Babar mingles with his fans at his 80th birthday party

Babar celebrates 80th birthday at Westfield Shopping Centre

30 OCTOBER 2013, LONDON
Summary
Babar the Elephant fans assembled at Westfield Shopping Centre, White City yesterday to celebrate his 80th birthday!

Babar the Elephant fans assembled at Westfield Shopping Centre, White City yesterday (30th October) to celebrate his 80th birthday!

The world's best loved elephant appeared in person in the Atrium to the delight of his fans. As well as posing for photographs with Babar, fans were encouraged to get creative with fun colouring and craft activities in a delightful Babar-themed area.

Foyles Bookshop also hosted a special birthday party for Babar. Attendees joined in the fun with storytelling, party games such as Pin The Crown on the Babar and Pass The Parcel, colouring, crafts and cutting the birthday cake!

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Spokespeople
About Babar's 80th Anniversary

This is the Official Online Press Office for the UK celebrations of the 80th Anniversary of Babar.

The classic children's character, Babar the Elephant, was created by the French painter, Jean de Brunhoff, in 1931, however the first Babar books were not published in the UK unitl 1933.  Since then, millions of British children have grown up with the memorable stories about the King of the Elephants, his wife Celeste, and large extended family.

UK celebrations to mark this important milestone in Babar's history will be announced in due course.

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