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Finding Rhythms wins Platinum at Koestler Awards 2014

This summer we had the overwhelming news that one of our first tracks out of Wormwood Scrubs, 'Bang Up', was awarded the Platinum prize for Hip-Hop in the Koestler Awards 2014. This year the judge for the Hip-Hop category was none other than Mercury Award-winning artist Speech Debelle. What an...

“If Music be the Food of Love, Play On”

This month we have the great pleasure of hosting two bright young things, Lily and Ned, who have each brought a new perspective to the work that we do. They have been working away on research projects and today Lily wrote this very moving piece about how she identifies with...

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...

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