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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.


Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train

14 February - 30 March
London, United Kingdom

Young Vic and Kate Hewitt present a dark comedy set on a prison at Rikers Island.


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.


Cultures of Health and Wellbeing

21 March, 9:00 am - 22 March, 5:00 pm
Newcastle, United Kingdom

The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance’s first annual conference, held over two days in Newcastle.


The Other Side of the Wall (Mental health specific)

27 March - 29 March
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Geese Theatre Company offers specialist training for staff working in community or secure settings with patients or service users who have mental health issues or personality disorders.


Unchained Nights #3

28 March, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
London, United Kingdom

Poet Lady Unchained hosts another edition of Unchained Nights - an artistic platform for artists with lived experience of the criminal justice system - at Artsadmin's Toynbee Studios.


Music in Prisons project performance

29 March, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Suffolk, United Kingdom

See live music at HMP Hollesley Bay, created by the residents in collaboration with The Irene Taylor Trust.


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.


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.