The Life and Times of Paddington Bear
- WHEN: 27 March - 4 July 2010
- WHERE: Reading Museum, Reading, Berkshire, UK
Celebrating the famous bear from Darkest Peru and his creator, Michael Bond. This exhibition plots the story from the very first book ‘A Bear Called Paddington’, published in 1958, to the most recent title in the series ‘Paddington: Here and Now’ published in 2008, exactly fifty years later.
Discover how the idea for Paddington began on Christmas Eve 1956 and how various illustrators, from Peggy Fortnum to R.W. Alley, have developed the way he looks in books and on the television.
Explore the adventures of this marmalade-loving, duffel-coat wearing bear which have sold more than thirty-five million copies worldwide and been translated into over 40 languages.
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