As brought to our attention earlier this month in The Sunday Times, the top five non-essential jobs were revealed. Artists came out top. With being a performer and drama facilitator myself, I feel dubious about this statement. Maybe I’m biased. I have seen first hand how important the arts are. Through this three-part series, I will be sharing my experiences. How I have seen the arts affect marginalised groups in society and the benefits they provide. At the beginning of 2020, I was lucky to be part of a theatre company, specialising in working with different groups throughout Liverpool. These included offenders in prison, residents living in nursing homes and both primary and secondary school students. This instalment will focus on my personal experience of working with offenders in prison.
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