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All the times Harry Potter taught you something and you didn’t know

All the times Harry Potter taught you something and you didn’t know

Arts, Entertainment, Theatre
The actor Noma Dumezweni, best known for playing grownup Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, confessed to the BBC that the character taught her a lot in the last few years. “Until recently I didn't understand what form, energy and shape my anger could take. It felt like it came out broken,” the actor explains.  “Although generally calm and level headed, righteous and empathetic, Hermione knows how to use anger effectively when it's needed.” This has helped Noma accept her burdens and realise her boundaries. “I feel I’ve reached a point in my life where I'm finally trusting myself to know what my needs and wants are, and if those aren't met, I trust the anger I feel. It's honest.” Noma’s acknowledgement of her feelings as an individual on stage has influen

Welcome to inside the world of magic

Entertainment, Exhibition
Words: Haonan Yuan | Subbing: Claudia Jackson "The best-selling Harry Potter exhibition ever": To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter’s first publication, British Library is running an exhibition called A History of Magic with collections and original documents penned by J.K. Rowling. One of the most exciting parts of this exhibition might be the first release of J.K. Rowling’s initial synopsis of Harry Potter. She got rejected by most of publishers; only Bloomsbury accepted. At that time, it was treated as "possibly one of the best books on eight to nine years old could read". Expected to be an ordinary children’s book by a first-time author, its initial print run was only 500 copies. Nobody could have imagined that Harry Potter would enchant so many readers. The book

I’m a Fictional Character, Get Me Out of Here: My dream line-up

Words: Kiera Chapman | Subbing: Bernadette Galbraith For some, it’s the crackers, for others it’s the sprouts that do it, but is it really Christmas until someone unwillingly swallows an animal penis? Along with the usual November routines (roasted root veg, sparklers, etc.), there is now a familiar serving of shame from our favourite jungle-set TV show. It’s that time of the year again where a handful of ‘famous’ hooligans are thrown into a jungle to brag, nag and ultimately shag: welcome back I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here! If Ant and Dec aren’t enough to tempt people over to the shameful entertainment and insect recipes that BBC Good Food leaves out, the consistently colourful line-up can lure even the most snobbish minds in - without fail. At times it feels like these figu

Seven ways to celebrate the release of the new Harry Potter movie

As the release date approaches, the Voice of London gives you fun and creative ideas on how to celebrate Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Reporter: Cecilia Peruzzi | Sub-Editor: Yasmin Jeffery We are now just a few days away from one of the most exciting events of the year, the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them! 18 November will not only be seeing the release of one of the most awaited movies (Mr. Yates, it's been a long 5 years since the last Harry Potter movie), but also the publication of its screenplay. To all the Potterheads in London, here are seven fun ways to celebrate the release:   1. Harry Potter Exhibition, Miralima Store, Soho The Miralima store in Soho was opened a couple of years ago by two of the movie series' graphic designers