Talk of the Town: Potter world’s lost none of its magic

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THE books and the films might be finished, but Harry Potter lives on.

A theme park franchise dedicated to the boy wizard which opened in Orlando, Florida last year is being extended, with a new park due to open in Hollywood.

It will feature a Hogwarts Castle and rides based on the adventures of Harry and his friends.

There’s no doubt about it – JK Rowling’s creation really does have the magic touch.

City sticks it to rival with festive poster campaign

WITH Edinburgh’s Christmas well under way, and intrepid festive crowds braving the cold, it seems the marketing for this year’s Edinburgh Sparkles campaign has proved a success.

Talk of the Town had noted that the Capital was perhaps having its festive season undermined by a large billboard at Waverley station drawing people’s attention to the attractions of Glasgow.

But word has reached us that the local campaign team was not to be outdone by its Glasgow counterpart - while it recently put up the advert for glasgowloveschristmas.com, the Edinburgh Sparkles team had a 48-sheet billboard poster up in George Square, encouraging Glaswegians to spend Christmas in the Capital.

Musician mob market

THERE will be a surprise for anyone shopping at the community market in Leith Street this Saturday (well, unless they’re reading this, in which case we’d ask them to act surprised).

The Tinderbox Orchestra, which gives young people the opportunity to play modern music with orchestral instruments, is to hold a flashmob performance at the market, with musicians of all ages, instruments and ability invited to take part.

Meet at 12.45pm outside St Mary’s Church with your instrument, music stand, and some warm woollies to join in.

Time to front up, ladies

WHEN it comes to cleavage it takes a lot of front to suggest that local ladies are lacking in confidence.

But according to new, and no doubt exhaustive, research by a leading bra manufacturer, Edinburgh girls would love to wear plunging necklines but 41 per cent said they lacked the confidence to experiment with a bolder look.

The study, undertaken not to further the understanding of humanity but to celebrate the launch of a new bra, also “discovered” that, over a lifetime, Edinburgh girls will purchase 1767 items of clothing.