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Harrow School to host special 450th anniversary ‘community day’

This year Harrow School celebrates its 450th anniversary and today, Saturday, 30 April between 12pm and 6pm, the school has invited residents from the local community and friends from the Hill to a fun-filled community event to celebrate this historic milestone.

There will be a plethora of entertainment on offer, including theatre, dance, food stalls and art exhibitions.

A community production of Benjamin Britten’s opera Noye’s Fludde will also be performed with local partnership primary schools: Byron Court, Norbury, St Anselm’s and St Jerome’s and Bishopshalt School.

Tours of Harrow School’s historic venues will take place on the hour, offering an exciting opportunity for members of the local community to visit some of the most iconic and spectacular buildings at Harrow School.

Harrow Hill Trust will also hold a guided tour of the Hill which will take in some of the events, people and buildings that helped shape the Hill, from Tudor times through to the 21st Century. Other activities include a Punch and Judy show, a magician, a cricket festival, Tai Chi and a basketball competition.

There will also be performances by a variety of musicians and acts from in and around Harrow.

These will include the fantastic Kidology Dance Co and Harrow Steel Band. They’ll be joined by the tremendous Harrow Indie Choir, with special costume themed streets adding a unique twist to the celebrations.

You can find out more information about the day by visiting: https://harrowschool.io/450

Harrow School Head Master Alastair Land said: “We are delighted to be able to share our celebratory event with the local community and friends of the School. With a variety of activities taking place on the Hill, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. As we celebrate 450 years of Harrow School, we’re proud to be a part of the Harrow community and hope that all will come to help us to mark this special occasion.”

Road closures are now in place on Saturday 30 April from midnight to midnight. Traffic will be marshalled by Road Traffic Solutions Ltd.

Public parking is available in the Queen’s Car Park, HA1 1YH and there will be a shuttle bus to Davidson Lane.