Festival Walk: Vera Brittain at the Devonshire Dome

Tue 12 - Wed 20 July 2022

Join our costumed guide, Vera Brittain, a young, intelligent, Edwardian woman trapped between the expectations of her gender and class and the expectations of the politics of the Empire. In the place where Vera Brittain worked as a Voluntary Aid Detachment nurse in the summer of 1915, we tell a powerful and moving story: her testament to a lost youth.

Strictly limited to 18 people.

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