The 50th Anniversary Premiere Gala Screening of Zulu, 10 June 2014

by Chikashi

Unfortunately, I am unable to go, but for those who can make it to Leicester Sq, hurry and get your tickets, booking for which ends on Monday, 9 June.

Sentebale’s Founding Patron, Prince Harry will join a host of well-known faces on the red carpet at the Odeon, Leicester Square in London to celebrate the 50th anniversary premiere gala screening of Zulu.

The much-loved, iconic film which has been digitally remastered, dramatizes the events at Rorke’s Drift between the British Army and the Zulu Battalions in January 1879, and tells the story of how 11 Victoria Crosses were awarded in a single action where 150 British soldiers, many of whom were sick and wounded, fielded 4000 Zulu warriors.

Guests will be treated to viewing the film as never seen before and will allow those attending to enjoy behind the scenes footage, entertainment from the Zulu choir, Amabutho, and from the Welsh Guards Male Voice Choir.

The event is benefiting three charities in recognition of their work in Africa:  Sentebale, Walking with the Wounded, and The David Rattray Memorial Trust.