Celebrating 21 years of the Irene Taylor Trust

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Celebrating 21 years of the Irene Taylor Trust

In November 2015 we reached an important milestone – our twentieth birthday – and we’ve planned an array of special activities to celebrate our twenty-first ‘coming of age’ year, culminating in a big Celebration Performance in November 2016 when we turn 21.

Events still to come/ongoing include:

  • We have a special Listening Post at the beautiful and inspiring Koestler Trust exhibition ‘We Are All Human’ at the Royal Festival Hall, London, running NOW until November 13th (details here)
  • Pianist Stephen Hough is donating his fee to Music in Prisons for playing at the Hampstead Arts Festival on 7th November 2016 (book here)
  • An artistic collaboration with contemporary composer Mark-Anthony Turnage, artist/photographer Lizzie Coombes and participants across all three of our programmes; Making Tracks, Music in Prisons and Sounding Out
  • An exhibition, Bridges, celebrating our three programmes, including listening-posts to hear the music created on the projects at Free Word Centre in Farringdon, running 4th November 2016 – 30th January 2017
  • On social media we’re celebrating our 21 favourite original tracks created on our projects over the last 21 years
  • We’re hoping to recruit at least 21 new ‘Friends’ in our 21st year
  • Finally, our unmissable 21st Year Celebration Show will feature original live music from our participants, the unveiling of our Mark-Anthony Turnage collaboration, and some very special guests including Speech Debelle, Chaps Choir, Royal Academy of Music musicians, Making Tracks, Platform 7 and Tim Dowling, at the Union Chapel on Tuesday 22nd November 2016 – tickets on sale now!



Events that have taken place include:

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Est. 1995

We’ve come a very long way since the Trust’s humble beginnings, originally operating from Artistic Director Sara’s living room and running just three prison projects in the first year. We want to use our twenty-first year to raise awareness about the work we’ve been doing since 1995 and to increase our supporter base, in order to allow us to continue to grow and flourish in future years.

ITT special 21st year celebration and annual report 2014-15The story so far….

You can find out about how our work has developed and about all the exciting projects we’ve delivered over the years in our special 21st Year Report

Future plans

We have some exciting and ambitious ideas about how we would like to expand our work in the future. If you’re interested in helping us to achieve these plans and would like to discuss specific areas of interest for bespoke support, please contact ruth@irenetaylortrust.com

Beyond This

The beautiful film of Beyond This, our previous collaboration with composer Mark-Anthony Turnage and artist/composer  Lizzie Coombes, is below:

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