Pan Intercultural Arts

Weapon Of Choice

A youth led drama group will devise an interactive performance piece and related workshops on gun and knife crime, its causes and possible alternatives. This will be toured in schools, theatre and community centres empowering young people to engage in pro-active debate and activity.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (295324)

Amount raised

£20

Donations

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Location

  • Fantastic - sharp and powerful - young people with the bravery and tenacity to say who they are and what they believe. I hope this is seen by many.

    — Audience member

  • This is a way of educating and helping our young community identify and then deal with problems in an appropriate manner.

    — Foster Percil, Metrpolitan Police Camden Youth Engagement Team

  • The play has the power to make audience members think about the effects of gun and knife crime in an indivudal, parent, society

    — Asden Oke, participant

  • Fantastic - sharp and powerful - young people with the bravery and tenacity to say who they are and what they believe. I hope this is seen by many.

    — Audience member

  • The play has the power to make audience members think about the effects of gun and knife crime in an indivudal, parent, society

    — Asden Oke, participant

  • This is a way of educating and helping our young community identify and then deal with problems in an appropriate manner.

    — Foster Percil, Metrpolitan Police Camden Youth Engagement Team

Situation

'London has the highest child poverty rate in any region in England...20% of our young people used aggressive behaviour and a life of crime...' Fairbridge. 'In the first eight months of this year 857 children and teenagers were stabbed; 10 killed. Police believe many more stabbings go unreported'. Met Police. This project responds to youth violence. The pilot proved youth led activity successfully engages hard to reach young people as they relate to their peers.

Solution

Through youth-led debate and training in theatre for development techniques. Discussing alternatives to youth violence will empower young people to engage in positive activities.The core performance group will deliver a performance and workshop investigating the issues surrounding gun and knife crime. This will engage young people in schools and community centres with an online educational resource. The project empowers young people to tackle problems directly affecting them.