Come on in! Knowledge Exchange event with minority ethnic groups using Theatre of the Oppressed

Project Details

Layman's description

Come on in! was an innovative knowledge exchange project which used Theatre of the Opressed technique where the theatrical action was presented by BME and disadvantaged community members. Spectators were NHS practitioners, policy makers, community members and third sector organisations who were able to step into, and change, the performance. This enabled all the different participants to share their 'knowledge' within the space and apply different perspectives to debating ways forward.

Key findings

The event received positive feedback and several attendees approached the principal applicant (PA) to discuss further collaborations or community engagement events. Many attendees said they discussed the event with several colleagues, health professionals and colleagues.
Most attendees said the event provided ‘quite a lot’ of insights on how to engage and build trust with BME communities. They furthermore reported that they learnt about BME perceptions of health and access to services.
There was a recognition from participants that health services may need to be adapted to account for the day-to-day realities of BME communities.
Effective start/end date1/03/1531/07/15


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