Finding Rhythms aims to change people and society through music. It has developed a range of music programmes working in prisons and community settings, led by musicians and artists. Each project involves the participants working together to write and record an album of music which is then professionally produced. The project has been run at a number of prisons across East Anglia, London and the South East. Outcomes for participants include: experience of working in a high-intensity professional environment; increased ability to communicate and collaborate; improved prospects for employment and further study; increased optimism, positivity and feelings of connectedness to others
Funding of £5,214 over two years has been agreed at the February 2020 Trustee meeting. This grant will contribute directly towards work in HMP Peterborough – within the closed women’s prison. It will help fund three 36-hour projects benefitting 30-45 women prisoners.