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WHILE veterans remember at Hyde Park, women are not forgotten. A moving portrait of women in wartime is performed tonight by nine actresses. Those taking part at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, central London, include Sheila Hancock and Juliet Stevenson. They have assembled a medley of voices which speak through diaries, poems, letters and broadcasts. Other events include:

LONDON TODAY: 1100, Queen and heads of state attend service of thanksgiving, reconciliation and hope, St Paul's Cathedral. 1230, Queen hosts lunch for heads of state, Buckingham Palace. 1515, Queen and heads of state at central ceremony, Hyde Park. 1645, Prince Edward at youth reception, Hyde Park.

TOMORROW: 1000, Hyde Park opens. 1200, bands march from the park to Buckingham Palace. 1220, Buckingham Palace forecourt concert and RAF flypast of vintage aircraft. 1400, workers' playtime concert. 1930, Princess of Wales at Red Cross concert, Albert Hall (invitation only), Prince of Wales at Coliseum Concert (invitation only). 2000, party and concert, Hyde Park. 2040, Queen lights beacon.

SCOTLAND TODAY: 1100, Glasgow Cathedral service. 1500, service and march-past at Elgin Cathedral. Service and parade, Shetland Islands and St Andrews. RAF flypasts at Lerwick, Inverness and Aberdeen.

TOMORROW: 1100, service of thanksgiving, St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, with Princess Royal. VE Day commemorative concert, Kirriemuir, Tayside.

NORTHERN IRELAND TODAY 1100, Service, St Anne's Cathedral, Belfast.

TOMORROW: Activities in 30 towns and cities including Belfast, Ballymena, Bangor, Londonderry and Lisburn.

WALES TODAY: VE Day parade, Llandudno. Gala concert, Cardiff. Concert, Newport.

TOMORROW: Service, Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff, with Prince of Wales. Concerts at Dyffryn Gardens near Cardiff, St David's Hall, Cardiff, Bodelwyddan Castle, Clwyd and Tredegar House, Gwent.

THE NORTH TODAY: Service at Ripon Cathedral. VE Day horse parade, Bradford. Drumhead service, Richmond. VE service, Liverpool Cathedral. VE celebration, Chester.

TOMORROW: Historic ships display, Birkenhead. 1500, commemoration service and parade, York Minster.

MIDLANDS AND EAST ANGLIA

TODAY: VE aircraft and vehicle display, Biggleswade. Service and parade, Bury St Edmunds. Parade and drumhead service, Leamington Spa. RAF Benevolent Fund concert, Birmingham.

TOMORROW: VE market, Northampton. Liberation lunch, Evington House, Leicester. VE celebrations, Harlow Town Park. Air show, Imperial War Museum, Duxford.

SOUTH TODAY: Parades and services, Portsmouth, Sherborne, Bridport, Maidstone. Giant street party, Weymouth.

TOMORROW: Celebrations in Salisbury, Chatham, Brixham, Helston, Plymouth, Folkestone. Salute to Victory, English Heritage event, Dover Castle, Kent.

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