Northern Soul‘s Head Photographer, Chris Payne – along with witches, wizards and other muggles – spent the weekend in a magical world at Manchester’s Central Library

The free event provided the perfect opportunity for Harry Potter fans to celebrate their love of the famous tales and meet the Professors of Hogwarts, including Albus Dumbledore and Severus Snape, watch the Battle of the Wizards, take part in Hagrid’s Games and be sorted by the magical Sorting Hat.