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Isolation to Radicalisation

"Using professional actors and specialist facilitators to explore key issues around radicalisation."

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Isolation to Radicalisation 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 media influence, male radicalisation, hate crime and Islamophobia. It explores people inspired by the extreme ‘far right’ and also Daesh or I.S.

* 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.


Enhance understanding of how isolation and marginalisation increases vulnerability

Highlight how organised radical groups can influence, groom and exploit

Increase confidence in terminology and speaking about issues related to radicalisation

Explore the issues that could lead to marginalisation and radicalisation

Highlight warning signs and triggers for radicalised (and other high risk) behaviour

Provide ideas and guidance of how to help someone at risk of radicalisation

Increase conflict resolution skills

Increase critical thinking skills


The workshop is 60 to 90 minutes long and can be repeated up to 5 times per day

This workshop is suitable for years 7-10

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

Number of actors

Between £650 to £1,100 per half day and £880 and £1,600 per full day. All costs include lead facilitators, actors and evaluation.

For our other workshop on radicalisation please see Blame & Belonging – 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.

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