Our Premiere Event
“Kofi’s Story”, Kent Opera's dramatic tale of a young person caught up in knife crime, premiered in December last year at The Prince’s Trust South London Headquarters, in front of an invited audience, which included Neve Conlan who had directed and produced the film.
Kent Opera’s chair, Robert Lacey, welcomed guests before the preview, after which he was joined on stage by David Williams, our Musical Director. David works directly with young people at risk to deliver our knife crime-related workshops, and he spoke passionately about his work and its positive impact.
Jack Rowlands, Superintendent in the Metropolitan Police, then gave his perspective into the scale and seriousness of knife crime in London — and the importance of early intervention such as ours.
Kate Ruby, a board member who herself is heavily involved in youth support and rehabilitation, closed the evening with an invitation for people to help fund our 2024 campaign “Bluntly Put”. This will engage with more young people who are at risk, through a number of planned workshops.
Carol singers added a festive feel to an insightful and very enjoyable evening. To find out more about our work and how you can support us, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org