I heard some exciting news today.
Dame Vera Lynn will be 100 years old on March 20th 2017 and there is to be a star-studded variety extravaganza at the London Palladium theatre.
QUOTE: “The spectacular celebrating the Forces’ Sweetheart’s centenary will feature a line up of stage, TV and musical stars.
Full details of the concert set to take place on March 18 next year and how to buy tickets will be revealed in the coming weeks.
The money raised will go to the Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity.”
And then I watched this really good documentary on Dame Vera, filmed in 2010 when she was 93 and I though she looks and sounds wonderful. It’s a fascinating piece of social history and I’d recommend you watch it.
There was one comment in the documentary she made that I picked up on and immediately I felt a kinship.
“I quite like when things go wrong…it’s a challenge!”….Dame Vera Lynn
And I started listening to some of her wonderful songs..
“There’ll always be an England…”
And of course “We’ll Meet Again..”
I’ve enjoyed my hour with Vera….