Codename F event reveal – Barroux & Michael Morpurgo: War Force

As part of Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018, Book Festival staff have been working with a group of school pupils aged 8-14 from Craigmillar in Edinburgh to co-curate a strand of events exploring the concept of freedom. The name the young people have chosen for their strand is Codename F

The Codename F young programmers have designed 9 events across the Book Festival’s public adult and children’s programmes, and the programme for schools. In a series of posts, the young people (and some of the authors featured) explain the reasoning behind their decisions. 

Barroux & Michael Morpurgo: War Force
Sunday 26 August, 10:00 – 11:00
Baillie Gifford Main Theatre (Charlotte Square Gardens)
£5.00 – Tickets available here from Tues 26 June

Former Children’s Laureate and worldwide bestselling author Michael Morpurgo comes together with award-winning artist Barroux to tell the story of two brothers and the war that changed everything. Based on the true story of Michael’s uncles during the Second World War, In the Mouth of the Wolf combines superb storytelling with stunning artwork to explore how war impacts families.

The Year of Young People co-programmers felt it was important to include an event about war in their strand – a topic that represents people’s fears, and can encompass many major issues around the world, revolving around the notion of freedom. Young programmer Unmol Singh says:

We need freedom to stop wars, freedom for peace, freedom to be non-violent in the world.

Come along and explore this important topic on Sunday 26 August. Tickets cost £5.00 and we recommend booking in advance.

You can find a full list of the Year of Young People: Codename F events here.

You can book tickets for any of the events in the Codename F strand from Tuesday 26 June online, by phone 0345 373 5888 or in person. You can find all of the booking information on the Book Festival website at

About the Year of Young People 2018

In 2018, Scotland puts its young people in the spotlight, celebrating their talents, contributions and creating new opportunities for them to shine. The Year of Young People 2018 is a year-long programme of events and activities that will give young people in Scotland the opportunity to show the world what they are made of.