About the Legion
12 November 2011
This annual Festival, held at the Royal Albert Hall, commemorates and honours all those who have lost their lives in conflicts, and is both a moving and enjoyable evening. There is a matinee (2pm) and an evening performance - both are exactly the same except that the Royal Family attend only the evening performance.
This year's Festival will feature performances by Sir Cliff Richard, Katherine Jenkins, Joe McElderry, Alfie Boe and a choir composed of military wives with husbands on active service in Afghanistan.
Tickets are sold out but the Festival of Remembrance will be broadcast on BBC One Television from 9.15pm to 10.50pm on the evening of the performance. Please check your local guides for details.
A special video or DVD of the Festival of Remembrance is available soon after the event from the Legion's Poppy Shop - www.poppyshop.org.uk.