LandWorks news

  1. Eating together at LandWorks.
    Nigella’s puddings

    Hello We have an old ship’s bell hanging in the yard. Daily it is clanged to summon us, gather us together for lunch, usually about one o’clock. On a quiet day we will be around 12…

  2. landworks charity christmas market garden stall dartington devon 1024x565 - Prisoner Training & Placements
    What Happens Here

    Hello A couple of walkers recently paused at the LandWorks Shop and introduced themselves… We’re from Yorkshire, just passing, what happens here then? LandWorks is a resettlement project for those already in or at risk of…

  3. landworks - Prisoner Training & Placements
    Cocaine in the Commons?

    Hello “Look Chris, it’s a well-known fact that the loos in the Houses of Parliament have traces of cocaine on them… they’re all at it!” Ahh, another justification for crime! A drug dealer’s rationale is that…

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    The LandWorks Charity Christmas Quiz 2017

    ******* CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS YEAR’S QUIZ  ******* A huge thank you to all who took part in the 2016 Quiz last year, the total amount raised reached £1140. We want to beat that this year, with a target…

  5. turning a bowl on the wheel landworks charity prison 1024x683 - Prisoner Training & Placements
    Jarvis’ Story

    Hello The PeN Project has been running for a year now, with over 50 blogs viewed around the world, in 61 different countries. All of this is great, but the really important connection has emerged that…

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    LandWorks Celebrates Four Transformational Years

    Annual Supporters Day raises over £7K as project leader commits to 5 more years. LandWorks, the pioneering prisoner resettlement scheme, welcomed over 180 supporters to its Annual Open Day on August 18 to celebrate another remarkable year of…

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    Ted Cycled for LandWorks

    Hello A message from Ted, our Chair of Trustees, on completing his gruelling fundraising Scottish bike ride: “Well, the 65 year old in Lycra made it to John o’ Groats and had a wonderful experience along…

  8. landworks - Prisoner Training & Placements
    This Be The Verse

    Hello “They fuck you up, your mum and dad”   – Mr Philip Larkin 1971 There are times when I just lie awake. Secretly planning, lining them up, identifying those who I know are culpable of…

  9. landworks - Prisoner Training & Placements
    Plenty of fish

    Hello This week we have mostly been building…a rectangular open box, with no obvious way out and not a lot to do inside (so basically a jail, in my opinion). It is in fact a new…

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    Opposites, or not?

    Hello I doubt I will forget that day. The day I mentioned a trainee police officer would be joining us for a week-long placement. Not because of what was said… worse, nothing was said! Just a…

  11. LandWorks - Hope for people in prison. Working in the wood workshop
    Hope

    LandWorks – Hope for people in prison. Read about the state of the prison service today and how it impacts on us all. Via Chris’ fornightly blog.

  12. PeN Project - A Window Into LandWorks
    Can You Hear Me?

    Hello It’s June 2007 (life before LandWorks), Blair is about to finally leave No.10 and Gareth Jones is released from HMP Channings Wood after a 3-year stretch. Hot, sunny, and day two of his release. Gareth…

  13. Blue Tits nesting in the post box
    Tits in the box

    Hello This morning I found a little note pinned to the gate, informing me that we have blue tits nesting in our leaflet collection box. As I unpinned the note, I could just make out the…

  14. LandWorks Honesty Box
    There’s f#cking criminals out there

    Hello We were running. Running fast (I thought) to the market stall at the entrance gate. Frank’s haunting words in my head, “That honesty box is a mistake Chris, there’s f#cking criminals out there” (he should…

  15. Chris Parsons in LandWorks' Workshop. Photo Credit: Recourse Magazine
    What inspired you to go down this route?

    We thought you might like to read an extract from an interview Chris did for online magazine ‘Recourse’ about LandWorks from the beginning, answering some frequently asked questions along the way… The sun was beaming down…