Pictures of Buxton’s Harry Potter themed event

Harry Potter event at Devonshire Dome.    'Samia Jallow, 8, springs into action with a giant spider.
Harry Potter event at Devonshire Dome. 'Samia Jallow, 8, springs into action with a giant spider.

Wands were ready as hundreds of witches, wizards and muggles flew into the Devonshire Dome for the second Harry Potter-themed convention.

The Philosopher’s Dome returned on Saturday and delighted Potterheads old and young with interactive potion classes, talks and signings from actors in the movie franchise and chance to ride a broomstick on a green screen.

Harry Potter event at Devonshire Dome.  'Harry Potter actors, Paul Warren and Spencer Wilding were on hand to sign autographs for fans at the event.

Harry Potter event at Devonshire Dome. 'Harry Potter actors, Paul Warren and Spencer Wilding were on hand to sign autographs for fans at the event.

Organiser Steven Howard said: “The talks were brilliant, each actor was given a slot of 30 minutes but people were asking so many questions that the actor who played Gregory Goyle, Josh Herdman, his talk went on for one hour and 20 minutes which is great.

“The fans were getting a real insight and learning things they didn’t know about the making of the films before.”

The props made the event extra magical as people could pose with, the Weasley’s spider-covered Ford Anglia and even the headmaster’s chair. team of in-house cosplayers brought the famous Lord Voldemort and his gang of Death Eaters alive and many attending the event were also dressed up.

Steven added: “The only downside was because the weather was so nice we sadly had less people than last year.”

Harry Potter event at Devonshire Dome.  'Thomas and James Ramsden, 6 and 8, come face to face with the Flying Squad's Toki and Frankie with handlers Nathan Teague and Amy Lawrance.

Harry Potter event at Devonshire Dome. 'Thomas and James Ramsden, 6 and 8, come face to face with the Flying Squad's Toki and Frankie with handlers Nathan Teague and Amy Lawrance.

Harry Potter event at Devonshire Dome.'Members of the Z Walkers including a dementer, Bellatrix Le Strange, Voldermort and goblin decend on the Devonshire Dome on Saturday.

Harry Potter event at Devonshire Dome.'Members of the Z Walkers including a dementer, Bellatrix Le Strange, Voldermort and goblin decend on the Devonshire Dome on Saturday.