To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter books the British Council is hosting Harry Potter Festival. The festival will run through five public libraries as part of its collaboration with the public libraries through the Libraries Unlimited which is another British Council Project. This collaboration aims to engage communities using the public library network to build public awareness of and access to library and information services through different events and activities.
Harry Potter is a series of fantasy novels written by British author J. K. Rowling. The novels chronicle the life of a young wizard, Harry Potter, and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The main story arc concerns Harry's struggle against Lord Voldemort, a dark wizard who intends to become immortal, overthrow the wizard governing body known as the Ministry of Magic, and subjugate all wizards and muggles, a reference term that means non-magical people. From an idea born on a train journey to its creation in a small cafe in Edinburgh, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone started a global phenomenon on 26 June 1997. It has sold over 450 million copies worldwide in 79 languages, inspired a major movie franchise, a spellbinding theatre production and captivated readers of all ages for twenty years.
The British Council will mark this magical moment with an amazing celebration with different events and activities for the kids, teens and adults. The events and activities will be hosted at the public libraries in five divisional cities that includes, Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet, Khulna and Rajshahi. Interested participants can take part in the event activities with their parents, teachers, friends and family members to win exciting prizes.
Find more about the events and activities schedule below.