Prevent in the Arts

Here you will find reports, reviews and interviews linked to Prevent in the arts, including theatre, poetry and writing, art and film.

People's Review of Prevent

The People's Review of Prevent

The People’s Review of Prevent is an alternative review to the Government Shawcross Review.

This review provides a voice to the people most impacted by the Prevent Duty.
Prevent is described as ‘safeguarding’ children from harms. However, under Prevent, safeguarding is focused on protecting the wider public from children believed to be ‘risky’, rather than protecting children from harms.

Throughout our report we present case studies that show how real these harms can be and the distress they cause to children and their families and carers.

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Birmingham Museums purchases street art challenging Prevent

Birmingham artist Faisal Hussain’s We Must Not Be Extreme is part of an existing series of sculptural works that challenge Prevent, entitled Suspect Objects Suspect Subjects.

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No Alternative to Prevent? New essay collection searches for other solutions

A new publication that questions the assumption that there are no alternatives to Prevent, and which builds upon the original There are No Alternatives exhibition (2019).

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Imran Perretta unpacks Muslim visibility in art film ‘the destructors’

The arresting 20-minute film from Imran Perretta, the destructors, can be experienced at the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester until November this year.

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Trojan Horse theatre production a hit at Park View School

The Trojan Horse theatre production played a guerilla performance to teachers and governors accused in the 2014 scandal, at the venue where it is set.

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Extremism: A uncompromising political play by Anders Lustgarten

A play set in a secondary school classroom running at the Theatre Peckham shows ‘great insight’ into Prevent according to a Muslim community leader.

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P-P-P-Prevent: An alliterative poem from Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan

Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan performed the poem P-P-P-Prevent in 2019 at Lowkey’s album launch in London and is part of her debut collection, Postcolonial Banter.