More than a century after the first Peter Rabbit story, Beatrix Potter’s legacy remains as strong as ever. Her books have sold over 100 million copies worldwide and have been translated into more than 35 languages. But who was the woman behind characters like Peter Rabbit and Squirrel Nutkin? In this insightful event, Potter expert Trudy Lindsay reveals the author’s own story, from her childhood sketches of family pets, to her adulthood as a botanist, artist, and storyteller. Potter was also a strong advocate for nature, contributing greatly to organisations like the Girl Guides, the National Trust and more. Learn more about this trailblazing figure who continues to share her love of nature and animals with readers today.

This event will take place at Cartwright Hall, giving all Potter fans the opportunity to visit the exhibition at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery: ‘Peter Rabbit: Mischief and Mayhem’, 18 May – 8 September 2019.

About The Speaker

Trudy Lindsay

My name is Trudy Lindsay. In my academic life I was both a Head Teacher and Early Years Advisor. Now retired, I am a volunteer Conservation Assistant and Room Guide for the National Trust at Hill Top; which is probably the best known of all the properties owned by Beatrix Potter.