Warner Bros recently announced the opening of a new installation in London in the lead up to the much anticipated Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Fans will soon be able to see nine giant Harry Potter wands light up Peter’s Hill between Millennium Bridge and St Paul’s Cathedral.
Each of the Harry Potter wands will belong to a famous character from the history of J. K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. They will stand 15 feet tall and will be lit up from 18 October to 12 November at 6:45 pm. Millenium Bridge was featured in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince; while St Paul’s is heavily featured in the trailer for the upcoming Fantastic Beasts 2.
As the President and Managing Director of Warner Bros. Entertainment UK Josh Berger said, “London has played a huge role in the on-screen legacy of the Wizarding World, from King’s Cross Station to Millennium Bridge, not to mention the nearby Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden – which has housed countless iconic sets across all ten films and nearly two decades – providing a major boost to the UK film industry.”
Giant Harry Potter wands to light up Peter’s Hill for a month
The wands were created in partnership with the City of London Arts Initiative. They are meant to help raise awareness for Rowling’s charity Lumos. It aims to promote an end to the institutionalisation of children around the world.
“Fantastic Beasts: Wizarding World Wands supporting Lumos is emblematic of this unique relationship, celebrating the magic of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts here in London while raising awareness for the vital work being done by Lumos on behalf of some of the world’s most vulnerable children,” says Berger.
Accompanying the installation of Harry Potter wands, there will be a series of activities on ‘Wizarding Wednesdays’. These will include a wand training demonstration and live performances of music from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films by a marching band.