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Finding Rhythms At Rugby Portobello Trust Community Centre

L-R Aron Kyne (project leader), Shanel, Tianna (participants)   During the 2019 Summer school holidays (July - August), we ran a project with Rugby Portobello Trust, a Youth and Community Centre in West London, just a stone's throw from Grenfell Tower. The...

Finding Rhythms Supporter Event – October 2019

  In early October another eclectic group of Finding Rhythms supporters gathered at the offices of Premier Communications, where they were treated to songs by three of our recent learners on projects at Rugby Portobello Trust and Only Connect. This was our...

We’re recruiting for new Music Practitioners

We are looking for a number of freelance musician-educators to work on our acclaimed group music projects in prisons and community/youth settings. To be eligible you must be able to demonstrate at least TWO of the following:   ● Exceptional professional musicianship ●...

Finding Rhythms at HMP Thameside – August 2019

  In August 2019, one of our artists - guitarist and musical director Joe Newman worked as a project leader over 6 days of workshops  at HMP Thameside prison in South East London.  Below he tells us about his experience leading...

Finding Rhythms tracks win 21 Koestler Awards

  The 2019 Koestler Award winners were announced on 29 August 2019 and we are delighted to announce that 21 of those winners are tracks that were made on Finding Rhythms projects.   The winning tracks were made in five different prisons. Each track...

Finding Rhythms at HMP Brinsford – July 2019

  In July 2019, we ran a project at HMPYOI Brinsford in Staffordshire in partnership with Beating Time, a charity that runs choir projects in prisons. The project was led by one of our practitioners, Aron Kyne who tells us a...

HMP Forest Bank Project – June 2019

  In June 2019, we ran a project at HMP Forest Bank - a category B male prison in Salford, greater Manchester operated by Sodexo Justice Services. Below, two of our artists that ran the project, Kenny Baraka and Sam Lewis...

Peterborough project – February 2019

  HM Prison Peterborough is a Category B private prison for men, and a closed prison for women and female young offenders, located in Cambridgeshire.  From February - March 2019, we ran our music project with a group of 15 women...

Feltham Young Offender Institution – February 2019

From February to March 2019, we ran a music project at Feltham Prison, a Youth Offending Institution in West London.   Below, one of the leaders of the project, Joe Newman talks about his experience.   The most important thing about the workshops...

Training and New Partnerships May 2019

Finding Rhythms held another important training session in London recently which aimed at both reflecting on past projects and sharing valuable insights into working in the criminal justice system and the typical challenges we face.   The training was attended by a...

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