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Continuing collaboration during the Covid-19 crisis

Continuing collaboration during the Covid-19 crisis



Alison Frater, Chair of the NCJAA, reflects on her conversations with arts practitioners and prison staff, and what their responses to the crisis tell us about the critical value of arts and culture for criminal justice settings in this moment. In recent weeks, I’ve been talking to artists and arts organisations who work with people […]

Music and mentoring at HMP Drake Hall

Music and mentoring at HMP Drake Hall



For the last two years Changing Tunes Midlands (CTM) has been bringing musicians-in-residence into prisons across their region. Based on a model using a therapeutic approach to teaching music and mentoring developed over 30 years of experience from Changing Tunes in Bristol, CTM has migrated this service to the Midlands. The charity now has musicians-in-residence […]

Hidden from praise

Hidden from praise



Arts enable people to experience creativity in a way that transforms lives; even a single performance can change your life forever. At a conference organised by North East Prisoner Family Support (NEPACS), an organisation that seeks to enable positive futures for prisoners and their families in the north east of England by providing practical and emotional […]