Whitechapel teens to debut at the Edinburgh Fringe

‘A’ Team Arts group rehearsing for Edinburgh Fringe Pic: Tower Hamlets Council

A performing arts youth group from Tower Hamlets is set to showcase its talents at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The 10-strong ‘A’ Team Arts group, based at the Brady Arts Centre in Whitechapel, will perform its work titled ‘Nemesis 2 – The Game Changer’  during the largest arts festival in the world.

The performance forms part of celebrations to mark the 40th anniversary of ‘A’ Team Arts.

The group also plan to collaborate on ideas and to share skills with three Scottish youth theatre groups during their stint at the Fringe.

The cross-arts drama looks to explore and challenge some of the misconceptions surrounding terrorism, online grooming, marginalisation and religious extremism.

The performance, devised by 12 – 19 year olds on the youth arts programme, will use rap and spoken word, dance, drama and technology to engage the festival’s varied and international audience.

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, said: “A Team Arts is a fabulous youth project which has engaged and inspired many young people through the years demonstrating the creativity of the young minds involved in their productions. I am pleased that the team of young performers will be displaying their talents on the international stage at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.”

The production will be staged at the festival at Greenside@Nicholson Square from August 3-8.


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