Harry Potter Moving Portraits at North Kensington Library

On Wednesday, 1st February and Saturday, 4th February North Kensington Library opened its doors to Harry Potter fans of all ages and invited them to take part in a series of special Harry Potter Book Night craft workshops.

Inspired by the fantastic moving portraits that embellish the walls at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, we created our own display.Can you recognize our wizards and witches?


Combining natural talent, a few inventive costumes, ingenious digital skills, determination, passion and the generous use of a Time-Turner, we created these marvelous portraits. After a grey and solemn January, it seems that Harry Potter arrived just in time to conjure up some smiles and cheekiness on our faces! Lovely, funny, playful and creative! Thank you all!
I would like to congratulate all the applicants who replied to the job advert for professors and assistants at Hogwarts School and Library ! Their portraits and moving cards tell you all what you need to know – we had a great time and we LOVE the Harry Potter books. Perhaps our wizards and witches do not “move” literary and freely, like in the films, but we don’t have Klaudija Cermak’s assistance every year to provide us with digital effects! But, to paraphrase Galileo – They still move – by “magical” pull-tab-card design.
After a challenging quiz, in order to check our new assistants’ knowledge on Defence against Dark Arts and Magical Creatures, three books Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and two Harry Potter Colouring Books were awarded to the best contestants. Congratulations!

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The third Harry Potter Book Night just ended, our display will be there for you to come and see, enjoy, laugh and admire for a month or two, but, we don’t need to wait another whole year for next Harry Potter event. This year marks the 20th anniversary of J K Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, published in June 1997.
Therefore, keep reading and we’ll do something magical in June!

Zvezdana Popovic,
SCSA North Kensington Library

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