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JK Rowling To Give Reading at Royal Opera House in London, Attends Dinner at 10 Downing Street

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: sue
April 02, 2009, 12:11 AM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling will continue her visit with Michelle Obama, wife of the President of the United States Barack Obama, as they are scheduled to attend a performance at the Royal Opera House in London, England tomorrow. The Independent reports that during this outing there will be "a programme of operatic and ballet extracts. JK Rowling will give a reading during the performance, introduced by the broadcaster Mariella Frostrup." There is no word at this time what Jo will be reading and we will of course update with more on this when we can.

As we first told you yesterday, J.K. Rowling was a guest at a special dinner held in honor for the spouses of those attending the G20 summit in London. As noted here in the Telegraph, (small photo of Jo at the event here) JKR enjoyed an evening of fine dining, sitting next to Michelle Obama during the dinner held at 10 Downing Street, the residence of UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his wife Sarah. You can see photos of Jo at this event here in our image galleries. More are due to be released here via the official 10 Downing Street Flickr.

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Wow, awesome! What an illustrious gathering. . . :D

And LOLOL fantastic April Fool’s, Leaky!!!!! What a hoot!!!! LOLOL!! :D

Posted by Hufflebug on April 02, 2009, 12:13 AM report to moderator
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That’s pretty cool! That was a great April Fools Day too everybody!

Posted by phantomdave79 on April 02, 2009, 12:14 AM report to moderator
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Oh.. so, that wasn’t a joke? :D But anyway, thank you so much for Leaky’s April Fool! I loved it! It’s 7.13.am in Finland, and I must leave for the school. :p Bye.

Posted by Mairéad on April 02, 2009, 12:14 AM report to moderator
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wow that was actually pretty good. no joke :P

Posted by Leander21[WBM] on April 02, 2009, 12:21 AM report to moderator
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Interesting. Wonder if we will get any footage of it?

Posted by lucidswirl on April 02, 2009, 12:28 AM report to moderator
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yay, news is back! not that the hooting wasnt funny…

Posted by albeitgruggish on April 02, 2009, 01:10 AM report to moderator
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Yeah, wonder what she’s reading?
Anyway, Amazing April Fool’s day! The hoot was great!

Posted by BewareoftheNargles {WBM} on April 02, 2009, 03:20 AM report to moderator
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April Fool’s, Leaky!!!!!

Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on April 02, 2009, 04:51 AM report to moderator
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that’s awesome. Its not a joke. The hoot was.

Posted by Bradyboy on April 02, 2009, 05:00 AM report to moderator
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Nice!!

Posted by Zsquared on April 02, 2009, 05:27 AM report to moderator
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Ok so the Browns are like – you guys are SOOO cool we’re going to hook you up with some cool people and make it a trip you’ll NEVER forget…

Job DONE!!! This is amazing and probaby the coolest thing that a PM has done with their guests.

Also do you think that JK has gone into the PM office and imagined The Other Minister chapter!!!

Posted by JustSuperMione on April 02, 2009, 06:11 AM report to moderator
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It’s awesome that she’s invited to be there! I wonder what she’ll be reading from…

Posted by deri-girl on April 02, 2009, 06:49 AM report to moderator
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I’m betting SHE didn’t touch The Queen! <3

Posted by Mobius on April 02, 2009, 07:38 AM report to moderator
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Wowie, that’s awesome!

Posted by Shane [WBM] on April 02, 2009, 08:14 AM report to moderator
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Wow – Jo’s come a long way – and deservedly so!

Posted by Hagrid 713 (ROAR) on April 02, 2009, 08:51 AM report to moderator
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