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Virtual Gallery: Women/Theatre/Justice artist in residence

Visual artist Laura Dean responds to the Women/Theatre/Justice research project about Clean Break

Five Strategies for Resisting Darkness

The cast and creatives behind the audio adaptation of A Proposal for Resisting Darkness share their personal tools for resisting darkness

Why does Clean Break have a Co-Chairing Model?

Clean Break’s previous Co-Chair Tanya Tracey and current Co-Chair Alison Frater share insights from their two years of sharing leadership of our Board of Trustees

Yasmin Joseph on Playwrighting with HMP Downview Theatre Company

An interview with the writer of A Proposal for Resisting Darkness

A Proposal for Resisting Darkness

An audio drama by Yasmin Joseph in collaboration with HMP Downview Theatre Company

Preventing violence by investing in hope

Clean Break Trustee and Agenda Alliance Deputy-CEO, Jess Southgate responds to this years 16 Days of Action Against Gender Based Violence campaign

Writing a Clean Break play with Deborah Bruce

Dixon and Daughters writer talks about writing a Clean Break play

What does Hope mean?

The message behind our film Hope, in the words of it's Co-creators

What does being a research project 'artist-in-residence' mean?

Laura Dean on being artist-in-residence for the Women/Theatre/Justice research project

Wisdom and Laughter with Nubian Co-heARTs

Interview with Nubian Co-heARTs, a Black women led theatre company

Liz Whitbread on becoming a designer

Liz Whitbread tells us about her journey to becoming a designer through Clean Break

Performing in a Clean Break play with the cast of Dixon and Daughters

An interview with Alison Fitzjohn, Yazmin Kayani, Posy Sterling, Andrea Lowe and Liz White

Dr. Emily Hart on Hope

An activist's response to Clean Break's film Hope

Co-creating Hope

We asked Hope's co-creators, what was unique about making this film?

To the Future: Clean Break's Young Artists

Creative writing by Clean Break's Young Artists

There are no women’s prisons in Wales. What does this mean for Welsh women?

An Investigation by Development and Communications Volunteer, Dulcie Fraser

Waking Up and Surviving Everyday: Reflections from National Ugly Mugs

NUM Outreach Worker shares her experiences of street sex work and the need for women to tell their own stories.

What's it like being a woman in film?

Sweatbox producer Clancie Brennan writes about being a woman in the film industry and the difference of working with Clean Break.

Music Workshops in Prisons

Artistic Director of the Irene Taylor Trust writes about the transformative work of music in prisons.

What is a PIPEs unit?

Lucinda Bolger, the National Clinical Development Lead for PIPEs tells us what these specialised units are and how they work.

Singing Workshops in Women's Centres

Facilitator JB Rose on her creative work in women's centres.

Why does the criminalisation of Muslim people need our attention?

Nejma Collective on why it's important to provide specialist support for Muslim people in prisons

Lucy Edkins on being a Clean Break Member Artist

Interview with Lucy Edkins, Clean Break Member Artist

Interview with Jennifer Joseph

Clean Break Members Artist Jennifer Joseph on her role in Paradise at the Olivier, and what Clean Break means to her.

The cast of Catch and Sonya Ruparel on the value of Women's Centres

A conversation with the cast and director of our play Catch and Women in Prison's CEO

Dixon and Daughters' Posy Sterling and Deborah Bruce in conversation

The playwright and actor answered our questions about Dixon and Daughters.

Why does she stay?

Stephanie Covington explores the link between gender-based violence and the criminal justice system

How can we support survivors of Child Sexual Abuse?

Nicole Walsh on why CSA needs to be treated as more than a 'negative childhood experience'

How do I plan a theatre trip for people with lived experience of trauma?

Our team have shared how they plan a theatre trip for Clean Break Members

Actions not Words: anti-racism consultancy with darvaja

Anti-racism consultants darvaja in conversation with Clean Break


A bold and startling audio drama by Sonya Hale


Chloë Moss’s Clean Break play is transformed into an electric adaptation for the screen.

How do we change the story about women in the criminal justice system?

Watch speeches from a joint event with Women/Theatre/Justice.

Co-producing a Clean Break play with Maya Ellis

Producer Maya Ellis explains how a Clean Break play is made

Sisterhood and Storytelling with Playwright Emma Dennis-Edwards

An interview with Clean Break commissioned playwright Emma Dennis-Edwards

Blueprint for Hope

A toolkit of ideas, exercises and prompts to accompany our co-created film, Hope.

Hope: official trailer

"It's not us that needs to change, it's the world"

Dixon and Daughters on NT at Home

Watch Deborah Bruce's play online

Imagine Another Way

Our Patrons, Baroness Helena Kennedy KC and Dame Harriett Walter DBE respond to questions from Clean Break Members.

What does Clean Break do in women's centres?

Delivering creative workshops with women in the community

Interview with Blis-ta director Róisín McBrinn

Roísín's experience of working with Sonya Hale and directing Clean Break's audio drama Blis-ta

Alice Birch: “How society treats its most vulnerable says everything”

Arts journalist Holly Williams talks to Alice Birch on all things [BLANK]

Voices from Prison

An e-book of writing from women in prisons in England and Wales

My journey with Sweatbox

Actor, Funke Adeleke shares her experience of working on Sweatbox from tour to screen.
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