Anthems For Peace

Join Olivier and Tony Award®-winning designer Rae Smith and former Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo, in a specially-created evening of art and story-telling.

5pm, Sunday 10 November 2013

Anthems For Peace - Title over illustration of poppies

Anthems For Peace

Don’t miss your chance to meet Joey from War Horse in a special night of readings, art and music for Remembrance Sunday.

Discover how Rae Smith’s designs for the internationally-acclaimed production of War Horse were originally created and watch as she brings her illustrations to life, in an on-stage demonstration of work from her new illustrated hard cover edition of War Horse.

Award-winning author Michael Morpurgo joins Rae on stage, reading extracts from his beloved novel and sharing personal insights into the extraordinary journey from page to stage, from early National Theatre workshops through to international acclaim.

Michael will also read from his heart-warming short story, The Best Christmas Present in The World, accompanied by BAFTA award-winning actress Virginia McKenna and the incomparable a capella group Voices at the Door, singing Christmas Carols from Britain, France and Flanders.

Almost a century after the Christmas Truce of 1914, a letter is found by chance in an antique desk, bringing one soldier's experience hauntingly to life.

Don’t miss this one-night-only event at the New London Theatre.

Please note that tickets for this event are also available via See Tickets, to check their availability call 0871 230 1547.

  • War Horse
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • Three Days poster with title_v2
  • Our Country's Good: illustration of a figure in the distance with a manacle on the fore-ground
  • People, Places and Things. Superimposed photo of a woman's head with her face repeated twice, once in red once blue
  • Jane Eyre. Woman in a pale dress with an image of flames projected onto her
  • National Youth Theatre: Consensual.  2 teenagers in school uniform, one with her hand over the boys mouth
  • National Youth Theatre: Wuthering Heights, Title in black, over a photo of a young woman dancing in a nightclub
  • National Youth Theatre: The Merchant of Venice, Title in white, over a B&W photo of a V for Vendetta mask
  • Husbands and Sons. Photo of Anne-Marie Duff
  • The Comedy of Errors. Watercolour illustration
  • As You Like It. Photo of Rosalie Craig
  • Waste. Image: Charcoal on paper a man's head, smudged, by Valentin van der Meulen. ‘Untitled 07’. 2013.
  • I  Want My Hat Back. Cartoon animals in black agaist an orange background
  • Evening at the Talk House. A decomposing dessert on a cake stand
  • Here We Go, shadowy, blurred figures, blue against a white background
  • - a grinning cartoon cat