DISPLAY: In 1916 Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) engaged a prolific commercial artist, Ernest Aris (1882-1963), to illustrate her story, 'The Oakmen'. She sent Aris a set of pencil designs for the illustrations, with instructions for colour and composition, but concealed both the story and her own identity. Potter was forced to abandon the story over doubts about its originality and the book was never published. This display features drawings and correspondence relating to the 'The Oakmen', as well as several recently…Find out more »
Come and meet Bagpuss, see the Soup Dragon and behold Noggin the Nog. Oliver Postgate’s voice and Peter Firmin’s puppets shaped the childhood memories of millions since they started collaborating in the 1950s. As well as telling the story of Bagpuss and The Clangers, the exhibition will go behind the scenes of some of their other creations; Pogles Wood, Noggin the Nog and Ivor the Engine. Come into the world of Smallfilms to discover original puppets, sets and filming equipment. See…Find out more »
As a young girl Beatrix Potter showed keen design skills. This display tracks the development of Potter's artistry by showcasing examples of her childhood sketches and domestic projects alongside her adored, famous illustrations that came later.Find out more »
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