Paddington at St Paul's

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Paddington at St Paul's

On Wednesday 30 May join us for a day of Paddington-themed activities for children and families to celebrate the release of Michael Bond’s final book Paddington at St Paul’s.

Families are invited to join us for storytelling, rhyme and movement workshops and drop-in activities including dressing up and crafts as well as exploring the theme of Paddington as a refugee. Keep your eyes peeled as we may have a special guest visit the Cathedral as well! The Cathedral cafe, Wren's Pantry, will also be serving marmalade themed treats throughout half term in tribute to Paddington's favourite marmalade sandwiches (from 28 May to 10 June). 

Paddington at St Paul’s will be exclusively available in the Cathedral Shop ahead of its official release on 31st May. 

Activity Programme

10am - 4pm Drop-in activities
10.10 - 10.55am Storytelling in the OBE Chapel
11.30am - 12pm Early years rhyme and movement session in the OBE Chapel (suitable for children under 5)
1.10 - 1.55pm  Storytelling in the OBE Chapel
2 - 2.30pm  Early years rhyme and movement session in the OBE Chapel (suitable for children under 5)
3.10 - 3.55pm  Storytelling in the OBE Chapel
Please note that there are limited spaces available for storytelling and the rhyme and movement sessions. Please register at the guide desk on the day. 

Michael Bond sadly died in June 2017 and was remembered in a memorial service at the Cathedral on 14 November. He was working on the manuscript for this final book shortly before his death, which has now been illustrated by R. W. Alley, who has illustrated Paddington books since 1997. 

The publication of this final book will mark the 60th anniversary of A Bear Called Paddington, the first book to follow the exploits of Paddington Bear. Paddington at St Paul’s follows the lovable bear’s adventures on a visit to the Cathedral when he is mistaken for a Chorister. 

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