Magical Pirate & Mermaid Adventures at Birthplace of Peter Pan

Pirate Map

Forty lucky children will go on a magical pirate and mermaid adventure at the Birthplace of Peter Pan when the doors of Moat Brae in Dumfries open to visitors on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September from 11am – 3pm.  The first forty children to book will be able to take part in a free […]

 

PPMBT Pop Up Charity Shop

pop up shop flyer

Please support Moat Brae and help us raise funds to create a National Centre for Children’s Literature and Storytelling at Moat Brae – where Peter Pan began. SHOP OPENS Wed 12th – Sat 15th August from 11am – 4pm on Dumfries High Street. The Pop-Up Charity Shop will be run by our Friends and volunteers […]

 

Portling Crew raises £1,000 for Birthplace of Peter Pan

Anne Bennett Neverland Supper 2015

A crew of fundraisers from Portling in Dumfries & Galloway handed over a cheque for £1,000 to the Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust this week in support of the Appeal to create a National Centre for Children’s Literature and Storytelling at Moat Brae – the Birthplace of Peter Pan. The funds were raised at a […]

 

Young Iron Age Warrior Charges in to Support Moat Brae

Seabrave

A young Iron Age warrior has joined our campaign to raise the final £1.5 million needed to create a national centre for children’s literature and storytelling at Moat Brae – where Peter Pan began. Moniaive-based author Susan Palmer-Jones has been so inspired by the project that she is donating the proceeds from her new children’s […]

 

Just £1.5m More to Make the Dream Come True

JL in the Garden of Moat Brae House. Pic by Graham Robertson

This week Joanna Lumley launched our Digital Appeal for the final £1.5m needed to create Scotland’s own National Centre for Children’s Literature and Storytelling at Moat Brae House, where Peter Pan began. With £4 million already secured the Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust is well on the way to its £5.5m goal, which would, allow […]

 

We revive J M Barrie’s ‘lost’ first play

Scottish Youth Theatre in JM Barrie's enchanted land at Moat Brae
Colin Hattersley Photography - colinhattersley@btinternet.com - (+44) 7974 957 388 - www.colinhattersley.com

This week (26th June 2015) saw J M Barrie’s “lost” first play, Bandelero the Bandit, return to the stage for the first time since the 1877.

It was written and staged when he was a schoolboy at Dumfries Academy – but later vanished, with Barrie claiming “No page of it remains”.

 

Moat Brae inspiration for two new books

Sixteen String Jack and the Garden of Adventure

The magic of Moat Brae is that it still inspires wonderful books for children.

In May the Georgian townhouse witnessed the launch of Sixteen String Jack and The Garden of Adventure, written by Tom Pow and illustrated by Ian Andrew.