New Michael Morpurgo story to be performed at Passchendaele event

A new exclusive short story by Michael Morpurgo will be performed in Belgium to mark the centenary of the First World War’s battle of Passchedaele.

Michael’s live reading of From Farm Horse To War Horse, which he wrote especially for the national commemorations on Sunday 30th July. The event will take place  at the Cloth Hall, and Michael will be accompanied by the horse puppet Joey from the National Theatre stage adaptation of War Horse.

“We are now 100 years on from the battle of Passchendaele, one of the most appalling battles of the first world war, in which thousands upon hundreds of thousands of soldiers suffered and died.

“It is a moment to reflect on their lives and on the terrible nature of that war and of all wars and on the importance of maintaining peace. They fought for our peace.

“That is what we must not forget, which is why we must continue to tell the story, to pass it on.”

You can read the full article here.

 

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