Monday, 27 March 2017
On Sunday 19 March over 250 young people from all over north London made their way to the Rainbow Theatre in Finsbury Park for the Victory Youth Group’s (VYG) Queen of Hearts event.
The play, Queen of Hearts, followed the progress of a girl in multiple relationships and the negative impact this had on her. It looked at issues of consent and pressures in relationships. Dating and hanging out with a number of different boys simultaneously did not result in the ‘heroine’ ending up with the pick of the bunch, but alone.
In turn, the audience was captivated and engaged as moments of comedy gave way to scenes that shocked. The performance culminated in the revelation that this was the real life story of a young woman who was present, and who went on to tell more of her story in an interview with Pastor Ade Titilawo.
The show took place against the background of the current Home Office Disrespect NoBody campaign. This seeks to help 12 – 18 year old boys and girls understand the nature of a healthy relationship and re-think their views of controlling behaviour, violence, abuse, sexual abuse and the meaning of consent.
The aim is to prevent the onset of domestic violence in adults by challenging attitudes and behaviours among young people that abuse in relationships is acceptable.
Notes to Editors
UCKG is a Christian church and registered charity that offers a range of practical support activities alongside spiritual support and comfort. It reached the UK in 1995 and has gone from strength to strength, providing support and spreading the Christian faith through its branches in England and Wales.
is the youth arm of the UCKG HelpCentre, and works to help young people develop their full potential. VYG started in the UK in 1996 and has been growing steadily ever since. Over 1,300 young people attend VYG meetings every week, sharing sessions that include practical teaching, fun and spiritual development.
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