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Steven Kavuma joins Angel Shed as charity patron

Steven Kavuma has become a patron of Angel Shed! The announcement of the writer and director’s involvement with the charity comes at the start of its 20th anniversary year.

Steven Kavuma is a passionate advocate of inclusion and supporting young people into the arts. He trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and featured in The Stage 100 list as one of the most influential people in theatre. He is the co-founder of Uproot Productions, a socially driven cross-arts production company, and is a trustee at Actors Touring Company, which makes theatre by and about global voices and the intersecting cultures within the UK. He was co-founder of the Diversity School Initiative, set up to address under-representation and diversity in UK drama schools. 

Steven Kavuma said:

“I am honoured to become a Patron of Angel Shed. I trained at City and Islington College where Angel Shed is based so I know first-hand how important the work Angel Shed does is and its impact on young people in and beyond Islington. Inclusive theatre has always been something I am passionate about and it remains to be very important in our ecology as it strives to be more inclusive and representative of our society. I am excited to work with the team and the young people to spread the important message of Angel Shed.”

David Mabbott, Angel Shed Artistic & Executive Director, said:

“We are so grateful to Steven for his support and we are thrilled to have in him a patron who can not only help us raise awareness of our work but also provide valuable guidance and leadership to our young people. We are delighted to welcome Steven as patron of Angel Shed and this announcement is a brilliant way to celebrate the start of our 20thanniversary year.”

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Photo by Latoya Okuneye

Jeremy Corbyn attends Angel Shed 20th anniversary Pub Quiz

Jeremy Corbyn, MP for Islington North and patron of Angel Shed, took part in the first event of the charity's 20th anniversary celebrations. The event raised £300 and was a great opportunity to reconnect with staff, volunteers, members, and supporters past and present.

One former member at the event was Pablo, who attended Angel Shed from age 7 to 16 and has recently graduated from a Film Production course:

"My birthday wish is that Angel Shed can always continue to provide these fundamental, vital and life changing experiences for children and young people. Creativity and community encourage children and young people to grow, explore, find confidence, and develop an array of skills for life, and Angel Shed’s inclusive theatre practices ensure that everyone gets this opportunity. This is the path to a better future!"

20231119_160133Three former members (Freya - now a Young Trustee at Angel Shed, Pablo and Tony) with Jeremy Corbyn MP.