It’s been a busy few months. We’ve run a brilliantly successful choir in HMP Barlinnie, an amazing songwriting project in Cornton Vale, and worked with a number of partners to lead Distant Voices – a conversation between artists, people with convictions and criminologists.
We’ve got charitable status. We took on our first member of staff – the lovely Kim Long, whose experience and skills have been invaluable. We even (just) have an office! And we’ve got some exciting projects to begin early next year.
Reports from both of the above prison projects are in the process of being written, so we’ll do a couple of dedicated blog posts about them in the near future. But for now I’ll leave you with some quotes from some of the people on the first Vox Liminis projects:
“I feel I can work openly in a group and express why I’m here in words and how my life became the way it did”
“I have learned to open and express my emotions ”
“It has made me feel really good and confident”
“For me the group is a chance to socialise with others and to do something I enjoy doing. It also helps let off steam of sorts, and relaxes me somewhat for the rest of the evening”
“Music is good for your soul!”