Birmingham has been lit up with magic as a sparkling Harry Potter-themed light display arrived at the Bullring on March 11. The stunning Wizarding World Wand installation has come to Birmingham in the lead up to the release of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, coming to cinemas on April 8.
The installation, which is in the city until Thursday (March 17), consists of nine 15 foot-tall wands set in concrete bases representing nine beloved characters from both Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films, with the beautiful St Martin’s Church in the background to create a wonderful setting. Better still, the wands will be illuminated every evening from 6.30pm to 10.30pm, with the wands performing a light show set to thrilling music from Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts every half hour.
The wand-erful Wizarding World Wand installation comes after people voted in their thousands to get the wands to travel to Birmingham as part of their tour around the UK. The four chosen cities -Hull, Birmingham, Stoke-on-Trent and Reading -were voted for by the public, with each hosting the exciting installation for seven days.
Hull, which received the most public votes, launched the tour, with Birmingham being the second stop on the UK tour. Between March 21 and 27, the Wizarding World Wand installation will then be located in Stoke-on-Trent before concluding the tour in Reading, between March 30 and April 5.
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore is the third film of the Fantastic Beasts franchise and will see Mads Mikkelsen take on the role of Gellert Grindelwald. Potter fans will also once again delight in seeing Jude Law playing his role of a young Albus Dumbledore, where he calls on the help of Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander to help prevent war in the restless world of wizardry.