2016 – a special new piece to celebrate 21 years of the Irene Taylor Trust in collaboration with Mark-Anthony Turnage and participants from Music in Prisons, Sounding Out and Making Tracks
2014 – bringing together adult male prisoners to mark the centenary of WW1 through creating a new version of ‘The Last Post’
2013, 2014, 2015 – Artistic Director Sara Lee and Project Leader Nick Hayes were invited to share our expertise of working in prisons with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
2012 – brought together young prisoners with family members to consider from both sides of the bars how their lives have been affected by imprisonment through music and spoken words pieces.
2012 – part of the New Music 20×12 programme, a specially written piece for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, adding prisoners voices to the celebrations, guided by acclaimed composer Mark-Anthony Turnage
2011 – a special collaborative project with Rideout (Creative Arts for Rehabilitation) and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – to create a new music/drama piece over 5 weeks with male prisoners
2010 – a project to create colourful and engaging information packs to help young people through their first night at HMPYOI New Hall and HMPYOI Werrington
2008 – a project using photography and listening benches to bring the work of prisoners (made in 4 projects at HMPs Holloway and Wandsworth) out to a public platform with an exhibition at the Royal Festival Hall
2003 – a project to help women on the inside to connect with their children on the outside by creating a series of songs with them in mind.
More special projects coming soon!