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Paddington: The Story of a Bear

  • Things to do, Exhibitions
  1. Paddington at the British Library, © P & Co. Ltd 2021, photography: David Jensen
    Photograph: Paddington at the British Library, © P & Co. Ltd 2021, photography: David Jensen
  2. Paddington sitting on a suitcase illustration by Ivor Wood, © P & Co. Ltd 2021, circa 1973
    Photograph: Paddington sitting on a suitcase illustration by Ivor Wood, © P & Co. Ltd 2021, circa 1973
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Time Out says

The ‘Paddington 2’ movie may have lost its ‘100 percent fresh’ streak on Rotten Tomatoes thanks to one bad review, but there’s still plenty of love for the bear. So much so, The British Library has decided to dedicate an entire exhibition to the furry guy. ’Paddington: The Story of a Bear’ will offer a broad view of Michael Bond’s creation, who was first introduced to the world by HarperCollins Children’s Books in 1958.

Follow the polite little marmalade lover in all his different guises through a collection of original illustrations, books and film clips of original Paddington TV adaptations. It’s designed to be family-friendly, with workshops for schools and children (take a self ‘pawtrait’, follow the trail of marmalade, you get the idea). The exhibition will show how the Peruvian bear has evolved over the past 60 years, from sketchy handrawn illustrations to the recent CGI creation from director Paul King’s hit ‘Paddington’ movies. Find out more about the exhibition here

Written by
Katie McCabe

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