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
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers. Collage of a boy on a rubbish heap with a passenger jet flying overhead
  • Treasure Island poster image
  • Dara. Photography by Seamus Ryan
  • The Hard Problem
  • Man and Superman poster, with Ralph Fiennes. Photography by Juergen Teller
  • Rules for Living. Instruction image for combining people and objects
  • Parades banner for Light Shining in Buckinghamshire
  • Everyman - a figure in a bleak space with cartoon finger pointing down at his head
  • Beyond Caring. Curtains against a wall
  • The Beaux' Stratagem - Portrait of an 18th century woman, collaged and retouched
  • The Red Lion. Blurred figure holding a football in a doorway, lit from behind
  • London Road film poster. Cast members leaning and looking through an interior window
  • The Motherf**cker with the Hat. Illustration of a head with a hat but no face
  • We Want You to Watch. Female head with wide open mouth and wide open mouths for eyes
  • An Oak Tree. Instructional diagram of one male figure raising and lowering another with their hand, as if by magic
  • Brainstorm. Teenage boy with blue exploding head
  • wonder.land - a grinning cartoon cat