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Dame Vera Lynn: An Extraordinary Life

The Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft have created a new exhibition called Dame Vera Lynn: An Extraordinary Life, showcasing over 100 objects from the estate of the Forces’ Sweetheart, many of which have never been seen before. Being held from Saturday 8th of January to Monday 18th of April, An Extraordinary Life will give visitors more insight into both the public and private life of the wartime singer.

In addition to being a passionate musician, Dame Vera was also a skilled painter, and 20 of her unseen works will be on display at the exhibition, featuring a mixture of portraiture and still-lifes.

Dame Vera’s treasured secret diary from her three-month tour through Burma, as well the Burma Star she was awarded in 1985, will too be shown to the public for the very first time.

All this and much more can be enjoyed for just £6.50, while under 18’s go free. Learn more about the exhibition and purchase tickets here.

This incredible legacy Dame Vera has left behind should never be forgotten, which is why we’re working hard to raise funds for a permanent memorial to be situated on the iconic White Cliffs of Dover. If you’d like to contribute, you can do so by visiting our JustGiving page here.

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Dame Vera Lynn Memorial Statue