Katherine Jenkins sang a moving version of "We'll Meet Again" with Dame Vera Lynn from an empty Royal Albert Hall on Friday evening (May 8), as locked-down Britain marked the 75th anniversary of "Victory in Europe" Day.
Katherine Jenkins sang a moving version of "We'll Meet Again" with Dame Vera Lynn from an empty Royal Albert Hall on Friday evening (May 8), as locked-down Britain marks the 75th anniversary of "Victory in Europe" Day.
The virtual duet between the Welsh mezzo-soprano and the World War Two British Forces' sweetheart and singer, who entertained British troops during the war, was streamed via YouTube to a global audience, part of a seven-song set that began with "Sanctus".
Jenkins said of "We'll Meet Again" that it offered a "simple message" of hope of seeing loved ones again.
Quoting Britain's Queen Elizabeth in her televised Easter message to the nation, Jenkins said it resonates "today more than ever" with the coronavirus restrictions in place.
Katherine Jenkins has urged the public not to forget the older generation after singing to care home residents, their families and staff in a live-streamed concert from her garden. The Welsh mezzo-soprano said it was important people did all they could to ensure the elderly stayed connected while social distancing continued.
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Louise Halliday, the Director of External Affairs at the Royal Albert Hall, thanked the government for listening to their plea for help as they pledged £1.5 billion to save struggling galleries and theatres. Report by Bassaneseg. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Principle ballerinas perform in empty streets and near closed theatres to the rockers' "Living in a Ghost Town" track in the short film, co-directed by Jagger's partner to raise awareness for the UK arts industry.
Singer Bryan Adams has apologized for the insensitive remarks he made on Tuesday. According to CNN, the rocker went on a social media rant that blamed "bat eating" people for spreading the coronavirus. According to CNN, the comments were widely slammed for racist undertones. The drama started on Monday when Adams posted that he was supposed to be performing at London's Royal Albert Hall.
Dame Vera Lynn has been honoured with a flypast in her beloved East Sussex village ahead of her funeral.Two Second World War fighter planes soared over Ditchling to remember the late singer.The aircraft made three passes over the quiet village before leaving to applause from the crowd.The adored singer, who entertained troops with morale-boosting visits to the front line during the Second World War, died aged 103 on June 18.
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The funeral of World War II singer Dame Vera Lynn takes place in Ditchling, East Sussex, with a flypast by aircraft from the Battle of Britain. Report by Bassaneseg. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
To mark the sad occasion of the funeral of Dame Vera Lynn this week, a new illustration was projected onto the iconic White Cliffs of Dover to honour the life of the “Forces’ Sweetheart”, who passed away on 18th June 2020, at the age of 103.
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More than 70,000 people applied to become police officers in the first six months of the Government's recruitment drive. The applications were submitted between October and April for roles in forces across England and Wales as part of efforts to sign up 20,000 more officers over the next three years, according to the Home Office. The news comes as some forces saw a spike in applications at the height of the coronavirus outbreak.
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Interview with Dave Martin, 55, Big Issue vendor in Hammersmith. The Big Issue Group has kitted out vendors with PPE and contactless payment equipment to allow their sellers to get back to work as of July 6. The Big Issue, which offers homeless and vulnerably housed people across the UK a means by which to earn a legitimate income, had to stop selling the magazine with immediate effect on March 20 due to the pandemic. As of today, 2,000 vendors will be back out selling the magazine across England, Scotland and Wales, for the first time in 15 weeks.
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Wales’ First Minister Mark Drakeford has described dealing with the UK Government over the last few days as “an utterly shambolic experience”.When asked about the issue of air bridges and border quarantine, Mr Drakeford told a press conference in Cardiff that they were matters for the UK Government because the Welsh Government is not in charge of border security.
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The royal family has adapted to an unprecedented change in royal duties during lockdown.Public appearances were swapped for online video calls as the Windsors followed the rules and stayed at home.The Queen, who was reunited with the Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle with a reduced household dubbed HMS Bubble, delivered two rare televised addresses to the nation just weeks apart.She reassured the country that the virus would be overcome, telling those in isolation “We will meet again”.
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The Duke of Cambridge joked that his three children have been “attacking the kitchen” during lockdown as he visited a bakery which serves the Queen’s Sandringham Estate. William went to the small family business in King’s Lynn on Friday, a short drive from his Norfolk home, Anmer Hall. The duke heard how Smiths the Bakers, which has been trading since 1971, was managing during the pandemic. It comes after the Duchess of Cambridge paid a visit to Fakenham Garden Centre on Thursday.
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Australian artist Matthias Kretschmer has challenged himself to make an eye-catching face mask every day in lockdown. The creative says he did not want to put his brush down during the pandemic but instead begin “to implement the current events and impressions of the corona crisis in terms of design”. He began when masks became a requirement in supermarkets in his country on April 6. Kretscher's says his masks are inspired by the daily events surrounding the crisis, as well as special days such as Easter. Matthias says “it is a challenge for yourself to master the entire corona crisis seriously, but with a little humour".
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