june, 2021

27jun4:15 pm5:15 pmWealden Literary FestivalMICHAEL MORPURGO & JOHN HUNTER – THE FIELDS THAT HEAL


Event Details

Michael Morpurgo will share his experience of the healing and nourishment that can be found for children and families in nature, in conversation with John Hunter, the author of The Fields that Heal, a story of the incredible work performed by the charity Dandelion Time. This event is a part of the Wealden Literary Festival and will take place between 4:15pm-5:15pm.

Michael Morpurgo and his wife Clare founded Farms for City Children at Nethercott House in Devon in 1976. The charity offers urban children from all over the country a unique opportunity to live and work together for a week at a time on a real farm in the heart of the countryside. This talk will explore how the natural world has played a central world in both his widely celebrated books and his philanthropic work.

Dandelion Time offers help to children with challenging emotional issues, often resulting from trauma, violence or serious health difficulties in the family. The charity’s approach is family-based and creates opportunities for new beginnings and improved relationships, recognising the importance of being in a peaceful natural environment, absorbing children in calming hands on activities.

A proportion of proceeds from this event will be donated to Dandelion Time.


(Sunday) 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm