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Claire Fletcher: Illustrating the Jungle Book

Enter the world of The Jungle Book and discover new original illustrations created especially for Bateman’s by local artist Claire Fletcher.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Illustrations by well-known and much-loved Hastings-based artist Claire Fletcher, inspired by Rudyard Kipling’s classic story, The Jungle Book, displayed in the home of the writer himself. See characters from Kipling’s stories reimagined in charming original watercolours created especially for Bateman’s in celebration of Kipling’s original books being published 130 years ago. In this joyful family-friendly exhibition, come along with your little ones and see if you can spot bears, elephants and tigers. Original Christmas art works by Claire Fletcher will be added into the exhibition from 15 November 2024.

Saturday 7 September 2024–Sunday 5 January 2025 (closed 24 & 25 December) 11am–3.30pm

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Prices

Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Suitability

Suitable for all ages.

Meeting point

First floor of the house.

What to bring and wear

Please wear clothing suitable for the weather.

Accessibility

There are stairs leading to the first floor where the exhibition is held, which is not wheelchair accessible. Please see the access pages at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/batemans for further information.

Other

Prints for sale in the shop.

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