Sadly, we've been informed that VE Day 75 community celebrations have been cancelled. Please read the announcement below.
“I am afraid that the terrible Coronavirus emergency has caused us to make the difficult decision to cancel the VE Day 75 community celebrations due to take place on the bank holiday weekend of 8th – 10th May. It is right and proper that people should be kept safe and healthy. My sincere thanks to everyone who registered their events and were looking forward to celebrating VE Day 75. I know how disappointed you will be that these cannot now go ahead. However, we are still encouraging the solo piping element to continue from a safe and suitable location, such as their homes.
“I am hoping that all the events you have so carefully planned can be moved to the weekend of 15th – 16th August when we will be able to celebrate VE Day and VJ Day, both momentous days in our history. I am in communication with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport regarding this and hope to be able to give you more news in the coming days.”
- Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR, Pageantmaster VE Day 75
We'll provide an update as soon as we are able to, and we will be here to support communities across the UK to plan their celebrations when the time is right.