Michael Morpurgo | The Carnival of Animals – Online

Fri 27 May - Sun 5 Jun 2022

Michael Morpurgo
Michael Morpurgo
michael morpurgo, carnival of the animals

This event was recorded at our Spring Festival in April

A magical afternoon of music, storytelling and poetry

A love of books is one of the greatest gifts you can give to a child. Treat your family and yourself to a magical afternoon of music, storytelling and poetry with Michael Morpurgo, who celebrates the incredible animals who share our planet, and whose habitats are threatened by human thoughtlessness. Joining Michael are actor Natalie Walter and award-winning cellist Clare O’Connell, who will play a selection of pieces inspired by Michael’s poems, including arrangements from Camille Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals. Carrying a strong ecological message, this event is sure to ignite a love of poetry in the young and old alike.  

Suitable for ages 5+

With thanks to Bidwells, our Children’s Programme supporter

Venue: Online

Duration: 1hr

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Michael Morpurgo

The Carnival of Animals by Michael Morpurgo

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Author biography 

Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain’s best loved writers for children, with sales of over 35 million copies. He has written over 150 books, has served as Children’s Laureate, and has won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Writers Guild Award, the Whitbread Award, the Blue Peter Book Award and the Eleanor Farjeon Lifetime Achievement Award. With his wife, Clare, he is the co-founder of Farms for City Children. Michael was knighted in 2018 for services to literature and charity.