Here and Now includes a hard hitting play that ends with many complex societal problems relating to hateful extremism, specifically focussing on the far right and International terrorism. Workshop participants use the play to try out solutions and early intervention techniques.
Odd Arts is an alumni of the US Embassy Exchange on Countering Violent Extremism, and continues to deliver Embassy commissioned work. We were commissioned to present live at EU Parliament’s International conference on preventing extremism and have been contributors for RAN presentations (Radicalisation Awareness Network) as well as many more local and national networks. We have vast experience in wider issues relating more broadly to risk of radicalisation, including: Additional Needs; Domestic/partner abuse; Sexual assault & consent; Knife crime; Exploitation & Mental Health.
All our radicalisation prevention offers have two or three delivery models to ensure they are safe, accessible and appropriate for people within more complex settings such as PRUs, SEN schools, criminal justice or mental health settings, or for people with lived experience of trauma or increased vulnerability.
Increase understanding of the process of radicalisation
Increase awareness of how to support self and others at risk of hateful extremism
Increase skills to challenge & prevent hateful extremism
Increase critical thinking skills
Reduce risk of radicalisation
Interactive discussion and debate
Live theatre performance
Role play and interaction within the theatre performance and with the characters
Practising restorative and non-violent communication approaches
Information of where to get support
Far right: Including Islamophobia, racism and anti immigration; in person grooming
So-called Islamist: Including state grievances (social & political, National and International); online grooming
Identity challenges that can contribute to risk of radicalisation
Systemic & personal barriers and grievances that can contribute to risk of radicalisation
Ideally class groups; or half year groups if necessary (approximately 50 students per session); for adults/community settings between 10 & 50 attendees
1.5-2 hour workshop (flexible to meet school needs)
Up to four sessions per day
Usually £1,200 per day.
“I was blown away by the learning of the young people.”
“It was fantastic. I really enjoyed it and all of the debate it brought about.”
“People become too afraid to challenge and address from a fear of offending.”
Become A Participant
You can self-refer to some of our ongoing community projects and sessions.
We deliver FREE workshops at our base in Moss Side Powerhouse. We welcome and support young carers, and participants with additional needs.