Finding Rhythms' aim is to empower and equip prisoners with skills that reduce their likelihood of reoffending. We do this through courses of music-based work experience, which result in albums of broadcast-quality new music by prisoners, and a BTEC certificate in employability skills.
Our intensive projects are led by professional touring musicians and result in an album of original compositions, authored and performed by prisoners. Our work has attracted the attention of The Guardian and The Times, and has played on Radio 6 and BBC World Service.
To date we have worked with over 500 young and adult prisoners in 24 UK prisons.
We produce music to a professional standard and, crucially, demonstrate that the skills used in process are transferable to both work and life outside of the creative context.