Once Upon a Wartime Family Festival
Created by: NW Events, 01 February 2012
This half term, a Family Festival at IWM North in Manchester (part of Imperial War Museums) will mark the launch of Once Upon A Wartime, a major exhibition which explores much loved children’s books about war. The interactive and dynamic celebration of storytelling, with special guests, creative activities and masked movement performances, will be free for all.
Once Upon A Wartime is a free exhibition, filled with all the drama of five acclaimed novels: War Horse by Michael Morpurgo, Carrie’s War by Nina Bawden, The Machine Gunners by Robert Westall, The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier and Little Soldier by Bernard Ashley. Explore these perilous stories alongside the history of real life conflicts from 1914 to the present day. The Family Festival will open with a special fun day on Sunday 12 February, where visitors of all ages will be immersed in stories by the new National Storytelling Laureate. Katrice Horsley will be asking ‘Are you sitting comfortably?…’ at 1pm and 3pm, in one of her first appearances since becoming the new Laureate. Visit the exhibition on this day and you could also win one of 5 sets of books and a free afternoon tea in the IWM North café. Open daily from 10am - 5pm with free admission at The Quays, Trafford Wharf Road, Manchester M17 1TZ (close to MediaCityUK Metrolink and Junction 9 of the M60) T: 0161 836 4000 E:[email protected] www.iwm.org.uk