Expelliarmus! "Back to Hogwarts" event marks return of school year

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Harry Potter fans pose for a photo at the Back to Hogwarts event, at King's Cross station in London, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022
Harry Potter fans pose for a photo at the Back to Hogwarts event, at King's Cross station in London, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022   -   Copyright  AP

Harry Potter enthusiasts returned to the Back to Hogwarts event, after a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic

Marking the new year, students can test out their wizarding skills, with a special wand training workshop held by wand choreographer Paul Harris, who worked on the Harry Potter films.

Potterheads swapped their normal uniforms for their favorite Hogwarts robes and characters. A special version of the Hogwarts express was boarded, only platform nine and three-quarters was out of bounds to muggles.

Back to Hogwarts runs from in King's Cross Station in London from 1 September to 4 September.

The cast of Cursed Child helped round off the festivities, entertaining the crowds with their famous wand dance, a key set-piece from the award-winning play.