We are delighted to announce that this Christmas we will be bringing Michael Morpurgo (War Horse, Private Peaceful) to the North East for a stunning Christmas concert inspired by his festive story On Angel Wings.

The concert will take place at St Nicholas’ Cathedral in Newcastle upon Tyne on Monday 14 December 2015 and all the money raised will help us to continue to save, celebrate and share the wonderful world of children’s books. This unique Christmas experience is written & performed by Michael Morpurgo, author of multi award-winning War Horse and former Children’s Laureate. On Angel Wings is Michael Morpurgo’s magical retelling of the Christmas story. When the shepherds are invited to follow the star to visit the new born baby Jesus, a young boy is told to stay behind and mind the flock but the Angel Gabriel returns to take him on a memorable flight to be the first to witness the Christmas miracle. The story follow Rachel, age 8, who for the first time is allowed to join her brothers and sisters visiting their grandfather – Amos, as he carries out his annual ritual of a night in the hills, where he worked as a young shepherd boy. Grandfather is delighted to see the children and a special bond is established between him and Rachel. He tells them how she reminds him of a magical night; he then proceeds to recount it. He explains how, ahead of the other shepherds protecting their flock with him, he is flown away by the Angel Gabriel, to be the first visitor to the newly born Christ child. On Angel Wings – The Concert is performed by Michael himself with a beautiful selection of carols sung by a cappella group Voices at the Door and directed by Simon Reade. Booking essential. £15 per adult and £12 per child. Click here to book your ticket today.  
Event supported by Bond Dickinson and Newcastle University