Puppet Stories in HMP Bullingdon 2020

We are thrilled that the Button Moon Trust have supported another series of puppet workshops from professional puppeteer Marcus Clarke  (left) with dads from HMP Bullingdon.  The results are made into DVDs which get sent home to their families.

Rio’s Extraordinary Christmas

Our second collaboration with the wonderful Irene Taylor Trust, saw five performances of Rio’s Extraordinary Christmas, an original pantomime with a fabulous score written and performed by the men.  You can listen to it here. Thanks also to BACO mascots, miniature...

New Publications

Read CLINKS new publication ‘Enhancing arts and culture in the criminal justice system’ outlining how important the arts are in prison is available to download here: https://www.artsincriminaljustice.org.uk/enhancing-arts-and-culture/. Mention of Kestrel’s partnership...

Playwriting in HMP Grendon

Working with playwright Simon Longman, six men from HMP Grendon wrote short plays.  Collaborating with The Royal Court Theatre, these were performed as rehearsed readings to an audience of over 100 outside guests and residents on Friday 19th July in HMP Grendon. Read...