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Monday, 19 March 2018

Winnie-the-Pooh at the V&A Museum, London

I have soft spot for Winnie-the-Pooh.

He was one of the few characters I loved growing up (most of the others scared me witless) He was just so round and lovable and cuddly. As I got older I learned to appreciate Eeyore's outlook on life, identified with Piglet's fears and been compared to Tigger more than once (something about talking too much first thing in the morning apparently...).

So of course - the V&A exhibition of Winnie-the-Pooh: exploring a classic which was described as a multi-sensory and playful exhibition exploring the world of Winnie-the-Pooh sounded like a must see. So ticket booked, I headed up to London.

The V&A Museum is a beautiful place to visit at any time. I've been many times over the years and some parts I visit again and again and others I've still yet to see. I had high hopes for the day ahead!




One of the highlights for me was the original E.H. Shepard sketches and seeing how they'd developed into the images we know today.









Did I enjoy it? Yes, but... at the end, I was left feeling 'oh - is that it?' Looking back at it, I'm not entirely sure why I felt that way. The original sketches were so lovely to see, the displays were fun and visual, but I was left with a feeling of wanting more. I suspect it was down to the size of the space. It seemed like a small area compared to other exhibitions I've seen at the V&A and there were a few areas that were real bottle necks. Small sketches, quite a few people and being short is not an ideal combination. Overall though, I'm glad I saw it. You can't really go too wrong with a bit of Winnie-the-Pooh.

The exhibition runs until 8th April 2018 and tickets can be booked from the V&A website.

Thanks for reading

Cathy
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