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.

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  • Home by Nadia Fall
  • A Small Family Business. With Nigel Lindsay in a warehouse
  • The Silver Tassie, with a photo of Ronan Raftery in British army uniform
  • Yellow Face
  • One Man Two Guvnors poster with Owain Arthur
  • The Animals and Children Took to the Streets, by 1927
  • The Roof - title treatment on concrete chasm looking up with free-runner leaping across the void
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • 100 Acts of Minor Dissent. Photo of Mark Thomas
  • James I - photo of James McArdle against a stormy sky
  • Ballyturk
  • James II - photo of Andrew Rothney against a stormy sky
  • James III - photo of Jamie Sives against a stormy sky
  • The James Plays
  • Treasure Island. graphic outline of a sailing galleon on a calm sea at night with stars