Arab Spring-English Autumn is a creative and therapeutic exploration of how young people of Middle Eastern origin identify with their countries of origin and with the concept of ‘home’ and ‘belonging’. Drama, art and movement therapy approaches will be used to facilitate expression and sharing within the group. There will be a particular focus on media portrayals of Middle Easterners and how this may affect an individual and their perceptions of self. Participants will be given a confidential space to discuss these issues and to think of ways of managing their experiences, emotions and asserting themselves with greater self-esteem and confidence. The group will be asked to work on a group project which may be a short film, an artwork or a performance piece.
The project will start on Tuesday 9th September 2014 from 6pm-8pm and continue every Tuesday for 8 weeks.
To join this project you need to be:
- Of Middle Eastern origin- young people from Arab and non-Arab backgrounds are welcome
- Between 17-25 years old
- Understand & speak English to a good standard
- Available on Tuesday evenings
Designated venue is a 5 minutes walk from either King’s Cross or Euston Station (just off Euston Road).
Light snacks and refreshments will be provided after the session.
There is no charge for attending the group and all food and materials will be provided for free.
Please contact Sara to enrol- there are only 12 spaces available for this group!