Good Grief, Charlie Brown at Somerset House

For those of us who grew up with Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang, this is a great trip down memory lane.  For children not familiar with the world’s longest running comic strip (Schulz created 17,897 strips during his life, syndicated to over 2,600 newspapers in 75 countries and translated into 21 languages), this is a fun show with lots of interaction sections – there’s a Snoopy Cinema and light boxes to help draw the Peanuts gang – and a great addition to an ice skating session. For those looking for something more complex, look no further than the art works created in response to the comic strip by artists including Ryan Gander and Fiona Banner.  Indeed, it’s easy to underestimate the power of Schulz’s comic strip which broke cultural and religious barriers and even garnered support for a ‘Snoopy’ for President campaign (NASA took a silver Snoopy to the moon to raise awareness).  This silver Snoopy is on show alongside many of the original comic strips, vintage products and of course, the most brilliant gift shop. It’s a treat of a show for all ages and don’t miss also the Skate with Snoopy events who will appear at special events throughout the season.

Good Grief, Charlie Brown at Somerset House
Until 3 March 2019
Somerset House, Strand, WC2R 1LA
£14 (under 12s are free)
— Francesca
15th November 2018