Beatrix Potter 150 years
2016 marks 150 years since the birth of Beatrix Potter, one of the world’s best-loved children’s authors, who has captured our imagination for over 100 years with her beautifully illustrated Tales. However, few people are aware of the fascinating woman that Beatrix was or the achievements she accomplished in her lifetime, during an era when ambitious women were firmly discouraged from flourishing.
Photos courtesy of The National Trust & Frederick Warne Ltd
An artist, storyteller, botanist, environmentalist, farmer and impeccable businesswoman, Potter was a visionary and a trailblazer. Single-mindedly determined and ambitious she overcame professional rejection, academic humiliation, and personal heartbreak, going on to earn her fortune and a formidable reputation.
The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction is also celebrating a special anniversary in 2016, 25 years of business since first opening its doors to visitors on 28 July 1991. To mark this special year, the Attraction is putting on lots of special events throughout the year and also producing two special stage shows: Where is Peter Rabbit? which celebrates the magical stories and Meeting Bea, exploring her lesser known later life as famer and countrywoman. Please see our events listings for more information.