We delivered another series of arts workshops at Augustus House in Leamington from July 2023 to February 2024 and this time we are also ran training for activity providers so they can deliver their own arts and crafts sessions with the adults on probation. Thanks to Warwickshire PCC, Leamington Spa Town Council and Augustus House for the funding again.

Ceramic sessions took place with James Robinson for 5 weeks which we did for the first time. It went down really well. See the photos of the groups work below!

Filmmaking sessions took place with Nicky Prestage from Tiger Production for 9 weeks over the Autumn/Winter. This group really gelled and worked hard collaboratively to produce the short film ‘Freddie Fingers’. Each person that took part contributed as actors, camera crew and script writers.

The film can be seen HERE

Music sessions took place for 9 weeks over Summer 2023, led by Martin Riley.  In the sessions he worked hard with the group, enabling and supporting them to compose the lyrics and music to a collaborative song, Breathe in Breathe Out.  All those who attended at least one session contributed to the final song, which had 96 different layered tracks within it.

The song can be heard HERE


See below for past outcomes.

Thanks to funding from Warwickshire County Council, Augustus House, McIntyre House and Warwickshire PCC we delivered some creative workshops with adults on probation at Augustus House, Leamington Spa and McIntyre House, Nuneaton during 2022. The focus was on improving mental well being, re-developing connectedness post lock down and getting them ready for the world of work and the community. The groups made their own short films and created new songs and music.

Click HERE to see The Viewing

Click HERE to see 12 Years Inside

Click HERE to see Tobias’s poem

Click HERE to hear No More Christmas Days Without You

Click HERE to hear a poem by one of the service users

Click HERE to hear Lets Get Together (Its Christmas Time)

Click HERE to hear a rap Shameful

Click HERE for the full evaluation report

See below for past project outcomes where we delivered film making and creative writing last year.

See the groups film ‘Expectations’ HERE

See an evaluation film of the process HERE

Read ‘Locked Up in Lock Down’ HERE

Read the evaluation report HERE by Debbie Birch from Crave Arts

Feedback from Darren Pateman, Manager of Augustus House

“One of the participants was released with an extremely poor record in custodial settings and this created a lot of anxiety about his release. People working with this individual did not hold a lot of hope for him being successful in the community. The writing group has given him an opportunity to feel heard and build trust with staff which has ultimately led to him feeling safe and settled in the AP. This person completed his residency with the AP without any warnings, he has moved into independent living and has gained full time employment – a real success story!”


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