Poetry and music by artists with lived experience of the justice system and premiere of the Unchained film
Join us for the return of Unchained Nights, a creative platform for artists with lived experience of the justice system.
Through poetry and music performed by artists with lived experience of the justice system, Unchained Nights tells stories of positive pathways after prison through creativity.
Watch live performances alongside the world premiere of a new feature length documentary film about Lady Unchained. Buddleia: The Unchained Story tells the tale of Lady Unchained, a poet, performer, broadcaster and advocate for life after prison, created by acclaimed filmmaker Tracy Kiryango, commissioned and produced by Artsadmin.
Stay tuned for the full line up of the artists.
“It’s easy to end up in prison. We are shown through shows and movies that tell us the stories of how people end to in prison. The gangs, the violence, the drugs and the money is a story we all know so well. I got tired of hearing and seeing the same old story when I became part of that sad truth. Unchained Nights tells a story of how we can turn a negative situation into a positive pathway for ourselves and others. My life ended and began with a prison sentence, those metal doors awoke the faith in me.”
– Lady Unchained
Artsadmin has hosted Unchained Nights with Lady Unchained at Toynbee Studios since 2018, a creative platform for artists with lived experience of the justice system.
This event is presented and produced by Artsadmin, with support from BE PART through the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. BE PART is a collaborative project with European partners exploring questions of power in participatory arts practice.
- This event will be BSL interpreted
- Toynbee Studios is accessible to wheelchair users
- All of our toilets are gender neutral. Fully accessible toilets are located on the ground, first and third floors
- Read more about Accessibility at Toynbee Studios
Date and time
18 November 2021
Doors open at 6.45pm
This event will be BSL interpreted
This is now a past event.
28 Commercial Street
London, E1 6AB
Tel: 020 7247 5102
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