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Write to be Heard practice sharing event, Arts Alliance

London, North West - Manchester Artform: crafts, combined arts, dance, film, interdisciplinary arts, libraries, literature, museums, photography, music, theatre, visual arts   Contact: Robert Price



How can the arts encourage reluctant learners into prison education?  How can prisoners with lower literacy enjoy creative writing workshops?  How do you demonstrate how arts activities enhance the prison learning and skills curriculum?

6 March - London

12 March -Manchester


Write to be Heard, an arts and education project, worked with Geese Theatre Company, Prison Radio Association and creative writers to deliver 28 creative writing workshops in prisons across the UK. The workshops successfully targeted prisoners who were not confident writers, including those with little or no literacy. 

The Arts Alliance is hosting two events; one in London and one in Manchester, to take forward the learning points of the project and to explore how arts organisations can work with prisons and education providers to improve offenders' literacy and life skills. 

Who should attend: Education providers and those responsible for curriculum development, prison staff and others that work directly with prisoners, including librarians, family support workers and tutors. Artists interested in working in prisons are also welcome.

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