Creative Leadership

Skills Lab Academy East: Music in a Criminal Justice Setting

James Redwood & Yve Riby-Williams

Tue 24 Jan 2023, 10:15 am - 5:15 pm

Britten Studio, Snape Maltings, Suffolk

An interactive day of practical training to top up your music-leading toolbox, plus a presentation from Yve Riby-Williams on working in a criminal justice setting.

PRICE: £55 individuals/ £95 organisations/ book all 4 dates before 23rd January and get one free!

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An interactive training day exploring ways of opening up your music-leading practice, with an afternoon session focusing on working in a criminal justice setting. For this session we will travel from our usual East London home to the beautiful, rural surroundings of Snape Maltings in Suffolk. 

Workshop leader James Redwood will share games, exercises and musical activities for use both in and outside of mainstream education. Participants can expect to build confidence and top up their practical music-leading toolbox. Do bring your instrument if you have one, or come prepared to use your voice!

The afternoon will feature a discussion on the realities of working inclusively in the criminal justice system with singer and music leader Yve Riby-Williams. Yve will share her experience and approaches developed through leading Britten Pears Arts’ music-making programme in HMP Warren Hill. Participants will explore how to develop their individual music-leading style and tailor their workshops to a broader audience, ensuring they look after everyone taking part. Skills learnt in the session can be transferred to a range of community settings and contexts.  


Presented in partnership with Britten Pears Arts

Support is available for those travelling by public transport between Saxmundham train station and Snape Maltings. Please contact Nicole to discuss: ku.gro.cisumsdleiflatips@elocin  

Spitalfields Music is committed to making the course as accessible as possible. Three fully-funded bursary places are available by application. Please complete this form by 9am on Thursday 12th January.

We will also consider supporting other access and/or caring costs to enable as many people to attend as possible. Contact Nicole on the address above to discuss.


Skills Lab Academy is generously supported by The Late Christopher Vaughan, SHM Foundation, The Wingate Foundation and other individual donors.



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Venue information

Britten Studio, Snape Maltings, Suffolk

Snape Maltings
IP17 1SP
United Kingdom

Nearest Station is Saxmundham Railway Station. This is roughly a 12 minute drive/ taxi journey away.

Snape Maltings is easily accessible by road and car parking is available on site at Snape Maltings.