Thursday 18th July 2013
Little Fish Theatre’s ground breaking Choices Project latest performance for young people, entitled ‘Kiss & Tell’, explores the current trend amongst young people of using mobile phones to film sexual acts, which are then distributed to peers.
There are rising incidents of peer related abuse, in many London Boroughs and this performance is designed to creatively engage young people in discussion to enable them to make positive choices and empower their personal development.
In partnership with Charlton Athletic Community Trust and Greenwich Community Safety, Little Fish visited Hawksmoor Youth Hub, Woolwich Common Youth Hub, Avery Hill Youth Hub, Valley Central Youth Hub, Kidbrooke One Space and Samuel Montague Youth Centre.
One participant from Valley Central said, ‘I really enjoyed the performance. The actors were so real. They spoke how we do and behaved how we do. It was really, really good.’
“We learnt so much about sex and the law. I didn’t know that you were responsible for having stuff on your phone if someone else sent it to you. I liked the way they showed how difficult it is to get out of a situation, especially when you really like a boy or girl”, added an attendee from Hawksmoor Youth Hub.
Matt Horne, Youth Service Partnership and Valley Central Manager, commented, “With the age group we work with across the youth service provision, workshops like this are eye openers for a lot of young people and from the feedback we received, a lot of attendees found it interesting and useful, which is a great outcome.”