InCourage Part 1 - Rehabilitation - Raheel Butt
InCourage Part 1 - Rehabilitation - Raheel Butt
Past Performance
In The Theatre
March 1st 2018

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.

Creative Team
Jamal Khan Poet/Performer

Jamal Khan is an award-winning writer & performer whose work beautifully tackles significant issues ranging from gun crime to mental health. With an impressive plethora of platforms featuring under his name, he boasts recognition from some of the most well established media outlets such as BBC Radio 1XTRA & Sky News. His writing has been recognised for its activism by the Mayor Of London, Sadiq Khan who regularly invites him to perform at the City Hall. Jamal has also performed at the Houses Of Parliament and is currently working alongside MTV & Island Records on the release of his debut book ‘Words Within Walls’ which is a journal he kept whilst serving a prison sentence.

Darrel Draper Playwright

Darrel Draper works as a writer, actor and director, who specialises in dark
comedy drama. Darrel believes all theatre and performance should aim to achieve two things, to entertain, but most importantly, to provoke thought. He has a Brechtian philosophical approach to creative writing, but with the dramatic execution of Constantin Stanislavski.