Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Sharing Good Vibrations

Sharing Good Vibrations - 17–20 October 2013

There are still discounted tickets and bursaries available for the
Sharing Good Vibrations event which is being held at the Southbank
Centre 17-20 October to mark 10 years of Good Vibrations, the charity
that runs gamelan (Indonesian bronze percussion) workshops in prisons,
secure hospitals and in the community.

Four days of workshops, presentations, debates and performances will
highlight the creative, important and inspiring work done with gamelan
- and other artforms - in criminal justice and the community. The
three main themes are:

· The psychological and social benefits of gamelan and other artforms.

· The realities and challenges of running arts projects in criminal
justice settings.

· The practicalities of facilitating gamelan workshops and other
arts with challenging client groups, and celebrating the art created.

Confirmed speakers include:

· Nick Hardwick (Chief Inspector of Prisons)

· Michael Spurr (Chief Executive of the Prison Service)

· Professor Alison Liebling (Cambridge University's Department of
Criminology and Criminal Justice)

· Alan Davey (Chief Executive of Arts Council England)

· Mark Williamson, Director of Action for Happiness

· Dr Tamara Russell, Director of Centre for Excellence in Mindfulness

· Kirk Turner, NOMS Personality Disorder Strategy Team

· Peter Wright, Governor of Lincoln Prison

· Gary Monaghan, Governor of Pentonville Prison

· Steve Turner, Head of Reducing Reoffending at HMP Whatton

· Jess Haskins, Evidence Lead, Commissioning Strategies Group, NOMS

· Dr Jennie Henley, Lecturer in Music Education, Institute of Education

· James King, Head of Learning & Skills, Scottish Prison Service

· Steve Sutton, Curriculum Development Manager, OCN (Open College
Network) London

· Gerard Lemos, Director of Lemos and Crane

· plus prison officers, prison education staff, mental health staff,
academics... and workshops from Clean Break, The Koestler Trust, Music
In Prisons, Geese Theatre, Streetwise Opera, British Gospel Arts,
Dance United, and of course Good Vibrations!

It's a really exciting line-up! The full programme and tickets are
available online at .
Good Vibrations are offering some half price tickets: email for more info. Also they still have some
Bursaries available to cover 80% of the ticket costs for people who
can't afford it - criminal justice workers are particularly encouraged
to apply for these. Please spread the word about these Bursaries as
Good Vibrations don't want anyone to be deterred from attending for
financial reasons.