Events

Daddy’s Diaries – Tuesday 5th April

21 Feb 2022

Join us at Bury St Edmunds Guildhall to discover one man’s incredible wartime story, shared by his daughter actress Jane Bower.

Jane’s performance explores a very moving personal story:

“Throughout WWII my father Leonard Bower kept a diary. Still a highly intelligent conversationalist at 96, his talks with me and the memoirs he wrote – the emotions of which contrast strongly with his pragmatic and practical RAF diaries – offer a mix of humour and poignancy. His war was one of contrasts – he was a gifted clarinettist and an instructor of fighter pilots. He was a trained illustrator and used his skills to create pictures and diagrams to help the aircrew learn more easily. And he was falling in love.

Daddy’s Diaries is inspired by my father giving me his war diaries after he became blind. The show reveals the inescapable legacy of WWI, the family’s unexpected link with Germany, Len’s memories, illustrations, and original recordings to create a picture of one man’s journey towards peace”

Date – Tuesday 5th April

Time – 7:30pm (doors open at 7:00pm)

Tickets – £12