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October Newsletter

October Newsletter


Join us this month as we fall into Autumn with a month packed full of Drama, Creative Writing and Movement! Whether you are honing your audition confidence with Des Fleming at our upcoming Masterclass, studying ‘Artaud’ with Edge Two, or learning new choreography in Moving Recovery, there is something for everyone! Read more to hear about our exciting October activities, with our upcoming Welcome Event, Masterclass and Theatre Club alongside our free weekly groups!

Monthly Schedule of Activities
October 2022

If you are new to OETC and would like to participate in any of these activities then please register your interest here, and someone from our team will contact you.

Mondays 6:00pm-8:00pm – Edge Two 
(Christopher & Júlia) 

Tuesdays 3:30pm-5:30pm –  East London Drop-in Drama 
(Shiv & Charon)

6:30pm-8:30pm – East London Write Now 
(Tunde & Charon)

Wednesdays3:30pm-5:30pm – West London Write Now
 (Stewart & Grace)

6:30pm-8:30pm – West London Drop-in Drama 
(Tunde & Chloe)

Thursdays 12:30pm-2:30pm – Women’s Drama Group 
(Júlia & Lydia) 

6:30pm-8:30pm – Moving Recovery 
(Hannah W, Cheryl & Hannah Rudd) 

Fridays 1:00pm-3:00pm – Peer-led Check-in (Phil)

6:30pm-8:30pm – South London Drop-in Drama 
(Júlia & Shiv)  


October’s Masterclass will be focused on ‘Audition Confidence and Techniques’ with Des Fleming, Saturday October 8th.

Spaces are limited so all participants must sign up ahead of the session. See below for more information. Please note that all OETC’s drop-in groups (excluding Peer-led Check-in, Edge Two & Moving Recovery) are now running a blended delivery, so you can attend in person or on Zoom. To keep up to date with the latest schedules follow us on social media to see what Outside Edge is up to.


Face the Facts: 4 stories, 4 dilemmas, 4 populations…Where will fate lead us? Will society be kind? Can we hope for redemption? We know to answer this we must: Face the Facts….

With three successful performances last month, Outside Edge’s intermediate acting group, Edge Two, toured Face the Facts across West London! Edge Two performed at LAMDA for an invited audience, joined other recovery arts organisations from across the country for University of West London/London College of Music’s Recovery Arts Event and were part of Turning Point’s re-opening party for the Redcliffe Gardens facility.

Audience Feedback:

‘Excellent: wholehearted performances, loved the ensemble parts most, especially the singing. Reminded me of where I come from, I don’t have to go back there and I can go to other healthier places. Thank you Edge Two & Outside Edge.’

‘Fantastic – the individual performances were fantastic and I loved the supportive energy of the ensemble. The content was thought-provoking and relatable. Well done.’

‘The best performance ever from Outside Edge. Heartfelt, genuine, professional.’

‘A great performance and all the more impressive to see everyone’s personal connection with the material they had created.’

‘A wonderful performance, very cleverly done. I was moved to tears. Loved it!’

‘Brilliant. Authentic. Inspiring. Heart wrenching at times. Well done all!’

Congratulations Edge Two on your marvellous performances!

Have you attended drop-in groups with Outside Edge for 3 months? If the answer is ‘yes’, you are eligible to attend our Edge Two intermediate group! Edge Two’s current module is focused on ‘Artaud’.

For more information email:

Edge Two is generously supported by:


Join us for a cuppa, meet our Peer Volunteers and learn more about our FREE weekly drama, dance and creative writing groups for people affected by addiction, including family members and champions. If you would like to learn more about our free weekly drop-in Drama, Creative Writing and Movement Groups please email to RSVP and come along! We will also discuss how to easily refer clients to us and why our participatory arts activities foster such a strong recovery support network.

You’re welcome to stick around after the event and join our South London Drop-in Drama Group (6:30pm – 8:30pm) at Southwark Playhouse!

Date: Friday 7th October
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Venue: Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD

Outside Edge wants to hear from our service users about what they want from the company! Existing service users will be able to attend either in person or over Zoom. It is highly advised to attend in person!

Venue: Brady Arts & Community Centre
Date: Friday 28th October
Time: 3pm – 5pm



We are delighted to welcome back Des Fleming for our October Masterclass, which will be focused on ‘Confidence in Auditions’ and how these skills can be utilised for everyday life, including job interview and presentations.

Existing Service Users will be emailed shortly with confirmation of place and group allocation for the day. There will also be script material to familiarise yourself with before the day which you will receive in advance.
There will be two separate groups for this Masterclass, you will be emailed your time slot along with confirmation of place after the sign up has closed.

Saturday, 8th October
Group 1: 10:00 – 1:00
Group 2: 2:00 – 5:00

Keep an eye on your inbox for further details!


Last month our Peer Support Network gathered for a sunny afternoon in Hyde Park filled with friends, food, and fun in the sun! We enjoyed various performances which included spoken word, a Quiz and much more! Thank you to everyone who attended, especially to our wonderful Volunteers!


Due to last year’s success Karaoke is making a comeback for our next Service User Social Event!

Date: Sunday 6th November
Time: 5pm – 8pm.

Food & drink will be provided! Open to existing service users only. We hope to see you there!


Join us this month for themed Peer-Led Check In, supported by Phil and other Peer Volunteers online every Friday via Zoom, 1:00pm – 3:00pm. Peer-Led Check In is a safe space to come together, support and hold space for each other as members of our recovery community.

Activities for October
1st Friday of Month – Quiz
2nd Friday of Month – Wellbeing Friday
3rd Friday of Month – Art Session
4th Friday of the Month – Peer-Led Check In meet up in person (details to be confirmed)

If you are a Peer Volunteer and interested in developing your volunteering skills or would like to share an idea for a themed weekly check in, please email


Looking for creative participatory arts activities for your clients or service users in recovery? Look no further!

At Outside Edge we offer bespoke Creative Writing, Drama and Movement workshops, centered around the NHS 5 Ways to Wellbeing. If you would like to explore what types of packages we can offer or are interested in booking a Taster Session, please get in touch!

Phone: 0207 371 8020


Last month our service users attended Jews. In Their Own Words. at The Royal Court. This month we will be attending Russell Maliphant’s Silent Lines at at Excelsior Studios in North Acton!

A special thanks to The Royal Court and Russell Maliphant Dance Company for making these experiences possible for our service users!


During these difficult times, we would like to thank our recent supporters who have made generous contributions to Outside Edge this month:
(for continued support)

Toby Clarke


To continue to offer our creative activities for free we rely on the continued support of grants and donations. If you would like to help Outside Edge through this challenging time, then please consider donating.


Errol, who is one of Outside Edge’s Service Users, will be performing his one man show: Something To Take Off The Edge (A Tragicomedy about two guys who form an unlikely friendship sharing a cell and flirting with Narcotics, Chocolate HobNobs and Shakespeare while serving long-term prison sentences during 1980’s Britain) at Theatre Delicatessan:

Friday November 18th @ 7.30pm 

Saturday November 19th @ 7.30pm

He’d love to see you there!

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