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Littlebird Virtual Picks for VE Day

8 May 2020

VE Day Craft Ideas and Wartime Recipes from Preston Park Museum and Grounds

Offers lots of things you can make together as a family to get ready for the 75th anniversary. Even though celebrations will be happening at home or in our gardens, that’s no reason not to make our parties special! Full of ideas including step by step instructions on how to make your own paper flower, Poppy bunting and recipes including Wartime Chocolate spread, and Carrot and Potato Scones!

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Royal Albert Hall – VE Day Celebrations with Katherine Jenkins (6pm Friday 8th May)

Join mezzo soprano Katherine Jenkins as she delivers a historic set from an empty Royal Albert Hall to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

This concert will give the nation a moment to pay tribute to the fallen men and women of the Second World War and salute the country’s VE Day Veterans, many of whom are experiencing uncertainty and isolation. It is also our opportunity to thank the Armed Forces who, alongside the NHS and many others, are coming together to serve the country.

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Celebrate VE Day 75 at home with Bletchley Park

By spring 1945, almost 9,000 people were working at Bletchley Park and its Outstations.

On Friday 8 May 2020 Bletchley Park will be marking the 75th anniversary of VE Day online with a digital ‘Nation’s Toast’ at 3pm, and a special recording of a VE Day speech by ‘Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill’.

Visit the website where you will find more activities and fascinating VE Day archive material in the run up to VE Day 75.

Download the Bletchley Park VE day pack HERE.

They are also looking for you to share your home videos. Videos can be short, funny, emotional, as long as it demonstrates how you and your family celebrate the day at home. Submission by May 20th. All details in the pack.

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Baking Ideas + Craft Ideas

Why not bake a quintessentially British afternoon tea for VE Day. You could try your hand at some perfectly rectangle finger sandwiches, along with handmade scones and some indulgent sweet treats to finish. See HERE for how to put together the ultimate Afternoon tea!  Or make a simple WW2 Spitfire Glider Activity Paper Craft or do some colouring in with these VE Day 75th Anniversary Colouring Sheets.

Spitfire Glider Activity

Colouring Sheets


8 May 2020