Our second king is now available to download, print off and colour in for free on the 'Kids' Activities' Page!
Our Three Kings colouring sheets are returning just in time for Christmas - with our first king following the Star of Bethlehem!
See the 'Kids' Activities' page to download, print off, and colour in - for free!
Well the Hatpeople think so! It's 'Raymond Briggs' Father Christmas' Advent calendar by Kinnerton.
The happy, joyous Father Christmas on the outside, and little miniatures from Raymond Briggs' books 'Father Christmas' and 'Father Christmas Goes on Holiday' in the advent windows.
Kinnerton's chocolate is nice, but it is the little artworks, of the somewhat less than joyous Father Christmas off duty, that are an absolute brilliant delight. Evoking plenty of childhood memories it is a daily feast of nostalgia.
In fact, in a very positive way, it is 'Bloomin' Marvellous'!
The Hatpeople give it *****
We mustn't forget that the V&A is now hosting the 'Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic' exhibition until April 8th 2018.
You can be transfixed just by the rising balloon and the bees that follow your cursor on their website! (Or is that just me?!)
The exhibition explores the Pooh phenomenom by looking into the relationship by the creator A.A. Milne and Artist E.H. Shepard.
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And don't forget to take discover the legends at history of the UK at:
Yep, Father Christmas returns for a 'Hatty Christmas'!
See our kids' activities to download, print off and colour in.
Also see the Legends and History of the UK at:
The Hatpeople of Hatland wish Fireman Sam a Happy 30th Birthday!
Yep, that's right the Welsh Sam Tan, Fireman Sam, was first aired in 1987, featuring a story based around the children of Pontypandy and their kite.
Since then Fireman Sam, has put out 91 fires, rescued 155 people in 246 incidents, as well as capturing the interest of Prince George!
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The British Library's latest exhibition mixes Harry Potter and the History Magic, putting on display some of the British Library's oldest exhibits, including Oracle Bones from 1192 BC, alongside Harry Potter's broomsticks and wands.
See the original artworks for the Bloomsbury books by Jim Kay, as well as JK Rowlings own sketch of Hogwarts. Go through the exhibition set out in the subjects studied at Hogwarts - Potions, Care of Magical Creatures, and Defence against the Dark Arts.
The historical exhibits include the source materials of magical themes that inspired JK Rowling's magical world of Harry Potter.
Not only is there historical exhibits but there are also high tech interactive displays, where you can mix the potions and immerse yourelf in the world of magic.
As you can see our magician Hatrix is all fired up for the 'Harry Potter and the History of Magic' exhibition - what's that Hatrix? A Phoenix?!!
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See the trailer and how to get tickets at the British Library:
80 previously unseen sketches by E. H. Shepard, who worked with A. A. Milne on the Winnie-the-Pooh books, have been published for the first time in the new book 'The Art of Winnie-the-Pooh'. The first early sketches of the Winnie-the-Pooh show the outline of a bear holding a honey jar under his arm.
The author of the new book James Campbell told BBC's Radio 4 that though the inspiration for Winnie-the-Pooh was A. A. Milne's son Christopher Robin's teddy bear, he looked too grumpy, so E.H. Shepard used his own son' s teddy bear, Growler, as the model for his drawings of Winnie-the-Pooh.
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Sir Quentin Blake has rekindled his long-time collaboration with the work of Roald Dahl, illustrating Dahl's last book 26 years after its publication.
'The Minpins', originally illustrated by Patrick Benson, and published after Roald Dahl's death in 1990, has been renamed 'Billy and the Minpins' from a working title that Dahl had considered.
The new illustrated version completes Sir Quentin Blake's partnership with Roald Dahl, so that he has illustrated each of Roald Dahl's children's books.
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