The Rehabilitative Power of Stitch: Fine Cell Work, 2 pm, Long Kiln Gallery
Fine Cell Work is a charity and social enterprise which enables prisoners to live fulfilling and crime-free lives. We do this by training them to do high-quality, creative needlework in their cells and textiles training in prison workshops to foster hope, discipline and employability. Our aim is to allow them to finish their sentences with work skills, money earned and saved, and the self-belief to not re-offend. We also guide them towards further training and support on release, through our newly established Open the Gate programme.
Join us at thread to hear from one of our experienced prison volunteers, who will share her experiences of volunteering as a needlework teacher in British prisons. Our volunteer will share her first-hand experience of the challenges and rewards of stitching in prison, and how needlework can help transform lives.