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With Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald just under two months away, London is lighting the way in celebration of another wizarding world film at one of their London landmarks. Leading up to the release of the Fantastic Beasts sequel, an installation of 15-feet-tall glowing wands will light up the walkway between Millennium Bridge and St. Paul Cathedral on Peter's Hill. This installation is a beautiful tribute to the wizarding world, that will have many fans of the franchise apparating to London to see for themselves. Take a look:
The giant wands have made their way to London, thanks to J.K. Rowling's charity Lumos, and the city of London Arts Initiative. Rowling's charity, named after the light-giving spell in the Harry Potter books, is a non-profit organization that aims to help disadvantaged children in orphanages around the world. The installation seeks to bring awareness to the charity along with bringing some wizarding world magic to the city before the film's release. The installation includes nine wands, each representing a famous character in the wizarding world's history.
The wands which glow at their ends, will light up the walkway every night at 6:45pm from October 18 to November 12. During the installation, there will also be 'Wizarding Wednesdays' at the sight where wand training, live performances from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films by a military marching. For Londoners and tourists, this hint of Harry Potter on the famous walkway on Peter's Hill is an exciting way to ring in the Fantastic Beasts sequel. Additionally in London, fans can get ready for Crimes of Grindelwald film in autumn with the special "Hogwarts After Dark" dinner held at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London.
Fans of the Harry Potter books and films are constantly treated with experiences that give them a taste of living in the wizarding world, due to the series' massive popularity over its more than 20 year old past. Universal Studios has built the Wizarding World in Hollywood and Orlando for fans to escape to, and keeps expanding. Universal Studios Orlando is currently hard at work on a new thrill ride for the land. The development is currently being kept under wraps but is said to be a new wizarding world inspired rollercoaster
Crimes of Grindelwald will have Newt Scamander and a young Albus Dumbledore, played by Jude Law hunting down Gellert Grindelwald and his growing wizard followers with an agenda to rule over all muggles. David Yates returns to direct the continuation of the Fantastic Beasts, this time returning to more familiar territory for fans, as the movie will have Newt revisiting his time at Hogwarts-- where Dumbledore was his professor before becoming headmaster as we know him in the Harry Potter films. Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald hits theaters on November 16, 2018.