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Remembering Barbara Hosking CBE, 1926 to 2021


Clean Break Receives Further Cultural Recovery Funding


Choose To Challenge Maternal Imprisonment


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.


A BIG Thank You


In memory of Sonya Hale


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Clean Break to take part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2019

You guessed it - Clean Break is taking part in the Big Give’s Christmas Challenge!


Clean Break Announce New Training Programme

We are delighted to announce a new programme of training sessions where attendees can learn more about elements of our work.


Clean Break Announce New Appointments to Board of Trustees

We are delighted to announce three new Trustees joining our exceptional Board as we continue our 40th Anniversary Year and beyond.


Clean Break Members Feature in Short Film

Earlier this year, five Clean Break Members who each served time in HMP Holloway took part in a collaborative short-film project with documentary film maker Clare Richards, exploring the importance of women's centres.


Clean Break to take part in Mass Lobby

On Wednesday 26 June we will be joining Women in Prison’s mass lobby to mark one year since the publication of the Ministry of Justice’s Female Offender Strategy.

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