2017-165-Arts Project

Arts Project

Hello friend,

The craziness continues… I’m putting together a coffee table style book of the journey of ‘Jimmy G’. I need some of the team to contribute their experiences to the book; I put together a brief. What happened when I asked to print it out? You guessed it, I couldn’t; it had to go up to management. This is the same management who still have not spoken to me about any of this and not made any decisions of me getting a hard copy of my score, and not forwarded any of the feedback forms to the guy who is sending them to the outside audience members (its now more than 2 months after the shows).

Plus, the recordings of the show are still sitting on a laptop outside the prison because no-one has taken it upon themselves to authorise the files to come back to the prison (for us to edit).

Plus, the Inside Time review of the show didn’t go in to last month’s edition because the reviewer had been holding out for 1 photograph. You know what I’m going to say, don’t you. The prison, or more specifically, a member of staff, would not allow them to have a photograph; even one which contained none of the prisoners who participated in the show. It could’ve been a photo of the Project Instrumental quartet or even just a photo of the empty performance area with the set and instruments. Think about it. The prison wouldn’t allow a photo of some boxes and guitars… oh, my word, you have to laugh at the sheer absurdity of these decisions.

Be happy, be safe.
Graham Coutts, 25th November 2017

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