Thursday, 7 January 2010

J. M. Barrie turns 150 this year...

From Visit Scotland:

2010 sees the 150th anniversary of the birth of JM Barrie, the creator of the immortal little boy who never grew up, Peter Pan. Through his creation of this character, Barrie ensured that his memory would also live forever.

There are many statues of Peter Pan around the world, most featuring him playing a set of pipes. Statues can be found in Kirriemuir - Scotland, Kensington Gardens - England, Camden - New Jersey, USA, Perth, Western Australia and in Toronto and St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.

The 150th anniversary of JM Barrie’s birth will see a series of celebrations take place throughout Scotland, from new stage adaptions of the famous Peter Pan stories to smaller events focusing on the author’s life in Scotland. Barrie’s hometown of Kirriemuir will mark the anniversary with a series of events; including ‘The Ball of Kirriemuir’ and an original play entitled ‘Home to Neverland’. While more events will be announced in 2010.

Further info at www.cometoscotland.com/save-the-date/?item=8

Chris

www.ScotlandsGreatestStory.co.uk
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