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September Newsletter

September Newsletter

September is Recovery Month and this month’s newsletter is full of exciting updates, performances and upcoming events. You can dance your way into the month with the start of our latest Moving Recovery group, settle into September watching one of our intermediate group’s performances or eat your way into Autumn at our Service User picnic. Keep on reading to find out more about how you can celebrate Recovery Month with Outside Edge.

Monthly Schedule of Activities
September 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)

Wednesdays 3:30pm-5:30pm – West London Write Now (Stewart & Grace)
6:30pm-8:30pm – West London Drop-in Drama (Tunde & Chloe)

Thursdays12:30pm-2:30pm – Women’s Drama Group (Júlia, Lydia & Chloe) 
6:30pm-8:30pm – Moving Recovery (Hannah W & Cheryl) 

Fridays1:00pm-3:00pm – Peer-led Check-in (Phil, Rachael, Sue)
6:30pm-8:30pm – South London Drop-in Drama (Júlia & Shiv) 

September’s Masterclass will be focused on ‘Choir’ with Starling Arts (Anna & Emily)Held at London Bubble (SE16 4JD)
Sunday, September 18th
10:00am – 4:00pm
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….

Outside Edge’s intermediate acting group, Edge Two, will join other recovery arts organisations from across the country to perform Face the Facts for University of West London/London College of Music’s upcoming Recovery Arts Event on September 8th. We will also remount the performance again on September 30th as part of Turning Point’s re-opening party for the Redcliffe Gardens facility (more info coming soon).

As tickets are limited for the events listed above, we’re also holding a special performance on September 5th for members of our Recovery Community at LAMDA.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 next module will be focused on ‘Artaud’ starting from September 12th.

For more information email:
 Edge Two is generously supported by:


Our weekly recovery dance sessions restart from today, September 1st, and will take place every Thursday (6:30pm-8:30pm) at LAMDA near Baron’s Court Station. No previous dance experience is required and all are welcome, we just ask that you are abstinent on the day of attendance.

If you are a West London Recovery Service and would like to book a Moving Recovery Taster Session, please email Hannah: Moving Recovery is generously supported by:


Our next Service User Social Event will be a picnic taking place on the afternoon of Saturday, September 10th, 1:30pm – 5:00pm in Green Park. Please sign up to secure your place below. You will be contacted closer to the date with the exact location and further details.

If you would like to share a performance on the day please also sign up here as well as below.
Picnic Sign Up



 Our September Masterclass is with Starling Arts providing a workshop on Choir on Sunday, September 18th. Starling Arts passionately advocate for group singing as a way to enhance wellbeing; aiming to inspire happy and healthy communities across London and beyond.

Learn more about Starling Arts on their website:

OETC Service Users are welcome to click the link below to sign up. Please note spaces are limited.
Choir Masterclass Sign Up


We are delighted to welcome back Des Fleming for our October Masterclass, which will be focused on ‘Audition Techniques’. Existing Service Users will be emailed over the next couple of weeks with information on how to sign up for this Masterclass.

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, October 8th
Group 1: 10:00 – 1:00
Group 2: 2:00 – 5:00
 Keep an eye on your inbox for further details and the sign up link!


Our Women’s Drama Group recently shared their short film, Take My Hand, which was a huge success, with an audience of 29 members who joined us for this joyous occasion!

Outside Edge unsurprisingly received high praise for the women’s piece, including:
– Brilliant Amazing work!!!
– Congrats to everyone!!!!!!
– Wow that was amazing Fantastic 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻😊
– Bravo 👏 Congratulation to you all, brilliant work 👏👏👏👏 👏
– Congratulations to you all! Amazing! really good fantastic
– Wicked ladies x
– Imaginative and so engaging.
– Thank you for inviting me!

All female-identifying Service Users are welcome to join our Women’s Drama Group every Thursday, 12:30pm – 2:30pm, in-person at The Study Society or online via Zoom!
 The Women’s Drama Group is generously supported by:


We are happy to work with your treatment facility to develop a bespoke programme of arts-based activities that are designed to accommodate your client’s interests, including Drama, Creative Writing and Movement provision.

For more information email Hannah:


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)



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) for the Clapham Fringe.

Where? Bread and Roses Theatre: 68 Clapham Manor St, London SW4 6DZ
When? 9pm on the 27th of September

He’d love to see you there! For more information visit:

Support Outside Edge Service-User, Tommy, by attending his upcoming Graduation Performance at Southwark Playhouse!It’s 2050 and a small coastal town in Britain has gone underwater due to the rising sea level.

Some of the town inhabitants have taken shelter in a manor house converted into a camp for climate change refugees, run by Maxscore, a private company. As they face scarce food, power cuts and blackmail, the camp inmates realise that people are disappearing mysteriously. A strange force has been unleashed and is set to destroy them. Can they organise to stop it before it’s too late?

This new piece of commissioned writing is by Hassan Abdulrazzak, whose plays include The Special Relationship (Soho Theatre, 2020) and Here I Am (Arcola Theatre, 2017).Director, Hal Chambers is an award-winning director and has directed work around the UK most recently for RADA, Rabble Theatre, Stephen Joseph Theatre and York Theatre Royal.
Book via the link: 
Outside Edge Theatre Company, Brady Arts Centre
192-196 Hanbury St, London E1 5HU
Outside Edge Theatre Company is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. Company Reg. no. 03871591, England. Reg. Charity No. 1080948
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