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We are thrilled to share a recently published article evaluating Unlock Drama's innovative drama project in a category C prison HMP Guy's Marsh exploring Substance Misuse. This project exemplifies our commitment to harnessing the transformative power of drama for social change and rehabilitation.

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Our initiatives are not just programs; they are lifelines to those often labeled as the ‘hardest to reach.’ We have trialed and tested drama projects with young offenders who struggle to engage with the standard curriculum due to neurodiversity and other complex needs.

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We’re thrilled to launch the official LinkedIn Community page for Unlock Drama! This is a space dedicated to connecting, inspiring, and sharing the transformative power of drama within the criminal justice system and beyond.

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We’re elated to announce that we’ve been honoured with the title of ‘Best Rehabilitation Social Enterprise 2023’!

This award not only reflects our unwavering commitment to using applied theatre as a tool for rehabilitation but also celebrates the incredible stories and transformations of our participants.

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Our mission goes beyond the spotlight of the stage. Through Applied Theatre, we create a sanctuary of transformation and growth.

Delve into the multifaceted impact of our projects:

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We’ll be delivering community rehabilitation projects through theatre in Shaw Trust’s CFO Activity Hubs across the east and West Midlands!!  CFO programmes are part-funded by the European Social Fund. 

Our deliveries started in June and are running until the end of September!!!

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This week saw our second delivery of four at HMP Leeds. Nella worked with a small group to explore and raise awareness of gangs and violence reduction. The group were engaged from the start with the help of two Unlock Drama Peer Mentors who had completed the previous project on psychoactive substances; offering peer lead learning and a sustainable approach to our deliveries... 

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Last Friday Unlock Drama worked with a group of men from the Nehemiah Project tackling themes around violence reduction and team building. This was our second full day of drama partnering with this fantastic community organisation: www.tnp.org.uk...

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Last week Unlock Drama completed our third violence reduction project working with a mixed group of young people from Park Academy. Facilitators Beth, Harriet and student placement facilitator Carys worked with the young people from Monday - Thursday to consider the short term and long term consequences of violence between peers through the medium of drama...

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Unlock Drama recently completed our second violence reduction project with young people in a Pupil Referral Unit, working with a group of year 11 pupils from The Young People’s Academy. Facilitators Safura, Julia and student placement facilitator Carys worked with the young people from Monday-Thursday to consider the triggers and impacts of violence and how changes in behaviour might reduce violence, all through drama....

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Last week, Unlock Drama completed our first violence reduction project with young people in a Pupil Referral Unit, working with a group of young people from The Skills Hub. Facilitators Beth, Julia and student placement facilitator Carys, worked with the young people from Monday-Thursday to consider the impacts of violence and how changes in behaviour might reduce violence, all through drama.

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