The Followers of Rupert Bear

Official Rupert Bear Society Website

Welcome to the Followers of Rupert

Since 1983 there has been a society, called The Followers of Rupert, for those who remember Rupert from their childhood with affection. The society is limited to classic Rupert, not the cartoon character more recently seen.

Follow Rupert!

The Society gets its name from the Rupert annuals. Each year at the end of the stories there is a page advertising Rupert in the Daily Express and on that page is the slogan "Follow Rupert in the (Daily) Express" and so we are The Followers!

Currently, our membership is approaching 1000 and members enjoy regular newsletters, calendars and other Rupert-related items produced specifically for the society.

Rupert's Annual Party

The Followers' AGM is held in Warwick in August, surrounded by a fun day.
The 2016 Fun Day was on Saturday 27th August.
Followers had the chance to meet the current Rupert Artist, Stuart Trotter, and one lucky member won an original piece of artwork by Stuart, especially created for the event.
Stuart also created a beautiful piece for the 2015 Fun Day - Follow this link and see that lovely piece of artwork:


The Annual 2017 will be Saturday 26th August. There will be some great raffle prizes this year including some beautiful pieces of original artwork. Along with all the general full of the day, two really entertaining speakers will be talking to us.
Join the Followers so that you can come and join the fun!

New for 2017!
Have a look at Publications About Rupert. You will see that one of the books is the Rupert Index. Last updated in hard copy in 2001, it is currently being completely overhauled and updated and is being made available for members to download.
If you join the Followers, you will have free access this publication.

Oh No!
Rupert was born in Canterbury and features in the town's lovely Heritage Museum. Heritage Museum
Now the museum is threatened with closure! The Followers are distressed to learn that this important piece of Rupert's history is at risk of being cast aside.
Here is a link to the petition against closure: Museum closure petition

More about the Followers:
To find out more about the general benefits of being a Follower of Rupert, follow this link:
Read More about Member Benefits

Treat yourself

Free gifts for you, if you join now. Click the red button:

Join Now - Free Gifts

Apart from the general member benefits, we have some special offers - free gifts for new members, and books normally available only to members.
Don't miss out!
Order a copy of the 2015 Rupert Annual, specially signed by the current Rupert artist - click 'Special Offers' here:

Special Offers

The Followers' AGM and surrounding Fun Day in 2015 lived up to all expectations. In addition to the usual activities we had some very special speakers. Information about the 2016 meeting will be added later. Follow this link to 'Warwick':


Stella Books at Warwick

One of our regular supporters at Warwick is Stella Books and many delighted members have been able to add to their Rupert collections by finding some goodies on the Stella Books´ stall.
You may wish to have a peek at their newsletter and find something about the Little Bear ....... click HERE

So, you see, there is everything to gain from joining the Followers, and nothing to lose!

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