May, June & July
You can see what's coming up across our projects over the next couple of months here...Over the past 10 months, Unbound has found innovative ways to connect and create together. We moved online in the middle of March 2020 due to Covid-19. Initially, Zoom meetings and Basecamp threads didn’t seem to be the natural habitat for a community that normally gathers to eat, make, share and learn together weekly. However, the social connections and on-going solidarity of Unbound has found new manifestations in online form. Conversations, connections and creative challenges carry on throughout the week. Relating online seems to have allowed disruptions in power dynamics as we have come together in a less-hosted space during a time of collective adversity. Working in this way we have created a fantastic new group song, 'Waiting for the Daylight', by The Unbound Community. Read more about the process of how the song was inspired by an intriguing photograph and how we worked collaboratively in lockdown. For more insight into our Unbound community, check out the latest Streetsigns podcast which features lots of voices from our community. If you or someone you know is interested in coming along to Unbound (6.30 – 8pm on Tuesday nights) then please contact email@example.com or call us on 07526 297973
LOOKING AT COLOURS AGAIN EP RELEASEWe are over the moon to announce that the ‘Looking At Colours Again EP’ is officially out in the world! Previously planned for release last April (before Covid struck), it features 5 fantastic tracks, co-written by musicians Donna Maciocia, Ross Clark (Fiskur), Jo Mango & Louis Abbott (Admiral Fallow) with participants in Distant Voices songwriting workshops in communities and prisons across Scotland. We can’t wait for you to hear it! Available to buy/stream from: blog In Tune is currently on hold while visiting restrictions are ongoing across Scottish prisons. Lisa has kept in touch with families who have previously joined us for In Tune who still feel the positive impact it had for them. They were delighted to have been able to take part and have happy memories that helped carry them through (even in a small way) weeks of not being able to see loved ones. 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."
KIN - our community of young people affected by familial imprisonment - have been meeting online to chat, create and provide essential support to each other.
KIN have created a new film called ‘I Come Bearing This’, in partnership with Children of Prisoners Europe (COPE). In 2019 COPE hosted a children and young people’s forum in Krakow, this brought young people with experience of family imprisonment together from across Europe. The findings from this forum were used as a catalyst to create the film which KIN worked on together with founding KIN member and film artist Dylan Moore and film maker Beth Chalmers. WATCH NOW
If you or someone you know might be interested in joining this project, please contact project co-ordinator Rosie on firstname.lastname@example.org, 07903 415 037.