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
  • Rules for Living. Instruction image for combining people and objects
  • 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
  • The Motherf**cker with the Hat. Illustration of a head with a hat but no face
  • An Oak Tree. Instructional diagram of one male figure raising and lowering another with their hand, as if by magic
  • Everyman - a figure in a bleak space with cartoon finger pointing down at his head
  • Connections 2015: photomontage with a plastic chair, stage lights and sneakers
  • We Want You to Watch. Female head with wide open mouth and wide open mouths for eyes
  • Brainstorm. Teenage boy with blue exploding head
  • Three Days in the Country: A woman's arms against a tree trunk
  • 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
  • wonder.land - a grinning cartoon cat