Dilly Arts is run by Alison Redshaw alongside being a busy mum to three young children, However here at Dilly Arts we’re always busy developing our next projects. Never one to give away too much until we have secured the necessary funding, below is a soupcon of our current projects under development. To find out more please contact Alison Redshaw ….

Prison Related Projects

Dilly Arts is currently working with HMPYOI Low Newton and Open Clasp Theatre Company to devise a very exciting theatre project which will take the women prisoner’s stories into all male prisons and youth offending institutions in the North East and culminate with a performance at the Live Theatre, Newcastle Upon Tyne in the Summer of 2014. The women’s stories will also be made into a film.

 

Dilly Arts is working with HMP Northumberland to explore ways in which we can help children and young people feel more confident and comfortable when visiting parents in prison. This project concentrates upon the creation of characters who will help the child navigate the full visiting experience. This project links strongly with the following project….

 

Dilly Arts is working with NEPACS to develop a large programme which will help children and young people to feel confident and comfortable when visiting parents in any of the six North East prisons. This work will extend to peer support between children of prisoners and support for children and young people to make the first steps to visiting parents in prison.

 

Dilly Arts is working with HMYOI Deerbolt to realise a project which will creatively advocate the services of the Drug and Alcohol Recovery Programme to all young offenders serving their sentences in HMYOI Deerbolt.

 

Non Prison Related Projects

Dilly Arts is working with old friends The Grange Day Care Centre in Throckley, Newcastle upon Tyne, Beamish – The Living Museum of the North and Throckley Primary School to explore the heritage and social history of post WWII Throckley in the 1940s and 1950s.

Dilly Arts is also planning more creative projects for children and young people in our home village of Allendale, Northumberland and our surrounding rural area….