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ENACT: A Performance

Bringing young people's voices into the conversation around sexual violence and consent, this powerful presentation of voices is showing at The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury on 22nd March 2023.

Enact: Volume One is a culmination of performances from the first term of healthy relationship workshops for schools, funded by the Home Office.

Featuring four original plays written by professional playwrights, Enact: Volume One explores and examines the culture of peer-on-peer abuse and violence against women and girls (VAWG) in schools, written in response to the young people’s observations and experiences throughout the life of the project.

Designed and developed by Cherwell Theatre Company, in collaboration with young people as the voice and critical thinkers behind each script, this professional production is being performed for one night only. Be part of the conversation and enact the change you want to see.

These plays present adult themes and reference to sexual violence, self-harm, suicide, pornography, rape, abuse, bullying, paedophilia, sexual perversion, physical assault, harassment, coercive control and the impact of rumours. With strong language.

Age Guidance: 14+ Tickets £5 (pay more) or £0 (pay less)

Running Time: Approx. 70 minutes, no interval.

About the Project:

In September 2022, Cherwell Theatre Company (CTC) joined a consortium of changemakers to deliver a series of safety focussed campaigns for the Home Office initiative, 'Safer Streets'.

Endorsed by the Thames Valley Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC), the Safer Streets campaign aims to reduce crime & antisocial behaviour, reduce violence against women and girls and increase feelings of safety.

At the start of 2023, CTC began delivering a series of arts-based intervention workshops to secondary schools in Banbury and the surrounding areas, exploring themes of healthy relationships and schools-based gendered abuse using creative art forms to promote and encourage thought-provoking conversation.

Each group of young people were assigned a professional playwright to create an original commission based on their conversations around the subject, performed by professional actors, with a dedicated matinee performance for participants, young groups, schools and community groups.

An evening performance will take place at 6.30pm on Wednesday 22nd March 2023 at The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury for invited guests and members of the public.

This project is supported by The Home Office, The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley, Cherwell District Council and Activate Learning.

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