Celebrating 20 years of Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone

Sunday, 25 June 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Bengaluru

The Dursley’s of Privet Drive never had a perfectly normal life, and oh are we glad about that, thank you very much! The magical series of Harry Potter entered our lives 20 years ago in 1997, enchanting us with awe and adventure, driving us through the wizarding world, glimpsing into the complexities of human nature and emotions. 

Twenty years later, on 26 June 2017, many of us still live the magic – a reality for a lot of us – that brought in sense, sensibility and semblance of our growing up years. As young Potter heads lurk around us today, a proud community continues to grow, understanding and analysing the larger aspects of Rowling’s not-so-children’s fiction.

If you are 9 to 30 years old, join us at the British Council, showing off your Potter merchandise, sipping on some Butter Beer in the second season of Literary Lounge, as we indulge in a master quiz, and open up to a fan-fiction competition. The Literary Lounge, curated by Nirmala Govindarajan will also have dramatised readings from ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ by Christina Daniels, Romal Laisram and Jatin Prabhu.  

This event is curated by Nirmala Govindarajan, journalist and author.

About the fan-fiction competition

Fan-fictions should not be more than 500 words and should revolve around the Wizarding World, post the Battle of Hogwarts. Send in your entries to nimzak@gmail.com and/or yogita.sengupta2206@gmail.com. The entries will be judged for two age groups: 9 to 16, and 17 to 30.  Last date for entries will be Friday 23 June.

Please note - Harry Potter and Cursed Child references wil not be considered. 

Harry Potter celebrations

Date: Sunday 25 June 2017

Time: 4.00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Venue: British Council Bengaluru

Please RSVP to Purnima Krishna at purnima.krishna@in.britishcouncil.org or call us on 0120-4569000/6684353. 

Butter Beer courtesy - Yogita Dakshina and Madhabi Chakarawarty