See Jim Kay on Tour in October!

To celebrate the release of the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, artist Jim Kay will tour England for a week in October. Kay, who has previously illustrated the first three books in the Harry Potter series for Bloomsbury, will share the inspiration behind the art for the books and stories from his time illustrating the books. If you’re looking for insight from the illustrator himself, these events are the perfect opportunity.

The tour begins in Manchester on October 8, the day the book is released, before heading to London, Oxford, Bedford, Bath, Cheltenham, Derby, and Liverpool. Kay will be signing books after the event and giving out exclusive dragon prints to every attendee. Due to time constraints, however, you’ll have to wait for another time to ask for a drawing or a doodle.

If you live near any of the event locations, be sure to catch Jim Kay on tour this October! You can find a full list of dates below and purchase tickets through Bloomsbury’s website.

Tour Dates

Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, St Peter’s Square, Manchester

Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
National Theatre – Dorfman Theatre, London

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Blackwell's Bookshop Westgate, Westgate Oxford, Queen Street, Oxford

Friday, October 11, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Bedford Heights, Brickhill Drive, Bedford

Saturday, October 12, 2019m 12:00 p.m.
Christ Church, Julian Road, Bath

Sunday, October 13, 2019, 10:00 a.m.
The Inkpot Tent, Cheltenham Festival, Cheltenham

Monday, October 14, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Derby High School, Hillsway, Derby

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
Liverpool Central Library, Liverpool

Gayané Kaligian

Gayane has been writing about Harry Potter since the fourth grade, when she wrote her first five-paragraph essay on why Percy Weasley’s buffoonery could have led to Voldemort winning. These days, she’s still talking about the Weasley brothers, but it’s mostly about how overlooked Charlie is. In her free time, you can find her researching stunt choreography and geeking out over theater.