Archive: Mar 2014

Michael Morpurgo gives live Q&A via satellite

Michael Morpurgo launches Private Peaceful Day on Monday 31 March with a live Q&A via satellite from . In a major screening event for schools, 100 cinemas including Picturehouse and Cineworld, will show the film across the UK as part of the Centenary commemorations of WW1. 7,500 children will attend… Read More
Shadow by Michael Morpurgo

Salford Children’s Book Awards Winner

Michael Morpurgo is the Winner of Winners, in the Salford Community Leisure/Libraries Annual Book Awards, with Shadow and Private Peaceful receiving the majority of the votes. In accepting his Award he told a story of a conversation with ex-Poet Laureate Ted Hughes who said: “When you are a prize winner… Read More

Private Peaceful Day 31 March 2014

Michael Morpurgo will launch Private Peaceful Day with a live Q&A via satellite following special screenings of the film for schools. 100 cinemas including Picturehouse & Cineworld, will show the film across the UK as part of the Centenary commemorations of WW1. Students will then be able to watch Michael… Read More
Paul Chequer as Tommo in Private Peaceful

Private Peaceful on Tour

Private Peaceful, adapted by Simon Reade, started its UK Tour to high praise. This one-man show relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young First World War soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. During the night he looks back at his short but joyful past growing up in… Read More

The Great War was the critical moment of our times

Speaking at a conference for schools on how to mark the centenary of the Great War, Michael Morpurgo said stories are able to get through to people in a way that history books are unable to do. Children need to be told personal stories about historical events such as the… Read More

Private Peaceful is Cityread children’s book

Launching on 31st March 2014, Cityread London will run throughout the entire month of April with events in every London borough. It was conceived to promote reading for pleasure, engage new library users and encourage people to explore and celebrate their city’s history. 2014 will also see, for the first… Read More