Archive: Jun 2019

Children’s author unites generations with his war story

  It is rather unusual for a children’s author to fill his books with war and violence, but for beloved writer Michael Morpurgo, conflict became the common thread in his creations. He told CNN in an interview that aired on Thursday, “I care about war because I’m a war child. Read More

Win a Visit from Michael Morpurgo!

Angels and Urchins are offering the chance for one lucky child to bring Michael Morpurgo into their school for an author visit! This is an experience the children will never forget! To enter you must buy a ticket to the Listen to the Moon event at the Bush Theatre on… Read More

War Horse’s Joey and Michael Morpurgo visit The Tower of London Poppies

  Best-selling author Michael Morpurgo joined Joey, the life-size horse puppet and star of the National Theatre’s production of War Horse, to visit the poppies installation at the Tower of London on Sunday 19 October. Joey walked amongst the poppies and Michael Morpurgo planted a poppy before reading the Roll… Read More

NYT Private Peaceful – Michael Morpurgo drops into rehearsals

A century on from the First World War, National Youth Theatre stage a stunning adaptation of Private Peaceful, based on the best-selling novel by Michael Morpurgo. Inspired by the many soldiers court-martialled and shot for cowardice during the Great War, this is Simon Reade’s rarely-performed ensemble version of the award-winning… Read More
Anthems of Peace Ticket

Anthems for Peace

Sunday 10 November, 5pm Join Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo for an evening of readings, art and music on Remembrance Sunday. Discover how Rae Smith’s designs for the acclaimed production of War Horse were originally created and watch as she brings her work to life in an on-stage demonstration, with author… Read More
Anthems of Peace Ticket

Anthems for Peace

Sunday 10 November, 5pm Join Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo for an evening of readings, art and music on Remembrance Sunday. Discover how Rae Smith’s designs for the acclaimed production of War Horse were originally created and watch as she brings her work to life in an on-stage demonstration, with author… Read More

Family Arts Festival brings incredible variety

The 2014 Family Arts Festival brings an incredible variety of quality family arts events, with over 2,000 events across the UK. Taking place during Autumn half term from 17 October to 2 November, events cover theatre, art, music, dance, literature, film, circus and more with many events free. This year’s… Read More