AN EVENING WITH MICHAEL MORPURGO

Sold out

An evening with Michael Morpurgo at the Bush

Following the new release of Michael Morpurgo’s recent book, ‘The Kites are Flying’ about children’s lives in Israel and Gaza, Michael will be giving a talk about his book, and telling stories from his recent trip to the Middle East with Save the Children.

A recently appointed Literary Ambassador for Save the Children, Michael Morpurgo, will be going to fly kites with children in Israel and in Gaza, taking the time to meet those children’s family, friends, visit their schools and hear about their daily lives. Michael Morpurgo’s new book explains that the calamity of the ongoing unrest and the permanent border sitting between Israel and Gaza is a longstanding issue that doesn’t always make sense to children. Children’s hopes and dreams for peace can fly higher than any wall dividing communities and religions.

For a one-evening special at the Bush, Michael will talk to children and their families about his first ever visit to Gaza, talking about the tragedy of the lives of some children and families in the area, but also of the hope ringed with joy that children’s tales can bring.

Julie Etchingham, ITV News reader, will chair Michael’s talk and there will be a chance for children and parents to ask him questions about his story and his visit to the Middle East.

Profits from this event will go to Save the Children

This is a past event

@bushtheatre

@bushtheatre Brilliant. I took part in it one night in Dublin. Great experience.
Stephen Jones
@1stejones
23 May
I’m low key obsessed with the Front of House and Bar team at the @bushtheatre. They’re the loveliest, most fun and… https://t.co/n2f3v45M2w
Emma Coen
@SmallCoen
23 May
@avawongdavies Let’s remember @bushtheatre has the best snack / food options and a Sainsbury’s and Tesco nearby!! Be still my beating heart
Ingrid Banerjee 🚡
@IngridBanerjee
23 May
Such a treat to see @willoconnell in Class @bushtheatre. Witty writing, great acting. Terrifyingly truthful look at education and class.
Victoria Brazier
@BrazierVictoria
23 May
I loved #Yvette @bushtheatre last night. Refreshingly honest, with such a huge heart and soul. @Urielle_KM is 🔥🔥🔥… https://t.co/uOx3mlbXOz
AudreySheffield
@AudreySheff
23 May
In two weeks time we launch @bushtheatre @_ElephantWest funded Buzz from the Bush - a public arts installation that… https://t.co/DYvA67YnKF
Alissa Anne Jeun Yi
@alissa_ajy
20 May

Bush Green

Conversations, dispatches and ideas from the Bush Theatre.

Go to BushGreen
Why did the performance artist walk onto the tv set?

Project 2036 Producer Salome Wagaine discusses the influence of performance art on her upcoming production of Exceptional Promise. What do Britain’s Got Talent, Come Dine With Me, General Hospital, Changing Rooms and Larry Sanders have in common? They’ve all had performance or live artists feature on them. When you hear the term ‘performance art’ in…

Elephant West and Bush Theatre announce a digital collaboration

Elephant West and Bush Theatre announce Buzz from the Bush, a digital collaboration, that will launch on 1 June, showcasing the history of Shepherd’s Bush in a series of prints, installations, animations, and performances. From dissenters to Dickens, chaplains to Charlie, we’re introducing you to Shepherd’s Bush like never before. Join us on a scavenger…

Accessibility in Theatre: Telling d/Deaf Narratives

Accessibility in storytelling lies at the heart of Omar Elerian’s direction of Going Through. In the UK, 1 in 7 of the population are deaf or hard of hearing, with over 156,000 people using BSL nationwide. However, in spite of the vast number of d/Deaf individuals in Britain, inclusion in the national theatre landscape is few…