A graphic reading 'haply for I am black'

Haply, for I am Black Anti-Racist Workshop (11–14 years)

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Exploring ideas around blackness and identity, this practical workshop will examine attitudes towards Othello. We will consider how these attitudes manifest in contemporary society by drawing parallels from Shakespeare’s work.

It’s important for young people to be able to find a way into the conversation of anti-racism, and we know it can be challenging. This workshop based on Othello will empower 11-14 year olds to engage with confidence.

Recommended for ages 11–14 and their families. All those attending a session must be accompanied by an adult on screen at all times.


Othello is well acquainted with prejudice and jealousy. He is a successful and respected general and married to the beautiful Desdemona. Yet there are those around him who plot to destroy his career and marriage.

Haply, for I am black
And have not those soft parts of conversation
That chamberers have, or for I am declined
Into the vale of years, – yet that’s not much –
She’s gone. I am abused.

– Othello, Act III, Scene 3



A ticket covers one household joining via one device. These online events are designed for young people aged 11-14 years old and will be attended by up to 40 households on the same video meeting. Please ensure you join the meeting five minutes in advance of the event start time.

A link with joining instructions will be emailed to you a day before the event. You will need access to a reliable internet connection and be able to join a Zoom meeting.

Participants are invited to tell us about any access requirements during the booking process; this will enable us to be aware of needs in order to make reasonable adjustments and/or adapt content where possible.

These online events are interactive, which means that there are opportunities for the Globe practitioner and the participants to engage directly with each other live.

To make sure that everyone is also safe, young people generally choose to attend the online session alone or in sibling groups, but it is a requirement that an adult must be present and available in the household at all times.

Please be aware that no recording or photography will be permitted.

Our staff retain the right to terminate any participant’s connection to the Zoom meeting if an adult is not present on screen or if our Ticketing terms and Community guidelines are not followed


Pay the price that works for you
£50, £35, £25, £15, £10, £5

Tickets start from £5 per household and we encourage you to pay the price that works for you depending on how many people are taking part and how much you are able to spend.

As a charity that receives no regular government funding, the ticket income from events like these is vital to us.

Please purchase one ticket per household.

A £2.50 transaction fee per order applies online

Running time:  1 hour approximately

Capacity: 40 households per workshop

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