October & November
You can see what's coming up across our projects over the next couple of months here...
As Covid restrictions have eased, our Unbound group have been able to finally get together in person again. It’s felt like such a treat to be back at our space with guitars and cups of tea.
The fantastic Chris Duncan has been leading us in some songwriting based on the theme of spirals. We are excited about the prospect of sharing some new Unbound songs soon…maybe even in person!
We have also just unveiled a new visual piece created by Unbound & artist Richie Cumming as part of a reflective project for Inspiring Scotland’s Creative Communities programme. We spent two sunny days creating a 'Painted Visual Argument’: an exploration and celebration of our diversity as a community
For more insight into our Unbound community, check out this 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
We are delighted to announce that the Distant Voices festival is finally happening!
We’ve got a new programme of online events taking place between 1st-14th November 2021.
More news on all of this coming soon…
For now, put it in your diary!
LOOKING AT COLOURS AGAIN EPWe 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.