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...

Puppet Stories in HMP Bullingdon

Our first project in HMP Bullingdon saw us working again with professional puppeteer Marcus Clarke, to facilitate the production of six story videos for men’s families. This project was supported again by the wonderful Button Moon Trust. Also special thanks to...

Drama Club in HMP Springhill

After a successful run of 10 Tuesday evening drama workshops led by two professional actors, in the spring of 2019, we extended The Drama Club by another 10 weeks. There were two well-attended sharings of the work for outside guests and residents. This project was...

Regent Park Comedy Fundraiser – February 2019

Photo credit: Pank SethiThanks to the generous sponsorship of  Benugo 160 guests enjoyed a fantastic evening of comedy hosted by Clive Anderson.  Justin Moorhouse, Tessa Coates, and PhilNWang helped us raise over £20,000 for our work with people in prison.Here’s a...