Saturday, 7th December 2013
Christmas is that special time of year when we indulge in classic stories, traditional tales and magical childhood memories. Amongst many favourites is the loveable fictional character, Pinocchio, the tale originally told by Carlo Collodi of a wooden puppet who dreamed of becoming a real boy.
Here is Pinocchio as you’ve never seen him before, telling his own story through the master story-teller Michael Morpurgo.
“Michael Morpurgo makes free with Collodi’s moralising tale … to tell it from the puppet’s perspective… with Pinocchio’s round-eyed cheeriness warmed by the sunshine of southern Italy.” Nicolette Jones, Culture, The Sunday Times
A lifetime of tales from the nation’s favourite storyteller, this gorgeous hardback edition features twenty-five enchanting short stories as well as extracts from twenty-five of his best-loved novels.
A magical re-telling of the Christmas story, On Angel Wings is brought to King’s Chapel and performed by the author with one of Britain’s most distinguished actresses, Juliet Stevenson.
A reading by Michael Morpurgo of his Christmas book The Best Christmas Present in the World with Virginia McKenna and accompanied by accapella voices of Voices at the Door singing Christmas carols from Britain, France and Flanders.