January, February & March

You can see what's coming up across our projects over the next couple of months here...




  In January, recording begins for a brand new Distant Voices EP at Chem 19 studios. The EP will feature 5 tracks written through the project by people with experience of the Criminal Justice System and some of Scotland's most celebrated songwriters. Keep an eye on our social media channels for updates and sneak peaks!    


Looking a little further ahead, we're buzzing about this exciting new show which takes place on 9th April 2020 at Queen's Hall, Edinburgh. Rachel Sermanni, Louis Abbott, Jo Mango, Solareye and Jill O'Sullivan will perform songs & stories co-written with people connected to the criminal justice system. Every year in Scotland 20,000 people return home from prison to an uncertain future. ‘A Giant on the Bridge’ is an urgent and compelling narrative-gig experience which invites its audience into the unique space we must inhabit in order to understand this hidden homecoming experience. Acoustic songwriting, Scottish hip hop and subtle soundscapes are interwoven in a collaborative meeting of five of Scotland’s foremost musicians. Identity, community, systems, injustice and restoration are explored via the many human perspectives of these untold stories. ‘A Giant on the Bridge’ has been researched & co-created by the Distant Voices collective: comprising those who have crossed the bridge home and those yet to, as well as others connected to the criminal justice system. The piece has been devised by Jo Mango with Phil Crockett Thomas, Fergus McNeill and award-winning dramaturg Liam Hurley. Presented by The Queen's Hall. For tickets and further information click here.    


In January, In Tune will begin in HMP Perth for the very first time! Donna and Lucy will be there once a week making music with Dads and families. It’s always great to hear what it has meant to the Dads who have taken part. One of the Dads, who took part in both the song writing sessions we ran in HMP Greenock last year, let us know what his daughter thought of his last song: “My daughter hasn’t stopped playing the last one so hopefully this one’s the same.  She’ll love it.  I know my wee lassie loves having the last song because it's from me, she really gets it, and I really appreciate coming to this and doing it.  Thanks for having me here again.  It’s just so different and I love what you get us doing.  I’d do this every day of the week, every week."   The KIN Collective are also currently developing a zine with the brilliant Beth Shapeero. Keep your eyes peeled for more news on this in 2020!   LIMBO Rosie continues to bring the LIMBO workshop to pupils and professionals across Scotland. "A really informative and thought provoking session this morning with Limbo... Really made me consider ways to support children and families dealing with family members in prison." (Workshop Participant) If you are interested in booking a LIMBO workshop for your school contact rosie@voxliminis.co.uk  
Unbound continues every Tuesday evening from 6- 8.30pm! In 2019 we had photography sessions with Beth Chalmers, learned about vocal techniques with Donna Maciocia and focused on collaborative songwriting. We're looking forward to getting creative again in 2020!
If you or someone you know is interested in coming along to Unbound just drop an email to admin@voxliminis.co.uk