The 100-year birthday of Edith Piaf, the late French actress and singer who was the belle of her age – and perhaps best known for penning the song ‘je ne regrette rien’ – was celebrated by members of CTC and the Primrose Hill Neighbours befriending scheme in February.
You told us the celebration was lovely and very moving. One of its highlights was a documentary which described Piaf’s chance discovery and how her singing brought her off the streets and away from a life of turmoil. She died tragically early in 1963.
This cultural event was put on at a sheltered housing estate in Primrose Hill where locals were joined by the Mayor of Camden who sat down with our members for an afternoon of live music and singing in appreciation of her fabulous voice. All enjoyed some delicious homemade French Onion soup and a glass of wine – as a glass was raised in memory of Piaf: ‘The Little Sparrow’ as she was affectionately known.
A big thank you to CTCer and Primrose Hill Neighbours Help volunteer Myra and Kay for organising and catering such a wonderful event.