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Warner Bros. to launch Wizarding World’s ‘most comprehensive touring exhibition ever’ next year

Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment has teamed up with Imagine Exhibitions and EMC Presents to cook up the Wizarding World of Harry Potter’s ‘most comprehensive touring exhibition ever presented.’ Called Harry Potter: The Exhibition, the touring event will kick off at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia in early 2022 before making …

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Scholastic UK celebrates RHS children’s books launch with kids’ gardening competition

Scholastic UK and the Royal Horticultural Society have launched a new series of illustrated activity books for children. Aimed at encouraging readers to explore and enjoy nature outdoors, the books have been inspired by RHS gardens across the country. The first three titles in the series were launched in the …

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Rocket Licensing | “There’s real opportunity to make retail an experience and destination again”

For those of the industry who tuned into the special licensing panel discussion at this year’s London Book Fair, albeit in its digital format, you’d have caught Rocket Licensing’s join managing director, Rob Wijeratna waxing lyrical on the virtues of Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a phenomenon of the …

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Toy brand LOL Surprise to innovate family entertainment with Live Hologram Tour of the US

A new immersive LOL Surprise Hologram Tour is hitting the road across the US this autumn, marking the latest in innovation from the multi-award winning, globally revered toy brand. LOL Surprise Live – Calling All B.B’s will feature fan favourite and best-selling characters Lady Diva, Royal Bee, Neonlicious, and Swag …

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Heritage Month | Modern history: The Cartoon Museum and the role of museums in a post-pandemic world

There’s no question that the pandemic had a huge and still reverberating impact on the country’s cultural and heritage sector, forcing shut the doors of establishments across the UK, and applying a financial squeeze on an industry largely dependent on footfall and wallets of the nation’s leisure and tourism market. …

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Lionsgate partners with Egan Escape Productions to bring Blair Witch experience to Las Vegas

Lionsgate has partnered with Egan Escape Productions to launch an immersive escape experience in Las Vegas, based on the studio’s popular horror franchise, Blair Witch. The experience is scheduled to open this summer. Escape Blair Witch will bring the horror film franchise to life at the Fright Dome, the same venue …

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The London Stationery Show to make its in-person return this October

The London Stationery Show is preparing to make its return to the country’s capital this year, as the writing and paper products trade show takes up an autumn slot this October 5th to October 6th. As well as bringing together all the biggest brands in stationery and gifts this autumn, …

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BLE’s License This! adds new category, expands into US, and appoints Ian Downes as chair

Brand Licensing Europe’s popular License This! competition is now opens for entries, as it welcomes a new third award category, courtesy of Mojo Nation, as well as its expansion into the US market. License This! has been helping brands and designers to break into the licensing industry for over a decade and …

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Posh Paws to showcase latest licensed plush line-up through six Product Showcase Events across the UK

Posh Paws is to host six Product Showcase Events across the UK this June, enabling its customers to see its portfolio of new licensed plush toys and gifts in person. The move has been made in accordance to the latest easing of restrictions on social distancing. Next month, visitors will …

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Hasbro and Gamepath release first details of the Monopoly: Lifesized attraction coming to London this summer

Hasbro and Gamepath – a new division of Selladoor Worldwide – have released the first details of the Monopoly Lifesized experience – a new gameplay attraction due to open in London on August 14th this year. The attraction will bring together the best of the iconic board game with escape …

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