Michael Morpurgo

Get Creative Family Arts Festival Patron

We are thrilled that former Children's Laureate and bestselling author of War Horse Michael Morpurgo will continue as Patron of the Family Arts Festival for this year's Get Creative Family Arts Festival. And he's involved in lots of Festival events too!

'I am delighted to be Patron of the Get Creative Family Arts Festival. The enormous range of events presented across the UK means there will be something to delight, and share with, all members of the family across the generations. 
Many of my books have become plays, opera and ballet and so I have been able to see first-hand how live, cultural experiences can transform, transport and delight; opening up the imagination to a lifelong interest in the arts.
I encourage families to make a day - or a week - of exploring the fun, interesting and entertaining events in your area this autumn half term.' 

You can read our brand new exclusive Q&A with Michael here, or watch his short film on why you should come and join the fun this autumn half-term:

Now find an event near you! Either search for your favourite artform, or take a look at our interactive Festival map. Not sure where to start? Have a look at Michael's stories and appearances in this year's Festival.


PS - Michael's got 10 sets of his most famous books to give away! For your chance to win, simply join our mailing list to be entered into a prize draw, or, head over to our Facebook page for our regular competitions.