Statue of Edith Cavell at Norwich Cathedral
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Patrick Hawes Eventide: WW1 heroine Edith Cavell choral work in world premiere

The life and legacy of a World War One nurse from Norfolk will be honoured at the world premiere of a new choral work by chart-topping classical composer Patrick Hawes.

Edith Cavell, from Swardeston, near Norwich, was executed by the Germans in Brussels in 1915 for helping hundreds of Allied soldiers escape from occupied Belgium.

As reported by the BBC's World War One at Home, her body was exhumed from the execution site in 1919 and finally laid to rest in the grounds of Norwich Cathedral - where the inaugural performance of Eventide will take place later.

Ian Barmer reports.

  • 12 Jul 2014
  • From the section Norfolk