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The Role of the Arts in the Cycle of Crime, Prison and Re-offending

Thursday 18 8.00pmJanuary


Quay Arts

Sea Street
Newport Harbour
Isle of Wight
PO30 5BD

01983 822490

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The Role of the Arts in the Cycle of Crime, Prison and Re-offending

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Years of working as an artist within the Criminal Justice System in England and Germany have given our lecturer, Angela Findlay, unique insights into the destructive and costly cycle of crime, prisons and re-offending.

In this thought-provoking talk she offers a deeper understanding of the minds, lives and challenges of offenders. With extraordinary slides of art projects and prisoner’s art she demonstrates how the process of creating art gives offenders vital opportunities to confront their crimes and develop the life skills so essential in leading a positive and productive life.

A frequent response to this talk has been “I had no idea!” and indeed it casts light onto areas of our society where the Arts are not only visual, decorative, or commercial, but absolutely vital, hugely relevant and potentially life-changing. This talk is moving, informative and very original, interspersed with personal accounts of humorous, or slightly horrifying situations.

Angela’s talks have kept audiences across the country engrossed.

She is a professional artist, writer and freelance lecturer with a long standing interest in the role the arts can play in bringing about changes, on a personal level or within societies.

Her long career of teaching art in prisons and Young Offender Institutions in Germany and England, followed by her role as the former Arts Coordinator of the Koestler Trust in London, gave her many insights into the huge impact the arts can have in terms of rehabilitation.

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Doors open at 6.30 pm.

Light suppers and bar available. Lecture starts at 8pm until 9.15 pm. Visitors welcome £8.00

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