Archive: Jun 2019

War Horse Rehearsals

War Horse the Story in Concert was performed on Sunday afternoon in Edinburgh. Here are some pics from the rehearsal with actor Juliet Stevenson and the Songman from War Horse, Ben Murray. The orchestra was The Scottish National Orchestra and the choir was the Edinburgh University Chamber choir and the… Read More

Michael’s Weekend

Last weekend, Michael was rehearsing for the Radio 2 Ballads of the Great War concert with BBC Philharmonic and some old friends there – Jim Boyes and Barry Coope who perform with him in the Christmas concerts, Box Fox, song-man from War Horse, John Tams who wrote many of… Read More

Interview with Michael Morpurgo #Armistice100

Ahead of Armistice Day, we will be sharing clips from an interview with Michael in which he talks about the wartime events that inspired his books and how important it is for children to learn about the devastating effects of war through literature. We’ll be sharing all of the clips… Read More

Wilfred Owen Commemoration

On Saturday, Michael was joined by MP Frank Field at the Wilfred Owen Commemoration. The talk took place at the Williamson Art Gallery and Museum, and Michael was also joined by special guest Dame Patricia Routledge who read some of Owen’s poetry. The event was to commemorate 100 years since… Read More

Burgh House Event

Christine Baker, Michael’s French publisher, joined him on Friday 19th October. They met for a special event to launch the new translation of his novel, The Little Prince. The launch event took place in the cosy surroundings of Burgh House in Hampstead, and was supported by Daunts Books. Read More

Petworth Literary Festival

On Saturday 27th October, Michael took part in the Petworth Literary Festival. His event was the first of the festival and took place in St Mary’s Church. The event was around War Horse, and Michael was joined by the original Song Man from the National Theatre production of War… Read More