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Carnival of the Animals

York Festival of Ideas

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Join one of the country’s most celebrated children’s authors Sir Michael Morpurgo at York Minster for an unforgettable performance in celebration of the natural world as part of the York Festival of Ideas.

Together with actress Natalie Walter and cellist Clare O’Connell, Sir Michael Morpurgo will perform a concert based on his recently published collection of poems, Carnival of the Animals, a collection of poems in collaboration with iconic artist Michael Foreman.

Inspired by the spectacular music of French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, animals speak in their own voices, full of humour and energy, telling of their lives and the impact of humanity on their habitats.


Free tickets must be booked in advance.

Suitable for ages 8+.

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