Liberty Choir UK

Liberty Choir provides a unique community choir programme for prison residents. The programme brings volunteers from the local community every week to sing in prison with residents. Upon release, Liberty Choir graduates are offered practical support, and friendship and are welcomed into the community choirs. The pandemic has isolated these people further with no visits and no education or activities. The majority of people in prisons are spending 23 hours in a cell. Engaging in music through song is evidenced to have a profound impact on learning, mental health and general well-being. To temporarily replace visits, Liberty Choir is producing a series of 60-minute radio programmes and accompanying learning resources. These will entertain, uplift, educate and connect to residents. To continue these as broadcasts, financial support is needed to cover costs of increased hours of staff, recording equipment and publishing resources.

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