Applecart Arts is proud to host a series of personal stories exploring the possible causes of extremism and the ways which young people might be manipulated.
Each event will feature keynote speakers, drama, performance, and the
opportunity for audience members to take part in the arising discussion.
1st March 2018
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.
8th March 2018
Dangerous ideas - extremism in modern society
Speaker: Manwar Ali
Manwar Ali is one of the few scholars in the UK who has been directly involved in conflict zones alongside extremist organisations. He now uses this experience in his work withthe UK's Home Office and Crown Prosecution Service.
15th March 2018
Finding Strength - a woman's way out of radicalisation
Speaker: Yasmin Mulbocus
As a fostered teenager Yasmin Mulbocus took her sexual abuser to court, only to become disillusioned when the case collapsed. She became drawn to an extremist Islamist group that gave her a sense of protection and belonging. Once starting a family, Yasmin realised
the danger she was in and found the strength to break away.
22nd March 2018
Losing a loved one - cultural homophobia
Speaker: Matt Ogston
Matt Ogston has set up his charity after his partner Dr Nazim Mahmood committed suicide because of the hatred he received from within his community. Matt will discuss the need to challenge homophobia and its tragic effects on LGBTQ+ minorities.
The event also includes a short play, a Q&A with the speaker, and an art performance.