Arc news: February 2009


Public performances at The Malthouse this February

Arc is delighted to be opening its doors for two special productions this month...


Barking & Dagenham Youth Theatre, directed by Arc presents Stephen K Patterson's Guide to a Perfect Life by Clifford Oliver - with a special evening attended by Jack Petchey OBE

Before its professional tour of South Bedfordshire schools, Stephen K Patterson gets a special reworking by Barking & Dagenham Youth Theatre at The Malthouse Studios.

Following last year's colourful staging of Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', Stephen K Patterson is the first exciting Youth Theatre production of 2009. Under the direction of Arc's Andy Rogers and Natalie Smith, Barking & Dagenham Youth Theatre is performing a new play originally commissioned by Havering Community Safety Partnership, which successfully toured 13 secondary schools last summer.  Now reworked by our team of young people, the play is a warm and witty comedy about Stephen K Patterson's unique take on being a teenager and growing up in the world today and is sure to strike a chord with young and old alike.

Performances will take place on

Tuesday 10, Wednesday 11 February at 8pm and Thursday 12 February at 8pm

We are delighted to announce that the final performance includes a special Jack Petchey Award Presentation, which will be attended by Jack Petchey OBE - founder of the Jack Petchey Foundation!

Stephen K Patterson is the seventh annual production from the team.  We hope you will show our young people your support and encouragement by coming along one evening.  Please call Theresa Snooks on 020 8594 1095 or contact Theresa Snooks to join the guest list.

To find out more, visit our Youth Theatre page.


Exploring anti-social behaviour with Stephen K Patterson's Guide to a Perfect Life

Originally commissioned by Havering Community Safety Partnership, Stephen K Patterson's Guide to a Perfect Life will be touring secondary schools in South Bedfordshire with its interactive performance programme.

Using humour to engage young people in exploring the causes of Anti-Social Behaviour and its effects on the community, Stephen K Patterson is written by Clifford Oliver and directed by Andy Rogers.


Boy X by Clifford Oliver

The third in The Stereo Trilogy by Clifford Oliver, Boy X builds on the themes of Stereo and To Die For, exploring weapon-carrying, peer pressure and violent crime.

Four boys stand at a graveside. Boy X is dead. Another 16-year old murdered. The cycle of revenge begins again.

Boy X is performing at a series of venues around London before a two-week tour of Barnet secondary schools. You can join the audience for our special performance evening on

Wednesday 25 February - 6:30pm at Arc's venue at The Malthouse Studios

To find out more or to join the guest list for a performance, contact Communications Manager Theresa Snooks.

Boy X by Clifford Oliver

Full Stereo Trilogy details to follow soon. In the meantime, find out more about Stereo and To Die For or contact Theresa Snooks for details of To Die For performances taking place now.


Newsflash... Arc vacancies

Community Project Manager

Arc has announced news of an exciting new position for a dynamic and creative Community Project Manager. For full details of the post including downloadable job description and application form, visit Community Project Manager today!


Studio Assistants

Arc is looking to build a committed team of people who can join us at The Malthouse Studios to assist/lead with the preparation of our Studios and Meeting Rooms for the different activities we hold on a daily basis, including the set-up, maintenance and clear-up of room hires. Full details of the post to follow soon...

Arc diary of events

Every Saturday
Barking & Dagenham Good Causes Lottery Draw
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Throughout '20
Young people for LB B&D MOPAC & Jack Petchey:
Raised Voices female leadership programme

Throughout '20
Nursery, infant & primary schools:
Oliver's Tales storytelling workshops

Throughout '20
Primary & secondary schools in London Boroughs:
Broadcast/Broadcast Junior online safety programme

Throughout '20
Primary & secondary schools for BeFirst/LB B&D:
Streets Ahead / Crossing Over road safety drama workshops

Throughout '20
London & south east primary schools for HS2 Ltd:
Playing it Safe health & safety programme

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