Mulberry Think-ins with Jude Kelly

Mulberry School for Girls and the Mulberry Schools Foundation is partnering with Jude Kelly CBE for a two-year residency as ‘Thought Leader’. Over this period, Jude will lead a total of six Mulberry Think-ins to generate, communicate and celebrate young people’s ideas and priorities for achieving a gender equal world.

A series of three events will generate, communicate and celebrate young people’s ideas and priorities for achieving a gender equal world.  Mulberry Think-ins extend serious debate about issues facing girls and women globally to young people and adults whose voices are less usually heard. Inspired by Jude Kelly and her invited contributors, participants will collectively generate ideas and solutions that will enable more girls and women to reach their true potential as individuals and leaders.

Partnership of Equals Conference

The Mulberry Schools Trust is currently planning their flagship event for the academic year 2018 – 2019 which will take place 12th October 2018 and will coincide with International Day of the Girl which takes place on 11th October 2018. The event will be called the Partnership of Equals Conference and will bring together 400 young people from across the UK to discuss gender equality. The conference will take place at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in Westminster.

As a Trust, we recognise that young people have the power to change the world: corridors and classrooms all over the country are filled with young leaders ready to craft a fairer future. Yet, in the world beyond schools, not all young people are given equal chances to fulfil their potential: in 2018, young people are growing up in a gender unequal world where women and girls are often denied equal pay and equal representation in leadership, and men and boys are often denied the chance to explore their emotions and express their sensitivity. It is our aim to give young people the tools to change that, and to work together in a partnership of equals to create a gender equal future for all.

If you would like to support or attend the event please email Holly Green on hgreen@mulberryschoolstrust.org

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Edinburgh Fringe Play – Cry God for Harry, England and St George!

3rd – 4th August and 6th – 11th August 2018 4.35pm – 5.20pm at theSpace@ Surgeons Hall, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EN8 9DW

In August 2018, 19 Mulberry students and 11 Mulberry staff will be visiting the Edinburgh Festival to perform a brand new piece of theatre created over the past six months. The play, called Cry God for Harry, England and St George! will be performed eight times at the festival, and we are also planning a special one-off performance in the West End in London in September.

Cry God for Harry, England and St George! has been inspired by Mulberry’s ongoing work with the Donmar Warehouse alongside Phyllida Lloyd’s all-female Shakespeare productions, as well as being written in response to a specific Islamophobic threat that took place during the creation of the piece. During the creation of the play, students also examined questions about what it means to be British, as well as looking at Shakespeare and what makes a great leader. In particular, we were inspired by the leadership exhibited by teenagers in Florida following the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School.

The play follows a group of young East London women as they attempt to stage a production of Shakespeare’s Henry V, before they receive a copy of the infamous ‘Punish a Muslim Day’ letter through the post. We then see how the group react to coming under threat, and how they decide to stand up to those who wish them harm. The play explores what it means to be British, what it takes to be a leader, and how a group of young people can change the world.

Click here https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/cry-god-for-harry-england-and-st-george to book tickets for the show.