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As ever it’s all go at Harrison HQ as I get set for Chatham and another busy weekend. I’ve been out all this week performing WW1 – 1920s and I’m now sorting out costumes and play lists for the weekend. Much thought has gone into this years show and I spent all of last night thinking through my play list combinations. This year is a very important year for the dock yard as they are commemorating the D-Day 70th anniversary plus I’ve been asked by the management to tip a respectful nod to the Great War too, so I hope you can all make it along to see my shows. Chatham docks will be commemorating D-Day with the anniversary of HMS Cavalier’s launch which took place on the 7th April in 1944. There will also be the laying of a poppy wreath by a WW2 Veteran and a representative from the Sea Cadets. My small tribute will involve, singing a few songs in French and I’ve also set one of my shows aside to include music from the Great War to tie in with the centenary. What’s very interesting is just how many songs from WW1 continued to be popular right through into the Second World War which just goes to show you can’t keep a good tune down!
When it comes to entertainment I think it’s safe to say Chatham have put together one of the strongest line ups I’ve ever scene on the vintage scene having set up two main stages. This year I’m booked to host the Hurricane Stage which is located in the Military Zone so over the weekend I will be stepping out in three different Military uniforms ranging from WRNS, WAAF to US WAC. We also have the wonderful Babar Shop Quartet “Putting on the Blitz” and Victoria Yellop on Violin not to mention Mickie Driver with his Pearly King Show and the very beautiful Lola Lamour. So please do make sure you visit us as the Hurricane Stage is right at the heart of the dock yard. We also have the Spitfire Stage which is located in the Home Front Zone and there you can enjoy the music of Madeline Brown, Adam Hoffman, Natasha Harper, The Polka Dot Dolls and Paul Casper as George Formby. That’s quite a line up which no other event has ever been able to pull off. I’m booked to perform 3 shows daily and on Saturday you can catch me as a Wren opening the show at 10.00am – 10.25am with “The Fleets in Port Again”, 12.15pm- 12.30pm “La Vie en Rose” songs from Normandy, 3.25pm – 3.50pm “Pack Up Your Troubles” With popular sing-along tunes from WW1. Then on Sunday at 10.00am – 10.25am” GI Jive” US WAC Show, 1215pm – 12.30pm “Hooray for Hollywood” finishing the show with “Those Magnificent Men” my WAAF show.
That’s all my news for now and I look forward to seeing you all this weekend at The Historic dock yard Chatham for “Salute to the 40s”. Do pop over and say hi as it will be lovely to see you. Toodle Pip and Bye for Now! 😉
Me at Chatham’s Salute to the 40s!
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