A Touring Exhibition
Remembering Noor Inayat Khan (1914-1944)
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum
Saturday 6 June 2015, 12.30 pm
The exhibition will open with a short recital by members of the International Sufi School followed by an introduction from Shrabani Basu, author of ‘The Spy Princess – The life of Noor Inayat Khan’.
Arts Asia marked Noor Inayat Khan’s birth centenary by developing Liberté, a touring exhibition, bringing to life her inspirational story as a Special Operations Executive (SOE) agent. The first female radio operator to be dropped behind enemy lines in the Second World War she was flown to France from RAF Tangmere by Fg Off Frank “Bunny” Rymills in a Lysander aircraft of No 161 Squadron on the night of 16/17 June 1943.
The exhibition charts Noor’s royal Indian ancestry, Sufi spirituality, accomplishments as an author and the events that led to her execution at Dachau in 1944.
Exhibition highlights include:
- A 20-minute dramatized film, inspired by “Snowdrop”, a short story written by Noor Inayat Khan.
- A tailored trail through South East England, highlighting places linked to her life story, SOE training and dedicated memorials.
- Rarely-seen family photographs.
Exhibition open daily, 10.00 am – 5.00pm
Saturday 6 June – Sunday 21 June 2015