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Wizards and Muggles alike invited to adults-only Harry Potter book night at Ipswich Museum

PUBLISHED: 23:21 12 January 2018 | UPDATED: 23:21 12 January 2018

Guests are being invited to dress up for the occasion. Library image. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Guests are being invited to dress up for the occasion. Library image. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Real life owls and edible golden snitches are set to spellbind visitors to Ipswich Museum next month during an evening of magical mayhem.

Fans of The Boy Who Lived are being urged to book early for the return of Harry Potter Book Night in early February.

As long as they are 18 or over, guests are encouraged to pack their school trunk and unravel the mysteries of palmistry, visit the Owl Post Office and craft their own edible Golden Snitch with the master chocolatier from Honeydukes.

The Three Broomsticks is open for business where visitors can try the newly imported Pinnock’s Giggle Water.

But attendees might want to keep a clear head if they want to take part in the challenging O.W.L. and N.E.W.T examinations.

Dressing up is not compulsory, but it is encouraged.

Tickets for the event, which runs from 6.30pm to 10pm on February 1, cost £9.90 and can be bought from the Ipswich Museum box office.

Booking is essential and the event is only open to over 18s.

Striking new images are being unveiled of a major development proposed for the heart of Ipswich which could see restaurants, a hotel and a tower block built opposite Cardinal Park.

Firefighters have attended a “rescue” in Ipswich.

Three residents at an Essex care home suffered smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in a bedroom causing extensive damage to the building.

Firefighters have been called to a blaze in a residential street in Ipswich.

An appeal has been launched to find an Essex man wanted in connection with a failure to appear at court.

The University of Essex is among more than 60 institutions set for strike action next month over pensions – however staff at the University of Suffolk are not expected to take part.

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