december, 2019

08dec11:00 am1:00 pmMichael Morpurgo’s Best Christmas Present in the World

Michael Morpurgo’s Best Christmas Present in the World


Event Details

Join us as Michael Morpurgo – one of Britain’s most well known and best loved children’s authors – reads from his spellbinding book The Best Christmas Present in the World, accompanied by Virginia McKenna and a capella voices of Voices at the Door, singing Christmas carols from Britain, France and Flanders.

A century after the famous Christmas Truce of 1914 and the football match in No-Man’s Land between the British and the Germans, a soldier’s letter is found by chance in an antique desk – “Jim’s Last Letter: to be buried with me when the time comes.” And thus begins the quest to find “Dearest Connie”. An unmissable and thoroughly festive festival highlight!


(Sunday) 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Sage Gateshead

St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays