A tribute to André Ptaszynski

All of us involved in Kestrel were deeply saddened by the sudden death in July of our friend, supporter and long-standing adviser André Ptaszynski. André was in love with theatre for as long as he could remember. As a child he used to head up to the West End...

SOME RESOURCES DURING COVID-19

The next few months are going to be very difficult for all those we work with in the criminal justice system. More than ever they are going to need our support. If you are someone working on the front line in our prisons then please email us if you would like to sign...

GRENDON DRAMA FESTIVAL

It’s week 2 of our playwriting workshops at HMP Grendon. Award winning playwright Simon Longman who worked with men form HMP Springhill to devise and perform their original play Broken Dreams at The Royal Court Theatre in London in 2017, is back this time next...

DRAMA CLUB

Following the success of the Christmas panto at HMP Springhill, Kestrel are now running a weekly Drama Club. Actor Jason York runs the sessions and every week he is joined by a specialist in their field. We have been really lucky to have Kiell Smith Bynoe running...