Private: Map of Me – Black History Month Events

Show Details

Dates: Sat 17 Oct
Times: 13:45, 16.15pm & 17.45pm,
Age Range: Not recommended for under 13s


There will be a series of FREE events for young people to accompany the two Saturday performances of Map of Me on 17 October, exploring some of the issues relating to being an unaccompanied minor arriving in the UK.

Part of the Tower Hamlets Black History Month celebrations, the events will explore issues around young refugees, working with Tower Hamlets New Residents and Refugee Forum, Counterpoints Arts, playwright and director Filiz Ozcan and spoken word artist Concise One. There will also be an extract from acclaimed film Leave to Remain.

Map of Me – Black History Month Events

All workshop and discussion events are free. All tickets to Map of Me cost £6.

Filiz Ozcan-200

Scriptwriting Workshop: 1.45pm – 2.45pm
This rapid-write workshop, led by playwright and director Filiz Ozcan, will take participants through a series of quick-fire writing exercises to create character relationships and imaginative theatrical worlds.  Using the play as a starting point, this is a perfect opportunity to enhance students’ understanding of the craft of playwriting.


Performance of Map of Me: 3pm – 3.50pm (book tickets)



Panel Discussion: 4.15pm – 5.30pm
Unaccompanied minors arriving in the UK: exploring the facts, overturning stereotypes and understanding work with young refugees. To include an extract from the film Leave to Remain. Panel to include theatre professionals and experts on the situation of unaccompanied minors.


ConciseOne-200Spoken Word Workshop: 5.45pm – 6.45pm
A workshop with spoken word artist Concise One, offering young people the opportunity to learn how to tell their own stories through the medium of spoken word.


Performance of Map of Me: 7pm – 7.50pm (book tickets)


To register for either of the free workshops or panel discussion, please email


find out more about map of me


Watch our video interview with Rosemary Harris and Azfa Awad

Map of Me
runs at Half Moon Theatre from Mon 12 – Sat 17 October.


Supported by Tower Hamlets Council.