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With Rupert’s centenary in 2020, this lecture by Howard Smith, a recognised Rupert Author, Historian and Arts Society lecturer,  is the fascinating  back-story of how and why Rupert was created, exploring the folklore and dark influences on his initial adventures.

See how two artists, Mary Tourtel and Alfred Bestall progressed through the years with innovative artwork and multi-level adventure story lines that kept Rupert as a favourite through generations. Featuring rare items and ephemera from major collections.


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