"Angela Findlay has a remarkable record of working in prisons. She is a most able and engaging presenter of the case for including the arts in every offender resettlement programme. I could not recommend her talk more strongly to anyone who has an interest in this vital subject."
The Lord Ramsbotham, former Chief Inspector of Prisons
ART BEHIND BARS
THE ROLE OF THE ARTS IN BREAKING THE CYCLE OF CRIME, PRISON AND RE-OFFENDING
In her illustrated talk, Angela offers unique insights into the destructive and costly cycle of prisons and re-offending and a deeper understanding of the minds, lives and challenges of offenders. With extraordinary slides of art projects and prisoner’s art, she demonstrates how within the process of creating art of any discipline, there are vital opportunities for offenders to confront their crimes and develop the key life skills so essential in leading a positive and productive life.
A frequent response to this talk has been “I had no idea!” and indeed it casts light onto dark and hidden areas of our society where the arts can be absolutely vital, hugely relevant and potentially life changing.
This talk is moving, informative and very original. Interspersed with personal accounts of humorous or slightly horrifying situations, Angela talks have kept audiences across the country engrossed.
“Angela Findlay’s talk was the most inspiring, clear minded and well-argued case for the arts to play a pivotal role in prisoner rehabilitation that I have heard.”
"A really fascinating, thought-provoking and enlightening talk, which 10 Downing Street and every Minister in charge of prisons should be made to watch several times. Full of information, clearly delivered, excellent illustrations… It will remain in my mind as an outstanding experience."
Attendee of online talk