From: Sidmouth FolkWeek [sidmouthfolkweek_at_btinternet_dot_com]

Sent: 06 March 2012 08:12

Subject: Press Release from Sidmouth FolkWeek - Devon's War Horse

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Press release

Sidmouth FolkWeek 2012


Devon?s own War Horse Comes To Sidmouth


Following in the wake of international movie success and an award-winning theatre production, the emotional triumph War Horse will be performed as a unique reading by universally-acclaimed Devon-based author Michael Morpurgo at Sidmouth FolkWeek - the annual celebration of music, arts and dance which takes place in the stunning seaside resort from 3rd ? 10th August 2012.


The performance will feature heart-rending songs from the theatre show songmaker John Tams, alongside long-time collaborator Barry Coope.


One of Britain?s most celebrated children?s authors and former Children?s Laureate, Morpurgo found his inspiration for this story from an old man in his local Iddesleigh pub. As a young man, the 80 year old had been ?with ?orses? in France with the Devon Yeomanry. He conveyed to Michael the horrors of war, of living with the constant fear, about the only comfort he took in talking with his horse as he fed him at night. Master storyteller Michael has brought his epic story alive in the moving account of the ?war horse? Joey and his journey from the peaceful farms of Dartmoor to the First World War battlefields of France.


A rare and moving opportunity to hear Michael Morpurgo reading from his own story.


Suitable for children aged 10 years and above,


Book for Sidmouth FolkWeek now at recession-beating prices for glorious sunshine-filled days and star-filled nights - whatever the weather!


2011 Ticket Prices held for 2012! No Booking Fee!

Book online now - Early Bird Tickets available until 31st March 2012.




Notes to editors


Media queries to: Alan Bearman Music on 020 7263 0425 or info.abm_at_btinternet_dot_com


New for 2012:


Full line-up details are available at

Photos available on request


A welcome return for Alan Bearman, well-established and respected Festival Artistic Director, to the post. He is bringing his experience and expertise to craft a stunning line up for the 2012 event.



Ticket details


Full details of ticket options are available on our website. Four ticket types are available: All-In-One & Week tickets and Weekend and Day tickets.



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