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The Great British Lie

"Exploring the history of racism in the UK"

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This workshop includes interactive discussions, games, and theatre based activities which encourage people to think about race as a social construct. The workshop also asks participants to consider how the way history has been taught, has gone on to shape the world, and specifically in this workshop, the UK (and racism) today. The workshop includes a short, sharp and at points even amusing performance that looks at some of the complex, challenging and contradictory nature of our history. The play aims to re-think history through an anti-racist lens and challenge our whole concept of race. This play has been verified by a historian.

This work has come about due to Odd Art’s commitment to decolonising the curriculum.

* The Great British Lie theatre performance, written by associate writer, Curtis Cole.

Artist Credit: Anaya India


To understand the history of racism in the UK

To encourage people to reconsider history through a more anti-racist lens

To think critically about certain social norms and beliefs that enable systemic and interpersonal racism


Each programme can be tailored and adapted to the needs of the establishment and participants:

The workshop is 60 to 90 minutes long

This workshop is suitable for year 6’s upward, including adults (the work would change accordingly dependent on the age)


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

Usually between £650 and £1,100 per session and £880 and £1,600 per full day. All costs include lead facilitators, actors and evaluation.

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We deliver FREE workshops at our base in Moss Side Powerhouse. We welcome and support young carers, and participants with additional needs.

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