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BE Next (UK, 15 min)

A younger generation find their voice. Working in unison to create a physical theatre performance, this youth theatre initiative sees local 14 to 19 year olds from a range of backgrounds take to the stage. An inclusive project specifically aimed at young people that speak English as an additional language, refugees, asylum seekers and those who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. The programme is free and gives participants a nationally recognised Arts Award. The curtain call for BE 2017, it’s a chance to see the next generation of performers led by professional dancer and movement teacher Marina Santo and theatre practitioner, Anna Howard Himali.

“BE Next is an art itself. For me, it is a programme designed to better yourself and break past barriers and limits.” Mohammed Irfan Arshad 

 

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At Amal we believe that culture and the arts broaden horizons and forge common ground within and between communities. We provide opportunities for people in Britain, regardless of their faith or beliefs, to come together and explore the rich diversity of Muslim cultures and arts including storytelling, visual arts, theatre, poetry, film, music and dance. Through our varied activities, we hope to achieve a deeper and broader understanding of Muslim cultures, thereby adding to the strength and vitality of contemporary British society.

UK Artist Development Programme, supported by