These fabulous photos were taken at our ‘Speakeasy Concert’, which was held in the Hayward Theatre earlier this month (November) as part of our History Week at King’s Ely Senior.

As reported at the time, an action-packed schedule of events and activities were organised for students in Years 9-13, all through our thriving co-curricular and enrichment programme.

The theme of History Week this year was ‘The Roaring 1920s’. To read what activities and events took place, click here:

It is fair to say that the jewel in the crown of this year’s History Week was our ‘Speakeasy Concert’. A fantastic programme of 1920s dance, music, song, film, and literature was put together by Mr Porter-Thaw and Mrs Lane, with the latter also brilliantly hosting as a 1920s US band leader and Speakeasy owner.

The audience were encouraged to get in on the act too, with many arriving in splendid costumes from the period. Highlights included superb performances by the school’s jazz and concert bands, wonderful singing by the King’s Barbers and student, Aoife Willis, and a screening of the Buster Keaton film, ‘One Week’, accompanied throughout by uber-talented pianist, Sam Trueman.

Images by Keith Heppell Photography

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