//Por Ana Carolina Aguiar - Thursday, 07 de September de 2017 às 19:48
Harry Potter: A History of Magic will display books, manuscripts and magical objects from the British library collection that explore subjects taught in Hogwarts. Besides that, it will display never shown before original drafts and drawings by J. K. Rowling and the illustrator of the series, Jim Kay.
Final design of the Astronomy room.
The images revealed by Pottermore are from the design company, Easy Tiger, responsable for creating the layout of the exhibition. According to the company’s director, Bren Lardner, the goal of the exhibition is to preserve the feeling of a library, but a special one, magical, and make poeple forget the outside world when creating a connection between the British Library, Harry Potter and magic.
Original conceptual art of the Herbology room.
The room designs are very like the original concept. The Astronomy room will appear to be circular, with telescopes and curtains draped from the ceiling as a reminder of the Astronomy Tower. The Divination room will be full of flying cups and a collection of crystal balls, meanwhile, the Herbology room will remind us of a greenhouse, with plants everywhere. The rooms include information boards with the history, and even if special effects like smoke and incense are forbidden they might damage to the collection, they promise that the exhibition will be a magical experience Harry Potter fans.
You can check out more images on Pottermore!
//Por Ana Carolina Aguiar - Friday, 23 de June de 2017 às 13:45
The event was organized as part of the celebrations of Philosopher’s Stone’s 20th anniversary and has already been established by Guinness Book.
The gathering occurred at Smithills Hall and counted with the presence of 676 students, beating the previous record of 521 people that was reached at March 5, 2015.
The 20º anniversary of Harry Potter and the Phillopher’s Stone is on June 26th and Bloomsbury has announced that we can expect a lot more of magical surprises.
//Por Aline Michel - Friday, 07 de April de 2017 às 17:04
The exhibition is part of celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the first publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Visitors will be able to see original pieces like drafts and drawings from J.K. Rowling, illustrator Jim Kay and Bloomsbury, the Harry Potter publisher. Rare books, manuscripts and treasures from the British Library’s archives will also be part of the exhibition.
On Pottermore’s website you can have a first look on three pieces which will be part of the exhibition, including an extract of an original draft from The Sorting Hat Song by J.K. Rowling.
The other images you can check directly at Pottermore’s page through this link
Julian Harrison, head curator at the British Library, reveals to be delighted with the exhibtion:
“It’s always so thrilling to see an author’s original draft in their own handwriting, and J.K. Rowling’s draft of the Sorting Hat song is no exception. It’s integral to the Harry Potter stories, and it’s amazing to see how it was originally written and amended. We hope this provides an exciting taster of what kind of material visitors can expect to see in our exhibition.”
“Harry Potter: A History of Magic” will be on the British Library between 20th of October 2017 and 28 of January 2018.
//Por Caroline Dorigon - Wednesday, 01 de February de 2017 às 20:54
This year, Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy) and Warwick Davis (Flitwick and Griphook) were also present and during a chat with the actors, Marcelo asked Tom Felton a question about the connection between Harry Potter and the TV show The Flash, which he is part of the cast.
The video can be watched below.
Please, notice our team’s first language is Brazilian Portuguese. Even though the Tweet and the subtitles are in Portuguese, the original English audio was maintained.
— Potterish (@potterish) February 1, 2017
Video by Renie (Expresso de Hogwarts), translation (English to Portuguese) by Roger Uchoa, revision by Nuara Costa and subtitles by Orley Lima.
News translated by Beatriz Souza
//Por Rodrigo Cavalheiro - Wednesday, 04 de January de 2017 às 12:06
The Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter, located on the Leavesden Studios, where the eight “Harry Potter” films and “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” were filmed, announced on Wednesday (4) a new feature, dedicated to Dobby, the house-elf.
The new feature, named “Directing Dobby”, will be dedicated to showing how the filmmakers behind the Harry Potter movies brought the house-elf to life, from a tennis ball on a stick to guide the cast to incredibly detailed models, which included hand-painted veins in the eyes.
During the activities, that will happen between February 4th and March 31st (2017), the visitors wil have the opportunity to see details of the model created by the Creature and Make-Up Effects team, since it will be removed from its display and put in the centre of the Great Hall. Number four, Privet Drive will also be available to the public, including the hundred of flying Hogwarts letters sent to Harry Potter and a really special visit from the house-elf.
In addition to that, a motion capture experience will be available to the visitors. Three different stages of the motion capture used in Dobby will be shown, reflecting the visitors’ movements, from an initial wireframe to the fully-rendered version, exactly like he is in the films.
More information and tickets can be found on their official website. The tickets must be booked in advance and can’t be bought directly on the studio.
News translated by: Beatriz Souza
//Por Ana Beatriz Fontes - Friday, 30 de December de 2016 às 00:59
Have you ever imagined having the opportunity to watch the Harry Potter movies while an orchestra plays the soundtrack live? Colorado Symphony, also responsible for “Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions” and “The Music of Star Wars”, announced concerts of the three first movies of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World in the United Stated.
The concerts will take place at the Boettcher Concert Hall, in Denver, Colorado. There will be three screenings of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in January of 2017, followed by two screenings of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by the end of July and finishing in January of 2018 with Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
The tickets for the first film’s performance are already sold out, but the tickets to the sequel’s concerts will start being sold on Friday (30), prices going from $29 to $89.
Many other countries will also have concerts: France, Canada, Germany, Spain, Mexico, and Australia.
News translated by: Beatriz Souza
//Por Paola Galiano - Monday, 17 de October de 2016 às 19:03
During the special exhibition, the visitors will have the opportunity to see the most iconic sets from the Harry Potter films decorated for Christmas. Christmas trees will line the Great Hall, the Gryffindor common room will be dressed for the season and a blanket of filmmaking snow will be meticulously applied to the majestic Hogwarts castle model.
At the iconic Great Hall, visitors will spot wreaths, garlands and trees decked with golden baubles that are topped with witches on miniature broomsticks. The long dining tables will be dressed as they were for seasonal feasts at Hogwarts with prop versions of roast turkeys, hams studded with cherries and even flaming Christmas puddings.
The Gryffindor Common Room and Boys’ Dormitory will be decorated with the original props including handmade Christmas cards, some of which were made by the cast members during production.
Visitors will also be able to see the hand-knitted jumpers that Molly Weasley gave Ron and Harry for Christmas in “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”. Other costumes on display will include one of the first Christmas presents Harry ever received at Hogwarts, his Invisibility Cloak and, for the first time, Madame Maxime’s costume from “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”.
The tour will also include a special effects presentation and a chance to feel samples of the different types of ‘snow’ used during production, each selected for its ability to float like falling snow, crunch under foot or glisten in the light like ice.
Hogwarts in the Snow will run from November 19th November 2016 until January 29th 2017. Tickets must be pre-booked and all extra features are included in the ticket price.
//Por Pedro Martins - Thursday, 13 de October de 2016 às 20:29
During the global fan event that happened on October 13th, a “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” featurette was released. Besides new scenes, the almost four minute long video takes us to a trip from the United Kingdom to the United States, introduced by animations of The Hogwarts Express, the Big Bem and the ship Newt travels on. The beginning brings a voice-over by no one less than Albus Dumbledore and Harry Potter.
“In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them you’re learning about a part of magical history that’s talked about in the Harry Potter books, but you never see. I’m getting a chance to tell that now”, J.K. Rowling comments, giving us a glimpse of what to expect of the five films to come.
Directed by David Yates and produced by David Heyman, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is J.K. Rowling’s debut as a screenwriter and premieres in 3D and IMAX on November 18th.
News translated by: Beatriz Souza
//Por Paola Galiano - Thursday, 13 de October de 2016 às 18:43
“I’ve now done the plotting properly, so we’re pretty sure it’s gonna be five movies.“
Durante o evento também foi comentado que a relação entre Dumbledore e Grindelwald tem sido discutida, porém não se tem nenhuma confirmação quanto a isso.
During the event, it was also mentioned that the relationship between Dumbledore and Grindelwald is being discussed, but there is nothing confirmed on the matter.
If you couldn’t attend to the event or missed the live transmission, it’s available below.
Directed by David Yates and produced by David Heyman, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is J.K. Rowling’s debut as a screenwriter and premieres on November 18th, in 3D and IMAX.
News translated by: Beatriz Souza
//Por Aline Michel - Monday, 19 de September de 2016 às 07:46
The author addressed an audience of Harry Potter fans of all ages prior to the special gala performance to benefit Lumos, the non-profit organisation she founded to help end the institutionalisation of children globally by 2050.
“Children need, deserve and have a right to families,” she said. “Thank you, from everyone at Lumos, for helping us achieve our ambition of bringing eight million children back into the light. It is, to paraphrase Albus Dumbledore, not easy, but it is right.”
Thanks to the generosity of the play’s producers – Sonia Friedman, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions – and Lumos’ 100% Pledge, all funds raised at the gala performance will go directly to Lumos’ work to transform the lives of some of the world’s most disadvantaged children. The special gala performance was part of a series of events in the We Are Lumos Worldwide global campaign to raise awareness and urge people to get involved with the non-profit organisation’s work to bring the hidden children to light and get them home to families. The campaign was officially launched with a Facebook Live interview on Saturday 17 September 2016.
J.K. Rowling and cast members from the play also supported the launch of a new limited edition T-shirt. The ‘Be the Light’ T-shirts feature inspirational words from the author’s Very Good Lives Harvard commencement speech in 2008: “We do not need magic to transform our world; we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already”. They are available to buy here. At least 60% of the retail price will go to support Lumos programmes around the world.