November & December
You can see what's coming up across our projects over the next couple of months here...
SECOND CHANCERS: OUR SCOTLAND
On 14th November, Donna Maciocia will be sharing songs from the Distant Voices project at St.Luke's Glasgow at the launch of Second Chancers Part 2.
Second Chancers gives a voice to people with experience of the justice system. In part 2, the focus is on professionals who are part of a wider system, who go above and beyond, who demonstrate integrity and kindness as standard, and the importance of working together. Click here for tickets and more information
GOVAN LAW CENTRE 25th ANNIVERSARY EVENT
On 5th December a fantastic Distant Voices duo of Louis Abbott (Admiral Fallow) and Donna Maciocia will perform songs from the project at Govan Law Centre's 25th anniversary event, where they will also screen their new film
We're pleased to be part of such an important event, in celebration of an organisation fighting injustice through the law and challenging poverty, discrimination and disadvantage.
SONGWRITING IN HMP DUMFRIES
In Tune has a busy few weeks ahead...
We'll be travelling a bit further afield than we have done previously by going to HMP Dumfries to work with imprisoned dads and their families. We'll be using music and play to bring fun to the visit room - giving space for families to bond together and make positive memories. In Tune Families will be in HMP Dumfries once a week for 8 weeks from the end of October up to the week before Christmas, and we're sure there will be lots to share from it throughout. We're looking forward to working alongside HMP Dumfries and giving more families the opportunity to experience and grow from In Tune!
Lisa also went back to HMP Greenock to see the dads we worked with in August, who were all delighted to have their songs on CD and to share them with their families. The dads we worked with have really spread the word of how much they enjoyed it, which is invaluable to us. As such, we've already set more dates to go back and do more song writing with Dads in mid-November.
Here's a nice chorus we'd like to share from one of the songs written in August by Robbie - which includes words we should all try to live by!
"Always look out for each other
You are sister and brother
Life is for living, time is for sharing
You are both at the beginning."
In November, the KIN Collective head off on another fun residential weekend at Gowanbank. They are also currently developing a zine with the brilliant Beth Shapeero. Keep your eyes peeled for more news on this!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Unbound continues every Tuesday evening from 6- 8.30pm!
Recently we've had photography sessions with Beth Chalmers
and learned about vocal techniques with Donna Maciocia.
We're spending the next few weeks working on lots of exciting new musical collaborations which will be finished in time for a sharing in December!
If you or someone you know is interested in coming along to Unbound just drop an email to email@example.com