News — Clean Break




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.


Blog: Inside This Box and Young Women in Lockdown

Following the online release of Inside This Box, Clean Break's Young Artist Chloё Florence reflects on making and filming the production and how life has changed for young women since lockdown.


Radio 4 Appeal

Clean Break is extremely proud to have been selected to take part in the BBC Radio 4 Charity Appeal.


Freelance Task Force

Clean Break has joined 112 other organisations to set up a Freelance Task Force to strengthen the influence of the self-employed theatre and performance community.


Black Lives Matter

Clean Break's Members share stories of the discrimination they have encountered within the UK's criminal justice system.


2 Metres Apart

We are delighted to announce the 24 Artists taking part in 2 Metres Apart, a new project celebrating connections and collaboration in an isolated world.


The Helen Pringle Award

The Helen Pringle Award will be open to Clean Break Members past and present on an annual basis offering a £1,000 bursary to support a woman in her Further /Higher Education studies in a related field, and a mentorship by one of Clean Break’s artistic community.


The 2.6 Challenge

Clean Break is delighted to be taking part in the The 2.6 Challenge which has been launched this week to Save The UK’s Charities and we'd love to see all our incredible supporters, friends and family signing up to support us.


The Doors May Be Closed But We Are Still Here

A Statement from our Leadership Team.


A Statement on Covid-19

In light of the latest Government advice on Covid-19, and to prioritise the wellbeing of all the women we work with, Clean Break has decided to temporarily suspend our programme of delivery and to close our building in Kentish Town.


Blog: Why is making work about women in the criminal justice system important?

In the lead up to our Young Artists Development Programme cohort performing Inside This Box at Omnibus Theatre and The Arcola we caught up with them to ask; why is making work about women in the criminal justice system important?


Clean Break announces its first season of 2020

After a standout 2019, we are back with a brilliant new season in 2020!


Volunteer Opportunities at Clean Break!

We are seeking volunteers in a range of areas – from research to gardening – to help us out in our Kentish Town base.


Clean Break Feature in New Book

We are excited to share the news that Caoimhe McAvinchey’s Applied Theatre: Women and the Criminal Justice System has been published, and is available to buy now.


Clean Break Members to Take Part in The Lullaby Project

We are excited to announce that Clean Break Members will be taking part in The Lullaby Project in 2020.


2019 at Clean Break - Celebrating our 40th Anniversary year

Our leadership team have come together to celebrate all of Clean Break's achievements in our 40th anniversary year.


We’re Asking You to #ImagineAnotherWay

We want to invite you to reflect, discuss and share how we can move forward and change women’s experience within the criminal justice system. Asking you to #ImagineAnotherWay.


A Big (Give) Thank You!

A huge thank you to everyone who donated to our Big Give Christmas Challenge 2019 – a very special campaign, in this our 40th anniversary year.


The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2019 has launched!

Ready, set, GIVE! The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2019 has launched – DONATE NOW to Clean Break and your donation will be DOUBLED.

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