Extra tickets released for civic Festival of Remembrance 

5th November

Hippodrome Orchestrate 11-2018

Extra tickets have been released for the civic Festival of Remembrance at the Hippodrome Circus at 4.30pm next Sunday afternoon with organisers urging people not to miss this special opportunity to commemorate the centenary of the end of WW1 and raise funds for the Royal British Legion
 Young people will take centre stage with the Orchestrate! Project youth orchestra and Norwich Young Voices choir leading the familiar WW1 tunes;  a Last Night of the Proms selection of patriotic songs including Rule Britannia and the RAF and Dam Busters marches as a salute to the centenary of the formation of the RAF. The TS Fearless Winterton Marine Cadets will be marching and also assembling the Drum Head altar in the ring for the Remembrance Service which will see poppy leaves – many made by local school children – cascading down on the ring from the ceiling during the two minutes’ silence
Also involved are pupils of the Dance Estelle School which is based at the Hippodrome. Principal Estelle Clifton is choreographing the festival. Sixteen year old Scott Ribbons will play the part of a young officer reading well known works from WW1 poets as well as a letter from a front line Great Yarmouth soldier which was only recently discovered in an archive of papers about the St George’s Church Men’s Service
“We are so pleased that young people are so heavily involved in this one-off commemoration of the centenary of the Armistice of 1918. It is a wonderful way of really saying We Will Remember Them”’ Said Laura Goodman, the Civic Events Manager adding: “But I do urge people to come along and be part of this moving flag waving event – it won’t happen for another hundred years!”
Edith Cavell Judi DaykinThe Festival will also pay tribute to Nurse Edith Cavell, played by local actress Judi Daykin who is adapting part of her one-woman show about the famous Norfolk heroine who saved so many Belgian soldiers from German execution and death but who herself was shot by firing squad as a traitor following a show trial
Musical director, John Stephens, and founder of the Orchestrate! Project said rehearsals with the orchestra and choir had been going well. Compere and director, Tony Mallion, added:  “This is really is going to be something very special which has been planned for over a year. From the opening bagpiper playing Battle’s Over to the flag waving finale we hope this will be a fitting way to mark a very special day”
The Festival will be raising money for the Royal British Legion from the proceeds and whose members will also be organising bucket collections
Tickets for the Festival of Remembrance cost £10 and are available now from the Hippodrome Box Office on 01493 844172 or online

John Stephens rehearsing with his Orchestrate!Project youth orchestra who will play a leading part in this Sunday’s Festival of Remembrance at the Hippodrome.  Orchestrate! Project

Judi Daykin as Nurse Edith Cavell.  Broad Horizons Theatre Company


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