Cyber crime is a significant threat in the UK today, and cyber criminals are often self taught, intelligent, ambitious, creative, curious and socially isolated teenagers.
In 2016, Luxi worked with the North East Cyber Crime Unit, National Crime Agency and schools across the North East to deliver a project exploring the issues leading to and around cyber crime, with a focus on the moral and ethical ramifications of online behaviour. Ultimately we will develop a toolkit for teachers as part of this project and before that have a sharing of each of four pieces of theatre devised in collaboration with young people (largely year 8s).
You can follow the regional cyber crime unit on twitter for hints and tips on how to protect yourself online. @nerccu
This project was managed by Luxi and funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation under the Arts Based Learning, Explore and Test strand, with support from partners.
We think that hair salons are natural theatres, stories are shared and performed by the stylists and the other customers and the mirrors mean you literally see things in unusual ways.
Our office is based above Be Premiere Hair in Darlington, so we’re in and out of there all day and it’s a fascinating place. Come back here to find out more about story events running in the salon.
We kicked off our work in October 2015 with a panel discussion as part of Jabberwocky Market, we invited speakers from around the country, who work internationally and whose work is considered world-class, to discuss what that means and why it is, or might not be, important. Chaired by theatre writer and journalist, Maddy Costa, the speakers were David Jubb from Battersea Arts Centre, Bill Vince from Arts Council England and Haani Hasnain from Harmonised World.
Then in spring 2017 we presented the brilliant show In Good Hands by Catherine Ireton and Farnham Maltings.
We’ve done loads of events in and around the salon now and have some more ideas so keep an eye out if you’re curious.
(Presented in association with Be Premiere Hair)