On Saturday the 20th of April, 120 residents from the Ferryhill area were transported back in time when Enter CIC hosted an inter-generational event with music and entertainment from the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s. The production team from Enter had worked long into the night on Friday to transform the Enter Centre into a blast from the past 1940’s style dance hall with all the trimmings.
The doors opened at 1.30pm and as the audience filtered into the venue the smiles and excited chatter told its own story. People were amazed at the transformation of the hall and were impressed by the decorations. The afternoon’s entertainment started with music from the Colin Haikney band. They played 1940’s music as the audience filtered into their seats. Then our upper school students took to the stage and performed a poem about the life of children in the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s. They then enthusiastically performed a Charleston dance followed by a toe tapping jitterbug. The audience gasped as the performers flipped each other over their backs and up in the air. After all that exertion the upper school then served the audience with afternoon tea whilst the band played songs from days gone by.
After all the plates and cups were cleared away the young performers took to the stage once again to perform a radio play called ‘Pack Up Your Troubles’ written by Enter CIC’s creative team and adapted by the young people. All the sound effects heard in the play were created by the performers and wowed the audience with their inventiveness and fun use of everyday items. The afternoon was rounded off with the younger and older generation taking to the dance floor where young and old danced together while the band played timeless classics. This was a fantastic project that really brought the whole community together. Take a look at some of the feedback we received below and have a look at the photo gallery.