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Edith Cavell centenary events

The Norfolk nurse Edith Cavell Photo:

Below are some of the events celebrating the life of the Norfolk heroine.

  • Friday September 4 to Thursday October 22. Norwich Cathedral. A commissioned exhibition of 14 paintings by Brian Whelan on ‘The Passion of Edith Cavell: The Way of the Cross’.
  • Monday October 5 - Dec 4 Norfolk Record Office exhibition on women in WW1 including Edith Cavell and associated community outreach.
  • Monday October 5 - 18 Norfolk and Norwich Hospital – exhibition celebrating nursing history
  • Friday 9 October A talk by Diana Souhami , Edith Cavell's biographer. 7.30pm at Peterborough Cathedral
  • Saturday 10 October Service at the graveside of Edith Cavell at Norwich Cathedral. 11am
  • 11am, 12pm, 1pm + 2pm - The Forum, Norwich. Talks throughout the day by Georgette Vale, a 'living historian'.
  • 3pm and 7.30pm. Norwich Cathedral. The story of Edith Cavell will be re-told through words and music in Remember Edith Cavell, performed by Searchlight Theatre Co, the Cathedral Consort and Cavell orchestra.
  • Saturday 10 October & Sunday 11 October Cavell Carbolic and Chloroform at Peterborough Museum, Priestgate, Peterborough. Timed tours half hourly through each day, 10.00am – 4.00pm. The tour around 50 minutes and features actors.
  • Sunday October 11 St Mary's Swardeston: Concert 7.30pm- with piano work in memoriam premiere.
  • Monday 12 October Two minutes’ silence at 7.00am at Peterborough Cathedral, followed by 7.30am Morning Prayer with Holy Communion to mark the exact time Edith Cavell was executed.
  • 12pm-1pm. The Forum, Norwich. Edith Cavell: Duty, Devotion and DignityTalk (in costume) by Rachel Duffield.
  • Special service at Norwich Cathedral led by the Bishop of Norwich, Rt Rev Graham James, 6pm.
  • Tuesday 13 October 6pm-7pm. The Forum, Norwich. The Edith Cavell Story 1915-2015 Dramatic Storytelling by Julie Ann Cooper.
  • Wednesday 14 October 6pm-7pm. The Forum, Norwich. Edith Cavell: Duty, Devotion and DignityTalk (in costume) by Rachel Duffield.
  • Thursday 15 October 12pm-1pm and 6pm-7pm The Forum, Norwich. Edith Cavell: Faith Before the Firing SquadBook lecture and signing by Catherine Butcher.
  • 3pm and 4pm - The Forum, Norwich. Talk by Georgette Vale a ‘living historian’.
  • Friday 16 October 11am, 12pm and 1pm. The Forum, Norwich. Edith Talks throughout the day by Georgette Vale a ‘living historian’.
  • 7.30pm- 9.30pm The Forum, Norwich. Edith Cavell: Facing the Silence. Judi Daykin; Broad Horizons Theatre Co.
  • Saturday 17 October The Edith Cavell Centenary Concert 7.30pm in Peterborough Cathedral featuring choral music from the 1914-18 period.
  • Saturday 24 October Great War Fashion, a talk by Lucy Adlington of History Wardrobe 2.30pm in Peterborough Cathedral.

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