Blame & Belonging is an interactive forum theatre performance and workshop using professional actors and specialist facilitators to explore key issues around radicalisation.
This particular performance focuses on the adult influencer, female radicalisation and Islamophobia. It explores people inspired by the extreme ‘far right’ and also Daesh or I.S.
Increased understanding of the process and meaning of radicalisation
Increased understanding of the vulnerabilities, triggers and warning signs associated with radicalisation
Improved critical thinking skills
Improved communication skills including how to hold challenging conversations around hate and extremism
Safe space to explore hate and radicalisation and the impact on individuals and society
Reduce hate and risk of radicalisation, and increase community cohesion
For our other workshop on radicalisation please see Isolation to Radicalisation
The workshop involves interactive debate and discussion exercises and engagement with the actors in performance in order to search for solutions.
There is a post-performance discussion to explore triggers, warning signs and vulnerabilities and signposting to available support services. Our workshops tackling radicalisation have been delivered to 7,500+ young people. It has been selected to present at the EU Parliamentary Chairmanship in Helsinki, to share best practice on ‘Preventing Violent Extremism’ (2019) and featured in the Huffington Post The Workshop Teaching Children About Radicalisation
Blame and Belonging has been shortlisted for the Spirit of Manchester Equalities Award 2018/19.
The workshop is 60 to 90 minutes long and can be repeated up to 5 times per day
This workshop is suitable for year 9’s upward and adult audiences
This workshop can be delivered as part of a longer-term project responding to the themes in the performance
Costs depend on:
Additional / specific requirements of partner
Evaluation depth / requirements
Number of preparatory meetings required
Requests for additional staff
Usually between £450 and £560 per half day. £560 and £950 per full day (including facilitator and team of actors and multiple performances per day)