Forthcoming public appearances, functions and events.
Monday, 7th December 2015
1914 in Flanders, the famous Christmas Truce and football game in No-Man’s Land between the British and the Germans. A century later, a soldier’s letter is found by chance in an antique desk - “Jim’s Last Letter: to be buried with me when the time comes.”
Guildford Cathedral and Guildford Book Festival are delighted to present Michael Morpurgo and Virginia McKenna as they tell a story of memory, love and the quest to find “Dearest Connie”, accompanied by lyrical acapella Christmas carols from Voices at the Door (Coope, Boyes & Simpson Fi Fraser, Jo Freya and Georgina Boyes).
This production, specially adapted for performance by Simon Reade was premiered at The National Theatre, London.
Book online at www.guildford-cathedral.org
Tuesday, 8th December 2015
St John's Smith Square, London
Michael Morpurgo narrates his book On Angel Wings, a magical retelling of the Christmas story, accompanied by Voices at the Door singing traditional Christmas carols.
Find out more at www.sjss.org.uk
Monday, 14th December 2015
St Nicholas’ Cathedral, Newcastle upon Tyne
Suitable for ages 5 and over.
This stunning Christmas concert is written & performed by Michael Morpurgo, author of multi award-winning War Horse and former Children’s Laureate.
On Angel Wings is Michael Morpurgo’s magical retelling of the Christmas story. When the shepherds are invited to follow the star to visit the new born baby Jesus, a young boy is told to stay behind and mind the flock but the Angel Gabriel returns to take him on a memorable flight to be the first to witness the Christmas miracle.
This unique Christmas concert is performed by Michael himself with a beautiful selection of carols sung by a cappella group Voices at the Door. Directed by Simon Reade.
Book online at www.sevenstories.org.uk
Sunday, 20th March 2016
Based on Clare and Michael Morpurgo’s book, Where My Wellies Take Me follows Pippa, its 8 year old heroine, on a May Day ramble through local woods, farms and fields. A celebration of nature and the English countryside, it interweaves poems and songs that evoke the seasons and animals with Pippa’s lively comment about the people and places that she finds wherever her wellies take her.
A performance in words and music from Michael Morpurgo with Natalie Walter and Voices at The Door (Coope, Boyes and Simpson with Jo Freya, Fi Fraser and Georgina Boyes).
In aid of Farms for City Children
Book online at www.thelowry.com