21st Birthday of the School in 1937

21st Birthday of the School in 1937

In 1937, the Ginner-Mawer School of Dance and Drama celebrated its 21st birthday.  It had survived the First World War, and could not yet foresee the troubles of the future.  In a speech at a party given in celebration of the event, Miss Ginner said that she had no fear for the future of the School as it had such a solid foundation.  What a shame that the world was to go to war yet again; that had such a detrimental effect on so many things, including the Ginner-Mawer School which could not, in the long term, survive its ravages.

The final part of Miss Ginner’s speech was as follows: “Before I finish I would just like to take my partner, Irene Mawer, by the hand before you all and from my heart say ‘Thank You’ to her for all she has been to me and the School in the long years.  With such magnificent work behind us I have no fear whatever for the future.  The past twenty-one years have established the work of the Ginner-Mawer School.”

Author: Janet Fizz Curtis

Janet Fizz Curtis is trained in the Irene Mawer Method of Mime and Movement and is now writing a book about the life of Irene Mawer.

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