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ACT NOW (16-25)

1 January - 31 July 2014

"Before this, I was doing nothing in my hostel- I was bad news. I found it hard to meet new people. I've learnt how to approach and show respect to people- not by fighting but by what you show them on stage- the best of you. I learnt how to control my anger and behaviour. And I've got these new friends..." R, ACT NOW Member

"People should come and do ACT NOW instead of smashing up shops!" C, ACT NOW Member

Cardboard Citizens’ ACT NOW programme is an accredited theatre and employability course for young people aged 16-25 who have been, or who are at risk of homelessness.

Contact Cathy at Cardboard Citizens on 020 7247 7747 or email cathy@cardboardcitizens.org.uk for more details. You can also find us on Facebook or Twitter.
 
Alternatively you can come along to our weekly Monday night workshops (see below.)

When? Monday evenings from 6pm-9pm

Where? Cardboard Citizens, 77A Greenfield Rd, Whitechapel, London, E1 1EJ.
Click here for directions.

What will you get out of it?

  • Public performance opportunities
  • Opportunity to gain a Silver Arts Award and/or a Peer Mentoring qualification (both Level 2)
  • Access to further Performing Arts training at NVQ Level 3 with our partners Chickenshed and Morley College, and free music and media courses at The Roundhouse
  • Individually tailored Information, Advice & Guidance service
  • Opportunities to gain a work placement with a wide range of exciting organisations - whatever your interests are – and support into sustainable employment in partnership with Young London Working
  • Improved confidence, employability skills, and plenty of new friends
  • Working with a professional team to create an exiting new piece of theatre
  • Travel expenses paid

We hope to see you there!

Cardboard Citizens would like to thank the Big Lottery Fund, Arts Council England, the Henry Smith Charity and Working Links for supporting ACT NOW.


Director of Projects: Tony McBride

Project Manager- Young People: Cathy Weatherald

Associate Artist: Terry O'Leary
Life Ain't No Musical: the Remix

Life Ain't No Musical: the Remix

Life Ain't No Musical: featuring Jason Barton

Life Ain't No Musical: featuring Jason Barton

An Open Book by ACT NOW

An Open Book by ACT NOW

Up on the roof by ACT NOW

Up on the roof by ACT NOW

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