Eason Events: Harry Potter 20th anniversary celebrations

By Maeve Ward
In Headlines
Jun 23rd, 2017

This June 26th marks 20 years since Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone by J.K Rowling was published.  It was originally published in hardback on 26th June 1997 with an initial print run of only 500 copies – these first editions are incredibly rare! Since publication, the Harry Potter books have sold more than 450 million copies worldwide, and Harry Potter and the Philosophers stone has been translated into 79 different languages!

To celebrate this momentous occasion in book history, a number of Eason stores are hosting fun-filled events for all Harry Potter fans to come along enjoy!

Eason Foyleside – Saturday 24th June

Come along to Eason Foyleside for lots of Harry Potter magic including wizard and witches makeovers, goody bags, face painting and much more!

Eason Galway – Saturday 24th June

Eason Galway are delighted to host an all day Harry Potter event. There will be plenty of wizarding activities, fancy dress and competitions and prizes to be won on the day.

Eason Lisburn – Monday 26th June

On Monday 26th we will have several classes coming in from local schools for the harry potter day celebration.

On arrival the kids will be sorted into the various houses using the sorting game, half of the group will then listen to a reading from the philosophers stone while the other half will be playing games such as Spell Snap and having photos taken for the best costume competition before swapping over!

There will also be merchandise provided by staff for the kids to have photos taken with eg. Custom Hogwarts letter, tickets for platform 9 and 3 quarters/nightbus,

And replica wands from the films!

Eason Donegall Place, Belfast – Monday 26th June

There will be plenty of Harry Potter related activities plus lots of magical spot prizes on the day as well as a bona fide Quidditch player who will be giving the lowdown for all Quidditch fans out there!

Eason Blanchardstown – Monday 26th June

Step into the wizarding world at Eason Blanchardstown where there will plenty of Harry Potter activities, competitions, fancy dress and lots of prizes.

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