Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in Stories at the V&A Museum of Childhood
Saturday, 22nd July 2017
From the 22nd July 2017 to the 25th February 2018 the V&A Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green will be exhibiting Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in Stories.
The free exhibition will include draft manuscripts, photographs, notebooks and correspondence that chronicle Michael’s creative process and writing career, including the writing of War Horse and The Butterfly Lion, as well as artwork loaned by some of Britain’s greatest illustrators, including Sir Quentin Blake, Patrick Benson and Michael Foreman. Explore an atmospheric soundscape and learn about Morpurgo’s themes of war, farming, and friendship as well as seeing inspiring original material for famed works like War Horse. Joey, the original life-size West End horse puppet from the National Theatre’s award-winning stage adaptation of War Horse, will be on display at the exhibition.
This exhibition is devised by Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.