‘Crimes of Grindelwald’ Wizarding World Wands Installation Coming to London!

Sep 20, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Events, Fan Events, Fans, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Lumos, News

Today, September 20th, Warner Bros announced an installation of nine giant wands set to cast the Lumos charm on London this Fall. The installation will celebrate the release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, and help raise awareness for J.K. Rowling’s charity Lumos, working to raise awareness of the need to end institutionalisation of children around the world.

The installation will use nine character wands from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films to light up Peter’s Hill, the walkway between Millennium Bridge and St. Paul’s Cathedral in London (which we see in the trailer for Crimes of Grindelwald!). The wands will stand fifteen feet tall, and will magically light up every night at 6:45pm from 18th October to 12th November.

Here’s our first exclusive sneak preview of what the installation should look like:

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Accompanying the installation will be a series of Wizarding World activities for fans, taking place every Wizarding Wednesday, including live wand training demonstrations, and even a live marching band performance of tracks from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films!

See a video from Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law introducing the ‘Wizarding World Wands’ installation below:

Josh Berger, President and Managing Director of Warner Bros. Entertainment UK, Eire & Spain, and President, Harry Potter Global Franchise Development said on the launch:

“London has played a huge role in the on-screen legacy of the Wizarding World, from King’s Cross Station to Millennium Bridge, not to mention the nearby Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden – which has housed countless iconic sets across all ten films and nearly two decades – providing a major boost to the UK film industry.

Fantastic Beasts: Wizarding World Wands supporting Lumos is emblematic of this unique relationship, celebrating the magic of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts here in London while raising awareness for the vital work being done by Lumos on behalf of some of the world’s most vulnerable children.”

For more information keep checking the Wands Ready official Fantastic Beasts website. Will you be heading to St Paul’s Cathedral to see the installation beginning October 18th? We sure will, so look out for our photos!

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