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.