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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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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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Creative Conversations 2

The Scottish Prison Arts Network is very excited to announce the second event in our Creative Conversations series to be held on Tuesday 27 June in collaboration with Vox Liminis, Families Outside, the Garthamlock Community Group and HMP YOI Polmont. Creative Conversations is the Scottish Prison Arts Network’s new platform designed to innovate and support […]

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Creative Conversations Series

  Creative Conversations is the Scottish Prison Arts Network’s new platform designed to innovate and support the ongoing development of an active and strategic network for all individuals and organisations that work across a range of arts forms with people in custody and in the community. There is a link to a report on the first in […]

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SPAN Member Survey

  Following our first Creative Conversation many thanks to those who were there and made such a valuable contribution. Information about the subsequent events will follow. Working with Artworks (Scotland), Creative Conversations is a new platform designed to innovate and support the ongoing development of active and strategic networks for all individuals and organisations that […]

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Brick by Brick – Theatre Nemo

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Voices from Barlinnie – Theatre Nemo

Men from Barlinnie Prison discuss the benefits of creative and holistic interventions for prisoners. Poverty, mental health issues, learning issues and dyslexia face many people in prison and Theatre Nemo believe the creative arts can help these men and have a positive outcome.

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