THE TRAIN HAS LEFT THE STATION

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.

Evacuee play trove
21 March: We are half way through interviewing 30 former evacuees. I feel privileged and humbled to listen to their stories. I’m looking forward to the reaction from children at the schools we are working with, when they hear how happy the evacuees were, playing with so little.
Past work (test)
01 June: We are all really excited! The lyrics for two songs have now been written by children and our wonder team Ben and Mark from Half Moon theatre. Hearing the children practice their songs makes me and Stella my right hand evacuee volunteer emotional.

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