Other attendees include Catch22, a social business which focuses on building relationships with prisoners, ex-prisoners and victims of crime, and Lucy Morrison, a director who has worked with some of London's best-known theatres, including the Royal Court, Clean Break and Hampstead Theatre. UEL Visiting Research Fellow and former probation officer Pan Haynes will be discussing her experiences too. Also attending will be Collective Encounters, a charity specialising in theatre for social change based in Liverpool.
The event is a collaboration between the University’s School of Arts and Creative Industries (ACI) and UEL’s Royal Docks School of Business and Law (RDSBL). ACI Associate Professor Liselle Terret and RDSBL’s Dr Emma Cunningham have led the project, which also sees attendees taking part in participative activities and a panel discussion.
Dr Cunningham said,
We are delighted to have been invited to work in partnership with ACI, and the Performing Arts Department for this strategic event that aligns with our strategy of promoting cross-school collaboration, community engagement, and partnerships with external organisations.
Following the event, the organisers plan to submit an external bid for future funding to sustain and expand this innovative collaboration.
The initiative is also supported by UEL’s Research Centre for Social Change and Justice, the Office for Institutional Equity, and ACI’s Employer Engagement Team, and our new partner, The Arts Venue (Also known as Stratford Youth Zone).
The event aims to foster collaboration and conversations among students, UEL colleagues, the youth service, and outside organisations from a wide variety of fields, including law, policing, criminology, drama and applied theatre. It will take place between 3-6pm on 21 February 2024 in The Arts Venue, University Square Stratford. To attend the event and for details of how to get there please use the button below: