GOOD VIBRATIONS AIMS TO HELP PRISONERS, PATIENTS IN SECURE HOSPITALS, EX-PRISONERS AND OTHERS IN THE COMMUNITY DEVELOP TEAM-WORKING, COMMUNICATIONS AND OTHER IMPORTANT LIFE SKILLS, THROUGH PARTICIPATING IN GAMELAN (INDONESIAN PERCUSSION) WORKSHOPS.

Good Vibrations

Welcome to Good Vibrations

Good Vibrations is a registered charity (number 1126493) that helps prisoners, secure hospital patients, ex-prisoners and others in the community develop crucial life and work skills, through participating in intensive gamelan (Indonesian bronze percussion) courses. Since 2003, Good Vibrations has worked with more than 3200 individuals in 49 different secure institutions...

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Professor Alison Liebling's speech about therapeutic value of arts in prisons

Professor Alison Liebling's speech at the Sharing Good Vibrations event (back in October - it's taken a while to get this on here!) was thoughtful and inspiring.  As well as an overview of various studies of arts in prisons (including Good Vibrations) she touched on the incredible power...

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New book, The Good Prison, featuring Good Vibrations

Gerard Lemos, a highly respected author, prison policy expert and Co-Director of social policy thinktank Lemos & Crane, has a new book out, The Good Prison. In it he argues that conscience, formed by family relationships and reinforced through community life, is vital to enable "offenders"...

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Listen to a radio programme produced by and featuring Good Vibrations participants at Whatton Prison

This short "radio programme" was produced by and features interviews with participants in Good Vibrations projects at Whatton Prison.  This programme was produced in-house at the prison and presented at the Sharing Good Vibrations conference in October 2013.  Grateful thanks to Steve...

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Good Vibrations seeks applications for Executive Director

If you have the passion and commitment to enable the most troubled and marginalised individuals in our society to learn and grow, we want to hear from you. We are seeking an Executive Director to build on the strengths of Good Vibrations. For a PDF containing further information click here, or to download the application form, click here.

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This page last updated Jun 9th 2014.

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Watch a film all about us

Filmed in Peterborough Prison by Prison video magazine, this film tracks a typical Good Vibrations project.

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Listen to our music online

We are not just about developing team working and key skills. We also produce the very best in new Gamelan music.

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See where we have worked

We have run Good Vibrations projects and courses at many institutions up and down the country.

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