LOCAL 1940S SINGER BRINGING THE PAST TO LIFE FOR THE VE75 CELEBRATIONS
On Friday May 8th Nottingham based 1940s singer Jayne Darling is bringing the spirit of wartime to lockdown as the country celebrates 75 years since the end of World War Two in Europe.
As part of the VE75 Celebrations Jayne and several other 1940s singers and entertainers from across the UK will be providing a free online concert via Facebook from 11 am in the morning through to the finale at 9 pm with each act presenting a solo performance.
Jayne commented: “The 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe was going to be a huge celebration for our Country; now with social distances measures in place all of the events and street parties that were due to take place have been cancelled. We wanted to ensure that the people of Britain could continue to celebrate from their own homes and we will be bringing music, laughter and joy to mark the occasion albeit virtually rather than in person.”
Jayne, along with other 1940s specialists, were gearing up for their busiest year with 100s of events taking place throughout May and she had been booked to perform at Wollaton Park as well as commitments for the Royal British Legion and various festivals across the 3 day weekend.
Whilst street parties are not currently an option households across the UK are being encouraged to decorate their houses with flags and bunting, host their own 1940s style tea party, dress up, sing dance and celebrate. Please remember, parties should only be held with members of the same family/ household that you are isolating with, please do not invite people over and break any social distancing government regulations.
The all day concert will be broadcast via Facebook and more information can be found by searching VE DAY 1940s PERFORMERS EXTRAVAGANZA!
Jayne Darling will be performing via her Facebook page at 6 pm.
Victory in Europe Day, generally known as VE Day, marks 8 May 1945, the day on which World War II in Europe ended.
- In the United Kingdom on 8 May 1945, more than one million people celebrated in the streets to mark the end of the European part of the war. In London, crowds massed in Trafalgar Square and up the Mall to Buckingham Palace, where King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, accompanied by Prime Minister Winston Churchill, appeared on the balcony of the palace before the cheering crowds.
- VE Day is celebrated and remembered by people around Britain each year. The 70th anniversary of VE Day in 2015 was marked with a series of events across the UK. There were three days of commemorations including parades, street parties, a service of thanksgiving and a concert in central London.
- At 3pm on 8 May, VE Day, the nation will be asked to raise a glass to toast the heroes of World War II, wherever they are. Please make time during your party join in with the rest of the nation for this National Toast.
Schedule of performances can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/203952501036743/
11 am – Kyle Evans as George Formby https://www.facebook.com/kyleevansasgeorgeformby
12 Noon – Jessa Liversidge https://www.facebook.com/Jessasongsfromtheheart
1 pm – Miss Madeline Brown – https://www.facebook.com/MissMaddieBrown
2 pm – Johnny Victory – https://www.facebook.com/johnny.victory.77
3 pm – Colin Bourdiec – www.facebook.com/colin.bourdiec
3.30 pm – Derek Herbert as Winston Churchill https://www.facebook.com/derek.aka.churchill
4 pm – Kevin McCracken https://www.facebook.com/kevin.mccracken.52
4.30 pm – May Blossom https://www.facebook.com/mayblossomvintagesongbird
5 pm – Annie Andrews https://www.facebook.com/annie.andrews.37
6 pm – Jayne Darling – https://www.facebook.com/jaynedarlingsinger
7 pm – Miss Marina Mae https://www.facebook.com/MissMarinaMae
8 pm – Lilli Moore – https://www.facebook.com/LilliMooreFans
9 pm – Miss Luna Nightingale – https://m.facebook.com/MissLunaNightingale
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I will be performing at Quarry Bank Conservative Club on Sunday November 10th 2019 from 7.30 pm along side Kyle Evans as George Formby. This will be a ticketed event with details to follow
Date: Sunday 10th November 2019
Time: 7.30 pm
Location: Quarry Bank Conservative Club, 29 High Street, Quarry Bank, West Midlands, DY5 2JW
Remembering D-Day 1944
A concert to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the largest sea borne invasion in history.
in All Hallows Church, Gedling, Nottingham
at 7.00pm on 22nd June 2019
Readings, Poems, Drama and Song Performed by Netherfield Bank Community Choir, Mike Storr, The Prospect Players, ‘Marlene’ Jayne Darling and join in a Sing-a-long
FREE Admission ~ donations invited for Daybrook ‘Men in Sheds’ Project
Absolutely thrilled to be part of the launch event at Clumber Park for the 1940s weekend.
May 26th Nellie (the tank) is arriving at Clumber Park. Not only is this a local event for me as many of you know my Grandad, Trooper Collins, drove a Crocodile Flame Throwing Tank in World War 2 and played his part in Operation Overlord heading to France in early July 1945.
As well as this, my Nana’s birth name was Nellie although she was known as Ellen so this is a huge honour to be at Clumber Park .
A Nations Tribute at Owd Martha’s Yard Hoyland’s Community Garden.
REQUIEM FOR A SOLDIER – I had a wonderful surprise that George Fretwell had posted a video on YouTube of a compilation of me singing Requiem for a Soldier (the theme to the Band of Brothers) .
I am incredibly proud of this recording and I have now sold over 100 copies of the CD meaning that I have raised over £100 for the Upottery Heritage Airfield Trust, which has now been donated, as well as more to come. A massive thank you to everyone who has supported this.
The music was written by Michael Kamen for the 2001 mini-series the Band of Brothers and this moving piece of music means a lot to some people.
Even more fitting it is 100 years ago today that my Great Great Uncle Frank Dye was killed in action aged 19. The following information is courtesy of my Aunt Sue.
“He was a gunner with the Royal Field Artillery born Sept. 1897, killed in action in Ypres Belgium on 8th August 1917, so aged just 19. He is buried at the Canada Farm Military Cemetery in Ypres, which is almost where he fell (or so we believe) during WW1 is was a dressing station, and it believed that the men who were treated there and lost their life, were buried there. He was the first son and only son to James and Frances Ellen Dye, who went to have 4 daughters.”