Life After LandWorks

  1. Unfuck The System Artwork Workshop LandWorks Devon
    Chris’ blog – Go Johnny Go

    Hello It’s April 1963, one crowded room in Hackney and Johnny has just been born. Two elder sisters, their father (his part time abuser), Johnny’s Mother (who he would die for) all squeezed in. On his…

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    Chris’ Blog – Mystery Solved

    Hello …Continued from previous blog (click here to read)… Thursday Traditionally our busiest day, but unhelpfully today it’s wet, very wet. So, indoor jobs are at a premium. The polytunnels offer a horticultural shelter from the…

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    Chris’ Blog

    Chris’ blog – Monday Gives Way to a Midweek Mystery Hello Monday Mondays occasionally can be a little impaired by the residues of the weekend! But this Monday we rattled along. The 8am team meeting identified…

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    Chris’ Blog – To See Ourselves

    Hello! You would be forgiven for thinking him completely ‘out of his mind’ as he repeatedly smashes his frail body against the window. Watching is distressing, he just can’t seem to stop. It’s not until you…

  5. Chris’ Blog – Hammer Time

    Hello Hammers! Now here is a thing to be writing about. Such a simple tool, used for millions of years and so easy to misplace (a personal note). “Phwoooaarr this hammer is a bit tasty.” Vince…

  6. Chris’ Blog – Christmas innit

    Hello ‘Twas the day before, the day before Christmas, an early frost upon the ground. The phone rings… “All right pal, it’s Dean. Yeah, Chris I’m lost, I don’t know where the f#@k I am!” ….Phone…

  7. Chris’ Blog – Well-kept Secret

    Hello Got Christmas on your mind? Well, why not let LandWorks ease the pressure? Come and visit our new pop up Christmas shop (Quarry Field entrance). We’ve got it all: bespoke cards made by the guys,…

  8. Chris’ Blog – Phone Up Robin Hood

    Hello Not quite sure why but I’ve been having a few weird dreams… “Well Kirsty, in this song The Clash suggest ‘phoning up Robin Hood and asking for some wealth distribution’… There are moments when a…

  9. Chris’ Blog – Wanted: 1980s C70

    Chris’ fortnightly blog on LandWorks, life after prison, and the launch of the new PeN (Photographic electronic Narrative) Project.

  10. Chris’ Blog – Dear Mum

    Dear Mum I am so glad you are coming to the Supporters’ Day today. There is a lot to show you; it’s been a busy year and the lads are rightly proud of their achievements. We’ve…

  11. Chris’ Blog – A Letter To My Former Self

    Hello The following is something that I would have liked my younger self to read, that sunny morning three years ago in July 2013. I was sitting in my van staring at the prison gates; waiting…

  12. Chris’ Blog – Life After LandWorks

    Hello I keep meaning to tell you; I bumped into James the other evening. It’s more or less a year since his release from prison and nearly two years since he first started at LandWorks. He…

  13. Guest blog: Why I employed an ex-prisoner

    Local Staverton employer KJ Thulborn has given two LandWorks trainees their first vital step back into employment. Managing Director Kevin Thulborn shares his experiences.

  14. Trainees’ blog: Dear Michael Gove

    This week the trainees at LandWorks write an open letter to Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Justice, urging him to come and see how LandWorks supports his ideas about rehabilitation.

  15. Chris’s blog: A spinning nightmare

    ‘Election Fever’ is here, and you may have caught a few of the policy-speak words flying around, like ‘resettlement’, ‘reintegration’ and ‘rehabilitation’. Are words like this really useful?