Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature: Exhibit Review – Natural History Museum, London

“Today in our ‘enlightened’ times you can draw from a wealth of knowledge at your finger tips, at that point in history, you can understand how the discovery of these extinct creatures would have given rise to tales of the imagination which persevered and perhaps, influenced the creation of the mystical creatures featured in Fantastic Beasts. Your first steps into the exhibit in short order exemplifies the tone and direction in its entirety, an informative collection of bones and evolutionary knowledge on one side of the aisle, the prop of a fictional dragon skull from the film series directly opposite that typifies the aim of this particular attraction to educate and entertain using the premise of nature and magic to draw audiences in.” Continue reading Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature: Exhibit Review – Natural History Museum, London

Puzzles, Brews and Treats: A Harry Potter Puzzle Night

“This past weekend was a return to a more simpler activity and time together, a selection of puzzles, fine music and enjoyable food. In it’s entirety it was an enjoyable reminder I suppose of the innocence and goodwill of this series, tempered in recent years perhaps but still taken on its merits a world of escapism away from pandemics and restrictions on our liberties. ” Continue reading Puzzles, Brews and Treats: A Harry Potter Puzzle Night

The Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour – Leavesden, England

“From the original Great Hall to the actual steam locomotive Olton Hall repurposed as the Hogwarts Express in its fictional setting, for fans of the series, there is a great deal to see and enjoy, lacking perhaps in rides and roller coasters but made up for in authenticity. When the wooden doors open to the Great Hall to the musical score of John Williams, you find yourself absorbed into this fantasy setting.” Continue reading The Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour – Leavesden, England