The Wizarding world is to head to Stoke-on-Trent


A national poll for fans to decide the next host cities of the ‘Wizarding World Wands Supporting Lumos’ installation has revealed four winners.

After illuminating the City of London near St. Paul’s Cathedral last autumn, the breathtaking installation will be seen next in Hull, Stoke, Reading Birmingham

The final ‘Wands Ready’ voting process between the eight finalists shortlisted in March, closed on 26th August. The final four lucky locations will host the installation in the lead up to the release of the third Fantastic Beasts film, which arrives in UK cinemas on 21st November 2021, beginning with the city with the most overall votes: Hull.

Following this announcement, discussions with the local areas will commence to determine suitable locations in each city for the wands to be displayed.

Standing fifteen feet tall and set within concrete bases, the nine wands – bringing to life those belonging to some of the most beloved characters in the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films – will illuminate each evening, performing a light show to music from the Fantastic Beasts and Harry Potter films. They were originally created in support of J.K. Rowling’s international children’s charity ‘Lumos’, whose mission is to end the institutionalisation of children around the world.

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