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Programme of events inspired by tales of Beatrix Potter
9:00am Sunday 17th March 2013 in News
TATTON Park is inviting the young and the young at heart to join them this year in an enchanting programme of events inspired by the life, tales and characters of Beatrix Potter, one of Britain’s best-loved children’s writers.
For many it is hard to imagine a childhood without Beatrix Potter’s curious characters.
Beatrix Potter asked “What heaven can be more real than to retain the spirit-world of childhood, tempered and balanced by knowledge and common-sense?”
It is these words which Tatton has adopted in creating the Magic of Beatrix Potter at Tatton Park.
Caroline Schofield, Tatton Park’s mansion and collections manager and the event’s organiser, said: “The National Trust are keen to share Beatrix Potter’s work with a wider public, so we are taking this opportunity to showcase some of her rarely seen and delicate art works.
“To bring this event together we will be working with a number of other organisations, including her publisher, Frederick Warne’s, an imprint of Penguin and the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction at Bowness-on-Windermere and the Armitt Museum and Library at Ambleside.
“Our aim is to provide a lively and interesting programme for our visitors to enjoy.”
From the end of March to early September visitors to Tatton’s farm, mansion and gardens will be able to look out for some of Miss Potter’s most memorable characters and scenes and have fun following trails throughout the estate.
Discover Mrs Tiggy-winkle’s progress as she looks for her laundry around the mansion, see what Pigling Bland is up to at the farm and search for Peter Rabbit’s trail in the gardens, where you can expect to find him up to no good!
Included in the magic is a rare opportunity to see a selection of Beatrix Potter’s original watercolours and drawings on loan from the National Trust’s collection.
In addition Tatton Park is working with the Armitt Museum and Library to show yet another, but less well-known, aspect of Beatrix Potter’s work.
Beatrix was a mycologist – she studied fungi, and produced wonderful and accurate illustrations of these, which are still used for identification purposes today.
The event starts with what promises to be a great Bank Holiday day out, when the whole of Tatton will be alive with Potter magic over the Easter weekend.