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Share your VE Day 1945 experiences for a chance to win a seat at Darlington Racecourse VE Day Balls

Exterior of Darlington Racecourse

Proposed by Jonny Lancaster

In celebration of VE Day on Sunday May 8, Darlington Racecourse is looking for some very special guests to attend the One Night at the VE Day Balls.

In exchange for sharing their experiences, one lucky person will be chosen to accompany Monday, May 9, along with some friends and family, to enjoy the incredible concert-show.

The ultimate musical celebration in honor of VE Day will take place at Darlington Theatre, Durham on Monday 9th May.

The racetrack would like to hear from locals who remember celebrating the first VE Day in 1945. How did they celebrate? Where did they go and what did they see? How did they feel on this special day?

VE Day Proms arrives at Darlington Racecourse

One Night at the VE Day Proms will take guests on a musical journey through World War II, providing insight into how music played a central role throughout the most extraordinary period in modern history.

Featuring the London Gala Orchestra and outstanding live singers, One Night at the VE Day Proms bring popular wartime songs such as Vera Lynn to life. ‘The White Cliffs of Dover’‘ and Glenn Miller “In the Mood” alongside classic masterpieces such as “Land of Hope and Glory” and ‘Jerusalem’.

If you were there, or know someone who was there and would like to share their story, send an email.

Tickets are on sale now. For more information or to book call 01325 405405 or visit.


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