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Farms for City Children

Simon Ward Visits Farms for City Children

Filmed in North Devon, and following the course of the county’s waterways, Simon Ward’s collection of short films is a celebration of Devon’s stunning, diverse habitats – from the wild moors of Dartmoor, to the crashing surf of the coastline and out to the open water around Lundy’s shores. Journey… Read More

Michael Morpurgo receives J M Barrie Award

Michael Morpurgo has been awarded the J M Barrie Award for his contribution to children’s literature. The award, which champions the arts for children, is now in its 12th year. Storymaker, playwright and performer, Michael Morpurgo’s work reaches across the arts. He is the author of over 140 books, and his… Read More
Michael and Clare Morpurgo in 1976

Farms for City Children Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

Farms for City Children celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, and proceeds from Michael Morpurgo’s new book “Didn’t we have a lovely time?” will help give even more urban children a chance to experience a real farm. Chief Executive Dr Tessa Stone writes about this unique endeavour. Farms for City Children… Read More

Frank Cottrell Boyce: what’s the point of culture in Brexit Britain?

In a recent article in The Guardian, Frank Cottrell Boyce has considered the cultural legacy of Britain post-referendum. One of his key points included an evaluation of War Horse by Michael Morpurgo, as shown below …increasingly the arts are having to justify their own existence. And increasingly they do so… Read More

Michael Morpurgo brings storytelling to life for Cumbrian pupils

Michael Morpurgo visited lucky pupils at Casterton Sedbergh Prep School to talk about his writing and also to thank the children for the money they have raised for his charity, Farms for City Children. Michael and his wife Clare founded Farms for City Children in 1976 at Nethercott Farm, deep… Read More
Writer Michael Morpurgo

Michael Morpurgo: “Devon is an extraordinary place”

Michael Morpurgo has been speaking to Visit Devon about just why the county is so special to him. From inspiring his literary work, to his beloved charity, Farms For City Children, the author explains just why it is so important that today’s children get away from the concrete… Read More