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B.365 presents: Have I Got News for You!

black history month 2020, poplar union
black history month 2020, poplar union

Join this interactive drama workshop facilitated by B.365 and educator & actor, Arnie Hewitt celebrating Black History Month.

What to expect

In this drama workshop aimed at 8-11 year old, you’ll be playing the role of a reporter, gathering and compiling information provided by your facilitator extraordinaire, Arnie Hewitt. You will learn about amazing people and their journeys through life, from Henrietta Lacks to Marcus Rashford, putting all this information together to create a news piece, sharing their stories and all their achievements, imagining it was being reported on for the first time. This is a drama workshop, has a focus on BHM and inspirational figures, young people’s voices, understanding the impact of mental health and wellbeing through stories, and media role play.

As a reporter you will need to bring your favorite notepad and pen to the workshop – don’t forget!

About B.365

B.365 Founded by Hawa Khan- Creative Educator, Divercity, Equity & Inclusion trainer, Well-being Facilitator. B.365’s mission: Inform, Empower, Inspire. History isn’t his story or her story, it’s Our stories, for us to tell. Using creative skills and tools to educate and create well-being. Black history is, world history, Facts!

About Arnie Hewitt

Arnie, has worked in education for over 20 years, actor, voice actor. His career started in the 1980s after completing a communications course in Nottingham and then going on to work for a Nottingham Afro Caribbean radio station called Back-a -Yard as their radio news reader as a volunteer as he was still at college at the time . He then went on to a three year theatre course at the Birmingham school of Speech Training And Dramatic Art. His early Theatre work includes various Young peoples theatre from Merseyside Young people’s theatre to Their centre here in London.

He has worked extensively with puppet theatre at the Little Angel Theatre with such shows as ‘Go Noah Go’ a Caribbean take on Noah’s ark and Hansel & Gretal touring to schools and theatres throughout England . His Dance work has seen him perform in Vienna and working with African and contemporary dance company back in Nottingham and was very lucky to work on the spice girls video with French and Saunders and Llewella Gideon in their comic Relief version ‘who do you think you are’

Recent work includes teaching drama at Britain’s first Black drama school Identity. 10 years experience as a drama facilitator, with BAFT AWARD WINNING ACTORSHOP. Lead facilitator and coordinator for Newham summer schools. Other work includes working front of house at st.martin’s school of fashion and design as part of their events team. Most recent work also includes various voices for ‘In the beginning ‘ storytelling adventure for Fun kids Digital radio and being part of the biggest black British photo exhibition in Britain.


This event is part of our Black History Month 2022 programme

black history month 2020, poplar unionTower hamlets

Sun 16 October 1pm-4pm

£3
Age range: 8-11

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