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Posting Letters to the Moon – The Wartime Letters of Celia Johnson and Peter Fleming | 10th Anniversary Event at Blenheim Palace

Posting Letters to the Moon – The Wartime Letters of Celia Johnson and Peter Fleming | 10th Anniversary Event at Blenheim Palace

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To celebrate Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum\'s 10th Anniversary, Lucy Fleming and her husband, Simon Williams, will be performing “Posting Letters to the Moon”, their show bringing to life the story of the wartime letters between her parents, Celia Johnson (“Brief Encounter”) and Peter Fleming, the renowned adventurer and writer. These touching and amusing letters from Celia to her husband tell of her experiences during the war – from coping with a large isolated house full of evacuated children, learning to drive a tractor, dealing with rationing, occasional holidays in Cornwall where she took to surfing, and all the while accepting offers, when she could get away, to act – for David Lean, Noel Coward, wartime propaganda films, broadcasts, and ultimately in 1945 starring in the classic film Brief Encounter. Not only are the letters funny and poignant, but they also provide a fascinating historical insight into that time of true austerity and fearfulness. “It was a joy to discover these letters, and I hope you will find them as funny and moving as I do.” Lucy Fleming This event is a fundraiser for the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Trust. Your ticket price includes the incredible show, dinner and drinks for the evening. 6.30pm: Champagne Reception 7.pm: The Performance - in the Marlborough Room 8.30 : Buffet Dinner in the Orangery

Date: 02-October-2024
Time: 18:30

Location: Blenheim Palace (The Marlborough Room and Orangery)
Type: physical


Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum
Park Street.
Woodstock
Oxfordshire OX20 1SN

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