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After five years, NCJAA Chair Dr Alison Frater is moving on to become the new Chair of Clean Break. Alison’s leadership has brought new audiences and enhanced the NCJAA in many ways and her integrity and commitment to creativity and social justice will be hard to replace. Also, after nearly nine years, Jessica Plant, the [...]
On 23rd June, the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance (NCJAA) hosted 79 delegates at our annual meeting. We asked: “How can the arts in criminal justice challenge race inequality, survive and thrive through Covid-19 and beyond?” We were joined by Simon Marshall, Deputy Director – Rehabilitation and Support Services Group, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation […]
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 […]
This one-day symposium explores the six-year prison university Shakespeare Trilogy project. Delegates will discuss the potential for new and innovative creative partnerships within the arts, higher education and the criminal justice system.
One-day training course from Clean Break for theatre artists and practitioners interested in the art of creating safe and transformative women-only spaces.
A one-day training course from Clean Break on how it uses playwriting in prisons to develop skills and confidence for women, and the commission process.
A kaleidoscopic view of what happens when a woman goes to prison, from Clean Break and Donmar Warehouse.
See two new works in development from former Clean Break members Sonya Hale and Daisy King at The Bunker Theatre.
A selection of Clean Break’s writers come together to share what they have learnt from working on the complex theme of women and crime.
Snape Maltings marks 20 years’ work with HMP Warren Hill with a day of performances and workshops.