Arc news: March 2012

GHTS Part 1 presentations

Girls Have Their Say: Part 1 - Film Launch and Celebration event

Exciting new creative opportunities for young people in North East London!

Arc has a host of new programmes running for young people in 2012! In addition to our weekly Youth Theatre for 12 and overs and Drama Club for over 8s, did you know about Girls Have Their Say, Truce or Finding the Words?


Girls Have Their Say: Part 1

The first stage of Arc's new Home Office CAGGK funded film project - a creative youth support and leadership initiative dedicated to helping young women become strong young leaders - has just been completed, and here are our fabulous team of ladies collecting their Certificates of Achievement at the film launch and presentation evening at The Malthouse on Thursday 1 March...

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Girls Have Their Say participants from LBBD schools. Images by Katie Snooks

Girls Have Their Say: Part 2 - a reminder to current participants!

Led by Natalie Smith for Arc with filming by Grace Pluckrose-Oliver, Girls Have Their Say restarts with Part 2 on Thursdays at The Malthouse from 4:30 until 6:30pm - with a first meeting on Wednesday 7 March (due to school Parents Evening).

To find out more, join the Girls Have Their Say Facebook group

or download the Part 2 flyer...

Girls Have Their Say: Part 2 flyer (PDF, 172k)


Stop press!

Girls Have Their Say teacher and youth workers' resource now available to download!

Download Girls Have Their Say Resource (PDF, 1018k)

Girls Have Their Say

Girls Have Their Say runs until summer 2012 and is financed by the Home Office through the Communities Against Gangs, Guns and Knives Fund

Home Office


TRUCE! Tableaux

Here's an amazing opportunity to work with professionals to create, perform, direct and appear on the BBC Big Screens across the country for the 2012 Olympics, in a brand new piece of artwork made in Barking & Dagenham!

Funded by A New Direction and led by Simon Grennan of artists Grennan & Sperandio (see Kartoon Kings) in partnership with Arc, we're looking for a group of young people aged 12 to 18 to work together on selected scenes from popular movies - to produce, direct and act out reconstructions of these still ‘truce' moments at familiar locations, using only everyday clothes and props!

Working with Simon, Arc's Artistic Director Carole Pluckrose and professional stills technicians (including lighting, location scouting, digital effects etc), together we'll produce eight short films and stills images for large-scale exhibition at public stills sites, on public screens, and on the dedicated Truce Arts website! The final films will also be screened throughout the Olympics!

If you are at all interested in the creative industries, this is definitely a project for you! For more information, join our Truce Facebook group or call Carole Pluckrose at Arc Theatre on 020 8594 1095!

Finding the Words

Funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Finding the Words is Arc’s brand new public-speaking, performance and media project for young women aged 13 to 19. The project will give young women the opportunity to learn new drama techniques and film and video skills with a team of professional actors and leaders.

Skills will include storyboarding, script development, interview expertise, project management and production values. Throughout the project, you will also develop presentation and communication skills, and gain confidence in debating, assertiveness and public speaking, whilst working as part of a team and making loads of new friends!

Starting with an initial six week period, Finding the Words will meet every Wednesday afternoon from 4:30 to 6:30pm on the following dates:

  • April 18, 25 (no sessions during Easter Holidays)
  • May 2, 9, 16, 23
  • …leading to Intensive filming during Half Term: Wednesday 6 to Friday 8 June, 10am to 4pm.
  • The project will then continue throughout June and July, with the Film Launch scheduled for August!

To find out more, download the Finding the Words flyer...

Finding the Words flyer (PDF 201k)

Funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Finding the Words is a brand new two-year public-speaking and media programme giving young women a confident and credible voice in the debate around gangs and youth violence, and a platform for developing positive lifestyles and healthy relationships.

Paul Hamlyn Foundation


Arts Award News!

Arc's Girls Have Their Say and Finding the Words participants are currently working towards their Bronze Arts Award!

Arts Award is...
• a great way for children and young people to be inspired by and enjoy the arts
• offered at five levels, four accredited and one introductory award
• a framework for learning new skills and sharing them
• an opportunity to develop creativity and leadership skills
• a link between young people and creative arts professionals

Find out more at Arts Award

Arts Award

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Raised Voices female leadership programme

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Broadcast/Broadcast Junior online safety programme

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