On 6th November we held a very special Silver Sunday “Commemoration of Remembrance: 100th Anniversary of the Armistice” event at the Regent Street Cinema for 150 guests.
Beginning with World War I poetry read by actor Ralph Wilton and Major General Matthew Sykes we were delighted to screen the global premiere of the New English Ballet Theatre’s specially commissioned new ballet ‘Remembrance’ set to George Frideric Handel’s ‘Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day’ and choreographed by Wayne Eagling. This was followed by the beautiful voice of Lucy Clark singing ‘Keep The Home Fires Burning’, ‘Pack Up Your Troubles’ and ‘It’s a Long Way to Tipperary’ and all standing for the National Anthem.
Our guests commented “I was moved to tears” and “I just wanted to get up and dance!“. We are very grateful to the University of Westminster for use of the cinema and the beautiful Fyvie Hall, for their contribution to the refreshments and for the University volunteers. Volunteers were also provided by NEBT and OpenAge and we are grateful to the ‘There But Not There’ charity for providing a Tommy statue.
“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.”
‘For the Fallen’ by Laurence Binyon