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VE Day 70

Honouring 70 years since the end of World War II.

Inspired by real-life stories from those that lived through it, our VE Day project pays tribute to the many street parties that spontaneously broke out across the country at the end of World War II.

The project started life in Bentley, Doncaster as a commission from Right Up Our Street. We spent 3 months in the area, meeting people, dancing with people, and gathering local memories of wartime. These memories inspired arts and crafts activities on the day, as well as a catalogue of brand new performances for the company.

Everything was 1940s themed – the music, dance moves, hairstyles, cakes and even fancy dress came from things the local community told us about life during that time.

Our time in Bentley culminated in us throwing a wonderful community party, and we were ecstatic to be joined by over 700 members of the local community aged 0-95 for a day full of performances, social dancing, singing, games, fancy dress and tea and cake!


What a fantastic event, atmosphere was brilliant. To see people of all ages mixing and having fun was brilliant.


Wonderful day – very inclusive, professional and enjoyable.


VE Day 70Credits

Conceived and Directed by Sarah Boulter and Adele Wragg

Performers Sarah Boulter, Jennifer Manderson, Adele Wragg

Compere and Musician Sam Dunkley

Producer Emma Beverley

Technician Ben Wall

Photographer James Dodd

Film Maker James Dodd