Success School – Week 1: with Deepak Verma, Actor, Writer and Producer

Tue, 05 Feb 2013 18:15 in Courses
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Where: 402 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PZ
Date: 5th February 2013
Time: 18:15
With: Deepak Verma, Actor, Writer and Producer

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Biography

Deepak Verma trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama for three years (1988-1991). He made his television debut in the Scottish detective series, Taggart in 1992. However, he is best known for his portrayal of the adulterous gambler, Sanjay Kapoor, in the popular BBC soap opera, EastEnders (1993-1998). During his time on the show, Verma's character was central to many explosive storylines.

Since leaving EastEnders in 1998, Verma has set up his own film and television production company, Pukkanasha Films. The company’s mission is to develop and produce a slate of innovative, offbeat, fresh and vibrant feature films by drawing on diverse cultural backgrounds, particularly Indian and Western. He has also written several stage plays and screenplays, including Tandoori Chicks, a screenplay about three sisters and their dad's Indian restaurant; Eastside Story and London Gold (BBC films), two high concept feature films; Hitman, a film based on the cult novel by Max Kinnings; and a screenplay entitled Ghostdancing. His first play, Pool Of Tranquility, was selected in the finals of the Royal Court Young People's Festival in 1992. That led to a BBC Radio 4 commission to write a play based on the life of India's most famous bandit, Phoolan Devi. He's since penned plays for Radio 4 and the BBC World Service.

Session Summary

In an interactive interview with a member of the Dialogue Society staff Deepak Verma will explore his journey to success, discussing the challenges that he faced, the inspiration, attitudes and actions that helped him overcome these and his advice to participants at the start of their journeys. A Q&A session will follow the interview, and participants, staff and speakers will have time to interact informally over refreshments.

The format of sessions with 'role model' speakers will be as follows:

  • 6.30pm: Introduction from a Dialogue Society member of staff
  • 6.40pm: Interview with speaker
  • 7.20pm: Question and answer session
  • 7.50pm: Closing remarks
  • 7.55pm: Refreshments

About the Success School

The Dialogue Society Success School is a six-week programme of weekly evening seminars intended to help inspire, encourage and equip young people to aspire to and work towards success.

Participants will hear the inspirational stories of a range of successful professionals in a friendly and interactive environment (4 sessions). In addition, experts from performance coaching and self-help backgrounds will provide them with practical guidance on positive thinking and on setting and achieving manageable goals from (2 sessions). Dialogue Society staff will lead an additional practical session looking at key skills such as leadership and time management. The School will establish an ongoing network through which participants, staff and speakers can share ideas and opportunities. Click here for further information and poster.

Who’s it For?

The School is primarily intended for young people of 16-21 years of age, and the Dialogue Society will initially advertise in North London. We hope to welcome participants from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

The Sessions

1. Deepak Verma, Actor, Writer and Producer
05/02/2013

2. Omid Djalili, Comedian
12/02/2013

3. Workshop with Robert Kelsey, Author of ‘What’s Stopping You?’
26/02/2013

4. Skills-based session with Dialogue Society Staff
07/03/2013

5. Workshop with Serena Bradshaw, Performance Coach
19/03/2013

6. Air Marshal Sir Andrew Pulford
26/03/2013

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