PMJ Productions Presents the World Premiere of
Post Show Talks for Sket
Free post show talks taking place in the theatre directly after the show:
(no separate tickets required)
Tuesday 19th April – Julie Bindel
Julie Bindel is a freelance journalist, author, and feminist campaigner against men's violence to women and children. She is a founder of Justice for Women. Her book on the international sex trade will be published in late 2016. (@bindelj)
Wednesday 20th April – Brook – Helen Corteen (Head of Wellbeing)
Brook is a national charity that helps young people to make positive and healthy lifestyle choices and to improve their personal health and emotional wellbeing. (www.brook.org.uk). PMJ Productions has partnered with Brook, who have created a resource pack from Sket for schools to further discuss the issues highlighted in the play after they have seen the play.
Friday 22nd April – Tanith Carey
Tanith Carey is an award-winning journalist and author, who writes for a variety of publications across the world, including The Guardian, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Mail, The New Statesman and The Huffington Post, among others. She has also written seven books. She will be reading from her book “Girls Uninterrupted: How to build stronger girls in a challenging world”.
Saturday 23rd April – Maya Sondhi & Leonie Hodge
Sket playwright Maya Sondhi talks about bringing her first play to the stage based on her experience of working with TeenBoundaries whose founder Leonie Hodge will also be there.
Tuesday 26th April – “Gangs” with David Cohen
David Cohen is the Evening Standard Campaigns Editor who won the prestigious Paul Foot Award for investigative journalism for his Frontline London campaign on gangs. He will describe his experiences of living on the notorious Angell Town estate in Brixton for a week in 2015 (@cohenstandard).
Thursday 28th April – “Internet Safety” with Childnet International- Caroline Hurst (Education and Training Manager)
Childnet International is a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children (www.childnet.com).
Friday 29th April – “Young People and Online Behaviour” Dr Elena Martellezzo (Middlesex University)
Dr Elena Martellozzo is a Criminologist and specialises in sex offenders' use of the internet and online child safety. She offers regular expert advice to the London Metropolitan Police and Italian Police Force (Polizia di Stato and Carabinieri).
Saturday 30th April “Young people’s everyday language and its Power to Hurt’ with Jamie Wareham
Having been an activist in the LGBT student movement for nearly 8 years, Jamie Wareham is the Director of Communications for National Student Pride. Jamie also works at podcasting platform audioBoom as a Digital Broadcast Journalist. When he isn’t editing audio, he’ll get excited by Twitter, Toy Story quotes and Taylor Swift gifs.
Tuesday 3rd May – “How to Empower Young Women” with Suzanne Virdee
Suzanne Virdee is an award winning BBC TV News Presenter and freelance journalist. Since leaving the BBC she has written he first book, A Teenage Girl's Guide To Being Fabulous, which is out now on Amazon. The book is about empowering the next generation of young women and boosting self esteem. It talks openly about the dark side of social media, sexting, relationships, grooming and surviving those tricky teen years unscathed!
Wednesday 4th May – “The Challenges of Child Sexual Exploitation” with Deborah Clark
Deborah Clark is the Nurse Manager for Reproductive and Sexual Health Outreach (WUSH - Wise Up 2 Sexual Health) for Young People for Guys and St Thomas's NHS Foundation Trust. WUSH is a small team of nurse’s who work across Lambeth and Southwark delivering expert clinical advice and interventions in sexual health and contraception to vulnerable, hard to reach young people in outreach settings.
Thursday 5th May – “Young People and Sexual Health” with Dr Mel Gardner
Founder of peer-led sexual health education program Sexpression (www.sexpression.org.uk), Dr Gardner is a GP in King’s Cross and a teaching fellow in Ethics and Law at UCL Medical School. She currently co- runs a medical student group, Viva la Vulva, which provides education to teenagers about contraception and consent, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), abortion, body image, FGM and sexuality and campaigns about various women’s rights issues.
Friday 6th May – “Staying Alive on the Streets” with Street Doctors
StreetDoctors is a national network of medical volunteers utilising their skills and knowledge to reduce youth violence. Young people who are at risk of violence are taught emergency life-saving skills. StreetDoctors sessions aim to inform young people of the medical consequences of violent incidents and challenge their attitudes towards violence. As importantly young people are encouraged to see themselves as potential life-savers.
Saturday 7th May – “A Safeguarding App for Young People” with SafeToNet
Richard Pursey is the CEO of SafeToNet, a British cyber security company that has written an app that safeguards youngsters from cyber bullying, grooming, radicalisation and other predatory threats. Their software (which launches in the UK later this year) filters in real time, incoming and outgoing messages on all major social networks and chat rooms, blocking harmful content before it is seen.
Tuesday 10th May - "The importance of listening to children and young people” NSPCC with Christopher Cloke
Chris Cloke is Head of Safeguarding in Communities at the NSPCC. The NSPCC is committed to keeping children safe online. We are lobbying government and technology companies for effective controls for online safety for children; to run public education campaigns; and to find ways to deter people from viewing child abuse images. Chris will argue that if we are to help keep children and young people safe, we really need to listen to what they are saying and understand their experience. Visit: www.nspcc.org.uk
Wednesday 11th May – “Young People and the Law” with Tunde Okewale
Tunde Okewale is a barrister from Doughty St Chambers and the founder of Urban Lawyers, an organisation that makes the law more accessible to marginalized groups in society. Urban Lawyers aims to provide inspiration and education to all who have or will come into contact with the law and/or legal profession. (www.tundeokewale.com / www.urbanlawyers.co.uk).
Thursday 12th May – Safe Ground
Safe Ground is a charity using drama to educate prisoners and young people at risk in the community, and so reducing the risk of reoffending and build stronger communities (www.safeground.org.uk).
Friday 13th May - Sex Education Forum with Polly Haste
Polly Haste is the Training Lead at the Sex Education Forum, a membership organisations with nearly 30 years’ experience of campaigning for children and young people’s entitlement to good quality sex and relationships education (SRE). In addition to raising the public profile of SRE, the Forum supports teachers and other professionals through training, information sharing and best practice guidance.
Saturday May 14 @ 3.15pm “Young People at Risk” with XLP’s Art Director Wizdom
XLP stands for ‘The eXceL Project’. A charity at the cutting edge of urban youth work in the UK, working to create positive futures for young people.
On a day-to-day basis, XLP has projects dealing with a wide variety of issues including gang culture, anger management and violence, poverty, prejudice, racism and image and identity.
Saturday 14th May 7.30pm - “The Creative Process” with Director Prav MJ and Cast
The director Prav MJ and the cast of Sket will discuss the creative process of bringing the 21st century digital world to life.