Blame & Belonging – Radicalisation

"Explores hate and radicalisation and the impact on individuals and society."

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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.

Quotes from Workshops


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

Location/travel/accommodation needs

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)

Become A Participant

You can self-refer to some of our ongoing community sessions.

We deliver FREE WEEKLY workshops at Moss Side Powerhouse in partnership with Manchester Young Lives.

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