To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Farms for City Children, the charity founded by Michael and Clare Morpurgo in 1976, there will be a unique Christmas concert performed by Michael Morpurgo, Virginia McKenna and a capella group, Voices at the Door at 7.30pm on Friday 2nd December at Exeter Cathedral. The event is being sponsored by Every’s Solicitors.
Michael Morpurgo and Virginia McKenna will be narrating Michael’s story “The Best Christmas Present in the World” which revisits the trenches and tells the haunting story of Christmas 1914 when soldiers on both sides put down their weapons in honour of Christmas Day. This heart warming tale of humanity and courage, this vivid and emotive story is thoughtfully interspersed with traditional songs of Christmas including While Shepherds Watched, Good King Wenceslas and the Boar’s Head Carol.
The event will be performed by candlelight at Exeter Cathedral. It will start at 7.30pm promptly, doors open at 6.30pm and it will last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.
At 6.30pm, Michael Morpurgo and Virginia McKenna will be hosting a drinks reception in the Chapterhouse. Tickets to include drinks and priority seating are £50 each.
Tickets for the performance only are £25 (£18.75 for 12 and under) and £20 (£15 for 12 and under).
Knight Frank, Stormpress, Simpkins Edwards, Mercure Hotels and Devon Life are all supporters of the event.
Tickets are available through Farms for City Children website on farmsforcitychildren.org or phone 01392 276 381.