In the evening of Saturday the 9th May, as Radley’s final wicket fell to Wellington on ‘Bigside’, H Social’s annual Summer Concert began, with a hog-roast in the tutor, Mr May’s garden, to which the families of each boy were invited and welcomed warmly.
Blessed with some of the highest temperatures of the year so far, the hog-roast and drinks was hugely enjoyable for all, and was followed by a series of sketches, songs and videos which were to be hugely entertaining to all of H Social’s guests.
Acts on the stage ranged from a 15 minute lecture on the ‘The Backhand’, to a 1 minute sketch about a train station, to a trumpet ensemble. The evening was arranged by H Social’s Will Caplan and Alex Milne, who provided the audience with about an hour and a half of entertainment of a very high quality. It would be an understatement to say that ‘The Weathermen’, a band consisting of two members of the social, will be missed in the future Summer Concerts. This year, most of the band members will be moving on from Radley to university. Hopefully Henry Parkin’s band, the ‘Gloamers’ will be able to take the reins from the ‘Weathermen’ in next years performance, and hopefully the Sub-Tutors will be able to pull something together in time for the event next year!
Report by Alexander Milne, H Social, 6.1