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A joint statement from Clean Break and partners about plans to build new women’s prison places


Clean Break's Archive Launch

Watch the launch of our archive celebrating 40 years of Clean Break.


Anti-Racism Consultant


Festive Wishes, Hopes & Thanks


A BIG Thank You


Zawe Ashton and Posy Sterling in Conversation

Zawe Ashton and Posy Sterling in conversation: exploring the impact of creativity on mental health


In memory of Sonya Hale


Interview with Jacqueline Stewart

An interview with Jacqueline Stewart, Head of Participation at Clean Break as part of our Black History Month celebrations.


Interview with Paulette Randall MBE

An interview with Paulette Randall MBE as part of our Black History Month celebrations.


Weston Jerwood Creative Bursary

Clean Break announces a new Participation Associate position as part of the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursary programme.


Clean Break on Your Shelves

Clean Break's work has been featured in two books: The Applied Theatre Reader and Prison Writing & the Literary World.


Clean Break receives Culture Recovery Funding

Clean Break is incredibly grateful to have received a lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund


Keir Starmer visits Clean Break

We are delighted to welcome Keir Starmer to Clean Break today to celebrate the re-opening of the building for our Members.


Clean Break Announces Recipients of The Helen Pringle Award 2020

Clean Break is delighted to announce the recipients of the inaugural Helen Pringle Bursary Award to two of its Members.


[BLANK] Shortlisted for the James Tait Black Award

Clean Break's play [BLANK] which premiered at the Donmar Warehouse last year, has been shortlisted for the James Tait Black Award for Drama.



A statement from our Leadership Team.


Blog: 2 Metres Apart with Nicole Hall and Katherine Chandler

In our final 2 Metres Apart blog, Nicole Hall and Katherine Chandler look back over 8 weeks of working together digitally.


Blog: 2 Metres Apart with Funke Adeleke and Danusia Samal

In our second 2 Metres Apart blog, Funke Adeleke and Danusia Samal on a very new way of making art; digitally and with someone you've never met in person.


Blog: 2 Metres Apart with Lucy Edkins and Sonya Hale

Over 8 weeks during lockdown Clean Break comissioned twelve pairs of Aritsts to meet digitally to work creatively and share ideas as part of 2 Metres Apart. In the first of 3 blogs, Sonya and Lucy reflect on the process.


Clean Break Announces New Chair

Clean Break is delighted to announce the appointment of its new Chair of Trustees, Alison Frater.


The end of an era: Kim Evans OBE stepping down as Chair of Clean Break

Kim Evans OBE served as Chair of Clean Break from February 2012 - July 2020. This week we are celebrating her contribution to the company over the past 8 years.


Write 2 Connect

A letter writing project connecting women through the prison walls with women in the community sharing words of inspiration, hope and solidarity.


Blog: The Children's Society

Our final blog this week comes from The Children's Society who have shared their thoughts on Inside This Box and explain the parallels between the play and the work they carry out with young women with experience of the criminal justice system.


Blog: Agenda - Girls, loneliness and the Coronavirus pandemic

Following the online release of Inside This Box, Interim CEO of Agenda, Jess Southgate, shares with us how the themes of the play are reflected in the real life experiences of young women during the lockdown and what Agenda's new campaign #GirlsSpeak is doing to help.

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