A popular stage school which Naomi Campbell and Phil Collins once attended has celebrated its 70th anniversary.
Red carpets and chandeliers were arranged in the Barbara Speake Stage School, in Acton, as about 250 past students came together to mark the milestone.
A range of performances took place throughout the evening, including children singing and dancing to numbers from Matilda, Les Miserables and Uptown Funk, speeches were given and there was even an appearance by singer/songwriter Michelle Gayle.
Barbara Speake, who opened the school aged 16 and is now 86, said: "It was an evening never to forget. People came from all over the place because of what the school had done for them. More than 200 people were there and all of them said they would not be in the positions they are in now if they had not been to the school."
Michelle Welch, school manager, added: "To have a principal in a school 70 years after she opened and still be there is extremely rare.
"People travelled from all over to come to us, one woman even came from Hollywood."
The celebration took place on February 15 and the actual anniversary date was February 10.
The Barbara Speake Stage School is for budding performers age three to 16.