Archive for October, 2011

Word Up, Stripy Horse!

We’re taking part in the Word Up Festival at Alleyn’s school in Dulwich on Saturday 22nd October. Our event has just sold out, but there are lots more fantastic interviews and readings from other authors and illustrators, including Jaqueline Wilson, Judith Kerr, Andy Stanton and the amazing John Hegley (if you haven’t seen him before do get a ticket!) – more details and a programme can be found here.

For fans of non-stripy horses, author Michael Morpurgo will also be talking to Clare Balding about his book ‘War Horse’ ahead of the new exhibition at the National Army Museum.

And don’t worry if you missed out on tickets, we’ll be posting mask templates from our event soon so that you can make your own Stripy Horse, Cheeky Monkey and Splatty Tomato masks at home…

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Stripy War Horse

This week we were asked to decorate paper horses for display on the remembrance wall at a new exhibition illustrating the real life stories behind Michael Morpurgo’s ‘War Horse’. The exhibition features material from the fantastic War Horse stage production and interactive displays commemorating horses like Joey and the soldiers who depended on them.

Karen’s poppy field horse is named ‘Fife’ after her birthplace, where there are lots of farms and horses, while Jim’s stripy horse ‘Heart of Gold’ is named after a line from the Henry Chappell war poem written on it.

See if you can spot our horses and add your own to the remembrance wall, when the exhibition opens on 22nd October at the National Army Museum in London.

More details here.

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