Exhibition

Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in Stories

24 Aug 2019 – 28 Oct 2019

Event times

Monday - Saturday 10am-4pm
Sunday 11am-4pm

Cost of entry

Free

Burton Art Gallery and Museum

Bideford
Devon, United Kingdom

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Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in Stories will look at the author’s life and writing process as well as the lives he created for some of his remarkable characters.

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Devised by Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, the hugely successful exhibition was opened at their museum in 2016 and has been touring the UK since 2017. The exhibition will include draft manuscripts, photographs, notebooks and correspondence which chronicle Michael’s creative process and writing career. These will include the writing of War Horse, Kensuke’s Kingdom and The Butterfly Lion. It will also include artwork loaned by some of Britain’s greatest illustrators including Sir Quentin Blake, Patrick Benson and Michael Foreman. Come and explore an atmospheric soundscape and learn about Morpurgo’s themes of war, farming and friendship and see inspiring original material for famed works like War Horse.

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