Arts

ChristmArts to-do list

Magical Christmas “Christmas is such a consumer season nowadays, but with younger relatives, it is a delight to see the excitement on tiny faces. One of my holiday favourites is one I have re-read many times. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone allows me to imagine myself in the snow-covered Hogwarts grounds. The holiday season…

Film

Norwich Film Fest

The shorts The main draw of the Norwich Film Festival is, of course, the incredible and diverse selection of short film events. With a huge range of competitions, there is something for all audiences. The first showcase was for films funded by Creative England and included gems including Belle & Bamber and Trigga. Local filmmakers…

Features

20 years of magic

It’s 11.55pm. My friend Nadja and I are covered in face paint, exhausted after an hour watching a herd of five-year-old Dumbledores fight over which beard felt the most authentic.  It’s 2007, and Borders books are holding a midnight release party for the final book in the Harry Potter series, The Deathly Hallows. The time…

News

INTO grads’ paradise for Potterheads goes viral

A Harry Potter escape room created by two INTO UEA graduates has gone viral on the 20th anniversary of the magical franchise. In Engima Quest’s  ‘School of Witchcraft and Wizardry’, fans who wish to experience the magical world first hand have an hour to escape from a room by solving a series of Harry Potter…

Film

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

In case you’ve been pining for some more Wizarding World in your life, then Yates, Heyman and Rowling have got you covered with their subtly similar but vastly more mature franchise film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. If you’re expecting to see some familiar faces though, this isn’t the film for you, as…

Film, OldVenue

Head To Head: Best Dystopian Hero

Peeta Mellark  Peeta Mellark is one of the best characters primarily because he’s loveably hopeless. In the first film alone he spends pretty much the entirety of the Hunger Games disguised as some rocks, gets seriously poisoned and is ultimately ‘dumped’ by Katniss. He may not be the strongest dystopian teen character ever, or in…

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