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Spellbinding display across Suffolk for Harry Potter Book Night

PUBLISHED: 21:46 01 February 2018 | UPDATED: 21:46 01 February 2018

Students at the One sixth from resource centre preparing for Harry Potter Book Night. Picture: JOHN NICE

Students at the One sixth from resource centre preparing for Harry Potter Book Night. Picture: JOHN NICE

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Potter fans countywide put on a spellbinding display tonight for the annual Harry Potter Book Night.

The learning resources team at one sixth form in full Harry Potter regalia. Picture: JOHN NICE The learning resources team at one sixth form in full Harry Potter regalia. Picture: JOHN NICE

Libraries across Suffolk hosted events which featured book readings, potion making, quizzes, magical crafts, and competitions for best dressed witches and wizards.

Maddi Hastings (left) and Tom Haindsonin their full Harry Potter Book Night costume. Picture: JOHN NICE Maddi Hastings (left) and Tom Haindsonin their full Harry Potter Book Night costume. Picture: JOHN NICE

Sophie Green from Suffolk Libraries said: “We had an amazing response to our Harry Potter Book Night events and lots of young wizards and witches came along to celebrate these iconic books with us.

Laura Payne and Birgit Bennett taking a look around the museum.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Laura Payne and Birgit Bennett taking a look around the museum. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

“Harry Potter Book Night is a highlight for many of our too staff too and they’ve been brilliant this year in creating a magical atmosphere for all the families attending with quizzes, broomsticks, beasts and butter beers all round.”

Stefan Lehkyl having a laugh.   Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Stefan Lehkyl having a laugh. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Despite the issues over the name, Ipswich Museum’s A School of Magick Night was popular with fans, as activities such as edible magic treat making, henna tattoos and a class in predicting the future were all on the cards.

Liz and Chris Strang getting into the spirit of the night.   Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Liz and Chris Strang getting into the spirit of the night. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

An event spokesman said: “This was a magical event and a full house.

Wendy Lehkyl and Jennie Roberts having fun.   Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Wendy Lehkyl and Jennie Roberts having fun. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

“Customers turned up dressed in their favourite costumes and the emphasis was very much on laughter and having fun.”

Youngsters enjoy their evening in the library. Picture: SUFFOLK LIBRARIES Youngsters enjoy their evening in the library. Picture: SUFFOLK LIBRARIES

At One sixth form in Ipswich Potter devotees put their knowledge to the test in a magnificently magical quiz, while Ipswich Waterstones held a Fantastic Beasts quiz and fancy dress prizegiving.

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