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    Secret Cinema presents Laura Marling and the Grand Eagle Ball

Photography: A romantic peek inside Laura Marling's Secret Cinema event

Posted by Liv Siddall,

Press images from events gone by tend to be pretty bland. Not only is the event over but the images documenting it can very rarely convey the level of excitement or fun a place had to offer. That was, until, Secret Cinema put on their spectacular Laura Marling event and actually got the job done properly. Not just properly, magnificently! The top-secret event was held in a beautiful old red brick school in London, decked from the insides out with ivy and old props transforming it into The Grand Eagle Hotel.

Ethereal Marling wandered the halls in a white gown while revellers, dressed in 1920s finery, sipped cocktails and experimented in the countless high-ceilinged rooms with romantic activities such as self portrait drawing, letter writing, secret spilling and dancing to the sound of scratchy old gramophones. As you can see, the photographs still can’t quite get that kind of magic across, but they come mighty close. That one of Laura Marling serenading Willy Mason in a beautiful little bedroom — beautiful! More photos over here.

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    Secret Cinema presents Laura Marling and the Grand Eagle Ball. By Ugne Vasyliute

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    Secret Cinema presents Laura Marling and the Grand Eagle Ball

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    Secret Cinema presents Laura Marling and the Grand Eagle Ball. Photo by Ugne Henriko

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    Secret Cinema presents Laura Marling and the Grand Eagle Ball. By David Wickham

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    Secret Cinema presents Laura Marling and the Grand Eagle Ball. Photo by Ugne Henriko

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    Secret Cinema presents Laura Marling and the Grand Eagle Ball. Photo by Laura Little

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    Secret Cinema presents Laura Marling and the Grand Eagle Ball

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    Secret Cinema presents Laura Marling and the Grand Eagle Ball

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    Secret Cinema presents Laura Marling and the Grand Eagle Ball. Photo by Claudia Leisinger

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Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.