‘Call the Midwife’ nuns at Diamond Jubilee celebrations

By on 01/06/2012 in Culture, News
  • WHAT: The nuns that inspired the recent 'Call the Midwife' BBC TV series have afternoon tea with Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor John Lines
  • WHERE: Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham city centre
  • WHEN: Monday 4 June
  • TIME:  2pm

The nuns who inspired the recent hit BBC TV series 'Call the Midwife' will be joining the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations on Monday 4 June when they visit Birmingham Lord Mayor Councillor John Lines for afternoon tea.

The nuns, who are now based at the Community of St John the Divine in Alum Rock in Birmingham, practised midwifery during the 1950s in the East End of London.  The TV series was based on the memoirs of their work by one of their district nurses, Jennifer Worth, who died last May.

There will be 1950s themed celebrations in the city for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.  The weekend of events will  also include nostalgic live music in Chamberlain Square, vintage fashion shows, a colourful pageant through the city, themed entertainments at the annual Spring Festival in Cannon Hill Park and a recreation of the Mad Hatter's Tea Party from Disney's 1951 classic movie adaptation of 'Alice in Wonderland' at the Young Reader's Book Bash.

The Diamond Jubilee Celebrations will also include the Lord Mayor's Show, Birmingham Pride and the Young Readers Book Bash. The Lord Mayor's Show will take place on Monday 4 June and will give people an opportunity to welcome the new Lord Mayor and bid farewell to the outgoing one. There will plenty of live entertainment as well as money raising activities for the Lord Mayor's charities.


Media contact: Jason Lewis 0121 303 4266,
Mobile (on the day of the event) 07766 923352

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