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Upcoming Events

Drawing Connections… at The Edges

30 January - 30 April
Cambridge, United Kingdom

An exhibition of work created during eight artist-led workshops bringing together residents at HMP Springhill and students from the local college.


We Made This: Koestler Trust at Turner Contemporary

1 March - 19 May
Margate, United Kingdom

The Koestler Trust's first South East exhibition brings 70 artworks curated by people on probation to Margate's Turner Contemporary.


Manchester Crime and Justice Film Festival

9 May - 30 May
Manchester, United Kingdom

Four popular films present research-based and practical ideas and solutions to give an alternative take on crime, justice and punishment in the 21st century.



14 May - 17 May
Various, United Kingdom

New event organised by HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS), offering a over 150 free opportunities for professional development and networking across the country.


Guys and Dolls

21 May - 23 May
Devon, United Kingdom

The Prison Choir Project returns to HMP Dartmoor for a production of the musical Guys and Dolls.


Introduction to arts in prisons

21 May, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
London, United Kingdom

NCJAA's one day introductory course to explore some of the questions to consider before embarking on creative work in prisons.


Networking and performance prison event

24 May, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Hull, United Kingdom

Imagine If Theatre Company invites recruitment agencies and organisations supporting people with convictions to attend this event at HMP Hull.


Arts-based training for facilitators in dealing with resistance

24 May, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
London, United Kingdom

Run by Tony Cealy, and suited to facilitators and group leaders who want to acquaint themselves with the challenges involved in working with hard to reach groups within prisons, probation and pupil referral units.


Applying Shakespeare II

1 June
Surrey, United Kingdom

Following the success of its first gathering in 2018, the Shakespeare Institute is holding another one-day conference to consider how Shakespeare is used within applied theatre contexts.


Women’s prison activism symposium

7 June
Oxford, United Kingdom

One-day symposium bringing together researchers, creative thinkers, artists, and wider communities interested in policing and criminal justice with a particular focus on women’s transnational prison activism.


Sweatbox: a prison van in motion

12 June - 15 June
West Sussex, United Kingdom

From women's theatre company Clean Break, immersive production Sweatbox is a theatre experience that takes place in a real prison van.


NCJAA annual meeting 2019

12 June, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Our annual meeting will be at FACT Gallery to launch a new publication to support arts organisations who want to work in criminal justice settings and begin our regional development work in the North West.


Othello: Remixed

25 June - 14 July
London, United Kingdom

Shakespeare’s tragedy is remixed by Intermission Theatre Company.


Recovery and the arts conference

3 September
Liverpool, United Kingdom

To kick-start National Recovery Month 2019, Liverpool John Moores University's conference profiles the work of the UK arts-based recovery community.


Koestler exhibition 2019

19 September - 3 November
London, United Kingdom

The Koestler Trust's exhibition of art entered in to its annual awards will this year be curated by award-winning saxophonist Soweto Kinch.