Archive: Jun 2019

The Best Christmas Present in the World Concert | Exeter Cathedral

A unique Christmas concert performed by candlelight, Michael Morpurgo’s story The Best Christmas Present in the World is told together with specially selected Christmas carols. The Best Christmas Present in the World revisits the trenches and tells the haunting story of Christmas 1914 when soldiers on both sides put down their… Read More

Mimi and the Dragon – Bloomsbury Theatre

From 13 Dec – 31 Dec Michael Morpurgo’s heart-warming Christmas adventure, Mimi and the Mountain Dragon will be brought to life at Bloomsbury Theatre. Join Bloomsbury Theatre for a festive story packed full of adventure, snow and dragons! With lively songs, magical puppets and plenty of audience interaction. Suitable for families and children… Read More

Michael Morpurgo’s Christmas Short Story – Coming Home

This Christmas, in partnership with Waitrose, Michael Morpurgo has written a short story called Coming Home, about a plucky little robin and his plight to make it home for Christmas. The book is part of Waitrose’s Christmas campaign, which includes their own Christmas advert featuring the brave robin’s story, and supports the… Read More

Michael Morpurgo receives J M Barrie Award

Michael Morpurgo has been awarded the J M Barrie Award for his contribution to children’s literature. The award, which champions the arts for children, is now in its 12th year. Storymaker, playwright and performer, Michael Morpurgo’s work reaches across the arts. He is the author of over 140 books, and his… Read More
Lord mayors peace lecture

Lord Mayor’s Peace Lecture

Michael Morpurgo has been invited to speak at the Lord Mayor’s Peace Lecture at St Mary’s Guildhall in Coventry on the 11th of November. Michael will base his lecture on Eagle in the Snow, a book featuring local serviceman, Private Henry Tandey VC, the most decorated private soldier of World War I… Read More