Saturday, 6th February 2016
“Go on loving, go on planting, live always in rhythm, in harmony with this wonderful Earth, and all shall be well.”
Michael Morpurgo’s words spoken by Jeremy Irons in this powerful new film from The Climate Coalition. Watch it, love it, and please it share far and wide to get people talking about climate change.
Friday, 5th February 2016
We are celebrating the nation’s favourite storyteller, and want you to get involved! Each week during the month of March we will be highlighting titles based around themes close to the author’s heart: War, Journeys, Legends and Animals. It’s a chance for everyone to find out more about Michael Morpurgo’s wonderful stories – from schools, libraries and bookshops to parents and children of all ages.
To help support the chosen titles - published by HarperCollins Children’s Books, Egmont Publishing and Walker Books - there are teacher resources, extracts, audio clips and more.
FREE Michael Morpurgo Month Teachers’ Pack!
Sign up to receive a Michael Morpurgo Month Pack containing a poster, bookmarks and leaflet, and a weekly email directing you to all the resources supporting that week’s titles. Just email email@example.com with the subject line Michael Morpurgo Month – Website along with your name and the address of your school or library.The first 50 teachers or librarians to sign up will also receive a free copy of the author’s book of short stories, Of Lions and Unicorns.
Friday, 29th January 2016
Michael Morpurgo has called Farms for City Children his greatest story and to help celebrate the work and achievements of this unique charity, Farms for City Children are putting on a special gala matinee performance of the National Theatre’s award-winning War Horse on Thursday 25th February at 2pm at the New London Theatre, Drury Lane to which 1000 children who have visited the farms will be invited to attend as guests of the friends of Farms for City Children.
We would love to invite you to be part of this unique occasion. Tickets are available for £150 including an invitation to the celebratory drinks afterwards with Clare and Michael Morpurgo, a chance to meet Joey, and have a signed copy of War Horse illustrated by Rae Smith.
To book a ticket email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Farms for City Children on 01392 276381.
Sunday, 24th January 2016
Delve into the world of plays, musicals and productions to explore the craft and collaboration that creates spectacular international theatre. Find yourself on stage with Joey from War Horse and see the award statuettes up close with a spotlight on the Olivier Awards themselves.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Olivier Awards in April 2016, Curtain Up showcases material from multi-award-winning productions and highlights outstanding theatre practitioners. Through this theatrical experience by acclaimed stage designer Tom Piper, Curtain Up invites you to glimpse behind the scenes and immerse yourself into the world of artistic collaboration to discover how all aspects of a production come together in great theatre.
Find out more at www.vam.ac.uk