In Courage aims to celebrate diversity, champion local partnerships and highlight personal stories that touch upon the dangers of extremism and the manipulation of youth. We will also be awarding commission opportunities for artists to create original work inspired the presentations.
Every Thursday in March, Applecart Arts will present a matinee at 1.30pm for local schools; with an evening repeat at 7.30pm for community groups and interested parties.
Each session will focus on a different theme:
1st March Rehabilitation - how a local ex-gang member got his life back – Speaker: Raheel Butt
Raheel Butt is a former gang member, who now works with other youngsters at risk of criminality through his social enterprise Community and Rehabilitation Solutions. Raheel is working with police on a community-led drive to tackle knife crime and will speak about the devastating impacts of youth violence in Newham.
Each event will also showcase a short play, an artistic performance, a Q&A session with the speaker and an interactive workshop.
The event will last approximately 90 minutes.
Tickets are free but you are required to book.