A magical treat is planned at Telford Shopping Centre for eager Harry Potter fans to celebrate the publication of the wizard’s latest adventure.
The centre opens its doors at 10.30pm on Saturday 30th July to launch the highly anticipated Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at Waterstones, with a range of themed entertainment lined up.
Entry to the event is by ticket only. Entry tickets will be issued to customers at the time they pre-order a copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which is released at midnight.
Tracy Hadley, marketing manager for Telford Shopping Centre, said: “The excitement around Harry Potter is always huge and the anticipation surrounding Harry Potter and The Cursed Child is no different.
“Previous midnight launches have proved very popular, and we hope fans of the franchise will enjoy the host of activities we have planned for the evening.”
The launch will be a ticketed event with a numbered queue. Tickets are drawn at random from Waterstones’ very own Sorting Hat.
As well as taking away their copy of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, those attending the launch are encouraged to dress up as their favourite characters whilst enjoying a whole host of entertainment inside the centre including live owl displays, balloon modellers and much more.
The book is the eighth instalment of the Harry Potter franchise and contains the script for the two-part West End stage play of the same name, due to premiere on the same day.
The plot finds Harry 19 years after the end of the original series as an Auror at the Ministry of Magic, while his three children attend Hogwarts. The story centres on Harry’s youngest son, Albus, as he struggles with his family legacy.
During the event, the Centre will only be open to ticket holders (with families and friends) who have pre-ordered the book. Tickets are not for sale on the night. For more information on the Harry Potter midnight store launch visit Waterstones located by Wrekin Square in Telford Shopping Centre.
NOTE: Warner Bros. Entertainment and J.K. Rowling are not responsible for this event but, subject to conditions, they have kindly granted Waterstones permission to use the Harry Potter trade mark and other materials