17 July: It’s been confirmed that the end of project event will be on Friday 18 October at the Churchill War Rooms! What a fitting venue – Churchill’s wartime bunker is a fascinating piece of living history; an underground maze of rooms that once buzzed with round-the-clock planning and plotting, strategies and secrets.

On the day, children from St. Johns Primary School – Tower Hamlets will be dressed as evacuees and performing the two songs, with lyrics and music inspired by the play memories of our former evacuee volunteers.

We will also be showing our film of the project that captures the moving interviews with evacuees and the children’s workshops. Some of the evacuee volunteers will be talking about their involvement in the project and what it meant to them to share their evacuee experience and play memories of that time with the children.

Evacuee play trove
25 June: Children in Tower Hamlets and across London have put aside their computer games and discovered first-hand the simple fun that their grandparents made for themselves, in a ground breaking project which has bridged the generational divide.
Evacuee play trove
10 June: I have just come back from a full on day of filming the evacuees, I learnt so much. There so many people to coordinate in the crew. I’m looking forward to filming at St John’s Primary on Friday. Teresa the teacher said the children can’t wait to be on TV. Well we will