And what a day it will be! Michael Morpurgo, Emma Chichester Clarke, Clara Vulliamy, David Almond... that's a pretty unbeatable line-up for a two week festival, but all in one day? Unheard of! On top of that I'm thrilled to have been invited to participate myself. I'll be joining a chamber ensemble from the Birmingham Conservatoire to present a workshop based on The Sword in the Stone.
This is a magical book about King Arthur's childhood. It's part of a trilogy ("The Once and Future King") by T H White, and inspired a musical ("Camelot"), and the famous Disney film. It also inspired Benjamin Britten to write incidental music for a radio broadcast in 1937. The music was lost for many years and remains little known. This short selection of pieces is
full of colourful, tuneful invention.
I'll be running a workshop with 20 lucky children who will work with the musicians and me to create an illustrated concert. The workshop is followed by the actual concert which is open to the public. Tickets are limited so if you want to join all these illustrious people in the audience and hear superb musicians and watch art created before your eyes and hear extracts from The Sword in the Stone... BOOK NOW!
Here's the website with ALL the details:
Good luck with getting tickets!