Thursday, 23 June 2016

A fantastic exhibition and a dazzling show coming to Seven Stories and the Live Theatre in Newcastle

Newcastle book-lovers are in for a double treat in July as Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children's Books is curating a new exhibition celebrating the work of Michael Morpurgo starting on Friday, 1st July 2016.

The author of War Horse, Private Peaceful, Kensuke's Kingdom and a host of brilliant children's books will have his maniscripts and notebooks on display at the centre as well as photographs and correspondence spanning Michael's writing career.

Coupled with an atmospheric soundscape to set the tone, and lots of child-friendly exhibits and interactive elements including propper and dress-up opportunities, the exhibition will run until June 2017 so there's plenty of time to dash up to Seven Stories and catch it. More information on the exhibition and other great events at Seven Stories can be found on their website:

Staying in Newcastle, David Almond's child-friendly play "The Savage" begins its run at the Live Theatre, Newcastle on the 30th June running until the 23rd July.

This exciting and absorbing play, suitable for children 9+, is full of dazzling visuals, amazing music and brilliant choreography.

You can find out more on the Live Theatre Website (including ticket prices):