June 2017 to November 2019.
Drum and Brass CIC was awarded 2 x “Awards for All” grants to offer weekly creative arts workshops inside and outside HMP Leicester to create links to arts opportunities for people leaving prison.
This was one of the most rewarding projects we have done. Highly complex, involving security and safeguarding training, partnership development and recruitment of participants amongst civilians and inmates, yet this project generated three play scripts, numerous poems and spoken word pieces, a radio play, performances and talks by ex-inmates at secondary schools and – most importantly – new insights for all participants (inside and outside) into our ideas of crime and punishment, time and freedom. Currently awaiting publication of a book of the work produced during the project.
Funded by Awards for All