The Printworks hosting world record Harry Potter attempt

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The Printworks, Manchester, will host a world record attempt for the most Harry Potters in one place in aid of charity Cash for Kids.

The Guinness World Record attempt will see the entertainment complex encouraging fans to dig out their magic wands and put their glasses on as they aim to have more than 1,000 wizards and witches all in one place in the name of charity.

With The Printworks set to turn into Diagon Alley for the Harry Potter fan convention Draigcon on 21 and 22 July, they will hold the world record attempt on Friday 20 July aiming to beat the current record of 997 set by a school in Australia.

Entry to the world record attempt is free but participants need to order a ticket in advance and register by 5:00pm ready for the record attempt at 6:30pm. Participants must also be dressed in complete Harry Potter costume, which must include a wand, glasses, Hogwarts school uniform, and a fake scar on the forehead.

For every person who dresses up as Harry Potter, Draigcon will donate £1 to the Hits Radio Cash for Kids appeal.

The Draigcon weekender will see actors including Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley) fly into The Printworks, alongside crew, cast, prop makers and set builders to take part in the fan convention which is set to attract thousands of Potter fanatics. The previously sold-out event has now release more tickets due to an expansion in venue space, so you’d be a muggle to miss out!

As well as live Q&As with the team behind the films, including Brian Muir, sculptor for sets and props in Harry Potter movies and also the man who designed the famous Darth Vader helmet, there will also be a magic themed market, special Harry Potter themed shows, and the loveable house-elf, Dobby, will be hosting a ‘Sock Appeal’, collecting clothes to benefit those homeless in Manchester. A full orchestra at Chethams will also be playing a selection of John Williams scores (including the Harry Potter theme).

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