The first Distant Voices Festival will take place from November 5th to 9th at the CCA in Glasgow, exploring crime and punishment through music, writing and film.
Over the past 18 months, the project – a collaboration between SCCJR and Vox Liminis (a charity that aims to bring creative practice to criminal justice and its reform) – has brought together artists, criminologists, musicians, ex-prisoners and others in a creative exploration of attitudes to punishment and reintegration.
The Festival offers members of the public the chance to hear these resulting songs performed live, hear a discussion on crime and punishment with some of the country’s top crime writers, and watch a film about how people move on from crime. Ten individuals will also have the opportunity to take part in a facilitated songwriting process with Louis Abbot (Admiral Fallow) and Kim Edgar.
Full programme details, along with a video trailer, can be found at http://www.sccjr.ac.uk/news-events/news/distant-voices-festival-explores-crime-and-punishment-through-the-arts/