Prisons and Young Offender Units

In workshops in YOI units and prisons we hope to help participants to affect social change and personal transformation through creative engagement.

At the beginning of 2019, we engaged with womeninprison.org.uk in Woking who runs weekly drop in sessions for former prisoners. We worked with some of the women to create a performance piece for International Women's Day on March 8th. We wanted to give each participant the opportunity to tell her story as part of a project called 'All that Glitters is not Gold - but it's my turn time to shine - How do we know who we are?'  The show was fantastic and the reaction from the audience to the 3 stories, incredible - please see comments on the pdf below.  Our next involvement with them will be for Arts Day on September 10th at #TheLightbox in Woking when the theme is ' Journey Within.'

Professor Charlotte Scott and Mary Chater are looking to take a programme of work into HMP Styal in Cheshire and the Venus Centre in Bootle, Liverpool in the late summer / early autumn that mirrors the work done this spring at the #Wokingwomen'ssupportcentre.

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