Archive for the ‘Fun’ Category

Helen Mirren to host Hogwarts house competition

Sep 16, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Films, Fun, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, Movies, News, Warner Bros.

Finally, great British actress Helen Mirren will grace the Potterverse. According to Deadline, Mirren will host Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses, a new competition series created by Warner Bros. to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the release of the first film in the franchise, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Competitors will answer trivia …read more!

Evanna Lynch memoir giveaway (for UK residents only)

Aug 25, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, Contests, Fun - Contests, HP Cast, Lynch

As Leaky reported earlier in the summer, Luna Lovegood (Evanna Lynch) is publishing a memoir called The Opposite of Butterfly Hunting: The Tragedy and Glory of Growing Up this fall. The publisher, Headline Books, is giving one lucky fan the opportunity to win an early proof copy of the book along with a gorgeous butterfly …read more!

Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells game adds new Club Challenge

Aug 11, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Fun, Fun - Games, Fun - Video Games, Games, News, Products, Video Games

One message of the Harry Potter series is about the value of teamwork. Harry could not have defeated Voldemort alone; he needed the help and support of Hermione, Ron, Neville, Luna, and his other classmates, teachers, and even ghosts. From Hogwarts houses and Dumbledore’s Army to the Order of the Phoenix, groups of witches and …read more!

Flat in Edinburgh’s “Diagon Alley” for sale

May 30, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Fun, News

Edinburgh’s historic Grassmarket area is thought to have been an inspiration for Diagon Alley, with its curving cobblestone street that winds uphill, flanked by narrow medieval stone shoppes and flats with brightly painted wood facades. One of those flats is now for sale, giving a Harry Potter fan a chance to live in one of …read more!

The Hogwarts Express is back!

May 14, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Fun, News

According to The Scotsman, the Jacobite Express is back in service, having made its first trip of the season over Glenfinnan Viaduct at the end of April. Potter fans will recognise the 1950s vintage carriages from the films, where they acted the part of the iconic Hogwarts Express. The West Coast Railways train travels twice …read more!

House with Undetectable Extension Charm could be yours

Feb 23, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Fun, News

If you have a million dollar house hunting budget, that is. Hailed as London’s narrowest house, at 5 feet, 5 inches wide, this former hat shop in Diagon Alley, I mean, Shepherd’s Bush, was turned into a luxury 5-floor flat. It is now on the market again because its current owner wishes to move abroad. …read more!

Fan Profiles: Scarlett Ojeda

Oct 07, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Fan Activism, Fan Creator Profiles, Fan Creators, Fan Events, Fan Profiles, Fan Sites, Fandom, Fans, Fun, News

Here at The Leaky Cauldron, we believe in the power and magic of community, and have always loved hearing from people who have made the Harry Potter fandom such a joy for the past two decades. Our new, regular fan profile column will aim to highlight the people of the Harry Potter fandom: their passions, …read more!

EXCLUSIVE look at new Harry Potter colouring book from Insight Editions

Sep 22, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Fun, Products

I’ve always loved colouring books. There is something soothing and meditative about choosing colours and carefully colouring inside the lines, watching the page turn from black and white to vivid colour. It’s a quiet, solitary activity that suited me as an introverted only-child, growing up in a city apartment where I couldn’t go outside to …read more!

Join Today’s Quidditch Guinness World Record Attempt!

Aug 25, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Bloomsbury, Books, Fun, News, Publishers, Quidditch Through the Ages

Join efforts to break a Quidditch Guinness World Record attempt today, all from the comfort of your own home! Bloomsbury Publishing will be hoping to celebrate the release of Quidditch Through The Ages, illustrated by Emily Gravett, by hosting an online world record attempt via Zoom and Microsoft Teams, for the most people to simultaneously …read more!

“Harry Potter Film Vault” series review and giveaway

Jul 30, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Book Reviews, Books, Contests, Fun - Contests

The lushly illustrated Harry Potter Film Vault series from Insight Editions is now complete with the imminent release of Volume 12 on 4 August. Those who have been collecting each book in the set will have noticed by now that the gold decoration on the spines of the books forms the Hogwarts crest when the …read more!



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