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Meet a Musician

Half-way through our second project this spring we spoke to Ben, one of the musicians helping to deliver our sessions at HMP Wormwood Scrubs. Here is peek into a day in the life of a Finding Rhythms musician. . Hi Ben. What did you have for breakfast this morning? Fruit...

A Word From Our First Intern, David

David Bertoldi joined Finding Rhythms in January 2014 as our first ever intern. He has worked tirelessly and with endless supplies of polite determination to help us make our first event - taking place on 29 May 2014 - an evening packed with delights. Here he writes about what the...

What a Month!

Some names to join in support of the evening so far are Fentimans drinks, Portobello Brewery, Innocent, Olivier's Bakery, Lina Stores, Feng Sushi, the Potted Game Company, Partridges, Global Fusion Foods and Sourced Market. Do check these guys out, and if you're joining us on the night you can look...

Finding Rhythms meets Londonist Out Loud

"Can music stop prisoners reoffending?" This week saw Robin and Emily feature on an hour long podcast from top internet broadcaster Londonist Out Loud. Londonist's consistently enlightening monthly podcast is run by writer and journalist N Quentin Woolf, who was kind enough to welcome Finding Rhythms for a full feature focus in...

A chat with Keeley Taverner

Listing Oprah and Nas as sources of inspiration and labelling herself as a "human-potential ambassador", Keeley Taverner is one-of-a-kind. Probation officer at HMP Wormwood Scrubs, psychotherapist, mentor trainer and rapper, Keeley lead the second of our befriender training workshops and here gives us a quick snapshot of her fascinating mind. FR:...

Evaluation, Evaluation, Evaluation

With the ever changing and ever more uncertain funding landscape, proving the worth of the work we do has become central to our strategy. Over the past few months we've been working closely with the fantastic James Noble at New Philanthropy Capital to develop what they call a Theory of Change...

An Insider’s View: Why can labels be so offensive?

On Saturday we held the first of our two befriender training sessions. This week our day-long workshop was lead by Charlie Ryder - a filmmaker, performer, puppeteer and outreach worker who has also served a prison sentence. An important point that we explored together was the terminology used to refer...

All Systems Are Go!

It's been an exciting month over at Finding Rhythms HQ, and with just under a week to go until our HMP Wormwood Scrubs sessions begin it's about time we brought you an update. It's official; the date of our long awaited return to HMP Wormwood Scrubs is now set. Beginning on...

Become a Befriender with Finding Rhythms

So the time is finally here. Finding Rhythms' flagship project has begun, engaging both victims of crime and prisoners through music in a pioneering form of restorative justice. Now we're on the hunt for 10 all important volunteers to befriend our prisoner participants, and we're doing so with the help...

A Second Interesting Introduction

Exciting developments afoot at Finding Rhythms HQ! Robin’s friend and wonderfully talented documentary filmmaker Lucy Kaye recently put us in touch with someone quite inspirational; an ex-offender who managed to turn his life around through music, and who now wants to go back into prisons to help others do the...

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