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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 […]

Unchained Nights #3

Unchained Nights #3



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.

Distant Voices

Distant Voices



Hear some of the songs and stories of the Distant Voices project, which brings together some of Scotland’s most acclaimed songwriters with people who have experience of the criminal justice system.

Finding rhythms, making change

Finding rhythms, making change



Last week Finding Rhythms showcased its recent activity inside and outside prison, and shared its ambitions for the future, in an evening event at Premier PR‘s London office. The charity has been running intensive 36-hour music projects in prisons led by professional musicians for the past seven years. With recording technology participants are able to […]

Funding for music with disadvantaged women and girls

Funding for music with disadvantaged women and girls



The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has opened applications to the Tampon Tax Fund. The fund allocates money generated from the VAT on sanitary products to projects to improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls. Charities can now bid for at least £1 million in funding for projects that support victims of […]