Hogwarts on Turnham Green Terrace

The magic of Harry Potter is about to arrive as dozens of children take part in a Potter treasure hunt and fancy dress parade

The events will herald the start of next month's Bedford Park Festival and the publication of the fifth Potter novel.

From next week, more than 20 traders in Turnham Green Terrace, W4, will be displaying pictures of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger and other Potter characters in their windows. Children who spot them all will win a certificate and the first prize is a trip to the Children's BBC TV studios at White City.

The Potter Treasure Hunt is sponsored by Fletcher Estates in the Terrace, where entry forms can be picked up free of charge. The winners will be announced on Saturday June 7th, at the opening of the Bedford Park Festival, opposite Turnham Green tube station.

The children's Fancy Dress Parade, which opens the Festival, will also be on the theme of Harry Potter. "Each year the costumes get better and better and we're hoping for some really imaginative entries" said Torin Douglas, one of the festival organisers.

Children will be at the heart of this year's Festival, as they have been every year since it started in 1967. As well as the Fancy Dress Parade, they can take part in the 'Pop Idol' kids karaoke, or watch the Junior 5-a-side football and the musical 'Annie', performed by St Michael & All Angels' Junior Choir.

The money raised this year will go to St Mary's Convent and Nursing Home Appeal.

The Turnham Green Terrace traders taking part in the Treasure Hunt are: Fletcher Estates, Faron Sutaria, LA, Indigo Delicafe, Chiswick Cobblers, Tanners, Oliver Bonas, Something Nice, Macken Brothers, Snapdragon, Jones Timber, Bushells, Best-One, Melbury's, Tots, Mortimer & Bennett, Tops hairdressers, Sadle Silver Jewellery, Covent Garden Fishmongers, Capricorn Travel, Jads newsagents and Creations.

For more details and a full Festival programme, contact the parish office of St Michael & All Angels Church on 020 8994 1380, or visit the Festival Website

May 23, 2003

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