These Dark Wings

These Dark Wings

If the ravens leave the Tower, Britain will fall...




Beyond the Book: These Dark Wings

Beyond the Book: These Dark Wings is an integrated three-phase creative writing and learning programme, taking part at the Tower of London.

All events are designed by the Explorer Team at Historic Royal Palaces in collaboration with author John Owen Theobald, and hosted onsite at the Tower of London. Meet the Author sessions are run in partnership with Pop Up Projects.

The novel These Dark Wings (Head of Zeus, 2016), set in the Tower during the Blitz, will provide the context for this programme.

The programme consists of:

The Creative history characterisation workshop

(October Half-Term 2017) 


Meet the author

(Jan - July 2018)

We are working with authors John Owen Theobald, Pippa Goodhart and illustrator Savatore Rubbino in association with Pop Up to bring the Tower of London to life through books. 


The Tower at war

(October Half-term 2018)

An interactive family trail for children aged 7-14, explores the Tower of London’s many First and Second World War stories. Today, six of them have been scrambled up into pieces and need to be put back together again. Unscramble the stories and claim your prize


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