On Friday 17th April, Sir David Amess, MP for Southend West announced he would be hosting a 'Southend salutes its veterans: VE Day concert'. The concert will take place on Friday 8th May, the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe day, and will involve a number of local singers, musicians and choirs. It will be available for everyone to live stream on YouTube from 16:00 at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QImRUCvpdpE
Sir David said, "I am delighted to announce that we are holding this virtual concert to mark 75 years since VE Day. I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to make this event possible and I hope that it will bring some joy to people's homes during this time of national emergency. It is good to see the spirit of VE Day alive and thriving 75 years on."