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Newsreader Jon Snow new patron of Barking theatre

09:29 15 February 2013

Jon Snow with members of Arc Theatre including Carole Pluckrose (far left)

Jon Snow with members of Arc Theatre including Carole Pluckrose (far left)

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News anchor Jon Snow has praised a Barking theatre producing hard hitting productions for young people as he becomes their latest patron.

The ITN broadcaster was appointed as the new patron at Arc Theatre, in Abbey Road, last week.

Jon explained it was the theatre’s other patron, Neville Lawrence, father of murdered Stephen Lawrence, who introduced him to Arc.

“Neville and I were at the brilliant ARC production staged in Stephen’s memory,” he said.

“As someone who has worked with disadvantaged and vulnerable young people through the New Horizon Youth Centre in Euston, I had no doubt that what I was seeing in Barking really does represent Theatre for change. I am very proud to have been invited to become a patron.”

The theatre, which was set up almost 30 years ago, aims to create theatre that challenges assumptions among young people and promotes change.

Their productions have covered a variety of themes including knife crime and domestic violence.

Artistic director Carole Pluckrose said: “We are all very excited about Jon becoming our patron. The work he has done to tackle injustice and oppression matches the values we stand for at Arc.”

Jon has been the face of Channel 4 News since 1989 .

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