An Evening with Michael Morpurgo OBE

26 October 2012, 18:00 - 20:30

Tickets: Adults £10, children £5. Tickets will be on general sale from Monday 24 September. Foundling Friends can purchase tickets from Friday 21 September. To book call +44(0)20 7841 3600 or drop into the Museum.

Join us in the Museum's beautiful Picture Gallery for an evening with 2012 Coram Fellow Michael Morpurgo OBE as he discusses his life and work, including his new publication, A Medal for Leroy.

Michael Morpurgo began writing stories in the early 70s, in response to the children in his class at the primary school where he taught in Kent. One of the UK’s best-loved authors and storytellers, Michael was appointed Children’s Laureate in 2003. He has written over 120 books, including The Butterfly Lion, Kensuke’s Kingdom, Why the Whales Came, The Mozart Question, Shadow and War Horse, which was adapted for a hugely successful stage production by the National Theatre and then, in 2011, for a film directed by Steven Spielberg. His book, Private Peaceful has been adapted for the stage by Simon Reade and has now been made into a film directed by Pat O-Connor. Awarded an OBE for his writing in 2006, Michael is the Foundling Museum's 2012 Coram Fellow.

The Foundling Fellowship was established with the support of the Clore Duffield Foundation.


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