Thursday, 1 November 2018

Good Grief Charlie Brown! At Somerset House

Charlie Brown: Thanks for the Christmas card, Violet.
Violet: I didn't send you a Christmas card, Charlie Brown.
Charlie Brown: Don't you know sarcasm when you hear it?

Alright Chuck?! Good Grief Charlie Brown! An exciting exhibition based at Somerset House for all Peanut fans alike. Bringing together art, memorabilia, film clips & comic strips all under one roof... 
The exhibition is set out with lots of memorabilia in glass cabinets. The Snoopy sweatshirts were completely my 80s vintage loving vibe and I so would love to own one someday. There was a wide selection of artwork - the pottery was so intricately designed. It's amazing to me to see how much influence the Peanuts gang has... when I was young, I loved Peanuts. Although Charlie Brown has a huge American fanbase and is less widely shown in the UK, I somehow loved all things Snoopy. By the age of 11 I was buying a collection of DVDs in HMV, my first being 'It's the Easter Beagle Charlie Brown'. The collection of Snoopy memorabilia extended when at 15 on a German exchange trip I was stocking up on all things Charlie Brown in the German H&M and in tourist shops! 
There were walls where you could add your own Snoopy artwork - the above was the only one on my day of visiting which was in colour and it caught my eye instantly! 
Pigpen is my favourite! 

"That is what is known as a spectacular catch of a routine fly ball!" 

At the end of the exhibition was a gift shop which I honestly had to exercise major self control in to be able to not get into debt! I bought a badge, mini notebook and Snoopy re-usable tote carrier bag which was 'ice skating themed'. I did fancy one of the t shirts and a teddy Snoopy too! I would definitely recommend visiting the exhibition if you love Snoopy! 
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