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MUS0C – Music and Social Intervention Research Network

Call for Participation MUS0C – Music and Social Intervention Research Network Knowledge Exchange Forum, supported by the AHRC Saturday 6th October 2018, York St John University, 11am-6.30pm   This one day event at York St John University provides an opportunity to exchange knowledge and share understandings of the concepts of excellence, inclusion, and intervention in relation […]

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SPAN Artists in Come Hell or High Water

SPAN Artists John  and Lee have both been involved in the Citizens Theatre Community Production of Come Hell or High Water: exploring their reaction to Brexit with other members of the community.  Lee said, “I think the arts in the prison sector are an important part of a prisoner’s sentence if they choose to become […]

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Artist of the Month – Rosie Reid

What is your experience of working in Scottish prisons – past and present? I specialised in working within criminal justice settings as a student, my tutor at the time Jess Thorpe was an influential mentor to me and was the first person to introduce me to the world of arts in prison. From then I worked alongside […]

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Artist of the Month – Neil Packham

    What is your experience of working in Scottish prisons – past and present?   My initiation into working inside a prison couldn’t have been more challenging and exhilarating. It began in 2010 when the Citizens Theatre took part in the ‘Inspiring Change’ project, with Platform 2:10. This ambitious project was a steep learning […]

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The Music and Social Intervention Network

 In collaboration with the University of Aberdeen, Musoc: The Music & Social Intervention Network, will be hosting an open debate at 6pm on Tuesday 27th February. Musoc is an AHRC research network led by Dr Jennie Henley of Royal College of Music and Professor Lee Higgins of York St John University. The debate, ‘Music Intervention: whose voice, whose […]

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Artist of the Month – Iñigo Garrido

Inigo Garrido tells SPAN us about his experience as an artist working in Scottish prisons.   What is your experience of working in Scottish prisons – past and present? My experience of working creatively in Scottish Prisons during the last six years has been both challenging and rewarding at the same time. I work with […]

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SPS Annual Learning Plans

        SPAN met with the Scottish Prison Service to learn about developing and delivering cultural opportuntities within prisons in Scotland. The briefing outlined the new generation learning contract arrangements within Scottish Prisons, gave an overview on how learning, and the arts within this are to be organised and monitored and gave insights […]

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A Family Sentence

What effect does a prison sentence have upon a family?   This question was the catalyst for a life-changing two year community theatre project by Barlinnie prisoners, and members of the Garthamlock Community group, led by the Citizens Theatre in partnership with New College Lanarkshire and SPS. Here are links to A Resource Book for […]

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The Scottish Prison Arts Network Annual Creative Symposium

  Where? The Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow, G41 2PE When? 24 November 2017, 10 am – 4 pm This event is free to attend. Key Note by Sara Lee, Artistic Director- The Irene Taylor Trust “Music in Prisons” Dialogue sessions But what do you actually do in there? A session dedicated to talking about […]

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SPAN and SPS Briefing Session

Annual Learning Plans and New Contract Arrangements in Scottish Prisons This briefing is intended for any creative agency or self employed individual looking to initiate, develop and deliver cultural opportunities within a prison in Scotland.  It will outline the new generation learning contract arrangements within Scottish Prisons, give an overview on how learning, and the […]

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