First month and launch of London Play’s Evacuee Play Trove project! Tomorrow I’m meeting with our partners, Museum of London and the Half Moon theatre.
I’m very excited about the prospect of interviewing 30 former evacuees. Listening to their fascinating stories bring to life their experiences during the evacuation and their war time play experience.
I feel slightly nervous about bringing up painful memories so I am working in collaboration with Many Happy Returns, a social enterprise which is very experienced in collecting reminiscences, to help guide the evacuees through the ups and downs of their memories.