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Forthcoming public appearances, functions and events.

On Angel Wings

6pm

St Luke's Church. Chelsea

A retelling of the Christmas story by Michael Morpurgo.

Performed by Michael Morpurgo, ​author of multi award-winning War Horse, and actress Juliet Stevenson.

Carols sung by a cappella group Voice at the Door, including Georgina Boyes, Jim Boyes, Barry Coope, Fi Fraser, Jo Freya and Lester Simpson. Directed by Simon Reade.

Concert in Aid of Farms for City Children.

How to book

Book online at www.onangelwings.co.uk

On Angel Wings

6pm

St Luke's Church. Chelsea

A retelling of the Christmas story by Michael Morpurgo.

Performed by Michael Morpurgo, ​author of multi award-winning War Horse, and actress Juliet Stevenson.

Carols sung by a cappella group Voice at the Door, including Georgina Boyes, Jim Boyes, Barry Coope, Fi Fraser, Jo Freya and Lester Simpson. Directed by Simon Reade.

Concert in Aid of Farms for City Children.

How to book

Book online at www.onangelwings.co.uk

The Best Christmas Present in the World

8:30pm

Saint Martin’s Cathedral, Ypres

Performance about the Christmas truce with narrators Michael Morpurgo and Virginia McKenna and music by The Voices at the Door.

How to book

www.gonewest.be - +32 (0)70 21 15 15 + Ypres/Ieper Tourist Office

On Angel Wings

4:15pm

BBC One

ON ANGEL WINGS is a spectacular family animation based on Michael Morpurgo’s picture book.

The half hour special captures the Christmas story from the viewpoint of an adventurous young shepherd boy who is taken on a secret, enchanted night-flight to witness the Christmas miracle.

From the Producer, Iain Harvey, and Director, Dave Unwin, who gave us FATHER CHRISTMAS and WAR GAME, the team at Illuminated Films (The Very Hungry Caterpillar, War Game, Little Princess), open up this magical tale for audiences of all ages and creeds.

How to book

Watch the trailer at www.onangelwingsfilm.com

War Horse at the Proms

5:25pm

BBC Two

A major new musical adaptation of the international hit War Horse, created by the National Theatre for the BBC Proms.

Simon Russell Beale presents the unique production at the Royal Albert Hall with Gareth Malone’s Proms Military Wives Choir, the BBC Concert Orchestra and the Cambiata Choir North West, alongside the National Theatre Ensemble with the astonishing Handspring Puppets. There’s even a role for writer Michael Morpurgo as himself.

How to book

See more online at www.bbc.co.uk

I Believe in Unicorns

12am

Touring nationally & internationally in Spring & Summer 2015

Based on the book by Michael Morpurgo.
Adapted by Daniel Jamieson. For 6+.

Tomas didn’t like books or stories. Stories were just for “Little Snotties”. He was happier clambering in the mountains like a goat or tobogganing with his Dad. That was until the Unicorn Lady came to town and reeled him in with her irresistible magic tales. But then disaster struck and put everything that mattered most in Tomas’s life in terrible danger… I Believe in Unicorns is a spellbinding and moving story by one of our greatest storytellers.

How to book

Find venue details and booking information at www.theatrealibi.co.uk

Blackwell's Oxford Presents: Michael Morpurgo, John Tams and Barry Coope - 'War Horse'

7–8:30pm

Sheldonian Theatre

We are delighted to be able to present a musically accompanied reading of ‘War Horse’ at the prestigious Sheldonian Theatre. Michael Morpurgo tells the powerful and deeply moving story of young Albert and his beloved horse Joey. Michael is joined by acclaimed musicians John Tams and Barry Coope, who accompany his reading with the rousing yet haunting songs specially composed by John Tams for the National Theatre’s award-winning production of ‘War Horse’.

Tickets cost £15

How to book

Visit our Customer Service Department at Blackwell’s Bookshop, Broad Street, Oxford. Alternatively, Tel: 01865 333623 Email: events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk

The Mozart Question

3pm

Saffron Hall

Michael Morpurgo (War Horse) presents a special performance of his book, The Mozart Question. Together with actress Alison Reid, violinist Daniel Pioro and string quartet The Storytellers Ensemble, Michael interweaves words and music, bringing to life this haunting tale of survival against the odds.

Tickets £8 £20 | Under 18s half price.
Wheelchair and special access requirements can be booked by telephoning the Box Office.

How to book

Book online at www.saffronhall.com

London Philharmonic Orchestra: The Pied Piper of Hamelin

12pm

Royal Festival Hall

Hear the Orchestra perform a new version of this familiar legend written especially for families.

Michael Morpurgo (War Horse, The Mozart Question), one of the UK’s greatest living authors, and Colin Matthews, regarded as one of today’s most exciting living composers, team up to present the timeless tale of The Pied Piper of Hamelin.

Their story of the travelling flute player and the rich, greedy mayor is compellingly and movingly told through the eyes of a young boy - one of Hamelin’s Thief-Dogs.

Suitable for children aged 7 and over.

How to book

Book online at www.southbankcentre.co.uk

War Horse at Sherborne Abbey

8pm

Sherborne Abbey

Visit the Sherborne Festival

How to book

Details to follow