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British Library Debuts Sold Out Harry Potter Exhibit

British Library Debuts Sold Out Harry Potter Exhibit

Culture
The British Library inaugurated an exclusive Harry Potter exhibit to celebrate the 20th birthday of the most famous wizard in the world. In the first week of its opening the exhibit has already completely sold out for the next 10 days and every weekend through February 2018 is completely sold out, which is incredibly telling of the effect the Harry Potter world still has today. The exhibit, named 'Journey To Where The Magic And Myth Began' allows you to discover rare books, manuscripts and magical objects as well as original never seen manuscripts from JK Rowling herself. Video: The British Library taken from Facebook Alanna Newton, an American student getting her masters at the University of Lincoln stated: "I am going to the exhibit because I wanted to go the studio tour
A mind full of colour

A mind full of colour

Art, Audio, Culture, Health, Listen
Be it to help mental health or simply nurture your inner child, adult colouring books may not merely be ‘just another fad’. It’s 6pm on a Thursday evening and the Waterstones bookshop at Piccadilly is abuzz with excitement. A bestselling author is about to launch what experts already know will be another bestselling book, and no, it’s not J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter or E. L James’ Fifty Shades of Grey. The author in question is Mille Marotta, and the book is Wild Savannah: A Colouring Book Adventure. The new book’s predecessors, Animal Kingdom and Tropical Wonderland, were among 2015’s top 10 bestsellers on Amazon, and continue to top the list of most gifted items on the site. And if these aren’t clear enough indicators of the craze that’s gripped the country, new data from a Ne

Collectors’ retreat on Southbank.

Culture, Fashion, Galleries, Retro, Uncategorized
The Vintage Car boot sale on 14th and 15th March had more than 100 classic vehicles on display. By Fabeha Syed  subedited by  Qiwei Wang Mr. Thatcher, a trader had all his collectibles and paintings displayed on his van. Among the traders and proud owners of Vintage cars, many collectors were also among the crowd displaying their antiquated collection near the Southbank this weekend. These collections ranged from vintage fashion, heir looms, clothing, accessories, books and many other forms of collectibles. “There are many retro lovers who can willingly pay anything to own a piece of old world charm. It’s my job to sell the collection I’ve got over the years” said Danny on asking if he feel awkward selling what many people consider treasure. His 1960s Mini Cooper had displaye
Learning to love books counters low literacy levels

Learning to love books counters low literacy levels

Culture, News
World Book Day encourages a love of reading in all ages to counter low literacy levels in the UK. Report by Steff Humm and Amie Filcher. Sub edited by Tanya Geddes. Literacy in England has become a cause for concern, according to a report from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) that states that in 2011/12, 15 per cent of the working age population (5.1 million people) were at or below the literacy levels expected of an 11 year old. World Book Day (WBD) is an organisation that tries to counter this statistic by promoting reading as a fun activity in schools. The initiative annually provides book tokens for each child and encourages educators to share their love of reading through engaging activities. "The main aims of World Book Day are to get children excited about, and encourage...
Instagram #HotDudesReading: Objectifying men or women’s natural instinct?

Instagram #HotDudesReading: Objectifying men or women’s natural instinct?

Culture, Media
A new Instagram account posts pictures (taken secretly) of men reading books on the NYC subway. Reporter Indraja Gugle finds out what London's men who read on the tube think about this phenomenon, and dares to click them too (un-secretly). By Indraja Gugle Sub editor: Cynthia Liza The Instagram account #HotDudesReading, started by a bunch of New Yorkers, became an instant hit this Valentines when it published its first image – an arguably attractive guy with sharp features immersed in his book while the sun bounced off his wavy blonde hair. The caption read “Spotted this scruffy prince on his morning commute. I’m sure he’s reading a collection of post-war Russian short stories, but really thinking of how he made love to his French girlfriend this morning and the gluten free toast the