The Prison Choir Project is thrilled to announce the appointment of two Trustees to the board - Dr Michael Little and Robin Cooke-Hurle. For 30 years Michael Little led a group of scientists finding new ways to improve child well-being. In 2017, he left to establish Ratio, a decade long exploration of how relationships bear on human health and development. Michael participated in the staging of Carmen at Dartmoor Prison in 2017, and has joined the Prison Choir Project to find novel ways to learn about the impact of our work; on inmate performers, inmates looking on, staff and visitors coming to see each performance. If you think you know how to capture the evidence, or fund this part of our work, get in touch.
Robin Cooke-Hurle has had nearly 50 year’s experience as a professional manager, covering large companies, a software company which started in the cellar of his house and became the largest supplier of taxation software in the country, venture capital start ups and non for profit organisations. He is also Chairman of the Chole Mjini Trust Fund, a small charity supporting the community on Chole Island in Tanzania. His interest in music stems from his wife, a professional international soprano until she retired. Robin hopes to contribute administrative skills to the PCP and also develop a strategy to offer participants in PCP productions continuing support after the performances.
Very pleased to have been given the opportunity to talk about music and rehabilitation in a workshop for senior leaders from the prison sector at Newbold Revel. Who would have thought that so many Governors have fine voices. Have a listen below to their rendition of Fix You by Coldplay, accompanied by Maria on the chapel organ!! Many congratulations all - perhaps Chris Martin could hire you all for the next Coldplay tour..........?