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Wizardry School: An Interactive Magical Experience

at the Monastery

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23rd February 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

£99 £99

Manchester’s magnificent Monastery is playing host to a mystical new school, opening on Saturday 23rd February 2019 and organised by the same team that put on the spectacular Draig-Con event at the Manchester Printworks in July and October at Victoria Warehouse.

The Wizardry School will accept 250 students for a full day of lessons, taught by Wizard Masters trained in the ancient arts of sorcery and spell-making. Wand-duelling, Potion Making, Herbology and Secrets Behind The Magic will provide the curriculum but students will also be expected to sign-up for the Charter of Responsible Wizardry.

The School will be set in the incredible backdrop of The Monastery in Gorton, Manchester, where magic in the air has always been a part of this inspirational venue. The day will end with a Graduation Ceremony in the breath-taking Great Nave, with certificates being presented by an actor from one of the Harry Potter films.

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Please note, the Wizardry School is not operated by The Monastery, and is an event created by and for fans of Harry Potter books and movies.


23rd February 2019
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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February 23 2019 9:30 AM—5:30 PM / £99

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