What’s on at the Museum of Childhood

Explore the secrets behind Michael Morpurgo’s storytelling through his original drafts, adaptations, scripts and unpublished manuscripts in the new free exhibition Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in Stories.

And meet Joey, the original life-size West End horse puppet from the National Theatre’s award-winning stage adaptation of War Horse.

Enjoy free drop-in family activities throughout the summer holidays, with special storytelling-themed Fridays during August and 1 September.

Celebrate A Hoxton Childhood by AS Jasper, a tender memoir of growing up in the East End at the beginning of the 20th century, published by Spitalfields Life Books. Visit on 14 September from 6.30-8pm for readings by local actors, memories from Jasper’s son, Terry, and poetry readings from Derrick Porter, author of Voices of Hoxton. It will all be topped off with singing from Bethnal Green legend Henrietta Keeper, aka Joan. Book online, £7pp.

V&A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, E2 9PA.