Good Vibrations in the Prison Service Journal

Good Vibrations in the Prison Service Journal

We are delighted to announce that an in-depth article about Good Vibrations has been published in a special edition of the Prison Service Journal which looks at the impact of the Arts in Prison.

Entitled “Music, Education and Opportunity”, the article has been written by our Executive Director, Katy Haigh and Dr. Laura Caulfield, Chair of the Institute for Community Research and Development at the University of Wolverhampton.

The article is a summary of the range of impacts our approach and use of gamelan music can bring about in prison settings and beyond.

It summarises the findings of the nine pieces of independent research of Good Vibrations which have been carried out over the years.  These research evaluations have consistently found positive outcomes for participants on Good Vibrations courses and have investigated the impact our interventions have had both with the general prison population and on women, older men, young offenders, and men convicted of sexual offences.

For more information and to read the article – which starts on page 33 – please follow the link here.

Vote for Loophole Music Funding!

Vote for Loophole Music Funding!

Please can you spare 5 minutes to cast your vote for Aviva to fund our Loophole Music project? It will cost you nothing but your time but will make a great difference to the people we work with.

Please will you go onto the Aviva Community Fund website and vote for Good Vibrations to win funding to be able to run Loophole Music projects again in Bethlem Hospital. Our funding ran out in September and they desperately want us back in there again. Our striking intervention helps people with mental challenges to unlock their creativity and confidence through the power of music.

It will only take a few minutes.  You go via the link above, register and then scroll down to the “Days Left Ticker” and type in “Loophole”. Then you can vote for our project.

And please give it your full 10 votes – it could really make the difference.

If you are willing to re-share this post with your friends once you’ve done it then – a big THANK YOU for your support!!

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