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War Horse Event with Michael Morpurgo and Summer Country Fair to celebrate Farms for City Children’s 40th Anniversary

By June 20, 2016January 26th, 2021Member News & Updates

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Farms for City Children, the charity founded by Michael and Clare Morpurgo in 1976, there will be a weekend of events at the farm in Iddesleigh, near Okehampton, Devon on Friday 15th and Sunday 17th July 2016.


On Friday 15th July at 8pm, Michael Morpurgo will be telling the powerful and deeply moving story of young Albert and his beloved horse Joey accompanied by the highly acclaimed and former War Horse National Theatre songman, Ben Murray. Songs specially composed by John Tams for the National Theatre’s award-winning production will be sung interspersed with Michael’s narration of the well known story as seen through the eyes of Joey. 


Nethercott House grounds will be open from 6pm for a Hog roast, teas/coffees/hot chocolates and cakes or bring your own picnic. The event in the marquee will start at 8pm. It will last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.


Tickets are on sale now and are available for £18 adults and £12 for 16 and under either on the website or by phoning 01392 276381.


On Sunday 17th July, the Summer Country Fair will commence at 10.30am until 4pm and will provide a fun day out for all the family. There will be seed planting, apple pressing, ferret racing, forest school for the children; archery, Heavy Horse display, beer tent run by the local pub – Duke of York and upmarket stalls for the parents. Street Food including the Lemon Jelli Van, cream teas from Little Devon Kitchen Co. and pulled pork and beef in brioches from Ellises Farm Field Kitchen will be available. Tickets are £5 (under 12 free) on the gate.