We attended the wreath laying ceremony at Trafalgar Square. Some of our researchers dressed in WW1 nurses’ uniforms each laid a single white rose at the statue. Taking these Live Exhibits outside meant that many of the public who did not know what was going on could understand why so many had gathered to commemorate Edith Cavell.
Some attended the Cavell Nurses’ Trust event in St Martin’s Hall and we also presented the puppet show BRUSSELS AT DAWN – Jack’s Story and gave away many, many copies of our booklets.
It was a very moving day and we felt we did Edith Cavell’s memory proud.
Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Unity Arts will be mounting an exhibition to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of Edith Cavell.
This installation will be a reflection of the discoveries made about this extraordinary woman by our community researchers, artists, curators and Heritage Team.
Live events will include a lunchtime monologue, a lunchtime talk, the puppet show Jack’s Story, Video Oral Histories and heritage presentations.
We will also be offering all visitors a free commemorative booklet.
Details about these events and the memorial service on 12 October to follow.