Michael’s Events

Michael Morpurgo at Chagword Festival

Chagford Festival

On 23 March Michael appeared Chagword Festival in the Devon village of Chagford which is set next to Dartmoor. He read the whole of In the Mouth of the Wolf and the audience loved it. As he read there were Barroux’swonderful illustrations on the screen and they had set the… Read More
Children's Laureate Line Up with Michael Morpurgo

20th Anniversary of the Waterstones Children’s Laureate

Michael attended a celebration for the 20th Anniversary of the Waterstones Children’s Laureate at Waterstone’s Piccadilly in London on 11 February. He was Laureate from 2003-2005, a role in which he travelled across the UK and abroad talking about the importance of stories. Here is a link to a letter… Read More

Michael Morpurgo’s 75th Anniversary Tour

Michael Morpurgo began writing stories in the early ‘70s, inspired by the children he taught in his primary school class in Kent. He has written over 130 books, including The Butterfly Lion, Kensuke’s Kingdom, Private Peaceful and War Horse, which was adapted for a hugely successful stage production by the… Read More

The Best Christmas Present in the World – Henley

Michael with Virginia McKenna and his wife Clare before a concert of a reading of Best Christmas Present in the World in Henley as a special event for the Henley Literary Festival. The concert features acapella singing by the group Voices at the Door. Michael will be with… 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

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

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

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

Michael at the Festival of Ideas

On Sunday 16th September, Michael joined Guardian journalist Claire Armitstead at the Festival of Ideas in London. This was the first year of the festival launched by the Royal Academy of Art bringing together artists and writers to discuss creativity. Michael was in conversation discussing his latest two books Flamingo… Read More
Poppy Field words and music concert flyer

Poppy Field – Michael Morpurgo, Clare Morpurgo, Voices at the Door

Date: 16th December Time: 16:30 – 18:80 Venue: Sint – Jacobskerk Gezelleplein 9 8900 Ypres A half-written poem, a field with poppies and a series of strange encounters mark the past of four generations of farmers’ families from Ypres . At his favorite spot, looking across the Poppy Field , Max listens to his grandfather’s story, a story about… Read More