Tribute concert to Edith Piaf's music and life at Dereham's Memorial Hall
PUBLISHED: 12:22 12 June 2015 | UPDATED: 12:22 12 June 2015
As The First World War raged in the winter of 1915 Norfolk born nurse Edith Cavell was executed - a martyr and a heroine. Just nine weeks later, a baby girl, born into poverty in a backstreet of Paris, was named in her honour. The little girl grew up to be France's most beloved and iconic songstress, Edith Piaf.
Edith’s extraordinary voice and presence on stage is still instantly recognisable the world over. Her music still reaches out to the hearts of thousands of fans, and has more than stood the test of time. Now, in the centenary year of her birth, a tribute concert to Edith Piaf’s music and life has been taking to the stage at venues across the region, and will be visiting Dereham’s Memorial Hall in a special show in aid of The Royal British Legion and RAFA (Royal Air Force Association) on Saturday.
Featuring Edith’s most treasured songs, and those of her friend and fellow performer Charles Aznavour, the show ‘Non, Je ne Regrette Rien’ pays homage to the life of this remarkable woman.
It is performed in French and English by singers Julie Hewitt (right) and David Rees and the show starts at 7.30pm.
Tickets cost £10 from The Little Gallery on 01362 690969 or Barbers of Dereham on 01362 288004.