‘Ingenuity’ programme to highlight creative arts of prison inmates

prison soap carving
Prison inmates soap carving

source: National Justice Museum
published: 9 November 2020

Michelle Hubbard, the Senior Creative Engagement Practitioner from the Nottingham based National Justice Museum, has asked us to circulate details of the project she is developing called ‘Ingenuity’, based around exploring an historic collection of beautiful objects crafted by people in prison.

Some of these objects will have been made in prison workshops, some will have been made illicitly with crude materials and items to hand. for example there are several beautifully made little soap carvings that the maker would have whittled away at (probably late at night) to fill the hours of emptiness and loneliness, using just their government issue soap ration, and maybe a finger nail or matchstick to carve it with.

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FREE or subsidised counselling & Mental Health First Aid courses

Counselling Project postersource: A Father’s Child Services
published:  October 2020

A Father’s Child Services is a West Midlands based community interest company that offers face to face, online and telephone counselling sessions, training and more.

“We aim to steer the preventative flagship rather than just dealing with the aftermath of trauma and distress by providing affordable therapeutic services.  Working towards a Better Well-Being and ‘Better Outcomes.”

– Michelle Kelly (founder) –

Subsidised Counselling

A Father’s Child Services CIC are currently offering six sessions of counselling for just £30 – terms & conditions apply.

Sessions normally take place on Wednesdays at their Birmingham base from 9am to 2pm – Starting 21 October 2020.

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