Finding Rhythms

Finding Rhythms

Charity information

Finding Rhythms

Finding Rhythms takes some of the UK's top musicians into prisons to help talented inmates record albums of new music. Projects result in improved employability and a new sense of self.

Founded 2013

  • Mission statement

    Finding Rhythms aims to engage the most prolific offenders and support them into employment or meaningful activity after release from prison. We run music projects lead by some of the UK's top musicians, each of which result in a professionally produced album of new compositions. We then work to place our graduates into employment or training on release from prison.

    Finding Rhythms helps participants to:

    • gain experience of working in a professional environment
    • improve their core employability skills
    • work cooperatively with individuals from different backgrounds, cultures and languages
    • have an opportunity to create a new and positive identity for themselves
    • have a chance to communicate their story to the outside world

    Our outputs are:

    • Ten prisoners per project gain the Edexcel accredited BTEC certificate ‘Supporting Employability and Personal Effectiveness’
    • One album of new compositions by prisoners is produced per project and 500 copies printed to CD
    • At least two participants per project will be offered a paid apprenticeship on release from prison, facilitated by Finding Rhythms

  • Aims

    Finding Rhythms aims to:

    • To improve the core employability skills of prisoners through delivering highly professional music projects in prisons
  • Overview

    Established: May 2013

    Registered Charity Number: 1151872

    Board members: 3

    Full time staff: 1

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 10

    Phone number: 07597308596

    Address: 1 Frederick's Place London EC2R 8AE

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